Majorca (Island)

  • View of one of the numerous caves on the island of Majorca

The largest of the Balearic Islands has beaches and coves that are renowned all over the world. A place in the heart of the Mediterranean where the sun shines almost all year round.Read more...

It has 550 kilometres of coastline which are home to some of the Mediterranean's most beautiful coves and beaches. In the south the beaches are predominantly long stretches of ochre and white sand, while the north has secluded corners –sometimes tiny– hidden away between cliffs and pine forests. All of them have seas with perfectly clear waters for swimming or water sports like scuba-diving, waterskiing, windsurfing or sailing. And in addition to the opportunity to indulge in all these sports, you should get your golf clubs ready, as the island has excellent courses where you can practice your swing. Two excellent ways of exploring this Mediterranean island are bicycle routes and hiking. There are numerous signposted itineraries that pass through towns and villages both inland and along the coast. This is a good opportunity to visit a few, such as Pollença, and the picturesque towns of Deià, Valldemossa and Calvià. And don't miss nature areas like the Sierra de Tramuntana and caves like El Drach, hidden in the sea. You'll find the cultural epicentre in Palma de Mallorca, the island's capital. In the old part of town you can stroll around a maze of narrow alleyways lined with stately houses, defensive walls and Gothic arches. And of course don't miss the cathedral which dominates the whole of the bay, or important museums like the Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art –containing works by Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró– and the Barceló Foundation.