Mallorca Map - FURTHER INFORMATION
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Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, south of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It is often spelt 'Majorca' by the English speaking world. On this Mallorca map you will find virtual tours of the various towns, villages, beaches, hotels and tourist attractions on the island.
Full of beautiful beaches, calas, hotels and beach resorts, Mallorca is a very popular summer holiday destination for the English and Germans. The island has 250 miles of coastline, rocky to the north with beaches to the south. The main town of Mallorca is Palma de Mallorca, often simply referred to as 'Palma'.
Other important towns on Mallroca include Pollenca, Andraxt, Rajada and Arta. Away from these popular beach resort destinations, Mallorca has many little villages tucked away in the interior of the island. Places like Alaro, and Valdermossa and Banyalbufar nestled in the mountains are worth visiting for a break from the sand and people. Mallorca has a complicated history involving hundreds of years of rule by the Arabs and Moors. Town names like Binissalem are derived from this time.
The northwest of Majorca is mountainous, rising to 4,739 ft (1,444 m) in the Puig Major. The inland areas of Mallorca are very popular with cyclists. The road Pollenca to Playa Formentor up the mountains to the fantastic Formentor Viewpoint. Many castles and churches were also built at the tops of the mountains. These include the Polleca Monastry and St. Luc Monestry.
Many of the coastal areas have been built up as resorts, but again many quaint small pensions and hotels can be found inland, tucked away in more restful and traditional settings. Some of these hotels are also listed within this guide.
Mallorca - BeachesNaturally, most visitors come to Mallorca for the beaches, sea, sand and surf. Some of the most popular beaches on the island and some of the Calas worth visiting include:
- Alcudia Beach
- Palma Nova Beach
- Camp de Mar
- Cala Estellencs
- Alcudia Beach
- Puerto de Sóller Beach
- Cala Figuera
- Cala Canyamel
- Cala Santanyi
- Playa De Muro
- Es Trenc beach playa
Mallorca - Tourist AttractionsMallorca has plenty to offer visitors aside from the beaches. Sadly, many do not make it away from their hotels to explore more of the islands. For those who do, some good places, sights and attractions to visit include:
- Monasteries - there are several ancient monasteries like La Granja and Pollenca Monastery worth visiting.
- Caves - the limestone hills are full of caves and Mallorca has several large show caves. Popular caves include Coves de Campanet, Arta Caves, Arta Caves, Gènova Caves and Drach Caves.
- Ancient Towers - around the coastline and on the tops of hills are numerous ancient towers and fortifications, often with dramatic panoramic views of the surrounding areas. Among them are Talaia d'Albercutx, the Torre del Verger and Torre d'Albercutx.
- Formentor Peninsula - dramatic coastline on the north west of Mallroca with stunning views from Mirador des Colomer and walks.
- Castles - old castles on Mallroca inclulde Mirador de ses Animes and Capdepera castle.
Other Balearic IslandsIbiza and Menorca are both a short plane flight or ferry trip from Mallorca. All the ferries to Ibiza leave from Palma, but some of the ferries to Menorca also leave from Alcudia, arriving in Cuitadella on Menorca.
Mallorca - Other Information
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Mallorca Tourist Information Office
Parc de les Estacions
07002 Palma de Mallorca
Telephone: +34 902 102 365
Palma Tourist Information Offices of the Mallorca Island Council
Plaça de la Reina 2
07012 Palma de Mallorca
Telephone: +34 971 712 216
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Plane: National and international flights land in Palma de Mallorca airport.
Ferry: Ferries from Barcelona and Valencia on the Spanish mainland. Ferries also to Ibiza from Palma de Mallorca and Menorca form Alcudia.