Our opinion about Majorca
Slap, bang in the middle of the Mediterranean, Majorca holidays are the perfect place for a few days in the sunshine. Sip on a cocktail on the beach, top up your tan and feel your worries melt away on this gorgeous Balearic island. On holidays in Majorca there are great value hotels and resorts to choose every budget and every type of traveller. Head for Magaluf for the best of clubbing, take the kids for a relaxed family break in Alcudia or go to Deia or Palma City if you fancy a little romance. Book cheap holidays to Majorca today with the expert team at Purple Travel. Call us now for the incredible value Majorca holidays.
Where to Stay
Magaluf is great for young people and party animals as, along with Palma it is one of Majorca's nightlife hotspots. Families also enjoy holidays in Magaluf with a plethora of activities available such as go-karting, tennis and crazy golf. There's not one but three waterparks nearby in Calvia.
This popular seaside town has a long white sandy beach with a big selection of restaurants and shops. You'll find plenty to do here such as relaxing on the beach, exploring the charming old town and whizzing down water slides at the waterpark, HidroPark, which is located close by.
Deia is a small coastal village with a beautiful landscape. Think olive and orange groves. There's plenty of beaches to explore with clear waters making it perfect for snorkelling. In Deia you're also extremely close to hiking trails. In terms of entertainment it's traditional and low-key.
Things to do
The Serra de Tramuntana is a UNESCO site that dominates the north and west coastlines and it's well worth taking a hiking tour up here for amazing views. You'll also discover many caves in Majorca, a lot of which are below sea-level. One of the best places to see caves is at Porto Cristo where you can expore the Coves del Drac. For excellent swimming, Mondrago Natural Park has crystal waters, lush landscapes and white beaches. S’Albufera Natural Park is also a fine choice to see wetlands, reeds and rugged countryside, a firm favourite with birdwatchers.
Marineland is great for the whole family and so is the Aqualand El Arenal with slides and pools to suit all ages. At the nature park La Reserva learn more about bears, peacocks, and ostriches before hitting the climbing walls and zip-wire rides.
Magaluf is a big player in terms of nightclubbing, many people head to BCM, a place for all-night partying. El Arenal and Palma City are also great for nocturnal activities.
Food & Drink
You'll be able to find all your favourite foods in Majorca but you should not miss the chance to sample the Catalan heritage of food in Majorca. Try the local pastries, ensaimades or head to a swanky tapas bar in Palma.
Summer temperatures reach the 30s in Majorca but spring and autumn are also popular times to visit as they are a little cooler. Winters here are mild and a great time for a city break in Palma or for a hiking holiday.
Palma, Majorca hosts captivating celebrations the Sunday after Easter. Feasts, processions and games for the kids are on offer - you'll also see people dressed as giants walking from the town hall to Bellver Castle.
Nit de Foc
The annual Night of Fire is a fireworks event that takes place in Palma in June and is one of the most spectacular events on in the Balearics, kicking off a summer-long schedule of parties.
This is a fantastic music festival held between June and September - gigs, silent raves and pool parites galore.
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