Mallorca has been the favourite holiday country since many years. For good reason: The Balearic island has something to offer for everyone. Regardless of whether you just want to enjoy the sun and the sea, to make party at the “Ballermann“ or to go hiking – Mallorca is diverse!
The numerous island places at the Majorcan coastline, as well as at the inland areas exude a very special flair and attract tourists of every age.
Important Travel Facts Mallorca
During the arrival, the whole island group can be recognized – it is situated off the Spanish coast in the Western Mediterranean. With a size of 3.640 square kilometres, Mallorca is the largest island of the group, that consits of 151 islands and forms an autonomous community of Spain. There are two further islands that are very popular: Menorca and Ibiza are situated very close to Mallorca. Meanwhile, Mallorca has about 800.000 inhabitants, who are living especially in the big cities as Palma, Manacor, Inca, Pollenca and Andratx. Throughout the year, about eight million tourists can be added. From Cap de Ses Salines at the southern tip to Cap Formentor at the northern tip of the island, the length of the island is about 80 kilometres. From the eastern part to the western part of Mallorca, the length is about 100 kilometres. The entire coastlines length is about 550 kilometres.
Fincas and appartments in Mallorca
Mallorca is offering the perfect conditions for a holiday in a Finca or an appartment: gorgeous beaches, a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities, as well as the Majorcan food. There is also a wide range of rental offers off the beaten tracks. Renting a finca is ideal for families that are searching for exclusivity, peace and ambience, because the houses are situated at huge lands. Everyone who is in search for touristical hotspots, has a large selection of appartments:
Mallorca can be divided into three parts:
- The North-West coast of the island of Dragonera up to Cap Formentor, that is crossed by the Serra of Tramuntana – a mountain range with its highest summit, Puig Major (1.445 m). There are also numerous cave systems, that are open for tourists.
- At the southeastern coastline of the island there is another vertical profile, Serra de Lievant. With a height of 500 metres, it is extended from Artà to Santanyi.
- Between those two mountain ranges, there is the palne of Es Plà, that is also called Llunara del Centro. It´s highest summit is the Puig de Randa with 549 metres.
Mallorca is green during the whole year, and it attracts its visitors with a range of colorful flowers. About 1.500 flowering plants are located there, and during the summertime, plants like oleander, hibiscus, poppies, gladiols, marguerites and marigolds can be admired. Very impressive are the palm trees and the hundred varieties of orchids. At the beginning of the year, between January and March, the almond blossom-time is very popular. The innumerable white-pink flowers are enchanting the tourists and are creating a very nice spring mood. During the winter time, the ripe oranges and lemons are giving the landscape a touch of colour.
Places in Mallorca
On this Mallorca Map you find the location of the most Places in Mallorca:
Mallorcas Most Famous Island-Places
Mallorca is offering a lot of interesting places. Below there is a list of the most popular ones.
Alcúdia – Historical Place in the North
Alcúdia is the oldest town of Mallorca. It was founded in 123 before Christ. Although Port d’Alcudia, a tourist high spot, is very close, Alcúdia has been spared by mass tourism so far.
Andratx – pine and orange groves
Andratx is located in the southwest of the island, surrounded by pine plantations, almond trees and orange groves.
Cala d’Or – Familyfriendly Resort in the Southeast
Cala d’Or is very familyfriendly, because the traffic was largely banned from the city center. Thus, it is possible to stroll through the pedestrian areas without any interference.
Cala Figuera – Fishing Village in the Southwest
Cala Figuera is situated about 60 kilometres southeast of the Majorcan capital Palma. The place is popular for its two-part fjord-like bay.
Deià – Idyllic Mountain Landscapes
The small town Deià is situated at the edge of the Tramuntana mountains. The town has just 500 inhabitants.
El Arenal – The Party Town at the Ballermann
The town of El Arenal is famous far beyond its borders and goal of thousands of party people.
Fornalutx – Most Beautiful Village of Spain
The village Fornalutx has already received multiple awards as the most beautiful village of Spain. With about 700 inhabitants and the narrow streets are full of green plants.
Palma de Mallorca - Capital With Flair
Palma de Mallorca is both, the capital of Mallorca and the seat of the autonomous government of the Balearic Islands.
Santa Ponsa – Famous at German and British Tourists
Santa Ponsa is situated in the southwest of Mallorca and is visited overall by Bristish and German tourists.
Mallorcas most beautiful bays
Mallorca is offering beautiful fine sandy beaches and wonderful bays. Below there is a list of the most beautiful bays.
Platja de Muro – The Most Beautiful Beach Near Alcúdia
Platja de Muro is situated in the northeast of the island at the bay of Alcúdia. The sandy beach has a length of about four kilometres and is up to 30 metres wide. Because of the flat entry into the sea and the moderate waves, Platja de Muro is perfectly suitable for families with children. Sports enthusiasts have the opportunity to do kite surfing, banana boat rides, surfing, diving and sailing. The palm trees, that project shadows for much of the day in the dunes are providing a natural flair.
Es Trenc - The Child -Friendly Bay
Es Trenc is offering a dream beach of more than six kilometres. The bay is situated at the south-western coast between the places Sa Ràpita and Colònia de Sant Jordi. The beach partly is very natural and rocky. Therea are rentable straw umbrellas and even a nudist section.
Sa Calobra – Between Cliffy Rocks
Who wants to visit this small, 50-meter-long beach, fist has to follow a serpentine road with a difference in altitude of about 780 metres. Located in the northern part of the island, the bay is situated between Pollença and Sóller. A stock of very old trees is offering many shady areas and there are some nice bars.
The Climate in Mallorca
There is a moderate mediterranean climate: the winters are mild and the summers are hot and dry. The mountain range of the Sierra del Norte leads to a reduction of the level of rainfall – it is said to be a barrier against rain. During winter, the sun safety is at around 50 percent.
The best time to travel is autumn, because the sea is still warm – also spring is an ideal time to travel – but the water is still quite cold.
Here you can find more information about the weather in Mallorca!