Activities To Try During Holidays In Cala Millor


The popular resort of Cala Millor is situated on the scenic north eastern coastline of Majorca. Here you will find a beautiful blue flag beach and a variety of pleasant countryside paths, perfect for exploring. You will also discover various Calla Millor holiday companies offering special tours and excursions to the fascinating local sites. Some even offer the opportunity to try out some of the activities highlighted in this article.

Turquoise water of Mediterranean Sea and Cala Millor resort town center, Majorca island, Spain


Strap your walking boots on for a jaunt to the historically significant watchtower of Castell de n'Amer. Along the way you might be lucky enough to spot native wildlife species such as the spotted Hoopoe bird and Hummingbird Hawk Moth.

Horse Riding

If you are eager to explore the surrounding area of Cala Millor then why not hire some horses from the stables of Rancho Willy? Anybody planning wintertime Directline holidays to Cala Millor may book a couple of days on horseback, which could incorporate a visit the Parque Natural Cala Mondrego or a gallop through the pretty area of Ca'an Picafort.


You might like to imagine yourself in the role of Spanish drivers such as Fernando Alonso or Pedro de la Rosa and attack the Calla Millor go-karting track. Cruise around the corners and go flat out on the straights to take the racing title.


Keen golfers on holidays to Cala Millor are invited to tee off at the top quality course of Pula. You may even see the enthusiastic Spanish king out for a round with his caddy in toe.

Glass Bottom Boating

There are plenty of ways in which you can enjoy the ocean environment of Cala Millor. However, the most relaxing option is to take a glass bottom boating tour. Trust in the navigational abilities of the captain and watch as the colourful fish swim below you're in the clear Mediterranean sea.


High Speed Ferry Service From Barcelona To Palma De Mallorca

It used to take seven hours to get from Barcelona Spain to Palma De Mallorca. Most people would jump aboard the night ferry and sleep until they arrived in the morning. But today travelers staying in Barcelona apartments can take a high speed catamaran that will get you to Palma De Mallorca in a little less than four hours, leaving you more time to enjoy your day or weekend trip to the island.

During the summer season travelers will find 2 high speed catamarans and super ferry making the journey between Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.High Speed Ferry Barcelona, Spain Photo by D-A-O

Even if you have been to Mallorca before, there are always plenty of activities for you to enjoy. If you are on a weekend or day trip, and do not have the pleasure of spending the night, it is important to pack as much into one day as you possibly can. Hiring a personal guide is a great way to see the entire island. You can contact them directly, or have them arrange additional day trips outside of the city. If you would rather head out on your own, you can take a walking tour and rent an Ipod shuffle that is preloaded with everything you need to know. Another great way to take in the city is to jump on an open-top tour bus. Lasting 24 hours you can hop on or off when you like. Take a tour of one of the museums in Palma De Mallorca, or spend your time at the Bellver Castle. Just 3 kilometers from the center of town is was built in the 14th century and continues to be one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island and is home to the Municipal Museum. Climb to the top of the tower and enjoy spectacular views of the bay. Of course if you feel like relaxing you can spend your day at the beach. You can go windsurfing, or grab your fins and snorkel and explore the deep blue sea. You can hire a boat at some of the beaches, or try your hand at kite surfing.

If you decide to do nothing but relax and drink in the wonderful climate on the island, you cannot leave without enjoying a couple of the fantastic restaurants in Palma De Mallorca. Start the morning off with an authentic breakfast. Make sure you save some room, because you will want to have tapas for lunch washed down with a white wine Sangria. Before you head back to your apartments in Barcelona and board  the high speed ferry, you have to try a seafood dinner as the jumbo prawns, muscles, angler and monkfish are absolutely delicious.


Weekend Trip, Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca


You have been doing the extended stay, spending almost a month in your Barcelona apartments, it's time for something a little different, you're  looking for another adventure, where do you look?

How about traveling offshore?, Just to the south of the mainland of Spain lies the Balearic Islands, a chain of islands lying in the beautiful Mediterranean. Mallorca, the largest island of the chain makes for an excellent destination. A little far for a day trip, but a great escape for a weekend trip.  

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, SpainPalma de Mallorca is the main city on Mallorca where half of the population of the island lives. A top tourist destination off the Spanish east coast, Mallorca has a lot to offer besides sun and sand.

