It was more than 60 years ago when the first charter flight landed on the airstrips of Mallorca, and in that time it has developed a reputation as a favourite holiday destination among UK residents. More than 10 million visitors from across the globe now make the journey to Mallorca in a typical year, attracted largely by the endless stretches of golden beach and unrestricted sunshine. The largest of the Baleric Islands at 3640 square kilometres, it’s sun kissed coastline is in fact just the beginning of a unique and exciting holiday resort.
A Place of Beauty: The Landscape and Geography of Mallorca
The majority of the region’s residents reside in the capital of Palma de Mallorca, which is located on the particularly spectacular south side of the island. Renowned for its coast line and stunning evening sunsets, it is located among a series of rocky coves and sea ports that litter the southern boundary of Mallorca. Just north of this, and offshore from the island westernmost point is the infamous Illa de Sa Dragonera, which although uninhabited in a source of extreme fascination for locals and visitors.
In terms of the most spectacular beaches, it is the north and east coast lines that hold the most potential for travellers. The north is also known as the single most picturesque region of Mallorca, thanks largely to the dominant presence of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, which is home to a series of pine forests,olive groves and small rural villages. Two bays distinguish the northern coast line: the Badia de Pollenca and the far larger and more popular Badia d’Alcudia, while the east coast is a continuous stretch of open and relaxed beaches.
What to Do in Mallorca
While the capital is a veritable haven of eateries and bars that reflect cuisines and cultures from all over the world, these outlets barely scratch the surface of what Mallorca has to offer as a venue. It is also a monument of fascinating cultural history, with the Gothic Cathedral in Palma among the most specular and grand in the whole of Europe. The town of Palma itself is a traditional and bustling market village, and one that provides a stark and interesting contrast with Mallorca’s regenerated capital.
Mallorca is also home to the high altitude venue of Deia, which is a haven for artistic individuals and therefore provides a visually stunning back drop for your holiday. Those who are fans of nature and the outdoors are also well attended to, however, with a number a naturally scenic and breathtaking resorts accessible on the island’s planes. These include the quaint and sloping orange grove villages of Fornalutz and Biniaraix, while bird and nature watchers can also visit the Parc Natural de s’A;bufera wetlands.
The Bottom Line
Mallorca is a diverse and fascinating holiday destination, and one that offers exciting opportunities to every demographic of traveller. With endless stretches of sun kissed beach, culturally fascinating landmarks and a vibrant capital, Mallorca is set to remain a UK holiday favourite for many generations to come
Author Bio: The post was contributed by Hotel Sis Pins. A Leading Majorca Beach Hotel, it offers affordable and accessible accommodation for travellers from all parts of the globe.