Majorca: Suggested Itinerary

Most Popular Spanish Mediterranean Island

Days 1-2: Begin in the north, at Sa Pobla where you should be sure to visit the cemetery and Museu de la Jugeta . Proceed south to Muro for a look at the handsome Sant Joan Baptista church and the Museu Etnològic. Continue on to Petra to have a wonderfully elegant meal at Sa Plaça and to check out the hometown of Fray Junípero Serra. After lunch, make your way on through Sant Joan and then to Montuïri, with its signature windmills. Next, cut down to Porreres and take the road from there to Llucmajor. Be sure to stop off along the way for a walk around the quaintly picturesque grounds of the Finca Son Sama. Finally, just to the west of Algaida, take a prolonged tour of theGordiola Glassworks, with its superb museum and shop.

Days 3-4: Start in Plaça Joan Carles I, just at the top of the Passeig des Born. From here, walk east on La Unió to Plaça Weyler, where you can buy pastries at the Forn des Teatre and see the exhibitions in the Gran Hotel. Climb the steps to the right of the Teatre Principal until you get to Plaça Major. In this beautiful arcaded square, you’ll see street artists and performers, and you can stop for a drink in one of the cafés. Continue on Carrer Mira-mar, past glorious Palacio Ca Sa Galesahotell, where you can look up at the Cathedral.

Days 5-7: Now it’s time to do more of what you came for. The main tourist beaches offer every kind of water sport and leisure activity imaginable - beach volleyball, water ski-ing, jet ski-ing, windsurfing, parasailing and much more besides. The major twin resorts of Magaluf and Palma Nova, on the island's south west coast, have long fine sandy beaches with a vast range of activities to tempt you to part with your money. There’s also plenty of nightlife here and quite enough to keep you busy for a week or two.