Mallorca is known for the sunshine and as a beach holiday destination, but it has a lot more to offer you
On a rainy day you have the opportunity to experience the island in other ways, with impressive discoveries waiting for you under cloudy skies. We are going to tell you about our favourite places to visit when it isn't beach weather:
Caves of Drach, an underground treasure
On the east coast of Mallorca, just 10 minutes away from the hotels in Cala Millor and Sa Coma, you'll find the Caves of Drach, a hidden treasure between the rocks and open to the sea, a natural wonder with one of the largest subterranean lakes in the world. A trip through the caves, with the relaxing sound of water droplets falling from the stalactites and the spectacular illumination in the caves, reveals different geological characteristics that will have you enthralled. A classical music concert is included along with a short boat trip. An unforgettable experience.
La Seu, a majestic welcome to the city
On arriving at the port in Palma, and just 15 minutes by car from the hotels in Playa de Palma, you will see the spectacular Cathedral of Mallorca. In Mediterranean gothic style, with modern and contemporary elements incorporated over time such as the Gaudí stained-glass windows or the famous chapel by Miquel Barceló, this is something you really cannot miss. A walk around the grounds and gardens with sea views is one of the most delightful pastimes when in the Mallorcan capital.
Ca’n Joan de s’Aigo, start the day with the best breakfast
Getting your day off to to a good start is easy when you order an ensaimada at Ca’n Joan de s’Aigo. This milk bar and hot chocolate cafeteria in Palma dates back to 1700 and is still serving the best artisanal Mallorcan products. Don't miss a great hot chocolate, perfect for a rainy day, or the ensaimadas with home-made ice cream, amongst many other top quality local products.
The Miró Foundation, the artistic legacy of Joan Miró
Palma offers an infinite variety of cultural and artistic attractions and one of them is the Miró Foundation in Mallorca. With a singular design, the architecture itself is a work of art. The museum collection forms part of Joan Miró's legacy with almost 7000 works of art between paintings, sculptures, drawings, objects and graphic art. Don't miss it!
The Olivar market, a gastronomic experience in the city centre
At the true heart of Palma you'll find the most typical food market in the city. A picturesque festival of stalls filled with high quality seasonal Mallorcan produce. Discover a completely new gastronomic experience, where you can sit and enjoy the flavours of the city. Rest assured that you will leave with a great taste in your mouth.
A SPA day, let yourself be pampered
There's nothing better that immersing yourself in the Spa waters on a rainy day. The Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace has a wonderful heated pool with spectacular views of the Bay of Palma, as well as a great range of personalised services, treatments and massages. Forget about everything in the Turkish bath, enjoy a purifying sauna and give your body the relaxation it deserves. You won't regret it.
Valldemossa monastery, an artist's residence in the Tramuntana mountain range
Just 20 minutes from Palma is Valldemossa, a delightful enclave between the mountains and the sea with all the charm of the Tramuntana mountain range. The historical monuments contain a museum with modern works of art and tells the story of its singular inhabitants: Rubén Darío, Unamuno, Santiago Rusiñol, Chopin or George Sand. An obligatory stop to wander around and surrender yourself to the charm of the Tramuntana.
Palma Aquarium, under the sea with the family
An incredible family experience, a day discovering all the treasures to be found under the sea. A relaxing way to observe marine life through the glass. The little ones can also play and have fun on the bouncy castles, pirate ship or with the water jets in the gardens of Palma Aquarium. Don't miss an adventure in the jungle, with a 7 metre waterfall that will transport you to the Amazon.