Authentic Spain from Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Are you looking for a quiet, authentic, traditional Spanish getaway? You can experience all of that & more in Majorca, flying from Doncaster Sheffield Airport!

Streets of Valdemossa

Flybe fly twice a week to Majorca from DSA (Doncaster Sheffield Airport!) with really good flight times making it the perfect weekend getaway.

DSA is just the dreamiest airport to fly from. Imagine an airport with easy car parking, no queues, easy check-in, quick efficient security, a premium lounge with all the food/drink options you could ever want, all of this along with friendly staff with constant smiles on their faces…You just wouldn’t think it was possible would you? They really are the best bunch of people. This is my fourth time flying from DSA, I just wish I could fly away with them EVERY.SINGLE.TIME!

They have recently been ranked the best airport in UK, for third time this year! You can really see why. They just get it right everytime.

READ MORE: Relaxing? An Airport? Surely not?….Flying from Doncaster Sheffield Airport is exactly that!

Airport staff celebrate the award.

We’ve been to Majorca a few times, but we have always stayed in the typical tourist resorts. This time we wanted to do it differently! There are some beautiful little hidden gems in Majorca and we were determined to find as many as we could!

Cala Boquer Beach

We stayed in Soller in the 1902 Townhouse. It’s perfect for exploring Soller and the surrounding areas. We hired a car to really be able to explore as much as we could in three days, we managed to cram a lot in as always!

Soller is somewhere we’ve always wanted to go, it certainly didn’t dissappoint. It’s got a great atmosphere with a real traditional feel to it. They’re lots of festivals throughout the year too, where everyone comes together to celebrate!

Streets of Soller

Valdemossa is one of the prettiest villages in Majorca. It’s set amongst the Tramuntana Mountains, wherever you look you will see something beautiful. It’s only about 30 minutes from Soller with a very picturesque view along the way!

Streets of Valdemossa

Streets of Valdemossa. Plant goals!

Streets of Valdemossa

Deia is another spot that’s been on our list to visit for some time, it’s much smaller than Valdemossa & Soller, but definitely worth a stop. There are some lovely spots for lunch and more Spanish streets to explore!

 

Streets of Deia

How beautiful are Majorca’s beaches? We came here to explore the mountains, but we couldn’t resist a stop off at this little treat! That’s what makes Majorca so perfect, you can explore the mountains one day, then the beach the next! This is Es Trenc beach, which is south of the Island. It does get quite busy in peak season though, but we managed to get a quiet little spot at the end of the beach (…FYI the more you walk, the more nude it gets!) It’s 7 Euros to park your car for the day. Bring a picnic, have a swim and enjoy the stunning views!

Es Trenc is about an hour away from Soller, so its worth planning a day there to really make the most of it.

Es Trenc Beach

Es Trenc Beach

Es Trenc Beach

We met friends in Pollenca to spend a day exploring, we walked from Pollenca to Cala Boquer beach which is absolutely beautiful! It’s about an hour walk through the Boquer Valley to reach the cove, it gets quite steep towards the end but we walked it fine in our flip flops! (Probably would of been more sensible in trainers though!)

The cove is really quiet, I guess because you have to walk to it, it puts people off. There really is nothing better than an empty beach, especially in August!

Cala Boquer Walk

Just a little further North from Pollensa is Mirador es Colomer, the views are insane! I would recommend walking Cala Boquer in the morning, spend some time at Cala Boquer beach, before heading to Mirador Es Colomer in the afternoon. You could then spend the evening watching the sunset over Cap De Formentor!

Mirador Es Colomer view

Mirador Es Colomer view

Fornalutx is pretty rural village just 15 minute’s drive away from Soller, there is a walk you can do from Soller to Fornalutux which is meant to be beautiful, but we were tight on time so we just hopped in the car.

Fornalutx has been voted one of the prettiest villages in Spain in 2017!

We managed to squeeze so much into three days but as always it has left us wanting more! There are so many places to explore in Majorca, We’d love to go to Es Torrent de Pareis (It’s a gorge in the bay of Sa Calobra) Port d’Andratx, Portocolom & Mondrago National Park.

 Until next time, fly away with DSA! http://flydsa.co.uk/ 

Hannah xo

Blog post in collaboration with Doncaster Sheffield Airport. All views are my own, as always!
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41 Comments

  1. Jules
    August 31, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    Love reading your blogs lovely they always make smile 😊

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      August 31, 2018 / 6:41 pm

      Oh thanks Jules! Reading your comment has made me smile….Thank you lovely lady!

      • Jules Martin
        September 7, 2018 / 5:57 pm

        You’re welcome Hannah ☺️ They’re always so inspired 😘

  2. September 1, 2018 / 8:25 am

    I would love to visit there one day! Glad to hear you’ve got such a fabulous airport on your doorstep! 🙂

  3. September 1, 2018 / 10:40 am

    Majorca looks so beautiful and I had no idea there was so much to do and so many places to explore. I would love to visit one day!

  4. September 1, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    Cala Boquer is probably my favorite beach in Mallorca. I love how secluded it is and how you need to hike in order to reach it.

