The largest of the Balearic Islands is one of the most popular destinations for seaside tourism in the Mediterranean and, in general, including those who choose to spend their holidays in Spain. With excellent air and sea links with the main European and world locations, it is famous for its beaches (some considered among the most beautiful beaches in Spain) and for its mild climate. Every year millions of tourists come to this island attracted by its natural beauty and the festive atmosphere and addictive fun that you live not only in Palma, the capital, but also in many other picturesque towns along the coast or inland, as Estellencs, Valldemossa, Deià, Pollença or Cap de Formentor, the latter one of the most visited places on the island for an unforgettable and charming panorama with its famous lighthouse built on a rocky cliff overlooking the Mediterranean.
Majorca holidays, when?
To enjoy the best of a beach holiday on this island the best time is from June to September with a few differences, which change depending on the month and can better target the tourist’s choices. For those, especially among young people, looking for an all-round holiday divided between the beach and enjoy the right period is between July and August, temperatures are high, but we are in the middle of the tourist influx. For those, however, look for the quietest and most relaxing atmospheres, June and September are the most suitable.
The climate of Mallorca ensures mild temperatures throughout the year, with warm, sunny summers, but the expiry of the temperate breezes. In particular, Jun has the advantage of being the most sunny period even if the water temperature is still very hot. In September, the days start to get shorter and are subject to the first autumn disturbances.
Palma de Mallorca
Even if the main attraction is constituted by its beaches, during a stay on this island you can not miss a visit to Palma de Mallorca. The capital of the Balearic Islands is a city rich in historical and cultural traditions and preserve buildings that testify to the many civilizations that have colonized the island, from the Roman Empire to the Arabs. Without reaching the excesses of neighboring Ibiza and Formentera, also the nightlife of Mallorca it offers opportunities for fun thanks to the facilities and the absolute level local. Numerous clubs, indoors or at the beach, that meet the needs of younger, while for a more mature crowd, or desirous of more relaxed atmosphere in restaurants, cafes and pubs are spoiled for choice, not only in Palma but also in other places like Magaluff, Alcudia and Pollenca.
Who wants to book a holiday in Majorca in July and August and wants to be sure of seeing fulfilled all its demands, it must do so with a lot ahead: despite the presence of many facilities, even in places more defilate from the capital, the demand in this period it is obviously very high. Greater choice and no hustle if you want to organize a stay in June and September; in this case between occasions and offers you not just spoiled for choice.
The most beautiful beaches of Majorca
Apart from the north-east of the island, where the mountains of the Sierra de Tramontana give life to high coasts and cliffs overlooking the sea, the rest of the coastline offers sandy beaches and coves of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. The beaches of Palma, as well as offering a wonderful natural setting, are also those where there is the greatest concentration of services and accommodation and entertainment to suit everyone’s needs.
S’Arenal Beach – Palma de Mallorca
Photo: Alf Igel
With its 4,600 meters of fine sand, S’Arenal is the largest beach in Palma de Mallorca. Awarded the Blue Flag and frequented by a largely German clientele, this coast offers the highest concentration of the island’s hotels and all kinds of comfort. Ideal for those looking for fun occasions, not necessarily related to the sea, it is a destination chosen by families with children in tow thanks to the many attractions and recreational opportunities dedicated to children. Among these, a must is the water park of Aqualand El Arenal.
The small Cala Estancia, 250 meters of fine sand, is, however, highly valued for its beauty and purity of the water. Also Blue Flag, it is very crowded in high season, but a place for fascinating a few kilometers from the city center. tourist area par excellence Pastilla, east of Palma, which not only attracts many tourists for its beautiful coastline, but also for the many clubs, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy the atmosphere and the typical Majorcan cuisine.
For those who enjoy more relaxed life rhythms and cadences, Majorca also offers more defiladed places from the chaotic hustle and bustle of nightlife. Whilst residing in the capital, just rent any means to explore the island and discover the unspoilt paradise corners.
Es Trenc – Campos
Photo: Emanuele Bredy
Es Trenc is one example, by many considered the most beautiful beach of Mallorca and one of the most beautiful in Europe, provides a stunning natural spectacle: soft white sand and crystal clear waters of turquoise hues. Location much sought after and busy, but definitely memorable.
Es Pregons Grans & Petits – Campos
Not far from Es Trenc are the beaches of Es Pregons Grans and Es Pregons Petits. Reachable only by boat or on foot after a long walk, for this is a peaceful sanctuary chosen by the true nature lovers who do not mind some difficulties in order to enjoy absolute relax among sand dunes and pristine waters.
Other locations of rare and rugged beauty is Cala Figuera in Formentor peninsula. Also reachable only by sea or through a rough path, is surrounded by sheer cliffs on a sea of emerald waters.
Cala Egos – Cala D’Or
Photo: Claire Regan
Far from the main tourist routes and therefore still who benefited by beautiful nature, also Cala Egos and Cala Tuent, near Sa Calobra. This last area is particularly popular with windsurfers because of the special marine features that characterize it.
Surrounded by a thick pine forest Cala Mondragó, approximately 6 km from S’Alqueria Blanca, it is a protected natural area. Well equipped for a relaxing day at sea, it has small bays, suitable for relaxing baths and safe. Following the paths through the surrounding Mediterranean scrub dotted with broom, you can reach the nearby Cala des Burgit s’Amarador and the beach, just as idyllic locations.
Things to do in Majorca
Despite being a high concentration of tourism area, Mallorca has preserved stretches of territory still wild and pristine landscapes, rich in biodiversity and rare animal species: the nature reserve of S’Albufereta and protected areas of the archipelago of Cabrera and dell ‘ island of Sa Dragonara are a must-see for nature lovers, hiking and birding. A major attraction is also made up of many natural caves that abound in the island: the most famous are the Dragon Caves, near Palma, more than two kilometers long and extraordinary location for classical music concerts that are set up here .
The local handicraft tradition offers significant insights even for shoppers: that of blown glass has ancient origins as well as that of the embroidery of leather products, ceramics, pottery and palm fibers. A country and a nation will know and appreciate even passing from the kitchen and the Majorcan has preserved its tradition. In addition to the inevitable dishes of fish, the leading place in the local menu is reserved for the pork, here used in many different recipes, from appetizers to dessert, as in the very special “ensaimada”, a typical sweet product using the animal fat.
Sea, beaches, nature, history, culture and fun: in Mallorca there is really everything you could want to make your holiday experience with guaranteed excitement and definitely unforgettable atmospheres.