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Mallorca City

Mallorca has long attracted the rich and famous. To the northwest, white beaches and olive trees adorn the jagged Sierra de Tramontana. To the east, expansive beaches sink into calm bays, while to the southeast, caves mask underground treasure. Inland, towns retain their unique culture where windmills drawing water has been sacrificed to developers, even the most jaded travellers sigh at the expanses of sea, sand and rock that sprawl across much of the island.


Palma’s streets can be a dizzying, yet thoroughly satisfying experience. Wander through the expansive maze of twisting lanes in the old quarter and you forget that you are on an island. After a visit to the various department and designer stores near Plaça de España, it becomes hard to imagine that the city was once a devotional retreat for Fernando and Isabel. Head to the beach, and you suddenly feel as though you´re no longer in Spain given the abundance of German and British tourists sunbathing on the white major urban center, Palma still retains a genuinely local flavour.

Palma´s many ethnic restaurants are paradise for those sick of tapas. Pricy but popular outdoor restaurants fill Plaça Mayor and Plaça Llotja, but budget eaters head to the side streets off Passeig del Born, to the cheap digs along Avinguda Joan Miró, or to the pizzerias along Passeig Maritim. Make sure to try the ensaimadas (pastries smothered in powdered sugar) and the sopa mallorquina (a pizza-like snack of stewed vegetables over brown bread).

Mallorca is a huge island, and many of the best beaches are a haul from Palma. Still, several picturesque stretches of sand are accessible by city bus. The beach at El Arenal 11km to the southeast is the prime stomping ground of Mallorca´s most sunburnt German tourists. The waterfront area is full of German signs for restaurants, bars, and hotels – think Frankfurt and Mediterranean.


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Mallorca walking

Playa de Muro

Pollença Beaches
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Pollença Ciclotourism
Pollença city
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Trekking in Pollença
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Visiting Pollença
Sant Llorenç
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Santanyi bays
Santanyi calas
Santanyi coast
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Santanyi natural bays
Santanyi Porto Petro
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