Stylish Palma, Mallorca
I (Mr W) had the impression that Mallorca was the home of Club 18 to 30 holidays, ‘Ing-Er-Land’ shirts, people who STILL liked Karaoke (sorry Mrs W, Karaoke is just wrong) and sunburnt beer bellies in Magaluf.
Luckily my assumptions were proved to be totally wrong with Mallorca and especially Palma revealing itself to be sophisticated, picturesque and welcoming.
Here are five places in Mallorca that impressed us.
Palma Cathedral-Le Seu
Beautifully imposing Catalan style cathedral with great views overlooking the harbour, you can’t really miss it! Good to visit and escape the heat of the day.
Drive the Coast Road to Estellencs
An attractive little old Mallorcan village in the Tramuntana mountains with a picturesque drive to get there (take a travel tablet if you are in the backseat). From the village there is 20 mins walk down to a little secluded beach.
Puerto de Soller
Historic little fishing port on the North West coast of Mallorca. Like most of these pretty little towns it is best to visit off season or early in the day to really appreciate them before the crowds arrive.
Passeig des Born
A wide tree lined avenue in the centre of Palma. An upmarket shopping area with plenty of pavement cafes and restaurants. A perfect place to people watch as the afternoon turns into the evening. Only spoilt by the obligatory accordion players.
Also set in the Tramuntana hills, about 30 mins drive north of Palma. Beautiful Valldemossa with it’s landmark 13th century monastery surrounded by a rich landscape of olive and almond trees.
Again, get there early to really appreciate it and avoid the crowds.
Have you been to a destination that has exceeded your expectations? If so, let us know where.