Mallorca, the ‘greater’ of the Balearic Islands in size, sets the scene for an unparalleled Mediterranean island experience

Mallorca is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of Spain’s Balearic Islands famous for its beach resorts and secluded coves, stone-built villages and Roman and Moorish remains. The ‘greater’ of the Balearic Islands in size, Mallorca lives up to the glory of its name, and sets the scene for an unparalleled Mediterranean island experience.

Mallorca's wonderful climate, breathtaking landscapes as well as its cosmopolitan ambience make it a privileged holiday resort, with a cultural offer comparable to many European capitals. The Auditorio de Palma, for instance, ranks among Europe's top concert halls.  

Famous for Rafa Nadal and his tennis academy, Mallorca also attracts many young talents coming for intense tennis training and hoping to become tomorrow’s champions.

It is not by chance that Palma, the island’s capital, is called “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”. History is preserved in Palma’s beautiful Spanish architecture, its numerous art galleries and museums; a melange of culture set against the dramatic backdrop of the Tramuntana mountains caressed by soft sea breezes. Stroll through the scenic alleys of the old town and admire the Gothic-Roman “La Seu” Cathedral, majestically dominating the Paseo Maritimo, the vibrant waterfront boulevard, stop at a street-side cafe at the Paseo del Borne, the “Champs Elysées” of Palma. Colored by the fragrant flower market at La Rambla or by the dramatic orange and pink summer sunsets, Palma adds a magical charm to the island, yet it is only an introduction to Mallorca’s treasures waiting beyond…

Coastlines of crystal-clear waters, secluded beaches and picturesque fishing villages, the island promises a journey into an authentic Mediterranean experience. Back in the times, many Mallorcans’ ancestors were living cultivating the fertile soil or raising cattle and it is only with the development of large-scale tourism and maritime and air communications that the whole island economy drastically changed.

The grandeur of the Tramuntana mountains reveals itself to the adventurous: hikers, bikers and nature lovers find everything that they could ever imagine: from the gorge of Torrent de Pareis to the Cove of Sa Calobra to the caves and natural springs of Campanet, Mallorca’s diverse landscape is a playground for the avid traveler.

Stay the night in a charming "agroturismo" surrounded by the lush vegetation of the Tramuntana mountains, ride the traditional old wooden train that rails amidst orange groves towards Port of Soller, wander through the lanes of Fornalutx considered to be the “prettiest village in Spain”, explore the South and East coasts with its fabulous “calas” and, on your way back to Palma, discover La Lonja’s vibrant nightlife. Haute gastronomy from the island’s local ingredients paired with a delightful glass of local Malvasía wine promises to wrap up a very rich day on this idyllic island.