Go for a short drive to S'Alqueria Blanca
S'Alqueria Blanca is a small nearby town with a good local bakery, tapas bar, restaurants and newsagents. Then drive up the hill to the Oratori de La Consolació, a small chapel at the top of the hill with sweeping views across the sea.
Visit the Sunday morning market in Felanitx
The market in Felanitx on Sunday morning is a colourful, bustling event where you can buy your locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as souvenirs and presents.
A drink in the square at Santanyi
A pleasant way to spend an evening is sitting in the square at Santanyí where occasionally they have live music in one of the local bars. There are also several popular restaurants to choose from.
Visit one of the local wineries
There are several wineries open to the public in Mallorca. Jaume Mesquida de Mallorca is in the street C/ de la Vileta 7 in Porreres - a family-run business founded in 1945 which produces wines of the Pla and Llevant areas. Tel 971 647 106.
Some cheese to go with the wine?
Just outside Campos, on the road to Colònia de Sant Jordi, is a cheese factory, Formatges Burguera, a family-run business which is open to the public at certain times. In the area of Campos, you will also see a variety of colourful renovated windmills.
Flora and fauna at Es Salobrar
Es Salobrar, an area inland from Es Trenc beach, is one of the natural zones of great ecological value. Many varied birds and other animal life, as well as a wide variety of flora (including rush, tamarisk and sea fennel) are to be found here.
Go ride a horse!
Horseriding is available at Rancho Jaume, near Porto Petro. Open 09.00-13.00 & 15.00-19.00 hrs. Tel.629627063 or 637242228.
On the road between Sencelles and Costitx is the Mallorca Planetarium where in the evenings from Tuesday to Saturday, they show a programme about the stars and, weather permitting, a look at the stars and moon through enormous telescopes. (Best to book.) Tel: (09.30-13.30) 689 686 557 or 649 997 752. firstname.lastname@example.org
Boat trips along the east coast
There is a variety of boat trips leaving from Portocolom and Portopetro (Starfish)which take you down the east coast of Mallorca, visiting some of the lovely coves and, on occasions, you are allowed you to swim off the boat.
Sant Salvador Monastery and sunset
It is worth the drive to the top of the hill of Sant Salvador, near to Felanitx. As well as the monastery which has a museum, bar and restaurant, the views of the surrounding countryside are magnificent. On a clear day you can see the Island of Cabrera Nature Reserve, or even witness a most beautiful sunset.
Play a round of golf!
Play 9 holes at Vall d’Or Golf, on the road between Cala d’or and Porto Colom. Tel: 971 837 001. email@example.com.
The Windmill routes of Mallorca
The Mallorcan Tourist Board has designed a route to see the various windmills in the Campos area. (A free map is a available from Tourist Information in the centre of Campos.)
Visit Palma Aquarium
Discover the marine world’s best kept secrets by embarking on a wonderful adventure through this marine park featuring more than 8000 animals of 700 different species and more than 5 million litres of salt water. You will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of activities which combine education and fun, suitable for all ages. Open daily. Check website for actual opening hours: Palmaaquarium.com or phone: (00 34) 902 702 902.
Visit a Water Park
Aqualand, situated in beautiful gardens in the resort of Arenal, is open from the end of May until end of September. http://www.aqualand.es/elarenal/en/
An evening stroll before dinner
The small fishing ports of Portocolom and Portopetro are congenial for a stroll around the quayside and a meal sitting on the terrace of one of the restaurants overlooking the picturesque harbours.There are also boat trips available during the day from these two harbours where you can appreciate the beauty of the eastern coastline.
Drive into Palma and park in the underground car park just by the Cathedral. As you approach the Cathedral keep in right lane, and enter parking. They will lend you free bicycles and helmets, so that you can ride round Palma. Close to the Cathedral are a maze of little streets lined with shops, bars and restaurants.
Enjoy an evening in Cala Figuera
This pirate’s haven, although it doesn’t have a beach, is a very pretty inlet and has numerous restaurants and bars to enjoy sitting and watching the lighthouse and hustle and bustle of this small port.
The old ruined castle at Alaró
Make your way to the top of Castell d'Alaró - take water to drink as the last part of the journey has to be done on foot. The views from the top are breathtakingly beautiful! On the way down enjoy a meal at the Restaurant Es Verger where they serve tasty roast lamb done in a traditional Mallorcan oven.
Visit the Island of Cabrera
Cabrera is an island off Mallorca`s south east corner. A National Park and Marine Reserve, this is a wonderful day trip for those interested in nature and history. You can climb to the castle towering above a harbour used as a place of refuge since Roman times, swim in crystal waters, and visit the island’s museum. Bring your own picnic or buy lunch onboard. The trip home includes a visit to the Blue Cave. Daily trips from Colonia Sant Jordi. Reservations: Tel 971 649034
Drive to the sleepy, attractive town of Ses Salines where there are bars, restaurants and interesting local shops. Stop and have a coffee in Manolo?s bar and watch the world go by. There is an ancient monument – Talayot - located just outside the town (signposted).
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