Majorca is an island located off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the Balearic Islands. It has a beautiful mountainous north and fertile flatlands in the south. The south also offers landscapes of olive and almond groves. Being Spain’s most popular island, it is built-up along certain coastal regions. With this being said, there are still ample chances for visitors to explore untouched locations, sites and attractions. Visiting Majorca and it’s ever growing greenery, lovely beaches, and vast and lush interior is just like residing in a paradise.
The island is comprised of seven cities. Palma is the capital and where the majority of the population resides. Other towns in Majorca which attract tourist attention are: Palma de Majorca, Pla de Majorca, Raiguer, Migjorn, and Llevant.
The golden sands of Majorca are famous, with lovely beaches such as Ca’n pastille, El Arenal, Cala Pi, and Cala Murta. Sun worshipers gather on this world class beaches to enjoy the scenery of crystal blue waters lapping against the beach’s yellow sand. Another beautiful beach which is bordered by a pine grove and towering cliffs is Cala de San Vincente. These beautiful beaches are one of the main reason that Majorca is such a popular cruise ship destination.
Some great activities to do while in Majorca are hiking trips into the beautiful interior of the island, wine tours, helicopter tours which glide over Majorca’s sandy beaches and blue waters, yacht and sailing trips into the Mediterranean Sea, scooter tours, bike tours, hot air ballooning, and the list goes on and on.
For a more historical perspective of the island, the capital city of Palma has many wonderful landmarks to explore. The Catell de Bellver is a 14th century circular castle with round towers standing on four sides. The Banys Arabs (Arab Baths) are the existing ruins of the Arab city of Medina Mayurqa belonging to the 10th century. The Palau de la Almundaina in Palma is originally an Islamic fort, which was transformed into a residence for the Majorcan monarchs at the end of the 13th century. It is positioned right opposite to the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma.
For a wonderful Mediterranean vacation rich in history, culture, and visual beauty, look no further than the island of Majorca, Spain.
Gillian Johnson is the blogger for LastMinuteVacations.ca, Canada’s source for last minute vacations from Halifax with deals on flights and cruises.