Staying in Barcelona solo was not financially feasible for me. So I was looking for a cheaper destination to spend my final week of vacation in Spain and after searching extensively, Majorca had the best deals. The round-trip ticket was only $80 and I stayed in an Airbnb for a week for less than $300. It was a steal when compared to other destinations.
To be honest, I wasn’t initially excited about the trip. I even tried to cancel the ticket because I didn’t think I would enjoy myself. Thankfully, the travel golds knew better and my request to cancel the flight was declined. I’ve never been so happy to be rejected.
Majorca or Mallorca depending on who is saying it, is the largest island in the Balearic Islands and is located in the Mediterranean. There are several places to stay in Majorca. But I decided to stay in Palma which is the capital, because it was super easy and quick to get to from the airport via public transportation. I hopped on the bus for a whole €5.
It also didn’t hurt that Palma is a very popular tourist destination which meant an increased possibility of meeting other solo travelers like me. I was not disappointed as I met some lovely young ladies with whom I spent my evenings drinking the best sangria I’ve ever had and laughing too much.
I absolutely loved the old-world charm of Palma. Even though it is a popular destination, there is something very chill and low-key awesome about the little town.
Most of my time was spent wandering through the town’s many narrow and winding streets taking in the beauty of centuries’ old architecture. There’s a lot of care taken to preserve the buildings, many of which date back to the 12th century. It adds to the charm of Palma. My favourite place was the Palma Cathedral, with its many steeples and intricate details. While Palma isn’t the most exciting town for nightlife, there are lots of great bars and cafes to sit and people watch well into the wee hours of the morning.
My favourite experience was taking a day trip to Cap de Formentor. The view of the bay was breathtaking, and I had an amazing time frolicking in the crystal-clear waters. It is a must see when visiting Majorca. Whichever way you choose to spend your time in Majorca, I guarantee you will love it. Put Majorca on your radar ASAP and thank me when you’re drinking sangrias at Oveja Negra.
Kahleel (Leela) Hamilton is an international educator, travel enthusiast and guru who hails from New York City.
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