Updated: May 27
Winter in Mallorca - Spain
When you are in Germany and you are freezing in winters in -1*C, What could be a better idea to go to another country and GET SOME SUN?
Mallorca, Spain is a considered as the best holidays destination for summers but for us it’s a heaven on Earth even in Winters. Mallorca is the largest Island in Balearic Islands and it's located in Mediterranean Sea. Its one of the Best Destinations in the World and it's a must visit place during your trip to Europe.
Mallorca should be in your "Things to do in Spain" list and In this blog, we will guide you the must places to visit in Mallorca during your trip to this wanderlust.
Mallorca has two mountain ranges in North Western and Eastern Part of the island. The North Western Mountain ranges called ‘’Serra De Tramuntana’’ is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palma is the capital and it is located in centre.
All ready for Mallorca - It was the second time, we were traveling with a small bag pack. We took Ryanair flight to Palma The Mallorca Airport from Dusseldorf. The duration of the flight was around 2 hours and 35 minutes.
How to reach to Palma city from Airport?
If you go out of Airport, you can see bus stop just on 5-7 minutes’ walk. There are always frequent connections from Airport to Palma City. It took around 30 minutes to reach to city centre.
Where to Stay in Mallorca:
You can use Booking.com to book your room in Palma de Mallorca or in other parts of Mallorca but If you going in Winters, we would recommend you to stay in Palma and visit all the places in the island from the Palma city. During the Winters, the weather is a bit cold near the sea. For the Summers, Best would be staying near beaches.
We booked our room in hotel for 3 nights at Dalt Murada in Palma using Booking.com, which depicts the old Spanish culture, heritage and lifestyle. We would highly recommend to stay in this hotel to enjoy a feel of Palma and its Moorish History. Our hotel was located right in the heart of Old City and highly accessible by public transport.
The hotel room was in a vintage style with royal beds and other furniture. It has unique style of paintings hanging on the walls. It also has a wonderful garden where you can enjoy breakfast. Most importantly, all the touristic spots, restaurant and shopping brands are just 3-5 minutes by walk.
After check-In at the hotel we went straight to La Almudaina Palace and Cathedral de Mallorca as it was only 200 meters away from our hotel. It was already night and we loved exploring the Palma's attraction as the view was so beautiful with less crowd.
Don't forget to experience the mesmerizing beauty of Cathedral de Mallorca from the other side of the main Road
What would be a starting point for Exploring Mallorca?
This Mediterranean Island has plenty to offer and the next 2 days we were exploring the best of Mallorca as well as least touristic places. We rented a scooter for 2 days and explored most of the Mallorca on the scooter from the North Western mountain region to the East side of the Mallorca.
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Best Place to Rent a Scooter:
The best way to explore the island of Mallorca is by the Scooter. We had rented a scooter for 2 days from the company Cooltra. We must say it is the best company in Europe for renting a scooter. We have already experience their services in Madrid and they always have discounts on returning customers.
Their office is located in center of Palma and they offer convenient drop-off. You can easily explore the North Western mountains of the Island with Scooter. it was a dream came true of riding a scooter along the coast.
Best Places to Visit in Mallorca
1. Palma Old Town:
The Old city in Palma de Mallorca is just fascinating and full of surprises in every corner of narrow streets. It has maze of streets which truly depicting the Arab history.
There are streets most of them are open for traffic and always full with tourists. The city has narrow walkways and quiet streets where you truly lost yourself in the amazing building and architecture.
There are lots of private houses on the narrow streets and people have been living in these narrow streets since ever.
Some of them are also open as museums and galleries to represent the true history, culture and art of Mallorca. The old town also has street concerts and Mallorcan folk dance.
2. Passeig des Born:
It's one of the most beautiful and well known streets of Palma for shopping. It has all the high ended brands like Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, and Burberry etc. There is also a big square where you can relax a little bit after shopping.
3. Visit Palma Cathedral:
Cathedral de Palma is commonly known as La Seu. It's a Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral. It was constructed as a Mosque in Moorish Era and later on changed into Church.Tourist can also visit it. The ticket is for € 7 per person. It's one of the best things to do in Mallorca, Spain.
The Cathedral is a best place from where you can enjoy the view of the city and sea from the top. The cathedral look so majestic at the day time as well and don't forget to take the breathtaking views from the other side of the fountain.
Being an addict of Travel Photography I was completely lost during my trip to Mallorca and will recommend to use a good photography kit during your visit to Mallorca.
