Island indulgence for the palate
What immediately enchants on the island is the unmistakable and excellent Mallorcan cuisine. From wonderful olives, oranges and lemons, almonds and Mallorcan wine – these treasures of the region have shaped Mallorca’s cuisine for decades. The majority of the ingredients used come from regional cultivation or fresh from the sea. And you can taste that in the traditional Mallorcan dishes. Whether in one of the chic tapas bars in the capital city Palma or in a cosy restaurant directly by the sea – the taste of the island will inspire you immediately.
Here are a few of the culinary hotspots that you shouldn’t miss:
- Baking with history: Fornet de la Soca, formerly known as Forn de Teatre, is probably the most popular and most photographed bakery in Europe. You should definitely try a delicious ensaimada, a piece of almond cake or the traditional hearty empanadas.
- Visiting the winery: Viticulture has a long and well-lived tradition on the Mediterranean island. The Ribas winery in Consell is the oldest winery in Mallorca and goes back more than 300 years. Here in the heart of Mallorca, you can taste the bodega’s delicious wines and learn more about the production process.
- Mallorca’s tapas culture: In the bar ‘La Rosa Vermutería’ in the island’s capital you can fully immerse yourself in the tapas culture of Mallorca. Tapas bars are particularly popular in Palma. The tapas bar ‘Tast’ is another insider tip, because here the selection of wonderful tapas is particularly large.
Active experiences for well-being
From movement to rest, according to this motto, the Balearic island offers a true Eldorado for active holidaymakers and those looking for relaxation. Mallorca is the ideal hiking destination due to the mild climate and captivates numerous hikers with the multifaceted natural landscapes, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Serra de Tramuntana, the idyllic bays and spectacular sea views. Embedded in the Mediterranean nature, you can experience the best of island life on foot along spectacular hiking trails.
We have summarised our most exciting active tips for the perfect hiking experience and well-being in Mallorca at a glance:
- With the scent of the sea and the pine forests in your nose, you march along the famous dry stone wall path GR 221 Mallorca – Trans Tramuntana over eight days from Port de Alcúdia to the coastal town of Port de Sóller and from there you take the nostalgic trail ‘Red Lightning’ to the island’s capital, Palma.
- Experience the Mediterranean flair step by step while Finca-Walking with Charm in Mallorca. From Pollença to Sóller, you can enjoy pure island happiness. And you are always a guest in the fincas, which are harmoniously embedded in the natural landscape – simply relaxing.
- The eight-day hiking holiday along Mallorca's Highlights is a worthwhile hiking experience. The route takes you from the west of the island from Valdemossa to Bunyola and further with the ‘Red Lightning’ to Palma, where you can review your eventful days of hiking in peace.
Mallorca – a treat for the eyes
A treat for the eyes: Mallorca is a true island beauty and offers a romantic natural paradise, magical sunsets and unique panoramas in every season. Infinite panoramic views of the dreamlike natural landscapes of the island and the wonderful turquoise-blue, crystal-clear bays will make your hiking heart beat faster. And after an active day in the open air, you can finally devote yourself to relaxation – because where better to enjoy the lightness of the island than on one of the paradise sandy beaches of Mallorca.
In order to experience Mallorca’s most beautiful spots, including the impressive picture-book panoramas, we have listed a few of our top tips for you:
- Mallorca’s picture-book bays: Something very typical for the island are the paradisiacal turquoise-blue bays, which sometimes seem unreal. The ‘three-finger bay’ in the southwest of the island extends over the tree small sandy beaches Sa Caleta, Platja del Mago and Platja del Rei and provides the ideal conditions for snorkelling and relaxing. On the Alcúdia peninsula you can experience once of the most beautiful hiking trails between the bay of Pollença and Alcúdia with breathtaking views.
- To the end of Mallorca: You feel like you are on a panoramic balcony at Cap de Formentor, the northernmost point of the island. Located on the Formentor peninsula, spectacular views of the sea, the bays and the island are impressive. Another highlight is the Far de Formentor lighthouse, built in 1892. For the perfect photo motif, you can stop at the Mirador es Colomer or Talaia d’Albercutx on the way there.
- Magical moments: The northwest of Mallorca with the UNESCO World Heritage and nature reserve Serra de Tramuntana offers unique panoramic views and nature in abundance. The picturesque town of Valldemossa is a particularly magical place. The small mountain village is quietly nestled in the Tramuntana Mountains and is considered one of the most beautiful on the island.