Mallorca Regional Info
Few spots on Earth can honestly be described as born vacation destinations, but the island of Mallorca off the coast of Spain is truly a world that exists solely as a space to revel, relax and enjoy life to its fullest. With tropical beaches that are the envy of the rest of Europe, Mallorca is one of the hottest European vacation destinations, and now that the secret is out, Mallorca is becoming one of the best known vacation spots in the world! Let's take a closer look at what makes this beautiful island tick. Of course, the major attraction on Mallorca are the perfect beaches and warm year round temperatures. Just like the rest of Spain, there are no private beaches in Mallorca, although some hotels might like you to believe that there are! Apart from closed Government areas, you are free to explore the entire coastline, from the tiny hideaway coves to the many beaches that are maintained by the authorities to appear close to perfect at all times.
Unlike neighboring Ibiza, Mallorca is an extremely popular vacation destination for families. In fact, a majority of tourists that visit Mallorca bring children, so many of the resorts here cater for their needs. Many of them have play areas and planned activities that entertain as well as occupy the little ones so that mom and dad have some time to themselves. Don't be surprised to see beaches, restaurants and most public spaces filled with small children, and expect the local folk to make a fuss of your little ones. Once you've arrived on this beautiful tropical island, you will discover that there are many interesting and fun things to do. For instance, if you do decide to leave the perfect beach, you won't have to go very far for fun. The Mallorca coast is a perfect spot for scuba diving as well as snorkelling. There are dozens of tour companies that will gladly take you out for the day, provide you with equipment and help you discover a whole new world under the waves.
There are also many beautiful old buildings that deserve exploration here. The island is filled with old churches and cathedrals and other reminders of past centuries. Sightseeing is a great way to get to know the area you are visiting and the island of Mallorca has many beautiful spots that make for great postcards. The island also contains many charming villages that are interesting examples of rural Spanish life. While many of these towns do contain the occasional tourist trap, the majority of them are quaint, beautiful spots that invite you to stroll ancient, worn cobblestone streets and offer café after café, all serving fresh food and coffee. Even away from the gentle lapping waves of the Med, you can't go wrong on Mallorca. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your sun block, your Spanish dictionary and your sense of adventure and take the next flight to the magical tropical island of Mallorca.
La Posada del Marqués - Esporl...
Inca olive stall
Astronaut Paolo Nespoli's view...
Playa de Muro - north Mallorca
Old olive trees near Fornalutx
"Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen " - Benjamin Disraeli