Discover what to see and do in Mallorca during your holidays staying at Ola Hotels.
What is it about Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, that drives everyone who arrives there for the first time crazy? Perhaps it would be presumptuous to say that Mallorca has it all! Mallorca is not just about the beach, which at first glance is what stands out and attracts the most.
While the incredible palette of colours of this beautiful location floating in the Mediterranean is highlighted by its beautiful beaches and coves, Mallorca also has a prominent gastronomy, villages and architecture steeped in history, cultural expressions, overflowing nature and lots of fun.
Let's take a quick tour of this charming island area, visited from all over the world and arcane of a past of lords and princes.
What to do and what to see in Mallorca?
Mallorca is on the list of the most sought-after tourist destinations on the planet. The warm seasons are ideal for soaking in the calm Mediterranean waters or for a good hike in the mountains.
Here are the top 10 activities you can do in Mallorca in summer, spring or any of the other seasons, even if these are the most privileged ones.
1. Sunshine and deep blue sea
It goes without saying that, as an island, Mallorca has an endless number of good and attractive beaches. Perhaps the most accurate term would be: beaches of reverie and enjoyment. Each of the beaches and coves that border the island is an oasis for visitors and locals alike, who get away from the routine and immerse themselves in the Mediterranean.
2. Cities that tell a story
Why not start by visiting the capital of Mallorca? Palma is the largest city in the archipelago and also the area with the most monuments. Some names stand out: the magnificent Cathedral, Bellver Castle and the Almudaina Palace, apart from the maze of streets, courtyards and promenades that take you back in time.
3. Climb to Calvary
There is a step for every day of the year. Puig Calvari offers breathtaking views from its summit, which is reached by this 365-step staircase flanked by cypress trees and 14 religious crosses.
4. Sóller and its train
Ideal for a quiet and very picturesque stroll, you can visit the village of Sóller, in the west of Mallorca, where you will find the Port de Sóller. Among its attractions is an old wooden train on which you can travel 28 km of route, leaving the town and enjoying unimaginable landscapes.
5. Sant Elm: Small town, big destination
Sant Elm is a destination that will undoubtedly not be forgotten by those who choose it. An old fishing village that preserves its uncrowded locality, and which is located in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, sheltered in front of the islet of Sa Dragonera, which you can reach by boat.
6. The rugged Serra de Tramuntana mountain range
If you are a hiker or simply want to take a good hike with the kids, the Serra de Tramuntana is a natural paradise with hundreds of routes of varying levels of difficulty to suit all tastes. Cliffs, forests and lots of greenery, this mountain range is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
7. Journey to the centre of the Earth
Branded as underground cathedrals, Mallorca hides a large number of caves, whose natural designs resemble sculptural works of art. The Caves of Drach, Hams and Artá stand out. It may seem exaggerated to hear that there are hundreds of similar formations, all of them of incredible beauty and with their entrances through the sea.
8. Playing and having fun in the sea
There are plenty of activities that can be done on many of Mallorca's beaches. Here and there are many agencies offering catamaran excursions, dolphin watching with swimming, cave tours and many water sports including diving and snorkelling.
9. Religious tourism
You may ask: what is there to do in Mallorca other than the beach? There is too much to see and do outside of the Mallorcan beaches. One thing that attracts a lot of tourists is cultural and historical tourism. In the Balearic Islands, particularly in Palma de Mallorca, hermitages, convents, churches and monasteries abound as vestiges of a past rich in religion and the influence of different cultures.
10. Mallorca by night
When Mallorca goes dark, partying, music, dancing and good food are the stars of the night. One place you can't miss is La Lonja, an area full of cafés, bars, clubs and a wonderful atmosphere for having fun.
Ola Hotels: Two options in Mallorca
In the towns of Portals Nous or Cala D'or there is the possibility of having first class accommodation, with excellent service and attention, and everything designed so that your holidays have the necessary complement of rest and relaxation.
Tomir Portals Suites
This wonderful hotel is adults only (+16) and is considered an Urban Chic Hotel. Specially designed for couples or groups of friends, it offers swimming pools, glamorous ambiences, and spaces for dining and enjoying an exotic cocktail. Its rooms are beautifully decorated for relaxation and enjoyment.
OLA Cala d'Or Apartments
Located in one of the best beach areas of Mallorca, this magnificent aparthotel, just 300 metres from the lush Cala Gran, OLA Cala d'Or. These facilities are designed for family enjoyment, with swimming pools, restaurants and many services designed to satisfy the needs of guests.
OLA HotelsMarketing Department