And now for some information about Majorca….
Majorca is synonymous with world-renowned beaches and coves, but is also a perfect destination to enjoy countryside, golf, culture, water sports, entertainment…
The island measures almost 80 kilometres from one end to the other and it has 550 kilometres of coast, where you will find some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful coves and beaches: white sand beaches with a full range of services, as well as small coves set between cliffs and pine groves in the north of the island. The Island also boasts 41 marinas.
It’s clean, clear waters are ideal for swimming and water sports such as scuba diving, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, and even surfing. However, these are not the only sports available: there are a range of well-designed golf courses, harmoniously set in their surroundings, suitable for all levels.
The countryside also plays an important role. Almost 40 percent of the island is protected. Its landscapes are characterised by contrast. There are outstanding areas such as the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains, in the north, with peaks reaching over 1,400 m above sea level, and the Cabrera Marine and Terrestrial Nature Reserve, a group of islands and islets, just over an hour away by boat.
There are pleasant surprises to be found in every corner of Majorca. Good ways to explore the island are hiring a car or going on outings. There are a host of routes and hiking trails (400km in fact), both along the coast and inland.
Culture is a vital part of the life of the island. Throughout the year there are festivals, concerts, literary events, exhibitions… The capital, Palma de Mallorca, is the island’s cultural centre, outstanding for its historic old town and excellent night life.
Furthermore, the island has excellent communications, with Son Sant Joan international airport, eight kilometres from Palma, and just 2 hours 30 minutes from the UK.
You have plenty of choices on where to eat too. With over 2,500 restaurants to choose from, you will have the option of fine Spanish food, freshly caught seafood, or a wide selection of international cuisine – it’s just a shame you can’t try them all!
With over 80 beaches dotted around the island, there is ample choice of where to do some sunbathing; there are quiet and secluded beaches around the island, and full-blown tourist strips where it is hard to find space to put your towel down.
Majorca also sees over 35,000 cyclists visit the island each year – ranging from professionals and amateurs competing in events to tourists simply looking to explore further afield. There are also plenty of places where bikes can be hired on the island.