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Majorca Holidays – Majorca at a Glance

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Posted on November 22, 2010 @ 2:37 pm
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Majorca Holidays Introduction

The island of Majorca is part of the Balearic archipelago placed off the east coast of Spain close to Valencia. Ever since the middle of the last century it’s been a favourite tourist destination for many, mainly the Germans and the British.

Majorca is the largest of the Balearic islands, and features the highest population because of 676, 516 inhabitants(2001) , followed by Ibiza(2001 estimate, 80, 000) , Minorca(2001, 71, 524) , and Formentera(2001, 5, 553) . Palma in Majorca is the region’s capital(2006 guesstimate, 375, 048).

Majorca Island is dynamic with its dramatic mountains, concealed coves plus numerous historical archeological areas. Majorca is a year round holiday location yet is most popular in the hot the summer months months when temperatures average twenty five – thirty degrees. The winter months are mild together with comfortable days yet cooler nights and can be wet from October to January.

Majorcan specialities frequently centre on pork, vegetables and soups. Ensaimada, a spiral- shaped sweet flaky pastry is worth a try, together with sobrassada, a spicy pork sausage. Why not also taste coca de trampo, a pizza- style plate with fresh peppers.

Majorca Sports and Water Sports

Majorca offers countless water sports to keep its tourists entertained in addition to a water park which is understandably very popular with children and the young at heart. Majorca Holidays are also in demand with golfers.

Majorca also boasts of lots of exotic sea life and going snorkelling or scuba diving on your Majorca Vacations should be a great way to see what lies beneath. Should you be planning to go diving you also require a diving certificate(for deep sea tours) or else take a diving course before starting.

History of Majorca

Majorca is steeped in history, and Palma’s municipal museum, which shows archaeological artefacts as well as old coins, is a hilltop castle which was once the home of the island’s royal Family. From the Romans to the Moors, every civilisation has left an imprint, enriching the culture therefore contributing yet another dimension to the island and its warm, friendly residents. Majorca is known for its stalagmite caves and also for its architectural treasures and prehistoric monuments. The abandoned aged monastery in which Chopin and also George Sand lived has become an island landmark.

Gifts and Souvenirs from Majorca

Majorca is famous for its beautifully made fake pearls. Found in stores throughout the island, they make an ideal treat or present.

Majorcan Beaches

Majorca is also perfectly endowed in this respect due to beautiful beaches surrounding the island on all sides. Your choice of area may well most likely hinge on how energetic or stress-free a time you would like on your travels.

Majorca Resorts

Majorca has a choice of resorts from the popular, (perhaps even notorious) Palma Bay resort of Magaluf with its sister Palma Nova and their wild club scenes, to the historical heritage of the pretty and much more sedate Puerto Pollensa in the north with a waterside pine walk lined with bars and also cafes, and the relaxing Porto Cristo. You’ve got the culture and also shopping in Palma, and also the wonderful beaches of Alcudia, or the various children’s attractions in addition to brilliant eateries dotted throughout the island. Santa Ponsa and also Alcudia will be more suited to families.

Alcudia city is obviously worth a visit. The compact city centre is also excellent for leisurely walks, and the antique lanes area the perfect location to stop for a bite to eat. Alcudia’s twelve km beach is thought to be the best in Majorca plus will be ideal for families and couples alike.

The Best Holidays to Majorca

For our pick of the Tour Operators offering the best value Holidays to Majorca just visit our Majorca Holiday Deals section of our website, For details of the best All-inclusive Holidays why not visit our partner site,

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