If you’ve visited Mallorca before, you’ll know that there are a thousand different reasons why this island is so special. From the weather, to the natural landscapes, the culture and people, the lifestyle, the food, the beaches, the host of outdoor activities and so on. It’s an endless list. For those of you who have never set foot on Mallorca’s shores, you’ll quickly discover that a trip here is a life-changing experience – one that will continue to transform you long after you’ve departed.
To pay tribute to this incredible place we call home, and to inspire you to embark on your own Majorcan adventure, we’ve summarized all the things we love about this paradise in the Med.
The perfect climate
Mallorca is known as a sunshine island. And for good reason. With around 300 sunny days a year, it’s the ideal destination for travellers looking for the ultimate beach escape. July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures averaging around 29 degrees Celsius during the day. Then, there are the other three seasons, which are equally as enjoyable in their own right. In Spring and Autumn temperatures tend to be more moderate, making these the perfect months to explore the island on foot or by bike.
Mallorca’s natural landscapes are most spectacular during the Spring months, when the vegetation bursts forth in all its glory and the colours are most vibrant. Winter is for those who wish to experience the island like a local, without the crowds that congregate during high-season.
A place of unrivalled natural beauty
From white sand beaches to rocky coves, rugged mountains to lush valleys, deep water havens to shallow turquoise bays, Mallorca’s landscapes are truly unique in their beauty and diversity. Some of the best beaches near Ses Salines include Cala Mondrago, which is set within a nature reserve and boasts some of the clearest waters you’ll ever see, and Es Trenc, with its beautiful white sand. In the north of the island, you’ll find the famous beach of Formentor, which is most definitely worth a visit. All along the northwest coast lies the Serra de Tramuntana Mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s the ultimate destination for hikers and cyclists, with walking trails and cycling routes that take in monasteries, lakes, traditional villages and breathtaking viewpoints. In the valleys towards the north and centre, olive groves and vineyards meet ancient farmland – all sources of the rich agricultural bounty that Mallorca is so well-known for.
A rich cultural and historical heritage
Mallorca’s history is long and fascinating. Everywhere you look, you’ll discover traces of past influences, from the Arab baths and Roman aqueducts to the palaces built by Jaime II. Palma in particular boasts a rich tapestry of historically significant sights, such as the La Seu Cathedral, the Almudaina Palace and the Old Town.
Beyond the capital, many of the small villages draw you in with their authentic charm and traditional architecture. Even today, the Mallorquin people still celebrate their heritage with local festivals and events.
Activities for all
Mallorca offers visitors such a wide selection of activities, it can often be hard to choose what you want to do during your time on the island. How about a round of golf with a view of the sea? Or a yoga session on the beach? For the best hiking venture deep into the Tramuntana mountains and wind your way through ancient woodlands and along scenic trails. Cycling enthusiasts will love the many routes up epic climbs and along coastal flats.
For the best watersports head to the north of the island, where windsurfing and kitesurfing are hugely popular. In winter, you can even catch some good waves on the surfboard here. Underwater enthusiasts will love the northeastern and southwestern regions, where the diving and snorkelling is truly world-class.
Gastronomic and culinary excellence
Mallorca has made a name for itself as a culinary haven. That’s because the island is home to some of Europe’s best restaurants, from Michelin starred fine dining establishments to authentic local eateries, not to forget the incredible markets, both in Palma and the surrounding towns.
Fresh and locally grown or sourced produce is at the heart of many of the dishes you are served on the island.
The Can Bonico Boutique Hotel is located in the centre of the town of Ses Salines, just a few minutes from Mallorca’s most enviable coastal area. We offer our guests wonderful accommodation that exudes charm and celebrates tradition. To book your 2023 holiday with us now, visit our website now.
We cannot wait to welcome you back next year!