Get to know the island with public transport.
Lay your head against the window, relax, look out the window, close your eyes, let the sun caress your face... Just like being in a videoclip... Well, you might be right, using public transport is never so romantic, but it is a good way to get to know the island of Majorca. Thanks to its roads´ network and buses and trains´ connections, you will be able to reach almost every spot you wish to discover.
Moving around Palma is very easy indeed due to the well organised network of EMT buses. You will see blue buses running through the most important streets of the city as well as reaching the beach or more distant districts. The lines you might find useful are:
Nº 1: Airport. Every 15 minutes this bus will take you from the city center to the airport, very convenient.
Nº 3 Es Pont d´Inca – Illetes. You will be able to reach the spectacular, white sand beach Illetes at the end of the route. On the way it stops in Cala Mayor, another busy resort or at the mall Porto Pi, one of the best options for shopping.
Nº 15 Playa de Palma – Plaza de la Reina. It will take you all along the Palma Bay with its numerous stops at the most popular beaches such as Can Pere Antoni and Can Pastilla to finally reach Arenal.
Obviously you can also choose the famous red, city sightseeing bus. Let it take you throughout the history, culture, life and trade of the capital. You will be able to get on and off as many times as you like, including the castle Castillo de Bellver or Palma Aquarium.
From the Estación Intermodal, just in front of the main square Plaza de España, you will have a chance to travel to the towns and more remote areas. If you wish to go to the beautiful beaches outside Palma Bay such as Alcudia or Cala Ratjada, all you have to do is to get on one of the buses at the station. The train, on the other hand, will take you to the inland towns of Majorca, Inca or Manacor, you may take advantage and go when the local markets are held there.
But if we talk about trains, we cannot forget the traditional and well known train to Soller. Just a few steps away from the Estación Intermodal, you will be able to travel to one of the most charming towns of the island with the exceptional, wooden train. You just cannot miss this ride if you wish to get to know the Sierra de Tramontana in a unique, unforgettable way.
As you see, holiday without a car is possible, at least in Majorca.