A Local´s Guide To Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

As the days are getting warmer, it’s time to uncover the best of  Mallorca without getting lost in tourist crowds. In our previous guides, we discussed the top activities for families in Mallorca and romantic getaways for couples. In this guide, we’re dishing out all the local secrets for making the most of your time in this stunning Mediterranean city. From beach days that feel like pure bliss to exploring hidden gems in the old town, Palma’s got it all. So grab your shades and let’s dive into why Mallorca is THE spot to be when the sun’s shining.

Leonardo Boutique Hotel Mallorca Port Portals
Leonardo Boutique Hotel Mallorca Port Portals

Leonardo Boutique Hotel Mallorca Port Portals: Located in one of Mallorca’s top locations, in Portals Nous, the Leonardo Boutique Hotel Mallorca Port Portals offers everything you need for a relaxed stay if you want to book an adult only hotel. With the luxurious yacht harbour of Port Portals and white sanded beaches just around the corner, it is up to you whether you want to spend the day at the beach or at the hotel’s own outdoor pool. By the pool, you have the choice of cooling down in the water or relaxing on one of the sunbeds or even one of the comfortable Balinese beds. Great time is guaranteed here!

Address: Avinguda Tomàs Blanes Tolosa 4, 07181 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. Book now and get 10% off!

Leonardo Royal Hotel Mallorca
Leonardo Royal Hotel Mallorca

Leonardo Royal Hotel Mallorca: Perfectly located in Palmanova, the Leonardo Royal Hotel Mallorca offers everything you need for your great vacation. With the beach just around the corner, you can choose whether you want to take a dip in the crystal blue sea or stay at the hotel’s own pool while sunbathing. Starting at the Hotel you can decide how you want to enjoy your holiday, whether that be a relaxed stay, recharging your batteries in the sun, spending fun and adventurous time with your partner or friends, or going out and taking part in the vivid nightlife of the neighbouring town Magaluf which is known for its great parties. You decide!

Address: Carrer Torrenova 1, 07181 Palmanova, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. Book now and get 10% off!

Platgeta de Portals Vells

Platgeta de Portals Vells: Tucked away along the southwest coast of Mallorca lies the hidden gem of Platgeta de Portals Vells. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters and soft golden sands, this secluded cove offers a serene escape from the bustling city life. Surrounded by rugged cliffs and lush pine forests, it’s a picturesque spot for sunbathing, swimming, or simply unwinding amidst nature’s beauty. Don’t forget to explore the nearby caves and coves for a touch of adventure. Whether you’re seeking tranquillity or adventure, Platgeta de Portals Vells promises an unforgettable experience along Mallorca’s stunning coastline.

Fundació Miró Mallorca: With its captivating displays, the Fundació Miró Mallorca offers an unforgettable journey through the life and work of the renowned artist, Joan Miró. Set within a historic 18th-century mansion and surrounded by lush gardens, the foundation houses a remarkable collection of Miró’s paintings, sculptures, and drawings. Visitors can explore the artist’s creative process through exhibitions, gaining insight into his avant-garde vision and profound influence on modern art.

Address: C/ de Saridakis, 29, Ponent, 07015 Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain

Arquinesia Perfumes, photo courtesy of Arquinesia Perfumes, 2023

Arquinesia Perfumes: Born from a love for the Balearic Islands, Arquinesia reflects the essence of the Mediterranean through its scent collection. Inspired by diverse travels and the captivating atmosphere of the islands, each fragrance captures a moment in time. Beyond merely wearing a scent, it invites the visitors to immerse themselves in the magic of the Balearic landscape. With each fragrance telling its own story, Arquinesia embodies history, passion, and the beauty of the Mediterranean, making it a truly distinctive brand for those seeking authentic fragrance.

Address: Carrer de Sant Gaietà, 6A, Centre, 07012 Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain

La Nouvelle Famille, photo courtesy of La Nouvelle Famille, 2023

La Nouvelle Famille: Tucked away in a charming town on Santanyi, La Nouvelle Famille is a culinary gem renowned for its innovative contemporary approach to local Mallorcan cuisine. Led by Marta Expósito and Manuel Paz, entrepreneurs with more than 10 years of experience in creative direction and research, the restaurant offers a seasonal menu inspired by local ingredients and flavours, offering an urban vision on bistrot classics.

Address: Carrer d’es Centro, 1, 07650 Santanyí, Balearic Islands, Spain, web: http://www.lanouvellefamille.club/

Restaurant El Camino: Situated in the historic district of Palma de Mallorca, Restaurant El Camino is a mediterranean tapas restaurant where traditional Spanish flavours meet contemporary innovation. Helmed by the Majorcan chef Cristian Rivera, the restaurant celebrates the rich gastronomic heritage of Spain, serving up a tantalizing array of tapas, seafood, and meat plates from the freshest local produce. With its commitment to quality and hospitality, Restaurant El Camino promises an authentic taste of Spanish cuisine with every bite.

Address: Carrer de Can Brondo, 4, Centre, 07001 Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain, web: http://www.elcaminopalma.es/


The Barn Coffee Roasters: Located in the heart of Palma’s historic centre, The Barn Coffee Roasters is a haven for coffee enthusiasts seeking the perfect brew. With a commitment to sourcing the finest specialty beans from around the world, this cozy café offers a curated selection of single-origin coffees, expertly roasted in-house to unlock their full flavour potential. Whether you prefer a classic espresso or a meticulously crafted pour-over, each cup is brewed to perfection by passionate baristas dedicated to the art of coffee-making. Pair your beverage with a freshly baked pastry or artisanal treat for the ultimate indulgence.

Address: Costa d’en Brossa, 5, Centre, 07001 Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain

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