Holidays In Majorca
Majorca Holidays at a glance
Book Majorca holidays with Olympic Holidays and enjoy the largest of the Balearic Islands with over 350 miles of stunning coastline with beautiful coves and white sandy beaches. Majorca is synonymous with world renowned beaches but there is so much more that this popular island has to offer. Majorca holidays are the perfect choice to enjoy a huge range of watersports such as scuba diving windsurfing, fishing, sailing and even surfing to name but a few.
Who holidays in Majorca?
Majorca holidays are ideal for young people & families and those looking for an exciting break with lots of activities on offer. Majorca is also suitable for older couples looking for a culturally rewarding holiday on an island steeped in history.
Key Facts - Majorca
- LanguageSpanish, Catalan & English
- Time Difference+1 GMT
- Flight Duration from UK2 hours (Approx)
Majorca Holidays - Destination Profile
Many young people choose holidays to Majorca for the vibrant nightlife as well as the beach culture. Resorts such as Magaluf on the south coast are literally buzzing with life after sunset as people enjoy the many bars and nightclubs.
Holidays to Majorca are not just about the beach and bars, the countryside also plays an important role. Almost 40 percent of the island is protected and this can be enjoyed by following one of the many hiking trails either on foot or by mountain bike. Alternatively, many visitors chose to hire a car and take a trip inland to see some of the countless Roman ruins, ancient villages, olive groves and windmills from a bygone era.
In fact if you enjoy your history then holidays to Majorca have so much to offer, Majorca boasts several historically important medieval castles, interesting monasteries such as Santuari del Puig Maria and Miramar and a glorious 13th century cathedral in the heart of old Palma.
Culture is a vital part of life on the island, throughout the year there are festivals, concerts, literary events and exhibitions. The capital Palma City is the islands cultural centre, outstanding for its historic old town as well as its fabulous international cuisine including typical Majorca fare, tapas (a selection of small dishes such as, meat balls, chorizo, squid rings & many more).
Majorca holidays remain extremely popular for package holidays, Majorca holidays are depart from a wide range of UK airports including London Gatwick and Manchester. There is just one airport in Majorca (Palma Airport) located for convenient access to all the resorts. As well as package holidays to Majorca, Olympic Holidays has great range of cheap flights to Majorca.
Holidays in Majorca - Things to see
Palma Cathedral: Holidays to Majorca would be incomplete without visiting the magnificent cathedral in the capital Palma. The tower contains 9 bells including a bell know as "N'Eloi" which measures 2 metres in diameter and weighs 4,517 kilos!
Bellver Castle: This 14th century Gothic masterpiece located atop a hill is unusual in its circular construction. The castle is around 3km from the historic centre of Palma.
Drach Caves: During your holiday to Majorca why not visit the fascinating Drach Caves. Why not enjoy a tour of these caves formed by the sea which includes a short classical music concert at Martel Lake.
Things to do on a Holiday in Majorca
As you'd expect from a established place for tourism, Majorca holidays offers a fantastic range of attractions and things to do.
Waterparks: Majorca has 4 waterparks, Aqualand El Arenal is one of Europes largest water parks and has a range of attractions. Aqualand Magaluf is just 10 minutes from Magaluf resort centre and has mini parl for younger children. Marineland Mallorca is home to dolphins, sea lions, pengwuins and an aquarium with many species of fish.
Windsurfing: Majorca holidays are great for inexperienced windsurfers, all the major beaches offer windsurfing facilities. The winds are mild so Majorca is an excellent place for beginners.
Water Skiing: All the major beach resorts in Majorca offer water skiing facilities.
SCUBA Diving: You can book SCUBA diving sessions at most of the major beach resorts.
Horse Racing: Visit Europes first floodlit racecourse The Hipodromo Son Pardo located in Palma and makes for great day/evening out.
Eating/Drinking During Majorca Holidays
During your Balearic Islands holidays you will be able to discover the wonders of Mediterranean and Catalan cuisine, sharing many dishes with the Catalan and Valencia people. Traditional Balearic cuisine is rich in vegetables, cereal, legumes and healthy because of its low fat content. The islands' position in the Mediterranean means that seafood is very popular with succulent dishes such as Caldereta (Lobster stew), Arros de peix (rice cooked in a fish broth with fish pieces) and baked fish.
As well as the traditional cuisine many resorts have restaurants and cafes serving more familiar British favourites. Many resorts also have restaurants serving international cuisine including Chinese and Indian.
Getting Around on Majorca Holidays
Car Hire: Hiring your own car is the most convinient way of getting around Majorca. You have the flexability to travel where you want and when you want.
Train: Majorca operates two train routes and both depart from Palma's Placa d'Espanya. One route runs through Sierra de Tramuntana mountain and ends at the town of Soller. This journey is a beautiful trip for sightseeing and exploring the Majorcan landscape. The second route travels north to Inca, stopping off at the villages of Marratxi, Santa Maria del Cami, Consell, Binissalem and Lloseta.
Bus: Travelling around by bus is the very cheap and convinient. Various bus operators run services between Palma and the rest of Majorca.
Taxis: Getting around by Taxi is also very convinient, taxis are adundant in availability and supply. Most taxis are metered and supplements are charged for for considerations such as extra passengers and luggage.
Majorca Holidays Shopping
Palma has an excellent shopping district with everything from upmarket boutiques to familiar high street shops. The area also has modern shopping centres (malls) and hypermarkets.
Practically every town in Majorca has a weekly market. Typically starting early in the morning and finishing by noon. The largest market is held on Thursdays in Inca.
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