When we hear or see the word “Mallorca”, we automatically think of sun, beaches, clear water, fun or holidays. Mallorca is the biggest of the Balearic Islands and much more. That’s why not even the coldest of hearts can resist it.
20 reasons to love Mallorca
1- Along its 550km of coast are the most stunning beaches and coves in the Mediterranean Sea, especially Cala d’Or, Port d’Alcudia or Cala Agulla. But, there’s much more: there are up to 262 around the whole island.
2- The island itself is true paradise for lovers of water sports including surfing, windsurfing, fishing or sailing, just to name a few.
3- Mallorca can also steal the hearts of those who are into drier sports, such as hiking and cycling. The choices of routes are dreamy.
4- In addition to its turquoise water, Mallorca is also home to some gorgeous mountain areas such as the Sierra de Tramontana, with peaks of over 1400m.
5- Mallorca has some of the world’s uniquely beautiful towns, like Deià, Pollença or Valldemossa, where artists from all periods, including Chopin, haven’t been able to resist its charms.
6- For its Beach Clubs, genuine temples of pleasure and relaxation, with luxury hammocks, trendy bars, gourmet restaurants, swimming pools, massages, beauty treatments and many more services. For their quality, the Gran Folies Beach Club o the Mood Beach Club stand out.
7- The Island’s capital, the city of Palma, makes people fall in love with it simply for its essence and magnificent environment in its streets and squares. The city also has an unbeatable architectonic and cultural heritage. The Lonja and the Old Town stand out, and of course, the majestic Cathedral, one of the main symbols of this stunning city.
8- The area surrounding Avenida Jaime III or the Paseo de Borne, lined with shops and boutiques, is a genuine shopping paradise.
9- Mallorca can also win over your palate. Its traditional cuisine and local produce are known around the world. Nobody can resist a good sobrasada (smoked sausage spread) from Mallorca, and a filled ensaimada pastry for dessert.
10- Keeping to food, there are high end restaurants across the Island, some of which have won the most prestigious prizes, including Michelín stars.
11- The open-air music concerts featuring all music styles, past and future, it yet another of the Island’s attractions.
12- A very active and vibrant culture. In addition to the music, you can enjoy all kinds of cultural events in Mallorca, such as exhibitions or theatre, some of which take place in the street.
13- Museums deserve their own section. The Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art of the Bellver Castle stand out.
14- Mallorca is predominantly made up of services, packed with tourism and customer service. It’s for this reason that, wherever you go, even the most isolated cove, you’ll have everything you need to make sure you feel right at home.
15- The wine tour is perhaps, one of the least-known options for things to do on the island. It’s a shame, as in Mallorca there are 70 wineries, some of which are open to the public and offer an interesting wine tour.
16- The good thing is that Mallorca can make anyone fall in love with it, old or young. It’s leisure activities are specially focused on children, including its numerous water parks.
17- A fantastic place to drive thanks to its landscapes and quiet, safe roads. Driving fans will have a great time behind the wheel on the island.
18- In Mallorca, you can find some of the best spa and wellness centres in the world. Here, no stresses will stand a chance.
19- Lovers of long walks will have a special connection with Mallorca as you can lose yourself along its kilometres of beach and the narrow streets in its towns and the emblematic city of Palma.
Last but not least, reason number 20: its incredible apartment complexes and hotels. Hotels VIVA, with various establishments on the island, offers a special focus on families with kids, sportspeople and lovers of wellness.