Reviews for Majorca

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Villa in Alaro

(25)
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 14
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 500 m² living area
  • 150 m² terrace
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Terrace furniture
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£ 2,002 - 2,912/week £ 287 - 416/night Show details

Penthouse in Alcudia (Port Alcudia)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 90 m² living area
  • 50 m² terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Terrace furniture
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
Id: 24292 Add to shortlist Remove from shortlist View shortlist
£ 364 - 1,046/week £ 50 - 150/night Show details

Villa in Pollensa (Almadrava)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 150 m² living area
  • 80 m² terrace
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Terrace furniture
Id: 1664 Add to shortlist Remove from shortlist View shortlist
£ 546 - 1,456/week £ 78 - 208/night Show details
Mallorca

Mallorca (in English also called Majorca) is the best known and largest of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. It is a very beautiful island with stunning scenery. There are wooded hillsides, towering mountains, gentle valleys, olive groves, ancient towns and villages, sheltered bays and marvellous sandy beaches.

It is said that Mallorca is a truly upmarket holiday
destination, with plenty to see. Come and see for yourself.

History
Evidence of Paleolithic habitation has been found on Mallorca, from 6000-4000BC. In 123BC the island was under Roman occupation, and during this time it flourished. In 534 it was overturned by the Byzantine Empire and under their role Christianity flourished.

 In 902 the Moors conquered Mallorca and improved much of the island’s economy, through agriculture and developing local industries. They
stayed for nearly two centuries until the Catalans finally overturned their rule.

The official language is Catalan, but secondary is Castilian.

Sustainable tourism
Mallorca’s inclusive holiday tourism started in the early 1960s and they are still ahead with ideas and improvements. Mistakes that were made in the sixties or seventies have been rectified with many of the resorts tidied up and unwanted high rise hotels demolished to make green areas.

Towns & Villages of Palma

The capital Palma is a must for a visit. This historic old town has plenty to see and enjoy: the cathedral, shops, restaurants and the maze of old streets.

Illetas is a small quiet area to the west of Palma which is easily accessible by bus or taxi.

Further along the coast is the pretty resort of Portal Nous with its yacht marina, choice of good restaurants, smart bars and marvellous sandy beach.

Not to be missed is the Costa den Blanes and the Costa Calvia with their pine scented headlands and small coves.

The small town of Paguera with its magnificent beach, sheltered bay, and good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

Cala Fornells is located on the bay of Paguera and is a very peaceful resort. The bay of Alcudia to the north has a magnificent beach, the Playa de Muro, and the harbour town of Puerto Alcudia is well worth a visit, as is Alcudia 3 kms inland with its fortified walls dating from the middle ages.

Son Servera and Alaro are two rural areas for a get away from it all holiday.

Cuisine
Traditional food is being rediscovered in the Balearic Islands, which varies from island to island, but reflects the cuisine of Catalonia with its combination of sweet and savoury.  Pork is a main ingredient. 

Do try the Langosta a la parrilla which partners spiny lobster with local home made mayonnaise. 
A must have with your breakfast coffee is an ensaimada which is a spiral-shaped yeast bun.

Climate
Mallorca enjoys a typical Mediterranean weather, with mild winters and hot summers. During the months of July and August, the weather is hot and beautifully sunny, boasting around 11 hours of sun daily.

During the winter, the weather can get chilly, but generally you can enjoy fine, mild weather on most days.

 

Things to do while you are here

Reviews for Majorca

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Alcudia review

Great, Beach, plenty of restaurants . I love this place
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Pollensa review

A beautiful town full of history...and great restaurants!
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Cales de Mallorca review

Cales de Mallorca is not the most inspirering city. A little dirty and with lot of activities which is not good if your seeking releaxing environment. Porto Cristy is fantastisk and close by.
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Santa María review

Cozy town with at least one nice restaurant in an old mill and a good market.
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Inca review

Genuine, not touristic ... a bit quiet if you like party... for me perfect. The Inca market on thursdays is a nice visit.
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Can Picafort review

For us it was not the kind of place we normally go. To much tourists in high season. You really have to search for authentic Spanish restaurants where only the locals go.
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