The Spanish island of Majorca, one of the largest islands of the Balearic archipelago, has long had the fame of an elite Mediterranean resort. All conditions for a real paradise on earth are created here: amazing natural landscapes and unusually beautiful mountain ranges, dense forests, wide sandy beaches, warm air and water, soft sun, excellent conditions for swimming, diving, rock climbing, windsurfing.
The resort was opened in the middle of the 19th century, and its first vacationers were the European elite, but the most famous tourist in Majorca was the composer Frederic Chopin.
The capital is Palma de Mallorca.
If you think that Majorca is a resort only for the elite, because the royal family of Spain rests here every year, this is not so at all. Here you can meet representatives of the royal dynasty, a Hollywood star, and a poor student. This Spanish island is considered the most democratic in terms of recreation, and the further you move inland, the lower the prices will be, which fall with every kilometer from the coast.
Every year, Majorca is visited by several million people of different ages and affluence: couples with young children, young people and the elderly.
Not only hot tours are in demand, but also gastro tours to Majorca, the prices for which are within reasonable limits.
The main resorts of Majorca
The most popular tourist areas:
- Arenal: a lively resort for lovers of noisy, active and inexpensive recreation. Most of the hotels here are 2-3 stars.
- Cala d’Or: small cozy coves with fine sandy beaches, protected from wind and direct sunlight by a pine forest. An ideal place to relax with young children.
- Ilyetas: a very calm and comfortable luxury resort, for those who love chic and glitter, and expensive entertainment.
- Cala Major: an approximate tourist area to the capital, where vacationers spend time by the sea during the day, and in the evening they walk around shops, bars, cafes. This place is not intended for recreation with children.
- Santa Ponsa: a very green tourist area, sparsely populated, designed for a quiet family holiday. The local beach is wide, sandy.
- Paguera: a small resort center in the southwestern part of the island. A great place for nature lovers, relaxing holidays and romantic evenings. Creative people like to relax here: artists, artists, musicians. The main feature is the Bay of San Vicens and the Formentor Peninsula, where the eponymous beach with crystal water is located.
- Alcudia: attracts tourists with its ancient city walls, the ancient Roman city of Pollentia and the old amphitheater.
Features of recreation
The beach season lasts from May to October. The beaches are vast, sandy, stretching for several kilometers, and around there are rocky cliffs covered with pine forests, and secluded coves with very picturesque bays.
An ideal and unforgettable holiday in Majorca also provides exciting excursions to the main local attractions. The most important of them is the small town of Valdemosa, which is imbued with a special atmosphere of romance and tranquility.
It was in this place that the legendary Chopin lived and worked in the Sancho Palace for several months.
Interesting places to visit will also be such as:
- La Seu Cathedral;
- Cape Formentor;
- Almudaina Palace
- Bellver Castle and Alaro Castle;
- La Granja Estate
- Jungle Park;
- * Rand’s Sanctuary;
- Alfabia Gardens;
A trip on an old train along mountain roads and tunnels with very beautiful panoramic views will remain unforgettable.
Souvenir from Majorca
As a souvenir from Majorca, it is worth bringing a pearl jewelry.
It was the pearls that brought world fame to Majorca. The first pearl factory was built in the early 20th century in Manacor. The cost of the product varies from several to thousands of dollars. Souvenirs made of blown glass, ceramics, olive wood products are also in demand.