Ideal for enjoying as a family
Mallorca is without doubt a real paradise. Its natural beauty has been depicted throughout history in art, literature and music. The stunning Serra de Tramuntana mountain range and wild coastline have inspired prestigious artists such as Pablo Picasso, Robert Graves and Frédéric Chopin, who were fascinated by this place and left their mark here for posterity. Today, the magnificent scenery in this corner of the Mediterranean is recognised all over the world and attracts all kinds of visitors. The renowned reputation of the hotels in Mallorca and the variety of leisure activities are two of the key factors in making your holiday an unforgettable one.
With its mild climate combining pleasant winters and warm summers, the largest island of the Balearic archipelago can be enjoyed at any time of year. During the cooler seasons an ideal leisure option is to discover the beautiful hiking trails throughout the mountains, taking you across hills and valleys revealing lush woodland areas with natural springs and streams. In a region with more than 300 days of sunshine per year, the summers are a feast for the senses, when you can take refreshing dips and watch burning sunsets. All along the north-east coast, from San Telmo, via Sóller and the incomparable Cabo de Formentor, to Puerto Pollensa, little coves form a unique contrast with steep cliffs and crystal-clear waters.
Bathing in places as idyllic as Bañalbufar, Cala Deià, Cala Tuent or Torrent de Pareis is a luxury that you will never forget. The rest of the coast is sheltered from the powerful Mediterranean winds by mountains, with vast shores of white sand set against a stunning turquoise horizon. Between the most sought-after beaches such as Can Picafort, Calas de Mallorca, Es Trenc and Sa Ràpita nestle enchanting little harbours that reflect the true island spirit.
Acclaimed by The Times as ‘the best place in the world to live’, Palma is the unrivalled heart of Mallorca. Its streets buzz with life and invite you to stroll along them, leading you to popular squares and charming shopping areas. While the backstreets of the historic city centre conceal small establishments such as bookshops, bakeries and artisanal shops, its main streets are bursting with colour, with shop windows displaying all the major fashion brands. When it comes to culture, Palma is home to a selection of theatres and galleries with shows and exhibitions to fill your evenings with music and art.
Mallorca’s La Seu Cathedral, which dates back to the 13th century, is one of the most iconic examples of Mallorcan Gothic architecture and features one of the largest rose windows in the world, known as the Gothic Eye. The port of Palma extends as far as the foot of the Cathedral, with a plethora of sailing boats and yachts strung along the stunning promenade which runs all the way around the bay, and where some of the most exclusive hotels with sea views are located. All in all, Palma is an ideal destination for your holiday in Mallorca.
If you come to Mallorca, don’t miss out on the local dishes, as the island’s traditional cuisine has made a comeback over recent years and is now a treasure for the palate to discover. There are many shops and restaurants where you can sample typical dishes such as Coca de Trampó, Sopas Mallorquinas, Frit de Matances or the popular Ensaimada pastry. Even some of the most luxurious and modern restaurants are now committed to traditional ingredients and flavours. To round off your gastronomic experience, don’t forget to select a local wine or beer to pair with your meal.