Majorca is one of the largest of the Spanish islands, and makes an excellent holiday destination as its seasonal variations are not too large meaning that no matter when during the year you travel there, you are likely to experience good weather.
When you arrive in Majorca on cheap flights to Palma, one of the first things you’ll probably notice, is how friendly everyone is. As you enter your hotel, or even a café you’ve never been in before, you may well be greeted by friendly smiles and the words ‘bon dia!’ meaning good morning in Mallorquin which is the local language. Actually, Mallorquin is a version of Catalan which shares features with Spanish, French and English, so it’s quite easy to get an idea of what people are saying even if you only know a smattering of these languages. This friendly atmosphere is one of the loveliest feelings about Majorca, it makes you feel so welcome and many people say this is what draws them back again and again.
Being an island, Majorca is surrounded on all sides by water meaning that you have many different resort areas to choose from and lots of beaches small and large. The island has fantastic flora too from the almond trees which blossom in February, to the red of the poppies in springtime and on into the summer and autumn when the island is just awash with colour and beauty.
Historically, Majorca has seen more than its fair share of invasions, and when you remember that it’s been inhabited since the Paleolithic period (6000-4000 BC), you can understand why people enjoy learning about the history here. Caves near Soller still show traces of the earliest inhabitants, and across the island there are various other locations where you can see historical monuments, castles, churches, walls and more.
There are so many different regions in Majorca which are worth visiting, you couldn’t possibly fit them all in on single summer holiday deals, which is perhaps another reason many people return more than once. Palma Majorca’s capital and the largest city is at the south west of the island, and is full of bustling streets, lots of shops, museums and fine dining. Puerto Pollensa on the north west coast is a firm holiday favourite with it’s sheltered bay, luxury yachts and relaxed atmosphere. Alcudia to the north (about 63 kilometres from Palma) is a great family destination with nearby water park, and old town full of historic charm. Magaluf, Can Pastilla, Cala Milor, Cala Bona, and the list continues. Each has its own charm, and delights to offer visitors.