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Cala Millor (which translates into English as "the better bay") is the modern resort on the island's rugged east coast. It's without doubt the largest tourist development along the east coast.
Magaluf is one of the largest and beautiful holiday resorts located in the southwest coast of Majorca in Spain. It's known as a resort that never sleeps, with white sandy beaches, great weather, and a real party atmosphere.
The charming and unspoiled town of Soller is located on the west coast of Majorca. Experience true nature beauty in Soller!
Cala d'Or is a modern purpose built resort that long ago used to be a fishing village. It is generally a quiet town, so more suited to romantic couples and families rather than young people looking for some action.
Alcudia is a magnificent place, and particularly for dining out - there is such a wide selection of cuisine and all tastes are catered for. The small alleys all over the old town are arguably the best attraction of Alcudia.
Puerto de Alcudia is a very family friendly resort. Enjoy its warm shallow waters and the beach, which is without doubt a major attraction here because of its fine, clean sand and a huge variety of water sports or other activities available to suit all tastes.
Although Pollensa has become one of Mallorca's most popular tourist spots, it still retains unspoiled. You'll love Pollensa's little boutiques and gift shops, Wednesday market with fresh food, and all the load off various attractions it has to offer.
Port de Pollenca is mainly a fishing port, where you can expect to find amazing restaurants serving up the local catch of the day. Come and enjoy its beaches surrounded by stunning mountain peninsulas providing shelter and amazing views to the sea.
Majorca (or Mallorca) is the largest beautiful Spanish Island in the Balearics, situated in the Mediterranean. There are plenty of attractions and activities to enjoy, so if you like to explore, holidays in Majorca is exactly what you need!
Majorca can offer you a wide range of holiday types. Wheather you choose a nice villa or a luxury hotel holiday, or maybe B&B or boating holiday, you will not be disappointed. Majorca boasts loads off attractions to suit all your needs!
The Island of Majorca is over 150 million years old, having originally been attached to mainland Spain. The island has a fascinating history that tourists can (and do!) delve into when visiting, as there are many important historic attractions in Majorca.
Welcome to Majorca!
If you like to explore, holidays in Majorca is exactly what you need!
Majorca (or Mallorca) is a beautiful Spanish Island situated in the Mediterranean. It is the largest of a group of Islands called the Balearics which also include, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera.
Like the rest of Spain, Majorca is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), but from late March until late September, GMT summer time applies which means it is 2 hours ahead.
Majorca enjoys very hot summers and mild winters making it an ideal holiday destination for sun seekers all year round. In the hottest summer months of July and August temperatures can reach in excess of 30C. Earlier in the year, from around the beginning of April to the end of June temperatures are more moderate around 19 – 25C. This is also the case for September and October. The rest of the year between October and March is on average between 16 – 20C. The main rainfall is within the winter months. Although winter does stay largely sunny it is not really hot enough to sunbathe or swim in the sea.
Transfer times to Palma from the airport range from 15mins to one and a half hours. Coaches, taxis, and buses all offer a variety of ways to make your transfer time as easy as possible.
The official currency of Majorca is the Euro. Most banks in Majorca are open from 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday. Always remember when exchanging any form of money to take along your passport. It is always advisable to check the exchange rate beforehand to ensure you get the best for your money, and always collect a receipt before leaving the premises.
For those who feel nervous about carrying large sums of money and their passport around together, most hotels will also gladly exchange money sometimes at a slightly lower rate. Most banks also have cash machines where you can withdraw money using either your credit or debit card. You can always bring travellers cheques or change your money into Euros before you travel, although the latter choice does flag security issues, it is important to check if your accommodation has a safe or somewhere secure to keep your money.
If you are travelling around the south of the Island there is a reasonably good bus service. If you do intend to use the bus to get around, it's certainly worth considering buying a "BONO-BUS" card which entitles the owner to discounted bus travel. These can be purchased from any TIB bus driver and are issued in values of €16, €32 and €45. Taxis are also available and are quite reasonable, it is worth ‘Haggling’ a price in order to get the best deal, particularly if you would like the driver to return and collect you at the end of your trip. Be aware that prices for taxis do go up significantly after midnight.
Major attractions in Majorca are plentiful!
The massive Gothic cathedral, La Seu, in Palma is a remarkable sight, particularly when seen from the sea.
There is plenty to choose from artwise too, with the Es Baluard contemporary art museum, the Juan March Foundation and also the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation just outside the centre, to mention just a few.
Kids will love the aquarium, where you can get very close to the sharks!
The wooden train from Palma to the pretty town of Sóller, 17 miles away to the north, follows a pretty route through the string of tunnels which cut through the Tramuntana Mountains, passing a landscape of pine forests, olive groves and citrus orchards. A great day out with chances to look around, and do some shopping.
Another popular attraction is a village called Deia, here Robert Graves, the great poet, novelist and historian, spent much of his life. You can visit his house and stroll around the village for a relaxing, interesting day out.
Many of Majorca’s wines are made in and around a village north-east of Palma, called Binissalem, a pretty place to visit and, of course, sample some local wines!
There are many nature reserves and parks worth visiting particularly in spring when the blossom is in season. If you prefer shopping Majorca offers a heady mix of traditional and trendy shops, situated on elegant, often pedestrianised streets. Head to Inca for factory outlet shoe stores and Manacor for outlet pearl shops – There is a street market on Mondays too. Also worth a look are the craft market in Sóller on Saturdays and the wine market in Binissalem on Fridays.
Accommodation options are extremely varied in Majorca, from camping to luxury villas there is something to suit everyone. For the independent traveler and at the cheaper end of the scale there are many camping sites located all over the Island. Most offer basic amenities such as wc’s, showers, electricity etc. There ares also the options of staying in a static caravan or even a tepee for the really adventurous!
For those choosing package holidays there are many stunning hotels available through tour operators or online. Majorca is also home to many beautiful villas, from the very basic to complete luxury, whatever your budget there is something to suit your needs.
Special seasonal events
Annual events in Majorca include Festival Islanencanta in July. The name means "the island that sings" and this is a true music festival focusing on DJs. Waiting for Waits is also an annual festival in July. A different type of music is honored for this party. Country music is the theme and the festival honors artist, Tom Waits. Fonart Short Film Festival runs from August through September and has movie screenings throughout the capital city of Palma.
You can find many great holiday deals for Majorca both online or through a travel operator. It is worth noting that school holidays are the busiest times of the year and prices will be higher and resorts busier. The best deals are to be found out of season, although you do run the risk of the weather not being so good.