If you come on holidays to Mallorca, no matter what time of year you visit, the island has an endless number of activities and options for you to do so you can enjoy every minute of your holiday. In Mallorca, you do all sorts of sports, but here at Zafiro Hotels we would recommend you take advantage of the Mediterranean climate and do some outdoor sports like walking or hiking.
Why may you ask? Because you get to see so much more of Mallorca than you would by car or tour bus like the idyllic coves that are hidden along the coast of Mallorca and walk along the shores with crystal clear waters and make an excursion to beaches that can only be reached by walking. In addition to the spectacular coastal routes there are some great inland routes, especially if you visit during the cooler months, take a route through the interior of the island and discover the wonderful Mallorcan villages full of history and charm. Stop for a rest and enjoy the local cuisine in the village restaurant.
Outdoor sports in Mallorca
Mallorca is the perfect destination for outdoor sports. Every year the island receives hundreds of cyclists, both amateurs and professionals alike, who come to take advantage of the island's climate and the wonderful routes it offers, to spend the cycling season in Mallorca. The truth is that in Mallorca there are several routes for lovers of this sport to enjoy; routes on roads and mountains with views of the open sea, routes with pure fresh air, routes through the interior that go through magical villages and routes along the coast that pass by beaches and breath-taking cliffs routes that make every bike excursion a unique experience. Nautical sports have been gaining prominence on the island in recent years. So much so, that in Mallorca some most important nautical competitions at European level are now held such as the King's Cup in sailing. Renting a boat to explore the stunning coastline of Mallorca is quite common among sea lovers, also, if you like diving or snorkelling renting a boat during your holidays in Mallorca is an excellent way to reach some fantastic spots to dive or snorkel in, places that are inaccessible on foot.
All the necessary equipment can be rented from the numerous diving schools on the island and remember you can hire a boat with or without a captain. So, as you can read there a so many possible answers to the question what to do in Mallorca? and what’s more, there is still more to come! Water sports such as surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing are another perfect choice for water sports lovers. On the most popular beaches in Mallorca you can also enjoy a fun day at the beach with activities aimed at having a good time such as bananas, donuts and floating inflatable parks, this last one is an ideal option for the little ones in the family as these parks are such fun for them!
Another outdoor sport that you can practice during your holidays in Mallorca is golf. In Mallorca, there are over 25 golf courses to choose from all with spectacular scenery Golf is an excellent way to relax and enjoy some time out just for yourself.
In addition to the paths to coves and beaches in Mallorca there are some good walking trails and excursions that if you like walking you really shouldn’t miss out on. If you like hiking or trekking then there are lots of fantastic hiking trails through the interior of the island and in the stunning Sierra de Traumuntana. However, if your idea of relaxation is walking around taking in the sights then take a few trips to towns like Felanitx, port de Sóller, Valldemossa and many other such spectacular towns that you cannot afford to miss if you are coming on holiday to Mallorca. During the summer, these villages and ports are full of life, with their terraces and restaurants full of people enjoying the exquisite Mallorcan cuisine. So, if you decide to do an excursion then take the opportunity to eat in one of the local restaurants or simply admire the view whilst sitting in one of the many terraces that you will find in the ports like the Soller or Alcudia.
Shopping and local crafts
Strolling along the streets or in squares filled with souvenir shops or markets in Mallorca is great during the summer evenings or on cooler days. In the capital, Palma de Mallorca, you will find all types of places to shop from shopping malls to waterfront walks, such as the Paseo de Born, where you will find the all the famous brands and the best-known stores. In the towns and ports of Mallorca you can find some lovely local Mallorcan shops where you can buy everything from clothing to footwear in the purest island style, to souvenirs of your holidays in Mallorca. Of course, if you are lucky that your holiday on the island coincides with one of the craft markets, do not hesitate to go and see all the stalls filled with handmade articles and products from Mallorca. These craft markets are wonderful places to find a lovely unique gift for a friend or just to take home as a souvenir.
Watching the sunset in Deia
If there is one thing that you simply must do whilst on holiday in Mallorca it is watching the sunset from one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Mallorca, the viewpoint of Deia, Sa Foradada. From here you can reflect on the magical way the sun disappears over the waters on the horizon, you can also have quiet drink from the snack bar. Of course, you don´t have go all the way to Deia, although it is well worth the trip, you can watch the sunset from any beach or cove on the island for example, in Portixol, it is quite common to see people on the beach waiting to see sunset.