Located 200 km off the Iberian Peninsula in the Balearic Islands in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the island of Mallorca is worth much more than the clichés of the concrete coast and uncontrolled tourism that have stuck to its skin since about fifteen million tourists arrive each year in Palma, its largest city. Spain's largest island can also be visited and enjoyed far from the massive urbanization, well accompanied by its Mallorca tourist guide. Mallorca offers the greatest variety of landscapes in the Balearic Islands, between hidden coves bathed in crystal clear water and fine sandy beaches bordered by pines, the peaks of the Tramuntana mountain range, the cliffs of Cape Formentor, the orange groves of Soller, the Dragon's caves in Porto Cristo... History lovers will discover remarkable monuments such as the ancient remains of Pollentia in Alcúdia, or the rich architectural heritage of Palma, of which the Gothic cathedral and the former merchant's exchange built in the 15th century are the jewels. Very touristy on the shores, Mallorca finds more authenticity inland in the medieval and charming villages of Valldemossa, Fornalutx, Artà, Felanitx or Sineu. There are many opportunities to get off the beaten track on Mallorca!

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When to go to Majorca?

The best time to visit Mallorca and the Balearic Islands is in June or September, when the summer crowd is absent and the climate is particularly pleasant. From July 15 to the end of August, prices are multiplied by three everywhere (hotels, restaurants), but the entertainment is at its height with the many village festivals and events of all kinds. It is also the ideal destination for water activities: the Mediterranean Sea will be your playground. Between October and March, most hotels and restaurants in seaside resorts are closed. Only large cities like Palma and Eivissa continue to live at a normal pace.

How to go to Majorca? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Tour operators specialising in the Balearic Islands produce their own trips and are generally very good advisers. They offer excursions completely adapted to your desires because they know the region inside out. It should be noted that their rates are often slightly higher than those of general practitioners. There are many organized tours that combine swimming in coves, cultural walks in Palma and in the villages and free days in the old town. Do not hesitate to make several tour operators before deciding; make free estimates.

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This destination is ideal for a family holiday but can also be considered solo. There are direct flights to Palma all year round. The price of a return trip can vary by a factor of three. The price variation depends on the company borrowed but, above all, on the time required to book. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets six months before departure!

Serving the whole island of Mallorca, buses are very economical but not very comfortable in the middle of August. Some buses do not have air conditioning and are often crowded in high season. The tourist offices provide all the information on routes, timetables, frequency and advantageous conditions of use (maps). You can also take a rental car, the road network is good all over the island

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Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Airbnb rental
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
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  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

The best time to visit Mallorca and the Balearic Islands is in June or September, when the summer crowd is absent and...
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Weather forecast

The Balearic climate, of the Mediterranean type, seems deliciously mild in winter since the average temperature does...
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Budget

Mallorca is part of Spain and is therefore in the euro zone. With the euro, comparisons are easy.... They are not alw...
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Formalities

Ibiza, Formentera Menorca and Mallorca form the Balearic archipelago. EU nationals need only present a valid identity...
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Health

In the Balearics, and therefore in Spain, you are in the European Union, so the health risks are no greater than in o...
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How to travel by yourself?

This destination is ideal for a family holiday but can also be considered solo. There are direct flights to Palma all...
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How to get organized?

Tour operators specialising in the Balearic Islands produce their own trips and are generally very good advisers. The...
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Getting around

Serving the whole island of Mallorca, buses are very economical but not very comfortable in the middle of August. Som...
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