Holidays to inspiring Majorca
Beautiful blossoms, stunning Gothic architecture and captivating beaches make Majorca an island you won’t want to leave...
Majorca is the biggest and, some might say, the most beautiful of all the Balearic Islands. Sitting off the eastern coast of Spain, the island has long been a retreat of artists, composers and writers who come to Majorca to escape everyday life and return home feeling regenerated and full of fresh inspiration. Looking out over Majorca’s blossoming almond trees, peaceful harbours and crystal clear seas is enough to inspire anyone.
Holidays to Majorca offer you sophistication and pleasure, courtesy of towns like Manacor, where you can gain insight into the making of the famous Malorica® jewellery; ports like Pollensa that allow you to admire colourful boats and luxurious yachts; and towns like Palma Nova that place the soft sand of their beaches at your disposal. There’s the laidback Majorcan vibe, too, which makes the days and nights here so enjoyable, allowing you to just sit back with a glass of wine and unwind in the island’s charms.
Found around 10 miles inland from the east coast of the island, Manacor is Majorca’s second largest town. It’s well-known for being both the hometown of tennis player Rafa Nadal, and the location of a traditional artificial pearl factory, but here you’ll also find the only ‘via verde’ in the Balearics. These are disused railway tracks throughout Spain that have been repurposed as hiking trails; the one from Manacor heads north-east towards Arta and passes through rural landscapes and farmland, taking in reminders of the railway’s past. It’s a relaxing way to explore a less tourist-heavy part of the island.
Nestled in the north of the island, Pollensa has a charming old town filled with winding streets, historic squares dappled with shade from leafy trees and interesting medieval buildings. Head to the Calvari Steps if you’re feeling spritely; leading up through Cyprus trees, these 365 stone steps will take you up to the charming Calvario Chapel. Once you’ve arrived and caught your breath, the view back down to Pollensa itself will take it away once more. Puerto Pollensa is around 15 minutes’ drive from the town itself, or it can be walked in around an hour and a half. Here you’ll be able to embark on a boat trip to the nearby Formentor Lighthouse, or simply watch the pretty boats come and go as you enjoy a coffee in a welcoming cafe.
It’s hard to choose the best beaches of this sun-kissed island, simply as they’re all worth a visit. Whether they’re quiet and secluded or popular and bustling, they’re all blessed with soft golden sands, shimmering translucent waves and the tiny shoals of fish that dart around your feet when you least expect! And there’s almost always a reasonably priced beach bar nearby to tempt you for a lunch of Spanish omelette and an ice-cold drink – that’s what holidays to Majorca are all about!
The largest island in the Balearic archipelago, Majorca is a Spanish island located around 120 miles away from the east coast of mainland Spain, in the Mediterranean Sea.
As with all of Spain, Majorca’s currency is the Euro.
Tipping in Majorca is not officially relied upon as a wage supplement, but if you would like to tip for good service, it will be very much appreciated.
Madeira is one hour ahead of the UK.
You’ll find Spanish and Catalan spoken in Majorca with a local dialect known as Mallorquin, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas.
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