ABOUT
MALLORCA

FROM THE SPECTACULAR SERRA DE TRAMUNTANA TO THE FINE DETAILS OF THE INLAND VILLAGES, MALLORCA IS A PARADISE TO DISCOVER. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF SPOTS WHICH HAVE A SPECIAL CHARM. HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVOURITES.

PLATJA DE MURO

Muro Beach is one of the most famous beaches of Mallorca.


With an extraordinary geographical location, including the Albufera of Mallorca, the largest natural park in the island is the “Comú Muro", a virgin environment protected from of all types of cement construction.


The beach, with over 5 miles of white sand, is one of the best beaches in the country. It has been given the Blue Flag, a distinction that guarantees optimal conditions of the environment and the facilities.

 

Along the Platja de Muro you can enjoy some beautiful beaches slightly more off the beaten track in comparison with other parts of the island. We recommend packing a rucksack and walking 15-20 mins to enjoy the crystal clear water of the Mallorcan sea whilst avoiding the big crowds. This area is also famous for its fish and meat restaurants, as well as the traditional “chiringuito” beach huts and clubs where you can taste the best paellas on the island or a tasty mojito by the sea. You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced this!

 

At Futurtrans, we are always happy to pick you up at your accommodation and take you by bus to all the island’s hotspots.

 

So, where would you like to go?

PALMA

Palma is the capital of the island. It is a city that welcomes you and you will fall in love with it at first sight. It may be the streets, ancient monuments, the smile of the people, craft shops, the light, the ensaïmada or tapas, the terraces in summer and even in autumn and winter, the music and the musicians, the Cathedral and the nightlife in the old-town bars. There are thousands of things that you can fall in love with in this city. There are thousands of things that will you make go back to embrace it again.

 

Despite Palma being a small city, there are so many reasons to visit and so many activities it’s hard to know where to begin! We recommend perhaps taking a stroll through the streets of the old town, visiting La Seu (Palma Cathedral) or Bellver Castle, where you can enjoy some exceptional views over the Bay of Palma and the city below. You can also walk down the Rambla, buy a souvenir or two in one of the city’s many artesan boutiques, enjoy a delicious ensaïmada at Can Joan de S’aigo, visit some exhibitions and museums such as the Es Baluard, enjoy the sea views from the port or sample some of the local gastronomy and fresh produce from the Olivar and Santa Catalina markets.

 

Palma’s got it all! We recommend taking at least a day to visit the city.

SóLLER

In the northwest of the island of Mallorca, in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana lies the town of Sóller, nestled in a lush valley surrounded by olive groves and orange trees. Its privileged location facing the sea means that, along with its natural harbour, it is one of the most beautiful places in the archipelago; where the air smells of tranquillity and where the sea kisses the mountain.

 

Many travellers visit the Sóller region during their stay in Mallorca. Some are drawn to the area by its impressive natural surroundings, some by its bustling town square, some by the church with its frequently photographed Gothic façade. Another important part of Sóller’s appeal is its excellent cuisine, which makes the most of the island’s typical ingredients such as oranges, red shrimp or Sóller prawns, and of course its famous artisanal ice-cream. Others come for the traditional festivals such as Moros i Cristians (Moors and Christians), the beauty of the Sóller harbour, or the charming historical train line taking you from Palma right to the heart of the region, along a breathtakingly beautiful route. 

 

As you can see, there are many reasons to visit Sóllar during your visit to Mallorca. Contact Futurtrans to organise an excursion perfectly adapted to your needs: we can take you to Sóller, making stops here and there at different points of interest, or even take you to Palma, where you can take the old Sóller train line and enjoy a wonderful journey surrounded by nature.

COLòNIA DE SANT JORDI AND SES SALINES VISITOR CENTER

An excursion we often do with the Futurtrans buses is a trip to the Ses Salines Visitor
Center or the Cabrera National Park Visitor Center, in Colònia de Sant Jordi, a must-do
for all those who want to discover the true essence of the island.


The building is located on an artificial lake that evokes the crystal clear waters of the
sea, and is at a strategic point of la Colonia from where you can even make out Cabrera
island. In addition, we must highlight the architecture, in which the sculptures that
decorate the building’s exterior perfectly tie in with the Mediterranean Sea.


We must also highlight the aquarium, a virtual immersion where you can discover the
depths of the waters of Cabrera and the ecosystems of the National Park, with more than
5,000 fish and invertebrates, from over 200 species.


Another must-do is visiting 'The spiral of time' mural by Miguel Mansanet, a vision of
Mediterranean civilization through historical and mythological scenes, with special
attention to the islands and navigation. The artist invested more than 5 years working on
this piece.


Complete your visit in the educational room, the auditorium, and the recreational areas.
Outside, sculptures of cormorants and a huge whale skeleton will certainly attract
attention.


For this kind of excursion and other group trips around Mallorca, Futurtrans puts its
fleet of very comfortable buses, of various sizes, at your disposal, all driven by the most
professional and experienced drivers.


Futurtrans will take you. Where do you want to go today?


We’d like to take a moment to thank our driver Rafa Nieto for his unflagging efforts to
take pictures of our excursions.

SANT ANTONI

Sant Antoni must be the biggest and most traditional festival in Mallorca. The festival takes place in January, just after Epiphany, when Mallorca celebrates Saint Anthony. In fact, for many Mallorcans, the Christmas celebrations are just a warm-up for the Saint Anthony celebrations.

 

Artà, Manacor, Sa Pobla, Muro, Pollença, Capdepera... Many towns compete to throw the biggest party, and everyone knows who the winner is... their own town, of course!

 

Over several days, various traditional events take place to mark this ancient festival. The main protagonists are Saint Anthony and the Devil, who act out a battle between good and evil, accompanied by music, dances and fire. The battle is always won by Saint Anthony. Groups of devils, young and old, from all the island’s towns prepare their spectacles of fire and music; families and friends collect wood to stoke the bonfires, and prepare the typical spinach, sobrassada, blood sausage and meat to be roasted during the evening; streets are closed; children paint their faces; you can hear the music from all around... All while the town’s devils and Saint Anthony act out scenes from the life of saint’s life before hundreds of enthusiastic spectators. 

 

This is one of many good reasons to visit Mallorca in the winter, where you can discover the real culture and traditions of this sunny beach island whilst avoiding the crowds (apart from the crowds you’ll find at the town festivities, of course).

 

If you decide to visit Mallorca in January, get in touch with Futurtrans: we have a selection of buses for different group sizes, with which we can arrange an airport transfer and take you to some of the lesser-known sites so often overlooked by the summer tourists.