2 Day Itinerary To Mallorca (Majorca), Spain

Sometimes things don’t go as planned when you are travelling and then you are forced to improvise. That is the beauty of travel, specifically solo travel. It puts you in these difficult situations and then urges you to find a solution. What I have realized is that the situations are difficult only if we don’t put our heart and soul into it. Mallorca (Majorca), Spain was not there initially on my itinerary. To tell you the truth, I had never even heard of the place until last year. So, when my initial draft itinerary was ready, I sent it over to my friend, who is an avid traveller as well. He was the one who suggested Mallorca (and Prague) to me. I was immediately hooked after seeing the pictures and decided to see as much of Mallorca in 2 days. I am glad that I decided to take his suggestion.

In this photo, you see a photo of an azure/green beach with mountains in the background

Where is Mallorca Spain?

Mallorca or Majorca is one of the four major islands of the group of Balearic Islands, situated off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean sea. Some of the other major islands are Minorca, Formentera, and Ibiza. Who hasn’t heard of Ibiza, after all? But it is such a pity that I hadn’t heard of a gorgeous island like Mallorca till last year. I definitely was not a fan of Geography when I was in school.

How to Get to Mallorca Spain

The easiest way to get there is to fly from Barcelona to Mallorca and it approximately takes around 1 hour. Alternatively, you can take a ferry between the two cities which takes around 8 hours. There are around 2-3 ferries and each of them runs once a day. I chose the easier option and decided to take Ryan Air to fly there. It cost me around 70 Euros during peak season for a to and fro ticket (excluding luggage). I will be soon writing another post on the advantages and disadvantages of taking a Ryan Air flight.

Getting to Barcelona Airport:

 I was staying at the Generator, Barcelona and they gave me directions on how to take a metro to the airport at 6:00 AM in the morning. I decided to leave my suitcase at the hostel’s luggage room (best decision ever) and only carried my backpack around for the next two days. It was quite easy to travel by metro, even though I had to change trains. It cost less than 2 Euros and I was at the airport in 30 minutes.
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This is a photo of a pathway in Port De Pollenca in Mallorca. It is the beach on one side and hotels on the other side.

Where to Stay in Mallorca / Best places to stay in Mallorca

This is a difficult choice. Even though it looks like a tiny speck on a map, it is quite a big island and you may face problems like me to finalise on one place. Listing some of the choices:

Palma De Mallorca: This is the capital of the island and it is also the biggest city. The airport is situated here and there are lots of options to stay here. It is a city with lots of history and many people are enamoured with its Catalan history. I have heard that it is a good place for partying as well. There are many people who end up only partying for 2 days in Palma De Mallorca. I did not want to stay here since I wanted a quieter place as I was coming from Barcelona. This is the south part of the island. Find prices for the best places to stay in Palma, Mallorca:

East Mallorca – There are few places like Cala Millor to stay in this part. Unfortunately, I was not getting decent places within my budget to stay here. There are tons of white sand beaches with crystal clear water here.Find prices for the best places to stay in Cala Millor, Mallorca:
West Mallorca: There are some gorgeous villages like Valldemossa, Soller etc to stay in this part of the island. This is also the area where most celebrities have their holiday homes.Find prices for the best places to stay in Valldemossa, Mallorca:

North Mallorca: I ended up staying up at Port De Pollenca in this part of the island. Another well-known place to stay is the town of Alcudia.Find prices for the best places to stay in Port De Pollenca, Mallorca:

 

Getting from the airport in Mallorca to Port De Pollenca:

When I initially booked my accommodation in Port De Pollenca, my intention was to hire a car from the airport and then use it for the next two days. However, after getting robbed in Madrid, this was no longer an option for me since I did not have any credit cards on me. The distance between both these places is around 65 Kms and it takes around 50 minutes by car.

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So, I had to find a backup option and I called my hotel to find out how I can get there. They told me to take a bus to Palma centre and then take another bus to Port De Pollenca. You can take a cab as well but it will cost you around 90 Euros. So, I decided to take a bus after having breakfast at the airport. It takes around 15 minutes to get to Palma centre. After getting down there, I walked here and there trying to find my bus number. Google was showing that it was right there but I couldn’t find the bus number on any of the boards at the bus stop. After almost 15 minutes, I finally realised that there was a bus stop in the basement too. I was an idiot and thought that the stairs led somewhere else.

This is the photo of the Port De Pollenca Harbour during sunset. You can see small boats in this photo in the distance

My bus had left by then and I had to wait for another hour to catch the next bus. It takes around 90 minutes from there by bus. It is a beautiful journey but I was too tired after the night out in Barcelona and I ended up sleeping most of the way. Also, it takes only 5 minutes by walk from the bus stop to my hotel. I paid less than 20 Euros for the entire trip. Alternatively, you can take a private airport transfer to any part of the island if you are a group of at least 4.

Hotel Miramar, Port De Pollenca, Mallorca:

 I was staying at Hotel Miramar and it was such a gorgeous looking boutique hotel. It is really old and has been there since the early 1910’s. But the best part of the hotel was that as soon as you get out of the hotel, the sea was right there. If you can request for a bay facing room, then all the better. You can also see the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in the background and it was a gorgeous sunset that day.
This is a evening shot of Hotel Miramar in Port De Pollenca in Mallorca, Spain.

