5 Hidden Gems in Mallorca to Explore with Your Rental Car

hidden gems mallorca

The island is well-known for its popular tourist destinations, there are still many hidden gems in Mallorca waiting to be discovered. With a rental car, you have the freedom to explore these lesser known places and experience the island in a unique and authentic way.

Discover the hidden side of Mallorca with our guide to 5 off-the-beaten-path destinations to visit with your rental car. From secluded beaches to charming towns and natural parks, experience the island’s unique and authentic side beyond the typical tourist destinations. Don’t miss out on these hidden gems in Mallorca waiting to be explored.

Hidden gems in Mallorca

Cala Tuent

cala tuent

Cala Tuent is a beautiful cove located on the northwest coast of the island and is accessible via a winding mountain road. The crystal clear waters of this cove are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The cove is also a popular spot for boating and fishing, with several small boats available for rent in the nearby town of Sa Calobra. You can reach Cala Tuent by car from the nearby towns of Sóller or Pollença. The journey to Cala Tuent is a scenic drive through the Tramuntana mountain range, with stunning views of the Mediterranean coastline, but is not recommended for nervous drivers or large vehicles, as it is narrow in places.

Es caragol

es caragol

This hidden gem is located in the south of the island Cala Es Caragol is a stunning beach located on the southern coast of Mallorca,  and can only be accessed by foot or by boat. This hidden gem is known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters, soft white sand, and peaceful atmosphere, making it the perfect destination for those seeking a secluded and unforgettable beach experience.



This charming town is located in the Tramuntana mountain range and is famous for its picturesque streets, beautiful architecture, and historic landmarks. The town is known for its cultural and historical importance, as well as for its natural beauty and charm. One of the main attractions of Valldemossa is the Royal Charterhouse of Valldemossa, a monastery that dates back to the 14th century. This impressive building was once home to the composer Frederic Chopin and his partner, the writer George Sand. The town is also close to the coast, making it a great starting point for exploring the island’s beautiful beaches and coves.

Cala Varques

cala varques

This beach is located in the east of the island and to get there, visitors need to walk a short distance through a pine forest. Visitors typically need to park their cars at a nearby town and then walk for about 30 minutes to reach the beach. However, the effort is well worth it. The beach is surrounded by cliffs and pine forests, making it a peaceful and picturesque destination for a day trip. Visitors need to bring their own food, water, and other supplies if they plan to spend the day at the beach.

S’Albufera Natural Park

S'Albufera Natural Park

This nature reserve is located in the north of the island and is home to a rich diversity of plant and animal species. Visitors to the park can enjoy a range of activities, including hiking, cycling, and birdwatching. The park has several trails that wind through its various habitats, allowing visitors to observe the flora and fauna up close. There is also a visitor centre where you can learn about the park’s history, ecology, and conservation efforts.

With your rental car, you have the freedom to explore Mallorca’s hidden gems and discover the island’s unique and authentic side. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience Mallorca beyond the typical tourist destinations.

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