There are many great places to see whilst living on Mallorca, and with great ferry services you are able to take weekend or day trips to the nearby Islands, like Ibiza and Menorca. As well as taking day trips within Mallorca itself. They are great places to visit to gain a more cultural experience of the island, below are listed just a few ideas:
A village in the mountains, picture perfect and centered on an old church which has stunning views of olive groves and the sea. It’s a hotspot for celebrities to escape the hustle and bustle of their lives. So don’t be surprised if you recognize a few people in the streets. In the winter it is a great place for hikers. In the summer they are still great routes to take, as they are all signposted and marked. Several are easy to get to and reached by bus. For more information the official Deia website with bus timetables, history and other interesting facts: www.ajdeia.net
Train Trip to Sóller:
From Palma, you can take the narrow gauge railway to Sóller. The authentic wooden carriages take you through the Tramuntana mountain range and down into the citrus valley where the town of Sóller is situated. Here the train stops for you to spend the day, have lunch, and do things as you wish or choose to carry on by tram down to the port where you can explore this pretty resort set in a horseshoe bay or simply relax on the beach. It´s worth taking a trip on a Saturday, because in the morning there is a street market which sells local produce and handicrafts, for those of you wanting a more cultural experience in your time off.
This is a village that is set in the Tramuntana mountain range, Valldemossa is the highest village in Mallorca. It is tougher to get there in the winter due to the snow, and in the autumn and spring months it is not as warm, due to strong winds, so be sure to be prepared before you go. This being said, it is full of cobbled streets, stone houses and amazing views. Along the narrow streets, there are plenty of shops and eateries to explore, and it is definitely worth a trip.
A trip to Cabrera Island should be on the “to – do” list. There is a boat that leaves from Colonia San Jordi throughout the day, although getting the boat early is recommended to make the most of your day on the Island. There is much to see, in terms of the cliffs, seabirds and the lighthouse. There are also some great restaurants offering Spanish cuisine, namely paella.