Majorca :: Part Two

I spent a couple of days in Majorca in October. The first bit of the trip we stayed in Palma (explore Palma with me here). The second bit of the trip, we rented a car and headed into the hills.

We drove around Soller at first, but it wasn’t quite the country escape that we wanted. There were loads of tourists there and also in the nearby port town. My boyfriend knew a little cafe in the nearby town of Deia so we decided to backtrack a bit to get lunch there instead. We parked and walked up a little hill to what looked a bit like someone’s house. Walking through a stone arch, you pass under an arbor covered in rich green, flowering vines, and are then led to your table. We were sat in the shade of a lime tree and an olive tree next to a stone wall. It could not have been more charming. We shared a delicious freshly-made pasta and salad (with more rosado of course).

After lunch, we thought we would head to Port De Sa Calobra. This is tourist destination because of its stone beach, hugged on either side by tall cliffs. And the road to get there is as much of a sight as the beach itself! The road climbs up a mountain and then down and is therefore a series of switchback turns, of which there are so many, I lost count.

road to calobra

The beach itself is quite pretty, again with clear water, but instead of a sandy beach it is full of stones. We had a lot of fun looking through them all. We even found one that looked like a heart.

On a different day, we took a trip to Parc Natural Mondrago, which gave us a nice walk and some beautiful views.

We met up with a couple of other sailor friends and parked our van at the top of a big hill, shrouded in mist.

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We started walking down to the beach, past the terraced hillside.

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The view to the sea was unmatched. The beauty of Majorca’s mix of rocky shores and vibrant, azure water just can’t be captured by a camera, but I did try anyway.

parc mondrago

The beach was pretty rocky and the wind and cooler temperatures didn’t make us too enthusiastic about swimming.

beach in majorca

Fortunately there was a group of art students there who were making all sorts of interesting art projects for us to explore instead.

 

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We ended up sticking around until the sunset, which bathed us in amazing golden light.

sunset shadows in mallorca

Gorgeous way to say goodbye to Majorca!

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