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Mallorca Island
Travel Guide

Parc de La Mar featuring a river or creek, a fountain and a church or cathedral

This beautiful island is best known for its beaches, which often overshadow its equally stunning monasteries, medieval towns and traditional markets.

One of the most popular destinations in Spain’s Mediterranean, Mallorca is a beguiling blend of hilltop towns, sandy coastlines and lush olive groves. Although the island’s idyllic beaches are rightfully popular, venture farther inland as well to explore its diverse landscapes.

The island’s culturally rich capital, Palma, is worth visiting to see the striking Gothic Catedral de Palma. Look for a surrealistic baldachin by Antoni Gaudí and a bizarre painted ceramic tableau by sculptor Miquel Barceló. Branching outward from the cathedral, you’ll find a charming web of alleys lined with historic buildings and excellent restaurants.

North of Palma is the pretty town of Valldemossa, best known for its 14th-century Royal Carthusian Monastery. Over the years, this intriguing monastery has been home to kings and monks, as well as composer Frédéric Chopin and novelist George Sand.

Be sure to visit Sóller, a gorgeous town dotted with grand 19th- and early 20th-century buildings. Look for interesting Moderniste-style structures designed by contemporaries of Antoni Gaudí. Attend the traditional Saturday market.

Wander the quaint streets of Alcudia, with pretty stone houses and graceful churches. Visit the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Pollentia, which dates back to 70 B.C.

No visit to Mallorca is complete without a trip to the beach. El Arenal is one of the island’s most popular, known for golden sands and all-night parties. Head to Cala Mesquida on the northeastern coast for excellent surfing or to Cala Comtessa on the western coast for calmer waters and a more family-friendly atmosphere.

Mallorca is 130 miles (210 kilometers) away from Barcelona. Reach the island by boat or plane. Most sites are accessible from the capital, Palma, by bus. To avoid the crowds, skip the high season in July and August. The waters are usually warm enough for swimming until early October. Spring is also a lovely season to visit when the island’s fragrant almond blossoms are in bloom.

Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
4 out of 5
Avenida Fra Joan Llabrés S/N, Palma de Mallorca
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $155 per night from May 24 to May 24
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Porciuncula Church, El Arenal Beach, and Playa de Palma. Port of El Arenal and Aqualand El ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (971 reviews)
Great Hotel!
"Great hotel, ultra clean and modern. Mainly geared towards a German market, but this isn't an issue, as the hotel is located in the German part of town. Would recommend"

Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020

Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
Hotel THB El Cid - Adults Only
Hotel THB El Cid - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Calle Vaixell 2, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
The price is CA $139 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Can Pastilla, this beach hotel is steps from Platja de Can Pastilla and Playa de Palma. El Arenal Beach is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) away.
4.3/5Excellent! (652 reviews)
"Overall our stay was great because the hotel really is beautiful, however Covid 19 probably"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2020

Hotel THB El Cid - Adults Only
Iberostar Alcudia Park
Iberostar Alcudia Park
4 out of 5
Avenida Albufera nº 30, Playa de Muro, Muro, Mallorca
The price is CA $233 per night from May 16 to May 16
Nestled on the beach, this Muro hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa de Muro, Alcudia Beach, and Alcudia Port. Hidropark is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) away.
4.1/5Very Good! (389 reviews)
Great - but needs better food to be brilliant
"we did a 24 hour stay for my wife birthday - the rooftop pool area and day beds are amazing - the pool is perfect for kids (they were there all day). Its amazingly clean and the location is incredible - location is stunning - but the food does let it does, sadly - which is a shame as with a bit more ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2020

Iberostar Alcudia Park
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Hipotels Cala Millor Park
Hipotels Cala Millor Park
4 out of 5
Carrer S'estanyol, 1, Cala Millor, Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, Mallorca
The price is CA $126 per night from May 30 to May 30
This family-friendly Sant Llorenc des Cardassar aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Punta de N'Amer and Cala Millor Beach. Safari Zoo ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (128 reviews)
Very good
"Hotel is very clean, and in a great location. All guests and staff observing the mask rule at all times. Pool was superb, food excellent. Only minor gripe was that the room was a little cramped with the addition of an extra bed for our daughter, but that would not put us off coming again."

Reviewed on Aug. 15, 2020

Hipotels Cala Millor Park
Inturotel Esmeralda Park
Inturotel Esmeralda Park
3 out of 5
Calo des Corral, s/n, Urb. Cala Esmeralda, Cala d'Or, Santanyi, Mallorca
Nestled on the beach, this Santanyi aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Caló des Corral and Cala d'Or Marina. Cala Ferrera Beach and Cala Gran are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (669 reviews)
"Please do not go there as I want it all to myself 😁."

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2020

Inturotel Esmeralda Park
Bonavida Apartments
Bonavida Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Carrer de Minerva 31, Alcudia, Illes Balears
The price is CA $119 per night from May 18 to May 18
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Alcudia Beach and Playa de Muro. Hidropark and Alcudia Port are also within 1 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (30 reviews)
"Homie feeling away from home. Unique ocean view. Garden for the hot hours and the beach right out of the door. Awesome! To top it all, Alberto and the staff he leads, make Mar Salada be a home away from home"

Reviewed on Aug. 18, 2020

Bonavida Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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