(Spain » Majorca)
Away from the tourist centers, the most popular holiday destination for Germans, has preserved its original appearance. Forget El Arenal and the Bravo and let us show you in the other Mallorca. The Isla de Calma (island of calm), as it is called by its inhabitants, the island is the owner and windmills, the pine forests, beautiful sandy beaches and picturesque harbor villages. Sleepy coves, cliffs, majestic mountains and small mountain villages adorn her face.
Mallorca is the largest of Balearic Islands, and along with its sister islands of Menorca and Ibiza, lies in the Mediterranean Sea off the south east coast of mainland Spain. Flying time from most UK airports is around 2 - 2.1/2 hours and on arrival local time is 1 hour in front of GMT.
The first recognisable landmark on the final approach before landing will be the magnificent 14th Century Gothic cathedral at nearby Palma, and the sight of it from the air never ceases to take your breath away. Son Sant Joan, which is the main tourist airport, is a large modern facility, that is located in the south of the island just outside the capital Palma and a little to the north of the resort of C'an Pastilla. However, when flying out from the island please be aware that the departure gates are a considerable distance from the check in desks, so be warned, allow plenty of time for the walk to the aircraft!
Since the onset of mass tourism in the 1960's, Mallorca has without doubt, been one of the most popular holiday destinations for all nationalities, offering a wide range of attractions to suit all tastes. However, as a generalisation, the resorts on the islands south coast are the more lively and perhaps more suited for groups of young singles, or those seeking an active nightlife.