Mallorca is certainly a very popular destination for groups of beautiful young vacationers who lie in the sun and sip on colourful cocktails before a night of intense clubbing, but this Balearic jewel has a long and rich history, breathtaking landscapes and an irresistible charm as well. What the island obviously offers in idyllic beaches and rowdy parties it more than matched with culture, personality and awe-inspiring vistas. Mallorca’s beaches, however, with their golden sands and crystalline waters, remain the island’s biggest draw.

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Coves del Drac

Cuevas del Drach is an impressive and beautiful network of caves located in an old fishing village called Porto Cristo, around 65 kilometres from Palma. The caves are two kilometres long and thousands upon thousands of amazing stalagmites and stalactites are spread across the three chambers. Guided tours take around one hour.

Ctra Cuevas, Porto Cristo
Palma de Mallorca

Fishing nets glisten brightly in Mediterranean blue as they lie out to dry on the quayside. Behind the nets you can catch sight of the stock exchange building, La Lonja, dating from 1388. The place where locals now sip their coffee was where most of the Mediterranean area’s trade was handled during the Middle Ages. The whole city oozes history out of every building and street corner. A bustling city, the island's capital never fails to surprise and impress all who visit.

La Boveda

This place always draws big crowds eager to enjoy the wonderful tapas. Some house specialties are Setas al Roquefort (mushrooms in Roquefort sauce) and Datiles con beicon (dates wrapped in bacon).

Paseo Sagrera, 3, Palma
Ca N'Eduardo

Ca N'Eduardo serves traditional Mallorcan seafood. You can be sure that the ingredients are the freshest in town, since this wonderful restaurant is located right next to Palma's fish market.

3 Travesia Contramuelle (Es Mollet), Palma
Mallorca Fashion Outlet

Only ten minutes north from Palma you find this brand outlet with shops like Reebok, Levi's, Nike and Quicksilver. It is open daily and you also find restaurants and a cinema here. There are both trains and buses going here direct from Palma so don't worry if you don't have a car.

Festival Park, Palma de Mallorca
El Corte Inglés

Spain’s department store colossus is both loved and hated, but successfully performs the main task of a department store, which is to offer most things to most people. Here you find designer fashions, their own low and medium-priced lines, enormous perfumery and make-up departments, leather goods in all price ranges, toys, children’s clothes, art materials, food and delicatessen, home furnishing devices and garden furniture. There is a large Corte Inglés department store near Plaza España and a smaller one next to the old city centre on Jaime lll.

Avda. De Alexandre Roselló, 12-16, Palma de Mallorca


Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Mallorca is undoubtedly a summer destination. June to September have hot beach weather and large crowds of partiers and sun-seekers. If you prefer a more relaxed cultural vacation with smaller crowds, or a visit to enjoy the island's natural wonders, visit at any other time of the year (but avoid the rainy months of October and November).