03 Apr Things to do in Mallorca (when deep sea fishing is not posible)
Sometimes, the weather does not allow fishing in Mallorca (Alcudia). It could be a beautiful, calm day on land but on the sea, it’s a different story. Mallorca has so much to offer, not just beautiful beaches and crystal clear water. There’s something for everyone on this beautiful island, so get ready to explore.
Starting in Alcudia, the old town is a beautiful piece of history, boasting a large defence wall from the roman times, inclosing a charming mini city within it’s walls. Tiny streets will guide you through rows of typical mallorquín houses, restaurants, bakeries and boutique type shops, with many of them selling homemade goods. You can find a nice Pa amb oli (bread with oil) restaurant which serves this traditional meal of special mallorquín bread, toasted, with tomato, oil and salt, served with your choice of meats, cheese or grilled vegetables. Something that must be tried whilst in Mallorca.
You could stop for coffee in the square, with views of the rustic buildings and ancient church, or get lost in the tiny streets observing the beauty of the tiny, multi storey houses with their perfect little balconies dotted with flowers. On Tuesdays and Sundays, the market is in town, with stalls selling local produce such a fruit and vegetables, cheese and flowers, be sure to stop and grab a freshly squeezed orange juice for 2€.
Moving on to Puerto Alcudia, it is a beautiful sea side town, offering lots of restaurants over looking the marina, on the Paseo Maritimo. An arcade for the children to blow off some steam, and in the summer months an artisanal market, which stretches down the promenade of the Alcudiamar, the second largest marina in Mallorca. Lots of home made crafts are on sale, from your typical name on a grain of rice, to more special crafts. There’s something for everyone. Walk a little further and you will find the open docks, with super yachts tied up, allowing you to dream of lottery winnings and private cruises aboard your own mega ship.
Of course, it also offers the longest beach in Mallorca, stretching a whopping 7km! Beautiful white sand meeting the crystal clear water, with bars and restaurants behind. What more could you ask for in a beach?
You really can find a paradise only 2-3 hours from home, in Europe. Somebody once told me that Mallorca is like the Hawaii of Europe, and I must say, I agree!