Best day trips in Mallorca
The eastern part of Majorca captivates everybody – with its idyllic fishing villages, numerous secluded bays – the so-called “Calas” – salt works and kilometers of sandy beaches. “Llaüts”, the typical local boats, sway gently in the waves. Looking at them gives you a feeling of joie-de-vivre. A visit to the “Coves del Drach” near Porto Cristo is a must with caves up to 25 m high and their bizarre stalactites and stalagmites. You will immerse yourself in a fairytale world as you enjoy a boat ride across the “Llac Martel”, one of the largest underground lakes, listening to classical music. (Read more: www.mallorquissimo.com/en/blog/villages-of-mallorca)
9.00 am: Those of you wanting to escape the hectic rush of everyday life to focus on what is important are certainly in the right place. Start the day with a yoga class. At her picturesque and more than 300 year old finca in C’as Concos, Ingrid Reygers introduces beginners and advanced yogis into the relaxation techniques of yoga and the healthy way of Ayurvedic cooking (http://greygers.wix.com/alonga & Tel. +34 617 882 083).
11.00 am: Santanyi is a charming little town with numerous small shops and restaurants. Wednesday and Saturday is market day. Don’t miss the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a café con leche outside Restaurant No. 7 / Hotel Santanyí. Here you will have a front row seat! (Tips & Infos: www.mallorquissimo.com & Facebook/Mallorquissimo)
1:00 pm: lunch time – in Restaurant Laudat, a wonderfully renovated old mansion with a huge terrace.
2.00 pm: now we continue our journey to the “Salinas”. The salt works are very impressive and look like snow. At Flor de Sal d’es Trenc you can book guided tours with information on the salt production.
3.00 pm: enjoy the “wow effect” of mile long beach, Es Trenc. What an overwhelming view over an inviting turquoise sea. Long walks along the beach are beautiful – especially between November and April. The dunes upstream are protected – please do not go there or litter!
For those who prefer a secluded beach, take the opposite direction towards Mondragó nature park. Park your car and walk a few minutes to the eponymous bay with its crystal clear water.
5.30 pm: make a tour to Ses Salines with its charming boutiques and enjoy an “aperitivo” at Bodega Barahona – Casa Manolo. Manolo is an institution and well known for his excellent Majorcan fish specialties. At the entrance to the village you will find “Botanicactus” with a great variety of cactus.
7.30 pm: If you follow the narrow country roads, you will reach Mirador de Cabrera, where Jörg Klausmann, www.doppio.tv celebrity chef, will prepare an unforgettable meal for you whilst you enjoy the beautiful views on the protected island of Cabrera. And if you are lucky, you may see a few passing dolphins!
Text: Eva von Oheimb