Tourism. Mallorca tourism has many options and, another Mallorca that can make your vacations unforgettable is doing another excursion from Palma to the beautiful Sierra de Tramuntana that runs parallel to the sea on the Northwest of the island. From there, you can not only enjoy extraordinary sights, but going through beautiful enclaves of great historical and artistic values. We can choose between a shorter path near the road to the north that goes directly Sóller, or the largest one that passes through Calvia, a very picturing town with beautiful Mediterranean landscapes with olive trees where you can see its Parish church with a romantic-gothic style, and the Bendinat Castle built during XVIII century. The excursions in Majorca don’t stop there.
The road to Andratx takes us to beautiful coastal towns with some of the most stunning views of the island. We can pass through Andritxol Cay and the protected beach of Camp de Mar. Nice creek with sand and a beach nearby, as well as a small island in the middle. We can finally reach Andratx Port. A beautiful natural port surrounded by pine trees and shared by fishermen and visitors. Only 5 kilometers away, on the historic city center of Andratx, in which we can see a fantastic view from the top of the cemetery. The most interesting points to visit there are its Parish Church, and the palace-castle Son Mas. Saint Telmo is however, the most visited coast port of the island, maybe this happens because of its fort from the XVI century, and for being the starting point for going to the beautiful island of Dragonera, near the town, there also the interesting ruins of the Sa Trap monastery.
Tour Palma de Mallorca is as it was mentioned above, the best place to start. We can enjoy and see different sights and activities there. Let’s take a look of what we can do in the capital of the island. “La Ciutat” this is how Majorcans call the city which is magnificent presented since you get to the port, decorated by yachts, palm trees and the Cathedral at the bottom, provides a magic view, and even more impressed if you arrive during the time in the morning.
In Palma lives practically half of the population of the island. The city is extended like a 15 km (9400 miles) land parallel to the sea. If we take a deep look, we can see the charming successive roofs speckled with monuments where history and modernity join with the green of the prairies and the Mediterranean Sea in perfect harmony. Although at first sight there is certain sense that tells you the city is much smaller, the possibilities that the city offers are as it were a much bigger place.
There are many interesting places to visit and we are going to mentioned those you cannot miss: The Cathedral Called La Seo by the Majorcans, is maybe the most significant Palma sight. Built between XIV and XIX, it had the privilege to count with a fixing Gaudi’s talents who was in charge of the inside. The result was as fascinating and original than the description is impossible.
The Royal Palace was built over the former Muslim Alcazar and it was the residence of the first Majorcan Kings.
Lonja This place is maybe one of the most beautiful samples of civil gothic on the Mediterranean zone. Today is the place in which the Museum of Fine Arts is set. It was built by Guillem Sagrera, who provided it with a fantastic interior and a great façade.
Sea Council Near the former one which is currently the see of the autonomic Balear Government. There is a beautiful gallery inside of renaissance style from XVII.
Borne Road The heart of the former city center, this is one of the most animated streets of the city. On this road, either on the right side to the left side, it is possible to see medieval streets decorated by elegant palaces and houses from XIX century. The great quantity of palaces that surround the city is maybe one of the most attractive aspects of its touristic visit. On its beauty and wealth, you can appreciate the Italian influence of the city.
Balloon Flight. Without any doubt, this must be a unique experience. We are sure that no one will forget the time in which you get into the basket and start to see how fast the balloon elevates up to the sky. The trip lasts over 4-5 hours, and you will have the chance to go around the whole island and have a totally different perspective of this paradise. If you are not afraid of heights, you will love the trip. People get excited about it, and once the trip is over, they wish they could repeat it again. There are many companies in Palma and in other town that offer this service. Just try to choose the most suitable one for you. Do not take into consideration only the price, but the safety issues before pick one of them.
Catamaran tour on Palma de Mallorca Bay. The excursion on a catamaran around the Palma de Mallorca starts at the moment they pick you up from the hotel, or the place you are staying to take you to the departure place. Then, they invite you on board to a beautiful catamaran with sails for enjoying 4 hours and a half approximately. Sailing on this fabulous catamaran around the spectacular Bay of Palma de Mallorca it’s a pleasure. During the tour, they will make some stops on great sights in which you can swim, snorkeling, or just enjoying the Mediterranean Sea.
Then, it will be time to enjoy of a great food included on the excursion. The buffet consists on paella, a great variety of salad and meat, and fruit. During the tour, soft drinks and water are also included. For other kinds of beverage, there are some catamarans that have on board bars.
Excursion inside Drach Caves. This excursion inside Drach Caves is ideal for those that do not have enough time in Mallorca, and want to only visit the caves this excursion just takes 4 hours and you can take advantage to do other stuff or other excursions. This excursion will take us to visit the wonderful Drach Caves, considered the most beautiful caves in Mallorca. During the travel inside the Drach caves, situated on the east zone of the island, at 60 kilometers to the south of the place. The excursion will pass through the interior zone of Mallorca, and the guide will explain you the curiosities about the island and the caves. The visit takes 90 minutes, and you can travel in its interior, followed the itinerary that let you to see some of the most beautiful sees, small lakes, and spectacular stalagmite and stalactite formations. At the end of the excursion, you will arrive to the Martel Lake, one of the biggest subterranean lakes in the world, where you can enjoy a classic music concert live, which is a unique experience that you can only enjoy on Drach Caves.
Dolphin sighting and Sun rise on a boat at the Alcudia Bay. If you are a family guy, and you want to include your kids to your tours around the island, this one is perfect for you. In this excursion we are going to explore the beautiful Alcudia Bay, from which we can see the stunning sunrise behind the mountains of the south west of Majorca. Then, we go straight for the searching of dolphins that inhabited those waters, and we can see them swimming and jumping in the high sea, being a wonderful experience that you will not forget for the rest of your life.
During this excursion, a light breakfast is included, that consists of a croissant, coffee, orange juice or tea. The departure point of the dolphin sighting and sunrises excursion is on the Alcudia Bay, this is one of the piers in Alcudia port, or on the beach. The client has to come by him/herself to the place.
Sóller and Calobra Excursion. This is an “all in one excursion” (boat, train and bus). This excursion combines 4 different transportation means. First of all, we will enjoy a trip in a bus through Tramuntana Mountain Range, where we can observe the fantastic views of one of the most beautiful zones in Mallorca. During the trip, our guide will explain us numbers of details about the island, and the places we see there. The tour on the bus will take us to La Calobra, one of the most beautiful places in Majorca. In La Calobra you can visit Torrent de Pareis, or simply relax and swim on the Calobra beach. From La Calobra, we will enjoy a trip on a ship, (40 minutes) on the east coast of Tramuntana Mountain Range, and we are going to enjoy the wonderful views of the Majorcan coast. The trip on boat is from the Calobra to Port de Sóller. From there is the time where tourists will have time to eat (the meal is not included).
The final point of the excursion will be on the Sóller Valley, where you can enjoy Sóller Valley sights. The trip on streetcar is about 25 minutes and the trip with the Sóller train 40 minutes. The travel on the Sóller train is from Sóller to Palma (Son Reus). The excursion around the island can be done on the other way around, according to the timetable of the Sóller train and the Sóller streetcar. Do not forget to take your camera with you, and get ready to start all the plethora of options you have in Majorca.