Top places to see in Mallorca

Mallorca is an amazing island, close to Spain, with beautiful weather, amazing landscape and delicious cuisine. The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is part of Spain but has a more mountain landscape and otherworldly life quality. Top places to see in Mallorca, the topic of the day.

The historic town of Arta is tucked into a valley that flourishes with almond, olive, and fig orchards. The mountains of Arta provide a lovely backdrop with the rolling hills extending into the distance. In fact, Arta derives its name from the Arabic word for “garden” (jertan). From the town’s parish church, the Iglesia de Transfiguracion del Senor, a cypress-shaded avenue leads up to the hilltop where a fortress and the Santuari de Sant Salvador (chapel) stand overlooking town. Tourists will enjoy splendid views; the scene overlooks the tightly packed red-tile roofs of the town and extends across the verdant landscape. Arta still has the remains of its ancient ramparts, which seem to dominate the town, and many palatial old houses, such as Na Batlessa, home to the municipal library. The town also has a Michelin-starred restaurant, Restaurante Andreu Genestra, on the Carretera de Palma a Manacor in a gorgeous setting with views of the countryside from the outdoor terrace.

The small coastal village of Deia, on the northwest coast of Mallorca, is one of the prettiest villages on the island. Perched in a ravine at the foot of the Teix mountain, with views out to the Mediterranean below, Deia has long been a magnet for famous artists, writers and other creative people – most notably the writer Robert Graves. Today’s famous Deia property owners include Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and PR guru Lynne Franks. The road through Deia is the main coast road and can be very busy: parking in the village can be difficult during the summer, when the small public car park is often full. To the right of this road, on the Soller side of the village, the Hotel La Residencia is a haven of peace (with its own gated car park), formerly owned by Sir Richard Branson. There are a few interesting small boutiques, galleries and shops in the village, and plenty of places to eat and drink – including the Michelin-starred Es Raco d’Es Teix. It’s worth taking time to stroll around, admiring the sympathetically restored old stone houses nestling in narrow alleys. Walk up to the church graveyard and you’ll find the simple headstone marking Robert Graves’ final resting place.

What’s that saying? It’s the journey, not the destination? In this case, we definitely embraced the journey to get to this magical beach known as Calo Des Moro. It is one of the most photographed beaches on the island and we can totally see why! Directions for reaching here are somewhat difficult, but once you park the car, we suggest following the crowds towards the water. We took the road less travelled and managed to get to various viewpoints without any way of reaching the actual beach. After a whole lot of laughter, sweat and confusion we finally found the path we should have taken to begin with and before long we were floating in the most incredible waters that Mallorca has to offer. There are no facilities here nor large amounts of space to lay down a towel so come prepared to sit on the various rocks.

As leaders in leisure activities in Mallorca, we organise all kinds of tours, activities and evening shows departing from your accommodation by coach. You also have the best boat and catamaran tours in Mallorca at your fingertips. And if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for just send us an email through the contact section on this website with your request. If you find a lower on line price for the same excursion in the same resort on the same date as for which you have booked (priced in the same currency) within 72 hours of booking, we will refund the price difference. No exceptions.We also assure you that you will not arrive at your destination and find same tour or activity offered at a lower price, we will refund the price difference. It’s that easy. In that case we need you email us a proof (price list, flyer, web address or web screen shot, etc.) of the lower price and we will refund you the difference. See extra details on Excursions in Mallorca.