1 week in Majorca: what to do ?

Looking for sun, beach and relaxation? Set sail for 1 week in Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands.
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Majorca, the largest island in the Balearic Islands, is a popular holiday destination for travellers. With its spectacular scenery, sandy beaches, secluded coves and small villages, Majorca offers an unforgettable experience. If you’re lucky enough to spend a week on this island, it’s important to plan your stay well to make the most of it. In this article, I offer you a detailed guide to the best things to do in Majorca in a week.

Why should you visit Majorca?

Still hesitating to visit Majorca? You’d be wrong… I had a few preconceived ideas about the island myself before I went, but once I got there, it won me over!

In fact, the island sometimes has a negative reputation for mass tourism. It’s true in some parts of the island! But Majorca also has spectacular landscapes, a rich history and culture, plenty of outdoor activities and a very pleasant climate!

Well then, let’s go for a week in Majorca!

If you’re already familiar with Majorca, you’ll love my article on Menorca and Ibiza!

What to do in Majorca in 1 week: activity suggestions

Discovering Palma de Majorca

Exploring Palma de Majorca is a must for anyone visiting Majorca for the first time. Not to be missed? Palma Cathedral, also known as La Seu. This Gothic cathedral is one of the largest in Spain and was built in the 13th century. It is located on the city’s seafront and can be seen from afar.

The tour of the Old Town also includes a visit to Bellver Castle, which overlooks the town from a hill to the West. The castle was built in the 14th century in Gothic style and is famous for its unique circular architecture and its museum of the city’s history.

Book your combined ticket for the Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Almudaina

Remember to book your ticket for Majorca Cathedral in advance. Just next door is the Royal Palace of Almudaina, a beautiful building worth discovering. This combined ticket gives you a discount on the entrance fees.

Price: €16.86/person

The beautiful beaches of the South

We also go to Majorca to enjoy the beach! The south of Majorca is famous for its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. My favourites?

Es Trenc: This beach is located on the south-east coast of Majorca and is considered to be one of the most beautiful on the island (if not in Europe!). It stretches for several kilometres and offers crystal-clear waters, white sand and sand dunes.

Cala Pi : Nestling in a small bay with spectacular sea views, it’s a dream!

Cala Mondragó: located in the Mondragó Natural Park, this small cove is a paradise and a popular spot for snorkelling.

Randonnée dans la Sierra Tramuntana

The Sierra de Tramuntana is a spectacular mountain range on the North-West Coast of Majorca, offering breathtaking views. Hiking in the Sierra Tramuntana is an ideal way to discover Majorca’s natural beauty. There are several hiking trails in the Sierra Tramuntana suitable for different levels of difficulty.

There is also a GR (long-distance footpath) that crosses the Sierra: the GR 221.

I’d also advise you to make a few stops in the villages of Valldemossa, Deia, Soller and Fornalutx. They’re well worth the diversions!

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Boat trip

My guilty pleasure when travelling? Taking a boat trip! Whenever possible, of course.

Sailboats, catamarans, no-licence boats… There are plenty of options for sailing in Majorca. Boat trips can be organised from several of the island’s ports, including Palma, Port d’Alcudia, Port de Pollensa, Port de Soller and Cala Ratjada.

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Hot-air balloon flight

Finally, another unmissable (and unusual) activity on Majorca is hot-air ballooning. The island’s favourable climate means that you can take to the skies quite often, for a totally sensational experience. At sunrise or sunset, take to the skies over the island of Majorca! Departure is from Manacor.The flight costs €180 per person and must be booked in advance
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Coasteering excursion from Cala Ratjada

If you’re looking for a dose of adrenalin and adventure, I’ve got just the excursion for you: coasteering from Cala Ratjada (on the North-East coast of the island). This unique activity combines coastal hiking, swimming, climbing and jumping into the water. You’ll explore wild coves, dive into crystal-clear waters and discover Majorca’s spectacular cliffs. All accompanied by a guide, of course.

I advise you to book your excursion to ensure you have a spot.

Price: €70/person for 4 hours of activity

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Where to stay in Majorca for 1 week?

The island is quite large and there is a wide range of accommodation on offer. Here are some of my favourite places to stay for 1 week in Majorca:

Palma: Staying in Palma puts you right in the heart of the action, with easy access to the city’s restaurants, shops, museums and attractions. There are also many buses from the city to the rest of the island for day trips.

Port de Soller: situated on the North-West coast of the island, Port de Soller is a charming little village with a beautiful beach and palm-fringed promenade. There are several hotels and flats available.

(Port) de Pollença / Alcudia: Located in the North of Majorca, Pollença is a picturesque village with cobbled streets, lively squares and historic architecture. It’s a particularly good place for families with children, as there are plenty of family-friendly hotels and beautiful beaches.

Whichever area you choose, it is advisable to book your accommodation in advance, especially if you are travelling during the peak summer season.

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1 week in Majorca, how do I get around?

One of the most popular options is to rent a car, as it gives you greater freedom of movement and the chance to visit places that are less accessible by public transport. You can rent a car for the whole stay or by the day.There is also a public bus network on the island which serves many destinations, including major towns such as Palma, Alcudia and Cala Millor. Buses are fairly regular and inexpensive, but can get crowded during the peak tourist season.
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So, when are you leaving for Majorca?

Q&A: Majorca in 1 week

Majorca offers spectacular scenery, a rich history and culture, plenty of outdoor activities and a pleasant climate.

Palma’s cathedral (La Seu) and Bellver castle are must-sees. You can also take a free tour to discover the city’s three cultures.

Es Trenc, Cala Pi and Cala Mondragó are some of the most beautiful beaches in the region.

The Sierra de Tramuntana offers a host of hiking trails, including the GR 221, which crosses the mountain range.

You can take a hot-air balloon ride from Manacor or a coasteering excursion from Cala Ratjada.

Palma, Port de Soller, Pollença and Alcudia are popular places to stay.

Renting a car is the most common option, giving you plenty of freedom of movement. There is also a public bus network serving many destinations.

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