Updated: Aug 29
Winter in Mallorca, Spain
When you are in Germany and freezing in winter at -1*C, What could be a better idea than going to another country and GET SOME SUN?
Mallorca, Spain, is considered the best holiday destination for summer, but for us, it’s heaven on Earth, even in Winter. Mallorca is the largest Island in the Balearic Islands, and it's located in the Mediterranean Sea. It's one of the Best Destinations in Spain, and it's a must-visit place during your trip to Europe.
Mallorca should be in your "Must Places to Visit in Spain" list, and In this blog, we will guide you about the must places to visit in Mallorca during your trip.
Mallorca has two mountain ranges in North Western and Eastern parts 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 the center of the Island.
Our Travel Expedition to Mallorca:
How to reach Palma city from the Airport?
If you leave the airport, you can see the bus stop just 5 minutes walk. There are always frequent connections from Airport to Palma City. It took around 30 minutes to reach the city center.
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 Winter, we would recommend you to stay in Palma and visit all the places on the island from Palma City. During the winter, the weather is a bit cold near the sea. For the summer, Best would be staying near beaches.
We booked our room in the 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 staying 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 was highly accessible by public transport.
The hotel room was vintage, with royal beds and other furniture. It has a unique style of paintings hanging on the walls. It also has a beautiful garden where you can enjoy breakfast. Most importantly, all the tourist spots, restaurants, and shopping streets are just 3-5 minutes by a walk.
After check-in at the hotel, we went straight to La Almudaina Palace and Cathedral de Mallorca, which was only 200 meters from our hotel. It was already night, and 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 for the next 2 days, we explored the best of Mallorca and the least tourist places. We rented a scooter for 2 days and explored most of Mallorca on the scooter from the North Western mountain region to the East side of Mallorca.
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Best Place to Rent a Scooter:
The best way to explore the island of Mallorca is by Scooter. We rented a scooter for 2 days from the company Cooltra. It is the best company in Spain for renting a scooter. We have already experienced their services in Madrid, and they always have discounts for returning customers.
Their office is located in the center of Palma and offers convenient drop-off. You can easily explore the North Western mountains of the Island with a Scooter. it was a dream come true to ride a scooter along the coast.
Best Places to Visit in Mallorca
1. Palma Old Town:
The Old city of Palma de Mallorca is just fascinating and full of surprises on every corner of the narrow streets. It has a maze of streets that truly depict Arab history.
There are streets, most of which are open to traffic and always packed with tourists. The city has narrow walkways and quiet streets where you truly lose yourself in the fantastic building and architecture.
There are many private houses on the narrow streets, and people have been living on these narrow streets ever since.
Some of them are also open as museums and galleries to represent Mallorca's actual history, culture, and art. The old town also has street concerts and Mallorcan folk dances.
2. Passeig des Born:
It's one of Palma's most beautiful and well-known streets for shopping. It has all the high ended brands like Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Burberry, etc. There is also a big square where you can relax 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. Tourists can also visit it. The ticket is € 7 per person. It's one of the best things to do in Mallorca, Spain.
The Cathedral is the best place to enjoy the view of the city and sea from the top. The cathedral looks so majestic in the daytime 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 using a good photography kit during your visit to Mallorca.
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4. Visit the Royal Palace of La Almudaina:
Arabs also constructed the Palace, which stood next to Cathedral de Palma, It depicted Islamic architecture and was later on converted to Gothic Style.
It has tapestries, paintings, and furniture from different time periods. The palace has a medieval-style ground floor, and the upper floor is a celebration ground for the royal family.
It has a huge city wall with a fantastic View of the Sea. There is also a courtyard with palm trees where you can enjoy the sunset with a fantastic cathedral tower. The S’Hort del Rei garden is beneath the palace, which is a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the view of the fountain and get lost in your thoughts.
5. Explore the Island:
It was a dream come true – riding the scooter on the Island on one side, the Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea on the other side. There are lots of spots where you can sit and enjoy the view. We were lost in the scenic beauty.
There is a place called ‘’Banyalbufar’’. Don’t forget to take a look at 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 many street cafes, art galleries, museums, and restaurants.
It is not a place for beach lovers, but we must say it is a perfect spot for winter vacations when you don’t want to spend much time at beaches.
It has beautiful natural countryside, making it best for hikers and nature lovers to have a panoramic view over Mallorca and the Mediterranean.
It is where you sit back and lose yourself in the scenery with coffee and dessert. Your "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 many beaches you can enjoy, but in winter It's not a good idea to go into the water. We have been to Cala Fornell and enjoyed the beach by sitting at side cafés.
All the beaches we visited have Turquoise color water. It indeed reminds me 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 enjoyed a fantastic sunset on the beach.
As It was not a peak season, you could only find a few tourists. Sometimes, we enjoy our time in the less crowded season.
There is a beautiful café along the beach where we enjoyed 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 Mallorca. There is a lot of small villages and the town where you can enjoy the fantastic scenery and sit near the beach.
We would highly suggest spending some in a town like Llucmajor, Campos. We were on a scooter and discovered the plain land full of greenery, which helped to refresh my mind.
Such lush green fields, alluring beaches, and mountains on the East side of Mallorca are tempting and appealing. It's a complete package to explore the East side of Mallorca and don't forget to rent a scooter to explore whatever you want.
Just 5 km away from the beach, you are in the middle of highly fertile land with beautiful greenery that dazzles the eyes.
9. Fan Shopping Mall:
The shopping mall is located near the Mallorca Airport. It's a unique mall style 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 a few restaurants as well. You should visit this mall even if you don’t want to do some shopping.
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10. Restaurants, Cafes and Bars:
One of my dinners is always booked wherever we go in Hard Rock Café. It's one of our favourite Hard Rock Cafe, with a fantastic ambience. It also has a considerable sitting outdoor area.
Don’t miss out on Hard Rock Cafe Mallorca. Being Hard Rock fans, we couldn't resist and went straight to it without hesitation, even though we were in Mallorca and should try the Spanish food.
We had also been to one of the Indian Restaurants called Nawab Restaurant in the heart of Palma, the location and Ambience were quite good, but we weren't impressed with the quality of the food.
La lonja is a place to go to find the best restaurants and bars. It's home to many little bars like Jazz Voyeur Club, where you enjoy excellent music, Abaco Cocktail bar etc. If you are going in the summer, don’t forget to reserve it in advance.
Mallorca, Spain, has a lot more to offer which can’t be possible to do in three days for us. We would highly suggest exploring the small towns nearby 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 a scooter is much more fun and exciting.