While I search for my inspiration, I thought I share with you my memories about my travels to Mallorca. That’s a pretty good source for creative ideas: travels I mean. So while it’s cold and cloudy and dark outside, it’s the best time to plan for the holidays, right?!
Before I travelled to Mallorca I heard a lot about this island. Bad stuff. Well, not necessarily bad stuff but experiences I don’t want to share and places I never wanted to go too. Like Ballermann and urinating on the beach.
Well, I’ve heard that there’s this whole other side to the German/English party island but could I trust it? When I spent there one day in April – being on a conference and having one day off to explore a little – just driving around, I knew this is a holiday destination for me – beautiful nature, cute little towns and lots of activities to do.
So when the question arose on where we wanted to spent our fall holiday, we did some research – almost settled for a greek island and then came back in the process to Mallorca. And we didn’t regret it at all. We had two of the best weeks – no rain, 27 ° C during the day and 24 ° water temperature, lots to do and even more to see. And don’t get me started on the food. Oh. So. Good.
So here are some of my travel tips – as it was off season, I can only tell you how it’s been during this time.
What to see & do in Mallorca
There’s so much to see and do in Mallorca that I was busy for 2 weeks and wouldn’t probably have been bored for another 2 weeks.
From the selection of what I did, I can recommend the following (in no particular order):
- Visit Cap Formentor.
- Walk from Port Soller up to Finca Son Mico and drink some fresh orange juice and eat a slice of cake
- Swim in the lagoon of Cala Santanyi.
- Watch the sunset at one of the cliffs along the west coast.
- Visit the Miró Museum (perfect for a rainy day!)
I didn’t do much shopping but I can recommend what I saw:
- The Market of Santanyi for fruits and souvenirs
- The shop Friday’s Project in Palma (that shop was so cute, I’d could have moved in!)
- Mimbreria Vidal in Palma – it’s already an institution with handmade baskets
Besides that I only shopped for food which to be honest is the most important shopping. This leads me to the following:
What to eat in Mallorca
We didn’t eat bad in Mallorca – anywhere we land but being on a budget (aka traveling) here are the best places/food that we had. We also look to eat regional whenever we travel.
- Order Pan amb Oli – it’s bread with cold tomato sauce and garlic and with different topics. Sounds weird. Is super delicious and perfect on warm days.
- Drink coffee at La Molienda in Palma.
- Eat cake at Rosevelvet Café in Palma.
- Eat lunch at Antiquari in Palma.
As you see I ate a lot of cake and drank coffee – but it’s been real good!
So here’s a picture of me and see how happy I am?!
Have you ever been to Mallorca? Anything you’d want me to add to this list? Or are you planning to go?
Now. Carry on!