We are huge fans of Spain here at We Blog Travel. We have Jen jetting off to Barcelona on a cruise tomorrow, and I’m going to Lanzarote next week. We’ll both just have to send Amanda a postcard until she goes away later this year!
In the meantime, Book Mallorca have been in touch and challenged me to create a bucket list of my favourite beaches and hidden coves in Mallorca so that I can share with you some of what the island has to offer. It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Mallorca … or Majorca, however you prefer to say it, but I’ve done my research, talked with my family about our old family holidays there, and this is what I’ve come up with. Sandy beaches, rock and gravel … Mallorca has it all:
Es Trenc is arguably Mallorca’s most famous beach. It boasts the most beautiful white sand and is located on the south of the island, a 15-minute drive from the village of Campos. It’s not attached to any resort so is fairly isolated with a ‘natural’ feel to it and the crystal clear water give it a definite Caribbean feel. Just beautiful.
Port de Pollença
Port de Pollença (also known as Puerto Pollensa) is situated on Mallorca’s north-east coast, and is the most northerly town in Mallorca. The scenic Boquer Valley runs north-east from the town, near the ruins of the pre-Roman city of Bocchoris, one of the oldest settlements on the island.
Many artists and celebrities chose Port de Pollença as their home and even Bradley Wiggins has been known to frequent this particular part of the island, enjoyed the relaxed feel of this family-friendly resort.
Port d’Alcudia is yet another beach in the north east of the island and is one of the resorts which is most popular with tourists. It thoroughly deserved its place on the World’s Best Beaches for 2012 list, due to its white sandy beach and clear water. There’s less movement in the water and its gentle currents make it a great place to dive.
Cala Figuera beach is a tiny beach on the Formentor Peninsula, is a small pebbled cove in the very north of Mallorca. It’s bout 40m wide and is flanked by the rocky cliff edges of the tail end of the Tramuntana Mountains. The clear aquamarine water is one of Mallorca’s best kept secrets and it isn’t unusual to see goats scampering across your path! To get to the beach you will have to walk for about 15 minutes so good footwear is recommended, but it’s definitely worth the trek. Be warned – no facilities in sight!
I hope you liked my choices and reminiscing about Mallorca has made me long to return, with at least one of these beaches being on my bucket list.