The famed Catalan surrealist, Salvador Dalí, once said, “There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction”. The painter’s words will resonate with anyone who has had the pleasure of spending some time on the island of Majorca.
This Balearic paradise isn’t just home to stunning vistas; there are also plenty of things to do in Majorca. Here are just four of the many ways to pass the time on this enchanting island.
Culture: Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Majorca
Not only is Majorca a paragon of natural beauty, it also has exquisite art and architecture. Perhaps the best-known cultural highlight in Majorca is the imposing La Seu Cathedral on the water’s edge in Palma. However, there’s an equally inspiring cultural site just a few miles down the road: the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Majorca.
This is not just an art gallery – it’s an entire complex centred around the late artist’s studio, which has been preserved just as Miró left it. Visitors will find stunning architecture, a sculpture garden and wonderful ocean views. This is easily one of the most enchanting things to do in Majorca.
Sports: Engel & Völkers and Land Rover Polo School
With an abundance of cooling water surrounding the island, you’d be forgiven for thinking that water sports are the activity of choice in Majorca. While it’s true that water sports are popular in the Balearics, you’ll find plenty more things to do in Majorca if you head inland.
The Engel & Völkers and Land Rover Polo School is located in the heart of the Tramuntana mountains, and is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. The school offers an array of courses, aimed at all levels of ability, including private courses for couples or solo riders. The club also hosts tournaments for those who are already confident in the sport.
Scenery: Serra de Tramuntana
This mountain range is located in the island’s north-west, and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its spectacular scenery. The best way to see the sights is by road, following the extensive series of hairpin bends from Valldemossa across to Deia. Cycling is one of the most popular things to do in Majorca, and this is the ultimate route for those who can handle it. The trail is long and testing on a bicycle, but the experience is entirely worth it. Follow the road all the way to Cap de Formentor, which locals call the meeting point of the four winds.
Relaxation: The Beaches
The island is blessed with a colossal wealth of world-class beaches. From idyllic stretches of white sand to rugged, rocky bays, there’s something here to suit every taste. Hike pine-peppered coastlines and swim azure waters by day, and indulge in a drink or two at a romantic beachside bar by night.
The charm of Majorca is such that most who visit want to return time and again. This explains the thriving market for luxury property on the island. Engel & Völkers have several offices on the island, from the vibrant capital of Palma to the peaceful streets of Pollença. Drop in to one of the offices, or browse online to explore what’s available.