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It doesn’t matter how many times you go, you will always discover something new on the island. However, if it is your first trip to Mallorca and you don’t know what to see on the island, we recommend 5 things you have to experience in this stunning corner of the Mediterranean.
- A stroll through the Old Town of Palma: narrow streets, stately houses and beautiful patios. Visiting the Mallorcan capital is like taking a journey through time, allowing you to discover the long history of its rich heritage and its different stories. Do not miss seeing the Plaza Mayor, Cort (the Town Hall) or the Seu (the cathedral) as they’ll leave you awestruck.
- A swim in the sea. Yes, it’s a must-do whilst on your holiday in Mallorca. With more than 200 beaches and coves, some with fine white sand and others with small pebbles, there are many to choose from. However, if you want to visit one that is close to your hotel; a place which is well-connected to the rest of the island, we recommend you look for a family hotel in Calvia, to enjoy the clean and clear water of numerous beaches found in this zone in the south of Mallorca.
- Hike the Tramuntana Mountain Range: Landscapes, villages and coves come together in the mountain range, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which runs through the northeast zone of the island. Discovering its trails and roads on foot, on your bike or on horseback is the best way to submerge yourself in the lesser known areas of Mallorca, at least for those who have not yet visited the island. Don’t forget to visit marvels like Soller, Deia, Fornalutx and Valldemossa; they’ll leave you amazed.
- A trip in the Soller Old Train: This treasured train made of wood sets off from one of the most popular zones in Palma; Plaza de España, and arrives at one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca: Soller. This is a place that combines the scent of the orange trees with the sea breeze of the marina. Along this route you will also discover 17 miles of tunnels, bridges and all-year-round lush greenery.
- A taste of Mallorcan cuisine: savoury and sweet dishes; wine, liqueur… Mallorcan cuisine is full of surprises you can’t afford to miss. Find a typical celler, which is the name given to traditional restaurants of the island, and try delicacies like frito mallorquín, arroz brut, pa amb oli, Mallorcan soups, or servings of lamb, pork or cuttlefish. And to finish off, try some very delicious desserts like, of course, ensaimada, almond cake and liqueur distilled in Mallorca like hierbas or palo. Come and discover the delicious side to the island.