Mallorca has often been called the isle of light. Its beautiful landscape and extraordinary colors have been an inspiration for artists and photographers. The greatest light show around the island takes place in the evening, when the sun sets. On photos it often looks pretty kitschy but actually we never tire of those unique plays of light. Let me tell you about my favorite sunset spots on Mallorca.
For some reason we usually picture the perfect sunset place at a beach or a village by the sea. No doubt, on an island there are aplenty. And surely some of the best are at the foot of the Tramuntana. Picturesque Banyalbufar, for example, scenic Sa Foradada, or laid-back Port de Sóller. If you happen to be at the southern tip of Mallorca, a sunset at Es Trenc simply makes you happy.
I never cease to marvel at Palma when the sun is sinking behind the mountain ridge. Whether on the rooftop of Hostal Cuba or Nakar, the terrace of Es Baluard, on a private balcony maybe or on the beach of Can Pere Antoni – the setting sun sometimes gilds the whole city. And there are places in the center of the island where the sunset works its magic in all of the surrounding landscape. One of my favorites is the Castell d’ Alaró.
Autumn is the best time of the year to watch the sun go down. When the setting sun bathes the sky in a deep golden tone that becomes more intense by the minute. And a road of light leads all the way to the horizon. I think it was this road of light that stirred the desire of sailors to discover new continents where the sun meets the sea.
Pictures: Oliver Torr (1), @cramts (3), @sierradetramuntana (8), @cayuki (9) and @martiblaufoto (all others).