Mallorca: 18th December 2022

WHERE IS MALLORCA? Mallorca is one of the Balearic islands and it's the 7th largest in the Mediterranean Sea.   

WHAT LANGUAGES  ARE SPOKEN THERE AND WHAT'S THE CURRENCY? The official language is Spanish and the Euro is the currency.

3 INTERESTING FACTS: 1) Because of algae resting on the seabed, the waters around the island are always clear. 2) Almost 50% of the island's residents live in the capital city of Palma. 3) Looking over the Bay of Palma, Bellver Castle is one of Europe's few circular castles. 


Place de la Seu
Port de Soller

HOW TO GET THERE? Palma de Mallorca Airport is set 8 miles to the east of Palma. The cheapest transport option to get into the city centre is via bus which takes around 30 minutes and costs 5 Euros. Buses run regularly most days every 15-20 minutes. 

WHAT DID I DO AND WHAT DID I THINK? I always preface these sections by saying that my whirlwind visits don't even touch on what these destinations have to offer. I caught the first flight from London Gatwick and took the last flight back giving me around 10 hours of exploration time. I caught a taxi directly to the beautiful town of Soller as I'd seen stunning photos of the old style tram that goes right through the town. The tram took me to the Port de Soller where I had lunch and appreciated being in a far warmer climate than the very snowy UK I'd left that morning. The onwards train to Palma wasn't operating when I went but there's a bus costing 3-5 Euros. I love the city of Palma. I don't know. It reminds me of Paris with the architecture and just a little bit classy? Does that make sense?! With time quickly disappearing before needing to go to the airport, I wanted to go to the Christmas market at Puerto Portals and that was amazing! So many stalls, a fabulous atmosphere and lots of food options too. 

Would I go again? Yes, totally and in fact I've already booked to go back winter 2023-24 where I'm staying for 3 nights as I'd like to visit Deia...but perhaps the island of Menorca too?