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      September 3, 2018 / 12:10 pm

      Ohh you have been! I love finding little hidden beaches like Cala Boquer, did you find any others like that in Majorca? I couldn’t find anymore when I was researching, but I am sure there are loads!

      • September 10, 2018 / 6:08 pm

        I did, there is another secret beach in Sa Calobra. You have to cross a passage through a mountain to get to it. It’s where the sea meets a lake. Stunning views!

        • travelthroughlifehannah
          September 10, 2018 / 6:09 pm

          That sounds right up my street! I’m going to have a look now!

  5. September 1, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Oo Majorca looks beautiful and the perfect relaxing break. Definitely one to consider for a weekend romantic break with the hubby once the kids are a little older!

  6. September 2, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Wow, Majorca is such a beautiful place. I’d love to visit one day with the family.

  7. September 2, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    I like flying with Fly Be they usually have reasonable leg room. Smaller airports are great too, we like Bristol and Cardiff near us. I heard Valdemossa was nice. I’ve been to Palma and thought it was a great city.

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      September 3, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      Ahh yes, I like Bristol too, I haven’t ever flown from Cardiff but I have heard great things!

  8. Emily
    September 2, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    It’s funny, we always tend to consider the main ‘bigger’ airports first and foremost when flying off on holiday but Doncaster Sheffield Airport sounds fab! You’ve now also made me want to go to Majorca!

    Musings & More

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      September 3, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      It really is the best airport, it is always so quick & easy!

  9. Sarah Baines
    September 4, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    Wow I loved reading your blog but Deia stood out at me with the exploring of the mountines and beach

  10. Bryanna skye
    September 4, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    ahh I have to get to Spain! I’ve only been to Tenerife and now I’m inspired to go more places 🙂

  11. Beryl
    September 5, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing as my late hubby and I have spent lovely times in Majorca..this was a lovely memory of happy times.Thanks.

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      September 7, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      You’re more than welcome Beryl! How lovely of you to say hello 🙂 Lovely to emeet you! ✨

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      September 7, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Sending lots of love to you. Sorry to hear about your husband. Hope you’re doing OK!

  12. September 5, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    It looks so beautiful, the beach stunning. You captures some great photos.

  13. Keith Bray
    September 7, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Enjoy the drive down to Sa Calobra, and back up. Beautiful bay with some good walking.

  14. September 10, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Majorca looks incredible! I used to always head to London to get flights, but I now really prefer smaller closer airports – saves so much time! It’s great that they’re all starting to do more and more flights – far more convenient.

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      September 10, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Yes! I agree, so quick and wayyyyyyy less stressy. It is a nice experience isn’t it, it feels like holiday starts in the airport, which is rare nowadays, it is usually so stressful!

  15. September 10, 2018 / 11:08 am

    Majorca is such a beautiful place to visit. It’s so picturesque and great for holidays. I think it’s great you decided to explore ad discover more of this gorgeous country.

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      September 10, 2018 / 11:09 am

      Yes! It is sometimes so easy to go to the main areas isn’t it, but we have wanted to go to Soller for so long! Thanks lovely, speak soon Mel!

  16. September 10, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    What a stunning place to visit. I much prefer travelling from local airports, they are often more personal and a lot less busy

  17. September 10, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    This looks like such a beautiful location. I’d love to take my daughter to Spain one day!

  18. September 11, 2018 / 9:56 am

    How handy is that? It’s great to have that connection and not to travel to another major city to catch your flight.

  19. September 11, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    Valdemossa Looks stunning with the beautiful cobble pavements and stunning sea views. I didn’t know Doncaster had an airport let alone fly to Majorca.

  20. September 13, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    Your pics are giving me holiday blues 🙁

    I’ve never been to Majorca but looks amazing and now have to plan a trip there soon!

  21. September 13, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Oh wow your photos are amazing! I love Majorca, I havent been for a long time now but it really is stunning!

  22. September 14, 2018 / 6:09 am

    The beach looks amazing and the water so crystal clear. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Majorca before x

  23. September 14, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    All of your photos are gorgeous. This post has made me want to visit Majorca and visit these spots. x

  24. Hannah
    September 14, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    I would love to be on that beach right now. Majorca looks great

  25. September 14, 2018 / 10:34 pm

    Oh wow, this looks perfect for a wekeend away, its great to get good flight times, it makes all the difference. Mich x

  26. Helen
    September 15, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    I can’t believe how much you squeezed in to 3 days! We love Majorca, it is such a beautiful island with so much to see. Valdemossa is next on my list to visit. Doncaster airport sounds a great place to start your holidays from, smaller airports are always so much nicer and friendlier than the big ones.

  27. September 17, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    looks picture postcard beautiful. and that’s awesome that the best airport in the UK is conveniently near you.
    Joy at The Joyous Living

  28. September 21, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Wow reading this not only makes me smile but also makes me realise how beautiful the world is out there and how much of it I haven’t actually seen. Thank you for the amazing read!

  29. October 6, 2018 / 8:22 am

    I love the idea of staying in the townhouse and doing more of the local activities I think you get a much better taste of the culture when you go away from the tourist track.

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