Tips for travelling around Majorca Island in 2 days!

Tips for travelling around Majorca Island in 2 days

Bienvenidos a Mallorca!

How I wish I knew this before visiting Mallorca!

Mallorca is a dream island, and its beaches have nothing to envy the Caribbean or Thailand. Although it is difficult to say which beach is better than the other, in The Best Beaches of Mallorca you can find a list of the most beautiful beaches on the island, many I could visit and others I keep on my list to visit in a future trip (I hope I can go soon!)

What are the best beaches?

Taking into account the top 21 beaches of Mallorca post, we can say these are some of the best beaches:

  • Playa Cala D’or
  • Playa de Formentor
  • Port d’Alcúdia
  • Cala Mesquida
  • Platja Des Trenc
  • Cala Agulla
  • Cala Millor
  • Port de Pollença
  • Cala Varques
  • Cala del moro
  • Cala Portals Nous
  • Cala Mago
  • Cala Comtesa
  • Playa de Illetas
  • Cala Llamp
  • Cala d’Estellencs
  • Cala Tuent
  • Cala Torta
  • Cala s’Almunia
  • Cala Mondragó
  • Playa de Cala Molins
  • Torrent de Pareis, Sa Calobra
  • Playa de Santanyí
  • Playa de Canyamel
  • Platja de Muro

Below you can see a map to check where they are located

How can I visit the beaches in Majorca?

Yes! there are many beaches, and sometimes getting there is not so simple. So planning how we are going to visit them is a must.

Tip #1 – Rent a Car

If you stay in Palma (Mallorca’s capital city), you’ll find many buses taking you to the most important points of the island. However, on many occasions, getting to the beach requires entering roads that the buses do not cover, or in other cases it requires to walking a long way before getting to the beach itself. So something to consider is renting a car during your stay on the Island.

Tip #2 – How long are you staying in Mallorca?

In my case, I had a full weekend and a couple of days in the morning (remote control in the afternoon) to visit the Island. If you want travel around the whole island in such a short time is crazy! I even don’t know if 2 weeks would be enough to meet that goal 😎.

Firs of all you should identify the beaches you’d like to visit, if you want to just see the landscapes and continue to the next destination, if you want to relax on each beach or go on an excursion

Tip #3 – How to traverse the Island?

If you take a look at the map, the island can be divided into 2 main parts, the north and the south.

First, If you go only for a weekend and you rent a car, it would be great to visit one sector per day. Starting from the north or south is indistinct, but take into account the north part is more rocky than the south part, which makes journeys between each beach slower and tedious when it comes to driving. However, the landscapes are outstanding!.

In this way, we can divide the itinerary into 2 parts, taking the Ma-15 and Ma-19 motorways for the South itinerary and the Ma-13 motorway for the north itinerary:

Suggested South Itinerary

  • Playa Cala D’or
  • Cala Mesquida
  • Platja Des Trenc
  • Cala Agulla
  • Cala Millor
  • Cala Varques
  • Cala del moro
  • Cala Torta
  • Cala s’Almunia
  • Cala Mondragó
  • Playa de Santanyí
  • Playa de Canyamel

Recommended North itinerary

  • Playa de Formentor
  • Port d’Alcúdia
  • Port de Pollença
  • Cala Portals Nous
  • Cala Mago
  • Cala Comtesa
  • Illetas
  • Cala Llamp
  • Cala d’Estellencs
  • Cala Tuent
  • Playa de Cala Molins
  • Torrent de Pareis, Sa Calobra
  • Platja de Muro

Something important to consider is the direction to follow each path around the island. As we all know, the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, so if we start to tour the island from West to East, that is, from left to right (and this is quite common because Palma is in the West and the anxiety to getting to the nearest beach will try to kill you 🤣), it will make us arrive in the afternoon to the East of the island when the sun is already setting. The problem is that we are going to be left behind and the only thing we are going to see is a shade on the beach and the water.

With all of the above then an itinerary for the southern part could be

  • Take the Ma-15 and start traveling from Cala Torta towards Es Trenc

While to tour the northern part

  • Take the Ma-13 motorway to Platja de Muro, from there to Playa de Formentor, and start heading west ending in Palma again
  • Note: on the way from Port de Pollenca is the Mirador Es Colomer, a point where you must stop to observe the landscape 😎.

Tip #4 – Start the day as early as possible

If you go in summer, the temperature will be spectacular throughout the day, so leaving early will allow us to take advantage of the beach for a longer time.

Also, taking into account that the northern part of the island has mountains, the route will be slower and, as in the case mentioned above, if it gets late, the beach will be in the dark faster than we could imagine. and we will not be able to appreciate 100% what those beaches have to offer us.

Tip #5 – From Palma. No Car

If you are in Palma, and you want to make a getaway to the beach, the city has Playa de Palma, which is a ‘normal’ beach compared to the rest of the island, but it is very good to relax and immerse yourself in its turquoise waters.

An alternative is to take the urban bus number 3 towards Illetes, get off at the last stop, and go to Cala Comtesa, which in my opinion is a spectacular beach and is very close to the city.

Other choices (require more time and timetables) include taking an intercity bus or rail (you’ll be able to reach most of the island’s destinations) or a transfer by boat taking you from the port of Palma to other ports on the island.


These were some tips that I will keep in mind for an upcoming visit to the island. If you have any other details when planning the visit to the island, do not hesitate to leave it in the comments below!

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