Enjoy a Different Side of Mallorca in Winter
When traveling on a limited budget, it’s advisable to do it when nobody else is traveling. During low season there are lots of affordable accommodations to choose from and, best of all, you can enjoy your destination as if you were alone. Would you like to sign up for a trip that goes against the current? Then let's fly to the island of Mallorca in the middle of winter.
For once, the beaches and the sun will not be the main attraction. And when you travel to one of the most beautiful and attraction-filled islands for a winter getaway… will you miss them so much? Not if you consider everything you can do in Mallorca during the winter months. We promise the idea of taking a dip in the ocean will not even cross your mind.
Mallorca has a lot to offer during these months, starting with its capital: Palma de Mallorca. The idea is to let yourself get carried away along its narrow cobbled alleys, browse in any of its many markets, and admire the immensity of its historic buildings. Among them, the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca and the Royal Palace of Almudaina deserve a special mention. Not far from the center, Bellver Castle is also a place not to be missed, so be sure to make time for it.
Of course, besides the capital, there are many other cool places to see and things to do in Mallorca, and you need nothing more than your curiosity and a taste for adventure. Put on your explorer costume and look for the famous Caves of Drach, which are approximately one and a half miles in length. It’s a cavernous landscape worthy of an Indiana Jones movie.
Finally, we suggest you visit the town of Soller, one of the jewels of this island. You can reach this particular town by train from Palma de Mallorca… but it’s not just any train, but one known as the Soller Train. The thing that makes it so special is that it is an old wooden train like those of yesteryear, which makes the experience feel like a trip back in time. Crossing the fields of Mallorca in a train so full of tradition is an experience to remember.
As you can see, the largest of the Balearic Islands is so much more than its lovely beaches and quiet coves. So go to your calendar and prep your backpack. Get to know the island of Mallorca as few get to experience it!
Photo | Hans Johannson