If you have ever been to Majorca, on your return home, you’ll definitely have said, “Majorca is just like a postcard”… and this is the result of its beautiful mix of contrasts (of sea and mountains). Our island also offers you unique experiences that you mustn’t miss if you plan to get the most out of it before leaving: yes, you really have to see some of the most beautiful areas from the highest parts of its geography.
Fill the car with fuel and your backpack with food and fresh water because the route will entice you. Pass through the Tramuntana mountain range or visit Alcudia, in Blau Hotels we have compiled some of Majorca’s most beautiful viewpoints that are set amongst the trees or in the lay-bys of the small, narrow roads and where you can take photos worthy of the best tourist postcard that you can find.
A good plan at any time of year may be to start the route with Palma’s main viewpoint, Bellver Castle. From this high area you will not only be able to see the entire Majorcan capital, but if you hurry (even better with the help of good binoculars) you will be able to see other more remote areas such as Cala Blava or Puig de Randa, as well as having a panoramic view of the Port of Palma and the city itself.
Leaving Palma behind, following the MA-10 road is another great option. Following the route you will run into – almost by magic – the legendary Mirador de las Ánimas (or Torre Verger), located between the areas of Banyalbufar and Estellencs. It is a special place with a unique history where sunsets and panoramic views are truly special and almost obligatory. From here you can feel the immensity of the Serra de Tramuntana, which in 2011 was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in the Cultural Landscape category.
What more could you want? Well, make a note of this because you must see the general layout (from a height, of course) of one of the most beautiful areas of the whole island of Majorca: the nearby Puerto de Sóller, one of those coastal images which surprises you looking down from the Tramuntanas. To see it in all its splendour the best option is to enjoy the views offered by the Ses Barques Viewpoint. From this point, the word “impressive” falls short.
From here you can also approach Fornalutx, which stands out as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Spain. Getting lost in its narrow streets full of beautiful tiled houses and worn stone floors is an adventure and you can see if you can discover the 28 ancient Fornalutx houses that are decorated with the famous tiles painted with motifs such as knights or boats, dating from the 16th century.
Taking the MA10 road route again (highly recommended) we have another essential place in our list of “things you should not miss if you come to Majorca”: Cape Formentor, a gem that is one of the best views in Majorca. To take the best photos don’t forget to get to the Mirador d’Es Colomer (or Mirador de Mal Pas). From there you can see the impressive Bay of Alcùdia (the point furthest north on the island) or even some parts of the island of Menorca. It’s a ‘must’ in every way, without a doubt.
But Majorca is more than just its coastline; the island hides an impressive countryside that you shouldn’t miss seeing and recommending on your return. The best area to see what we call the Pla de Mallorca (the plain) on the island is the Sanctuary of Cura, in Puig de Randa. The trip to Randa is already worth it with its narrow, steep streets, the smell of wood and its unique colours, so putting the finishing touches to the visit by enjoying that Majorcan view is perfect. Stop a moment to breathe in the fresh air from a place that oozes spirituality.
Although all are great, if you come to Majorca you can’t miss the legendary view from the Mirador del Mal Pas to enjoy Cabo de Formentor in all its splendour. This very beautiful setting is located just an hour’s drive from our hotels in Majorca.
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