Majorca, with as capital Palma de Mallorca, is the largest island of the Balearic Islands and, as you know, located in the Mediterranean, in front of Valencia and Barcelona. During your visit to the island, you can enjoy all of the Balearic culture, as well as breathtaking landscapes. If you want to know what to do in Majorca in a 3-day trip, this article is made for you!
What to do in Majorca in a 3-day trip
Day 1: Visit the centre of Palma Mallorca
Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands, is a destination much appreciated by tourists thanks to its pleasant climate throughout the year, with an average temperature of 18 degrees. The city of Palma is best known for its beaches and good weather, but it is also full of history and culture. For this reason, for this first day on Majorca, we recommend you to visit the rich heritage of this city. To start the day with energy, we will have a good breakfast at the Bagel restaurant, with varied and delicious sweet and savoury options.
The rest of the morning and in order to do some cultural tourism, you should go see the Cathedral of Majorca also called “Le Seu”. You will find it when walking through the centre of the city. You will like to know that Gaudí and Miquel Barceló collaborated in the development of this cathedral, which has a museum in which all its history is exposed, dating back to the year 1300. If you like the Gothic style, this cathedral will fascinate you! In front of the cathedral the Royal Palace of the Almudaina is located, which was previously a Muslim palace. The tapestries inside are spectacular.
After these two visits, you can take a walk around the Mercat de l’Olivar, passing through the charming Plaza Mayor. The Mercat de l’Olivar is a market where you can find a multitude of small bars and restaurants to enjoy some good food. After lunch, you can go down to Sa Llotja, a place where, in the past, transactions between merchants took place. It was also the building of the Maritime Exchange of Palma. Its schedule is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., and it only closes on Mondays. To end the first day, you can go for a walk around the port. If you would like to carry on shopping, here there is a list of our favourite markets in Palma de Majorca.
Day 2: Discover the inland villages
A beautiful town to visit the second day is Sóller. You can get there by taking a small train typical of the region, which will take approximately 1 hour to get to the town from Palma. It is located in a valley full of orange trees, its streets are animated and, almost all, pedestrian. This city will allow you to escape away from the tourist crowd.
The other option is to go to Sóller by car; it takes less than 40 minutes. If you can rent a car in Majorca, it is the best way, as you can visit other towns in the area and go to Cape Formentor, one of the most visited places in Majorca due to the beauty of its landscape, which combines the sea and the mountains.
Day 3: Explore the southeast of the island
For the last day, our suggestion is that you visit the southeast part of the island. In the morning, you can go to the Drach Caves, which are approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes from Palma. These caves are composed of 4 large cavities interconnected and they are impressive. When you visit the caves, you will have the opportunity to take a boat tour and discover its underground lakes.
After this visit, you can arrive in 20 minutes to the small port of Portocolom, a small town where Christopher Columbus is said to have been born. You will also like to visit its old town and its marina. For lunch, we advise you to go to the Sa Llotja restaurant in the port, delicious! After your lunch, you can continue the tour going to Cala Figuera, an original Y-shaped port composed of two torrents: Caló d’en Busques and Caló d’en Boira. To end the day with good views, we recommend going to Es Trenc Beach and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
Do you need more ideas and plans of what to do Majorca? If you are travelling as a couple, you can find the keys to a perfect weekend here.