Road Trip around Mallorca

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(This route was developed for the 5Stars Home mobile app)


Buckle up and discover the wonders of the Mallorca island!

From the capital Palma all the way to the Eastern coast of Formentor, this route will take you to some of the island’s best sites.

Palma

A Summer hideout for royal families, Palma is the most popular area in Mallorca!

Half of the island’s population lives in the capital that houses the famous Gothic cathedral Le Seu.

Many visitors come to Palma for the beach but there’s so much more to see here, like exploring the narrow streets of the Old Town or indulging in delicious treats such as ensaimadas or sobrasada.

Andratx

A quiet rural town, Andratx sees very few people throughout the year!

On Wednesdays the streets get lively with market stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables.

The town hall and the Santa Maria church are Andratx’s main features!

A few kilometres away you will find the town’s port, Port d’Andratx, a fishing area and a calm getaway for many movie stars.

Deià

Following the footsteps of the English poet Robert Graves, many fellow artists decided to move to this area during the 20th century.

Today Deià is mentioned on every tourist book and is known as “the other Mallorca”, a place that stayed true to its roots, unlike the over-developed area of Magaluf for example.

Go down the road in front of the La Residencia hotel and you’ll come across Cala Deià, a small beach with a cove that provides the perfect setting for a refreshing swim.

Fornalutx

Up on the mountains, the village of Fornalutx is a nature lovers haven!

The stone houses and its vast green area, have contributed for its acclaim as Spain’s prettiest village.

With several well signed trails surrounding the area, hikers and bikers will have a hard time choosing just one!

Formentor

Drive up to Formentor, a peninsula at the North Eastern side of the island.

Enjoy the outstanding views from Cap Formentor or Mirador del Mal Pas and try spotting the Menorca island!

Another famous feature in the area is the Hotel Formentor, a place that has hosted worldwide celebrities like Charles Chaplin and Audrey Hepburn.

Alcúdia

Featuring remains of the Roman era, this medieval town is one of the island’s top destinations!

Throughout the year there are several fiestas and fairs that attract visitors to the area, like the Festival of Sant Jaume.

Every Tuesday and Sunday you can also shop at the Alcúdia market, considered by many as the best one in Mallorca!

Closer to the coast, Puerto Alcúdia has a completely different setting from the old town, this is a very touristic resort area where most people spend their family holidays.

Petra

Petra is set right in the middle of Mallorca!

This historical town is known for its sandstone, an important discovery that was used for the creation of many villages on the island.

If you’re feeling hungry stop by the Es Celler, a restaurant that serves delicious barbecued meats and Majorcan classics like the arros brut.

Campos

Not many tourists venture to this residential area, making it a nice place to relax and get away from the crowd.

Es Trenc is one of the main features in Campos, a 3km beach stretch marked by white sand and beautiful clean water.

Here you can try the “Piris” cheese, a specialty produced in Campos that requires a 3 months preparation before you eat it!

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