What area of Mallorca to stay in?


Mallorca is a beautiful island with the largest tourist offer in the Balearic Islands. Numerous beaches and places to visit, activities to do, different restaurants where you can taste Mallorcan food and unique charming lodging options.

Before you start planning a trip for your holidays on the island we recommend you learn a little more about the best areas to stay in Mallorca, and we will tell you below all about it.

North Zone

On the north coast of the island highlights the Port of Pollensa that combines a beautiful landscape of coast and mountains. You will also find the military base of the Pollensa airfield, next to the fishing port and the famous Pollensa Fortress.

On the other side of Puerto de Pollensa we have Alcudia, a charming town with one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca, Playa de Muro. The bay of Alcudia is a very popular area for kitesurfing. We also recommend you visit the only preserved great wall of Mallorca.

East Side

In this area of the island we recommend you visit the town of Cala Ratjada, considered the second most important port of Mallorca for its proximity to Menorca, facilitating the exchange of goods in medieval times. Highlights include Cala Gat and Sa Pedruscada, a stone cove with small fishermen’s house.

Porto Cristo, our star recommendation. A fishing port with the longest natural channel in Mallorca that keeps years of history of Phoenician and Roman ships that crossed the port with merchandise and which is now one of the most charming walks in the area. There you can perform different activities to get out of the holiday routine such as diving and snorkelling, take a boat ride through virgin coves or venture out to visit sea caves.

The best thing is that just ten minutes from Porto Cristo is our hotel on the island of Mallorca, the Insotel Cala Mandia Resort & Spa, the most recommended option to stay if you are looking for comfort and rest.

South Zone

In the southern part of the island you can find an option away from mass tourism to enjoy nature while hiking or cycling, the Colónia de Sant Jordi. Being one of the very poorly exploited areas, its strong point is nature. There is another of the most famous coves in Mallorca, Es Trenc a wide beach of white sand.

From the same port you can also buy a boat ticket to visit the natural park of Cabrera, another site to consider if you are a lover of nature and hiking.

In the old town of Mallorca you can take walks through the most emblematic alleys of the centre, great gastronomic variety, shops of all brands or have fun in the nightlife.

Other mandatory stops could be the visit to the Cathedral of Palma, Bellver Castle and stroll along the seafront by bike, they are also the most common activities to be carried out in the centre.

West zone

In the west area is Santa Ponsa, an area frequented by a family tourism for the wide variety of outdoor activities for children, as well as a beautiful beach to enjoy with the family and a golf course for the most enthusiastic. A few kilometres away are also the two most prestigious ports in Mallorca, Port Adriano and Puerto de Portals, an atmosphere of luxury and high quality boats and restaurants.

And finally, it could not fail to mention the option of staying in the unique and small town of San Telmo, whose name is due to the fishing pattern of the port.

It is one of the quietest areas where you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in Mallorca at the foot of the coast, in addition to enjoying its quality gastronomic offer.

Now that you know the best places on the island to stay, you just have to decide how to get around. But don’t worry, here is another article on how to get around Mallorca on holidays.