Mallorca 2017

Spain has so many amazing qualities, but one of it’s best are the abundance of beaches.  I have been so incredibly lucky and have been able to visit a bunch of them and after some thorough research, I can honestly say that Mallorca is my favorite.

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These photos aren’t even edited.girl in Mallorca

Mallorca is one of the Balearic Islands and it is full of the most incredible beaches.  If you ever go, it is 100% necessary to have a car.  Of course, there are buses, but you won’t be able to get to these little coves and inlets.  Bite the bullet and rent a car!  We spent each day at a different beach and each is so different from the last.  Shannon kept saying, “this is the best beach I’ve ever been to!!!”DSC_0019

Girl’s got a point.  Also, ignore my blindness in the above photo…

We stayed at an AirBnb right in Palma, which was only 5 minutes from the airport.  It was perfect because we could have breakfast and dinner there each day.DSC_0161mall16

(always gotta have at least one photo that I might be murdered for…^^^)

Even when there was no wine opener, we got creative đŸ˜‰open wine with no opener

Day 1 Beach:  Palma de Mallorca

Day 2 Beach: Cala S’Almoniasummer at cala s'almoniamall8mallorcaPicMonkey Collagemallorca2PicMonkey Collage

Tip: wear comfortable shoes because you will park in the neighborhood and then hike for a good 20 minutes to get to the beach.  Not recommended for people who can’t climb, as you will need to climb down to the beach and then back up.  mall2

Alternatively, there is this awesome little inlet on the other side, but you need to be able to get in and out of the water on slippery rocks.DSC_0045 DSC_0057

Day 3 beach: Es Trenc

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Tip:  If you want to save money, park somewhere along the road leading to the Es Trenc beach and then walk to the beach.  If you park in their parking lot, you will pay 7 Euros for a car and the line is long.  We parked and walked about 15 minutes, but it is HOT.  Bring an umbrella and a lot of food and water.DSC_0159

Without an umbrella, the sun there is extremely dangerous.

Day 4 beach: Cala Sant Vicentcala sant vicent

This was by far my favorite beach day.  Obviously, the other days were incredible, but this beach allows you to drive right up (so no hiking in the crazy heat!) and it wasn’t overly crowded, so we could set up camp easily.  AND LOOK AT THAT WATER!!!!cala sant vicent cala sant vicent DSC_0189 DSC_0190 hot guy at sant vicent mallorca DSC_0287DSC_0306 DSC_0298mall9mall14

After spending the entire day at one cala, we walked ten minutes to the other side, where we found all of THIS.DSC_0372 mall11mallorca3PicMonkey CollageDSC_0342 jumping at cala sant vicent mall12DSC_0389

Look at these crazy people jumping:DSC_0394

And then we jumped too!!mallorca4PicMonkey CollageDSC_0409 DSC_0444

Nothing says summer like cliff jumping.  Shannon did it too, but her ears popped so she stopped (boooo).DSC_0451 DSC_0462

But what an amazing day it was!

Beach day 5: Sa CalobraDSC_0470

We chose this beach for our final beach day, but it was definitely further (1.5 hours from Palma) than the other beaches, had tolls, AND we had to pay for parking.  But the scenery was incredible.  In-cred-i-ble.DSC_0512 DSC_0508

And the walk there took us through these awesome tunnels that they blew through these massive rocks.DSC_0476 DSC_0478 DSC_0489 DSC_0499

We set up our umbrella in the rocks…DSC_0506

But in the end, it wasn’t needed since the shade moved in pretty quickly.DSC_0502

On the way home, we stopped in Soller for a coffee and to walk through the town:DSC_0522 DSC_0545 DSC_0541

And then headed to the airport.  Looking back at those pictures makes me long to go back, but I know I’ll be back in the future!  I feel so lucky.DSC_0372