Quick facts about Mallorca
Where is Mallorca?
Mallorca or Majorca, as it’s sometimes known, is the largest of the four Balearic Islands which lie off the East coast of Spain, in the Western Mediterranean.
The advantage Mallorca has is that it is only a two hour flight from most major European Capitals (London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Zurich), and is a five hour Ferry ride from Denia and five hours on the fast-ferry from Barcelona both on the coast of mainland Spain.
What are the Balearics?
The Balearic islands (in Spanish, the 'Baleares') consist of the four islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera (which is a small island lying visibly just off the South coast of Ibiza). Belonging to Spain, collectively they are the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, if not the world.
Indeed, Mallorca with it's year round tourism, culture, history, beautiful scenery and marvellous climate has welcomed holiday-makers since the early 1960's and today, is more popular than ever.
How large is Mallorca?
At 75 kilometres from North to South and 100 kilometres from East to West it's the largest of the Balearic Islands. Its current population is over 500,000 with most living in and around the city of Palma. This of course increases dramatically during the summer months, when many seasonal workers and tourists descend upon the island.
Palma - Alcúdia: 54 km
Palma - Sóller: 33 km
Palma - Cala Millor: 71 km
Palma - Magaluf: 15 km
Palma - Cala D'or: 62 km
When to come?
The Summer season runs from the 1st of May until the 31st October, although the city of Palma is popular for short breaks all year round. Winter is a lovely time to visit the island as activities such as hiking, climbing, sailing and touring cultural and historic areas can be enjoyed.
How developed is Mallorca?
Mallorca has a modern infrastructure: including an excellent public transport network, extensive mobile and fixed telephone network; running water and electricity in all towns and villages; high speed internet access; and excellent travel connections to the rest of Europe and mainland Spain, by air and by sea.
Now here's the nitty gritty:
Cala Mondrago -
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Palma Nova -
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