MALLORCA TRAVEL GUIDE
In this guide we'll take a look at how just two days away from the poolside of your resort can make your Mallorcan adventure so much better. From the picturesque mountain village of Valldemossa to the secluded coastal oasis of Port de Sóller, this incredible island has so much to offer, and it's no surprise it's one of our customers' favourite destinations.
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Welcome to Mallorca! I'm Jake James and I'm going to show you how spending just two days of your holiday out the resort could make it so much better. What comes into your mind when you hear the name Mallorca? If you’re from the UK like me, there’s a pretty good chance that we all picture it in a similar way. Magaluf and package holidays. But that’s an image that is so unfair, because this wonderful island has so much more to give. Mallorca is a part of Spain - more specifically, it’s the largest of the Balearic islands. Its location in the Mediterranean means that the sun shines all year round. Many come to Mallorca for the glow of its white sandy beaches. Mallorca has a population of around 900,000 people - but 28 million people pass through Mallorca’s main airport every year, roughly equivalent to a third of the UK population. Mallorca’s landscape is dominated by two mountain ranges - Serra de Tramuntana and Serra de Llevant. These roads through the mountains are some of the most beautiful drives in the world. While you’re here, why not enjoy those roads in an electric car? Mallorca has pledged that by 2050, only electric vehicles will be permitted on the island, and charging points are everywhere. Or, if you’re the one full of energy, Mallorca attracts around 150,000 cycling tourists every year - and the mountains are mapped with dozens of hiking routes that take you all over the island. There’s so much to see and do in Mallorca, but that image of a cheap party holiday still exists. There’s nothing evil about treating yourself to a hassle free resort - your holiday time is valuable, and finding a chance to relax these days is a luxury itself. But we wanted to show you More of Mallorca. Show you how to get more out of your holiday - and still leave you with plenty of time to get the relaxation you deserve.
Do you want to know the secret to a hassle-free start to your trip? It’s an airport lounge. Away from the hustle and bustle you can enjoy some lunch, a few drinks and generally just enjoy a much more chilled out atmosphere than the terminal. After boarding our plane and enjoying a flight of maybe just over two hours, we arrived at Palma de Mallorca Airport.
So we’re off the plane, heading to pick up our checked luggage. Flight was only about two hours, so it wasn’t too bad, but y’know. I’m 6”2” so I would have liked a bit more leg room than RyanAir would have given me for free, but yeah!
And then after we grab our luggage, head to our transfer, which will take us to our accommodation. Which we’ve booked in advance so the guy should be there waiting for us with a little sign. Hop in the car, and off we go!
Booking our transfer in advance meant a door-to-door service - which was ideal for us, and saved us so much time and stress. We’d definitely recommend it. But for now, after a long journey it was time to get plenty of rest before the busy trip ahead. In 2011, the Tramuntana mountain range was awarded World Heritage Status - as an area of great physical and cultural significance. Nestled in these mountains, just a 15-20 minute drive from Palma in our electric hire car, is a little town called Valldemossa. It’s a picturesque place - like something from a film. When you arrive, you’re surrounded with lush greenery, wildflowers and the fresh smell of citrus. With a population of around 2,000 people, this place is a little sanctuary of blonde stone architecture in a sea of green.