Mallorca’s great escapes: where to go to escape the crowds

Mallorca has grown up. Sure, the island still has a touch of the wild child in coastal resorts like Magaluf, but travellers are finally waking up to the fact that the island is so much more than the sum of its fly-and-flop resorts and boozerias.

The real Mallorca, as locals have been at pains to point out for years, dances to quite a different tune – one of early morning goat bells at hilltop hermitages, foot falling on rock on the trails of the Tramuntana, and cicadas striking up their tentative drone as day fades into phenomenally starlit night.

So you want to slip away from the madding summer crowds? Read on for our pick of the island’s greatest escapes – from mountain drives to hidden bays, coastal trails to former monasteries where you can slow the pace and enjoy the silence.

The rocky Formentor coastline. Image by Kerry Christiani / Lonely Planet

The rocky Formentor coastline. Image by Kerry Christiani / Lonely Planet

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Holidays in Majorca: 5 places to visit, infinite possibilities!

Especially in recent years, Majorca has become a popular tourist destination, primarily due to the wonderful climate, many sights and attractions, and particularly the gorgeous and convenient beaches. This has always been a popular beach vacation spot, particularly for the French, Germans, and English. Since the 1950s, it has become a mecca for tourists as an increasing number of people came to the island to enjoy the heavenly beaches and excellent weather. One of the largest of the Spanish Balearic Archipelago Islands, having your holidays in Majorca can be a great opportunity to enjoy the wonderful Mediterranean Sea.

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