Mallorca is filled with the most beautiful Instagram places and photographic opportunities. Just take a look at my Instagram profile and you’ll immediately see that I can continue to take photos FOREVER on this amazing island. From small villages to rocky bays and fancy restaurants…. Mallorca has it all!
This blog post is all about the best places to Instagram in Mallorca. I will show you my favorite shot spots on the island: some are popular places, others are off the beaten track. Up to you to discover them yourself now. And Psssss….. let me know what your Top 10 looks like (in a comment below)!
1. Cala Pi
Cala Pi is my absolute favorite Instagram spot in Mallorca. It takes a while before you locate this hanging piece of concrete platform AND you cannot be afraid of heights and cliffs, but you will get the PERFECT shot here. Nowhere else on the island I felt like Tinkerbell like here.
PS: Also visit the picture perfect beach, with golden sand and blueeeee water all between two narrow and rocky cliffs. Did you know that Cala Pi got its name because of the Pine Trees that surround it?!
Somewhere deep in the Northeast of the island lies the village of Arta. It is quite rural and quiet, but it has some good restaurants (like Cafe Parisien) and it has a beautiful fortress that you can climb all the way up: Santuari de Sant Salvador. From its impressive walls you have a great view over Serra de Llevant.
Okay, Valldemossa is one of the most touristic villages in Mallorca, but it is well deserved. Nowhere else on the island are the streets more picturesque. They are waiting for you to be photographed!
4. Playa de Muro
Bay Watch Alert! No, we are not at Miami Beach in the United States of America, but this place is as close as you will get to Caribbean turquoise water and excellent white sand beaches. On top of that, Playa de Muro offers some amazing beach club restaurants – like Ponderosa Beach Club – where you can have lunch during your day out in the North of the island.
5. Baños Arabes
Back to the city. Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the island and has – of course – many many many Instagram spots. It would be too obvious to mention its impressive cathedral here, so let’s go off the beaten track… One of my favorite and most cosy places in the city is baños árabes.
The Arab Baths of Palma are archeological remains that serve of proof of a Muslim domination on the island, long time before…. tourists discovered it, let’s say. 😉 If you pay the 2 euros entrance fee, you also get access to the lush tropical garden, which is why I love this place so much.
Looking for something a bit more remote and off the beaten track? Then head into the Tramuntana Mountains (recognized as UNESCO World Heritage, by the way!). Here you can find small villages that are almost untouched by mass tourism. Fornatlux is my favorite and most photogenic. It is also the perfect start and end point for hikes in the valley.
7. Es Pontas
Back to the ocean now…. If you head southeastwards, you will find many Calas or bays (remember Cala Pi…). Cala Santanyi might be becoming a bit populous these days (and especially in the touristic summer season), but there is a reason for that. It has a nice beach, great bars (like Cafe Drac), as well as this little secret hidden spot: Es Pontas.
Es Pontas is an impressive rock formation, which I’ve mentioned in my previous blog post about Santanyi. Find it on Google Maps and you’ll get there by foot from the bay in about 15 minutes.
8. Torre del Verger
Somewhere on the road near the ocean on the calmer and more rough West side of Mallorca lies Torre del Verger, a must-see place on your way to Banyalbufar or Estellencs. It is a watch tower dating from 1579 which offers stunning views over the Tramuntana mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.
9. Torrent de Pareis
I don’t know what is more impressive: the journey or the destination… but I can assure you that a day trip to Sa Calobra and Torrent de Pareis is an adventure of a different kind! Prepare yourself for some serious rock formations!
La Carretera de Sa Calobra, or the road to Sa Calobra, the bay where you can find the impressive Torrent de Pareis somewhere through a tunnel and some steep cliffs, is impressive. It is 13 kilometers long and goes like a ‘snake’, according to locals. Not surprisingly, it has made Lonely Planets’ Top places to visit in Mallorca and the list of ‘the worlds’ most dangerous roads’. Not for pussies! ;D
10. Cap de Formentor
Last but not least, visit Mallorca’s northernmost tip of the peninsula to reach Cap de Formentor and its magical lighthouse (especially with sunset) for the most impressive Instagram shots.
Again, you will have to survive a 13 km long and meandering road to get there (which is an experience in itself as well), but maybe make a few stops on the way to enjoy the breathtaking views, like here on Mirador Es Colomer. Or bathe in the ocean at the precious Playa de Formentor beach.
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Well, guys, that was it. My Top 10 Instagrammable Places in Mallorca. I hope you liked it and got some inspiration for your Instagram feed and next holiday to Mallorca. I am going to keep exploring the island with my most loyal travel companion: my Canon 80D. See you later at From Julie with Love!
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