Top Things to Do in Mallorca

Top Things to Do in Mallorca

If you are considering a holiday to Mallorca, you are probably wondering where to stay. You’ll find plenty of options for accommodation ranging from luxury spas and five-star hotels to affordable beach resorts or the traditional fincas. However, before booking a holiday in Mallorca, it is helpful to consider your travel plans and what kind of experience you want to have. Here are a few suggestions to make your trip to Mallorca a memorable one.

Whether you’re looking for a day out on the island or just want to relax in the sun, Mallorca has it all. I’ve written about the amazing food scene here on the island like where you can eat the best paella on the island, why you should visit Mallorca, why this island is super romantic and what are the 5x most romantic hotels. There are so many beautiful villages to visit, beautiful beaches and so much cultural heritage. So, I’ve made a list of the top things to do in Mallorca.

Top Things to Do in Mallorca

Catedral de Mallorca

If you’re interested in learning about the history of the Mallorca, a trip to the 14th century Catedral de Palma is a must. From the stunningly beautiful architecture to the soaring spires of the church, a visit to the cathedral is a must and it’s kind of iconic. It’s also possible to enter and visit the inside from Monday to Friday from 10:00 – 16:00.

» For more information and events, check the website here

You’ll also be able to see a spectacular musical performance at the nearby museum Fundacio Miro Mallorca. While you’re there make sure to visit the capital, Palma de Mallorca. An absolute must if you ask me, and i’ve lived here for years.

Admire the Serra de Tramuntana

The Serra de Tramuntana is one of the most spectacular areas in Mallorca, with some of the islands prettiest villages nestled in the valley. Valldemossa, founded by Ramon Llull, was a haven for artists, including Chopin, who lived in the town, and the journalist George Sand, who was exiled in the city. You can visit Chopin’s cell in the monastery La Cartuja. If you’d like to see Mallorca from a different perspective, head to Serra de Tramuntana. Whether you’re a cyclist or a nature lover, the imposing Serra de Tramuntana is an incredible site to experience.

Hiking through the Serra de Tramuntana is a great way to get a feel for the mountains. There are several hiking trails in the mountains, and you can choose a route that’s suitable for your skill level. You can also do some horseback riding. This is a popular activity among tourists. If you’re looking for a day trip, try one of the many cycling routes.

Serra de Tramuntana is a spectacular mountain range located in Mallorca’s north-western region. This mountain range is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an excellent place to hike, bike, or walk. You can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area as well as hike along many trails. To experience the Serra de Tramuntana, book a guided tour.

♥ Read more about Valldemossa

most romantic hotels in Mallorca
Cyclists also end their tour at this beautiful lighthouse, read more here

Food restaurants (secret paella places)

Foodies will enjoy the abundance of seafood and grilled meat dishes on Mallorca. This gem of the Balearic Islands has a thriving food scene and several Michelin-starred restaurants. The diverse cuisine of the island is constantly evolving, and you’ll have the opportunity to sample authentic Mallorcan dishes. From local dishes to traditional Spanish dishes, you’ll find something to please everyone’s palate. Here are some top recommendations:

Pizzeria Los Dos Hermanos

Visiting the island of Mallorca in Spain, for a holiday or business trip? Do not miss Pizzeria Los Dos Hermanos. This Italian restaurant serves delicious pizzas. The atmosphere here is beautiful, and the menu features dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients. You can read customer reviews of Pizzeria Los Dos Hermanos to know what other people are saying about it.

Bagu Grill House

If you’re looking for a place to eat American food in Mallorca, try the Bagu Grill House restaurant. This is a family-friendly restaurant in Palma. The Bagu Grill House is a fantastic choice for lunch or dinner, and you’ll certainly feel satisfied after a tasty meal.

Casa Maruka

For a taste of local cooking, try Casa Maruka. A local favorite, this Palma restaurant serves real Mallorcan cuisine for reasonable prices. The decor is modest but appealing, and the service is friendly and helpful. You’ll find some classic Mallorcan dishes on the menu, such as apple tart with vanilla ice cream. Regardless of your budget, the staff here will help you experience authentic island cuisine.

» Read more budget tips, and how to get around Mallorca with a small budget in our guide

El Lorenc Hotel

For something a little more adventurous, try the El Lorenc Hotel’s Dins. Dins is run by acclaimed Mallorcan chef Santi Taura. The menu promises superb food from one of the island’s most celebrated chefs. This restaurant is worth a visit. You’ll be glad you did. Enjoy Mallorcan cooking! 

Coast by Easy Mallorca

During your trip, be sure to try sushi at the East Coast restaurant, located on the tip of the Port extension in Adriano. The menu is not limited to sushi, though. You can also order steak tartar, fillet steak, or crispy duck salad.

♥ Are you a paella lover? I’ve made a list of the 10x best unknown restaurants on the island

Visit Alcudia Old Town

One of the most historical towns on the island, Alcudia‘s old town is home to more than 2,000 years of history. The town is protected by an impressive 13th-century city wall. Explore the ancient ruins of Roman and medieval buildings, and climb the ancient city walls to see spectacular views of the island. Visitors can also eat in one of the many restaurants and cafes, as well as peruse the small shops.

You can also take a guided tour of the town or simply sit and enjoy the atmosphere. You can also try some great tapas or visit the old town’s galleries. If you have a car rental, visiting Mallorca’s stone villages is a great way to escape the crowds at the beach resorts. There is much to see and do on the island, and you can do as much or as little as you want.

Those who love history should take the time to visit Alcudia‘s old town. This is particularly interesting when it’s not market day. The Renaissance and Gothic buildings have been carefully restored, giving visitors a feel for life in the 1300s. As well as taking in the history of the town, you can also enjoy the picturesque surroundings of the surrounding countryside.

» Want to know more about Alcudia? Read more about the 5x best things to do!

Visit the market, stroll through the old city center

Capdepera lighthouse

The lighthouse of Capdepera on Mallorca is a symbol of the island, located on the Punta de la Capdepera, a rocky headland with coves. While you can get to it by car, the view from the road is incredible, and you can even take a walk around the lighthouse to experience the stunning views. 

» This is the best place to watch the sunrise in Mallorca, read more here for tips to get there!

Pollensa steps

There are many reasons to climb the Pollensa steps. The stunning landscapes and traditions of this town are worth exploring. A 365-step staircase winds its way up the mount of El Calvari behind the town hall. A small chapel sits atop the mountain, and thousands of pilgrims descend the steps each year.

The main square in Pollensa old town is a great place for people to watch and is bustling with activity at night. If you want to get a spectacular view of Pollensa and Alcudia, you should head to the top of the steps. There are 365 steps in total, one for each day of the year, and it is easy to walk around and enjoy the views. There are also some lovely restaurants and boutiques in the area. The old town of Pollensa is full of cafes, restaurants, and bars, so you can relax in the sun or enjoy a drink while taking in the picturesque view.

♥ Read more about the best hotspots in Pollensa

Enjoy the beautiful streets of Pollensa


If you love nature, Mallorca offers a variety of hiking opportunities in the stunning natural landscape. Whether you prefer to take a picnic on the beach or hike in the lush countryside, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the Mallorca. Besides, if you’ve already planned a trip and are worried about the hassle of finding a hotel, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our top recommendations for the best hotels in Mallorca! Curious about the five most beautiful villages in Mallorca? Read more about Valldemossa, Deia, Fornalutx, Soller and Andratx.

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