Long time readers of the blog may remember that I’ve already been to Majorca once before for a work conference, which ended with embarrassing yet hilarious consequences. As I was only there for three days and was working (I promise!) for most of it, I really didn’t get to discover this island as much as I would have liked. Here are some tips from my friends at BarcelonaPoint to help you make the most of a visit.
Enjoying some of your days off work on a sunny island like Majorca sounds pretty good.
This could be the reason why the island is such a popular holiday destination, not only preferred by Germans but also by Scandinavians and Britons. With its Mediterranean climate you can be sure to pass the time relaxing and to recharging your batteries escaping from the stressful daily routine. The island also has the reputation of one of the most popular destinations for nightlife. And of course if you want that kind of vacation, Majorca will offer you a wide range of possibilities, but did you know that there is also another side- the original and traditional side of the island? As Majorca is not a big island, the best way to discover it and to see more than just one city is to rent a car. So stay in one of the beautiful Majorca apartments and from there enjoying interesting day trips. If you want to visit places and small villages where you still can feel the original atmosphere and the Majorcan way of life, here I’ve got some tips that you may not have considered before.
Artà is a town of 6000 people located in the north east of the island. For a beautiful view you should climb up the 180 steps to the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador and for those who are interested in discovering and learning new things the Regional Museum of Artà is a must. One thing you shouldn’t miss when visiting this town is the cave of Artà. Guided tours are provided and you will find a spectacular view over the sea.
Sóller, also called the natural treasure, is a city in the north west of Majorca. Probably the most enjoyable way to visit its port which is 27 kilometers from the town is to go by the old tram. In times gone by it was used to transporting merchandise but nowadays it is only for visitors and traveling by nice landscapes and orange fields. Sóller is the perfect place for sports activities such as hiking, sailing, canoeing and cycling. But also to have a walk through the streets of the old town where you can see houses from the 14th century and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere.