Majorca, Balearic Islands
Majorca island has about 80 kilometers of distinguished diversity from the farthest point of the island to the other. When you travel along the 550 kilometer coastline you can find some of the most beautiful caves or sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. The white beaches of Majorca are shaped by tiny cliff inlets with a backdrop of lovely pinewood forests.
Natural areas on Majorca Island
Of course everybody associates Majorca with excellent beaches but it should be known that the island also offers a great amount of natural territory. In fact, close to 40% of the Majorcan natural territory is protected! The landscape is marked by the contrast of caves, pinewood forests, african junipers, green hills, and rough mountains. In the north, the Sierra Tramuntana exceeds the natural landscape with a peak that surpasses 1400 meters. Next to this mountain range you can find some of the most picturesque villages in Majorca, such as Dei├á, Pollen├ža and Valldemossa. The natural beauty of this particular atmosphere has captured artistÔÇÖs attention for centuries.
The underground of Majorca hoards a comparable beauty to that of the surface. Modern discoveries were surprised to find natural caves which served as a refuge for prehistoric inhabitants and now different types of animals. Artificial lights reveal spectacular natural cathedrals in which the water has been forming its rock walls for millions of years. Visit Caves of Drac, Caves of Art├í, Caves of Campanet y Caves of Hams.
The principal destinations in Majorca
- Palma de Mallorca
- Playa de Palma
- Can Pastilla
- Port d'Alcudia
- El Arenal
- Playa de Muro
- Santa Ponsa
- Cala Ratjada
- Can Picafort
- Portals Nous
Majorca's National park of Cabrera
Another recommended visit is to the Maritime and Terrestrial National Park of Cabrera, a set of islands and islets located at a little more than an hour trip from Majorca.
The culture is a very present element in the life of this island. Throughout the entire year are festivals, concerts, literary contests, expositions, recitals, and theatre performances.
Sun, beaches and (water)sports in Majorca
The crystal, clean water is ideal for either swimming or practicing nautical sports such as scuba diving, waterskiing, windsurfing, fishing, sailing or surfing. However, these are not the only sports practiced here: golf takes a special prominence. The diverse terrain perfectly composes an environment that can be designed for all skill levels. This enclave in the Baleares Islands holds many pleasant surprises waiting for your discovery. Renting a car or enjoying an organized excursion are both good ways to travel throughout the island. Mallorca offers good car dealerships, although you may choose the other option of riding the regular bus line with the locals.
Furthermore, Palma de Majorca, the capital, is connected with S├│ller by the train. We highly recommend this trip because it takes you deeper into the natural landscape, allowing you to contemplate the majestic beauty of the Majorca.
If you like sports, biking and hiking are some of the healthiest ways to know this Mediterranean island. Enjoy the paths that cut deep into the woods of this picturesque landscape. There are many routes to choose from, as many on the coast as inland, easily indicated with informative signs. Traveling this way is a magnificent way to appreciate the rural beauty of the land. You will discover the most authentic taste of Majorca, admiring pristine landscapesÔÇŽRest assured it is worthwhile.
Culture and art on Majorca
The culture is a very present element in the life of this island. Throughout the entire year are festivals, concerts, literary contests, expositions, recitals, and theatre performances. The city of Palma de Mallorca excellently conserves an historical nucleus of culture and art. Walk through this old part of town and enjoy its variety and amusing night life. Each year the charm of Mallorca attracts famous people from the political, theatre, and fashion world.
Access to Majorca
Majorca is excellently connected by sea or air transportation routes. The Sant Joan international airport, located 8 kilometers from Palma de Majorca, operates with companies from many countries. The rest of the archipelago and the peninsula are connected by boat or regular ferry lines that leave from Palma and Alc├║dia harbors. This allows the possibility of easily travelling for one day roundtrip from Majorca to other islands in the Balearas such as Ibiza and Menorca.
Hotels and apartmentos of the principal destinations of Majorca
- Palma de Mallorca - All hotels and apartments of Palma de Mallorca - in a list | on a map >>>
- Playa de Palma - All hotels and apartments of Playa de Palma - in a list | on a map >>>
- Can Pastilla - All hotels and apartments of Can Pastilla - in a list | on a map >>>
- Port d'Alcudia - All hotels and apartments of Port d Alcudia - in a list | on a map >>>
- El Arenal - All hotels and apartments of El Arenal - in a list | on a map >>>
- Palmanova - All hotels and apartments of Palmanova - in a list | on a map >>>
- Playa de Muro - All hotels and apartments of Playa de Muro - in a list | on a map >>>
- Magalluf - All hotels and apartments of Magalluf - in a list | on a map >>>
- Santa Ponsa - All hotels and apartments of Santa Ponsa - in a list | on a map >>>
- Cala Ratjada - All hotels and apartments of Cala Ratjada - in a list | on a map >>>
- Can Picafort - All hotels and apartments of Can Picafort - in a list | on a map >>>
- Portals Nous - All hotels and apartments of Portals Nous - in a list | on a map >>>