Mallorca or Majorca, as it’s sometimes known, is the largest of the four Balearic Islands which lie off the East coast of Spain, in the Western Mediterranean.
The advantage Mallorca has is that it is only a two hour flight from most major European Capitals (London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Zurich), and is a five hour Ferry ride from Denia and five hours on the fast-ferry from Barcelona both on the coast of mainland Spain.
At 75 kilometres from North to South and 100 kilometres from East to West it's the largest of the Balearic Islands. Its current population is over 500,000 with most living in and around the city of Palma. This of course increases dramatically during the summer months, when many seasonal workers and tourists descend upon the island.
When to come? -
The Summer season runs from the 1st of May until the 31st October, although the city of Palma is popular for short breaks all year round. Winter is a lovely time to visit the island as activities such as hiking, climbing, sailing and touring cultural and historic areas can be enjoyed.
The relatively small island of Mallorca has beaches that dreams are made of; expanses of pure white sand, crystal clear azure sea, intimate coves below dramatic cliffs, wild natural beaches which are accessible only on foot and huge swaths of soft golden sand backed by palm trees.
Best Nightlife on Mallorca. ... Mallorca's capital Palma de Mallorca has distinct areas renowned for nightlife – whatever your idea of a good night out may be. Restaurants, bars, and enjoying live music are all part of the city's vibrant social scene – which can be a very late night one.
Nowadays, Mallorca / Majorca is a favourite holiday destination for famous people from the world of politics, film and fashion. Culture is a vital part of the life of the island. Throughout the year there are festivals, concerts, literary events, exhibitions... The capital, Palma de Mallorca, is the island's cultural centre, outstanding for its historic old town and excellent night life.