Mallorca is perhaps the finest holiday destination! This Balearic Islands’ hidden gem is renowned for its secluded coves and limestone mountains where you can spend hours soaking up the sun and the Mediterranean Sea. The perfect warm weather, exquisite architecture, and the Catalan cuisine will make you never want to leave.
Not to mention that like the rest of Spain, it is safe and friendly to LGBT+ travelers! The locals have no qualms about their sexuality, and it is common to see the rainbow flag hanging on balconies.
The city’s capital, Palma de Mallorca is a vibrant cosmopolitan and a new discovery among the gay community. It is prominent for hosting LGBT+ celebrations and is a fabulous night spot that is alive nearly every day of the year.
To ensure that you don’t miss out on any of Mallorca’s best offerings, this thorough guide will help you make the most of your trip. So whether your stay in Mallorca is in the countryside or the capital city, we're sure you'll have a great time. What are you waiting for? Venga!
Enjoy the LGBT+ Nightlife in Palma
A home for the best gay bars and clubs – Gomila’s neighborhood and along the Avinguda de Joan Miro is a great place to enjoy a drink at a venue like Bar Michel. It’s a café in the morning and gets filled up with a lively crowd, while the friendly bartenders mix up some cocktails by night.
If you are a fan of classic 80s-90s pop music, you will surely love The2 Palma and its naughty party games. Though it’s located outside the city center, it is still easily accessible by foot.
Visit the Gay Beaches
The most well-known gay beach in Mallorca is in Alcudia at Es Trenc. These 3 kilometers of white beach and cruise-perfect clear waters are surrounded by tamarisk and sabine trees, which provide the perfect shade for the nudists in its kilometric range.
For more clothing-optional but isolated beaches, go to El Mago or Delta. The little beach of El Mago is in a pristine cove and is only 20 meters long and 5-8 meters wide. It might get crowded, yet the flat rocks near the shore have lots of room. Delta, on the other hand, is a remote cave with a rocky shoreline.
Visit the Village of Deià
English poet and writer Robert Graves put Deià on the map when he moved to the village in the 1930s. Most tourists say this is the place where they first fell in love with the island.
The small but well-structured village has long charmed outsiders with its honey-hued stone cottages, meandering alleyways, and verdant Sierra de Tramuntana that give way to the Mediterranean Sea's dazzling clarity. Its bohemian vibe continuously lures artists from all over the world, but be warned, living here isn’t cheap.
In winter, the vast labyrinth trails in the Tramuntana mountains, which are used before by charcoal manufacturers is a great spot for hikers.
Join the ELLA International Lesbian Festival
While you are in Mallorca during the peak season of summer or when you just want some solitude during the winter, opt to bring your best dance moves to the ELLA International Lesbian Festival!
The week-long activities include global conferences, wildlife discovery, culinary experiences, and the top international DJs and artists’ performances. It is a wonderful chance to connect with like-minded queer women and non-binary individuals from all over the world!
Through these festivals, ELLA fosters creativity and builds communities to promote visibility, empowerment, and solidarity. It unites people together for a great cause, while being one of the most thrilling and vibrant expressions of freedom and identity.
Go Wine Tasting at One of the Many Vineyards
Are you a wine connoisseur hoping for a lovely escape from Palma? Envision the ideal day in Santa Maria Bodegas like Macia Baltle with a few glasses of marvelous Mallorcan wine, coupled with handmade olive oil and pâtés.
While Binissalem, Pla i Llevant, and Sierra de Tramuntana are the largest wine regions, the area on the island is still limited. Wineries cannot produce as much wine as on the Spanish mainland. That's why many winemakers here value quality over quantity. This also implies that Mallorcan wine is scarce on the Spanish mainland. The bulk is consumed on the island, with the remainder exported to other nations, mainly to Germany.
Visit the Historic Sites in Palma
The architectural styles and historical remnants that can still be observed in Palma are among the biggest reasons to tour around. Varying from the Gaudi-designed Gothic splendor of the 13th-century Palma Cathedral or La Seu to the eccentric Motaner and Gaudi influenced Art Nouveau façades of Edifici Casasayas, Pension Menorquina, and Fundacio La Caixa of the 20th-century.
La Seu offers a stunning view of the Parc de la Mar and the Palma bay from its terrace. Nearby is the King of Spain's official residence in Mallorca, the medieval castle Paulau de la Almudaina, as well as other palaces like the Fundacio Bartomeu March, which hosts classical concerts and exhibitions.
Take a Sailing Tour or Day Trip around the Island
You can discover the most exotic and unique sites on Mallorca by booking or participating in the finest boat trips and cruises available.
The boat ride to Sa Calobra is one of Mallorca's most popular excursions, where the journey begins at Puerto de Sóller. After 50 minutes, you will be treated to some picturesque landscapes, including the Puig Major, Cala Tuent, the electricity factory of Sa Costera, the defensive tower of Sa Torre Picada, and the Pareis torrent.
Why not have a unique dolphin-sighting experience by taking the cruise from Puerta de Pollensa or take a boat ride from Colonia de Sant Jordi to see the only national park in the Balearic Islands.