Rich in opportunities for retail therapy, shopping in Majorca has something for everyone, from brand new shopping centres and fashion savvy city boutiques to authentic markets brimming with local produce. All this choice can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together this blog to give you our take on this shopper’s paradise.
Palma is the shopping hotspot of Majorca. It’s a compact city with several key shopping areas. Passeig des Born is home to international luxury brands, while the pedestrianised cobbled streets around Plaça Cort have many independent shops selling all manner of souvenirs. For a quirky vibe, head to Santa Catalina, and enjoy a visit to a hip bar or restaurant as part of your shopping trip.
Great shopping isn’t limited to the capital. A short bus ride from Palma is Fan, which opened in 2016 and is the biggest shopping centre Majorca has to offer. Other notable retail spots include Inca, known as Majorca’s leather town. It’s perfect for finding beautifully crafted shoes or bags. For designer goods, head to the marinas. Puerto Portals, Port Adriano and Port d’Andtrax all have a splendid selection of spots for you to treat yourself to a few unique and quirky gifts you won’t find anywhere else.
Most tourist shops are open all day, every day during high season, while regular hours are 10am to 1.30pm and 5pm to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm on Saturday mornings. Sunday trading is permitted, but not common outside tourist areas.
Majorcan markets are a major part of day-to-day life and give visitors an opportunity to experience local colour. Most markets open from 8am until 1pm so it’s always worth making an early start, particularly if you’re travelling to a different town.
Palma has a good choice of markets throughout the city, but the biggest market in Majorca is at Inca. Held on a Thursday, it sells everything from jewellery and leather goods to fruit and veg and is an easy journey by car or bus from Palma, or northern resorts. Another great option for a glimpse of Majorcan life is a trip to Sineu. Held in a pretty rural town, you’ll have the opportunity to buy all manners of local produce.
Shopping in Majorca markets isn’t just about local food. You’ll find excellent craft markets at tourist hubs such as Puerto Pollença, which has beautiful pottery and glass amongst the arts and crafts on offer. If you fancy making your market experience part of a day trip, then Sóller is a great destination. You can include a traditional tram journey on your adventure, as well as the chance to bring home some legendary Sóller orange preserve.
A rich agricultural heritage and plenty of artisan communities mean Majorca has lots of gorgeous goodies to bring home. You’ll find your own favourites, but here are the ones we can’t leave without (you may need to bring some spare luggage for all for these).
Food and drink
Let’s start with Sobrassada, a spicy sausage that’s delicious spread on crusty bread. You’ll see a startling array at any market, and what that lack in looks, they more than make up for in taste.
Next up is olive oil; made with Arbequina, Picual and Majorquine olives, production is strictly controlled and chemical free. Look for Oli de Majorca DO on labels to make sure you’re buying a genuine product.
Souvenir drinks include the aniseed-based digestif Herbes, Flor d’ametla, the famous almond liqueur or delicious local wines, which are a great memento of a vineyard tour.
The salt flats in the south give thousands of tons of salt each year. Flor de Sal (salt flowers) are used to produce gourmet salt, which has a high mineral content and distinct texture. Look out for salts flavoured with herbs and spices, perfect for sprinkling a bit of sunshine when you get home.
Almond products are a staple of the Majorcan economy and the benefits of almond oil for skin are legendary. You’ll find everything from body oil to soaps and even a handmade perfume. We love the chance to bring home some of that holiday glow, and almond based beauty products are a perfect souvenir of your time in the sun.
From market to shopping centre, Majorca is a great place to shop for souvenirs, designer goodies or quirky gifts. Each major town has a market, and none of the resorts is far from a retail hub. Shopping in Majorca is a fab and fun part of your holiday, as well as being a great way to meet the locals.