An Island Getaway to Mallorca

Mary Zarba
April 5, 2020

I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca for the first time in February. My highschool friend Jess, who was studying in Madrid at the time, met me at the airport in Palma, the capital of Mallorca. We stayed in a youth hostel in the heart of the city. Our weekend revolved around enjoying the sun by the sea. It was a much needed, relaxing weekend because leading up to the trip, Jess and I had been traveling around Europe every weekend while attending class during the week. Although we were still traveling, this trip was much more relaxed than our previous trips to London and Budapest, for example, which consisted of high-energy sight-seeing. 

To our luck, there were very few tourists in this normally tourist-filled city. The majority of tourists begin to flock to the island in May and the rush continues through September. Because of Mallorca's stunning beaches and crystal blue water, the summer is the ideal season to visit. Although I greatly enjoyed walking on fairly empty beaches and not having to wait in lines for food, I would like to go back to Mallorca during the most popular time of year. Lots of popular restaurants and bars were closed, and the water was very cold. When I return, I would like to swim, hike, cliff jump, kayak, and possibly rent a boat. I also plan to visit the unique, hidden beaches on the north coast of the island; I've heard that this is where the best beaches in Mallorca are located. Additionally, Jess and I would like to check out the biggest, most famous club on the island called Tito's. We heard that we wouldn't be disappointed. 

One thing I did get to try while in Mallorca was an ensaïmada, which is a pastry product indigenous to Mallorca and the Balearic Islands. It is light, fluffy dough spun into round buns with a dusting of powdered sugar on top. Delicious. Something you must taste on a trip to Mallorca. 

Mary Zarba

<p>Hey there! My name is Mary Zarba, I am a junior in college, and I am studying abroad in Barcelona with IES Abroad in the Spring of 2020. I study environmental science at a school connected with Syracuse University called SUNY-ESF. Being from Long Island originally, I absolutely love adventuring outdoors especially if I'm near the ocean. I never forget to bring my camera on these adventures. I have a passion for capturing the moment through a lens and transforming ordinary photos and video clips into creative masterpieces.</p>

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