Mallorca is only pretty beaches and wild parties? Far from it! The Spanish island in the western Mediterranean is an exciting place to visit, especially for active travellers and people with an interest in culture. It has a mild climate and a varied landscape with mountains and wide plains and is easily accessible by plane. The Mediterranean landscape offers numerous walking and cycling routes for everyone to enjoy.
Attractions in Mallorca
Natural Paradise Mallorca
Mallorca never ceases to surprise its visitors, and this is especially true of the island's diverse natural landscapes. The biodiversity here is extremely high and the island location ensures a number of endemic species among flora and fauna. There are now a number of protected areas, and about 20% of the island is now part of the European Union's Natura 2000 network. Mountains, oak and pine forests, wetlands, dune landscapes, beaches and bays, protected marine areas and smaller islands and rocky islets are just some of the places where visitors to the island can explore and enjoy nature in all its diversity.
UNESCO World Heritage Serra de Tramuntana
Between steep cliffs and Caribbean-style beaches
Parallel to the northwest coast, the Serra de Tramuntana rises to 1445 m at Puig Major. The coastline there is steep and rocky and home to the coastal town, Port de Sóller. In the inland of the island lies the plain Es Plà, which extends to the bay of Alcúdia. The wide sandy beaches around the village of Can Picafort are especially popular.
The eastern part of the island is characterized by the Serres de Levant. Palma, the capital of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands, is located in the southwest. In all island regions, vacationers can expect beautiful sandy beaches, such as Playa Es Trenc on the south coast or Playa de Muro in the northeast. The famous party mile takes only a small part of the Playa de Palma near El Arenal.
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Outdoor activities in Mallorca