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Mallorca travel guide

Welcome to Yo soy Mallorca, a complete tourist guide about the island written with love by local residents, so in addition to finding a lot of useful information for traveling to Mallorca, you will find honest opinions and tips for living and enjoying the island to the fullest in a responsible way.

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What to see in Mallorca: top 10

Make your trip unforgettable. Discover the 10 must-see places in Mallorca: attractions you can't miss on your visit to the island. We list them and make it easy for you.

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Weekend in Mallorca

If you are thinking of spending a weekend in Mallorca, don't miss this article full of tips and super detailed routes with the best plans to enjoy the island for three days.

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What to eat in Mallorca and where

Would you like to try the typical Mallorcan food during your trip to the island? We tell you about our favourite dishes and recommend several restaurants where you can try them.

Mallorca tourism website

Yo soy Mallorca is a tourism site about Mallorca written by local residents, so our priority is to offer you useful and quality information and advice, promoting the practice of a type of tourism that is responsible, sustainable and respectful with our island.

We want to help you to organise your trip to Mallorca on your own in a simple way, offering you all the information you may need from the moment you begin your arrangements until you find yourself enjoying the island. One of the most spectacular places in the world awaits you and we want you to experience and enjoy it before, during and after.

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The 262 beaches and coves in Mallorca are the main tourist attraction and this is to be expected as some of the island’s beaches are ranked among the best at international level. In 2023, for example, Playa de Muro has been one of the Spanish beaches that made it into the rankings of the 25 best beaches in Europe and the 25 best beaches in the world in the “Best of the best by Travellers’ Choice (Tripadvisor)” awards. That’s quite something!

However, Mallorca is much more than that. On our website we write about the beaches, but also about the history of Mallorca, its towns and villages, its lighthouses, its culture, its traditions and its gastronomy. We want you to get to know all the details that make this island such an special place ❤️.

But the first thing you will need to know and that we tell you about are the different options you have to get to Mallorca, as it is an island, you will only be able to do this by plane or by ferry, as well as the requirements and necessary documentation, and whether or not it is necessary to hire a travel insurance.

Book your vehicle before travelling to Mallorca

Once in Mallorca and with your accommodation booked, the best option to move around the island is renting a car or hiring a transfer service in Mallorca.

We would love to tell you that this is not necessary and that you can travel around Mallorca, without limitations, by public transport. Our intention is to promote a responsible and sustainable model of tourism with the environment and local culture, distancing ourselves from the promotion of certain practices related to mass tourism, but we would be lying if we told you that Mallorca can easily be explored without a car.

We also recommend that you book your vehicle as far in advance as possible, as there is a lot of demand, options are limited and the cost increases considerably as the dates of travel approach, especially in summer.

Download our Mallorca map for free

If this is your first time on the island and you don’t want to miss anything, we recommend you to download the free Mallorca map that we have prepared for the readers of our website. With it you will be able to organise your trip easily, as it includes all the island’ sights, and consult it at any time during your holidays.

Relax and enjoy Mallorca

Whether you travel to Mallorca for many days or just for one weekend, the island is an ideal place to relax and unwind, as well as it has an infinite number of options if you are one of those who prefer to be more active. You will be able to practice alternative and sustainable sports such as hiking and cycle touring, which is becoming more and more popular, as well as enjoying other activities such as sailing on board a boat or renting a sailboat, watching a beautiful sunset from the Formentor Lighthouse or dining in one of the trendiest neighbourhoods nowadays, Santa Catalina.

Whatever the case, what we are sure of is that Mallorca will impress you and that this will only be the first of many visits you make to us… We’ll be waiting for you at “la roqueta”!

Frequently asked questions about Mallorca

The island of Mallorca is located in the Balearic archipelago, in the Mediterranean Sea, facing the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula and between the islands of Menorca and Ibiza.

It is the largest island of the Balearic Islands. The capital, Palma, is located here, which means that it is very well connected by air and sea with most Spanish and European cities.