 

Some of the places to visit during Mallorca Itinerary / Majorca itinerary:

 I was too tired by then and so I went and slept off the previous night’s party hangover in Madrid. Actually, I had slept less than 4 hours combined in the past 72 hours. Anyway, it was too late to do anything. After a while, I got up and then went roaming around the place. It is such an idyllic place and I enjoyed doing nothing other than reading, all the while enjoying the gorgeous view. You can always go swimming here but I felt that the water was a bit too cold for my liking. There were multiple families who were having lots of fun in the water.

Since I did not have a car, I had to figure out how to get around the island. I enquired at the reception and they told me that many Mallorca day tours were available to other parts of the island. Since that was my only option, I booked a tour for the next day which would take me to the nearby villages of Soller and Valldemossa (It was the only tour available for the next day. They had different Mallorca day trips for different days).

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This is a photo of Port De Soller Harbour with the boats and cream houses in the distance
We were to be picked up from the nearby square in the morning. Even though I have started getting wary of tour buses, our guide was quite jovial and she took us around the whole day with a smile. The only problem was that I was the youngest on the bus, barring the guide’s 10-year-old son. Most of the others were on their retirement trips and I stuck out like a sore thumb. There was just one other couple who looked like they were in their early 40s.

In spite of that, I had a nice time the whole day exploring the tiny villages of Port Soller, Soller and Valldemoosa. They take us on one of the oldest trams in Spain to the town of Soller. There was a Saturday market happening in Soller that day and it was fun to go explore the wares of the day. The church of St Bartholomew is one of the main attractions here. What I loved about this small town was how every home were made of the same colors, cream exteriors with green windows and doors.

A sunday market in Soller selling some colorful material

Soon we were on our way to Valldemoosa. Valldemoosa is another municipality in Mallorca and it is a gorgeous town right in the middle of the valley. It is also famous for the Royal Charterhouse, a monastery where the famous composer Chopin and his lover George Sand once resided for a brief period. The monastery is a museum these days with an exhibit of many of Chopin’s belongings.

This is a photo of some flower pots on a wall in Mallorca, Spain

Anyway, the day was well spent and we were soon on our way back to Port de Pollenca. I had a wonderful dinner watching the sunset from my hotel’s patio.

Day Tours from Mallorca

Taking a ferry from Mallorca to the neighbouring Menorca is a popular day trip. You can combine this day trip to make a 3-day itinerary in Mallorca.

Suggested Tip: You can combine this day trip to make a 3-day itinerary in Mallorca.

Getting out of Port De Pollenca:

I had to leave in a few hours since my flight back to Barcelona was at 6 in the morning. I booked a private taxi which cost me around 90 Euros to get to the airport in less than an hour. This was the only thing I wished I had planned a bit better since it was too costly for a solo traveller like me. I could have opted to take a later flight if I had known about this in advance.

Conclusion:

This is how I spent my 2 days in Mallorca. Mallorca is a gorgeous island and I feel it does not get enough credit from my fellow Indians. I would love to go back one day since I felt that a two day Mallorca itinerary did not do enough justice to the place and only 3 days in Mallorca would do it proper justice. Port De Pollenca, especially is a wonderful offbeat location. After being to various parts of the island, I can understand why many celebrities have their holiday homes in Mallorca (Did you know Rafael Nadal is from Manacor in Mallorca?).

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46 Comments

  1. It sounds like the Ryanair flight is cheaper than the ferry from Barcelona to Mallorca (or Majorca). As an overland traveler (and sea) I’d opt for the ferry unless it was crazy expensive. I guess the best value accommodation is in the north of the Island. Great information about taking the bus from Palma, it’s always a challenge catching a bus for the first time. Shame about the early morning flight, I’ve been caught out with high transport costs to the airport for an early flight before, I think it was in Sevilla actually.

  2. Mallorca does look like a perfect place for a short getaway from Barcelona. It’s good to know about the buses and taxis – expenses which can quickly add up if one isn’t well-prepared – thanks for sharing!

  3. Off late more and more Indians are interested in visiting Spain. The Bollywood Movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara did wonders to promote Spain to Indians. I hope to make it there someday.

  4. Mallorca is a great destination! I stayed around Alcudia back in 2015. Unfortunately we missed the Royal Charterhouse I would love to have a look around into to lives of brilliant composers. Too bad you didn’t make it to Alcudia we stayed at the Ses Muralles Boutique House and it was awesome! I would love to go back again!

