Mallorca (or Majorca) is part of the Balearic islands, a Spanish archipelago in the north-western corner of the Mediterranean Sea. The largest of the Balearic Islands (3,640 square kilometers), Mallorca is a popular holiday destination due to its mild Mediterranean climate and beaches. However, its hinterland, with its rugged mountains and vast plains, is absolutely fascinating and definitely worth exploring. On flights to and from Mallorca, I got to appreciate amazing aerial views of Mallorca’s varied landscapes from the plane window.

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The Mallorcan countryside

Aerial views of Mallorca

My flight approached the island from a north-westerly direction. I sat on the left side of the plane (row A), which offered views of the rugged Formentor peninsula and Pollença Bay.

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A view of the Formentor peninsula and Pollença Bay.

As the plane swooped in over the island, we were treated to gorgeous views of the countryside with its mosaic of fields, interspersed with little towns and villages. If your flight approaches the airport from the inland, look out for the symbol of Mallorca: the quaint windmills which dot the countryside.

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The town of Sa Pobla
A striking field

Taking off from Mallorca

On my flight from the island, the plane took off in a southwesterly direction. I sat on the right side of the plane (row F) and got to enjoy panoramic views of Palma de Mallorca and the Bay of Palma right after take-off.

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A view of Palma de Mallorca right after take-off.
Palma is the capital of Mallorca.
A closer look at Palma. The iconic Parma Cathedral can be seen on the right.
Another view of Palma and Palma Bay. The airport can be seen in the top right.

A little while later, as the plane turned to the west, I had a magnificent view of the rugged west coast of Mallorca.

A panoramic view of the west coast
The rugged west coast of Mallorca with its mountains and cliffs.

If you’re visiting Mallorca, make sure to get a window seat! And while you’re there, don’t miss a visit to Palma de Mallorca! Read more about nature parks in Mallorca, things to see in Palma de Mallorca on a self-guided walking route, or read about the eclectic architecture of Palma de Mallorca.

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