Global Living Profile | Mallorca, Spain

May 11, 2020

Travel plans in 2020 may have come to a pause, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop dreaming about beautiful destinations across the world. From Boston to Belize, our Engel & Völkers network crosses the globe and to many of the most popular destinations including one of Europe’s hottest holiday locales, Mallorca, Spain. The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca offers miles of aquamarine coastline, breath-taking landscapes, and plenty of adventure opportunities. Mallorca has been home to Engel & Völkers since 1990, with over 18 shop locations across the island. Get to know this stunning island as we review some of the best places to visit and things to do while visiting this premiere destination.

Where to Stay

The island offers an array of luxury beachside hotels and villas to enjoy during your stay. There are roughly 15 hotels and resorts across the island, all offering a variety of experiences to suit your needs and interests. Whether you come to Mallorca to lounge poolside, or party until sunrise, these beachside resorts are sure to meet your needs. Looking to stay a little longer? Engel & Völkers has a wide range of properties available for long-term rental and for purchase.

Where to Visit

While it may be tempting to lounge on the beach for your entire stay, a trip to Mallorca wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Palma, the capital of the country. Palma is a beautiful city chalked full of culture and history. From trendy restaurants to the Gothic cathedral La Seu, to Modernista buildings and the booming art scene, one thing is for certain: there are plenty of things to do. 

For those looking for art and culture, don’t miss the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. The museum features works by Pablo Picasso and Miguel Barcelo, among other notable artists. In addition, The Fundació Miró Mallorca in Palma is dedicated to the work of the artist Joan Miró and offers a brilliant insight into the artist’s life and works. 

Where to Shop

The sightseeing doesn’t end in Palma. Mallorca is home to many small, coastal towns with vibrant shopping scenes.  From high-end leather goods, pearls, and some of the world’s best olive oil, those looking for retail therapy are in for a treat. The town of Consell hosts the island’s largest flea market every Sunday with goods ranging from vintage clothing, handmade toys, and furniture to jewelry, antiques, and much more. Combine the Consell adventure with a trip to the market at Santa Maria del Camí for an exciting shopping and sightseeing day trip. The island’s retail offerings don’t end there, you can continue on to enjoy Inca, the city of leather, with some of Spain’s best shoe manufacturers or Mallorca’s second-largest city, Manacor, home to the island’s famous artificial pearl industry.

Where to Eat

Any Mallorca trip means a stop at Bahia Mediterraneo. Enjoy extraordinary dining in a fascinating location. Known for their delicious seafood, dry-aged beef, and healthy low-carb dishes in a luxurious 1930s inspired setting that has been carefully restored by the restaurant’s head chef, Klaus Brunmayr.

Two other notable mentions, both El Bungalow and El Nautico offer stunning ocean views. If you feeling like mixing things up, head to Duke for a culinary delight featuring the very best of Asia, the Mediterranean, and South America.

Anchors Away

Mallorca’s coastline is just over 341 miles in length and surprisingly diverse, making it no surprise that it has evolved into Europe’s number one location for luxury yachts. The northeast coast of the island is home to spacious, open bays with long sandy beaches, including the Bay of Pollensa, renowned as one of the best sailing spots in Europe. The southern coast also features numerous bays with picturesque beaches, safe anchorages, and well-equipped marinas including the Bay of Palma where the traditional Palma Boat Show has been taking place since 1983. The Mediterranean yachting season is generally thought to start in Palma in April and continue right on through to the end of the season, typically marked by the close of the Monaco Yacht Show (an Engel & Völkers favorite) in late September/early October. Although, Mallorca’s mild and pleasant climate does make year-round cruising possible.

Ready to charter your way to the stunning island of Mallorca? Engel & Völkers Yachting is a specialist in organizing your luxury yacht charter no matter the destination.

Engel & Völkers locations in and around Mallorca include Palma Centre & East, Palma Surroundings/Son Vida, Palma Southwest, Portals, Santa Ponsa, Puerto Andratx, Mallorca West (Deiá, Sóller), Mallorca Central (Santa Maria), Mallorca North (Pollensa), Mallorca Northeast (Artá), Mallorca Southeast (Santanyi), and Mallorca South (LLucmajor). 

Whether you’re looking to purchase a luxury condo in Palma de Mallorca, rent a villa in Puerto Pollensa, or charter a yacht to Bay of Palma, Engel & Völkers is here to help. 

 

 

 

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