Majorca or Mallorca as it is sometimes known
is one of Europe’s favourite holiday destinations; over 8
million tourists visit this popular island every year!
Majorca is situated 200 kilometres south of Barcelona, on the
East coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the largest
of the Balearic Islands measuring 100 km from East to West and 75
km from North to South.
There are two mountainous parts of the island, the Serra de Tramuntana,
scattered over the North West and the Serra de Llevant in the South
The central part of the island is a flat, fertile, farming plain
named Es Pla.
The coastline of Majorca is very rocky, and there are many pretty
bays and sea caves.
Palma, the capital of the island is also the location of the airport,
San Sont Joan. Flying time from the UK is between 2 to 2 ½
Majorca appeals to a wide variety of visitors. The island is a
mix of beautiful sandy beaches; stunning architecture, mountain
villages and purpose built party resorts.
Family attractions on the island include water parks, zoos, horse
riding and karting.
The main resorts of Majorca include :- Alcudia, Arenal, Cala D’or,
Cala Millor, Cala San Vincente, Magaluf, Palma Nova, Puerto Pollensa,
Sa Coma and Santa Ponsa.