1 WEEK IN MALLORCA
Aktualisiert: 12. Nov. 2021
Mallorca – overcrowded beach lines and loud parties all night long… No! There’s so much more to this beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea!
That’s why we chose Mallorca for our 7-day trip this spring and we enjoyed every minute of it. Turquoise water, quiet coves, lemon plantations and mountain ranges are what the biggest Balearic Island showed us.
When we visited Mallorca
We chose to fly to Mallorca in April as the temperatures were mild and Mallorca is no longer a high risk Covid area. We needed a negative PCR test for the flight to Mallorca which had to be shown at the departing and arriving airport. Another negative antigen test was needed for the returning flight to Germany. We took the antigen test at Clinica Juaneda in Palma de Mallorca (30 € per person)
Make sure to check the current travel restrictions before you travel, which can be found at ‘Auswärtiges Amt’ for Germany.
How to get around in Mallorca
We rented a car to explore Mallorca’s numerous hidden bays and to be able to stop along the way. We got our rental car at Thrifty Car rentals and picked it up right in front of the airport. Seven days for a medium sized car with full coverage cost us 199 €.
As we couldn’t decide for one accommodation we stayed in two different places that we show you here. We really loved both of them.
Curolla Petit Hotel. Small hotel in a historic building with outdoor pool and healthy vegetarian breakfast located in the center of a small Mallorcian village. Bicycles (casual to professional racing bikes) can be rented at the reception.
Es Turo Rural Finca Hotel. Comfy Finca hotel with outdoor infinity pool, warm inside pool and hot tub with stunning plants surrounded by country side. Lovely Restaurant with nice view where breakfast, snacks and dinner are served. Simple bicycles can be rented for free.
Favorite spots & activities
Mallorca isn’t very big and as our accommodations were pretty central we were able to visit different spots each day. Here’s a list of our favorite places:
Mallorca Balloons – hot air balloon rides. The silence and the feeling of freedom are unique. Villages, country houses and hills are underneath your feet. The experience to fly was amazing and unforgettable.
Cala Petita is a small bay with a sandy beach on the east coast of Mallorca. It is located in the east of Manacor, between the villages of Porto Cristo and S'Illot - Cala Morlanda. Check Google Maps for parking.
Cala Llombards is a bay on the southeast coast of Mallorca, located in the Santanyí municipality. The beach is relatively unknown by tourists and tends to be frequented by local holiday villa owners. If you don't want to have too many people around you at the beach, move to the cliffs on the sides.
Cala Figuera is a small village and bay in the southeast of Mallorca. There are many cute restaurants where you could have lunch, dinner or drinks.
Caló des Moro is a bay in the southeast of Mallorca. It is located on the coast of Santanyí, southwest of the village Cala Llombards. There is a small beach which could be pretty crowded during high season. When you walk southwest you get to another tiny bay with pretty boat houses called S’Almonia. It's perfect for a dip in the water or cliff jumps.
Es Trenc is a seven-kilometer-long natural beach on the south coast of Mallorca, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain with its white sand, turquoise sea and flat dune landscape. There is a large paid parking area. On the way to the beach you will pass salines where you can buy Mallorcian salt.
Santanyi Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays in the morning). In the historic center of the town, on the Plaza Major and in the surrounding streets, there are hundreds of market stands offering a wide variety of products. When we were there, not all sellers were there and it was not crowded due to the pandemic restrictions.
Torrent de Pareis is a not constantly water-carrying torrent through a canyon on the Mallorca. It is located on the northwest coast of the island in the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana in the territory of Escorca and flows into the Mediterranean Sea at Cala de Sa Calobra ('Bay of Sa Calobra'). You can hike down the valley or drive through the mountains and park in walking distance of the bay.
Palma de Mallorca, is the capital of the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Beneath the big harbor you find lots of tiny streets, nice plazas and lots of nice restaurants.