6 fascinating spots you must visit in Mallorca

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Heading to Mallorca? Here are my 6 favorites that cannot be missed.

Note: you will not be able to go to all these places in one day. These places are located in different areas of the island; some of them can be reached by public transport, others will require a car rental, and still others are better seen during an organized trip.

6 fascinating spots you must visit in Mallorca

1. Palma, heart of Mallorca!

The capital of the Balearic Islands is a fascinating place with a rich history, beautiful architecture, and picturesque surroundings. The most characteristic place is the cathedral, which was established after the conquest of the island by King James I in place of the mosque in 1229. It has the largest rosette in the world, i.e., a Gothic eye. Inside, it impresses with its colors and simplicity. I recommend visiting with a guide to learn its secrets and curiosities. Then, be sure to take a walk through the narrow streets of the old town, and drink coffee or a glass of wine in one of the local cafes to feel the atmosphere of this city. It is worth spending at least 3 hours, preferably one whole day, to explore the capital.

You can easily get here from virtually any part of the island by public transport. The most complicated thing will be getting around the capital by car due to limited parking spaces, their relatively high prices, and road traffic regulations. Driving around Palma by car carries a high risk of receiving a fine, e.g., for driving on streets intended only for residents. That's why I recommend the most convenient form of sightseeing: an organized trip with a professional guide from whom you will learn interesting facts.

Palma Cathedral. From 6 fascinating spots you must visit in Mallorca

2.Deía, fairytale town!

Deia is a charming town, resembling a painting, surrounded by bright skies and picturesque mountains. No wonder it attracts many artists who choose this place for holidays or even permanently. Located in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in the west of Mallorca, Deia charms with its cobbled streets and tranquility. It is also worth taking the opportunity to visit the nearby Cala Deia bay, where the clear water will delight absolutely everyone. To get here, you will need a car, although there is a limited number of parking spaces. Don’t worry, there are bus routes available. There are also several other beaches here!

Deia. From 6 fascinating spots you must visit in Mallorca

3. Cap of Formentor

This is hailed by many as the most beautiful area of Mallorca. Why is the Cap of Formentor the most beautiful, in my opinion? Because every time I go back there with my memories, the views give me the wow effect! It doesn't matter the weather; whether the sky is cloudy or the sun is shining...the high cliffs combined with water and a winding road always give a thrill. That's why I think it's a must-see place when in Mallorca! Unfortunately, from 2021, access by car is slightly limited during the season, usually from June to September, so in addition to driving, it is better to travel by public transport.

Cap of Formentor. From 6 fascinating spots you must visit in Mallorca


There are several caves on the island available for exploration. The largest and most frequently recommended are the Dragon Caves, Cuevas del Drach in Portocristo, in the eastern part of Mallorca. A visit to the caves is a perfect idea for those who are looking for something other than beaches.

This is also a good option for rainy weather; children will probably also like this attraction. For a visit to the caves, you will pay from 15 euros to 20 euros per person. Unfortunately, dragon caves are the most crowded, especially in high season. However, you can choose other, less crowded ones, e.g., Arta Caves or Hams Caves, which are equally phenomenal. Remember that it is in the Dragon Caves that the famous underground concert on the lake takes place, which is why they are the most popular.

Dragon caves. From 6 fascinating spots you must visit in Mallorca

5. Es Trenc beach

This is one of the most charming beaches in Mallorca, famous for its white sand and turquoise water. That's why it is called the Caribbean beach of Mallorca. Es Trenc is located in a protected area, surrounded by dunes, and there are salt pans nearby. It is surrounded by well-kept nature, even pristine landscapes, thus retaining its natural charm, devoid of, for example, numerous hotels and concrete in the area. Es Trenc stretches for 2.5 km between the towns of Sa Rápita and Colonia de San Jordi, in the south of Mallorca.

Is it worth it? Look at the photos and the color of the water! You will need a car to get here. Unfortunately, one of the challenges is the limited availability of parking spaces and the cost of parking. During the summer season, it may be difficult to find a seat, so consider arriving early in the morning. You can also use an alternative option and get here by boat.

Es Trenc. From 6 fascinating spots you must visit in Mallorca

6. Calo des Moro

Cala a bay is described by many as the most beautiful in Mallorca. Whether this is actually true is worth assessing for yourself, but it is certainly the most photographed place on the island. If you imagine Mallorca as a paradise with azure beaches, endless sun, and peaceful coves, be sure to visit this magical place. Calo des Moro is located a few kilometers from Santanyí and close to the urbanization of Cala Llombards. Right next to it there is another charming bay, Cala s'Almunia, with several picturesque fishing cottages that will surely delight everyone.

Calo des Moro. From 6 fascinating spots you must visit in Mallorca

Nathalie, a passionate writer and avid traveler, embodies a life dedicated to exploration and creativity. With a profound love for both the written word and the diverse cultures of the world, Nathalie finds inspiration in every corner of the globe. Driven by a relentless passion for self-expression and a desire to share the beauty of the world, she aims to inspire others to embrace the wonders of exploration.