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All you need to know before visiting Mallorca

Mallorca is hugely popular amongst tourist, it’s the largest of the Balearic islands, and it’s located off the east coast of Spain. On the island, you’ll find beautiful beaches, delicious food, sun-kissed tourists, and a turquoise sea.

Depending on what type of vacation you’re looking for, there are different places you should consider making your destination on the island. Some are more touristy, some are smaller villages, some have more of a party vibe and some are more secret gems. If you’re planning to visit this beautiful island, here’s a quick guide to Mallorca.

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When to go

The best time to visit Mallorca is during late spring, go between April and May, or during fall (Sep – Oct) as the temperature is more forgiving. It’s still going to be warm, but the beaches are less crowded. I actually made my visit during July and it was fine, it was very very hot and busy with people. If you do want a more quiet stay and don’t like the high temperatures, avoid going between July and August.

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Where to stay

Located in the South West of Mallorca you’ll find the capital Palma, the areas surrounding are usually quite busy as they are the most well-connected. In these areas you’ll find a lot of bars and clubs, a variety of restaurants, and a lot of people. If you’ve come for a quiet and relaxing vacation, this might not be the best place for you. Instead, make your way to the North and East coast, those areas are less spoiled. The East coast is known for its long sandy beaches, and the North is known for its tranquillity and natural beauty.

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Eating and drinking

Eating: Spanish cuisine is amazing, it’s very inspired by the Mediterranean and a very good reason alone to visit Spain. Make sure to eat as much paella as possible, don’t skip out on the calamari, and if you haven’t tried patatas bravas you need to do it asap!

Drinking: When in Spain, drink sangria. It’s a fruity mix of red wine, lemonade, freshly sliced oranges, lemons, and fresh mint. It’s the best way to cool down after spending time on the beach, and you really can’t visit Spain without having at least one glass of sangria.

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Things to do

Snorkel

The crystal clear water makes it the ideal location for snorkelling.

Swimming

Not only is the beautiful water perfect for snorkelling, but it’s great for taking a swim.

Rent a moped

If you want to explore the island on your own, a great way to do it is by renting a moped. There are lots of cute villages and beautiful places to discover on the island, so there’s no need to only stay in one place. If you’re not a moped kind of person, you can always rent a car, or simply take the bus.

Visit Cap de Formentor

The lighthouse at the top of Cap de Formentor marks the most northerly point of Mallorca. It’s not the easiest ride to get there, but so worth it! The view once you get up there is amazing and definitely worth a visit!

Take a day trip to Serra de Tramuntana

The Serra de Tramuntana is a mountain range running along the south-west to the northeast coast of Mallorca. This part was declared a World Heritage Site because of its cultural and physical appearance, it’s an area of remote mountains and hill towns, and a not to be missed.

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