Situated in the Mediterranean Sea off the south east coast of mainland Spain, Majorca Is the largest of the Balearic Islands. The island is also commonly referred to as Mallorca and with over 300 days of sunshine a year it is the perfect beach destination. Since the onset of mass tourism in the 1960s, Majorca has without doubt been one of the most popular holiday destinations for travellers from all over the world.
With a wide range of attractions to suit all tastes a holiday in Majorca is perfect for everyone from families and couples to young groups of friends. For family holidays there are plenty of good sandy beaches with safe, shallow water and activities such as crazy golf and pony rides.
Resorts on the south coast of the island are better suited to young groups seeking an active nightlife as it’s a very lively part of the island. The northern resorts are a lot quieter and the main nightlife is centred around bars and restaurants which makes it the perfect place for a family holiday in Majorca.
One of the most popular evening attractions is the Pirates Adventure which is based on the outskirts of Magaluf. Taking the form of dinner and a show with a pirate theme, this is a fun and interesting way to spend the evening. Sunday is reserved for an adults only show so be careful if you have children. The nightlife in Majorca completely depends upon which resort you choose as it varies greatly.
The southern resorts on the island tend to be the livelier ones and have a wide selection of bars and discos. Magaluf and Palma Nova have large numbers of British tourists who come to party and have a good time.
Due to the influx of large numbers tourists every summer a lot of English style pubs have opened along with clubs and discos that rarely close before dawn during the summer season. Some of the larger beach resorts with excellent beaches include Magaluf, Palma Nova, Puerto Pollenca and Alcudia. Spectacular caves surround these beaches with some of the best being the Caves of Drach at Portocristo. Today they represent one of the island’s top attractions as well as all the water – sports on offer. With 41 marinas, 30 nautics clubs and mooring for 10,000 yachts, water – sports are one of the most popular activities in Majorca. You can go pedal boating, sailing, scuba diving, water – skiing, windsurfing and much more throughout your holiday in Majorca.
Palma is the capital of Majorca and is by far the biggest town on the island. Located in Palm Bay its surroundings are truly breathtaking. With the Tramuntana mountain range to the west and the Pla mountains and the Llucmajor marina to the east, when in Palma you will feel like you’re in a different world.
There is plenty to do in this beautiful town especially down El Passeig des Born which has many different bars, shops and restaurants. Polleça, which is a charming little village, is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island. You can see the Nostra Senyora dels Angels Church, the Municipal Museum and the gothic church which is surrounded by 16th century walls, a roman theatre and a few good beaches.
With so much to see and do a holiday in Majorca is the perfect way to relax and have some fun. An aquarium, Exotic Park with rare birds, caves, boat trips, beautiful views and boat trips this is bound to be a holiday to remember.