At nearly 100km across, there is plenty to explore on the largest of the Balearic Islands – from the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in the north-west to the attractive old quarter of the capital Palma de Mallorca. And, of course, there’s zero dearth of unspoiled beaches to lounge on!
In Old Palma, you’ll find plenty of twisting lanes and sunny squares that are filled with dozens of historic courtyard houses. Visit the lovely Palau de l’Almudaina, a royal palace, to get a glimpse into a world of long time ago. If chilling by the beach is what interests you, take the narrow road that goes through the pine-woods east of El Toro, leading to Cala Portals Vells. Here, you’ll find clear, turquoise waters lapping the wide, sandy beach, and to the south, a trail that leads to caves in the rock walls.