3 things to do in Mallorca that aren’t the beach!
While the island is surrounded by beautiful beaches, Mallorca has so much more to offer!
1. Go hiking at Fornalux & Biniaraix:
The hiking route we chose was a moderate loop trail that takes you through Fornalux and Biniaraix in 2 hours. More than an hour later, we arrived at Fornalux and took a break in its town center. The village is lined with beautifully well-preserved stone houses with red tiles and green window shutters. We passed by the second village, Biniaraix, on the way back. This is another quiet town that has been kept in its original condition throughout time, with just a few restaurants and B&Bs, the town fit nicely into the hike.
2. Take a catamaran boat tour:
Instead of going to the beach, we choose to have a relaxing day at sea with the catamaran half-day tour. At 9am, we boarded the spacious catamaran and were served fresh mimosas on board. We left the bay and sailed towards our destination, Cala Vella. This boat tour included a lunch buffet onboard and drinks were available for purchase. We sailed for about 1.5 hours to get to Cala Vella, a quiet small cove area 20 km east of Palma. The boat had snorkeling equipment for purchase, however, towels were not provided so be sure to bring your own! The price of the boat tour per person is 60 Euros so its not cheap!
3. Ride a bus up to Cap de Formentor
About an hour away from Palma, Cap de Formentor is 384 m above sea level and provided us with a 360-degree view of the island as well as the ocean. To get to the Formentor Lighthouse, we parked our car at the designated parking lot and rode a bus for 30 minutes to get up the mountains. The bus ride took us across the windy and intense landscape of the cap but the view at the end of the ride is worth the journey. The bus made hairpin turns until it reached the lighthouse at the top of the hill. The lighthouse itself wasn’t much to look at since the main attraction was the panoramic view of the ocean.