It is no a coincidence that thousands of people choose this corner of the Mediterranean as their favourite place to relax, have fun or establish their residence. Dream beaches together with world-class coves, breath taking nature, culture and a long traditional gastronomy makes Majorca in one of the most popular islands of the continent. Please discover some essential corners, which could be dozens of this authentic jewel of the Balearic Islands. However, we will mention only five of the most amazing attractions of the island that you cannot miss:
1. BEACHES: 550 kilometres of coast are home to more than 300 clear crystal beaches and fine white sand. The main attractions for the tourists that visit Majorca are its magnificent coves and kilometres of sand. You cannot leave the island without taking some other selfies on beaches such as El Arenal, Can Pastilla, Formentor and Es Trenc. Enjoy as well places such as Cala Mayor, Cala Estancia and the popular beach Sa Rápida, which is mainly frequented by local people.
2. CAVES: The limestone nature of the island makes its subsoil in a veritable labyrinth of galleries, walkways and deep chasms of great beauty. Without any doubt, the most spectacular are the Caves of Drach and dels Hams, in the town of Manacor. It was first explored in 1880, and with a maximum depth of 25 meters which is an absolutely magical setting like something from a different planet.
3. THE CAPITAL: Palma de Mallorca is a city filled with culture, monuments and corners with medieval flavour completely open to the sea. Its emblematic picture of the Gothic cathedral popularly well known as La Seu. They are also notable for its architectural beauty the Episcopal Palace, the Royal Palace of Almudaina and La Lonja de Palma, in the heart of the paseo de Sagrera.
4. THE DELICIOUS ENSAIMADA: This delicious, sweet and spongy dessert is one the greatest symbols of the island. Its name comes from the Catalan word “saim” which designates the lard. One of the most emblematic places to taste it, the Horno Santo Cristo, a Majorcan place that makes them since 1.910.
5. CHARMING VILLAGES: The best place to discover the island is to get lost and wander through its villages and people. We highlight the charming village of Valldemossa with its cobbled streets and a marvellous historic centre is just a few kilometres from Palma de Mallorca. We also point out the seaside village of Alcudia where you can visit the most important Roman archaeological site of the island.