By far the biggest and most popular of the Balearic Isles, Majorca is one of the top holiday destinations in Spain. With hundreds of kilometres of gorgeous coastline and more than 200 beaches, it’s easy to see why. From vast sweeping bays and romantic secluded coves, to family-friendly stretches of gorgeously soft sand, Majorca holidays offer almost every kind of beach break you can imagine.
While some parts of the island are lively party spots, others are more mellow and ideal for couples and families looking for a quieter holiday in the sun. Tempting as it would be to spend every day barefoot on the beaches, it’s not just traditional bucket-and-spade tourism that makes people choose holidays to Majorca. Just as much of a draw are authentic island experiences. The capital, Palma, has become a popular destination for city breaks, with a historic old town and a wealth of world-class restaurants.
There’s so much more to do in Majorca than relaxing on its idyllic beaches. It’s one of Europe’s prime outdoor adventure hotspots, with rock climbing, hiking and canyoning among the plethora of adrenaline-pumping activities on offer. Exploring by bike, meanwhile, is a fantastic way to appreciate Majorca’s natural splendour. The cycling opportunities around the island are practically endless, from easy-going routes between charming coastal towns like Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa, to spectacular trails winding around the jagged, pine-speckled Tramuntana mountains.