Mallorca / Majorca tourism first took off around the 1950s, for many years after Mallorca was thought of as a ‘cheap package tourist destination’. Since this time Majorca has cleaned up its image to provide tourists with whatever holiday they are looking for the island.
Majorca’s most popular tourist resorts is around the bay of Palma, these are, S’Arenal, Magaluf and Palma Nova. The more northern part of the Majorca offers more up market / exclusive options for tourist, Puerta Pollensa for example is a very popular tourist destination for villa holidays.
Majorca offers plenty of beautiful scenery with many villages, mountains and hidden bays rarely discovered by tourists. The capital of Mallorca is Palma which is only a few minutes from the airport. Palma being the capital has a beautiful historic centre which is over looked by a Gothic cathedral.
Majorca is not really a all year round resorts, it suffers from a hot summer and a more mild winter (although warmer than the United Kingdom).
Because the flight time to the Balearic Islands is only around 2 ½ hours, it is possible to fly with the cheaper airlines such as Easy Jet and Ryan Air.
Majorca / Mallorca Facts
- Country: Spain
- Population: 680,000 in Majorca / Mallorca
- Language: Castilian – Spanish
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Time zone: 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Country dialing code: +34
- Telephone area code: 97
- Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz