It’s common knowledge that the lovely island of Mallorca is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. But just what is it that makes Majorca so popular with tourists year after year?
Well, the answer is probably as wide and varied as the island itself. From beautiful beaches and turquoise waters; gorgeous countryside to tasty Mediterranean cuisine; fabulous hotels to lively bars; sunny climate to fascinating culture: the truth is, with Majorca there is something for everyone.
So let’s take a look at some of the many reasons why Majorca is so popular as a tourist destination.
OK, it’s a no-brainer. With usually 250 days of sunshine all year round, Mallorca’s weather is obviously a major attraction in bringing tourists to the island. Even in winter, Majorca’s temperature averages roughly 10 deg. centigrade. The rest of the year is usually well in the 20’s.
Golden Beaches, Sparkling Seas
What could be better that relaxing in the sun on one of Majorca’s beautiful sheltered cove beaches, with not a care in the world? And then cooling off in the crystal clear waters of the Med. Incredibly, Mallorca has no less than 200 beaches dotted around its coastline.
Small is beautiful
For an island that is actually smaller than the English county of Devon, Mallorca seems to punch well above its weight. When you think about it, in just one day you can experience the golden beaches, the beautiful mountains, the grand architecture of Palma – and have time for a delightful lunch in one of the island’s many excellent restaurants.
Great for Culture Vultures
For many years this magical island has attracted artists, writers, poets and creative types. In truth, there is something of a bohemian feel to Majorca. In the past this has attracted composers such as Chopin and Andrew Lloyd Webber, authors like D H Lawrence and Anais Nin, and artists such as Joan Miro (who spent much of his life in his studio on the edge of Palma.)
Is it the stunning nature, the wonderful architecture, the blue skies and crystal-clear waters? Or is it simply the creative ‘vibe’ that the island is well-known for?
A ‘foodie’s’ dream
There is probably not an area in the whole of the Mediterranean that is more celebrated for its cuisine than Mallorca. Palma really is a gourmet’s paradise. And with so many sheltered coves and beaches you often find freshly-cooked seafood and traditional paella amongst the most popular dishes. In addition, the island also enjoys its fair share of Michelin-starred restaurants!
A natural paradise
There are several beautiful nature parks in Mallorca, all well worth a visit. But undoubtedly the marine national park of the island of Cabrera is the creme de la creme.
Completely uninhabited (apart from a temporary guardians and the odd overnight visitor) this stunning island is the largest of a group of islands in an archipelago that lies 17km off the south west tip of Majorca.
You arrive by boat, and it’s such a pleasure to see the flourishing wildlife there. Hiking is popular on the island and swimmers and snorkelers love swimming in the deep blue waters of the island’s caves too.
Forget Ibiza, Mallorca is ‘the’ place to party! The annual festival, Mallorca Rocks, (now called BH Mallorca) attracts music fans from far and wide who come to the island to party to the live sounds. Add to this the ‘booze cruises’ that tend to sail around Palma Bay, and you know that this is most certainly Pleasure Island!
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