6 of the top must-see sights in Majorca

Richard Trenchard

Richard Trenchard

Majorca is one of the most enduringly popular holiday destinations thanks to its mix of natural and manmade attractions for all ages and budgets, not to mention its reliably awesome weather and paradise-like surroundings.

Sol Mirador de Calas Hotel, Majorca - photo courtesy of First Choice Holidays
Sol Mirador de Calas Hotel, Majorca - photo courtesy of First Choice Holidays

Whether you're looking for a lively late night hub or a more laid back, sophisticated place to chill out, you'll find it on this Balearic Island. Nevertheless, it can be tricky narrowing down where to start. If you're planning a trip and deciding how best to use your time, our rundown of the unmissable must-see sights is for you.

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1. Caves of Drach

The Caves of Drach, or Cuevas del Drach as they are known in Spanish, are unlike anything that you are likely to have seen before. They are located in Porto Cristo, a town on the east coast of Majorca, and extend 25 metres down below ground level.

The caves themselves are about 1,200 metres wide and even include the underground Lake Martel. If you don't fancy walking through the caves, you can take a boat trip, and there are plenty of paths if you just want to take a stroll.

The caves are extremely safe, and you need not worry if you are claustrophobic, as they are spacious and well lit. It's important to book if you want to visit the caves, though, as they are one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island.

2. Serra de Tramuntana

The stunning Serra de Tramuntana mountains should definitely have a spot on your itinerary when visiting Majorca. The mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are described as being the backbone of Majorca.

The road to Sa Calobra through the Serra de Tramuntana, Majorca © MF - Fotolia.com
The road to Sa Calobra through the Serra de Tramuntana, Majorca © MF - Fotolia.com

Seriously, these rocky mountains are incredibly pretty. Some holidaymakers choose to hike up the mountains, which can take anywhere between three and eight hours depending on the route, while others choose to hire a car and drive to the top.

You'll also come across many cyclists. However you choose to discover the mountains, you're sure to love them. If you want to make your trip here even more memorable, hire a luxury car such as a Ferrari to truly feel as though you are on top of the world.

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3. Coasteering tours

If you're looking to fill your holiday with adrenaline and activity, a coasteering tour may be right up your street. Available around Majorca, these four and a half hour tours are a great way to keep even the most adventurous holidaymakers busy.

On the tour, you can climb, rappel and cliff jump, all with the assistance of an adventure guide to keep you safe. Depending on how brave you feel, you can also try higher jumps or psicoblocing (climbing on a cliff face and dropping into the sea).

Coasteering in Majorca - photo courtesy of coasteeringmallorca.com
Coasteering in Majorca - photo courtesy of coasteeringmallorca.com

For obvious reasons, this kind of activity comes with age, height and weight restrictions, so if this is something that you fancy doing, make sure that you check all of these out before you book.

4. The road to Sa Calobra

Carretera de Sa Calobra not only offers striking views of the Majorcan landscape, but keeps even the most excitable drivers satisfied. The road itself is only 13 km long but twists and turns making driving down it a thrilling, if not slightly terrifying, experience.

The road even turns under itself at one point and looks like it should be out of an action movie. With more than 50 turns, most of which are hairpin bends, and with a gradient of 7%, it definitely isn't for the faint-hearted.

5. Mondrago Natural Park

The Mondrago Natural Park is located in the south of Majora, close to Santanyi. Even though the roads to get there are winding, this hasn't stopped the site being particularly popular.

The wild coastline of Mondrago Natural Park, Majorca © Dmitrii Sakharov - Dreamstime.com
The wild coastline of Mondrago Natural Park, Majorca © Dmitrii Sakharov - Dreamstime.com

Not only can you see dramatic cliffs and breathtaking beaches, but the wetlands located here are home to migratory birds if you visit at the right time of year. There's also the chance of turtle spotting too.

Head to the visitor centre, open for those who want to find out more, and even if you aren't interested in the wildlife, you won't regret making the journey to laze around in the sandy coves.

6. Villa Vegana

If you're looking for a completely unique experience, pop to Villa Vegana. This is a vegan friendly hotel set in a designated conservation area that also provides absolutely beautiful views of the Tramuntana mountains.

As well as offering absolutely top-notch vegan food, the villa also gives you the chance to try yoga courses and cuddle up with goats, sheep and plenty of other animals. Your own pets are also welcome!

There are so many more things to do in Majorca, from water parks to hiking trails, hidden beaches to cities - throw in the wonderful weather year-round, and it's no wonder that Majorca is so popular!

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Remember, you can find out more about the weather in Majorca and when we think is the best time to go to help you decide just when would suit best for your next holiday to the Balearic Islands.

Richard Trenchard

Richard Trenchard
Posted on Tuesday 16th October 2018 in: Europe Excursions Summer

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