It only takes 2.5 hours to fly to Majorca and there’s plenty to look forward to. Majorca is an island, which truly comprises the elements we dream of in a holiday. Long fine-sandy beaches, stunning nature and countless hours of sunshine. You’ll find everything from amazing cityscapes, great restaurants, cosy mountain villages to idyllic countryside with vineyards and orange groves. It’s easy to see why so many people consider Majorca their top holiday spot.
Majorca has it all
When thinking of a holiday destination with all the works, Majorca ranks high on the list. Once associated with lots of barbeque parties, today Majorca has reinvented itself to a festive place full of exciting experiences. Kick back and get your tan on the some of the best beaches in Europe, hike the picturesque wilds, explore otherworldly caves and underground lakes, or go on a wine-tasting cruise through the rural wineries. Or if you want to get the city vibes, get to know the island capital, Palma. It is a bustling and beautiful city, famous for its looks and nightlife.
The best areas in Majorca
It can be difficult to choose where to stay in Majorca - there's a lot of great choices. Alcudia is renowned for its long and child-friendly beach, Puerto Pollensa has an inviting atmosphere and numerous great restaurants. Close to Palma you've got the famous Playa de Palma and Cala Mayor, while Santa Ponsa is a cosy, lively area. All Inclusive hotels, holiday apartments, and beach resorts – whatever you're looking for, Majorca will have.
Golf and active recreation
Majorca is perfect for anything from pure relaxation to active sports to anything in between. The island has more than 20 top-class golf courses and is definitely a golfing destination in its own right. The same goes for cycling – you'll find routes and terrain for every skill level, from short rides to long cycling trips. You can also hit the hiking trails to really get to know the lush and beautiful wild side of the island. And last but not least, there's watersports of all kinds.
Explore Majorca by car
Majorca’s exquisite nature, lovely cities and local life is an experience just right for exploring by car. Drive to the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range for spectacular views, or stop by one of the orange groves - there’s something truly special about tasting fresh-squeezed orange juice. While on the road, it’s a good idea to visit the unspoiled small, colourful villages full of peace and tranquillity – wonder around enjoy the authentic summer feeling.
The weather in Majorca
You’ll find excellent weather all year round. Cyclists love to come here in spring, when it's not so hot, while hot summer lovers flock to Majorca later, as summer temperatures average at 30°C.
The island belongs to Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. With an area of 3.640 km2, Majorca is relatively small, but has a population of 850.000, half of which live in Palma.
Facts about Majorca
Flight time from UK:
Around 2.5 hours
The transfer time is the period from the airport to the first hotel on the route.
- Alcudia: 1 hour
- Cala Mayor: 30 minutes
- C’an Picafort: 1 hour
- Palmanova: 30 minutes
- Playa de Palma: 20 minutes
- Puerto Pollensa: 1 hour
- Santa Ponsa: 40 minutes
The transfer time may increase in heavy traffic.
Majorca is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
From 1 July 2016, the Balearic Government charges a mandatory environmental tax from tourists, called ECOTAX. The purpose is to compensate for the CO2 emissions caused by the tourism industry. The tax is paid directly to the hotel when you get your accommodation. The price will depend on the hotel’s official category, but is usually around 1-2.5 euros per night per person over the age of 16. An additional 10% VAT will be added to the amount you pay.
Majorca is famous for having some of the best beaches in Europe. In Alcudia, you’ll find the beautiful 14 km long, child-friendly Alcudia beach with crystal clear waters and white sand. The fine-sand beaches around Palmanova are likewise lovely and inviting. At the beaches you'll find dreamy small cliff-embraced bays with clear azure water - so beautiful, you won't want to leave. Majorca's beaches are regularly maintained and newly cleaned sand is continuously provided to uphold the high standard.
Food and drinks
In Majorca, many restaurants serve both national and international dishes in all price ranges. We recommend you try the local tapas – you'll be amazed!
It’s easy to get around Majorca, both by public transport or taxi, which is fairly cheap.
230 volts. You’ll need an adaptor to recharge your laptop, phone or camera.
Hiring a car
If you wish to explore the island at your own pace, it’s a good idea to hire a car.
Sport and activities
There are numerous sports facilities – e.g., tennis, horseback riding, go-carts, bowling, windsurfing, water skiing, squash and much more.
There are many minor stores and souvenir shops all over Majorca. If you want to do proper shopping, it’s a good idea to visit Palma where you’ll find famous brand retailers and exclusive shops.