Mallorca is a place that holds a special place in my heart. Prior to my first visit back in 2017, I had no idea the island even existed. My discovery was a product of a spontaneous flight booking from Barcelona, which was the first destination of many for my Eurotrip that summer. After that one-week visit, I have come back to Mallorca many times, and love the island so much that I even stayed there for the full summer of 2018. Mallorca is now a second (or third, fourth?) home to me. It’s also an ideal place for lifestyle travelers to come relax and work in the summer months. Below is a list of the top reasons Mallorca is my favorite place in Spain, and why it’s such an amazing place for lifestyle travelers to spend a summer.
Idyllic Calas and Beaches
Definitely my favorite part about Mallorca are its idyllic calas and beaches. I am a beach bum in its full right, and while I’ve had the fortune to experience some amazing beaches around the world, none beat those in Mallorca. There’s something about the energy on this island paired with the crystalline-turquoise waters that just captures a little part of your soul, making you part of the beauty of the island forever.
One of the main reasons I love Spain so much (and have spent the majority of the past 3 years there) is its people. Coming from a Latin culture (Peruvian) and growing up in the states has turned me into a hybrid character – one that relates most to Spanish culture. The people in Spain, and especially on the island of Mallorca, are a fusion of warm latin culture and northern Europeans. They have a serious side to them, but also just love enjoying the day-to-day with all of the sobremesa and vermouth. These locals are also quite open to help visitors (so long as you’re respectful of their island).
Thriving expat and entrepreneurial community
Palma, the balearic capital and main town in Mallorca, is surprisingly a mini entrepreneurial hub. Palma is home to expats and lifestyle travelers from all over the world who come to the island in search of a more balanced lifestyle. While I lived in Mallorca for that summer I met entrepreneurs from Sweden, Germany, Australia, England, Mexico, USA, and of course, Spain. Many lifestyle travelers come through to the island, and while most come for the summer, some also make it their semi-permanent home.
Mallorca is a unique place as it can be as humble or as luxurious as you want it to be. In Mallorca you have the option of easily living a simple life or living the lifestyle of the rich and famous. If you’re on a budget, you can easily rent a nice room in the heart of Palma for 350 euros, and spend just a few euros daily for food.
If you’re more into luxury, you can get a massive villa with the most impressive Mediterranean sea view in the most upscale part of the island which will run you a few thousand to rent, or a few million to buy. Mallorca attracts some of the most successful entrepreneurs and families from around the world, and since it has one of the only ports in Europe that can hold super yachts, you will find lots of those parked along the shores.