Mallorca Markets

One of things we love most about Mallorca is their markets. Here is where all of the locals pick up all of their fruit and vegetables, these markets also mean when everything is closed on a Sunday and there is nothing to do, you know that somewhere on the island there will be a market on. Some of the covered & daily markets, offer different food stations, so you can do your shop of the day and then enjoy either a class of vino or some yummy tapas. Today we thought we would let you know which ones are our favourite and definitely worth checking out:

  • Mercat Olivar: This is one of the covered markets that I mentioned in the above. Great selection of fish, fruit and vegetables. Plus they offer some amazing food stalls: tapas, sushi.. This is one of our favourite places to go during the Christmas celebrations as the atmosphere is like no other.
  • Mercat Santa Catalina: Another one of the covered markets that I mentioned that also offers a large variety of fruit, meat and vegetables aswell as a lot more local produce (such as cheese, sobrassada..). Definitely worth a visit. Make sure to try out some restaurants in the area, as you will most definitely find some of the best.
  • Llotja del peix: Enjoy this market 6 times a week in Palma, from Monday through to Saturday. This is a fish market, so expect to try some of the freshest fish you have ever tasted.
  • Santa María: This market takes place every Sunday, this one is so popular you just have to follow the crowd to know where it takes place. Selling everything and anything you may need.
  • Sineu market: One of the oldest markets in Mallorca, offering a very large variety of local produce aswell as livestock. Every Wednesday morning .
  • Calvia: You should visit this market just because of how beautiful the village itself is and due to the fact that this is Mallorca’s oldest market with over 60 stalls for you to have a nose at. Takes place every Monday, to make saying bye to the weekend not so bad after all.
  • Valldemossa: You should go to this market for the same reason as Calvia, it is a stunning village and you will not be disappointed by their market. They mostly sell souvenirs and clothes. Every Sunday.
  • Andratx: Taking place every Wednesday, make sure to stock up on all of your pottery, flowers and local produce.
  • Inca: this market is held three times a week, every Thursday, Friday and Sunday. This town is very well known for it’s leather so don’t expect anything less from it’s market. Great market for necklaces, shoes, lace and of course local produce.
  • Soller market is held every Saturday from 8 o’clock in the centre of Soller. Selling jewellery, clothes, toys, sweets, sobrasada, traditional straw baskets.. The whole village takes part and is very proud of this weekly market and rightly so. You have to visit to understand why.

 

As we have constantly mentioned in this post, these markets are fantastic for picking up your weekly fruit, vegetables, fish… but they are also worth visiting just for the feel of them, it is the most perfect way to see how the locals get involved in such a Spanish tradition and also how people from all over the island travel to be a part of it.

Picture this, you are in a beautiful village, surrounded by countryside and beautiful mountains, everyone is in their own little world, the sun is shining and you are witnessing some of the freshest local produce on the whole island, doesn’t this just sound like a perfect outing, this is why we love to grab a spot in one of the surrounding cafes and just watch.  Mallorcan markets you make us very proud.

Top 5 reasons why you should visit Mallorca

This island may only be a small one, but it is most definitely a very special one. We are very lucky to meet a lot of people from all over the world thanks to what we do, but they always seem to say the same thing: that they have travelled for many, many years but no matter where they visit they just seem to get drawn back to Mallorca. Here are a couple of reasons why you should come to Mallorca if you have never been before & if you have visited, this is just a reminder of why you really need to come back:

  • The weather

It is pretty amazing how a sunny day can make everything seem better, it can completely change your view of the day. If you are one of these people who can get quite affected by the weather, then I couldn’t recommend coming to the island any more. Take now for example, we are in March and it feels like a summers day.

  • The beaches

One of the reasons why we love this island so much is because there are still a couple of beaches that even we haven’t come across yet, some hidden coves that are yet to be discovered. You can drive for an hour and feel like you are on a totally different island. Some areas are great for windsurfing and paddle surfing and then you have the areas perfect for boat trips and beach bars.

  • The restaurants

The vast variety of food that we have here is pretty impressive. Of course you have the Mediterranean cuisine, of which we have a couple of Michelin star restaurants and the amazing tapas restaurants but you can also find some great Italian, Indian, Chinese, Asian… We would definitely recommend visiting the “Santa Catalina” area in Palma to truly discover what a great variety of options you can come across. We may be a small island but we definitely know our stuff when it comes to food.

  • The language

All Spanish children are learning the English language from just three years old so as you can imagine their English by the time they hit their teens is far from average. This basically means that it is pretty unlikely to come across a Spanish person who doesn’t speak a little bit of English, another reason why you shouldn’t be held back. The Spanish community is lovely and make you feel very welcome to enjoy their island just as much as they do.

  • The experiences

You can never run out of things to do on this island, whether you are a foodie, a beach lover, a hiker, a cyclist, a runner.. There really is something for everyone, the reason why sports are so popular over here is because you don’t have to worry every time there is a volleyball game on the beach or if you have organised a yoga session on top of a mountain on the weekend because the chances of the weather being able to ruin your plans is very small. Whether you fancy a boat trip, a helicopter ride, a tour of the island with a fleet of classic cars or classic motorbikes, anything is possible. (For anyone interested in any of these experiences, we are in touch with the very best concierge managers on the island who are sure to point you in the right direction).

To sum up everything that we have said in this blog is just come to Mallorca, there is something for everyone and you will never be disappointed.