Cheap Holidays to 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 and all inclusive holiday deals.
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 beach 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. The sandy shores of Magaluf along with its 24-hour party vibe make up for some of the best beach holidays overall so if you crave a sunny and vivid getaway to Majorca, this is the place for you.
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. Combining a relaxed atmosphere and a bustling nightlife, Alcudia is the best crossover between unwinding and partying. The nearby resorts are well maintained and provide for some of the best all inclusive deals in Majorca so this is a sunny place to suit all budgets and dispositions.
Deia is a small coastal village with a beautiful landscape. Think olive and orange groves. The rich natural settings and picturesque calmness of this village has always drawn prominent authors and musicians who went there in order to enjoy some great beach holidays and get inspired. There's plenty of beaches to explore with clear waters making it perfect for snorkeling. In Deia you're also extremely close to hiking trails. In terms of entertainment it's traditional and low-key, providing for some of the most relaxing Majorca holidays.
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. If you fancy taking a glimpse of untouched Mediterranean nature, the islet of Dragonera can be reached from the nearby small port of Sant Elm. Hike around the islet and enjoy a day away from the touristy hassle and who knows, you might also see some of the endemic species that call this place home during your holidays in Majorca.
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. If you want an exotic experience for the whole family while on holidays in Majorca visit Katmandu Park and enjoy the rides, golfing and a 4D rollercoaster experience that will certainly make you giggle with joy.
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 as the multitude of bars and beach clubs cater for anyone looking to dance their night away or enjoy a relaxed drink. The live music venues between Pollensa and Cala d’Or play host to great live music acts throughout the year from indy rock to jazz and anything in between. If, however you are a fan of the opera and classical music in general happening to be on holidays in Majorca, Deià and Sóller will satisfy your ears with a wide variety of events especially around the summer months.
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. The local delicacies will certainly make your taste buds tingle and in case you get thirsty, rest assured that there are a lot of distinct local drinks to be had. The renowned Majorcan wines are a perfect accompaniment to any time of the day so make sure you keep an eye out and taste them during your holidays in Majorca.
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 parties galore. Combine this with Majorca’s warm and friendly climate and you certainly have a winner.
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