After last year’s road trip in Spain by car, this year we preferred relaxing in Mallorca.
Period: 30th July – 8th August 2017
We booked a Riu Hotel half-board, Riu San Francisco, and an Easyjet flight. For the first two days we were very lucky, our room wasn’t ready yet and we were given a fantastic ocean view suite while the rest of the vacation we had a standard room with no sea view and we became crazy for the noise of the pubs on the street!
El Arenal, the hotel area, is a bit far from Palma city, but has a beautiful seafront full of shops and pubs, the beach and the sea are amazing, the only problem is that El Arenal is the Germans’ area and this means drunk people everywhere in the night. Even the signs and advertisements were in German, we felt like we were back to the Oktoberfest in Munich (the only difference: in the Megapark, the gigantic beer pub of the area, on the tables had added naked go-go dancers)!
The first day we opted for relaxing in the beach in front of the hotel (El Arenal), with lunch at Chiringuito Beach House, very nice.
On the second day we visited Palma and we loved it for the typical alleys and the majestic monuments:
- The Almudaina Palace (the house of the King of Spain when he’s on the island)
- The Llotja that once was the Mercantile exchange
For the next few days we rented a Opel Corsa with Europcar near our hotel and started exploring the island! We had a great time and this is the map, I had created before leaving, with some points of interest to visit:
We started from the North with Playa de Alcudia, a beautiful white sand beach (for getting there we did a short stop in Inca, but it didn’t worth):
After some relaxing hours, we came back to Palma doing a stop in Valldemossa, a little town very typical:
In case it seems a good idea to go to see Port de Valldemossa, DON’T DO IT!! To reach the sea from the village there is a narrow and steep path and it isn’t worth it. I’m just telling you that Seb, after an exhausting effort to drive back from the sea to the village on the top of the mountain, made the sign of the cross thanking for being able to survive!!!
We spent two full days at the most beautiful beach of the whole island: Es Trenc. I recommend getting there within 9 am to find parking easily and to see the beach not crowded; better to get from Ses Covetes side than Ses Salines because Ses Covetes area is more equipped with bars and supermarkets. We had lunch at Bar Esperanza, so cool!
Another day we went to S’Amarador
and in Cala Mesquida, where we were unlucky, the sea was so rough that we couldn’t get in, but there were beautiful gazebos with mattresses at 15 euros a day (same price as the two classic beach loungers and one umbrella):
Here there’s the video of our holiday, hope you like it! See you at next trip!
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