As the main island of the archipelago, Mallorca is very well connected to most Spanish and European cities, both by air and by sea.

Traveling to Mallorca by plane is probably the fastest and most convenient way to get to the island, as Palma International Airport (PMI) is the third most important airport in Spain and one of the busiest in the Mediterranean.

If you prefer, you can also travel to Mallorca by boat, a particularly interesting alternative for those who want to reach Mallorca with their own car.

Mallorca’s weather is one of the determining factors that have established this island paradise as a point of reference for tourists from both Spain and abroad, being continually chosen as the destination of choice for those who are deciding where to spend their next holiday.

The island has 300 days of sunshine a year and, although the summer is the favourite time to enjoy its spectacular beaches and coves, more and more travellers decide to visit Mallorca in autumn, winter and spring, when the weather conditions are perfect for visiting its main attractions or enjoying outdoor sports, such as hiking or cycle touring.

Mallorca has all the essential elements to make your stay an unforgettable memory: an unparalleled diversity of beaches and coves, a natural heritage that invites to be explored, especially for the impressive scenery of the Sierra de Tramuntana; as well as the historical and cultural richness present in each of its picturesque villages and, of course, in the exquisite local gastronomy.

When organising your route, we recommend that you take into account when you are going to travel to the island, where you are going to stay and whether you are going to have your own means of transport.

In the Blog you will find lots of ideas and tips to customize your itinerary, but if you don’t know where to start, we recommend you to take a look at our article with all the essential places to see in Mallorca.

If you are one of those who don’t want to miss anything, we recommend that you download the map of Mallorca that we have prepared for the readers of this website, completely free of charge. With it you will be able to organise your itinerary easily, as it includes all the places of interest on the island, including our list of the must-see places you should not miss in Mallorca.

Determining the “most beautiful” things to see in Mallorca is very difficult, as it will vary enormously depending on personal preferences. Still, we assure you that the island offers a wide range of attractions that captivate all visitors 💙.

From the impressive rock formations of the Sierra de Tramuntana, such as the magnificent Torrent de Pareis, to the calm turquoise waters of coves such as Es Trenc and Cala Agulla, the nature here is simply breathtaking.

For lovers of history and architecture, Palma’s old town, with its majestic cathedral and network of narrow streets full of charm, is a must.

Mallorca offers an endless number of free activities, as its main strength is its nature.

The first thing we would recommend, and what we usually do on all our trips, is that you hire one of the free tours in Palma that we suggest to help you find your way around and, from there, explore the island at your own pace.

You can get an idea of how difficult it is for us to answer this question and stick to just one beach, as the island has no less than 262, and many of them are absolutely spectacular.

But if we had to choose… the winner would probably be one of those in the south-east of the island. Its blue is stunning! In this area you will find incredible sandy beaches such as Es Trenc. That’s all there is to say!

As the largest of the islands of the archipelago, Mallorca offers a wide variety of experiences that will surprise you at every turn.

While it would be ideal to immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of the island for at least a week, we understand that it is not always possible to have that much time. If you find yourself in this situation, a 3-day getaway may be enough to explore the most emblematic places and capture the essence of Mallorca.

One thing’s for sure, though: once you’re here, you’ll want your holiday to last forever, and each visit will leave you longing for more unforgettable moments in this Mediterranean paradise.

As we were saying, Mallorca offers an infinite number of options to enjoy it and it will never cease to surprise you. You will probably want to stay forever to discover it.

But if you only have a weekend, we have prepared a very complete route where we tell you what to see in Mallorca in 3 days.

It will be the perfect first contact with the island!

“Palma” and “Palma de Mallorca” are two ways of referring to the same city, the capital of the island of Mallorca and of the region of the Balearic Islands.

Although there is no substantial difference between the two names, and it is common for even the locals themselves to refer to the city in both ways, the correct name is Palma, plain and simple.

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* During the winter season not all hotels and accommodation in Mallorca are open. Because of this, they may not appear on the map.