What comes in your mind when you hear about Mallorca? For me it was: Party, party, party, drinking, drinking, drinking and a lot of German people! That’s why I never thought about going there until I saw a report in the TV. Stunning beaches, breathless landscapes, beautiful towns and many more…I decided: OMG, I need to go. It’s not only a stupid party island full of german people but it seems to be more…And the best is: you always find cheap flights to go to Mallorca. 6 days, my friend, myself, a car and Mallorca. Finally, the end of May arrived and we were ready for boarding 🙂
How to get to Mallorca?
From almost every airport you can find quite cheap flights to Mallorca. We were going with Laudamotion from Düsseldorf and paid less than a 100 Euro, hand luggage included.
When is the best time to go to Mallorca?
Well, I would say May, June, August, October. If you can, avoid the crowded holiday month. August, can still be crowded due to school holidays. In May the weather is already really good, the only thing: you cannot really enjoy the sea as the water is cold BUT you still can go inside 😉
Where to stay in Mallorca?
Well, you have plenty of options. We were staying in a quite, small town called Cala Figuera. It’s a really nice place but very quiet. You don’t have many options to go out, just a few restaurants. But if you have a car, Santanyi is only a 10-minute drive away and there you can find a market square with a few bars and restaurants. The atmosphere is stunning! We were staying in Petit Hostel Ventura, which I can highly recommend. A nice, not too expensive hotel, clean, with a pool and a restaurant where you can have either breakfast in the morning or dinner as well as just a few tapas and drinks at night.
Alcudia, Santanyi, Port de Sóller or Valdemossa are also nice places to stay. Valdemossa is not at the coastline though but surrounded by mountains.
That’s a topic I did a lot of research on. It’s cheap to rent a car in Mallorca. Prices are, depending on the company and the class of the car, around 40-50 Euro per day. First recommendation: rent a small car! Streets are really narrow and if you do a Mallorca road trip you’ll be happy to have a small car 🙂 Second recommendation: Usually, people are booking the rental car through third party websites, means you don’t book directly with the company but through an agent. I read a lot of bad things that people were ripped off as the car rentals want to make money. In the end, I decided to pay a bit more (120 Euro all in insurance) to avoid any discussion in the end. I chose Goldcar and was happy.
There are some things you should know. Don’t park your car when there is a yellow mark on the ground. Yellow means disabled parking or delivery vehicle. When there is a blue mark, you need to pay and are allowed to park there for up to 2 hours. In my opinion parking is not expensive, except in Palma. I read on other blogs that’s quite expensive. When there is a white mark, you can park your car for free. To be honest, we found a lot of free parking spaces and only in very touristic places we had to pay. In general, parking is free from 1PM – 5PM but check the machine before relying on my words 😉
How to communicate?
If you speak Spanish – perfect! Of course, you’ll get around with Spanish! I was really happy as I thought, I won’t be able to speak Spanish there as everybody will be speaking German, haha, but luckily I was wrong. Anyway, of course you get along with English and German as well.
What to do in Mallorca?
Within 6 days we did 1200 km. We surrounded the whole island and don’t have seen everything yet. What you definitely need to do is the Serra de Tramuntana, a very curvy road which belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage and takes you to beautiful places. The landscape is just breathtaking! The other route we did, was along the coast but I won’t bore you anymore I just give you a list of the places we visited and I recommend you to visit these places as well. Honestly, I’m in love with this island and I rarely travel to the same destinations twice but I’ll be back to Mallorca for sure 🙂
About the food
Mallorca has some regional specialities, of course you should try them. In general, prices are quite similar as in Germany, for some things you pay a bit less, e. g. coffee. If you find a typical Spanish bar where locals go to, you can also have a quite cheap breakfast. For Lunch there are always special „day offers“ (menu del día) for about 10-12 Euro. In general, I can recommend you to eat a lot of sea food, it’s really yummy. We were eating a lot of salads 😀 Except the famous Sangria you should definitely order a „Tinto de verano“ that’s my favourite wine drink whenever I’m in Spain 🙂
- Port D’Andratx
- Port de Sóller
- Cala Mesquida (really nice)
- Estellencs (beautiful village)
- Cala Pi (just beautiful)
- Santanyi (beautiful town, Wednesday and Friday there is a market)
- Alcudía (beautiful old town)
- S’Arenal (if you still fancy a Party hardy day/night 😉 but I need to say, the beach there was quite nice but filled with people of course)
- Can Picafort (we didn’t like it)
Some more Mallorca impressions….
Mallorca is sooooo much more than just a party island!!! If you have the chance or if you didn’t plan to go there than start planning NOW! It’s so worth it and I’m pretty sure that you get not only from Germany but also other European countries good flight deals to Mallorca. What else can I say? I ♥ Mallorca 🙂
If you have any further questions or need further recommendation for your trip, just leave me a message!