Serra de Tramunta
The Serra de Tramunta mountain range runs up the island of Majorca from the south to the north east, and is around 88kilometres long. Driving through this region from Soller to Lluc there are tunnels and ravines, and many hairpin bends that call for high concentration, however the views that can be had from some of the higher peaks are wonderful. An alternative is to take a walk with a tour guide to lead the way. This is probably the best way to enjoy the views.
Located just south of the village of Porto Christo these are an amazing attraction to visit. The caves are open right through the year, and a one hour tour can be taken which will guide you through the series of three main caves – Cueva Negra (black cave), Cueva Blanca (white cave) and Cueva Luis Salvator (Luis Salvator cave) where you can see incredible stalactite formations. The tour ends when you go through La Ventana (the window) to Lake Martel an underground lake where you can take a trip by boat while violins play on the banks. There is also a further cave Cueva de los Franceses (cave of the French) on the far side of the lake.
The Soller Train
This wonderful old train with it’s wooden carriages dates from 1912, and makes for the feeling of a trip back through time as it winds from Palma to Soller slowly up the slopes of the Traumuntera mountains through lemon and orange groves. The journey takes about an hour and there are thirteen tunnels to travel through and ten villages to stop at. Most stops are only for a couple of minutes, but once every day one of the trains takes a little longer as it stops at the Mirador Pujol d’en Banya for about a quarter of an hour to allow people to take photographs of the amazing views that can be seen.
Cap de Formentor
On the north eastern coast of Majorca, the natural landscapes here are beautiful to visit and the views are stunning. A walk along the road up to the lighthouse allows you to pause at the various viewpoints along the way to really take in the views.
Well known for its nightlife which is very lively, Magaluf has one of the best beaches in Majorca. There are over 100 bars to be found here as well as many clubs and discos which stay open right through the night into the early hours of the morning. The area is also well known for its water sports during the daylight hours.
The largest wetland area in the Balearic islands S’Albufera d’ Alcudia is a little over 1700 hectares in size. The park is a no go zone for cars, but bicycles are allowed. Entrance is free, but you will need to apply for a special visiting permit in advance which you can collect from the reception centre on arrival. There is a huge variety of birds and wildlife here that can be seen, and for twitchers this place is an absolute must. Also this is easy to get to if you have like villa holidays in Alcudia or Puerto Pollensa as it very close to both reports.