One week in Mallorca

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view from the Boulevard to the sea in Paguera

Some facts about Mallorca:

Majorca is the largest island of Spain. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea and part of the Balearic Islands archipelago. The name derives from Latin  insula maior, "larger island"; later Maiorica.

The capital of the island, Palma, is also the capital of the Balearic Islands.

Majorca has two mountainous regions each about 70 km in length. These occupy the north-western (Serra de Tramuntana or Tramuntana range) and eastern thirds of the island. The highest peak on Majorca is Puig Major (1,445 m) in the Serra de Tramuntana. As this is a military zone, the neighbouring peak at Puig de Massanella is considered the highest accessible peak (1,364 m).

one of the beautiful bays of Mallorca
The northeast coast comprises two sweeping bays: the Badia de Pollença and the larger Badia d'Alcúdia. The northern coast is generally rugged and has many cliffs. The central zone extending from Palma is generally flat fertile plain known as Es Pla.

The climate is Mediterranean, with markedly higher precipitation in the Serra de Tramuntana. Summers are hot in the plains and winters mild to cool, getting colder in the Tramuntana range; in this part of the island brief episodes of snow during the winter are not unusual.

The island is surrounded by two uninhabited small islands: Cabrera (southeast of Palma) and Dragonera (west of Palma).

[From Wikipedia]

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Our week in Mallorca:

Day 1:

After arriving in Palma a shuttle bus brought us (my Mum and me) to our hotel in Paguera.

Cause we were arriving in the morning we had enough time to explore Paguera and we also were taking a boat trip to the nearby wildlife resort.

Day 2:

From today we had a rental car. An automatic one.. ufff.. was a chage driving with an automatic car, but soon I was used to it ;-) Today we deceided to explore the west coast up to Valldemossa with its historical abbey where also Polish composer F. Chopin  and the French writer and pioneering feminist G. Sand spent one winter. After visiting Valldemossa we drove to the Gardens of Alfabia. These gardens are built in an Arabic style and are really beautiful. Unfortunately it was raining when we were there but even with the rain these gardens were really wonderfull and worth to see. Afterwards we drove to Palma and visited the cthedral La Seu and met with Lucia, a girl from Couchsurfing. We had a drink together in a nice bar in Palma.

Day 3:

Today we drove to the south east to visit the Dragon caves (Coves del Drac), some really impressive dripstone caves.

one of th villas in Paguera
After a guidance through the caves there was a light show with music on the lake inside the cave. After this stop we drove to the north to visit Alcudia and its old Arabic-styled fortress and old medival town. On the way to Alcudia we had a stop in Portochristo,  nice village at the coastline.

Day 4:

We spent the day in Palma, visited the city center and were walking around the small and narrow streets. In the early evening the Procession of the Hol Thursday began. Thousands of Templars were walking along a special way through the city, all dressed in the old templar style carrying crosses and big carriots with holy figures like the Virgin Mary. This was a really impressive spectacle that I have never seen before. This ceremony lasted until the early morning, but we went back to the hotel at about 11p.m. cause we had to catch the last bus.

Day 5:

The last "full" day.

view through the glas bottom of the boat to watch the fish
We started to visit the beach of "El Arenal", where we spent a while. After walking along the seaside we continued our trip to the south. Just driving through the landscape and visiting some small towns. In the late afternoon we had to be back in Paguera to return the car to the rental station.


Day 6 - Summary:

Today the shuttle bus caught us in the early morning to bring us to the airport.

To summarize the days in Mallorca I can say that I was really surprised in a positive way. Even we had more rain than sunshine it was a great week and the island is really multivarious.

My advice for a  visit / to do:

- Les jardins d'Alfabia

- Palma city and the cathedral La Seu

- Valldemossa

- the old town of Alcudia

- taking the red Tourist Bus in Palma (Hop On / Hop Off)

- a boat trip from Paguera to the wildlife area near the coastline

- visit the Dragon Caves



Melly_K says:
4 people - wow! I am sure that will be great! Are you already preparing some maps again like last year for your Europe trip? ;-)
Posted on: Apr 28, 2009
Melly_K says:
Oh, I really would love to join you on your middle east tour!!! That must be fantastic.
Well, I am sure Bali also will be hot ;-) I will see ;-)
Posted on: Apr 28, 2009
Melly_K says:
Oh, the 1st day was sunny... all others were rainy and even we had some storms in the evenings. The day we went to the Gardens of Alfabia we both were totally wet when we returned to the hotel in the evening.

Hot was last summer in Urfa - hahaha ;-)
Posted on: Apr 28, 2009
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one of th villas in Paguera
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view through the glas bottom of t…
the beach in Paguera, where our ho…
the beach in Paguera, where our h…
during a boat trip
during a boat trip
one of the beautiful bays of Mallo…
one of the beautiful bays of Mall…
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birds on the rocks in the wildlif…
view through the glas bottom of th…
view through the glas bottom of t…
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during a boat trip to the wildlif…
our rented car
our rented car
the church in Valdemossa
the church in Valdemossa
a book from Chopin in his room in …
a book from Chopin in his room in…
the Garden of Alfabia
the Garden of Alfabia
in the Garden of Alfabia
in the Garden of Alfabia
in the Garden of Alfabia
in the Garden of Alfabia
Palmas big cathedral La Seu
Palmas big cathedral La Seu
Palmas big cathedral La Seu
Palmas big cathedral La Seu
the palace Almudaina
the palace Almudaina
me and Lucia, the girl I met from …
me and Lucia, the girl I met from…
entrance of the dragon-caves
entrance of the dragon-caves
Alcudia
Alcudia
my Mum in Alcudia
my Mum in Alcudia
Alcudia
Alcudia
Alcudia
Alcudia
one of the many yachts
one of the many yachts
easter procession on Holy Thursday
easter procession on Holy Thursday
my Mum and me
my Mum and me
me and my injured leg
me and my injured leg
drinking Sangria ;-)
drinking Sangria ;-)
beach on El Arenal
beach on El Arenal
on El Arenal - the Ballermann
on "El Arenal" - the "Ballermann"
in Palma
in Palma
view to Palma from Bellver
view to Palma from Bellver
castle de Bellver
castle de Bellver
torre de Bellver
torre de Bellver
Mallorca
photo by: skibabe