Make an escape to paradise in Mallorca


Cathedrals and caves top attactions for tourists

A blue sky makes a stunning backdrop for the Catedral de Santa Maria in Mallorca.

A blue sky makes a stunning backdrop for the Catedral de Santa Maria in Mallorca.

As you walk onto the beach and feel the sand between your toes, and the warm sun hits your skin, you can’t help but feel like you’re in paradise. There’s no better way to take a break from reality by traveling to Mallorca, a beautiful island off the coast of Spain.

Mallorca, just a two-hour nonstop flight from Frankfurt, is a popular vacation spot and has a lot to offer. The island has activities for the more relaxed vacationers who like to lay out on the warm beach, but also for the more adventurous ones who want to explore the island by car, bike or segway.


Resorts all along the coast offer amenities and activities and are just a short walk to the beach. On the beach you can find activities from paddleboarding, to beach volleyball or jet skiing. Be sure to pack sunscreen because around spring time the temperatures begin to rise, allowing for some perfect sun tanning weather in Mallorca.

For those who want to stray from the sand, bike rental shops all along the boardwalk will allow you to bike around the island, which makes for a quicker route than walking but still allows you to take in the beautiful scenery and culture. The city of Palma de Mallorca has many cathedrals and churches to explore and the atmosphere of the city offers a pleasant experience.

The Caves of Drach offer a unique stage for perfomers.

The Caves of Drach offer a unique stage for perfomers.

One of the most popular sites on the island are the Caves of Drach, which translates to “dragon caves.” While visitors won’t find fire-breathers here, they can take a boat ride under the caves, and even watch a concert performed on a stage inside.

The caves along with the famous Catedral de Santa Maria, also known as Le Seu, are also a must-see for anyone vacationing in Mallorca. The island has multiple activities for all ages and will make for a very memorable and relaxing vacation. Paradise is found in Mallorca.

For more information on the the cathedral; http://www.catedraldemallorca.info/principal/; on the Drach Caves, http://www.cuevasdeldrach.com/la-cueva/?lang=en#visita; and for the city in general, http://www.seemallorca.com/palma

(Editor’s note: Mackinley Bullock, a Wiesbaden High School senior, is a student intern with the garrison’s Public Affairs Office).