Have you heard of the island of Mallorca in Spain?
To be honest, I didn’t know where it was until recently, but boy am I ever stoked that we got to experience it!
Mallorca is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. It is rich in landscape, gorgeous beaches, mountains, rolling hills, and wildlife. What stood out most to us about Mallorca was all of the wild goats! It was so cool to see them roaming and interacting with people whether on the beach or on the mountain. The goats are sooooo friendly and super tame, although it is encouraged that you do not feed them so they do not become dependent on human food.
The weather in Mallorca has 300 days of sunshine while September and October experience the most rain. Although we were hoping to get loads of sunny days in, there were quite a few rainy days. However, even in the rain, it is still quite a warm and enjoyable climate. Even with pockets of rain, Mallorca still shines with beauty.
If you are looking to travel to the beautiful island of Mallorca, I would suggest going in July or August as the weather is at its finest during these months!
While travelling through Mallorca, we had the pleasure of staying at the gorgeous Hotel Can Mostatxins!
We cannot recommend this beautiful boutique hotel enough. From check in to check out and everything in between, this boutique hotel absolutely shined in hospitality, friendliness, comfort, and luxury.
Located in Alcúdia – the old Roman capital of Mallorca, Hotel Can Mostatxins Quinze was refurbished from 2009 to 2015 while Fare residence was refurbished from 2016 to 2018. It has stayed true to Spanish Colonial design while incorporating modern and refined accents. There are two boutique hotels next to each other: Hotel Can Mostatxins - Quinze and Hotel Can Mostatxins - Frare. Both boast spacious and well decorated rooms as well as two outdoor pools - a hot pool and a cold pool.
What stood out most to us is the friendly staff that work at the hotel. It never felt stuffy or too casual. They truly care about your stay but make your stay so comfortable that you feel as if you were in your own family’s home. Each day you are welcomed with a wonderful breakfast buffet in the as well as fresh flowers in your room! They help you to feel free, take from their tea and coffee bar, as well as ask them any and every question about Mallorca. Each staff member has a deep passion for great service and connecting with their guests. It was this team that truly made our stay unforgettable!
If you are staying at Hotel Can Mostatxins, you will have the opportunity to indulge in their delicious breakfast! They have a wide selection of fruits, pastries, cold and warm breakfast items as well as a custom culinary menu of wonderful breakfast favorites like eggs benny, omelettes, and a fried english breakfast.
LUNCH & DINNER :
I combine these together because many - if not all of the restaurants have an amazing lunch and dinner menu.
There is an endless selection of traditional Spanish cuisines which is a must when visiting Mallorca. You can find a very decent lunch or dinner for approx 15 Euros per person including a glass of wine or beer.
CAP DE FORMENTOR:
On the northern tip of Mallorca is the Cap de Formentor, where the top end of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range meets the Mediterranean. Cap de Formentor literally means ‘end of Formentor.’
It boasts a beautiful light house, rural beaches, incredible hikes, and for course - WILD GOATS!
Cap de Fortentor is absolutely a must see when discovering Mallroca.
There are many trails to hike in Mallorca; all with beautiful look out points!
The hike we decided to do was Mirador Penya del Migdia.
About a 1 hour hike each way with a high degree of difficulty (ie. wear hiking shoes for sure). Once you make it through the woods, up the winding roads, and crawl over some boulders, you reach an absolutely fabulous look out over the bay of Mallorca.
Whether you want to do a hiking tour or venture on your own, the trails are well marked, well maintained, and a wonderful to experience!
Soller is super touristy and very much worth the visit!
Soller is located in the valley, between orange tree groves, the ocean, and the mountains. The town has beautiful winding streets, Spanish cafes and restaurants, and traditional as well as shops with handmade items.
There are several ways to reach Soller, but the best way (in our opinion) is to travel on the historical train. You can board the train at Palma Train Station. It costs about 25 euros per person return trip and takes about an hour to get to Soller. The train ride winds up through the mountains and tunnels, orange groves and small towns.
Soller is completely unforgettable and is complete eye candy for any tourist.
SPA @ HOTEL CAN MOSTATXINS:
After many outings, beaching, and hiking, nothing feels better than to wind down at the spa!
We loved being pampered with relaxation massages and nourishing facials. The spa at Hotel Can Mostatxins is convenient, comfortable, and absolutely enjoyable. With a large spa menu and a cozy nook for spa treatments, it was my favorite way to start the day.
THE SUM UP:
Mallorca is most definitely majestic and has so much to offer any tourist. Whether you enjoy hiking, swimming, exploring, history, or relaxing by the beach, Mallorca is a gorgeous place to explore!
Hiking Spots : Torrent de Pareis Gorge Walk, Alaro Castle, Formentor
Swimming Spots : Cala Formentor, Cala d’Or, Santanyi, Port Alcudia
Eating Spots : La nueva burguesa , Kingfisher restaurant , Es Fum , LE BISTRO BLEU , Himalaya Nepalese Indian Restaurant , Restaurant La Bodega Mallorca
Getting Around : It is best to rent a car for Mallorca as there are many undiscovered places you can only reach by car. As a fair warning, be aware that you need to pay some hefty airport taxes (roughly 100 euros). However, the car rentals in general can be quite inexpensive (roughly 60 euros for a week).
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