Mallorca is one of the most popular
holiday destinations to visit for your summer holiday. With its
family-friendly towns and resorts, modern hotels, plenty of
activities and particularly some of the best beaches in Europe, this
is easy to understand.
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic
Islands that also include Ibiza and Menorca. This is the largest
tourist region in Spain, and the many visitors can enjoy the
comfortable subtropical Mediterranean climate, which ensures a long
According to the official figures, there
are 208 beaches in Mallorca. The majority of these are sand beaches
and many of them are of surprisingly high quality. The holiday
resorts are located close to some of the largest beaches, whereas
other beaches are located in beautiful natural surroundings. Some of
them are so isolated that they are almost untouched.
The most popular beach in Mallorca, Es Trenc, is located on the very
scenic south coast. However, it is possible to find quite many
isolated beaches and if you are willing to walk for 30-60 minutes or
more, the experience can be very rewarding.
The busiest beach is Playa de Alcudia, which is located close to the
largest holiday resort in Mallorca, Port d’Alcudia. This is a family
favourite with its calm and shallow water. The other large holiday
resorts such as Palma Nova, Puerto Pollensa and Santa Ponsa are also
located close to some lovely beaches with perfect bathing
This website includes images and
descriptions of more than 100 of the best and most popular beaches,
and there are still more to come. Click on the map and start
Can Cap de Bou beach Can Cap de Bou is a two kilometre long and very narrow beach
in the northern part of Mallorca.
view to the Tramuntana Mountains and over the Bay of Pollensa is
magnificent. The beach is very popular among kitesurfers and
on the website: Cala Mitjana Cala Mitjana is located
on the east coast of Mallorca, only two kilometres north of
The beach is
a regular gem with fine-grained sand and crystal-clear
water. The water is very shallow and there are hardly ever
waves, very child-friendly.
Mallorca has the best beach in Europe S'Amarador was selected as
Beach of Europe' in 2008 by the website onbeach.com after comparing
over 3000 beaches in Western Europe.
S'Amarador is one of two beautiful beaches
in Mondrago Natural Park on the south eastern coast of Mallorca.
The beach is unspoilt and well preserved.
It is surrounded by pinetrees and
offers a magnificent view over the sea.
Port d'Alcudia beach video
Nudist beaches in Mallorca
The most popular nudist beach in Mallorca is the well-known beach of
However, the first official nudist
beach in Mallorca was the small beach of Platja del Mago. Almost
only visited by nudists.
Several other beaches are visited by
nudists, e.g. Cala Torta (see photo).
Waterparks in Mallorca
There are several good water parks in
Mallorca. One of the best is the
Western Water Park just outside the
resort of Magaluf.
Arenal, close to Palma de Mallorca, is also a very good waterpark.
Maybe the best waterpark for older children.
The last large waterpark is
HidroPark in Alcudia on the north coast of
Mallorca. This waterpark is mainly for the young and bit older
Five Mallorcan restaurants are
named in the 2011 edition of the prestigious
Two restaurants have
been awarded one star for the first time, that's
Gadus in Cala d'Or and Zaranda in Llucmajor.
They join Tristan in
Puerto Portals, Es Raco d'Es Teix in Deia and Es
Moli d'En Bou i Sa Coma, who all retain their one
Michelin star. Plat d'Or in Palma de Mallorca lost
their one star in the new edition.