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There are so many reasons why Mallorca makes a fantastic destination of choice for families, groups and solo travellers alike. There’s something there for every type of tourist, and it’s just a short, direct flight away too.
Whether you’re planning a family holiday or a romantic retreat, you can expect quaint villages, incredible shopping and breathtaking coastlines in Mallorca. In the following guide, we’ve explained a bit more about this bountiful island.
Where is Palma?
Palma is the capital city of the Balearic Islands and a huge commercial centre. It’s on the southwest coast of the island, which is approximately 200km from the Costa Brava.
No matter where you’re travelling from in the UK, it’s easy to find a direct flight to Palma, making the entire island more accessible than many other European destinations. If you’re flying from the north of England, you can make the most of cheap flights and easy parking at Manchester Airport where most flights for Mallorca come in to and from in the UK. Or if it’s easier, look at the more local airports but make sure you get a good flight time.
Here are five reasons to visit Mallorca.
1. Local cuisine
If you’ve ever spent time in Spain before, you’ll know that nothing can be quite as satisfying as fresh tapas, locally caught fish and authentic paella. These dishes are just a few of the most memorable, but you’ll find a plethora of flavours and specialities to try.
2. Warm, sunny weather
Mallorca boasts a Mediterranean climate with hot summers filled with plenty of sunshine hours. Winters are mild and relatively dry too, so it’s one of those destinations you can visit all year round with just a light jacket. Do remember to buy some sunscreen for your face if you’re travelling there in the height of summer.
3. Great for cyclists
Mallorca has earned a formidable reputation among the road cycling community. Home to some of the most technical routes in Europe, any road cyclist should add the island to their bucket list. There are plenty of famous routes, including the fearsome Sa Colobra climb, a 10km stretch of steep ramps and tight hairpin bends. It’s not one for beginners!
4. Scenic landscapes
Mallorca is renowned for its beautiful deep blue seas, verdant cliffs and sandy beaches. It’s one of the most picturesque islands in the Med, and you must see it in person to appreciate its true natural beauty. Coastal towns, interlinked by forest trails and paths with panoramic views, make it a wonderful choice for a hiking holiday too.
5. Beautiful beaches
No matter which part of the island you stay on, you’ll be just a stone’s throw from some amazing beaches. From rocky coves with turquoise waters to expansive and sandy family beaches, there’s something for everyone. It’s also worth hiring a car while you’re staying in Mallorca for easier access to some of the most amazing beaches.
Before you go…
One last tip: Palma de Mallorca is a contemporary urban centre, but many local businesses still only accept cash transactions, so do make sure you take plenty of cash with you on your trip.