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Best Things To Do in Mallorca

The best things to do on Mallorca revolve around the island's stunning natural landscape and long history. White stretches of sand – such as Cala Llombards and Playa de Muro – encircle much of the island, but that's broken up by craggy cliffs and the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, beloved by hikers and cyclists. For culture and history, the capital of the Balearic Islands – Palma – is filled with treasures, such as the gothic Palma Cathedral and the circular Bellver Castle. But don't forget about quaint towns like Alcúdia, which are begging to be explored.

How we rank Things to Do

Updated September 1, 2017

  • #1
    Things to do in Mallorca
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    #1 in Mallorca
    Hiking, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Hiking, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    A UNESCO World Heritage site, Serra de Tramuntana ("mountains of the north wind") are located on Mallorca's northern coast and offer travelers the chance to hike, cycle or drive through a landscape of deep gorges, jaw-dropping cliffs and the highest peak in Mallorca, Puig Major.

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  • #2
    Playa de Muro
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    #2 in Mallorca
    Beaches, Natural Wonders, Free
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    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches, Natural Wonders, Free
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    White sands and clear, shallow waters, along with a handful of quality restaurants andhotels, make Playa de Muro a favorite strip of sand among travelers. Aside from its safe waters, Playa de Muro is also a hit thanks to its amenities, including umbrellas, restroom facilities and access for those with

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  • #3
    Cala Llombards
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    #3 in Mallorca
    Beaches, Natural Wonders, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches, Natural Wonders, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    The aquamarine waves that lap Cala Llombards, located on Mallorca's southeast coast, are warm and gentle – and a favorite among families for that reason. Its picturesque setting is another point in its favor: Framed by pine trees and bobbing boatsheds, Cala Llombards boasts smooth white sands, plus a tropical

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  • #4
    Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver)
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    #4 in Mallorca
    Historic Homes/Mansions, Museums, Sightseeing
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    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Historic Homes/Mansions, Museums, Sightseeing
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Commissioned by James II of Aragon in the 14th century, the rounded Bellver Castle reigns atop a wooded hillside just west of Palma and offers visitors a 360-degree view of the city and the bay. Although the castle was initially constructed as a royal home, it also served as a

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  • #5
    Palma Cathedral Le Seu
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    #5 in Mallorca
    Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing
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    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    The Palma Cathedral Le Seu – or simply Catedral de Mallorca – started out as a mosque. But after the city fell to the French conqueror James I of Aragon, what would become centuries worth of work on the cathedral commenced. The finished product is a Gothic masterpiece, which overlooks

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  • #6
    Alcúdia Old Town
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    #6 in Mallorca
    Free, Neighborhood/Area
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
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    Free, Neighborhood/Area
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
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    Like much of the island, Alcúdia has experienced many different reigns, from Phoenicians to Romans to Vandals. When the Moors took control of it around the year 800, they built a fortress and named it Al-Kudia or "on the hill." Later, it became a center of trading and these days, it's

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  • #7
    Boat Tours
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    #7 in Mallorca
    Recreation, Tours
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
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    Recreation, Tours
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Viewing Mallorca from the water that surrounds it is a great way to experience the island’s remote corners and cerulean waters. Plus, many of the tours offer transportation from local hotels and resorts and some even include a nice meal, making the logistics simple. Most of the tours depart from

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