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Pack your bags and head to Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands. Along with its sister islands of Menorca and Ibiza, it lies in the Mediterranean Sea off the southeast coast of mainland Spain. With sunny beaches, amazing landscapes, mountainous regions and affordable Mediterranean food, this island is perfect for any holiday you might have in mind.
Millions flock to this stunning island every year to take advantage of its vast coastline. From the most popular and larger beaches such as the beautiful beach of Alcudia, to completely secluded and possibly completely unknown beaches such as Cala Mitjana in Felanitx, this island has the perfect beach for you.
Palma de Majorca is the island’s main and largest city. It is a very old city abounding with culture and architectural wonders. The Mediterranean food is not bad either! The city is famous for Le Seu, its vast cathedral which was restored in 1901 by local architect Antoni Gaudi. The cathedral overlooks the Parc de la Mar, a beautiful place to sit and watch the world go by. The winding walkways of this city quarter are narrow and quiet and there are a number of interesting buildings, the architecture of which can easily be compared with those in streets of cities such as Florence. Palma is a great place to shop and The Plaza Juan Carlos I, next to the Cathedral, and the streets around are known to be the shopping area. Some of the best beaches can be found here around Badia de Palma.
Ten minutes away from Palma, Playa de Palma is a small village but happens to be one of the busiest destinations on the island. It is the perfect base for exploring every corner of the island and is the capital’s beach. With white sand and beautiful crystal clear water, the beach is equipped with all the services that only a beach situated in an obviously urban environment can have. Take a stroll along the promenade, which is lined with restaurants, bars and typical tourist shops. The area comes alive at night with a huge range of discos, terrace cafes and pubs ensuring you can always find your preferred atmosphere
Located on the north-west coast of the island, Soller is set in a green valley surrounded by Majorca’s highest mountains, Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range – perfect for those who love hiking and hill-walking. A quiet, residential and agricultural area, Port de Soller is much more tourist oriented. The resort consists of shops, restaurants and bars but is quiet and away from major tourist areas such as Magaluf. The bay is an almost perfect horseshoe enclosed by two headlands – a great place to swim. Alongside the beach is a promenade containing plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops.
Magaluf is one of the top resorts on the island, primarily catering to the British and Scandinavian package holiday market. The resort comprises three main beaches, popular for their white sand: Majorca Beach, Magaluf Beach and Palma Nova Beach. These beaches are lined with small bars and tourist shops backed by hotels. Many well known DJs have played at this resort including Tiesto and DJ Sammy. Night-life in Magaluf is centred around the Punta Ballena strip, where most of the night clubs and bars are. For a great place to party, check out BCM, the largest nightclub on the island. It is located on the Avenida S’Olivera and it claims to feature “the world’s largest foam machine!”