Relaxing on La Isla Bonita
During my time in Barcelona I had so many different opportunities to go on amazing trips throughout Spain such as planned hiking tours, gourmet journeys or sightseeing trips to Valencia or Madrid – but my favorite one was definitely a weekend away on “la isla bonita” Mallorca. So I ended up in booking a flight to Palma and started packing shortly after.
I started my journey with the Aerobus at Plaça Catalunya. After a 30 minute drive I arrived at El Prat, the main airport of Barcelona. Because I had already checked in online at home, I was able to pass the passenger and hand-luggage screening within a few minutes. Who would have thought that Mallorca is literally just a stone’s throw away from Barcelona! It didn’t even take me an hour to go to the airport in Palma de Mallorca. And even afterwards, everything went on so smoothly since Palma’s city center can be simply reached by bus.
Where should I stay?
Of course, there are luxury hotels in Palma – but even for a small budget, there are several hostels with a pretty good location! Some of them are equipped with nice roof terraces, which offer a stunning view over the city. If you plan on going, definitely check out Airbnb or Hostelbookers. You will definitely find a nice and cheap place to stay! To see reviews of other guests, Tripadvisor might also be of good help.
Which places should I visit?
There are a lot of beautiful places to visit in Palma. Of course, the famous La Seu Cathedral Palma with its gothic architecture is one of it. But besides the touristic sights the city has a lot more to offer. I totally fell in love with the Malloquin lifestyle and the creative artists scattered across the neighbourhood of Carrer de Sant Feliu. I would have never thought that trash cans can be beautiful and special, but convince yourself!
You can imagine, after taking a walk amidst alleys and roads, you will get pretty hungry! For Veggies and Vegans, I can recommend the Restaurante Vegano Bon Lloc. Tapas lovers find some delicious dishes at Ombu. Don’t expect something ordinary – Ombu offers its guests exotic and special pieces. My personal favourite is the restaurant Mallorca Delicatessen. Olivas, tomates secos, baguette with iberian ham and chorizo – the ultimate Spanish cuisine for me. While tasting Mallorquin wine and enjoying several snacks, I also always find some great gifts to bring home.
If you have time, you should definitely stay longer and explore the island! Mallorca is a beautiful island and has so much more to offer than only Palma. Just rent a car and travel around! It’s super convenient and easy.
My Top 4 Highlights you shouldn’t miss:
- Hiking and Monastery-Visit: Santuari De Lluc
- My favorite cities: Port de Sóller & Valdemossa
- My favorite caves: Coves del Drac, Porto Cristo
- Places for Shopping (discounts up to 80%!): Festival Park Outlet
Check it out and book a flight to Palma de Mallorca. Explore the island and visit its touristic hotspots.
My resume: Easy to reach, easy to stay, easy to enjoy!