For people all over Europe, Majorca is their preferred Mediterranean holiday destination. It welcomes over 6 million tourists every year and with a population of around 800,000 people it is the largest of the Balearic Islands. It is a popular haunt for the rich and famous with the likes of Claudia Schiffer and Michael Douglas owning lavish holiday homes on the island. There are over 40 marinas on this little island, filled with state of the art beautiful yachts and speed boats. Majorca boasts over 2,500 restaurants offering some of the finest Spanish food, freshly caught seafood and Spanish wines, catering to all budgets!
But, you don’t have to be rich and famous to enjoy all that the island has to offer, there’s plenty of low cost activities to occupy your time!
The island is known for its beach resorts and sheltered coves and has over 80 beaches – some full of people, colour and noise and others slightly more secluded and peaceful.
Majorca has a vast amount of historical sites for tourists to visit – the capital Palma houses the 13th – century Santa Maria cathedral and hosts the annual Copa del Rey regatta, there are stone-built villages boasting art galleries and music festivals and hillside towns surrounded by citrus plantations built upon mountain terraces. In Ses Païsses, just outside of Artà, in the east of the island is a settlement believed to have been founded more than 3,000 years ago, but if spending the day exploring old relics isn’t quite your thing then there’s a great golf course nearby!
Majorca sees over 35,000 cyclists visiting the island each year – ranging from the professionals to the amateurs just looking to explore the beautiful trails of Majorca.