The largest island of the Balearic Islands

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Mallorca is the largest island of the Balearic Islands. It lies in the Mediterranean Sea, east of the Spanish mainland, and is considered a tourist magnet. The trend for holidays on Mallorca is unbroken, because the island has much more to offer than just the well-known beach bars and party locations.
Mallorca - View to the beach© lunamarina / Fotolia

The southwest coast with the capital
In the immediate proximity of the capital Palma de Mallorca there is the probably most famous beach section: the Playa de Palma. Only a few kilometres away from the international airport, an approximately six kilometre long and very wide sandy beach awaits the guest. The tourist resort S'Arenal, which is located here, belongs to the most famous holiday resorts of the island. Along the beach there are the beach bars with the name "Balneario".

The number 6 is the best known among the German tourists and is called "Ballermann 6". Here, it is quite loud and humid and cheerful. During a stay at the Playa de Palma, an excursion to the capital of the island should not be missing. Conveniently accessible by public buses and for little money, a visit to the cathedral belongs to every excursion program. Already by entering the church it gets clear: its name "Cathedral of Light" is not without reason.

Picture book coast in the northwest
Whether by coach or rental car, a trip on the coastal road from Banyalbufar via Sóller to Sa Colobra offers enchanting views and an impressive landscape experience. A steep coast on the sea side and mountain massifs on the land side, terraced crops and an ingenious irrigation system: the eye hardly knows what to catch first. Here the coast is wild and not marked by mass tourism. Between Sóller and Port de Sóller, a special attraction awaits the tourist: the tram, which dates back to 1912, invites to take a ride. The picturesque alleys of the old town of Sóller are perfect for strolling.

From the tip of the island in the north-east further to the east
At the eastern end of the Formentor peninsula lies the Cape Formentor of the same name. It is also the northernmost point of Mallorca. From here, the western neighbouring Cape Catalunya is in sight. The holiday resort Cala Ratjada in the east is one of the most famous in this part of the island. Here are the sandy beaches Cala Agulla and Son Moll. From the port of the village excursion boats leave for Cala Millor and Porto Christo. The further way back to Palma leads along the salt flats to the protected landscape area, with the probably most beautiful natural beach of Majorca: The Es Trenc.

The interior of the country
Not only the coasts of Mallorca know how to inspire. Excursion destinations in the interior of the Mediterranean island and idyllic hiking trails, lined with olive tree groves, attract tourists every year. The monastery Santuari de Santa Maria de Lluc, located near the city of Inca, invites you to visit it. The mouth of the Torrent de Pareis, located in the bay of Sa Calobra, offers a first class landscape experience.
Mallorca - View of beautiful bay© pkazmierczak / Fotolia

Stalactite caves inspire Mallorca tourists in the area of Porto Christo. The Cuevas del Drach - also called dragon caves - describe a stalactite cave system of 1,700 metres in length. Bizarre formations of stalagmites and stalactites can be admired in the cave. In addition, the largest underground lake in Europe is located here. It is called Lago Martel. Conclusion: Mallorca is always worth a trip. In addition to inviting beaches and places of interest, guests can expect tasty local cuisine and plenty of hospitality.

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