I just wanted to share a few things that I love so much about the island in an itinerary that I tend to follow when friends or family are visiting that includes all of the must-sees

*side note: for most of the calas you will need to rent a car, however, there is a public bus system called the TIB that has bus routes to many of the larger pueblos and touristic beaches on the island. There is also a city bus system in Palma, the capital, called the EMT that has lines throughout the city and to the airport from both the city centre and Ca’n Pastilla/S’Arenal. Also remember that most locals speak Mallorquin (a dialect of Catalan) and many of the names of places are in Catalan, but of course, in Palma and at the resorts everyone will speak Spanish and most people will speak English as well.

While I am partial to staying in Palma and not a resort, there are also fincas (country houses) that can be rented and other cute little pueblos like Arta, Pollenca, Ses Salines, Sant Jordi (all the Mallorqins stay here in summer), Banyalbufar, Valldemossa and Deiá (if you bougie), Puigpunyent, Soller and Port de Soller. It really just depends on what scenery you want and how much you want to have to drive to see other places.

The following itinerary will be from Palma/central perspective and the days are interchangeable depending on arrival day of the week:


The Rooftop of Nakar Hotel

Day 2

The pueblo of Deiá
Restaurant Ca’s Patro March in Cala Deiá
Sunset at Na Foradada from Chillout Sa Foradada

Day 3

Sunset at Cap de Formentor
Cap de Formentor
Sunset at Cap de Formentor

Day 4

The beach at Sa Calobra
Sunset at Nus de Sa Corbata
Sunset at Nus de Sa Corbata

(An alternative to this day would be to take the century-old Tren de Soller, with breath-taking, scenic views, from Palma to Soller, walk around Soller, then take the old tram, Tranvía de Soller, from Soller to Port d’ Soller for lunch, boutique shopping and a dip in the Med…and finally, taking the TIB bus back to Palma)

Port de Soller

Day 5

Gran Folies Beach Club
Gran Folies Beach Club

(An alternative to Gran Folies Beach Club is to chill at the amazing glass-bottom pool suspended over the square in Magaluf overlooking the sea at INNSiDE Calviá Beach– it’s the pool in the banner photo of this blog post.)

*Some Alternative Suggestions, or for other days if your trip is longer:

~Sunday: Es Trenc beach (long stretch of famous beach), with Sunday night: dinner and party at S’Embat in Es Trenc

Sunset at Es Trenc

~Tuesday night: La Ruta Martiana (the tapas route) in the old town of Palma (just search for Molta Barra)

~Cala Varques (probably one of my faves) and hike around the area up to the puente (land bridge) then go to Cala Anguila for a swim and bites at the Chiringuito (beach bar) at Cala Anguila

~Explore Arta, Coves d’Arta, Capdepera (where you can climb the castle and pretend to burn the village by dragon’s breath like you’re in Game of Thrones), and Cala Agulla/Cala Molto

~Camp de Mar to beach and eat at Restaurant Illeta (can get here by TIB bus from Palma)

Restaurant Illeta at Camp de Mar

~Caló des Moro (the most famous cala, but also small and the most crowded, so get there early!), Cala s’Alumnia, Cala Llombards and Mirador des Pontas, or the following places in the same area

Caló des Moro
Cala Llombards

~Port de Cala Figuera and Cala Mondrago going back to Palma by way of Ses Salines in order to stop at Cassai Home & Fashion boutique, and the beautiful Cassai Gran Cafe & Restaurant

*Don’t forget to get some “Pa amb oli” (bread with oil) from a typical restaurant or chiringuito…sounds bland, but totally delicious with jamon serrano or jamon iberico*

There’s so much to do in Mallorca; this is just ONE itinerary of many that I’ve used for showing friends and family around

*Breakfast/Brunch in Palma:

~Nakar Hotel

~Mama Carmen’s




~La Finca


~Ca’n Joan de s’Aigo

~weekend brunch: Hotel Juame III

*More Lunch/Dinner Suggestions in Palma:

~La Rosa or La Vermuteria San Jaime

~Bar Dia

~Buscando el Norte Santa Catalina

~Meson Ca’n Pedro, Cellar Sa Premsa, or Ca’n Torrat for some real, homemade Mallorquin food

~Patro Lunares or El Txoko de Martín

~Duke Restaurant

~Siete Machos for take away tacos..say hello for me!

~Nola for New Orleans style foods

~el Neo


*Boutique/Typical Mallorquin Craft Shopping in Palma:

~Mimbreria Vidal (if you don’t find a woven straw bag at one of the markets, this place has a ton to choose from)

~Carrer del Sindicat

~Around Plaça de la Quartera

~Carrer de Jaume II (street for Menorquina sandals)

~Cereria Candela (handmade candle, jewelry and woven bags)

~Maricastaña (super cute boutique)

*Cocktails in Palma or Nearby:



~Alchimia Gin Club


~Chapeau 1987

~el Neo



~Origin in Palmanova

~Siso in Palmanova

*Dance clubs in Palma:



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