Interesting places to visit and where to eat on Mallorca
(Impartial recommendations from long-term residents)
The Cala at Deya Photo by Dr Michael Stoma
Where would you like to go?
We have divided the island into seven areas. When you have decided where you would like to go from the options below, click its heading and select some interesting places to visit. You will also find some unbiased suggestions on where to eat recommended by long-term residents.
Towns in this section include Palma Nova, Magaluf, Santa Ponca, Peguara, Camp de Mar, Andratx, Puerto Andratx, San Telmo, Estellence, Banyanbufar, Galilea, Puigpunent, Genova, Capdella and Calvia.
THE NORTH COAST
This includes most of the Tramantana range that dominates the northern part of the island with Puig Major (1445m) as its highest point.
Towns and villages in this area include Valldemossa, Deia, Esporles, Soller and its port.
THE NORTH EAST
This area embraces the Formentor peninsula, Pollenca and Puerto Pollenca. Alcudia, Port d’Alcudia and Can Picafort.
THE CENTER OF THE ISLAND
This largely flat area, known as the pla includes Bunyola, Santa Maria, Selva, Inca, Binissalem, Campanet, Sencelles, Sineu, Sa Pobla, Petra, Monturi, Algaida, Randa, Porreres, Arenal, Càn Pastilla and Lluchmajor.
Central Palma and the area bordered by the Via Cintura. It includes Bonanova, El Tereno, Son Armadans and Bellver castle.
Towns include Capdeperra, Cala Rajada, Arta, Son Severa, St Llorenc, Cala Millor, Manacor and Porto Cristo.
Towns include Cala Pi. Campos; Felanitx, Ses Salines, Santanyi. Colonia St Jordi, Portocolom, Cala d’Or and Cala Figuera.
The history of Mallorca
Mallorca has a long and complex history. Pamela Legge included a brief account in the appendix to her book Enjoying Mallorca. Click here for a slightly expanded version.