Holiday Guide for Majorca
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Majorca is one of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea - 79km from the coast of Valencia.
TYPES OF HOLIDAYS
Flights to Majorca only take two hours so are popular with holiday makers looking for quick getaways and longer breaks.
Many younger holiday makers
choose to come for a weeksâ holiday in a self
catering apartment as this can work out cheaper.
Majorca has plenty of nightlife and miles of stunning beaches.Families may well prefer the out of town resorts and villa complexes, which are ideal to relax in and get away from it all.
BEST TIME TO GO
Majorca is located in the Mediterranean and so enjoys pleasant temperatures all year round. Winters tend to be cooler and wetter but not as cold as many parts of Europe and far better than the British climate.
The summer months of May to October are the time of year to visit. The sun is shining, there is virtually no rain, and all of the best accommodation and tourist facilities are fully open for the tourism season.
Naturally, this means flights and accommodation are more expensive at this time of year, but with such a variety being offered, then you can certainly find something to suit your budget.
The height of the summer months in July and August may not be the best time to visit Majorca if you dislike intense heat and large crowds.
SIGHTS TO SEE
As well as the stunning beaches, Majorca has many other things to explore.
Just north west of Palma you can visit Bellver Castle. Built in the 14th century, the unique circular layout of the structure houses a fascinating museum. The site itself boasts beautiful views across the sea.
Nature lovers will also be in their element in Majorca.
Just off the south coast of Majorca you can visit Cabrera Island. This national park is home to over 150 bird species and a wealth of plant life. Here you can hike through the wildlife, explore the 14th century castle and learn more about the area with a wander around the museum.
The Parc Natural de sâAlbufera is an incredible area of wetlands and is also popular with birdwatchers.
And why not head underground to explore the Dragon Caves in the village of Porto Cristo. Here you can take a guided tour and learn about the fascinating rock formations, followed by a violin concert and gondola ride!
Being an island, many popular activities are based around the sea in Majorca.
There is lots of of scuba diving outlets that will hire equipment and run lessons for people with all levels of experience.
The Nemo Submarine that runs from Magaluf provides excursions below the surface of the sea. This is a great opportunity for you to explore all the marine life that Majorca has to offer.
If you wish to stay above the water, then head to Marine Land. This theme park offers fun for all the family, with dolphin shows, a coral reef and an aquarium.
There are also water parks to enjoy.
The most popular beaches in Majorca are located on the south of the island, around the capital city of Palma and neighbouring Palma Nova. These are ideal for families as there are sun loungers, parasols and a wide range of amenities nearby â" including toilets, showers, kiosks, shops and cafes.
Younger holiday makers will probably find Magaluf more suited to their tastes. This town is where most of the famous nightlife in Majorca is located, so you can party all night and sleep on the beach all day! Beaches here are also well served by amenities.
These beaches can become very busy, but there are some hidden treasures to be found throughout the island.
Portals Nous beach is situated in a narrow, sandy cove and Ses Illetes is to be found in a somewhat secluded location with very few facilities â" perfect for getting away from all the crowds!
And El Mago is the most popular nudist beach on the island, perfect for naturists or for those who want to get an all over tan.
Magaluf is the centre of the banging nightlife in Majorca, and with clubs such as BCM, which holds up to 5000 clubbers, itâs easy to see why! Many excellent bars and club are gathered around the sea front in Magaluf, so you will be spoilt for choice.
Other clubbing destinations on the island are the capital city of Palma and the smaller resort of Alcudia.
However, all night partying is not the only way to spend the evenings in Majorca.
The main towns have a huge range of cocktails bars and live music venues where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere.
And if you fancy a flutter, there is even a casino in Sol de Mallorca that includes a restaurant and nightclub, as well as a roulette table and slot machines.
Majorca is certainly not short on accommodation to suit everybodyâs needs.
The Apartamentos Bellamar offers affordable self catering apartments ideally located on Puerto de Pollensa Beach.
The Saratoga is right in the centre of Palma and features a rooftop pool and jazz club with live shows on most nights! The buffet restaurant serves both Spanish and international cuisine.
The Iberostar Albufera Playa is situated right next to Playa Muro Beach and features a Zen spa, tennis courts and three swimming pools. There are also two buffet restaurants and an Italian pizzeria.
And the Can Furious in Binibona is an extremely popular family run hotel in a secluded village setting. Featuring an outdoor pool and air conditioned rooms, excellent transport links mean you can have peaceful accommodation with easy access to the hustle and bustle of the town!