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Balearics Destination Guide: Mallorca

Bestowed with a treasure trove of pristine anchorages, Mallorca is renowned for its beautiful locations to while away your time in.

Torrent de Pareis

With its unique spot between two imposing cliffs divided by a river gorge, the cove is a one-of-a-kind photogenic beauty spot. Lying in the shadow of the Puig Major – Mallorca’s highest mountain – the location provides a spectacular backdrop to outdoor concerts in July.

Cap Formentor

Lying on Mallorca’s most northerly point, Cap Formentor will enchant you with each footstep. If you set sail from Pollença, you can’t fail to miss the sight of the opulent La Fortaleza, featured recently in the TV Series “The Night Manager”, it is known as one of the most expensive mansions in Spain. If you decide to venture further, get your cameras ready as you may just spot some dolphins in their natural habitat.

Island of Cabrera

A well-kept secret, Cabrera is an uninhabited island on the southern coast of Mallorca where the landscape remains undisturbed for centuries. Here, you can truly kick back and relax in total tranquillity surrounded by a secluded oasis of turquoise blue waters and a natural abundance of marine wildlife.

Camp de Mar

If you’re looking to spend your evenings in peaceful solitude then why not drop anchor in this small resort. Picture yourself, relaxing and unwinding in a natural world of pristine soft sands, dazzling waters and a rocky coastline. These unspoilt shores are relatively protected from strong winds, creating the perfect cruising getaway.

Cala Sa Foradada

Jutting into the sea are the distinctive jagged rocks of the Sa Foradada peninsular with a gorgeous natural bay offering splendid views to the Tramontana mountains beyond. Over the years, the salty waves and gusty winds have hollowed out an eyecatching 14m-diameter hole in this bizarre rock formation.

Recommended restaurants & beach bars:

– Sa Foradada, Deià
– Balneario Illetas – Beach Club, Calvia
– Port Petit Restaurant, Cala d’Or
– Ponderosa Beach, Playa de Muro
– Illeta, Camp de Mar