If you think about Mallorca and immediately feel nauseous, coz the first things coming to your mind are the lyrics “Mallorca ecstasy and motion,” this article is for you. For all those who hate Mallorca due to excessive drinking and party island fame, we offer a Mallorca full of adventure and beautiful nature.
When to go
To discover Mallorca, we recommend the after-season time in September and October. It is not so hot anymore as during the summer months, there are less tourists, and the water in the sea is still very warm.
How to go
The cheapest option is to find a deal for flight and hotel together and then rent a car to travel around the island. Mallorca is a perfect island to have a “base” in one city and discover the rest of the island during one-day trips. Usually the costs of a flight+hotel deal and renting a car are lower than if you would change your accommodation every few days.
What to do and see in Mallorca
Day 1 Cala Rajada + diving
The first day after the arrival we usually use for acclimatization, so that’s why Day 1 we spent in Cala Rajada, a place where we had our base.
In the morning we did some diving. There are many diving places available in Mallorca. We tried the closest one to our hotel. For me it was the first and last time diving, and I really wish I did it in Cuba rather. The views were not that spectacular, it was quite expensive, and our diving instructor was not the best one. So be sure that before choosing a diving spot in Mallorca, you know what you pick. Still, diving at the end of September was much better than putting on a winter jacket in other parts of Europe 😉
The rest of the day we walked through the city and got to know it.
Day 2 Trekking day
This day we started with grocery shopping in Inca, the island’s third-largest city.
For our trekking day, we planed to climb Puig de sa Rateta 1113m, Coll des Gats 995m, Puig de na Franquesa 1067m, and Puig de l’Ofre 1093 and later on continue trekking to the lake Embassament de Cuber. Time: 4hr 20 min. Distance: 10km. Grade: B+.
This was really a great walk with beautiful views. The route of the walk we checked in J. Parker’s “Walking in Mallorca” tour guide, which wouldn’t be the worse one if at the beginning of the walk we wouldn’t have had to look over one hour for the hiking start point due to unclear localization tips given in the book. Till today, when we hear the phrase “a narrow gully,” it reminds us about walking in circles there 😀 But after you finally find the beginning of the route, it’s really worth it. The views are spectacular.Feel free to share: