The Stunning Island of Mallorca

Although most of the Mediterranean closes down for the winter Mallorca (or Majorca) is the upmarket exception. The island has a beautiful coastline with over 50 stunning coves and natural inland beauty. The beaches in Mallorca range from secluded coves to the hugely popular beaches which make Mallorca the destination for all ages of holiday makers. When you arrive at Palma Airport you are only a short drive east to Playa de Palma, a 6km stretch of beach through the Can Patilla and El Arenal areas. If you don’t have a ride, you can always rent a car from car rental Mallorca airport companies.

The capital of Palma is an ideal base for you to see Mallorca from and from here you can drive along the windswept coastline to other stunning locations. You can choose from Soller in the north, the resorts of Magaluf and Palma Nova in the west, and Can Pastilla in the east. Or you can base yourself in Cala Millor or Cala Bona. Can Picafort and Alcudia in the north east are also very popular, with Puerto Pollenca in the far north being the place for cyclists, walkers and birdwatchers.

In Palma, you can visit the wonderful Gothic Catherdal, Sa Seu, which is stunning when viewed at night with the floodlights showing it at it’s majestic best. Don’t miss the Almudaina Palace which is even more stunning when viewed from the waterfront.

Why not visit the Bellver Castle which has a circular design which makes this 14th century castle unique? This original royal fortress offers panoramic views across the Bay of Palma.

Mallorca is a mountainous island with the highest peak being Puig Major at 1445 meters above sea level. Drive north west from Pollenca to Andratx for some surprising views. Sa Calobra has a tunnel going through the cliffs which is well worth a stop or try the limestone ravine at Torrente de Pareis.

Wander around the charming village of Deia which is very popular with artists, due to the magnificent views. The weather is often mild enough for walks in the Tramuntana Mountains. Another popular attraction is the monastery at Lluc.

One of the top attractions in Mallorca are the spectacular caves which can be found along the coastline. The most spectacular are the Caves of Drach (Coves del Drach) at Portacristo with four chambers full of stalactites, illuminated by special lighting. You can relax at one of the underground lakes and listen to the concert which takes place or enjoy a gondolier boat ride. Other spectacular caves are the Caves of Hams and the Caves of Arta.

The south west coast is great for all holiday makers and families but is definitely the place to go for those ages 18 to 30 years. Here you will find attractions for all the fun and night life you can handle.

Mallorca offers a selection of water parks ranging from the largest at Aqualand in L’Arenal. Just take exit 13 off the motorway from Palma to Santanyi to find the park or why not try Hidropark in Alcudia (Avenida Tucan ) which is next to a 54 hole mini-golf course?

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