If you’ve been following me over on Instagram then you will have already seen my sunny snaps and stories from our trip to Mallorca. We went for five days and stayed at the most beautiful Airbnb in the old town of Palma. This holiday couldn’t have been any more perfect. So I wanted to share this experience with you on my blog in more detail. I hope this guide will help some of you who have never been. And give you some guidance as to what to see and do because this island has so much to offer. Read on to find out more about our breathtaking little vacation.
Where to eat?
The food in Palma and Mallorca in general was absolutely incredible. This island is definitely a winner when it comes to anything food related. Especially in Palma, there are also so many gluten-free options available which was very lucky for me.
Calle Annibal 20, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
El Perrito is a cutle little breakfast spot in Palma de Mallorca. The staff were so friendly and nice and the interiors were quite eye catching too. El Perrito means Puppy. That’s why you could see so many cute prints and photographs of dogs on the walls. As a massive dog lover myself, this place was an absolute dream! I went for an Açaí Bowl along with some scrambled eggs, avocado and a side salad. The quality of the food was actually amazing and I would 100% recommend checking this place out.
Carre de Annibal 16B, 07013 Palma de Mallorca
Another absolutely incredible breakfast spot is Claro, also located in Palma de Mallorca right next to El Perrito. We actually went there twice because the food was so good. My go-to order was scrambled eggs, avocado and some salmon on gluten-free toast. The food was so delicious and the staff were amazing as well. The atmosphere is very comfortable and it was definitely our favourite place in Palma for breakfast.
Calle Toni Costa 16, 07660 Cala d’Or
I think the salad I had at Lola Mallorca was the best I ever had in my life. The fruit and vegetables tasted so fresh and absolutely delicious. The restaurant itself is very modern and kind of hipster. The staff were also very friendly with big smiles on their faces. We shared some truffle cheese fries along with our salads which were just the bomb. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures but I just had to mention this place in this guide. The restaurant is located in Cala d’Or and offer mostly healthy street food but also some mediterranean options as well.
Plaza Banc de l’Oli 14 | Just Off the Place Major in Small Square, 07002 Palma de Mallorca
If you were wondering where to get one of the best Paellas in Palma, you should definitely visit Calixto. It’s a cute little restaurant located in Palma de Mallorca. The owner was so sweet and made us feel very welcome. We also went there twice and had a Paella with seafood and a vegetarian option as well. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. However, you should definitely go later in the evening to get the real experience. Spain has a huge food culture and the locals don’t eat until about 9 PM.
What to see?
Mallorca offers so many incredible places to see. That’s why I would highly recommend renting a car to get the true Mallorca island experience. We literally went on a road trip everyday and got to see so much of this breathtaking island. Here are a few of my favourite destinations that I wouldn’t want to miss.
Crta. Ses Salines-Santanyi, km 1, 07640 Ses Salines
Botanicactus is a beautiful botanical garden located in Ses Salines. This place is literally any Instagrammers dream! The gardens are divided into different regions. And we were amazed at how many different species of plants we got to see. We spent around two hours there and payed around 10€ per person. We had such a fun day and there is plenty to walk and see as the place is huge. Botanicactus is definitely worth a visit and I would probably even go there again!
Cap de Formentor
Another day, another roadtrip: On our second day, we decided to drive north to visit Cap de Formentor. Cap de Formentor is one of the most beautiful viewpoints on the island. And you definitely shouldn’t miss this on your exploration tour. The view is absolutely fantastic and even the car drive up to the light house was spectacular. A visit to Cap de Formentor is definitely a highlight. We also scheduled a few hours to spend at the Playa de Formentor, which is an absolutely beautiful beach. The sandy beach is quite unique and big. Surrounded by beautiful pine and palm trees that make the scenery absolutely stunning – including the drive there. I still can’t quite get over how beautiful and exciting this road trip has been.
Calo des Marmols
This is an incredible insider tip for you guys! If you’re into hiking and exploring, I recommend visiting the Calo des Marmols. The Marble Bay is a fantastic bay in the southeast of Mallorca, far away from any buildings. It is difficult to reach by land and is usually only accessible by sailors or motorboats. White fine sandy beach, surrounded by high marble cliffs, turquoise, clear, silky water. The route begins at Cala S’Almonia, a few kilometres south of Santanyí and next to Cala Llombards. Make sure you take enough to drink, eat and sunscreen with you!
Port des Sóller
The remote Port de Sóller in the north-west of Mallorca is a beautiful, small coastal town. It has become popular mainly for its historic tram, the large bay with sheltered harbour and the picturesque surroundings. Port de Sóller is an old fishing port, so naturally restaurants serve the most delicious fish and seafood.
Have you guys ever been to Mallorca before?