The island of Mallorca/Majorca is the most popular tourist destination in Europe, largely because of the stunning variety of its scenery, its warm Mediterranean climate, the hospitality of the islanders, its rich cultural heritage and the richness and of its food and drink. Fortunately, most of the mass tourist market is confined to the southeast corner and the rest of the island is largely unspoiled.
Mallorca or Majorca as is mostly known with English speaking people, is the largest of the Balearic group of islands and is located in the middle of the group with Menorca to the north and Ibiza to the south. It has the most varied scenery of any Mediterranean island with high, forested mountains in the north (the Sierra de Tramuntana), and rich agricultural plains in the centre. The island’s airport, on the southern edge of the island, handles more passengers per year than any other airport in Spain and there are flights to most European cities all year round.
The advantage Mallorca has is that it is only a two hour flight from most major European Capitals (London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Zurich), and is a five hour Ferry ride from Denia and five hours on the fast-ferry from Barcelona both on the coast of mainland Spain.
At 75 kilometers from North to South and 100 kilometers from East to West it’s the largest of the Balearic Islands. Its current population is over 700,000 with most living in and around the city of Palma. This of course increases dramatically during the summer months, when many seasonal workers and tourists descend upon the island.
Palma – Alcúdia: 54 km
Palma – Sóller: 33 km
Palma – Cala Millor: 71 km
Palma – Magaluf: 15 km
Palma – Cala D’or: 62 km