MALLORCA DAY TRIPS
Updated: Sep 13
Whenever I come to Mallorca, I love to take day-trips around the island. There's so much to see and usually the journey itself is already part of the fun. Here's three of my favorite day-trips from Palma, obviously you could do these from wherever you are staying on the island.
1. Palma - Valldemossa - Deia - Soller - Fornalutx - Palma
Leaving Palma behind, it only takes ten minutes to reach the little mountain road that leads to Valldemossa, one of Mallorcas most beautiful and picturesque mountain villages. Stop for some ice cream, a coffee and a stroll through town, before continuing on your little road trip.
Continuing on, the road takes you to the ocean and you'll have to make a pit stop at Sa Foradada to take in the panorama views along the coast. There's a little restaurant on top of the cliff, if you're ready for some lunch.
Continue on to Deià and Sóller, not missing out on Port de Sóller. The little harbor town is the perfect stop for a little stroll, a cortado or fresh Paella.
Make your way to Fornalutx, similar to Valldemossa, but with its own charm and endless staircases that connect tiny cobble stone streets. It is a treat for any photographer out there, especially in the down season, when its streets are not filled with hundreds of tourists.
This area of Mallorca is also the perfect spot for hiking. Park you car in Sóller and take the scenic hike along the coast to Deía, before hopping on a bus back to your car. Or make your way towards Sa Calobra and get lost in the beauty of the Tramuntana mountains.
2. Palma - Pollenca - Port de Pollenca - Cap Formentor
If you visit Mallorca in the low season, take a road trip to the lighthouse at Cap Formentor. Diagonally cross the island, passing Inca and Pollença, heading straight towards the Cap. You'll see the bay of Alcúdia to your right and head up the winding road towards Mirador Es Colomer, from where the views on the mountains and ocean are already breathtaking. Then continue on until the end of the road, where the lighthouse awaits. Take in the views with some coffee and ensaimadas before making your way back. As this will not take up your whole day, spend some time in Pollença or Alcúdia, go to the beach or simply walk the towns. Alcúdia is a lot more touristy but you'll have lots of restaurants and cafés to choose from.
Tipp: If you come in the high season, the streets around the Cap get too crowded with bikes, so only take the road up to Mirador Es Colomer and then turn around.
3. Palma - Sa Calobra - Santuari de Lluc
For another road trip to the mountains, take the direct road to Sóller through the tunnel and make your way up into the mountains. Make sure you're okay with winding roads, because the streets of Nus de Sa Corbata down to the ocean are as windy as it gets. Take a dip into the turquoise ocean at either Cala Tuent or Sa Calobra and bring a picnic to enjoy the coves for a while. Then make your way back up the mountain and stop at Santuari de Lluc, a monastery and pilgrimage located in the midst of the mountains that dates back to the 13th century.
I hope you enjoy these day-trips around my favorite island. If you have any questions, please let me in the comments or send me a message via the contact form. I'd love to hear from you.