A Guide to Exploring Mallorca's Northwest Coast Off the Beaten Track

Sailing in the Balearic islands
Sailing in the Balearic islands | © Patrick Nouhailler/Flickr

The Northwest coast of Mallorca arguably offers the most spectacular countryside, picturesque villages and crystal-clear waters on the whole island. So why not stray from the beaten track and tackle the winding hairpin bends and dramatic mountain scenery of this less-travelled corner of the isle? We’ve come up with our pick what to see and do when you get there.

1. Listen to the Blauets choir at Lluc Monastery


The origin of this blue-cassocked choir dates back to the 16th century, originally with just six boys. Currently, the 40-strong choir perform the salve every morning and evening at this sacred site, and of course also on Sundays and at special masses. The Blauets’ concerts during Easter week are a sensational experience, and at Christmas one of the children sings the eerie Medieval apocalyptic prophecy “Cant de la Sibilla” to an enchanted congregation.

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