There are many places around the world that offer all you want in a vacation destination – great scenery, glorious sunsets, fabulous food, and the freedom to live your RV life the way you want to. The Spanish island of Mallorca has all of this and more. It may offer some challenges to the RV traveler, but the reward is well worth it. Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and is about eight hours from Barcelona by ferry. While it is possible to tour the island with an RV, there are some things to consider when deciding if Mallorca is the destination for you. First of all, you can get to the island with your RV but the rumors are true – the fare for a camper on the ferry from Barcelona to Mallorca can be expensive. There are only a few camping grounds on Mallorca, but given the reduced numbers of RVs coming over on the ferry, chances are you’re more likely to get the best spot, right? The upside of both of these points is that you can just stay longer! Island life demands a leisurely pace anyway, so why not stay as long as you can. One of the island’s best-kept secrets is the Santuari de Lluc to the north of the island. This sanctuary is a monastery and has been a site of pilgrimage since a statue of the Virgin Mary was found here by a traveling shepherd in the 13th century.
Island life on Mallorca