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Why is Mallorca the best place to buy a holiday home?

There’s something enchanting about Mallorca. If you’ve ever visited the island, you’ll know it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where the feeling comes from. That’s because, from its wild and rugged mountains to its sun-soaked shoreline, there are so many things that set this little oasis apart for home buyers.

UNESCO world heritage site

The Serra de Tramuntana Mountain range sprawls across Mallorca’s west coast. Its rocky slopes are teeming with pine trees, complemented by olive groves and wild greenery. It’s no wonder the area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.

Several of its valleys are home to idyllic villages and towns, like Deià and Soller, famous for their sandy stone houses, charming streets, and spectacular views. If you enjoy a peaceful hike, there are plenty of routes to choose from, too.

Serra de Tramuntana Mountain Mallorca
Serra de Tramuntana Mountain Mallorca

Of course, exploring craggy mountain peaks isn’t for everyone. Those who choose to discover other areas of Mallorca will be treated to fantastic mountain silhouettes dominating the skyline.

Mediterranean climate

One of the Mediterranean’s main allures is its wonderful climate. In springtime, expect mild weather with plenty of sunshine and the occasional shower. Summer brings long days and peak temperatures of 29°C.

Mallorca’s gorgeous weather makes it a great destination for a holiday home. Even winter on the island is beautiful, with highs of around 15°C. In February, almond trees blossom, a lovely sight on afternoon stroll in the countryside or along the east coast.

Winner of the “Best Place to Live” award

A few years ago, Palma, Mallorca’s capital, topped the Sunday Times list of the best places to live in the world. Its picturesque old town, lovely beaches, and great climate were just a few of the reasons Palma caught the judges’ attention.

Expats moving to Palma can choose from a wide range of property types. In the main city centre, you can find beautiful frontline apartments, penthouses, and rooftop terraces, along with the occasional traditional townhouse.

If you venture a little outside the city boundaries, you’ll suddenly be surrounded by serene countryside and suburbs, including Son Vida, with luxurious villas.

Over 200 island beaches

There are reportedly over 200 beaches across Mallorca. Some, like Es Trenc in the south, stretch for several miles, others, like Caló d'es Moro, are tucked away in little coves. You can even find beaches in national parks, like the beaches surrounded by gorgeous nature and endless turquoise sea at the Parc natural de Mondragó.

Mallorca Island beaches
Mallorca Island beaches

Between the beaches, scenic coastal routes like the road to Cap de Formentor in the north give explorers the opportunity to take in stunning views from sheer cliffs. Wherever you are, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Mallorcan luxury holiday villas

Before you buy a property, you might decide to explore the island to find the perfect area for you. Holidaymakers can easily find gorgeous luxury villas to make their stay unforgettable. So you can relax in comfort and sample Mallorcan life.

Whether you want a private heated pool, outdoor kitchen, sea-front views, private beach access, or spacious living areas, Mallorca has it all complete with beautifully-designed interiors. For more information on renting a holiday villa in Mallorca, please visit Balearic Villas, our sister company.

Rich local charm

Along with tourist resorts and bustling ports, Mallorca is also home to little honey-coloured towns tucked away across the island. There, you can get an insight into traditional life through churches and museums.

Mallorca, like the other Balearic Islands, has two official languages. While you can get by in English, or maybe even German, locals will often chat to each other in Mallorquí (similar to Catalan) and also speak Spanish. Mallorcan culture is little different from mainland cultures. There are unique festivals, cuisine, and traditions to learn about and explore.

Plenty of history to soak up

Visitors and residents can find elements of Mallorca’s history dotted around the island. The Romans seized Mallorca in 123BC before it was ruled by the Moors from 902AD, who then relinquished power to James the Conqueror in the 1200s.

An excavated roman site sits near Alcúdia in what was once the town of Pollentia (not to be confused with modern Pollensa). Visitors can wander around the ruins, which include the remains of an impressive amphitheatre.

Over in Palma, the circular, gothic-inspired Bellver castle dates back to the 14th century. If you’re looking for an adventure, hop aboard the 1912 vintage train between Soller and Palma. With wooden carriages running through beautiful scenery, the train offers a unique way to view the island.

Helpful local estate agents

The Mallorcan property market is easy to navigate when you work with a local professional. We have over 20 years’ experience, helping our buyers secure the perfect homes and our owners market their properties.

We believe in a simple, clear approach and have a multilingual team at the ready to answer any queries and guide you through the process. For more information, please browse our newest properties in Mallorca.

By Iris Gruenewald

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