Cheap flights to Majorca (Palma)
The largest of Spain's Balearic Islands, Majorca boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year, along with a coast of 554 kilometres of beautiful crystal blue waters. Tempted yet?
Whether you fancy relaxing on the beach, partying all night long, trekking through the mountains, or simply soaking up some culture and fine cuisine with the family, the chances are you'll find activities for every tourist in Majorca; such is the diversity of this long established and popular holiday island.
To say Majorca is varied is an understatement, with bustling resorts, quaint mountain villages and chic fashionable towns all vying for your attention. In particular, the island's medieval capital Palma is a real gem, or if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city then Playa de Muro beach near Alcudia is well worth a visit. For another side of island life head down to the hedonists' paradise resort of Magaluf to see how the hardcore revellers do it. Whether you’re looking to relax or party there’s a place on Majorca for you.
Palma kick starts the year with a mammoth party at the Fiesta Sant Sebastia (19-20 January 2017) in honour of its patron saint. Expect bonfires, parades, feasting, live music, fireworks and much merrymaking.
Autumn is the month for food festivals in Mallorca, many of which home in on one thing. Esporles in the Tramuntana mountains hosts a sweet fair in October, and Campos the island's raw, tangy sausage - the sobrassada. In November, Muro celebrates pumpkins, Caimari olives and Llubi honey.
Take the vintage, wood-panelled train from Palma to the beautiful town of Sóller, nuzzled deep in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, and fringed by citrus and olive orchards. At the train station you'll find a twinset of museums showcasing works by Picasso and Miró.
Though temperatures are cooler for exploring, the sun still often shines and Mallorca is at its greenest in winter. A trip on the vintage train from Palma to Soller takes you through glorious countryside and mountains where orange and almond trees are in bloom.
When the summer heat subsides and the crowds thin, Mallorca really comes into its own. Autumn can be a golden time to visit and is perfect for hiking or cycling on the twisting trails that weave through the Serra de Tramuntana. The limestone mountain range that buckles the northwest of the island is a Unesco World Heritage site.
There's no finer season than spring to see Mallorca at its fragrant, blooming best. One of the most staggering hikes on the island begins at La Vitoria hermitage, near Alcúdia, and leads up to lookouts that perch like birds nests above the glittering blue Med. Bring water, sturdy shoes and a head for heights.
- Belfast to Majorca - £24.49, Oct >
- Bristol to Majorca - £30.49, Apr >
- Edinburgh to Majorca - £28.49, Apr >
- Glasgow to Majorca - £35.49, Apr >
- Liverpool to Majorca - £30.49, Oct >
- London Gatwick to Majorca - £28.49, May >
- London Luton to Majorca - £22.49, Mar >
- London Southend to Majorca - £24.49, Apr >
- London Stansted to Majorca - £26.49, Mar >
- Manchester to Majorca - £33.49, Oct >
- Newcastle to Majorca - £26.49, Oct >