If you want a holiday full of fun and sun, but don’t fancy the stress of a long haul flight, Majorca is the solution. A holiday in Majorca offers the perfect mixture of relaxation and action to leave you refreshed after your break away and raring to go again. With a flight time of just over 2 hours, paradise can be reached quicker than you think. Majorca, or Mallorca as it is also known, is the largest of the four main Balearic Islands. Majorca holidays offer sandy beaches, a vibrant nightlife, fascinating culture, and beautiful scenery.
A holiday doesn’t feel like a holiday without a trip to the beach – and Majorca will not leave you disappointed. The largest of the Balearic Islands has lots of stunning beaches where you can recharge your batteries and really adopt the Spanish manana mentality. There is something for everyone. The beach at Calla Millor is 2km long and the amount of restaurants and bars means you won’t have to go far for an ice cream or cheeky mid-afternoon cocktail. If you’re on holiday to really get away from it all, the beach at Cala D’Or has five coves where you can relax in a more intimate setting.
Explore outside of your holiday village in Majorca and see some amazing natural features. Witness a show in the impressive Drach Caves, with colourful lights and music. One of the world's largest underwater lakes can be found in these caves.
It is also worth exploring beyond the beach and the manmade tourist attractions to get a true taste of Majorca. In true Majorcan style, you can chose between a historic walk through the main city Palma or if you are feeling a bit more energetic and want to experience some stunning views, head up north an take an organised hike up to the rugged cliff faces at Serra de Tramuntana. Majorca has a plethora of caves, some of which are below sea level which makes visiting them all the more magical. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Majorca are the Coves del Drac - near Porto Cristo. Tours are offered all year round and are topped off with a violin concert. At the top of any Alcudia Majorca things to do list is a trip, or several, to the beach. There are sweeping beaches with golden sands, as well as plenty of small bays to enjoy.
Alcúdia Majorca holidays are not complete without grabbing some bargains and souvenirs. In Port Alcudia you'll find shopping centres, boutiques and markets to satisfy all your shopping needs.
Majorca is not just about beaches. During your holiday in Majorca you will be spoilt for choice for things to do. It’s up to you – a trip to the zoo, horse-riding, waterpark, go karting or mini golf - the only problem is trying to fit it all in.
Majorca cycling holidays are very popular thanks to the bike paths and trails throughout the island. Enjoy a gentle ride through the countryside, discover new beaches and coves or go extreme in the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains.
If you are in search of cheap holidays to Majorca make the most of the free activities and cultural sights, such as free entry for children into the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca. The impressive 14th century cathedral features more recent updates by famed architect Antonio Gaudi.
In the 16th century mansion Casa de la Gran Cristiana is the Mallorca Museum. There is an archaeology section which displays Roman relics and a fine arts section. The museum in the Palau March palace has a collection of art, including Rodin pieces, and sculptures both classical and contemporary.
Flights to Majorca land at Palma Airport which is in the west of the island. If you look at a Majorca map, Alcudia is on the north east coast and it takes around an hour to get there by taxi.
Public transport is extensive in Majorca, with bus, metro and train services. An Intermodal card gives you discounts on all three modes of transport. You can also buy a T20 or T40 bus ticket which gives you 20 or 40 trips at a discounted price from as little as EUR0.63 per trip.
Spain is not Spain without Sangria and tapas. Majorca is one of the most popular holiday destinations and it isn’t just us Brits who think so. This means that there is a variety of different cuisines available so if you are after traditional Majorcan ensaïmada or a good old English fry up you’ll be sure to find what you are looking for. For a local delight try sobrassada, a spreadable sausage that you eat with bread and cheese. Coca Mallorquina is a kind of flatbread pizza with vegetables. Those with a sweet tooth can try ensaimada, a sweet pastry twist which is sometimes served with cream or chocolate.
If you visit Majorca between the end of January and the middle of February you will see the beautiful white blossom of the island's almond trees. In this low season you will also find cheap all inclusive holidays to Majorca are available.
Alcudia Majorca weather is pleasant all year round. July and August are the warmest months averaging 24-25°C. October usually has the most rain. Winter is mild in Majorca with the lowest average temperature of 10°C in January and February. June and September are warm and tourist areas aren't as busy as in July and August.
There is no need to worry about visas for last minute holidays to Majorca, as UK passport holders don't need them. There is a tourist tax payable, this is around EUR0.25-4 per night depending on the hotel rating and time of year. The tax also applies to holiday apartments in Majorca.
Spanish is spoken in Majorca, along with English in tourist areas.
Majorca holidays all inclusive of flight and accommodation offer you the best value for money. You can also book hotels or Majorca villa holidays.
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