So! Things to do in Palma de Mallorca. If you, like me, love the islands and are looking for fun, then this is it. If you want to have a relaxing holiday with your family, then this is the place for you too. Visit Mallorca!
The easiest way to get here from Barcelona is by Ryanair, a return ticket costs around 30 Euros and planes fly several times a day like buses between cities.
The flight time takes 30 minutes.If you fly straight to the Mallorca, with hand luggage, it will take you 2 hours to transfer to Barcelona. That’s enough.
Our plane had flown to Terminal T1, but the plane to Mallorca should fly from Terminal T2. It should be noted that these terminals are remote from each other and it is impossible to get there on foot. You will need to use a Free Green Shuttle that goes between terminals every 15 minutes. At the exit of Terminal T1, you will need to pass passport control if you are not a citizen of the European Union. You do not need anything more in Terminal T2.
The distance to the Mallorca is about 125 miles. The island is relatively small and you will see all its outlines on the fly from the plane’s window.
But despite its modest size, every tourist will find here what he is looking for. Old beautiful streets, yachts, fun until morning – this is Palma – the capital of Mallorca. But the beach there for the amateur, a narrow long strip along the road.
NOTE! Useful information
From the airport to Palma and other resort points of Mallorca can be reached by public transport or taxi. The fare for public transport starts from 5 euro (to Palma or the nearest town). Traveling to Santa Ponso, for example, costs 7 euro by direct bus and 8 euro with a change in Palma. Taxi from the airport to Santa Ponso costs 40 euro. And to Palma – 16 euro.
The fare in public transport depends on the zones starts from 1.5 euros within the limits of Palma. In total there are 4 zones in Mallorca. If you buy a ticket in both directions, the fare will be cheaper.
Our accommodation Hotel Portofino https://www.apartamentosportofino.com/en great hotel on the beach in Santa Ponso. You can book here a apartment with kitchen. Price depends on the season.
Gothic Cathedral de Mallorca – the main sight of Palma.
You can combine beach holidays with 24-hour fun in Magaluf. Quiet relaxation and a long sandy beach you will find in Les Megavelles, and a combination of family holidays with a beautiful coastline, sandy and stone beaches in Santa Ponsa and so on.
For our adventure start, I chose the west coast of the island – the small town of Santa Ponsa and of course Palma in the south.
Santa Ponsa has a delightful coastline with lots of small coves and incredible sunsets.
Stuff you must have on Mallorca
Prices are slightly higher than in Barcelona, even in supermarkets, and in mini-markets even higher, we bought water once there for 2.6 euros. Lodging in a Palma is expensive, on the periphery substantially cheaper. Beautiful apartment 2 minutes from the beach, bright and spacious with one bedroom, and living room with kitchen and a huge balcony overlooking the sea, we rented for 98 euros per night (with tour. Tax). We booked on the booking.com about 3 months ago. It should be noted that on the day of arrival they cost almost twice as much. Transfer from the airport to Santa Ponsa by bus A11 – 7 euros, Taxi about 40 euros. From the airport to Palma – 5 euros.
At night we take a taxi from Palma downtown to the airport for 16 euros.
Overall impression – highly recommended place to trip!
Tip number one:
In Santa Ponsa, get up early in the morning when you are still asleep and walk along the coastline for as long as you can, the excitement and energy for the whole day I guarantee you, the views are simply stunning, the air is fresh and the sea is incredible color.
Tip number two:
In Palma, wander the streets of the old town, it’s a bit like the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, but better yet, visit the Gothic cathedral de Mallorca, the site in front of the church offers a magnificent view of the promenade, the sea, yachts and cruise ships.
Tip number three:
If you are an experienced traveler, traveling on your own and prefer to stay at campsites – here is a list of the best places in Mallorca where you can stay.
Here you can find the best cheap tent for your trip.
There are several places in the world that can offer travelers such an amazing combination of stunning scenery, pristine beaches, breathtaking cultural heritage and unique experiences in a compact place like Mallorca.
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and one of the most popular and favorite places in the Mediterranean – and there are good reasons for that.
The Balearic Islands are an autonomous region of Spain, consisting of the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. These two official languages are Catalan and Spanish and Mallorca, the local dialect is Catalan, while Mallorquin (Mallorca) is spoken. Mallorca is also spoken in English and German, which makes communication quite simple.
The island offers 300 days of sunshine per year and a varied landscape that is ideal for outdoor activities including golf, cycling, hiking, sailing and, of course, many beaches for swimming and sunbathing.
Etiquette in Mallorca
This is one of the most unpleasant things that can happen to us abroad. A local man protests with us in a language that we barely understand, saying, “No, no, no…” Fortunately, such cases rarely happen in Mallorca, but it is still useful to know what you need and what you do not follow local etiquette.
For starters, Mallorca is a cosmopolitan society that has welcomed and received foreigners for decades. However, according to one of the first foreign books on life on the island, this was not always the case. But times have changed since Frederick Chopin’s lover, George Sand, discovered that 19th-century locals don’t trust her because she smokes cigars and wears trousers – although that doesn’t mean that appearance is no longer important.
Locals refer to people living off the island as forsters, which also include Spanish mainlanders. Mallorca, like all Mediterranean people, is proud of its sense of dress. So it’s important how visitors dress. The most obvious case is visiting churches and other religious buildings, when it is polite to dress modestly.
Technically, it is a Catalan dialect – and most ATMs and menus will describe it that way – but locals overwhelmingly call it what they say, like mallorquí .Almost all street signs, road instructions and place names are in Mallorca. Some attempts to implement this have been hesitant, so you get both Santa Ponsa and Santa Ponça.