If you are thinking about spending, we have an offer for you that you cannot refuse. It´s not easy to narrow down and choose only five things to do the island either, especially considering that when you arrive you´ll realize that you´re going to want to do everything and then some. But, based on the opinions of various visitors and island residents, we´ve put together a selection of the five things that you absolutely can´t miss out on when visiting Mallorca.
1. Eat a coca de patata (special Majorcan bread based pastry) in Valldemossa
Valldemossa is a small town that belongs to the Sierra de Tramuntana, Patrimonio de la Humanidad (World Heritage). It´s well worth visiting for what it is today, but if we add the stories the surrounded this town related with Chopin and George Sand the visit becomes even more interesting. You can´t miss visiting la Cartuja, a wonderful palace-church that hosted people like Jovellanos, Rubén Dario, and Miguel de Unamuno. Besides, we also want you to try one of the best and most typical snacks the island has to offer, the coca de patata. You can order one for breakfast with a hot chocolate under the Tramuntana, you won´t regret it.
2. Spend an entire day in Es Trenc
Legend has it that the beach of Es Trenc (which in Spanish means ¨broken¨) got its name in reference to a tsunami that occurred during the 18th century. Es Trenc is located in a protected area in the town of Campos, about 40km from Palma. It´s a paradise beach, but we´re not going to lie to you, in the middle of August the tourism influx is massive. However, the proposal is still well worth it. Rent a car, buy some sandwiches and beers and prepare yourself to enjoy the earthly paradise with crystal clear water accompanied by the warmest sun. You´ll forget about any problems or that you even had any at all.
3. Visit the Cathedral of Palma
Better known among the locals as ¨La Seu¨ (name that was given to all of the cathedrals of the Crown of Aragon). the cathedral of Mallorca was built on a cliff where the Roman city had settled, a place that formed the nucleus of urban Palma. The story of its construction is really very interesting, and we recommend that you discover it through a guided visit. It is breathtakingly beautiful, with a Catalan Gothic style and its great highlighted rose window. It is considered the largest of its kind in the world. Two days a year, the 2/2 and 11/11 there is a spectacular light show inside of the cathedral called L’espectacle del Vuit (meaning The Spectacle of Eight in Catalan).
4. Experience the taste of a llonguet with sobrassada at the Bar Bosch
That Majorcans know how to eat is no secret, and boy do they know how to eat, even the sandwiches will make your mouth water. We propose you sit on the terrace of Bar Bosch, open since 1936, and enjoy any one of their number of llonguets (typical Spanish sandwiches) but you can´t miss out on trying the llonguet with sobrassada (the typical raw cured sausage of the island).
5. Watch a sunset at Cap de Formentor
Any sunset it beautiful, but if we tell you that many of our visiting travelers consider that from this point of the island life is seen differently, maybe you´ll feel encouraged to go up to the Mirador de Sa Creueta. There are also boat excursions that you can contract via internet, but our advice is that you rent a car and travel the 18km via highway la Bahía de Pollença.