The island of Majorca, also known as Mallorca, is part of the Balearic Islands and flies the Spanish flag. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, the island is a wonderful spot to visit year-round and is a haven for windsurfers, cyclists, and most importantly, those looking to have a good time.
Majorca is becoming increasingly popular with the younger crowd, especially during the summer months. It is during this time of the year temperatures climb to an average high between 27°C and 30°C (81°-86°F) and rain is virtually nonexistent – perfect for days spent sunbathing by the pool. Additionally, water temperatures during the same period are between 21°-26°C (70°-79°F) allowing vacationers to surf, scuba and snorkel with ease.
Of course, many people want to hit the beach and that is entirely possible on this island. Majorca is home to numerous great spots to catch some rays or enjoy the watersports offered throughout the region. Playa del Arena is one of the more popular beaches. It is ideal for swimming, but part of the water is also reserved for those who want to surf. Beachgoers can also enjoy the nearby yacht club and numerous nearby restaurants. Visitors may also rent umbrellas and water sports equipment. With days in the summer months getting 12 to 13 hours of sunshine each day, there is plenty of time to hit the beach.
Another great spot to get some rays and enjoy scuba diving is Cala Pi Beach. Thanks to its crystal clear waters, divers will get to enjoy the diversity of animal life below the surface. This region is also great for golfers and sailors. This particular area is also one of the most picturesque on the island if a bit of appreciation of the region’s natural beauty is also on your agenda.
There are also plenty of other activities for the more adventurous to participate in. Companies such as Experience Mallorca offer numerous tours for those who are not of the faint of heart. Visitors can choose from such action-packed adventures such as caving, canoeing, climbing, adventure trekking, cliff diving and more. No experience is required and these trips will make a vacation to remember.
For those who are travelling on a budget, there is no shortage of great hotels to book a room without breaking the bank. BQ Apolo Hotel was completely renovated in 2013 and is located in a prime location just 150 meters away from Can Pastilla Beach. The hotel has a total of 144 rooms that include a terrace or balcony, air conditioning and heating, bathroom, telephone and Wi-Fi.
TRH Jardin del Mar is a three-star hotel that offers guests plenty of amenities for a good price. The hotel features a swimming pool, restaurant, bar café, breakfast buffet, gym and more. This hotel gives guests a five-star experience without the five-star price.
Of course, younger travellers often want to have a good time once the sun goes down and the good news is that there are a plethora of nighttime activities on the island! One of the best places to be for nightlife is in the capital city of Palma and one of the best spots in the city and island is Pascha. This world famous nightspot is built into the side of a cliff allowing guests fantastic views while dancing the night away.
Tito’s is another happening nightclub that draws an international crowd. Complete with panoramic views of the sea, Tito’s features dancers, DJs, live music and even circus acts. Those looking for an all-night party can’t go wrong with either of these choices. Of course, Magaluf is perhaps one of the most obvious spots for the 18-35 crowd to get cheap drinks and dance the night away along the strip! BCM is the biggest club located on the island and stays open until the early hours of the morning, pumping music, dancers, drinks and occasionally foam parties!
Before visitors head out for a night on the town, it is important to get a good meal to eat. Luckily, the region has plenty of great, budget-friendly spots to fill up anyone’s stomach. The Room Palma serves three-course lunches for a small price that also includes a drink. Located just around the corner is Bunker. Open only for dinner, diners can enjoy high-class fare for only a few Euros. The open concept also allows guests to watch the cooks in the kitchen preparing the meals.
Americans looking for a little touch of home will enjoy Diner Palma. Complete with red vinyl booths and vintage signs, this restaurant offers some of the best hamburgers on the island. A favourite of locals and tourists, this is one spot to fill up before or after a great night out.
And while the region is typically very safe, it always pays to be aware while on holiday. Visitors should be certain to keep cash in more than one location in case of emergency and to keep the address of their hotel on them at all times. Finally, during the hot daytime weather always wear sun-lotion, take breaks in the shade and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
With a little common sense though, anyone can have a wonderful vacation on Majorca. There are tons of activities on land and on the water to satisfy even the most adventurous spirit. Thanks to plenty of budget-friendly hotels and restaurants, as well as lively bars and nightclubs, a vacation to the area can be the trip of a lifetime without needing to break the bank!