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Our Guide to Mallorca

Palma

Palma is a beautiful city full of history and culture. Start at the catherdral the wander up through the maze of narrow streets in the old town to find a morning coffee on Passeig de la Rambla or Placa Major. Walk along the front past yachts that are bigger than most mansions and stop for a while to watch the world go by! Palma is fascinating. The sea, marinas and beaches lead up in to narrow streets crammed with shops, bars, restaurants.

The Aquarium is well worth a visit. But we recommend that you get there early. If you like waterparks then you will love Aqualand! Regular buses from the centre of Palma drop you right by the enterance.

The rest of the island is easily accessible by car, taxi, train and bus. See you our about getting round the island here.

Moving west from Palma brings us to Palma Nova with its wide sandy beach then into Magaluf. Magaluf is most definately the party resort in Mallorca though over the last couple of years new laws have cleaned up the resort. It is still a vibrant place to be in the evenings!

In the south west of Mallorca lies Andratx - an ancient town founded by the Romans. A few kilometres away is the coastal resort of Port d'Andratx - once an old fishing settlement it is now a beautiful resort with some absolutely stunning villas.

Carrying along the mountain road towards Soller is a drive that should be on every visitor's bucket list to Mallorca. The views are absolutely stunning. But there is no point rushing. Take your time and enjoy! 

Deia is a truely beautiful village high above the coast. Cala Deia is 200m below the village. Not the largest beach on Mallorca but one that was loved by one of Deia's famous British residents - the poet Robert Graves.

Next along is Soller (you can take the wonderful narrow guage railway from Palma to Soller). Soller is a magnificent town of narrow shaded streets, the square is dominated by the railway terminus from Palma, church and the tram to Port de Soller.

Port de Soller has a wide sandy beach and shallow water. Passenger ferriies run to some of the more remote beaches along the rocky northern coast of Mallorca.

 

The road from Soller towards Pollensa climbs up into the northern Mallocan mountains in a seris of hairpin bends and tunnels. Past a couple of resevoirs, a military base then on twards Lluc. For a little peace and tranquility take some time to stop at the Monestry at Lluc.

The road then drops down towards the old Roman town of Pollensa. Dominated by the Puig de Maria on the south and the 365 steps of the Calvari to the nortth, Pollense has deep religious roots. The square is transformed each evening to alfresco dinning.

Cala St Vincente is a lovely smaller resort just 5 kms from Pollensa on the north coast of the island. There are two beaches separated by a small headland. Further on is the coastal resort of Puerto Pollensa with its wide sandy beach. Ferries from the quayside depart to the fabulous Cala Formentor. Formentor is the penisular that marks the north eastern tip of Mallorca - a cliff top raos ends at a light house pearched 200m above the sea.  The road is closed to traffic between 10am and 7pm, but there is a 'park and ride' service operated by the Mallorcan bus company.

One of the largest, most popular and best established resorts on Majorca, Alcudia is ideal for a holiday for those who want all the comforts and conveniences of home, within a beautiful and exotic setting.

Alcudia has everything you need for your holiday, whether a family holiday, as a couple, or with groups of friends. There are bars, restaurants, hotels, activity parks, and beautiful clean beaches with crystal clear seas.

Alcudia is divided into a number of distinctive parts, the main three being;

The Old Town – this historic area was established in part in the 14th century and has Roman ruins and city walls which provide some spectacular views over the surrounding area. There are street markets with stalls selling local produce and crafts, giving you an opportunity to practice your haggling skills, and there is a lively, vibrant atmosphere about the area.

The Port – a place to enjoy the delights of the scenery, plus there is the marina with its wide variety of boats from where sea trips are available, including rides in a glass bottomed boat to take advantage of the clear Mediterranean waters. Having enjoyed the scenery and the marina, indulge yourself by shopping in the pedestrianized area.

Playa De Muro – this is a more peaceful place, providing opportunities to enjoy the beauties of nature in the S'Albufera nature park, where walking, sightseeing and birdwatching are recommended activities. There are also family attractions available.

Bellevue strip – this is a typically vibrant tourist area with all the usual, attractions of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops selling tourist goods.

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