Biking around Palma
There’s no better way to take in the sights of Palma and enjoy the city than by bike, so we hired one to take a ride around the bay up to Portixol beach where we had breakfast with fantastic sea views.
Then it was time for an aperitif so we parked our bikes at Plaza de la Navegación and headed for the Mercado de Santa Catalina for a glass of wine and a plate of fried cuttlefish in one of the market’s legendary bars.
There’s no better way to take in the sights of Palma and enjoy the city than by bike
After riding around all morning, shopping and visiting museums, it was finally time to have lunch. For the perfect day out, make sure you stop at Patrón Lunares. Once a meeting point for fisherman, this place is now a well-known canteen where the seafaring atmosphere is still very much alive.
We continued to ride until calle San Miguel and arrived at Medwinds a Mediterranean-style clothes shop where you’re sure to find the perfect accessory for any outfit. There’s another Camper Together store just next door, designed by Jaime Hayón.
And you can’t leave Palma without picking up some local products, such as Flor de Sal d’Es Trenc natural sea salt which you can find in gourmet food shops and Las Gracias Mallorca stores which specialise in Mallorcan gastronomy.
When the day is coming to an end there’s nothing better than enjoying a beautiful sunset on the terrace of Puro Beach before returning to the hustle and bustle of the city centre to have dinner in one of the most fun spots in town, Bar Flexas.Their gin and tonics are the perfect way to end a perfect day in Palma.
Paseo del Born and Mercado de Santa Catalina pictures by Pep Fuster