Overview Mallorca

Visiting Mallorca

Rising out of the Mediterranean Sea, just a few miles off the eastern coast of Spain, lies Mallorca, 310 miles of island coastline that draws millions of sun-loving tourists every year. Yes, you’ll find popular beaches like Ca’n Pastilla and El Arenal crowded with package vacationers. But head to Palma, on the island’s southern tip, for popular restaurants and bars, or visit Valldemossa on the west coast for Cartoixa Reial, a striking 14th-century monastery.... Read More Rising out of the Mediterranean Sea, just a few miles off the eastern coast of Spain, lies Mallorca, 310 miles of island coastline that draws millions of sun-loving tourists every year. Yes, you’ll find popular beaches like Ca’n Pastilla and El Arenal crowded with package vacationers. But head to Palma, on the island’s southern tip, for popular restaurants and bars, or visit Valldemossa on the west coast for Cartoixa Reial, a striking 14th-century monastery.    Close

Stories and Tips Mallorca

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Things To Do

Written by dkm1981 on 27 Sep, 2011

There is so much to do in this area for every kind of person . . .*Beaches* Sunbathing is probably the top of most people’s agenda when visiting Palma Nova and Magaluff and you won’t be disappointed because there are plenty of nice beaches to…Read More


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Caves of Drach

Written by Joy S on 25 Jun, 2009

The Caves of Drach are just south of Porto Cristo on the eastern side of the island. It took us just under 1.5 hours to get here from our base on the north of the island. The drive, through the middle of Majorca…Read More


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Alcudia

Written by Joy S on 25 Jun, 2009

Alcudia is a very family friendly holiday resort with lovely beaches and lots of bars and restaurants. It is really made up of three separate areas: the beach, the port and the old town. The beach and port are next to each other and…Read More


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The North West Coast Area

Written by Joy S on 23 Jun, 2009

The mountainous north-west area of Majorca always usually escapes the worst of the crowds. The area is a walker's paradise - trails wind through pretty hill villages, tumbling at intervals to rocky coves.It is Majorca at its most spectacular - dominated by the Tramunta…Read More


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Valldemossa and Deia

Written by Joy S on 19 Jun, 2009

We spent a day visiting Valldemossa and then Deia, set in the mountains and both of which are an absolute must-see if you are visiting the island.Valldemossa is at the top of a picturesque valley. It is a lovely little town, with charming, pretty…Read More


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Palma to Soller Railway

Written by Joy S on 18 Jun, 2009

The journey from Palma to Soller has been described as being like a scene from an Agatha Christie thriller - I can see what is meant by that. The train carriage dates from 1912 and still has all its original character - leather seats,…Read More


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Palma

Written by Joy S on 18 Jun, 2009

Palma is the capital of the Balearic Islands and the largest city in Majorca. Half of the population of the island live here. It has retained much of its ancient charm - there are plenty of traditional restaurants, locals' bars and pavement cafes;…Read More


Tips and Hints

Written by Joy S on 17 Jun, 2009

* It can be very busy in Majorca in August. If you travel just out of the high season, everything will still be open with half the crowds. We visited at the end of May - a great time to go.…Read More


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Highlights of the Island

Written by Joy S on 17 Jun, 2009

Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and lies in the Mediterranean Sea off the South East coast of mainland Spain. It takes about 2.5 hours to fly here from the UK.It has sunny beaches, amazing scenery, wonderful mountains and delicious food.…Read More


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Shopping and Sight-seeing

Written by smmmarti guide on 11 May, 2002

We walked the full three floors of the mega-shopping center, Centro Comercial Porto Pi, located between our hotel and Playa de Palma, the center of the main city in Mallorca. We found some interesting bargains, since everything seemed to be on sale in Spain that…Read More


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