Clickstay on Tour: 4 Days in Mallorca with Felicity
by Felicity Brown | Updated 27 February 2019 | Posted in Spain, Clickstay on Tour, Inspirations
Back in April, I had a cheeky 4 day break to Mallorca with my sister and our boyfriends. I know it has been a while, but I’m still day-dreaming about it. We stayed in my family’s shared apartment in Son Caliu, near Palma and Palmanova beach. And yes, it is also near Magaluf…
Here’s what we got up to:
Day 1 – Friday Knackered after a night flight from London to Palma de Mallorca, we had a lie-in on our first morning. Then we went to the supermercado across the road to stock up for breakfast and lunch.
The sun was pretty strong for springtime, so we spent most the day by the pool. The water was flippin’ freezing though – jumping in was a big mistake. The only way I was going to be getting in that pool again would be with a lilo underneath me.
This is what we had for our first lunch. We sat outside on the porch facing the pool.
That evening, we walked along Palmanova beach and beyond to Magaluf - just for a laugh. We had burgers on the seafront in a cheesy themed-restaurant made to look like a pirate ship, then we went for cocktails on the strip amid the hen parties and 'lads on tour'. It was hilarious.
Day 2 - Saturday We were told that we had to get the bus into Palma and then catch an old train from there to Sóller through the mountains. So we did.
The Sóller railway has been running a daily train service along the 27.3 km route between Palma de Mallorca and Sóller, without interruption, since 1912. At one point, you go through a tunnel that's 3km long; it felt like we were never going to come out the other end!
Sóller is truly beautiful. I'd always thought of Mallorca being overrun by tourists, but this really was authentic Spain.
We had some fantastic tapas, then caught the old tram down to Port de Sóller for an ice cream and a bit of a dip in the sea.
Day 3 - Sunday
We spent our Sunday in the city of Palma de Mallorca.
Unfortunately, the cathedral was under renovation so we couldn't get a look inside but we took plenty of photos of its beautiful exterior. I captured this shot of a man and his horse looking very calm and cool just outside.
Once again, we ate a lot of tapas, then wandered through the streets. We stumbled across the Banys Arabs (Arab Baths) which cost just a few euros to enter. Inside the old stone walls are some peaceful gardens, and the old remains of the baths. I liked that it didn't look like a museum; it seemed that everything had been left as it was.
Remember that supermarkets tend to be closed on a Sunday in Mallorca, so make sure you stock-up on Saturday!
Day 4 - Monday Our final day was spent playing crazy golf at Golf Fantastia on the beach front at Palmanova, then relaxing by the pool, packing up and getting a pizza in before the late flight back to London. I would highly recommend Mallorca, especially the Palma area, for a long weekend break. It's just a short 2.5 hour flight from London and there are great transport facilities when you get to the city, so there is no need to hire a car. If you're tempted, why not have a look at our villas in Palma.