Short Breaks in Mallorca

Short Breaks in Mallorca

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Planning your yoga holidays in Mallorca

Why should I travel to try yoga in Mallorca?

Put simply, Mallorca is a perfect destination for yoga lovers. If you want to practise outdoors, you're in luck. You'll find white sand beaches, stunning rocky mountains and fresh green fields, all of which make the perfect backdrop for your daily yoga. You can look for serious yoga retreats in Mallorca, which may last for a weekend or for several days, or you can do your own thing. Rent your own holiday lettings in Mallorca and find the perfect spot for daily practice in the garden.

What types of yoga can I practise in Mallorca?

It depends what you're looking for during your yoga holidays in Mallorca. You'll find dedicated yoga retreats, many of which focus on a specific style like ashtanga, vinyasa or yin yoga. Some also add sessions dedicated to meditation and pranayama practice, and they may even include other activities like hiking. Many of these take place in villas in Mallorca, where you'll have the chance to meet other participants and make friends. Of course, you may prefer to go it alone. You'll find a number of yoga studios the island, in Palma and beyond, where you can enjoy sessions as part of your holiday.

Weekend breaks in Mallorca

Fancy a quick island getaway? Mallorca is waiting for you! One of the joys of spending a weekend break on a small island is that you can easily get around. You could be relaxing on the beach in the morning, climbing a mountain in the afternoon and sipping a cocktail in a cool city bar by the time sunset rolls around. Enjoy a short break that packs a major punch when you visit Mallorca.

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Planning a short holiday in Mallorca

Why should I choose weekend breaks in Mallorca?

It may be small, but Mallorca is an excellent holiday destination. No matter what you're looking for, you're bound to find something to suit you. Want to party? Head to Palma, where you'll find some of the Mediterranean's best nightclubs and bars. Prefer to chill out? Consider staying in the north of the island, in a relaxing town like Deià or Pollença. Weekend breaks in Mallorca also give you the chance to try different kinds of sporting activities. Go hiking in the rugged Tramuntana Mountains, or visit the south of the island and snorkel in Cala Santanyí. Whatever you're looking for, you're bound to find holiday lettings in Mallorca to suit your needs.

Where should I stay during my short trip to Mallorca?

First think about what you want from your weekend getaway. If you're looking for a city break, it's impossible to beat Palma. The island's capital has it all, from world-class nightclubs to stunning architecture and fabulous restaurants. Whether you want to dance until dawn or admire the beautiful stunning glass in the city's cathedral, this is the place to go. If you want to sit back and relax with luxury short breaks, then you'll be better off looking at villas in Mallorca in quieter, more rural settings. Pollença, Formentor and Deià all offer a bit more peace and quiet and have gorgeous beaches and enchanting hiking routes to discover.

Places to visit during shirt trips to Mallorca

Palma

Where better to start than the island's capital? Palma is a bustling city with something for everyone. If you're travelling with the kids, there are two waterparks nearby, Aqualand and Western Water Park. The island's best golf courses, part of the Arabella Golf complex, are near the capital, making it perfect for a golfing getaway, too. Looking for cheap holiday breaks in Mallorca? Then Palma is also a good choice. The city centre is walkable, and the outskirts have great bus connections, so you'll save money on transport. You can stretch the pennies even more by dining in spots like Mercat 1930, a cheap and cheerful food hall with dishes from around the world at budget prices.

Deià

If you want a relaxing weekend in Mallorca, this fairytale village should be high on your list. Praised by Vogue Magazine for its tranquillity, Deià oozes serenity. This is the perfect spot for a luxury break in Mallorca, with celebrities from David Bowie to Beyoncé choosing it for their private getaways. The nearby Tramuntana Mountains are ideal if you'd like to go hiking, while the beach of Cala Deià offers pristine waters to splash about in, against a dramatic backdrop of rocky cliffs.

Pollença

If you like towns but the hustle and bustle of Palma is too much for you, then try Pollença. In the northeast of the island, this town preserves its traditional character, with a charming main square and delightful stone buildings. Climb the 365 steps from the Plaça Major to the very top of the town for the best views. On Sunday mornings, the central square holds a fabulous food market, where you can pick up the freshest produce from around the island, as well as local specialities like the soft sobrassada sausage or decadent Mallorcan honey. Port de Pollença has white sand beaches and some lovely trails for gentle strolls under pine trees.

Santanyí

The south of Mallorca tends to attract a more sedate crowd than Palma. Not into the party scene? Try Santanyí. Its gold stone architecture is sure to charm you, and there are some fascinating old sights like the historic city wall and the Porta Murada gate, originally built to defend the town against pirate attacks. Santanyí is also the best spot on the island for snorkelling. Cala Santanyí is the town's main beach and is known for its exceptional water quality and beautiful coral reefs. You should also visit Cala Mondragó, set inside the wetland natural park of Mondragó.

FAQs: Short breaks in Majorca

What's the best time of year for a short break in Mallorca?

The island is at its busiest in the high season of July and August. Prices are generally higher, and beaches will be packed. The average temperature is 22°C in both June and September, with daily highs of around 28°C, so you can still enjoy some sunshine without the crowds. Mallorca in spring is very pleasant: temperatures in April and May hover around 16 - 18°C, and the blooming flowers provide great scenery for hiking and exploring.

Will I need to rent a car for a weekend getaway to Mallorca?

It depends on where you're going. If you're staying in Palma or another town, then you can easily get by on foot or using buses. There are buses that connect Palma to most towns around the island, and Mallorca's small size means that they rarely take long. For example, the bus from Palma on the west coast to Pollença on the northeast only takes 65 minutes.

How much should I budget for a weekend break in Mallorca?

This depends on you. If you are eating out for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can expect to spend around €50 a day in average restaurants. Try self-catering to save money.

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