Majorca, the largest and most popular destination in the Balearic Islands. Typical picture postcard Mediterranean coastline, this vacation destination is famous for natural beauty, charming seaside villages, mountainscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as a bustling and booming nightlife. An attractive destination for the rich and famous as well as perfect for families, couples and groups, it is not difficult to see why Majorca remains in the most popular holiday destination list.
Majorca is made up of many small Mediterranean towns, picturesque architecture and pristine expanses of coastlins. Majorca is not just a beach resort destination, although it offers wonderful opportunities to indulge in watersport activities in the sapphire seas. Sailing, scuba diving are very popular activities to enjoy in the clear waters. Majorca is not short of fun, recreational activities and the opportunities to head away from the coast further inland are in abundance. Golf is a popular activity in Majorca, with some of the best golf courses attracting professional and amateurs from all over the world, giving Majorca a different clientele and another reason to head there.
There is a wealth of natural beauty across the island, making Majorca a good destination to enjoy activities such as hiking or horse riding. An ever-popular destination during peak seasons, but when the temperature cools, particularly in Autumn or early Spring, Majorca is less crowded and as the temperature cools, it is the perfect time to enjoy more physical outdoor activities.
Beyond the built-up resorts, there are a breadth of hidden coves and soft white, bright, sandy beaches, hidden beneath beautifully sculpted cliffs. Head further north and hike in pine dotted hills, overlooking the bright azure blue seas. As the temperature cools, head out to enjoy some of the islands Mediterranean cuisine as you take a starlight stroll along the beach.
No matter how many times you visit Majorca, there is plenty to experience, particularly now as there are more hotels set away from the built-up resorts, in the more rural landscapes providing luxury experiences and a fantastic base to explore lush green countryside as well as coastal living. Majorca is a destination for a range of budgets but as popularity has increased and people see beyond the foreshore, there has been a huge growth in hotels, there are a wide range of amazing 4 star hotels in Majorca offering fantastic service and memorable experiences.
Majorca’s biggest selling point is the diversity and contrasts that it offers. Luxury hotels, mountain hostels, small fishing hamlets and bustling town centres, local markets and built up shopping centres, local crafts and upmarket labels, built up tourist resorts and peaceful mountain trails, sheltered coves and limestone mountains, Spanish culture and Roman and Moorish remains, this truly offers something for every holiday enthusiast. Offering over 300 days of sunshine, the clear blue expanse of sky cannot fail to enthuse and inspire and generate happy feelings amongst everyone who frequents this Mediterranean marvel. Take some time to visit the olive, almond and carob groves and find moments of solace, before heading back to enjoy the festivals and nightlife that the island has to offer.
There are wealth of locations to base yourself in across the island. The hotels and resorts of Majorca offer luxury rooms, fantastic views, visit Iberostar.com to view some where these hotels are based and start building your magical Majorcan memories, these hotels offer unrivalled activities and services to help create a memorable holiday. Exploring the World Heritage Site of the Mountain range of Serra de Tramuntana by cycle or on foot is a perfect opportunity to see how Majorca is more than just a beach destination. Marvel at how over time, the islanders have been able to cultivate agricultural land on steep mountain slopes, head further inland and expeirence the vineyards.
No visit to Majorca is complete without a visit to the bustling capital. Areas of Palma are abundant in history, depicted through the architecture as you explore the narrow streets, seeing evidence of its’ vibrant, rich past, with influences from the Roman and Moorish inhabitants. On foot is the best way to enjoy this capital, however there is an opportunity to enjoy sightseeing tours on an open top bus, which during the height of temperatures is possibly the most comfortable way to discover this cityscape. Visiting Palma, is not complete without a visit to the Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral of Palma Cathedral, built upon the walls surrounding the Old Town of Palma.
The lyrical landscape of Majorca cannot fail to seduce you. Miro was drawn to the destination by the unspoilt, pure Mediterranean light, hikers and cyclists are drawn to the vineyards, the citrus plantations and the foreboding and dramatic limestone cliff tops. Even during the height of season, there are pockets of tranquility across the island, head inland, visit a hilltop monastery, typical Mediterranean villages, this multi-dimensional island offers a perfect destination, be seduced by the sights, sounds and smells of the hill towns, the bustle of town centers and restaurants, the sound of fun and joy and the salty sweet scent of the fresh catch of the day.