Category: Majorca

Pollenca, Majorca

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Founded by the Romans in the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana, Pollen has retained much of its old-world charm with narrow, twisting streets, some good restaurants and a lively Sunday market. The remains left by the town’s founders include Pont Romu, a bridge spanning the banks of the Torrente de Sant Jordi river, at the north end of town. After 1229, the Knights Templar began the building of the parish church of Nostra Senyora dels Angels. Continue Reading

Calvia, Majorca

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This quiet little town in the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains is the administrative centre of Calvia Province, which includes the resorts from Ses Illetes to Santa Ponca. Continue Reading

Cabrera Island National Park

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Cabrera (“goat island”) lies just 18 km (11 miles) from mainland Mallorca. A rocky, bare place and virtually uninhabited, it nevertheless has a rich history. It served as a prison camp during the Napoleonic War and was used as a base by Barbary pirates. Since 1991, Cabrera Island, together with an archipelago of 157 sq km (60 sq miles), has been designated a national park. This protection extends not only to rare species of plants, but also includes the surrounding marine life. Continue Reading

Things to do in Alcudia, Majorca

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The wonderful city of Alcúdia, encompassed by 14th-century walls, is situated at the base of the peninsula separating Pollen Bay from Alcúdia Bay on the island of Majorca. Continue Reading

North western coast of Majorca

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The northern slopes of the Serra de Tramuntana provide some magnificent views and a wonderful sense of isolation. Andratx and Valldemossa have a number of interesting historic sights but it is the scenery of the rugged coastline, which manages to be both sinister and beautiful, that is most impressive. The route is dramatic, traversing tunnels and gorges, but it is not difficult, except for the approach to Port d’es Canonge and Port de Valldemossa. It can be covered in a single day. If you are fit, you could even cycle. Continue Reading

Majorca beaches

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Majorca offers almost 80 beaches. The greatest beaches are around Badia de Palma and to the north and northeast part of the island. Majorca beaches are perfect for swimming and sunbathing and are extremely popular for the period of the peak season. Continue Reading

Aparthotel Alcudia Garden, Alcudia, Mallorca

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The Aparthotel Alcudia Garden Is Located In Puerto De Alcudia, On The Island Of Mallorca, Spain. The Beach Is 80 Metres From The Hotel And The Resort Centre Is One Kilometre Away. Palma, The Island’s Capital, Is 58 Kilometres From The Hotel. Continue Reading

Marineland, Majorca

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Marineland is the only amusement park in the Balearic Islands where you can see performing dolphins and sea lions. This mini-zoo also houses a number of aquaria containing sharks and exotic fish. As well as the sea life, there is a good aviary and you can also see exotic animals such as crocodiles and snakes. This is great fun for families with young children. Continue Reading

Porto Cristo, Majorca

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The ancient fishing port of Porto Cristo is situated at the end of a long bay, where the El Rivet flows into the sea. Today it is a pleasant family resort but as early as the 13th century this was a seaport for the inland town of Manacor. As the best sheltered harbour on the eastern coast of Mallorca it was also an important naval base. During the Spanish Civil War, Republicans landed here with the intention of taking over the island from General Franco’s forces. Continue Reading

Soller, Majorca

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Situated in a valley, Soller is sheltered by the Serra de Alfabia mountain massif and overshadowed by the lofty Puig Major (1,445 m/4,740 ft). Its name reputedly derives from the Arabic word suliar, meaning “golden bowl” – the valley is famous for its many orange groves. Continue Reading