A recent annual survey carried out by The Financial Times has awarded Palma de Mallorca the accolade of “the best city in the world to live”.
Judges based their decision on criteria including environment, climate, and quality of life, but just ask anyone who has visited and they will agree.
It also ranked in the top three cities according to Conde Naste Magazine, beating stiff competition from the likes of Toronto (Canada), Auckland (New Zealand) Hoi An (Vietnam) and Berlin (Germany).
Palma de Mallorca is a Cosmopolitan city steeped in culture with a historic old town inviting visitors to meander between cafés, shops and museums whilst being only a short stroll from the sea.
If you love architecture, Palma will not disappoint. Its impressive cathedral dominates the skyline as it rises above the city walls. There are also strong Gaudi influences and an exciting assortment of Art Nouveau and medieval buildings.
Don´t forget to look up as you are walking along the enchanting cobbled streets, you might miss something special.
Palma is a compact city that has it all, as a culturally rich melting pot it boast fantastically diverse cuisines, art, traditional markets selling local produce and year round fiestas.
Why do people love Mallorca so much?
Maybe it´s the 300 days of sunshine, mild winters and Mediterranean lifestyle that keeps us flocking. With a journey time of a little over 2 hours from London, Mallorca is becoming increasingly popular and ended 2017 in the top 25 most luxurious holiday destinations in the world.
Mallorca is fast becoming a year round holiday destination and Palma is perfect for city breaks. Its climate encourages outdoor activities, some of which are better suited to cooler seasons.
It has first class facilities to suit all, including pristine beaches and coves, cycling, hiking, water sports, designer shopping, music, fine dining (Mallorca now has nine Michelin star restaurants) and year round entertainment.
Some of the best golf courses in Europe are also located here as well as a booming yachting industry.
Being an island has its advantages, as building limitations enforced by the Balearic government prevent over development. As a result property prices have held strong.
Mallorca has become a sought after destination for investors and a prime location for luxury property purchases. Forecasters predict a rise in property sales and prices for 2018 proving Mallorca remains an excellent and safe choice for those considering a purchase.
It is rare that people only visit this paradise island once as its charm is captivating.
Mallorca is packed with everything you could want, need or desire in a holiday destination. For this reason, more and more people are choosing to invest in properties as well as relocate.
Mallorca feels unique, exclusive and has a special place in the hearts of its visitors and inhabitants alike.
It really has something for everyone.