New Year crowds and nightclub hopping with friends are undoubtedly an extrovert's favourite way to enjoy this holiday. And for our fellow introverts who prefer the solitude of slow mornings & quiet nights with the family, we've got the perfect activity! Take a weekend road trip or a quick day trip to one of these popular spots near Palma. You won't regret seeing & enjoying the untouched natural scenery!
Ditch the car and take a trip to Sóller in style! The 26km ride can be taken on a vintage train which was first inaugurated in 1912! There's mountain scenery, churches and pretty architecture that is ready to be captured for the 'Gram! Why wait? Head to this small town and have fun reading a book, relaxing with locals and welcoming the New Year in solitude!
Pollenca is 60 km (37 miles) away from Palma city centre and pretty close to another small village called Alcúdia. This place has incredible coastal views, a lovely relaxing atmosphere and the friendliest people on the island! Enjoy a day or two just enjoying the laid-back feel and return to Palma, refreshed and re-energised! Enjoy!
The drive to Sa Calobra is perhaps a little longer than an hour, but what it's worthwhile are the incredible views. You can rent a car to drive there, take a bus or even a ferry. Make sure the ride to this town is slow because of the beautiful views. The cafes, the shops and even the beaches are some of the most scenic areas you will find. Take pictures!
If you're looking for a quick day trip to head out and return to Palma the same day, visit Valldemossa. This hilltop village is just 20 km (12 miles) away. A short 30-minute ride is all you need to soak in the small-town feel. You can enjoy a hike in the Tramuntana mountains and have some good food. Interestingly, there is a small museum that houses Chopin's piano because the famous composer once spent a winter there. Cool right?
Nothing beats a small-town vibe that will give you the feeling of being back in ancient times. Alcúdia is roughly 60 km (37 miles) from Palma, about a 45 min drive. The old town of Alcúdia has medieval walls, 15th-century restored hotels and cobbled alleyways that have history. Just ask the locals, and you might get a lesson to remember!