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4. Visit Royal Palace of La Almudaina:
The Palace was also constructed by Arabs and it stood next to Cathedral de Palma, It depicts the Islamic architecture and later on converted into Gothic Style.
It has tapestries, painting and furniture from different time periods. The palace has medieval style ground floor and upper floor is a celebration ground for royal family.
It has a huge city walls with an amazing View of Sea. There is also a courtyard with palm trees where you can enjoy the sunset with an amazing cathedral tower. The S’Hort del Rei garden is beneath the palace which is one of the pleasant place to sit and enjoy the view of fountain and lost in your thoughts.
5. Explore the Island:
It was a dream came true – riding the scooter in the Island on one Side Mountains and Mediterranean Sea on the other side. There are lots of spots where you can sit and enjoy the view. We were totally lost in the scenic beauty.
There is a place called ‘’Banyalbufar’’. Don’t forget to take look from the tower. It has the most mesmerizing view of the sea.
6. Visiting Spanish Town, Valldemossa:
It is one of the prettiest typical Spanish villages in Mallorca. Valldemossa lies in Tramuntana Mountain. It is a quiet and picturesque town with lot of street cafes, art galleries, Museum and restaurant.
It is not a place for beach lovers but we must say it is a perfect spot of winter vacations when you don’t want to spend much time at beaches.
It has a beautiful natural countryside that makes it best for hikers and nature lovers to have a panoramic view over Mallorca and Mediterranean.
It is a kind of place where you sit back and lost yourself in scenery with coffee and dessert. Your's "things to do in Mallorca" list is incomplete without visiting this hilly town in Mallorca.
We were so deeply fascinated by the beaches of Mallorca. There are lot of beaches where you can go and enjoy but in winters It's not a good idea to go into water. We have been to Cala Fornell and enjoyed the beach by sitting on the side cafés.
All the beaches we visited has a Turquoise color water. It surely reminds of our honeymoon in Seychelles. We were dying to dive into the water but the temperature was around 15*C not a good idea to swim.
Before visiting Mallorca, try to make a list of beaches in Mallorca so that you can plan accordingly and allocate time to each beach activity.
We had also been to Platja Des Trenc beach. It's a naturally preserved beach and habitat of uncountable birds. We have enjoyed an amazing sunset on the beach.
As It was not a peek season, you can only find few tourists. Sometimes, we really enjoy our time in less crowded season.
There is a wonderful café along the beach where we enjoyed our lunch with their traditional world famous Spanish Olives.
8. Explore the Eastern side of the Island:
We rid on our scooter to explore the Eastern side of the Mallorca. There are lot of small villages and town where you can enjoy the amazing scenery and sit near the beach.
We would highly suggest spending some in the town like Llucmajor, Campos. We were on scooter and discovered the plain land full of greenery which helps to refresh my mind.
Such lush green fields, alluring beaches and mountains on the East side of the Mallorca are really tempting and appealing. It's a complete package to explore the East side of the Mallorca and don't forget to rent a scooter to explore whatever you want.
Just 5 kms away from the beach and you are in the middle of highly fertile land with greenery so beautiful that it dazzles the eyes.
9. Fan Shopping Mall:
The shopping mall is located near the Mallorca Airport. It's a very unique style of mall which you usually don’t find in Europe.
The mall is half covered and the first floor is open like a fashion street. It has all the brands of your choice.
We must say it's one of the best places for shopping in Mallorca. It also has few restaurants as well. You should definitely visit this mall even if you don’t want to do some shopping.
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10. Restaurant, Cafes and Bars:
Wherever we go, one of my dinners is always booked in Hard Rock Café. It's one of our favorite’s Hard Rock Cafe with an amazing ambiance. It also has a huge sitting outdoor area.
Don’t miss out Hard Rock Cafe Mallorca. Being a Hard Rock Fan we weren't able to resist ourselves and went straight to it without hesitation, even though we were in Mallorca and we should try the Spanish food.
We had also been to one of the Indian Restaurant called Nawab Restaurant in the heart of Palma, the location and Ambience was quite good but we weren't impressed with the quality of food.
La lonja is a place to go to find best restaurants and bars. It's home to many little bars like Jazz Voyeur Club where you also enjoy some good music, Abaco Cocktail bar etc. If you are going in summer, don’t forget to reserve it in advance.
Mallorca, Spain has lot more to offer which can’t be possible to do in three days for me. We would highly suggest exploring the small towns nearby in order to get the real feel of an Island. You can also take Hop On Hop Off for Palma but trust me exploring the Island on scooter is much more fun and exciting.
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