I have been living in Mallorca for a year now and have been sharing my discoveries on Instagram. I am often asked what my favorite places on the island are, so here are 10 must-see places if you plan to visit Mallorca.
We begin with Cala Pi. Nestled between two cliffs and surrounded by pine trees, this white sand beach is often considered as one of the most beautiful in Mallorca. And we understand why: the turquoise water is magnificent, a real natural pool. Note that you have to go down more than 100 stairs to get there, but I promise you it’s worth it!
In high season, as usual, remember to arrive early to avoid the crowds. Off season, it’s paradise!
A gem that in my opinion should be included in all itineraries on the island of Mallorca. It is a small port, with colorful fishermen’s houses, along the turquoise water. You can walk on the wooden pontoons to go around the village and enjoy the view.
A small village where time seems to have stopped, between the sea and the mountains, where the terraced vineyards create a unique landscape. The best thing to do is to go for a walk to discover the cobbled streets, the viewpoints on the vineyards and the sea (the sunsets are amazing). I also advise you to go to the cove at the foot of the village, Cala Banyalbufar, which is less known but worth the detour. The water is transparent and turquoise, a true paradise. It is impossible to park near the beach, so you have to park the car in the village.
Mostly known by the locals, this beautiful cove of rocks and pebbles is the perfect place for snorkeling in turquoise water. There is even a natural freshwater waterfall on the beach. The plus is the small restaurant open in high season, where you can eat tapas in a beautiful setting, above the water.
As everywhere in Mallorca in summer, don’t forget to get there early to enjoy the place without too many people.
Talaia d’Albercutx and Mirador Es Colomer
Although the view from the Formentor lighthouse is incredible, I have a soft spot for these other two places.
The Mirador Es Colomer, which is known to be one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Mallorca, is located at the beginning of the road to the Formentor lighthouse. Just park your car and take the path to get to the lookout over the sea. You will have a breathtaking view of the islet Es Colomer and the sea as far as the eye can see.
The tower of Albercutx is less known, you will have to park and climb a little – but only for a few minutes, nothing complicated – to enjoy the incredible 360 degree view of Cape Formentor and all the west of the island.
In the heart of the largest natural park on the island (Parc Natural de la Península de Llevant), this heavenly beach is a must-see in Mallorca. The fine white sand (and even pink in some places) and turquoise water, with the mountains in the background, make it one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. My favorite times to go there are early in the morning, when there is no one there, and for the sunset (even if you don’t see the sun going down, the colors are usually incredible).
Right next to Sóller (which is also worth a visit), Fornalutx is a less visited but no less beautiful village. It has even been elected several times as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain! It is located in the heart of the Serra de Tramontana, in a superb setting, between mountains, olive trees and orange trees. The best thing to do is to go for a walk to soak up its quiet atmosphere and discover the cobbled streets and the Majorcan stone houses decorated with plants.
Another amazing beach, created by the mouth of an old torrent, between two cliffs. You can walk on both sides to admire the view on the beach. The crystal clear water as far as the eye can see is beautiful and the colorful boat houses add a touch of color to the landscape. Not to be missed in Mallorca!
This picturesque village in the Serra de Tramontana is located on a small hill. With its typical stone houses, cobbled streets and spectacular views of the mountains and the sea, it is one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca. Don’t miss Cala Deià, a beautiful pebble beach at the foot of the village. This is also where you’ll find the Ca’s Patró March restaurant, where you can enjoy a meal over the water with a view of the beach (remember to book in advance on their website).
One of the must-see coves in Mallorca! It’s a bit of a postcard of Mallorca: a tiny cove with a few colorful boat houses and sublime turquoise water. And once you’re there, you can also visit the neighboring cove, Caló d’Es Moro, much more crowded but beautiful.
What places would you add to this list?
These are my favorite places in Mallorca and in my opinion must-sees, but there is so much more to see on this beautiful island.
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