4 reasons to visit Mallorca
We can think of hundreds of reasons to visit Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, but we'll start by telling you about the 4 main ones that will undoubtedly convince you to come on a holiday. In case you weren’t sure about visiting the island yet, or you are but still want to know more about it and what to visit, today we’re going to cover all of it. After reading today’s post, we are sure you won’t be able to resist. Let’s go!
Weather in Mallorca
Mallorca offers one of the best Mediterranean climates that exist, and the truth is, life does seem brighter with over 300 days of sun a year. In general, the weather in Mallorca is excellent, with warm temperatures and barely any rain all year round.
In summer, the most popular time to visit Mallorca, temperatures can get quite high, often surpassing the 30ºC. But that’s nothing a refreshing dip in a gorgeous Mallorcan beach can’t fix! Obviously, you won’t have time to visit all the beaches in just one holiday, so that’s another good excuse to come over time and time again. Right?
The city of Palma
If it was named the best city to live in the world by one of the most recognised media outlets in the UK, it must be for a reason, right? Despite being relatively small when compared to cities such as London, the capital of Palma has much to offer. The city perfectly combines the old with the new, the trendy and the Mediterranean essence. The fact is that its charm and magnetism is such, that most people stay to live on the island after a remarkable holiday here.
Some of the must-visit spots in Palma that you cannot miss out during your holiday are the impressive Palma Cathedral, known as La Seu and located right in the bayfront, the Palau de La Almdaian, Es Baluard Museum, the famous Jaime III street or the Passeig d’es Born. Also, don’t forget to go for a stroll along the busy, trendy neighbourhood of Santa Catalina or Sa Faixina. Visiting the city is a must, so here’s another post on our top 4 things to do in Palma.
Charming beaches and coves
As you may already know, Mallorca is one of the most popular Mediterranean destinations worldwide, one of the reasons being it has more than 250 stunning beaches along its coast. Not only do they all come in different sizes and shapes, but there are also some surrounded by steep cliffs, forests, or even caves that tell ancient-old stories.
Due to the marvellous Mediterranean climate, you will be able to enjoy this fun and relaxing sunny plan for the most part of the year. Plus, there’s a wide variety of beaches, meaning there’s one for each type of personality, guaranteed! Some of the most popular ones are Es Trenc, Ses Illetes, Cala Llamp, Playa de Palma if you’re in the city centre, or the entire Bahía de Alcudia.
Spec-ta-cu-lar. There is no other way to describe gastronomy in Mallorca, which is heavily characterised by its Mediterranean essence. If you are also a true foodie, Mallorca is an ideal destination for you. Here, you can enjoy the most traditional and flavorful dishes in a “celler”, such as the legendary “Frit Mallorquí” or “Tumbet”, as well as the freshest produce at the city’s local markets. Furthermore, you can also indulge in the most unique gastronomic creations at Michelin-star restaurants like Marc Fosh, in Palma, or Santi Taura.
On the other hand, if you are looking to enjoy a delicious breakfast or afternoon snack in Mallorca, don’t forget the top classic Mallorcan pastries and sweet treats, such as the ensaimadas, cocarrois, robiols, crespells, quarts, or the famous Gató d’Ametlla.
Where to stay in Mallorca
If you’re looking to stay in a comfortable and modern place with Mallorcan essence and personalised service in the centre of Palma, we recommend you book your stay at Purohotel Palma. This way, you’ll be able to stay right in the centre of the capital, close to the main monuments, restaurants, neighbourhoods, beaches and landmarks but still, be close to all the others “musts” and villages on the island.
On the other hand, as well as guaranteeing a stress-free holiday, your stay in Purohotel Palma will also enable you to move comfortably around the island since the hotel is easily accessible and offers different types of transport, including ecofriendly bikes. If you’d like to know more about the hotel and Palma, we recommend you take a look at this other post too. Hope to see you soon in Mallorca!