Mallorca is well known as a tourist hotspot in the Mediterranean. But coming to the island in the middle of April right before the tourist season it turns out to be a surprisingly calm place with a lot to discover and to see at fairly nice temperatures. Some impressions from 2019.
When travelling to the island of Mallorca you certainly will have some kind of a meet and greet with its capital city – Palma de Mallorca. In the center of its old town the Gothic style cathedral is situated, which can be seen from afar and is even more stunning close up and from inside. Similar as Barcelona on the mainland there is a lot of modernismo (Spanish Jugendstil / art nouveau) style buildings to be discovered. After your sightseeing tour you can take a nap at the beach or at one of the beautiful parks of the city.
Photography shot on Fuerteventura in November 2018.
There is more to the nature of Fuerteventura than you would think in the beginning. The land may be mostly dry and barren but some birds enjoy the fresh breeze on the island and certain type of plants like cacti dig the lack of rain.
El Cotillo is a pretty quiet town on the northwestern coast of Fuerteventura. The west coast in particular has the reputation of being very windy so the town is very popular with surfers, who take advantage of the high waves at the coast. In general the area is less touristy than other parts of the Canaries but nonetheless offers all amenities of modern tourism with great restaurants and nice little and more modern hotels. Also the town itself is just charming.
Travelling Fuerteventura you discover a mostly barren and dry land, but still there is a lot going on. The goats for example, roaming many parts of the island and providing milk for one of the culinary specialities here, goat cheese. Also there are beautiful old windmills to find and if you dig deeper the nature become more and more diverse with sandy beaches and more mountainous regions. It’s worth it to travel to the inner part of Fuerteventura as well, as enchanting as the coast often is.