One perfect week in Mallorca

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One perfect week in Mallorca

Gorgeous bays in the east, charming mountain villages in the west, long sandy beaches in the north and a lively capital on the south coast: experience one perfect week in Mallorca! 

Visiting Mallorca always feels a bit like coming home. After several stays on this beautiful island, I still discover new corners. In this guide you will find my favorite places on the island and tips for a varied stay in Mallorca.

Day 1 - Arrival in Mallorca

Mallorca’s east coast with its numerous beautiful bays is the ideal base for a relaxing stay near the beach. My recommendation here is the sweet town of Santanyi in the south. Why? The quiet village has a beautiful old town and just a very relaxed vibe. You won’t find any big hotels here. Instead, you can experience authentic Mallorcan charm here.

In addition, every Wednesday and Saturday, there is a really cute weekly market that takes place all over the old town. You will find regional delicacies, decoration, textiles and much more. The market is very popular. People from all over the island visit Santanyi to go shopping and have a feast in this cute town.

The charming old town alleys and small shops invite you to stroll around this little village. You will find cute cafes and good restaurants here as well. One recommendation is definitely the sweet restaurant Cafè Pablo (try the chocolate mousse). Larger supermarkets are also available at the entrance of the village. Best of all, Mallorca’s most beautiful bays are close by here. In fact, most of the beaches in the municipality of Santanyi have blue flags, a label for particularly high water quality. One of them is the picturesque bay Cala Llombards, which is only 8 minutes drive away by car.

Day 2 - Port de Cala Figuera (Mallorca's East)

One highlight of the east coast is just 10 minutes drive from Santanyi: the Port of Cala Figuera. The scenery with the many small boats in front of the traditional houses is absolutely picturesque. A walk through this bay not only offers great photo opportunities but is also a wonderful start for the perfect week in Mallorca.

Day 2 - Bay of S’Amarador & Cala Mondrago (Mallorca's East)

A short drive of 15 minutes up the coast from Cala Figuera, two beautiful bays are waiting for you: S’Amarador and Cala Mondrago. Both bays are connected and are part of the Mondrago nature reserve. The beaches are therefore unspoiled, nestled in nature and surrounded by hiking trails and shady pine trees. White sandy beaches and calm, clear waters invite you to go for a swim and snorkel. If one of the two beaches gets too crowded, it is worth taking a walk to the neighboring bay (400 m).

Day 3 - Visit the Mountain Villages Deia & Valdemossa (Mallorca's West)

On day 3, we travel across the island to the west coast. In contrast to the rather flat east coast, the west coast is much hillier. The mountain range Serra de Tramuntana stretches through the entire northwest of Mallorca and offers a variety of hiking opportunities.

Charming mountain villages with beautiful views are nestled in the hills. The most famous ones are Deia, Valdemossa and Soller. When driving along the coast you can already enjoy beautiful views of the sea and the surrounding landscape of this side of the island. Depending on the season, it is recommended to start early, as these places are popular destinations for day trips from everywhere on the island.

It is best to start early in the morning in Deia since parking spaces are quite limited here. Wander through the little alleys and small shops and enjoy your breakfast in one of the cafes with a view, such as Bistro Rullan. In the entrance area of Villa Rullan you will also find a cute boutique with bags, dresses, hats, and other beautiful accessories. Deia is rather small, so that you won’t need more than 2 hours.

Next up is Valdemossa, which is just a 15 minutes drive away and a little bit bigger but still very charming. Make sure to try one of the delicious cakes at the Barbaflorida Cafe on the beautiful Placa Cartoixa. Strolling through the town, tasting some yummy regional specialties and visiting the Jardins Rei Joan Carles is the best way to discover this cute mountain village. On the way back to Santanyi, I highly recommend to stop at the Valdemossa Viewpoint. The view is an absolute postcard motif!

If you haven’t had enough of pretty towns in the northwest of Mallorca, I recommend to also visit Sóller (maybe plan an extra day).

Day 4 - Platja de Muro & Alcudia Oldtown (Mallorca's North)

Do you enjoy long beach walks? Then Platja de Muro is the right place for you. The 6km long sandy beach is one of the most beautiful and longest on the island. Clear, turquoise water with easy access, a white sandy beach and lots of water sports are waiting for you. There is a free parking lot in Carrer Arenes, less than 50m from the beach. This area of Platja de Muro is quieter and surrounded by nature and a little hiking trail. In addition, you’ll find one of the long jetties, from which you have a beautiful view of the sea and on the left side the Port of Alcudia.

In the afternoon I recommend to go to the probably oldest city on the island: Alcudia. This romantic town is surrounded by a medieval wall and has a beautiful historic center. A walk through the pretty streets of the old town is like a small journey through time, where you experience the typical Mallorcan style. Along the C/Major small stores and boutiques line up and invite you to stroll around. The perfect end to the day is a sunset dinner in one of the small tapas bars or restaurants.

Day 5 - Palma Sightseeing & Shopping (Mallorca's South)

Of course, a trip to Mallorca’s capital Palma shouldn’t be missed. Visit the popular Cathedral La Seu, walk along the Marina of Palma and let yourself drift through the pretty streets of the city center. Shopping lovers will like it here. From well-known large fashion chains over small boutiques to stores with regional specialties, Palma has it all. Tip: Delicious tapas in a rustic atmosphere can be found in a small hidden side alley in the Bar España.

Day 6-7 - Beachtime (The most beautiful beaches of Mallorca)

The perfect week in Mallorca ends with your feet in the sand, a drink in your hand and a view of the sparkling water in one of the dreamy bays on this island. Besides the beautiful Cala Llombards, Platja de Muro, Cala Mondrago and S’Amarador, there are some other great beaches in the north. Among my favorites are Cala MesquidaCala Torta and Cala Gat.

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