Majorca, the largest of the Balearic islands, is located in the Mediterranean Sea off the southeast coast of Spain. With the balmy, long Summers and the mild Winters, Majorca is a year-round holiday destination with activities and ambiances to suit all! Beautiful coastline, dramatic mountains and medieval villages are in plentiful supply, ready to be explored, and delectable, Majorcan cuisine is on hand to satisfy your appetite throughout your stay.
Summer in Majorca is between June and September, during which time there is plenty of sunshine, temperatures reaching 30°C and low levels of rainfall and humidity. Trips in autumn (October and November) offer visitors sun-filled days and temperatures averaging 23°C with occasional chances of rain. Winter (December to February) and spring (March to May) are also prime times to visit Majorca to take advantage of the island’s diverse landscape, historical villages and rich culture. During these months, lower temperatures are perfect for nature walks and bike rides. Ultimately, Majorca holidays have something to offer all year round.
Majorca’s east cost with resorts such as Cala D’or and Cala Millor is the ideal location for a relaxing holiday getaway. Sip champagne at one of the waterfront bars or paddle in the crystal clear waters of one of the many beautiful beaches. Families are better suited to the Santa Ponsa resort with its’ wide range of activities and theme parks guaranteed to keep people of all ages entertained!Holiday to Majorca are suitable for young and old alike.
The young singles and 18-30 crowd will have plenty to keep them occupied in the lively resort of Magaluf with its’ expansive beach and abundance of bars and clubs.
There are endless possibilities for fun on the island of Majorca. Between the glamorous resorts, the breathtaking views from remote mountains and the club scene in Magaluf, there really is something for everyone. Holidays to Majorca are reasonably priced and easy to arrange with an array of cheap accommodation at your fingertips. Check our resort guide to find the perfect destination and itinerary for your 2016/2017 Majorca holiday.
There’s a real rugged beauty to Majorca’s landscape, with the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range in the north, the flatlands studded with olive trees in the south and an impressive coastline spanning 500km.
The coastline is definitely one of the big draws for the island and you can see why. Most of the beaches are family friendly and have been awarded the Blue Flag status which make them the perfect way to spend lovely, long afternoons with the kids. The Cala Esmerelda in Cala d’Or is the perfect example of this – a small, unspoilt cove where you can keep a watchful eye on little ones. Quiet Playa de Muro boasts six kilometres of white, sandy beach broken up into three sections, where you can decide whether you want handy amenities at your fingertips or the more natural surroundings of pine trees and juniper bushes to provide the backdrop to your afternoon. Thrill seekers and social butterflies alike would be more at home at the popular Playa de Palma where you can frequent popular beach bars and indulge in any number of water sports to your heart’s content.
People of all abilities and interests are well catered for when it comes to water sports. Majorca is a treasure trove of underwater adventure and what better way to explore than by snorkelling or scuba diving your way round some of the impressive caves and grottos. If you’d rather try and keep your head above water then there are always the options of jet skiing, water skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and sailing!
Cycling or walking is another great way to explore the island and to experience so many of the amazing views that Majorca has to offer. Several of the tours offer guests incredible treks through mountains, citrus groves and stone villages. The Drach Caves, a series of four caves, in Porto Cristo contain one of the world’s largest underground bodies of water. Rather than just touring the caves, stay for one of the many concerts held underground!
A holiday to Majorca wouldn’t be complete without a visit to its’ charming capital city, Palma. You can easily spend a couple of days here, drifting between the shops and cafés that line the cobbled streets, feasting your eyes on the historic architecture such as the Royal Monastery of Valldemossa, the Bellver Castle, the gothic cathedral and the Almudaina Palace. Then, after all that culture, there is plenty of delicious, classic Mallorquin cuisine to tuck into.
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Useful Information For Majorca Holidays
- Flights to Majorca take approximately 2 hours and the airport you fly into is Palma
- Direct flights to Palma are available from Bristol, London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Leeds/Bradford, Doncaster/Sheffield, Exeter, Manchester, Newcastle, East Midlands, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Blackpool, Southampton, Humberside, Durham/Tee Valley, Norwich, Aberdeen and Derry.
- Majorca shares the same currency as Spain, the Euro