17 September 2013

Mallorca: Sunshine, Markets and Seascapes

Hi all,

You may have noticed that I disappeared for a couple of weeks. I was away soaking up the last rays of summer sunshine before heading off to university. We had a great time in Mallorca, enjoying sun, sea and great food! We were based near Pollenca on the north of the island, and spent time enjoying the beautiful town, and others that surround it. Here is a snap shot of our trip...

We stayed in a villa, and the highlight of it was the huge fig tree on the driveway, which was heaving with fresh figs. Every morning we went out to see which ones were ready to pick, and enjoyed them straight off the tree.

The calvari 365 steps in Pollenca were something we had to do again. When I was 5 we went to Mallorca and I apparently ran up and down them whilst my parents walked to the top. I went up at a normal pace this time!
One of the highlights of Pollenca is definitely the Sunday morning market, which was brimming with fresh fruit and veggies, meats, cheeses and interesting hand made jewellery and crafts. It was really a feast for the senses! Photos below show more things there. I loved the leather satchels particularly the embossed one.

On the left is Teixits Vicens, an interiors textiles shop, known for its striped Mallorcan fabrics. It had lots of lovely goodies made from its fabrics, as well as huge rolls of them lining the walls. On the right is a ceramic shop entrance that had beautiful hand made and hand painted pottery.

I can't remember exactly what these were about, but there were these huge sculptures of musical instruments made from stone and metal in Pollenca. They were pretty impressive.
We stopped at a couple of vineyards for wine tastings whilst we were there. (I was on water though!) It was really relaxing to sit in the vineyard looking out at the long vines and grapes.

Cala Sant Vicenc coves were so pretty. I swam a few times and the water was so clear and warm. There were lots of little fish swimming around, but also some really weird looking jellyfish which I wasn't so happy about! (I am kind of scared of jellyfish!)

Sand sculptures line the beach in Port de Pollenca, they are complete with their own little fountains!

Following the lonely planet guide book we drove down to Sa Calobra. As the guide book describes "Feel your heart leap as you take the dramatic hairpin drive to Sa Calobra" and our hearts certainly did leap! At one point I thought my mum was going to have a panic attack! She doesn't like heights, and the road was really narrow with a very very steep drop down. Add to that the huge coaches coming against us almost forcing us off the road, and you can see why she was worried. But it was totally worth it (well in my opinion) The cove was beautiful and for swimming it was amazing.
I will end with another drive we took to Cap de Formentor, where there were some stunning views.
And there is me with one of the great views behind me. I lived in those denim shorts for the whole trip. I hate how I always over pack and end up wearing one thing!

Hope you enjoyed this look at our trip

I am looking forward to moving off to University, so expect some Uni related posts soon.

xox Niamh xox


  1. wow all the pictures look amazing - looks like a very pretty place to vist :)

    1. Thanks :) It was very pretty, with the exception of the few days when it rained. But we had really lovely weather most of the trip :)