Autumn had started on mainland Spain, so we decided to chase summer and hop on over to Mallorca. We stayed in the capital city, Palma, with its charming old town, gigantic castles and Arab architecture.
Each day, we drove out to a different part of the island to check out the diversity of beaches. Sóller and Port de Sóller are beautiful villages in the northern mountains of Mallorca. We enjoyed exploring the Saturday market, watching the historic train pass through town and playing on the beach.
Photos here capture our time at these remarkable beaches dotted along the hundreds of kilometers of Mediterranean coast: Es Trenç, Cala Llombards, Cala Formentor, Playa de Muro, Port d’Andratx and Portal Vells. We’re still a little in shock at how gorgeous this place is… We might just have to come back…
The drive from Barcelona down to Jávea was a beautiful one, hugging the Spanish coast and overlooking the Mediterranean at times. We arrived at Carlos & Sandra’s stunning home overlooking Mount Montgo, excited for our visit with their lovely family.
Our five days with them were so special. We got to know the sweetly affectionate Sofia & Poppy – both of whom taught us some Valenciana, which they are picking up so quickly in school. Each day, the 6 of us set out to explore a different part of the region – the old town of Dénia, the charming campos of Jávea, the waterfront at Moraira and a big hike through the olive fields & mountains of Tarbena. Lunch was always the big meal of the day, and we developed a healthy obsession with conejo, paella, arroz al horno and of course, Spanish wine.
The week went by too quickly, but we’re hopeful we get to see more of these four in the coming month as we prepare to spend even more time in Spain. Thanks to Carlos, Sandra, Sofia & Poppy – we love you guys!