I’ve just returned from a weekend to Majorca. Here’s what we got up to on holiday in Majorca…
Majorca is one of my favourite places in the world. It’s a real underdog when compared to other countries, providing you with sunshine, glorious white sandy beaches and food worth sticking around for. Me and my mum have visited Majorca multiple times, spending long weekends here for years. It’s the place we love returning to, as it really feels like home. Here is my guide to spending a long weekend in Majorca. Have a Majorca holiday in 2019!
After a long journey it’s worth simply unpacking your suitcases and opening a glass of wine. Depending on what time you arrive you could have a dip in the pool, head for lunch or nip to the local supermarket.
Evening in Alcudia
Once you’ve settled I’d recommend heading over for an evening in Alcudia and Port de Alcudia to explore everything this adorable little town has to offer. There are lots of boutique shops, cafes and souvenir shops so you can shop to your heart’s content. And one the sun starts to dim head down to the port for dinner by the sea. AQUA at the far end of the port is a beautiful restaurant with an array of dishes on the menu ranging from seafood to steak. You can sit right on the water edge as you enjoy dinner with a lovely glass of wine!
Day out at Cala San Vicente
If you want to explore the quieter areas of Majorca, Cala San Vincente is the perfect day out. It is an unspoilt Majorcan fishing port and one of the least touristy places on the island. There are only a few hotels and private holiday apartments meaning you can explore the little town at ease. It’s set on the northern tip of the island, built into the rocky coastline at the edge of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range with beautiful views across the ocean. There are also three wonderful beaches here so remember to bring the bucket and spade!
A slow Sunday in Pollenca
The old town in Pollenca has a great Sunday market from 10am till 2pm every week. It winds itself through the streets of the old town across the market places and up to the square at the bottom of the 365 Calvari Steps. After a long walk through the streets you can take a short walk up to the top of the hill where a monastery called the Calvari church has sit for hundreds of years. There are some great views from up here, including views of Puig de Maria, so it is well worth the walk, and also you will burn off all the calories you ate and drank last night.
Located about 6 km east of the inland town of Pollença and two kilometres southeast of Cala Sant Vicenç the small port of Pollenca is a great place to head for lunch by the beach and indulge in some tasty seafood. I would recommend a lot of the lovely restaurants by the side of the beach which serve food all day and have an array of dishes on the menu. The steak at Restaurante Celler la Parra was incredible! Then after you’ve filled up, head on down to the beach where there is lots of space and time to relax. There are deck chairs for rental or if you’d rather be spontaneous just take your towel and pitch up by the water.
Head back to Palma early
Depending on when your flight home is, why not drive over to Palma a few hours before you need to be at the airport and explore a little of Palma. Palma is the economic and cultural hub of Majorca and is a delightful base for exploring the island’s many gold and white beaches alongside the walled city, Palma’s Old Town which is an appealing maze of narrow streets. Or if you have more time on your hands, hop on the Soller Railway for a 17-mile scenic trip, visit 14th-century Bellver Castle and the museum of contemporary art, and check out the nightlife.
Have you been to Majorca? Where would you recommend visiting? Let me know in the comments!
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