  5. Even I had not heard about Mallorca, Spain until I read your post today. And your pictures hooked me up 🙂 . As per what you describe about this place, it is definitely of the kind I love. Doing nothing, just gazing around, enjoying the views or reading a book are the perfect signs of a beautiful relaxing destination. And thanks for putting in the details like those of the pricing and whether to prefer bus or cab..will be really helpful while planning the trip

  6. I stayed in Port De Soller, Mallorca a few years ago with my husband and loved it. The only down side was the long trip to the airport, as you said it can be expensive 990 euros in a taxi) especially if don’t get the shuttle bus. I would definitely go back and visit in a heatbeat. Soller and Valldemoosa sound amazing too

  7. I have been to Mallorca last year and staid in Port Pollenca as well. I found that there was a direct bus from the airport for only about 20 euros return so I booked that one. It was great that it was door to door so it left me at my hotel and also picked me up in time for my flight 3 days later. I really loved Port Pollenca and its surroundings. I chose to do some hiking in the area and visit Sa Calobra instead of Port du Soller.

  8. Mallorca is amazing. I was there last year but never left the Park Hyatt. Sorry to hear that you got robbed in Madrid. Those thieves did you a favor because the car rental places rip you off in Mallorca. The Saturday market in Soller looks interesting, will have to check it out when I go back to Mallorca.

  9. Such a detailed post on Majorca. I guess it was a very popular tourist spot in 1970’s as I came across some books from that era and it was listed as one of top places. Amazing pictures too!

  10. Mallorca looks beautiful! I bet there are some decent beaches on this island too. Did you wish you had more time there, or was two days enough? Let me know when that RyanAir post is up…I’m flying with them in a few months and I’m nervous! 😛

  11. Even I had not heard of Mallorca until today. The pictures are beautiful and do inspire a sense of wanderlust. I’d really like to check out the market at Soller, it seems to have unique designs from the hand fans in the picture

  12. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Mallorca. It is (or at least it used to be) super popular destination for Finnish people. Looks like you had a great time there. Might need to check it out too if I one day end up somewhere nearby, as I wasn’t a fan of Barcelona. I prefer cities like Madrid for some reason!

  13. I have been toiling with the idea of a Spain road trip this year during fall. Let see we can make that happen. Port De Soller looks quite beautiful. Have bookmarked this page for our trip. I think taxis are way to too costly in Europe

  14. I wasn’t aware that this was such an easy trip from Barcelona. I’ve been looking for cheap flights to the area for the next year, so thinking I might have to make a stop in Mallorca when I visit. It looks so beautiful there!

  15. I have not heard much at all of Mallorca but it looks like a charming little coastal town! I would love to do a bit of island hopping around the Spanish isles. Thanks for the useful guide!

  16. Mallorca does look like a beautiful and fascinating town! Unfortunately even I didn’t know about it till now…even though I have been to Spain a few times already! Thanks for sharing Soumya 🙂

  17. Port de Soller is lovely, and if you get the tram into Soller itself there’s a heritage train to Palma which is really cool. I just wanted to leave a bit of a warning because although most of Mallorca is beautiful and chilled out, unless you’re looking for all night partying you may want to avoid the area around Magaluf 😉

  18. Mallorca seems to be a perfect destination for a weekend off. Love the pictures of the flowers against the rustic walls and the market loks so colorful.

  19. Great to know about Mallorca in Spain. I was planning a Euro trip this year and this sure is helpful. I’m going to bookmark it. Thank you 🙂

  20. Sometimes travelling is about improvisation. Love the pictures.The port looked serene and beautiful. Mallorca jumps alive in vivid colour in your post. Indeed a revelation in itself.

  21. Honestly even I have not heard about Mallorca till day. It looks small, beautiful, idyllic place to relax. The pictures are beautiful. Your post is quite informative as it gives the good insights on pricing, stay, and how to travel. Thanks for sharing.

  22. We stopped in Palma Majorca when we went on a Mediterranean cruise but we were too tired to leave the ship. It was too bad but the ship was only there for 6 hours which was not very long. It looks like a great place to go and good call leaving your luggage with the hostel in Barcelona.

  23. Very interesting and really useful post. Mallorca must be amazing place to visit 🙂 It has such a relaxing vibe! I haven’t been there, but I would love to.

  24. Though we had heard about Mallorca we hadn’t read much about the island. Mallorca definitely looks like an amazing place with so much to explore. Spain definitely has some of the beautiful destinations which are underrated. Port De Soller looks beautiful and the market is very colorful. Thanks for detailed post on itinerary.

  25. A true Mediterranean beauty! And yes, Nadal was the first name that came to my mind when I saw this post. Love the flowering walls of Valldemoosa the most.

  26. Mallorca is and has been for a long time a really common holliday destination for many people here in Sweden. I have myself never been there and usually tend to avoid places like that. But who knows, maybe I will go there one day. 🙂

  27. As a German, I know Mallorca (favorite destination of Germans) but I have only booked my flight to Mallorca today. I am so excited to visit and see the island. Thanks for the tips, I will have a bit more time but will keep your tips in mind :).

  28. wonderful to read the post on Mallorca. am booked to visit it in mid june. Can you suggest wheteher to stay in Palma or Alcudia or where else? we are four 50 something women going to mallorca after 3 days in Ibiza. Travelling from India
    thanks

    1. If you are looking for something quieter, then I would definitely suggest Alcudia. However, please note that it is a 45-50 min drive from the airport at Palma to Alcudia. But there are lots of buses and cabs available.

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