Spend some time in the capital.
The main reason of your stay in Mallorca may or may not revolve around beaches, but I always prefer a mix of different things. Palma is small, but charming enough to at least spend one day in. Checking out the cathedral from outside is a must – I wasn’t too convinced on whether the entrance fee was really worth it to see the inside though. Other than that, the Arab baths are nice to see but this is a very small spot so don’t expect to spend a lot of time here.
Cap de Formentor.
There’s a good reason why this is on many people’s list when they visit Mallorca – the views are simply stunning. And the winding mountain road is scary – there’s basically a mini heart attack around every corner – but if you’re careful with your speed limit and turns, it should be fine. You can drive until the end (aka the lighthouse), but I wouldn’t recommend this in high season. This is the point where it gets most busy and you have to pay for parking – and the other view points along the way are equally good. After spending your day exploring (take the time to visit Cala Figuera), go for a relaxing dip or dinner at Port de Pollença. We just stopped somewhere random and were both surprised how nice it was – a perfect moment to relax, have a drink and watch the sunset.
Visit the picturesque mountain villages.
Undoubtedly, Mallorca has many picturesque little towns and spots all over the place – but my personal favorites were Valldemossa (number one), Deia (very tiny) and Arta (we had lunch at such a nice spot here called Mar de Vins – go here if you’re craving hip and healthy food). Main activities will include taking pictures of all the pretty narrow streets and beautiful mountain surroundings, eating and exploring the little shops and boutiques.
Be a beach bum.
There are so many beautiful beaches in Mallorca, with water so clear it’ll make you immediately fall in love. It will be a challenge to find a cala or beach completely to yourself – but you can always try your best (p.s. these were my personal favorites). Otherwise, simply relax to the max and escape the crowd by walking to a point until where others tourist were too lazy to do so (super obvious tip, but always so true).
Climb the 365 Calvari steps in Pollença.
Yet another small, charming town that deserves a visit – if not only so you can climb these steps all the way to the top and be proud of your sweating self that you did so. Hey: it’s a good workout, the view is really nice and there’s a cute little cafe on top. These steps offer something a little different compared to the other towns you’ll see, and you can go for a visit to Puerto Pollença afterwards.