Described by Lonely Planet as the ‘star of the Mediterranean’, Mallorca is a beautiful island bursting with culture, history and lush scenery, all waiting to be uncovered. Mallorca is a destination that is quickly growing more popular every year, and it’s easy to see why! This gorgeous island has everything one could ever ask for. From quaint historical towns such as Alcudia; to bustling, lively cities like Palma, Mallorca has something for everyone to enjoy! Whilst Mallorca is renowned for its nightlife, beach resorts and alluring views, the country has so much more to offer its visitors, and is bursting at the seams with undisturbed, hidden gems. That’s why we’ve found six of Mallorca’s most treasured, hidden sights and attractions for you to explore on your next visit!
This small, hidden town is known for its sensational views, rocky coastline and steep hillside that leads down to the Mediterranean sea. Banyalbufar is nestled amongst the famous Serra de Tramuntana mountains and has a population of less than 500 people. The location oozes history, character and charm, making it one of the most interesting places in Mallorca to visit. If you want experience more of the local culture, a jazz festival is held in Banyabufar every year. This chilled-out festival is free for all to attend, and concerts are held in the evening at a wide range of venues (all with incredible views)!
CALO DES MARMOLS
This serene, hidden beach is one not to be missed. Tucked away on Mallorca’s eastern coastline, Calo des Marmols’ stunning landscape provides views that will take your breathe away. Calo Des Marmols is a great place to visit if you want to stray off the beaten path and explore somewhere more peaceful and quiet. The beach is characterised by its cascading cliff edges and crystal clear waters, making it the epitome of paradise and beauty. Many people visit this beach for snorkelling due to its clear waters, however it’s also worth visiting if you want to take in the calm and relaxing views, or visit by boat!
Sa Foradada is the name given to the scenic, rocky area situated on Mallorca’s north-west coastline and is home to the exclusive Sa Foradada restaurant. This restaurant is a hidden gem not only because it can only be accessed by foot or boat, but also because of delightful delicacies and history it beholds. Sa Foradada’s prime location offers its guests stunning views of the Mediterranean from its terrace and some of the best paella the area has to offer, so it’s definitely worth a visit.
When visiting Mallorca, you will of course need somewhere amazing to stay to experience this incredible island. The Katarina villa in the Algarve is perfect for those seeking peace, tranquility and relaxation on their holiday. The property is one of many Mallorca villas from premiervillas.net; who aim to provide luxury villas to suit their customer’s specific tastes and needs. The villa is located in the scenic hills of Polenco, Mallorca, and offers wonderful views of the Colonya valley. This peaceful and private location allows guests to remove themselves from the busy outside world and enjoy quality time with family and friends. The Katarina villa is also filled with all the amenities you could possibly want including a private swimming pool, barbecue and a music station, making it the perfect location for a relaxing getaway in paradise!
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Calo des Moro beach can be difficult to find, but is well worth the effort. It is a 15 minute drive from Santanyi and is another 10 minutes walk down to the beach. However, if you’re willing to embark on the journey, the beauty it beholds will make the journey worthwhile. The beach is situated between steep cliffs and its dazzling blue waters make for mesmerizing views. Calo des Moros spectacular clear waters also make it the perfect place to go snorkelling and swimming with family and friends and share the beauty of this hidden gem.
ANTIC CELLER SON TEREO, SINEU
When we travel, we love to find unique, authentic dining experiences to partake in! Antic Celler Son Tereo is the perfect place to sample authentic Mallorcan cuisine, in a rustic setting that will transport you back to a simpler time. The restaurant is home to an old majorcan cellar dating back to the years 1000-1100, and according to archaeologists it is the oldest of its kind in Sineu. Whilst visiting, expect to see Mallorcan delicacies such as sobrasada, frito and cuttlefish; and marvel at the restaurant’s beautiful surroundings.
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Mallorca is a diverse and beautiful island with seemingly unlimited sights, scenery and culture to explore and immerse yourself in. Why not take a visit and explore some of the hidden gems mentioned in this article, or maybe even find some of your own to share with the world!
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