Mallorca offers hundreds of kilometers of gorgeous coastline, beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountainous scenery, a fabulous historical capital, exciting nightlife, and an ideal Mediterranean climate. Nestled between the islands of Ibiza and Menorca, it’s the best known and largest of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. Mallorca is a favourite amongst British holidaymakers and is visited by millions of tourists each year. The island is also a perfect place for a short-haul trip. Mallorca holidays offer almost every kind of beach break you can imagine. Enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine of the island! In almost every town or village of Mallorca, you will find the chance to taste paella, fish, seafood, and delicious tapas.
Towns & Villages
Charming villages is another big reason why hundreds of visitors fall in love with the island. The most popular tourist resorts are Alcudia, Cala d’Or, Pollensa, Magaluf and Santa Ponsa.
The capital Palma is a must for a visit. This historic old town has plenty to see and enjoy: the cathedral, shops, vintage train ride, restaurants, museums and the maze of old streets. The nearest beach is Palma City Beach in Ca’n Pere Antoni. It’s just a 17-minute drive from the main airport.
Port de Soller is one of Mallorca’s most charming harbors and is surrounded by Tramuntana mountains. Take a swim at the golden beach or hop on the classic tram to the inland town of Soller. Among the approximately 500 berths, you can find every imaginable type of boat: fishing boats, luxury yachts and pleasure boats.
Magaluf is situated on the western side of Mallorca, close to Palma Nova. It’s a dream for clubbers. Spend unforgettable nights under the bright lights, with the world’s best DJ’s and great music. The beach in Magaluf is around 900 metres long and it has lovely soft golden sand. A new promenade backs on to the beach, lined with some of the best bars, cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops and beach clubs in the resort.
Palma Nova is situated right next to Magaluf and offers a vibrant nightlife with late bars and a host of top restaurants. It’s a quieter alternative to its rowdy neighbor Magaluf but less exclusive than its other neighbor Portals Nous.
El Arenal is situated along the central south coast and is approximately 9 km east of the capital. The resort attracts many visitors in search of a beach, bar and clubbing style holiday. El Arenal is very popular for dog-walkers, bikers, skateboarders, rollerbladers and more.
C’an Picafort is a small resort with glorious white sandy beaches and a spectacular mountainous coastline. It is the ideal resort for couples wanting a relaxing getaway, located in the northeast of Mallorca, 60km from Palma airport. The major attraction of Can Picafort is the beach and all the activities which revolve around it.
Top beaches in Mallorca
Cala Sa Nau beach is located in beautiful natural scenery and away from the bustle of tourist centres. The beach offers clear water, white sand, comfortable loungers, a small beach bar and much more. Cala Sa Nau is an ideal beach for snorkeling and swimming. The closest resorts are Cala d’Or to the south and Porto Colom, around 3 km to the north.
Portals Nous Beach is located in the south-west of the island. There is 250 meters of fine golden sand to enjoy. The best thing about this beach is the wonderful Beach Bar, at the end of the beach. It is possible to hire Jet Ski, kayaks and windsurfing equipment from the port-end of the beach. Pedal boats can be hired at the beach.
Cala Formentor beach is located in the north of the island. It’s one of the most popular beaches in Mallorca and one of the most beautiful spots on the island. The beach is situated approximately 7km to the north-west of Port de Pollença. It’s a long, white sand beach, about 1-kilometre long. Besides swimming and snorkeling, there are several water sports activities available including paddle boats, windsurfing, canoeing and jet skiing.
Best time to go
Mallorca enjoys typical Mediterranean weather, with mild winters and hot summers. The best time to go to Majorca is in the summer months from June to September. During the months of July and August, the weather is hot and beautifully sunny, boasting around 11 hours of sun daily. The peak season is from May to October, with the hottest temperatures in the summer months of July and August. By mid to late September, the majority of tourists have left Mallorca. The water temperatures of the sea are still above the 20-degree mark until October. This is also the ideal time for sightseeing or stopping for a quiet swim at one of the beaches. The low season is in winter but it’s still warm enough then to explore the island.