Free Things To Do in Mallorca
- #1View all Photos#1 in MallorcaHiking, Natural Wonders, Recreation, FreeTYPE1 to 2 hoursTIME TO SPENDHiking, Natural Wonders, Recreation, FreeTYPE1 to 2 hoursTIME 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.
Recent travelers said the experience of hiking through fragrant lemon and orange groves, olive orchards and awe-inspiring coastal views was "captivating." If you're driving rather than walking through Serra de Tramuntana, some travelers suggested taking your time – you'll be sharing the narrow winding roads with cyclists.
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White sands and clear, shallow waters, along with a handful of quality restaurants and hotels, 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 disabilities. And its proximity to the Parc Natural de s'Albufera de Mallorca, a nature preserve known to draw bird watchers from all over Europe, means you can hit up a trail when you're ready for a change of scenery.
Visitors also appreciated Playa de Muro's more rustic feel when compared to the beaches in Alcúdia or elsewhere on the island. Others highlight the vendors selling fresh fruit, such as coconut, watermelon and mango.
- #3View all PhotosfreeCala Llombards#3 in MallorcaBeaches, Natural Wonders, FreeTYPE2 hours to Half DayTIME TO SPENDBeaches, Natural Wonders, FreeTYPE2 hours to Half DayTIME 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 beach bar that serves up cold drinks and plates of fish. In between snorkeling and sunning, you can stretch your legs on a walk toward Cala Santanyi, where you'll be rewarded with a view of Es Pontas, a natural arch rock outcropping that resembles a bridge.
Recent travelers appreciated this beach's noncommercial feel, but also recommended that you bring everything you'll need with you, as there are very limited facilities and only a handful of bars and restaurants in the surrounding area.
- #6View all PhotosfreeAlcúdia Old Town#6 in MallorcaFree, Neighborhood/AreaTYPE1 to 2 hoursTIME TO SPENDFree, Neighborhood/AreaTYPE1 to 2 hoursTIME TO SPEND
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 a beautifully restored old town complete with ancient architecture, hidden gardens and delicious eateries.
Recent travelers used words like "quaint" and "lovely" to describe Alcúdia. Some recommended visiting on a Tuesday or Sunday when a market fills the old town, with vendors selling foods and handicrafts.
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