It is easy to reach Mallorca by ferry from Barcelona with three ferry services, Balearia, Trasmediterranea and Iscomar Ferries. Ferries run every day and the trip takes about seven hours and 45 minutes. The price of tickets depends on several factors such as if you are taking your vehicle, if you have special luggage and which accommodation you select. Reservations should be made in advance. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or at the office.

La Seu Cathedral, Palma de Mallorca, SpainSome of the main sites to visit are:

• The Castell de Bellver was built in the 14th century on the ruins of a Muslim site. Today, it is a museum for archaeological finds and classical sculptures. High on a hill, it has beautiful views of the Bay of Palma. It is one of the most important castles in Spain and worth a walk around the moat and a visit to the top of the castle to see the marvellous architecture.

• There is also an architectural museum in Palma de Mallorca that is like a small village with models of the major classical architecture of Spain.

• The Cathedral de Mallorca is a spectacular site and beautifully lit at night. It exhibits religious paintings and other things. It is a majestic background to the Paseo Maritimo along the port where the boats and yachts are chartered. The majority of discos, bars, pubs and restaurants are there and they stay open until 6:00 AM.

• The Banys Arabs or Arab baths is the only structure from the Arab settlement that is still in Palma. It was built in the 10th century to function like a sauna with a heated floor that was splashed with water for steam.

• The Contemporary art museum has paintings by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro and Juan Gris. The collection is worth seeing and the admission is free.

Palma de Mallorca is a historically interesting city with beautiful beaches, year around sun and a vibrant nightlife. It is a great place to visit when staying in one of the many apartments in Barcelona and a good base from which to visit the charming villages, hidden coves and rugged mountains on the rest of the island. The ferry cost is inexpensive with convenient departure times.



Mallorca’s Spanish Cusine

Six places to eat in Mallorca
Mallorca CoastlineWith its picturesque villages, fascinating archaeological attractions, and spectacular beaches, the island of Mallorca is a destination that attracts multitudes of visitors from across the globe. But after spending the day trekking across this beautiful island, where can you settle down for a nice bottle of wine, a plate of tapas, and some music? Here are some of the island’s must-see restaurants, bars, and venues that are great places to eat in Mallorca.

Las Olas Bistro: Check out this cozy spot right in the heart of the Old Town Palma. In addition to their nice selection of wines, Las Olas Bistro combines French, Asian, and local Spanish cuisine to provide a variety of delectable menu items. Stop by for great food, pleasant outdoor seating, and a friendly atmosphere.

Duke Restaurant: This hidden gem has an eclectic menu, a friendly, laid back ambiance, and an assortment of delicious cocktails. Their staff is charming and pleasant. The restaurant can be a bit tricky to find, but once there enjoy this haven away from the tourist hoards.

Sa Taronja Center: Looking for some culture? Head to the Sa Taronja Cultural Center! Located in the outskirts of the town of Andratx, the center hosts a variety of events including wine tastings, art exhibitions, and dance, music and theater classes. They also have a concert series with a range of intriguing musical options, from classical to rock to jazz. Check out their bar and restaurant for a tasty bite to eat.

BCM Nightclub: Ready to party? Known as Mallorca’s biggest, loudest, and wildest party spot. With three dance floors and the capacity to hold up to 4000 people, you can’t do better than this when looking for nightlife in Mallorca. Expect to see well known DJs. The club also features an all-inclusive entrance fee, so you don’t even have to pause to pay for your drinks.

Spanish Cusine, PaellaCoco la Nuit: If you’re looking to add some spice to your meal, don’t miss the Coco la Nuit Dinner Show. Feast your eyes on a spectacular performance while you enjoy your delicious feast of traditional Mediterranean tapas, seafood, and grilled meats. Don’t miss their delicious desserts and extensive wine list.

El Salmon Restaurant: This is a great family destination right on the beachfront in Palma Nova. They offer only the freshest seafood, as well as a variety of other scrumptious options, all at reasonable prices, for lunch and dinner. Enjoy your meal indoors, or opt to sit outside on their sun terrace.

This is just a sample of the great places to try out Spanish cusine that the island of Mallorca has to offer.For more information on food & drink in Mallorca, click here

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