Who doesn’t dream of having an unforgettable sun-kissed beach holiday at the Mediterranean? One destination that will surely thrill you is the enchanting Balearic island of Mallorca or Majorca in Spain. It is the largest island in the Balearic archipelago that’s endowed with naturally dramatic coasts and offers action-filled adventures, wonderful gustatory pleasure, exciting history and culture, and fun parties.
The Lures of Mallorca Will Keep You Coming Back
Whatever is your interest, you’re bound to discover something really fascinating. For a glimpse of what else is in store for you in Mallorca, Annie Bennett offers the Majorca Travel Guide posted in the Telegraph Travel – Destinations Section. First, she explains why Mallorca makes a worthy destination not only for beach seekers.
Majorca … may make you think of beach resorts, but there are plenty of other ways to enjoy both its coastline and the interior – particularly in autumn and winter when the crowds have gone and the temperature is more suitable for outdoor activities.
One idea would be to spend a week exploring the Serra de Tramuntana on foot or by bike. This mountain range, running down the west of Majorca, has been made a World Heritage Site in recognition … Or you could visit a few of the wineries in the centre of the island, where local traditions are as strong as ever.
Bennett also warrants that it is a destination that offers a lot of interesting points you’ll certainly discover something new in your succeeding visits. Rural hotels are practical bases if you want to explore the interior of Mallorca, its dramatic beaches or the lush countryside.
Your Mallorca Bucket List
What are the things you mustn’t miss when you are go to Mallorca? The Majorca Travel Guide of Travel + Leisure gives you this short list.
- Hike parts of the Serra de Tramuntana … that runs along Mallorca’s western coast
- Make day trips to the national parks on the neighboring islands of Cabrera and Dragonera
- Tour the gothic Palma Cathedral, located in the island capital of the same name
- Visit the History Museum at Bellver Castle, a former military prison and a circular castle…
- Spend the day exploring village of Valldemossa, a former home to Frédéric Chopin and George Sand
- Bike your way through the bucolic village of Sa Calobra
- Take in the annual Jazz Festival at Cala d’Or
- Shop at the popular Wednesday market in the town of Sineu
- Spend the day sunning yourself on Magaluf Beach
- Explore the famed Dragon Caves…
Where to Stay in Mallorca
For a really satisfying holiday, it is important that you pick a really nice base. There numerous resorts on the island that will suit your budget just fine, whether you are on your own, with a travel buddy or with your family on a multigenerational holiday. Check out this Majorca (Mallorca) Tourist and Travel Information Guide at Mallorca Now.
There is so much choice when it comes to the Island’s resorts – Puerto Pollensa, Cala Bona Harbour, Palmanova Beach, Pollensa Resort, Cala Bona Harbour, Palmanova Beach, Alcudia Puerto, Cala Millor 2km Beach, Magaluf BCM, Puerto de Alcudia, Cala Millor, and BeachMataluf BCM – just to name a few.
If you are looking forward to a more intimate and stay in its towns and villages, check this page of Mallorca Towns and Villages in Mallorca Now.
- Andratx in the South-West of Mallorca
- Calvia, a quaint town located a short distance from Santa Ponsa, Palma Nova and Magaluf
- Son Servera, a fairly large town that isn’t too far from Cala Bona and Cala Millor
- Capdepera, a scenic town near Cala Ratjada that boasts of Capdepera castle
- Alcudia, and old town proximate to Puerto de Alcudia that brags the ruins of the Castle
- Pollensa, a gorgeous town close to Puerto de Pollensa; Church square is picturesque
- Inca, another large and old Mallorcan town next to Manacor
- Arta in the North East of Mallorca takes pride of the Parish Church of Transfiguracio and the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador
- Manacor, the ‘City of Furniture’ and the largest city with many amenities and entertainment
The best thing about Mallorca is its Mediterranean weather – mild winters and sunny summers. If you are eager to enjoy summery warm days in its beautiful beaches, come any day between May and September.