Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Things to do on Mallorca

Some of the YouGoDo team have just come back from an all too brief visit to the beautiful Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca. This visit to the capital Palma de Mallorca enabled them to further improve our comprehensive guide to things to do on Mallorca.

Its great see these places 'in the flesh', and it quickly became obvious to our team why Mallorca is so popular with sports enthusiasts. Hiking, Biking, Diving, Horse Riding, Kayaking and Sailing are all very popular activities on Mallorca. The island's rugged coastline, stunning bays with crystal clear water, unspoilt mountainous interior and great climate (even in November the team experienced stunning weather) make the island a great place to practise these pastimes and sports.

The scale of the island is also something the team had not done enough planning for - there was simply way too much to see in their weekend on the Island. Sounds like a good excuse for them to want to go back!

Sailing and watersports enthusiasts can enjoy the clear mediterranean sea, great bays and marinas, waterside dining, and the interesting coast line. There are plenty of operators offering some great kayak tours on Mallorca, diving in Mallorca, and as you would expect a host of great marinas and companies offering boat charters and sailing on Mallorca.

Inland Hiking, Nordic Walking, biking and mountain biking on Mallorca are all very popular with many Mallorcan companies offering guided tours and rental of top quality road and mountain bikes.

The capital Palma de Mallorca, which is a popular stop on the Mediterranean Cruise ships itineraries has plenty to offer. The stunning Mallorca Catherdal, cosmopolitan shopping, winding thin alleys and numerous great tapas bars and places to enjoy food and drink were all well visited by the YouGoDo crew! One of the key tapas areas they found out about was down behind the La Lonja on the seafront opposite the Catherdral. Some great and imaginative tapas on offer, great quality food although a little expensive (I guess this comes with the territory being so close to the docking point for the cruise ships!).

And of course there are plenty things to do in Mallorca for the traditional family package holiday crowds with water parks, aquarium, karting, mini golf, etc, especially in the resort areas of Magaluf and Alcudia.

It was also good to discover some nice unusual things to do on Mallorca, such as helicopter flights and heli golf, Segway Tours of Palma de Mallorca and Jet Boat Trips from Cala Rojada.

For those without a car the old train over the mountain from Palma de Mallorca to Soller seems a very popular scenic day trip. Although the team did not take the old train trip, they visited the start and end points and can vouch both as great places to be!

So if you are planning a trip to this great Balearic Island take a look at the 100+ great things to do in Mallorca on YouGoDo.

And the result of the YouGoDo teams visit to research things to do on Mallorca - "We did not have enough time - we need to go back, and soon!". MMmmmmmmmmmm - I guess that's a 5 out of 5 then!

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