Mallorca is a fabulous island, close to Spain, with nice weather, stunning scenery and delicious cuisine. The biggest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is part of Spain but has a extra mountain landscape and otherworldly life quality. Why visit Majorca, the subject of the day.
A spectacular rugged landscape, the Calvia coastline extends 50 kilometers winding around foothills, cliffs, and bays. This area boasts many excellent beaches and remote isles, beckoning sun-worshippers and nature lovers. One of the prettiest beaches is Cala Vinyes, a small sandy shore with calm waters ideal for swimming and bathing. Umbrella and lounge chair rentals are available, however the site has no public toilet facilities. The Playa de Palma Nova is an award-winning beach with excellent amenities, including public toilets; wheelchair access; showers; and rentals for beach umbrellas, lounge chairs, and other essentials. This is an especially popular beach with families thanks to lifeguards, a dedicated children’s area, and calm waters. Plus, with sandy shores extending nearly two kilometers, there’s plenty of room to spread out. The beach is also great for water sports and scuba diving.
The town of Valldemossa is only around 15-20 minutes’ drive from Palma into the Tramuntana mountains, but feels a world away from the capital. Perched on a hilltop, surrounded by terraced terrain, it was named after the area’s original Moorish landowner, Muza. The highest town in Mallorca is probably best-known as the place where the Polish composer Frederic Chopin and his lover, the writer George Sand, spent the winter of 1838/9, staying in rented rooms in the monastery. And, as a result, it’s probably Mallorca’s most visited town. You can visit Valldemossa’s Real Cartuja (Royal Carthusian monastery), including the church, cloisters, old pharmacy, and the cells said to be where Chopin and Sand stayed (containing the composer’s piano and other artefacts). Part of the monastery is King Sancho’s palace – later gifted to Carthusian monks, who converted it and other buildings into the monastery. It probably has more visitors than any other building in Mallorca, apart from Palma’s cathedral, La Seu. A ticket for the Real Cartuja includes a short Chopin piano recital. For more chances to hear a variety of international musicians playing music from the composer, visit in August, when Valldemossa hosts the annual Chopin Festival.
It’s not an overwhelmingly large market, therefore, it isn’t crowded with tons of tourists like the markets in Barcelona. You can find everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to meats, cheeses, seafood, local delicacies, baked goods & fresh flowers. Not keen on cooking? Pull up a chair and join the locals at one of the notable bars scattered throughout, serving typical tapa dishes. Another great way to take in the Mallorca sun is heading out on the water for a day of relaxing, snorkelling, BBQs and wine! There are plenty of companies that offer half day, full day or sunset catamaran trips leaving from different parts of the island. Based on our location (Santa Catalina), we opted to spend a whole day out on the water with Oasis Catamaran. It was an early start of 9:30 am and we returned to the marina right in front of Santa Catalina by 3:00 pm. Snacks and lunch were provided, as well as ‘free-flowing’ wine during lunch and the option to buy cocktails throughout the day. Sit back, relax and let the day float by. Snorkels & paddleboards are provided.
No Frills Excursions in Mallorca is a specialist operator of tours and activities in the north area of Mallorca. On our website nofrills-excursions.com you can find the best prices and options for your tours in Mallorca, booking in advance for peace of mind. We are a local based company, and this assures we deal directly with the suppliers rather than passing the booking to another company who passes the bookings to other companies. This gives us the opportunity to offer a better service and to control better the whole process of the activities and excursions. Discover extra info at Activities Alcudia.