Travelling to Mallorca is very easy at any time of the year. The island has a large international airport, which means there are direct flights there from almost every country on the planet. Even in difficult times, Mallorca – along with its neighbours Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera – has remained one of the safest holiday destinations in the world.
Mallorca is considered one of the gems of the Mediterranean, and is certainly an idyllic place if you’re looking for a holiday filled with relaxation, nature, sunshine and beaches. So, if your travel plans for this year feature Mallorca, keep reading: below we’ve provided you with useful information about requirements to take into account when travelling, and some recommendations to help you make the most of your time on the island.
Table of contents
- Requirements and documentation to travel to Mallorca
- Visa to travel to Mallorca
- Special requirements
- Recommendations for your trip to Mallorca
Requirements and documentation to travel to Mallorca
Other than in exceptional circumstances, all travellers holding a European Union passport, or a passport from a country of the Schengen Area, can travel to Mallorca without any additional documentation beyond their identity document and/or passport. Both documents must be valid and without defects, of course.
There is a long list of nationalities that don’t need a visa when they travel to Mallorca as tourists and stay for less than three months. Among them are citizens of Switzerland, the US, Australia, Japan, Canada, Croatia, and most Latin American countries.
Visa to travel to Mallorca
Other nationalities must present a visa when entering Spanish territory, including Mallorca. Some of the countries this applies to are Russia, China, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Cuba, Egypt, South Africa, and Thailand. To consult an updated list of nationalities that need to apply for a visa, you can refer to the official website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This website also provides information on how to obtain a visa and the procedures to follow prior to travelling.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is still a special requirement in place that applies to international tourists: prior to arriving (whether by plane or by boat), you have to fill out an online form that will generate a QR code, and scan this code when entering.
Recommendations for your trip to Mallorca
Apart from the requirements mentioned above, we have some other recommendations you might want to consider before travelling to Mallorca. Hopefully they will let you enjoy the island and have that perfect holiday – filled with unforgettable moments.
Pack the right things
If you travel to Mallorca in spring, summer or autumn, swimwear is one of the essentials when packing. During summer, there is no need to pack a coat or jacket: even on a rare rainy day it’s warm enough to go without. The ideal is lightweight clothes in light colours for daytime and perhaps a stylish outfit to enjoy the Mediterranean nights. You should bring a pair of comfortable, airy shoes too, especially if you plan on making an excursion somewhere on the island. And what about beach towels? No, you don't have to waste space on towels. Here at Zafiro Hotels we provide you with high-quality beach towels that you can use on the beach and by the pool.
Choose your destination on the island
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, and the most varied in terms of landscape and tourist areas. This means you should study the various options before deciding on a hotel, to see which areas and what activities you’re most interested in. For example, some of the quietest areas are located in the northern part of the island:
In the west of Mallorca, you’ll find some of the most exclusive, well-known areas to enjoy the sun and sand:
Book your flight + hotel on Mallorca
To make your trip easy, comfortable, and safe, we at Zafiro Hotels always recommend that you make a booking that includes both flights and hotel accommodation. This means you will have everything neatly organised under the same reservation.
Book a transfer to the hotel
Mallorca’s port and airport are both located in the capital city: Palma. If your accommodation is elsewhere on the island, perhaps in Palmanova, Playa de Alcudia or Can Picafort, the best thing to do is book a transfer in advance so you can get to your hotel without delay or hassle. You can also opt for a rental car, which is a good alternative if you plan on touring the island during your stay.
Take a look at our hotel deals on Mallorca
If you’ve made up your mind and know that Mallorca is your destination, we at Zafiro Hotels recommend that you take a look at the last-minute offers for our luxury hotels on Mallorca on the beachfront. In this section you can find promotions and special travel packages designed for all kinds of trips and travellers. Choose the holiday you really want this year, and book at a unique price.
Remember that by booking your hotel directly through our website your reservation will be flexible with our Relax & Care travel insurance, featuring free cancellation and plenty of special advantages that, without a doubt, will let you experience an amazing time on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.