Spotless sandy beaches, dramatic mountain landscapes, secluded coves, bustling towns and quaint villages… is there anything Majorca doesn’t have? We think not! This beautiful Balearic island is one of our most popular destinations, and it’s not hard to see why.
With Majorca being just a short two to three-hour flight away from the UK, plenty of tourists like to visit for a long weekend rather than a week or two. If that sounds like your cup of tea, you’ll love this four-day plan we’ve put together. It’s perfect for those who like a good mixture of adventure and relaxation on their holidays, with plenty of opportunity to see all sides of the island and have fun making great memories along the way.
Day 1 – A Day In Palma
A day in Palma can be taken at whatever pace you like. You could ease yourself into your holiday on day one with a few hours of lazing on the beach, a couple of cocktails at laid-back beachside bars and an indulgent meal with sensational sea views. There’ll be time in between to have a wander through an abundance of shops bursting with all kinds of pretty souvenirs and holiday treasures. The perfect balance of relaxation and exploration!
If you’d like to start your trip with a little more energy, we’d recommend throwing yourself into this colourful capital city and checking out the huge range of restaurants, shops, museums and landmarks dotted about the city. You mustn’t forget a visit to the famous Catedral de Mallorca, a stunning gothic landmark overlooking the bay. Top tip – there are amazing views of the cathedral from the nearby Parc de la Mar!
Day 2 – Boat Trip to Drach Caves
After your chilled-out day spent in Palma, you’ll be ready to get out on the sparkling waves of the Med and do something a little out of the ordinary. Majorca is home to the fascinating Drach Caves, a maze of secret caverns hosting a subterranean lake (one of the largest in the world!) all tucked away on the east coast of the island. The caves span 1,200 metres in length and stretch 25 metres below ground level at their deepest. As you can imagine, they’re a sight to behold!
You’ll find there are many organised boat trips to hop on to visit these captivating caves – some trips take you to the caves only and some combine other activities in a full day outing. Whichever you decide on, expect to be wowed. Not only are the caves a phenomenal natural structure, but the way they’re lit up is mesmerising and there’s even a live string quartet playing on a boat on the lake, making the experience even more extraordinary. You’ll be hard pressed to find an excursion quite like this anywhere else!
Day 3 – Visit a Waterpark
No holiday is complete without a good old trip to a waterpark, and Majorca has plenty of options. One of our favourites to visit is the Aqualand El Arenal, the biggest park of its kind on the island just packed with fun-fuelled activities for visitors of all ages. Again, there are organised trips you can book onto for Aqualand El Arenal or you could opt to use public transport instead – there’s a bus from Palma that stops right outside the car park.
Some of the attractions you’ll find in this vibrant waterpark include speedy rapids you’ll want to ride again and again, fun double-tube racing slides and kamikaze chutes ideal for adrenaline junkies. If you’re someone who opts for a chill more than a thrill, don’t worry – the Congo River is the perfect place to unwind, enjoy the water and soak up some sun! Like we say, there’s something for everyone on a waterpark day.
Day 4 – Wander Alcudia Old Town
One of our favourite places to go in Majorca is the friendly resort town of Alcudia. It’s got spectacular Spanish buildings, a chilled out vibe and best of all, a 10km stretch of clear, sandy beach. There’s plenty to keep you amused, and we’d recommend always stopping by the Old Town on your visit. You’ll see everything from picturesque streets lined with tasty bars and restaurants to towering churches and photo opps aplenty.
An unmissable experience at Alcudia’s Old Town is a walk around the medieval walls. The walls date back to 1298, so they are quite a substantial part of Majorca’s history. You can take a route along the top of the walls, which will give you fabulous panoramic views over the bay, made all the more beautiful by the bright turquoise waters of the Med. Total bliss, and the perfect way to round off your trip!
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