To experience the supreme beauty that the largest island of Spain has to offer, you need to be aware of the best ways of getting around Majorca.
The island of Majorca is sited in the midst of the Mediterranean waters and is one among the famed Balearic Islands. In ancient times it was the sea routes that were most frequently used to get to the place and history proves that many of the early empires and dynasties had great interests in this place. Since then, the serene beauty of the place is well maintained and even today people arrive here to experience the unique culture and splendor of this island.
Today, there are two possible ways to reach this island- the first by air and the second by water. There are numerous flights from literally all the major European cities to the capital of the island, Palma. Adding to the plenty of options already available, there are also many discount airlines flying to and fro from the island. One can also catch flights from the cities of Menorca and Ibiza also. However, the price of this mode of transport is double of what you will have to pay if you choose to travel by ferries from these islands. Once in the Island, ferries are the best way you can travel to mainland Spain or to other islands.
Once you arrive at the Palma de Majorca airport also known as Sant Joan airport, public buses are frequently available to the Palma central. If needed many car rental agencies have their offices near airport but the prices are stated sky high.
Another possible way to reach the island is by boat. You can catch a ferry from any of the other Balearic Islands and several points of Spanish coast to the Palma de Mallorca. You can also catch ferries from Barcelona and Valencia or opt for a superfast ferry service from Denia Alicante. There is also a possible option to catch a ferry from Menorca to reach Alcudia.
To get around through the turns and corners of the island, there is a large network of buses operating in the area. But the services are limited on Sundays, in the off seasons as well as during the night. On the whole, the bus service around Majorca is appreciable, particularly in the summer. However,the timetables can turn out to be somewhat unpredictable.
Most of the buses depart from Placa Espanya in the city of Palma and sited in close proximity you can also find the train station where trains to Soller departs five times a day. There are two railway lines in Mallorca. While one is mainly meant for gifting travellers an opportunity to take in the scenic beauty of the island, the other is mainly meant for practical purposes. The scenic one shuttles to and fro from Palma to Sóller, through the beautiful Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range. The other line runs from Palma through Inca to Sa Pobla.
Taxis are pretty reasonable and are the best option in most cases for short journeys but are expensive for long journeys. But most people opt renting a car for the season. For one week, this option costs about 130 Euros. There are many car rental companies and cars can be rented from literally any part of the town. If not in the peak season, you can also book your rental car in advance directly at the airport without reservation. However, as “at desk” rental prices are often higher than booking in advance it may be prudent to organize your transport from home before you arrive to avoid disappointment during peak periods.
There are special tourist rides for people who are new to the area. These tourist rides halt at scenic spots and offer visitors the facility to take photos and delight in the beauty the place has to offer.
Practically the cost is less if you’re getting around the island in bus and the fact that there are buses available to literally every corner of the island makes travelling even easier. If you’re looking for a short time trip to the island, there are many package tours organized by the official tour guides center in Majorca. This itinerary takes visitors around the streets, plazas and most picturesque spots of the requested region.
There are also lots of boat trips to every parts of the island and some of them even have glass floors which allows you to explore the underwater wonders around the island.
Now sit back and imagine a train trip through the spectacular coastal areas of an island and an underwater trip exploring the marine life there. Yes, Majorca is waiting for you with its range of explicit options and the very convenient transport facilities makes getting around the island a bliss!