5 Top Things To Do in MALLORCA
Author: Holiday Extras Travel Guides
3m 40s Lenght
Mallorca is home to much more than just nightlife, beaches and hotels! We're covering just a handful of the island's 'alternative' attractions: Palma de Mallorca (the main city), Alcudia, Western Water Park in Magaluf, the Drach Caves and some amazing local cuisine. Find out more in our blog: http://www.holidayextras.co.uk/destinations/majorca.html We do have a video all about Mallorca's best beaches if you're looking for a bit of sun, sea and sand: https://youtu.be/GuPzTlfQfb4 And, if you haven't quite decided on your Balearics or Canaries yet, here's our playlist all about Tenerife: https://goo.gl/ooBFvm Don’t forget to… SUBSCRIBE ► https://goo.gl/mKhPKt Get in touch on Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/holidayextras Follow our travels on Twitter ► https://www.twitter.com/holidayextras Get some sneak-previews on Instagram ► https://instagram.com/holidayextras/ Quench your wanderlust on Pinterest ►https://www.pinterest.com/holidayextras/ And explore our Blog ► https://goo.gl/EgQpsp ………………………… PoweredBy http://www.holidayextras.co.uk/?agent=WJ414 ………………………… Transcript: Mallorca a beautiful island that’s been tarnished with an 18s to 30s reputation but there is so much more to it. Some of the best and most popular things to do in Mallorca might involve a bit of travelling. Because we are covering Palma, Alcudia, Caves, Santa Ponsa Water Park and even trying a bit of the food. First up though is Palma, the island’s capital and there is a lot of great things to say about it. It’s got art and architecture to rival Barcelona and cafes that give Paris a run for it’s money. That’s not even mentioning the bohemian market scene, the stunning harbour that’s dotted with restaurants specialising of course, fish. There’s also Bellver Castle which is absolutely stunning. We realise this barely scratches the surface on Palma, but we 100% recommend it. Alcudia is a resort in the north of the island that is equally touristy as is one for rubbing shoulders with the locals. There is a great beach with cafes, bars and restaurants, not to mention a stunning harbour where you can get yourself a great cocktail, so I hear. On top of all of that is Alcudia old town. It’s about a bus journey or a cab ride inland and you will find winding alleyways, boutiques and cafes all inside medieval city walls, there’s even a bull ring. Of course we can’t talk about Mallorca without mentioning the beach. We don’t have time today to go into detail, but we do have a whole video on beaches in Mallorca, so give that a watch. We recommend that you try some of the local food. We managed to bag ourselves a vegetarian Mallorcan dish, it was a very welcome change. It was called tumbet, which is basically vegetables fried in oil and baked with a tomato sauce. So easy to replicate at home. Each of these different vegetables require a different cooking time. The aubergines in particular need to be cooked last because they require the highest heat with the oil in the pan and you must use olive oil and very fresh vegetables, apparently. Western Water Park near Magaluf is about a 10 minute drive from Santa Ponsa and is kind of cool. Our fixer went on the rides with a go pro for us, because we decided not to get wet, so what a legend. But if you want to get really cool, both figuratively and literally. You will have to go see Drach Caves, it is amazing. We highly recommend turning up early because the queue get’s huge. It’s barely 10am and already the queue is pretty big and this is a short queue. The tours go once an hour, every hour we were told it would be a little bit quieter at 10am but it’s already filling up.Our advice is to book in advance, when you do get in there you will be wandering through all these stalactites and stalagmites that are huge and mind blowing. Before being treated to a classical music concert on a subterranean lake. So, just seen the classical concert and it was amazing.The acoustics in here are phenomenal, the sound is so cool. And then the boat trip, we’re just heading to the exit now which is really sad. For a bit more in depth information about these things then check out our video about the Drach Caves and the Western Water Park. Yep, thank-you for watching and don’t forget to subscribe, Bye-Bye, Bye.