Mallorca is far more than mass tourism, Ballerman and crazy “spring breakers” who simply wanna party till they drop and much more. Every time I visit my parents over there, I discover new, beautiful places where you can simply be by yourself, enjoy nature and forget about the stressful world around you.  In the gallery above you see some impressions from my hiking trip along the far southwest coast.

However, these are my new favorites:

1. Fairytale-like Forest in Lluc, located in the North of Mallorca

The name “Lluc” comes from the Latin word lucus, meaning “sacred forest”. Most people only know the Monastery of Lluc, but for me, the wonderful forest around it is even more fascinating. Old stone sculptures and trees remind you of mythical creatures and the whole place is just magical. For those of you who are into hiking, check it out – you will love it!

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2. Port Adriano

A superb spot for magnates who wish to stop over in the Balearic Islands, Port Adriano has enticed me with its incredible luxury and stunningly beautiful location. Located within the municipality of Calviá, on the south-west of the bay of Palma de Mallorca, this is truly a heaven for cruisers and boat lovers.

3. The House of Katmandu

Do you remember Pippi Longstocking’s Villa Villekulla? Well, there is an even more crazy house in the Katmandu theme park in Magaluf. The Park comprises of a totally interactive fun house with more than 2000 qm of action packed entertainment, Mallorca’s first 5D virtual reality haunted ride, a themed 36 hole mini golf course that boasts a fire show by night and water bombs by day, a new generation 4D cinema with 5 different adventures and a skill based wild west laser shooting game.

4. Nostalgic train ride

You should ride the tram along the seafront in Puerto Soller and take the original 1912 wooden carriage train (known as the Orange Blossom train) through the citrus and olive groves from Soller.

The Soller train ride today is much like it was 100 years ago. You will ride in vintage railcars with mahogany panels & brass fittings. The ride is not fast but the sights are spectacular.

So, when you plan your next trip to the Baltic Sea, forget about the traditional tourist packages and enjoy exploring this beautiful island.

xoxo

photo credentials: Michael Button (flickr), Creative Commons 2.0Pure Salt Luxury Hotels (flickr), Creative Commons 2.0