Right on the seafront in Formentor, a natural paradise
Perfect for enjoying contact with nature
Mallorca is without doubt a true paradise. Its natural beauty has been depicted throughout history in art, literature and music. The stunning Serra de Tramuntana mountains and wild coastline inspired prestigious artists such as Pablo Picasso, Robert Graves and Frédéric Chopin, who were fascinated by this place and left their mark here forever. Today, the magnificent scenery in this corner of the Mediterranean is recognised around the world and attracts many different 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 yours an unforgettable holiday.
With its mild climate combining pleasant winters and hot summers, you can enjoy the largest island of the Balearic archipelago at any time of year. During the cooler seasons, a perfect leisure option is to discover the beautiful hiking trails throughout the mountains, taking you over hills and valleys and revealing lovely woodland areas of natural springs and streams. Even with more than 300 days of sunshine per year, the summers are still a feast for the senses with refreshing swims and glittering sunsets. All along the north-east coast, from San Telmo, via Sóller and the incomparable Cabo de Formentor, to Puerto Pollensa, its little bays form a unique contrast of sheer drops and crystal-clear waters.
Swimming 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 blue 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 island’s true 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, somehow instinctively leading you to lovely public squares and charming shopping areas. While the backstreets of the historic city centre conceal tiny shops such as bookshops, bakeries and artisan outlets, its main streets are bursting with bustle and 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 seafront which runs all the way round the bay, and where some of the most exclusive hotels with sea views are located. In other words, 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 popular cuisine has made a comeback over recent years and is now highly regarded. 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, modern restaurants are now serving these traditional dishes with their distinctive ingredients and flavours. To top off your gastronomic experience, don’t forget to complete the combination by selecting a local wine or beer.