Majorca: 7 Natural Wonders

04 Aug 2022 By Matt French

Majorca is a place of endless natural beauty. The coves and bays hidden along the island’s rocky coastline are some of the prettiest in Europe – a beach lovers paradise. You’ll discover sea caves with centuries-old stalactites, and protected parks by the ocean that will take your breath away. Then there’s Majorca’s rugged interior, a beautiful mountainous landscape filled with craggy peaks, canyons, rivers, and waterfalls.

You’ll want to see it all. But with limited time, there’s only so much you can cram into a single holiday. That’s why we’ve come up with 7 natural wonders in Majorca we know you’ll love. You might not be able to fit them all in – but that gives you an excuse to come back next year.

1. Es Trenc Beach, south coast

Es Trenc Beach, Majorca.

Es Trenc is a 2km-long stretch of white sand backed by sand dunes and island fauna. The beach has national park status, so this unspoiled gem is set to stay free from development – you’ll need to bring your own shade and water.

But what Es Trenc lacks in facilities, it makes up for in natural beauty. The soft sand of the beach slopes gently into amazing emerald-green waters. Bring a snorkel, and enjoy.

Nearby:

Colonia de Saint Jordi is a small beach town a few km from Es Trenc. You’ll find a handful of beaches within walking distance and plenty of options for accommodation. We recommend Apartamentos Andreas, a top-rated aparthotel with ocean views.

2. Serra de Tramuntana, west coast, interior

Serra de Tremuntana mountains, Majorca

This dramatic mountain range stretches the length of Majorca’s west coast, forming a significant chunk of the island’s interior. This is where the world’s top cyclists come to train in the off-season – if you’re an ardent two-wheeler, the Tramuntana mountains are your playground.

You’ll find some of Spain’s best hiking here, too. The Puig De Maria trail is one of the most-family friendly routes, taking you from the town of Pollensa to the summit in under an hour. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the bay and mountains.

Nearby:

Pollensa has a Blue Flag beach to its name, and a Roman town to explore. Port Blue Club Pollentia Resort & Spa is one our favourite hotels in the area, a stylish property with a large outdoor pool.

3. Cala Gran, southeast coast

Cala Gran, Majorca

Known as ‘Calas,’ the coves of Majora are among the most beautiful in the world. Cala Gran is no exception – this stunning cove in Cala D’or can’t be missed on any holiday to the island. You’ll discover a small, but perfectly formed strip of beach, sandwiched between rocky outcrops, home to whitewashed hotels and restaurants.

The water here is irresistible, a see-through green made for swimming and snorkelling. It stays shallow a good way out, making it safe for little paddlers. The sand of the beach is soft, and there are two beach cafes serving up seafood and icy refreshments.

Nearby:

The stylish resort town of Cala D’or has an upmarket feel, but there are plenty of hotels, bars and restaurants to suit all budgets. Our choice of accommodation goes to Cala D’or Playa Apartments, a highly rated stay with pools for kids and adults.

4. Caves of Drach, east coast

Caves of Drach, Majorca

Home to one of the biggest underground lakes in the world, the Caves of Drach are one of Majorca’s most spectacular natural attractions. Hop aboard a wooden rowing boat, and float through this vast cave complex, as you look out for giant rocks columns and ancient stalactites.

If that wasn’t special enough, your tour will stop midway for a classical music concert. This 10-minute concert performed by a quartet of floating musicians makes for a truly magical experience.

Nearby:

The caves are located in Porto Cristo, a charming fishing village with a Blue Flag beach. Stay at Apartamento Porto Drach, a well-reviewed aparthotel with outdoor pool.

5. Torrente de Pareis, northwest

Torrente de Pareis, Majorca

The impressive Torrente de Pareis canyon descends from the mountains in Escora for 5km until it reaches Sa Calobra Bay. The dry riverbed at the bottom of the canyon forms a trail for hiking, where you’ll pass through narrow channels, and clamber across boulders – sturdy boots are a must.

At the end of the walk, you’ll emerge from the canyon to find Sa Calobra Bay, a pristine sandy beach with shimmering blue water. There’s never been a more welcome dip in the ocean.

Nearby:

Soller Town is a 40-minute drive from Escora, the start of the hiking trail. For a bit of 5-star luxury, base yourself at Gran Hotel Soller, a former palace with exquisite mountain views.

6. Cap Formentor, north coast

Cap Formentor, Majorca

This iconic landmark made famous through TV shows and car ads sits at Majorca’s northernmost tip. A series of hair-raising hairpin bends take you to the cape, where the famous Formentor Lighthouse marks the end of your journey.

While it’s possible to drive to the cape, those with a nervous disposition may want to make other plans. Luckily, there are boat tours from Alcudia that give you an excellent view of the cape and lighthouse towering above.

Nearby:

Alcudia is the perfect base for exploring Cap Formentor – you’ll also have some of Majorca’s best beaches on your doorstep, including the picturesque Playa de Alcudia. If you’re after a stay the whole family will love, look no further than Club Mac Alcudia & Waterpark.

7. Cala Mondrago, southeast coast

Cala Mondrago, Majorca

Another of Majorca’s famous ‘Calas’, Mondrago stands out for its picture-perfect surroundings. Set within a national park, this sandy cove is nothing short of idyllic. The water is a stunning marine blue, shallow, and exceptionally clear.

A pine tree forest behind the beach is handy for shade, or you can hire sun beds and umbrellas on the sand. Paddleboats offer a bit of gentle adventure on the ocean, and when it’s time for a break, you can grab a chilled drink from one of the restaurants nearby.

Nearby:

Hire a bike, or put on those walking shoes and explore the beauty of Mondrago National Park. You’ll discover sand dunes, hidden bays, and rugged clifftops with far-reaching views. The friendly Hotel Playa Mondrago puts you a 2-minute walk from Cala Mondrago.

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