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Mallorca Holidays

MALLORCA HOLIDAYS


If you are planning your holidays to Mallorca [also known as Majorca] the following information may help by giving you an overview on the island. Mallorca is located off the east coast of Spain and is one of the 4 Balearic Islands. Why not hire a car on your holiday in Mallorca? It's a very small island and hiring a car for a few days will enable you to see most of it.

Mallorca, or Majorca, is the largest of Spain's Balearic Islands [its name comes from the Latin insular major, "larger island". Today, Mallorca holidays are very popular due to the assurance of fine summer weather and good beaches, plus the fact that a wide range of accommodation, food, entertainment and leisure facilities are available at competitive prices.
 

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Palma de Mallorca is the island's capital and the administrative centre of the Balearic Islands, and is a bustling, busy and cosmopolitan city. A Gothic cathedral and a medieval castle lend Palma historical interest and, with luxury shops crowing graceful boulevards and millionaire yachts packing the marina, the city is chic and classy.

Mallorca is a well-balanced island, in that although tourism is its foremost revenue earner, it is by no means the islands sole economic activity. There is a well-developed show and leather goods industry, and a whole range of products, from furniture to cultured pearls, are manufactured on the island.
 



Top 10 Popular Hotels in Mallorca


Here's our top 10 popular hotels in Mallorca.  If you are looking for a different hotel or apartments, just use the search facility. Alternatively if you would like us to to search for you, just complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page, and we will come back to you with a quotation.
 

 
  JS Sol de Alcudia Hotel View Hotel and Book
   3 Star Hotel    Resort : Alcudia
   

 
  Melia Cala d'Or Hotel View Hotel and Book
   5 Star Hotel    Resort : Cala d'Or
   

 
  Ferrera Beach Apartments View Hotel and Book
   3 Key Apartments    Resort : Cala d'Or
   

 
  Riu Palace Bonanza Playa Hotel View Hotel and Book
   4 Star Hotel    Resort : Cala Millor
   

 
  Serrano Palace Hotel View Hotel and Book
   5 Star Hotel    Resort : Cala Ratjada
   

 
  Barcelo Cala Vinas Hotel View Hotel and Book
   4 Star Hotel    Resort : Cala Vinas
   

 
  Olimarotel Gran Camp de Mar View Hotel and Book
   4 Star Hotel    Resort : Camp de Mar
   

 
  Mirador Hotel View Hotel and Book
   4 Star Hotel    Resort : Palma de Mallorca
   

 
  Globales Palmanova Palace Hotel View Hotel and Book
   4 Star Hotel    Resort : Palma Nova
   

 
  Marina Portals Hotel View Hotel and Book
   4 Star Hotel    Resort : