I had this post in my drafts for a while now. I think I kept postponing it because I feared nostalgia would kick in. And it did, but I will survive. Very soon we will start planning our next trip so at least the thought of that will keep me afloat.
I want to mention again that we were on a budget, we always are, so if you want to find fancy places to visit or expensive restaurants in our posts, let me warn you: not gonna happen. I already wrote how much this holiday cost us here.
1. Drink an Iced Latte at Es Rebost in Plaza Espanya
That frappe was so good that we had to go back the next day for another one. Just order, sit underneath an umbrella and observe everyone passing by. We have a little game where we see people and we imagine their stories.
2. Get lost on the narrow streets of the old town
We couldn’t get enough of the small shops, of the variety of ice-creams, of the local singers always ready to play another one. Palma de Mallorca is the place where you can hear German coming from your right, French from behind and Chinese from inside of a shop. Tourists come here from every corner of the world and if you love other cultures this is the right place for you. I would always look at what others were photographing because usually I miss extraordinary things. Not this time, thanks to all the amateurs photographs from all around the globe.
3. Visit the La Seu Cathedral at night
I’ve heard that you can see its reflection on the water, but I didn’t think it would be so beautiful. And inspiring.
4. A love padlock is a must
Just for fun. It’s nice knowing that somewhere in the world there is a padlock with your initials on it and that the key will never be found. Unbreakable love, baby.
5. Take a bus to Playa el Muro
This is the most beautiful beach we’ve visited so far. Just sitting there on the sun-lounge and looking around, it almost felt as if it was too beautiful to be true. But it was. How I miss it. Nostalgia, go away! Two sun-lounges and an umbrella were 13 euros for the whole day.
6. Eat at a Mexican restaurant
We love Mexican food. So much that we want to go to Mexico and try it out as locals do, among other reasons, of course. After a detailed investigation on TripAdvisor we chose to eat at El Yucateo Pelano. We had a platter of nachos to share, 2 burritos and 2 quesadillas plus 4 Mexican beers for 30 euros. Best dinner ever!
7. Visit Plaza Mayor and have a cold cerveza there
There wasn’t a day that we wouldn’t pas by this place. There are lots of cheap shops around and some very well known fast foods such as Burger King or McDonalds.
8. Buy some souvenirs for family and friends
Or take some pictures with a local Ferdinand in front of the shop. Your call.
9. Spend an entire day at the beach
Go for a swim with the fishes, get sunburned. Just kidding. Use SPF lotion and get burned anyway. Read an easy book and just listen to the waves. You will feel 10 years younger by the end of the day. I promise you that.
10. Eat a churro before you leave
I know that in this picture it doesn’t look so appealing but trust me. It’s the best thing ever. Chose the rellenos ones because they will have chocolate inside.
We loved every second of our holiday and we will definitely go back to Palma some day. There are 100 beaches on that island and we need to start a list. I think the best way to visit is if you just rent a car and spend 2 or 3 days on each side of the island. Future holiday goals for us.
What about you, guys? Have you ever been to Palma de Mallorca? If not, is it on your list already?