Why visit Majorca?
Mallorca is an amazing Mediterranean island, close to Spain, with awesome weather, amazing scenery and yummy food. The biggest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is part of Spain but has a extra mountain landscape and high life quality. Why visit Majorca, the subject of today.
Pollenca is known for its bustling port and beautiful bay of mesmerizing deep blue seas. In the shadow of the Pollenca and Calvari Mountains, the charming medieval town has two important churches. Nuestra Senora de los Angeles (Our Lady of Angels) is the town’s 18th-century parish church built on the site of a 13th-century church. From here, a cypress-lined staircase of 365 steps leads up the Iglesia de Puig del Calvari, a Baroque pilgrimage chapel. The historic center of town is only steps away from the beaches. A popular choice is the Port de Pollenca. This gorgeous white-sand beach has an expansive shoreline and moderate waves. The beach has a yacht club, water sports rentals, public toilets, and showers. Sun parasol and lounge chairs are available for rent. Cala en Gossalba is an isolated beach in a remote protected location, accessible by foot or boat. The shore is gravelly rather than sandy. Both Cala en Gossalba are Port de Pollenca beaches are ideal for scuba diving.
On arrival in Soller, you’ll find numerous bars and cafes in the main square, in the shadow of the imposing church of Sant Bartomeu. Art lovers should visit Can Prunera – a beautifully restored Art Nouveau building housing an excellent collection of art, with work by artists including Kandinksy, Picasso, Warhol, and local artists Miquel Barcelo and Francesca Marti. On the main road on the outskirts of the town – a short walk away – is the Balearic Museum of Natural Sciences Museu Balear de Ciencies Naturals and the Jardi Botanic, a sectioned garden where you’ll find many species of Balearic plants. A frequent tram service rattles along through citrus groves between the town and Port de Soller. The port underwent considerable refurbishment in recent years – in advance of the opening of the 5-star Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in 2012. Port de Soller offers many restaurants, spanning all tastes and budgets, and has the sandy Platja d’en Repic beach. Safe for children, it proved to be dangerous for the Moors who famously fought a battle here with the Christians in 1561. The event is commemorated with a noisy re-enactment during the second week of May’s Festa de Nostra Senyora de la Victoria.
Cala Mesquida Beach is located on the northeast of the Island and although we didn’t make it over to this beach, it was on our list of places to visit, we just ran out of time. This beach is one of the larger beaches with tons of sand and shallow turquoise waters, perfect for lazing about on a hot summer’s day. There is one popular restaurant at the back end of the beach as well as a small snack bar. The nearest towns are Capdepera and Cala Ratjada. Note: This bay is largely unprotected therefore it is advisable to avoid it on windy days. Santanyi which can be found in the southeastern part of the Island was a very typical, authentic Mallorcan town with no large resorts or hotel chains. Although we found it to be more expensive than the other towns we visited (in the restaurant department that is) it was still an experience to walk around and feel the vibe of the small town. Set some time aside to enjoy lunch in the peaceful courtyard of East 26, visit one of the many galleries and if you’re visiting on a Saturday, be sure to check out the markets which are held in the main plaza.
No Frills Excursions in Mallorca is a specialist operator of tours and activities in the north area of Mallorca. On our website nofrills-excursions.com you can find the best prices and options for your tours in Mallorca, booking in advance for peace of mind. 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. Find additional details at No Frills Excursions.