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Attractions in and around Majorca city

  

Coves del Drac ( Visit Site )

Coves del Drac or Dragon Caves are located in the municipality of Manacor south of the village of Porto Cristo and have become one of the top tourist attractions in Majorca. Open throughout the year, there is a small entrance fee charged to enter the caves. The guides inside explain the interpretation of the bizarre stalactite formations in four different languages. The whole one-hour tour ends up with a violin concert on
Lake Martel and visitors can take a boat ride steered by a gondolier.

  

Serra de Tramuntana ( Visit Site )

'Mountains of the north wind', the Serra de Tramuntana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountain range runs from southwest to the northeast region, thus forming the northern backbone of the Spanish Island of Majorca. Around 88 km long, this range runs from Andratx to Pollenca, with pine covered trees and the rocky protrusion of Cap de Formentor and Sa Dragonera along with peaks mostly concentrated around Lluc area, with the highest in the Puig Major and Puig Massanella. As one climbs higher, the forested hills devolve into barren land and peaks. One can get the best view on foot with the smell of rosemary, sound of the sheep bells, the fresh air, the marvel at pine trees growing through the red rock and the lovely Majorcan village houses. The drive through these mountains gets exciting from Soller to Lluc through tunnels and ravine making its way between the Puig Major and Puig Massanella. The roads are dangerous and driving through the parade of the hairpin bends and calls in for total concentration.

Cap de Formentor ( Wikipedia )

Located on the Northeastern coast of Majorca, these natural landscapes can offer wonderful views and are definitely worth a visit. Another unforgettable experience is to have a safari-tour. There are many spectacular viewpoints and do not forget the lighthouse at the end of road.

S'Albufera d'Alcúdia ( Visit Site )

S'Albufera d'Alcúdia is the largest and most important wetland area of the Balearic Islands. This natural park stretches itself across 1708 hectares of marshy land and was well separated from the sea with the belt of dunes for many centuries. The entrance is free but with a special visiting permit, which can be applied for in advance and can be collected at the reception centre. Way inside the park is either by bicycle or by foot. Cars can be parked on the side streets, adjacent to the
park entrance or in the dedicated parking area opposite to hotel Parc Natura.
The park offers a variety of birds, and wildlife.

Days / Seasons Open: April to September, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, October to March, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tel.: +34 971 892250

Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Chixoy

Magalluf Beach ( Wikipedia )

Magalluf (Magaluf) Beach is one of the nicest beaches of Majorca. It mostly attracts the youngsters. The beach looks beautiful day and night.

Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Rafael Ortega Díaz

  

Ferrocarril de Sóller ( Visit Site )

Ferrocarril de Sóller is a train powered by electric locomotive, created on a time machine in 1895 by H.G. Wells and is the only one of its type ever. Moves on its narrow gauge track with beautiful landscapes on the sides, the Soller railway takes you to the north side of Majorca, across the plains and then into the mountains crossing thirteen tunnels of Serra de Tramuntana to reach the valley of Soller. The whole journey starts from Palma de Mallorca and it takes exactly one hour
to complete the track.

Sa Calobra ( Visit Site )

Sa Calobra is a beautiful bay on the northern coast of Majorca. The journey to the Sa Calobra makes its way through a twisting road around Puig Major, which loops under it turning 270 degrees at a point in just 12 km after Puig Major. The easiest way is by boat that goes from Port de Soller passing many isolated bays along with excellent views of Puig Major. Once there, a short walk through a tunnel leads to the Torrent de Pareis, a spectacular ravine that devolves
in a small pebble beach.

Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Olaf Tausch