Majorca (Mallorca) is an incredibly popular destination due to a 2 ½ hour flight time, great scenery, beaches, and a huge choice of family friendly accommodations. The Island is the largest of the Balearics and is incredibly popular with the British many of who often come year after year. Out of season you’ll see Majorca is especially popular with Cyclists due to the large areas of mainly flat terrain. From upmarket Puerto Pollensa in the North to Cala D'or with its myriad coves in the South East, there is something to suit everyone. With so much to do and see in Majorca.
From upmarket Puerto Pollensa in the North to Cala D'or with its myriad coves in the South East there are resorts to suit everyone. Bustling Alcudia with its broad expanse of beach or Portals Nous with its tiny marina – or maybe even a Villa with Private Pool in the Countryside – half the fun is choosing.
Resorts like Magaluf and Palma Nova in the south are still popular with the 18-30 crowd and attracted to those who crave a thriving nightlife. Hotels are being refurbished and the Sol Katmandu with it’s own Theme park is a great choice for families with easily bored kids.
Over the last few years Palma, the Capital of the Island has become a popular Citybreak. People come to visit the Cathedral, Royal Palace, and vast Marina full of Millionaires Yachts.
Calas de Mallorca is situated on the east coast of Majorca and supplies its holidaymakers with great beaches, a selection of good restaurants, including excellent seafood restaurants plus stylish cafes and bars. With a choice of three superb sandy coves sun worshippers are taken care of plus they provide great scuba opportunities for those who like to head underwater. Even though Calas de Mallorca is quieter than other resorts on Majorca, Palma Nova and Magaluf are only an hour and a half's drive away so you can always head out for a party night should you wish to!
Cala Bona is situated on the east coast of Majorca and next to neighbouring Cala Millor. Cala Bona sits just outside the island's biggest tourist attraction - the magnificent Caves of Drach. There are small beaches sheltered between rocky coves that offer fine stretches of golden sand for sunbathing. From the beaches is the newly designed promenade that runs all the way to the pretty and colourful harbour and is littered with waterside cafes and bars. Inland you will find pretty narrow streets with more attractive bars and open-air cafes and the restaurants here offer a wide range of eating options from Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisine. The nightlife in Cala Bona is pretty low-key as most of the entertainment revolves around the hotels. However, for those who need their fix of the bright lights, Cala Millor is only a 5-minute taxi ride away. Cala Bona is a small traditional fishing village ideal for those looking for a relaxing and quiet holiday in Majorca.
Holidays to Puerto Pollensa enjoy a stunning setting against the backdrop of the Tramuntana mountain range. The sheltered horseshoe shaped bay of Puerto Pollensa is one of the prettiest resorts in the north of Majorca. The port of Puerto Pollensa was originally a fishing village but has since developed into a bright new tourist development with harbour side restaurants and an excellent range of family-friendly accommodation complexes. Puerto Pollensa holidays have plenty to offer from the tree-lined promenade with elegant cafes and fine restaurants to the vibrant market square featuring lively pubs to traditional tapas bars.
There are great shops and fantastic Restaurants and Bars - we recommend Abaco - www.bar-abaco.es This Cocktail Bar in the La Llonja area of the Cuty serves beautiful Cocktails in a unique setting – when we were there at Midnight Rose Petals fell from the Ceiling - it really is not to be missed.
If you are not staying in Palma you can catch a bus from many of the resorts nearby or arrange an Excursion (ask your Personal Travel Agent for prices) – If you are staying in the north Take the electric tram from Puerto Soller to Soller and then the vintage electric railway through the Sierra de Alfàbia mountain range and the orange and lemon groves down to Palma. Fantastic!
If you have hired a car, you can park in the underground car park, just a few paces from the Cathedral & great shopping and its very reasonable.
If you do the Caves of Drach by hire car rather than coach you can get there early before the crowds and will be able to hang around at the end to go in the boat across the lake rather than rushing out to catch your coach. Ask your Personal Travel Agent about Car Hire before you go
Near Inca in the North West is the Monastery of Lluc, the most visited Pilgrimage spot in Majorca. Combine this with a drive along the West coast and you’ll be rewarded with some amazing scenery. Highly recommended!
Events and festivals
Copa del Rey is the Boat Festival held in and around Palma the first week of August when Yachts parade in front of the Spanish Royal Family.
In the middle of August, the Mare de Deu d'Agost Fiesta in C'an Picafort is a bizarre Fiesta with Fireworks and Rubber Ducks released into the Sea for swimmers to bring back. Don’t ask – just enjoy the madness.
Popular things to do and see and unmissable experiences
The Caves of Drach in Porto Cristo - wonderful caves with underwater lake and classical music
Mid 20’s to 30’s in Summer
- Best time of year to travel:
April to October
- Currency: Euro
- Flight time from UK: 2-3 Hours
Photos of Majorca
Getting out and about
Hidropark is the only water park in the north of Majorca, and boasts a host of great attractions which not only includes the usual water slides, and pools, but guests can also enjoy paintball. mini golf, giant floating balls and more!
A UNIQUE show like you have never seen before. This story starts in 1649AD within a true swashbuckling Caribbean themed theatre; Sir Henry Morgan and his brave captains will defend their treasure from the evil and mutinous Jacques Laffitte.
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