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.
Opened in June 2007, Palma Aquarium is home to over 8,000 specimens, 700 different marine species and over five million litres of water. A visit should take between three and four hours, rounded off with a bite to eat in the Panthalassa restaurant. Entrance fees are €18.50 for adults and €14.00 for under 12s (21 Carrer Manuela de los Herreros i Sorà, Palma, palmaaquarium.com/eng).
Celebrating Palma's patron saint, San Sebastian, the city comes alive on 19 January with live music and barbecues in the many squares, with Plaza Major hosting the biggest party.The festival usually finishes on 20 January with the famous Correfoc, from 7pm, which features devils and demons dancing and running through the streets with fireworks, bangers and sparklers.
The Formentor Peninsula on the north-east of the island is essentially a long headland of 12 miles with some of the most dramatic scenery you will witness on Mallorca. Take the little footpath up to the Cap de Formentor from the road that winds to Mirador des Colomar and whatever you do, don't forget your camera.
Set in the southern half of the east coast, Porto Colom remains a small, traditional fishing village that has so far resisted the lure of full-scale tourism. The picturesque harbour is lined with an excellent variety of bars, cafes and restaurants.