A Holiday Guide To Majorca.
Tourist Information: www.spain.info
Majorca. Mallorca the largest in the Balearic Island group and lies off the east coast of Spain.
Apart from the glorious coastal scenery, bays and beaches, for which Majorca is famous - you will also find a varied landscape and many places of interest to visit. For a great first impression start by taking a stroll around the historic old town and the waterfront area of Palma, the capital of Majorca.
Palma. Is dominated by its Gothic Cathedral and centuries old Bellver Castle. In the old town wonderful architecture echoes the past Spanish Empire whilst the many stylish cafes and shops lend a modern cosmopolitan air. The old part of the city is still partly contained within medieval walls and has a beautiful maze of narrow cobbled streets, wide avenues, colourful markets and palm tree gardens cooled by soothing fountains. For some of the best low cost flight deals to Palma start searching using the Flight4 search engine above. Compare prices from major charter airlines and operators, then click to book directly with them. With guaranteed live availability and instant booking confirmation.
Nightlife in Majorca: Majorca has a varied nightlife from floorshow's and live concerts to disco's and open air dance floors. The island has plenty of bars and nightclubs - Palma and the major resorts of La Lonja, Magaluf, Palma Nova, Arenal and Puerto Portals have the largest range of venues to satisfy even the most dedicated party animals.
Eating Out in Majorca: Seafood is a specialty right across the island, a classic dish is caldereta de llagosta, a simple but rich and flavorsome spiny lobster stew made with tomatoes and onion.
Alcudia: Located on the north coast, 45 km from Palma. Transfer time 1.30 mins aprox. Hugely popular, Alcudia is geared to cater for all ages and tastes, the resort lies in a large bay boasting a superb beach for all types of water sports and there is a nearby waterpark for endless family fun. Boutiques and plenty of shops are dotted across the resort. Alcudia's cosmopolitan and lively nightlife scene is mainly centered around the busy port area.
Puerto Pollensa: Transfer time 1.15 Mins located in the north of the island has a wonderful traditional charm with a great beach ideal for families and couples. The resort has a laid-back feel. The main beach offers watersports, there are also small sandy shores along the pine tree-lines promenade. The stylish yacht marina has a few bars and restaurants, boutiques, shops and pavement cafes.
Palma Nova: Location on the south west coast. Transfer time 1 hour aprox. The resort is near all the action but has a more relaxed holiday feel. Palma Nova has scores of shops, bars and restaurants. This family-friendly resort is very close to Magaluf's neon nightlife.
Magaluf: A fun resort with an upbeat atmosphere for those wanting chilled days and lively nights. The resort has a huge stretch of sand lapped by safe, shallow waters and an endless supply of bars, clubs and restaurants for those who want to party till dawn.
Cala d'Or: Situated on the southeastern coast in Majorca's Riviera. The resort has a sophisticated charm with the elegance of gleaming yachts swaying in the marina. The Cala d'Or and Cala Gran beaches are among the best and these lively areas boast a great choice of shops, upbeat bars and restaurants. Nearby Cala Llonga's large, up market marina is host to sophisticated restaurants and cafes.
Santa Ponsa: A welcoming place to enjoy a lively holiday. A golden stretch of fine sand offers shallow waters safe for swimming and watersports. The resort has a great choice of restaurants and a good choice of bars, clubs, dance events, all with a real international flavour, which open till the early hours.
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