Mallorca has so many excellent places to see, your group may need to visit twice
If you are planning a European vacation, Mallorca, an island in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea is an option waiting for groups to explore. It is blessed with a great climate, gorgeous sandy beaches, historic architecture and a fusion of cultures.
Mallorca has UNESCO protected sites, and it is relatively small size means you can see a lot of it quickly. The island has a range of transport options including busses, taxies, or if you prefer you can hire a car.
Arguably, hiring a car is the best option. Small groups opt for ROIG rent a car as they have a good reputation for service. With a hire car, you are in full control of the transport, and you do not have to fret about catching the last bus home. Best of all, you can find the best car hire in Mallorca Airport so you can drive your group to where you’re staying with no hassles.
Accommodation in Mallorca
Mallorca has a lot of good accommodation options that are perfect for group travel. This includes hotels, resorts, villas, and vacation apartments. No matter the size of your group, you can find excellent and reasonably priced accommodation across the island.
What to See and Do
Mallorca has so many excellent places to see it would be impossible to list them all here. Instead, here is 5 choice selections.
1) Serra de Tramuntana Mountain Range
The Serra de Tramuntana Mountain Range runs along the northwest coast of Mallorca and offers amazing views. This is another reason to hire a car rather than rely on other means of travel. The UNESCO protected site has villages dotted on the landscape and orange, and olive orchards flourish. When the island was under Arabic control, they introduced irrigation systems to the region, which allowed the fauna you will discover to grow. This was refined as Mallorca changed hands.
The mountain range is a bit like a gateway to other parts of the country. The main road is the MA10, and this will be the one you will take as you tour the Serra de Tramuntana.
2) Cap Formentor Lighthouse
At the island’s most northern point you will find the Cap Formentor Lighthouse. It is an immensely popular destination as the unblemished, panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea are fantastic. You can look along two sides of the peninsula taking in all that you see. The drive out is quite thrilling, and you can lose yourself here, soaking it all in.
3) Port de Soller
Located in the northwest, at one time this was a prominent fishing village. It was also the main landing point for various bands of pirates in the 1500s. In fact, one of the legendary tales from Mallorca is when a band of Turkish and Algerian pirates were repelled by the town’s inhabitants. The victory is still celebrated to this day.
Today the town is very much geared for tourism. It has brilliant seafood restaurants, a San Francisco style tram, boat tours are available, and it offers some stunning hiking routes. Why not spend time on the beach or enjoy the blue waters that greet the shore. If you are a fan of water sports, you can do that too, and even learn to scuba dive.
4) Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is the island’s capital, and it has to be said the architecture in the old quarter is magnificent. Dominating the area is the Gothic Cathedral that overlooks the harbor and the Mediterranean Sea. The mansions and streets in the old quarter are truly breathtaking, and the narrow medieval streets beg to be explored.
Palma is not just about the past, however, as it possesses high street brand and boutique stores, galleries, and craft studios. Every so often a quirky café will appear with many offering great food. Bars, restaurants and nightlife are all here in abundance. One of the remarkable things about the city is that it makes you feel like you could spend weeks here and not discover all of its secrets.
There are several guided tours you can take of Palma, and this is a good way for you and your group to explore the city. Tours can be booked to show the sites, different regions, or the best food.
5) Port de Pollensa
Pollensa in the north of Mallorca is a popular destination thanks to its long sandy beaches. Unlike many European coasts, there are no high rise buildings thanks to the sensibly restrictive building policies. This makes Pollensa’s views of the mountains that flank the town beautiful and spectacular. As well as the beach, many visitors love the water sports on offer, or simply explore the surrounding countryside as this parts of Mallorca affords beautiful walks and hiking trails.
There are plenty of stores and cafes for refreshments, and you can find quiet spots in the town to escape the tourist crowd.
Mallorca is a great vacation destination for you and your group. Try it as soon as you can.