If you have explored Puerto Pollensa and you are interested in seeing some of the other attractions and destinations on the island, there are several great trips that you can complete in just one day from the resort. Here are some of the best day trips in Majorca that you can add to your itinerary.
Visit the Capital of Palma de Mallorca
If you are looking for city life in Majorca, the capital of Palma is the only true city available on the island. More than half of Majorca’s population lives within Palma, and the city boasts a number of tourism attractions that interest visitors. Those who would like to learn more about the island’s history and culture should be sure not to miss the beautiful Catedral de Mallorca, the incredible 14th century Castell de Bellver or the Arab baths built in the 10th century. Palma is also home to several tourism attractions that are suited for families with children. Some of the best include the the water park Aqualand and Marineland, which is an aquarium and a zoo. There are also plenty of great opportunities to shop for souvenirs, dine on international or local fare and sip on cocktails in the vibrant bars and nightclubs in the city.
If you are interested in the charming architecture found on the island, but you don’t want to deal with the crowds of Palma, then make the short trip to Alcudia. This town is just a 15 minute drive or bus journey from Puerto Pollensa, but it boasts incredible ruins. The town was founded by the Phoenicians, but there are also a few Roman ruins that remain. Be sure to take a walk around the entire walled city to understand the true history of the place. In the old town center there are a handful of local restaurants and cafes, but there are also several beaches where you can relax or go swimming without the crowds.
Explore the Mountains of Sóller
Anyone who wants to explore the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range will want to make the journey to the town of Sóller, which is nestled in a valley between the majestic mountains. Although the town itself is beautiful, most visitors come for the opportunity to explore the mountains. Beginners can join in with one of the walking tours at an easy pace, or you can tackle some of the longer hikes on your own. There are also some great places to try mountain biking in the area. If you want to get out in nature and see more than just the beaches and the coastline, Sóller is a lush and green destination that is definitely worth a visit.
S’Albufera Natural Park
Just 10 miles from Puerto Pollensa is the S’Albufera Natural Park, which is the largest wetland on the island. There are no cars allowed within the park, giving visitors the chance to experience nature up close. You can walk through the wetlands on your own, but be sure to keep your eyes open for wildlife like cows and more than 200 different types of birds.
Dig Into the History of Valldemossa
The small village of Valldemossa is just a few miles from Sóller, but it is absolutely worth a trip in its own right. The highlight of the village is the impressive La Cartuja monastery, which is where Chopin famously spent one winter while composing music. While in Valldemossa, you can tour the many cells and tunnels of the monastery and even have access to the incredible nearby castle. Since there are few tourists that come to this area, it is a chance to get a real feel for the culture and history in the mountains of Majorca.
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