A week in Spain.
Barcelona. Spending a few days in this city enabled us to get into the groove of Spanish life. We spent a lot of time soaking up the sun at the local beach, eating our fair share of Spanish tapas and Paella, drinking at any and every bar in town, and wandering around the incredible landmarks all over the city. What else would you do? Definitely need to come back one day.
We were then off to Mallorca, part of the Balearic islands off the coast of Spain.
Our exploration started off in the South-West region of the island. After a quick look at a map we were pretty much locals and took off on a scooter to find some swimming spots for the day. Our first epic find was a little rock bay called Cala Llamp, surrounded by steep cliffs and crystal clear Mediterranean water. Exactly what we were looking for.
After swimming and laying on the rocks like the locals, we continued back along the coast to see what we would find. Camp de Mar was covered in beach umbrellas and had an island bar just off land accessible by a small foot bridge, pretty good spot for a beer. This one reminded me of my local Shelly Beach back in Australia.
With more to find in the area, we continued on to a spot called Platja Portals Vells, a protected little harbour with a few beaches and of course more of that epic Mediterranean water.
We hired a car and took off to the East coast of the island, only about a 3 hour drive. I reckon there’s no better way to explore a new place than by car. We heard there was a popular beach nearby, Calla Major, it was a cool spot but unfortunately has been dominated by tourism and big resorts, not really our thing.
Having had enough of the bustling tourist centres, we escaped out of town to find our own spot. Using satellite images on maps, we discovered what looked like an epic little bay with a couple of sandy beaches and thought we’d check it out. After getting as far as the road would take us, we were on foot. The walk took longer than we thought and included some rugged bush walking but we came out at the coast to find Cala Varques. Turns out we weren’t the only ones to discover this place, it was a popular spot for both swimmers and boats, but we were still stoked on the find.
To top off the day, we drove up North to the Del Llevant peninsula to catch the sunset and have a few drinks. We had the whole place to ourselves, except for one bloke who snorkelled past us naked.
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