Local Experience

Residents living on Mallorca enjoy discovering Mallorca’s secret beaches, tasting Mediterranean cuisine, hiking in the Serra de Tramuntana and relaxing in places like Puerto Pollensa, Playa de Muro, Camp de Mar and Formentor.  There are 262 beaches on Mallorca, perfect for swimming, kite-surfing, canoeing, surfing, sailing and of course relaxing at a beach club. The most popular things to do in Mallorca include hiking, visiting a food market, shopping in Palma, eating Spanish tapas, taking the train to Soller, going on a Mallorca wine tour and sailing the Mediterranean Sea. Whether you love cycling in Mallorca, visiting art galleries in Palma or just relaxing on Alcudia beach, there are plenty of local Mallorcan experiences to enjoy.

Fornet de la Soca Palma

The bakeries in Palma worthy of recognition

After reaching out to a few friends in Palma, Helen Cummins and her team have selected only the very best bakeries in the capital.

Mallorca’s 8 most secluded beaches

Discover stunning bays only the locals know about. The challenging journey to these natural beaches is all part of the adventure.

The 4 ‘must-do’ local markets on Mallorca

It doesn’t get more local than at a traditional Mallorcan food market. Find out the top four that include artisan products made on the island.

Puerto Pollensa Mallorca

10 Things you must do in Puerto Pollensa

Thanks to its location between a vast bay and dramatic sierra, Puerto Pollensa has a wide range of activities from the gentle to adrenaline pumping.

13 Best places to visit in Deià

Discover all the must-see places in Deià in this exclusive insider’s guide from editor Helen Cummins who shares her local knowledge.

The 8 best things to do in Alaró

From vineyard tours to mountain trails, find out the top things to do in Alaró and the surrounding area.

7 Best ways to enjoy Port Andratx

Port Andratx in the southwest of Mallorca is where to spend a day soaking up the beautiful coastline, tasting delicious seafood and much more.

Sóller hike & a healthy vegan lunch

Enjoy beautiful views of Sóller valley as you hike the surrounding hills, followed by a healthy brunch at the vegan hotel Ecocirer.

Experience Palma ‘off-the-beaten track’

Take your time, look a little closer and Palma will show you that it is not just a city to pass through, but a city to delve into.

4 Palma Food Markets You Need to Know About

Palma offers a selection of food markets where you can go for lunch or dinner, all of which guarantee a buzzy Spanish atmosphere and local produce.

12 Unmissable Winter Adventures on Mallorca

Mallorca in winter is a joy. Fresher temperatures, sun and blue skies await – as do a wealth of fun and unforgettable things to do.

11 hottest places for an evening in Palma

Palma has some of the best nightlife on the island. Discover all the must-visit bars in this exclusive list from editor Helen Cummins who shares her favourite places.

Where to socialise until sunrise in Santa Catalina

Find out all the best places in Santa Catalina to sip cocktails and dance until the sun rises with our recommended list of go-to clubs and bars in the area.

24 hours in cool Santa Catalina

Find out all the best places in Santa Catalina and spend the day enjoying what Palma’s coolest neighbourhood has to offer.

Mediterranean bliss at Purobeach

Purobeach are the masters at creating that magical Mediterranean vibe with beachclubs that satsify all your needs, serving up delicious food and cocktails.

Modern-day plan to save the magic of Son Moragues

An irresistible tale of history, fable and age-old farming traditions, Son Moragues is a 700 year-old estate in Valldemossa being preserved for the future.

A weekend at Ananda Mallorca Yoga Retreat

If you are looking for a quiet retreat on Mallorca, hc/ recommends spending time in the valley of Sóller at one of Ananda’s meditative yoga retreats.

Can you keep a secret…?

Everyone loves to find that special spot off the beaten track, but we ask whether hidden gems should remain just that – hidden.

Fornet de la Soca Palma

El Fornet de la Soca, a fairytale bakery

Set on the rediscovery of Mallorca’s baking heritage, Tomeu Arbona’s El Fornet de la Soca combines ancient ingredients with the island’s traditional recipes.

Probably the best beer in Mallorca?

In a region better known for its wine, one determined Belgian has constructed a temple to artisan beer. A successful architect, a licensed farmer and a passionate beer maker; Emily Benet meets the driving force behind Toutatis.

Slow family holidays to remember

Owner Marga Bauzá reminisces about her beautiful childhood home in the Tramuntana where guests now create their own wonderful memories of SLOW family holidays.

The Brandy Club

For those who aspire to be a brandy connoisseur, there’s a special club based in Mallorca where you can own a barrel with your name. Find out more here.