Over 13.9 million people arrived at the Palma de Mallorca airport in 2017.
If you plan to be one of these tourists, it’s worth planning your trip in advance to make sure you get the best out of every experience.
The Serra De Tramuntana is a World Heritage Site and top traveler’s playground. If you’re planning what to do in Mallorca during your vacation, start with this list.
1. Visit Mallorca’s Beautiful Monastery
Santuari de Lluc is a gorgeous pilgrimage site surrounded by mountains. The monastery is located in a basin.
As well as stunning views, Instagram worthy shots, and a delightful cafe (try the almond cake!), there is also a museum worth exploring.
This experience will cost you €5 for parking and entrance. You may also want to join the legions of cyclists who make their way up to this monastery. But, this route isn’t for the unfit!
You can also spend the night at this monastery if you feel called to stay as close to Christ as possible on this wonderful island.
2. Hike and Climb During Your Holiday
If you’re not one for beach dwelling, perhaps you’d rather go for a long hike or climb on your holiday to Serra De Tramuntana?
Puig Major is the island’s highest peak and, if you’re an avid climber, is certainly worth attempting.
As you climb, you’ll be astounded by the stunning views and will be able to go home boasting about a great achievement.
However, take note that the military stops anyone from reaching the very top.
3. Visit Chopin’s Former Home
The Valldemossa Charterhouse has rooms open for visitors to explore. The neoclassical style church is certainly worth admiring.
Valldemossa Charterhouse has an interesting history. King James II of Majorca built the palace for his son.
Visitors to the palace, who spent time living within its walls include Frédéric Chopin who composed his Preludes Op. 28 here.
Writer George Sand also spent time in the palace and wrote A Winter in Majorca here. The perfect book to pick up if you need some beach reading.
4. Relax on the Beautiful Beaches of Serra De Tramuntana
The hard to find Cala Deia is a fantastic spot on this island and many would deem it a “must-visit” for any stay in Serra De Tramuntana.
Take a stroll and discover the stunning views around this area. No matter whether you’re visiting in July or even in November, add this spot to your must-see list.
A good idea, however, is to leave the car behind as you may find it difficult to get parked and, even if you do, it is costly.
If you’re feeling hungry, check out the local restaurant for a spot of lunch with a view.
5. Bring the Kids and Keep them Occupied
For kids, there is nothing better than a water park. Western Water Park has hundreds of slides and rides. The day will fly by and your kids will be very entertained throughout.
If you’re not interested in taking part, find a spot to sit and make sure to bring your own picnic and drinks.
Food and drink at this park are very expensive. But, they do allow you to bring your own. Make sure you keep hydrated while running around this water park.
Of course, always make sure to take suncream, cover-ups, hats, sunglasses, and huge bottles of water!
Another pro tip is to leave before the closing hour if you intend on getting a taxi to avoid standing out in the sunshine.
6. Take a Romantic Evening Stroll
Torre del Verger is the perfect place to take in the sunset with your travel buddy. The hilltop tower offers stunning ocean views and even better photos.
Explore the remains but be wary that parking space is very limited so make sure to arrive early if you intend on checking out the sunset. Why not bring a picnic with you to truly make the most of this wonderful spot?
Just remember to watch your step when making the route back down after the sun has truly set as it can be a little treacherous.
7. Stone Steps and Panoramic Views are Perfect for Instagram
If you simply can’t head home without capturing your holiday for Instagram then you’d better visit Mirador Es Colomer.
This lookout can be reached by a trail of beautiful steps and, once you reach the top, offers breathtaking views of the ocean.
Feel the wonderful breeze on your skin and make sure to take as many pictures as possible as this will be a moment you want to remember forever.
8. Eat Your Heart Out in Serra de Tramuntana
After all of this venturing, you’re likely to begin feeling very hungry. So, where do you stop off for some food?
Of course, this totally depends on your preferred cuisine. But here are a few examples for you to take note of:
- Béns d’Avall – this restaurant boasts ocean views thanks to its cliff-top position. The taster menu offers guests a chance to try local cuisines and beautiful wines.
- Sa Foradada – try the paella with a glass of wine and you won’t regret it. Enjoy the sunset here and feel at home thanks to the lovely waitstaff.
- Kingfisher – try the Meditteranean cuisine offered here and make sure not to miss the seafood spaghetti. You’ll be coming back the next day for seconds!
These are just three of the most-loved restaurants in Serra de Tramuntana that you certainly shouldn’t miss. But, there are hundreds more to explore!
What Will You Do During Your Vacation?
After reading this list, you should have plenty of food for thought. Will you try and cram everything into your stay? Or, would you rather take it slow with relaxing lie-ins, afternoon strolls, and sumptuous dinners?
We guarantee that whichever you decide, you’re definitely going to want to come back to Serra de Tramuntana.
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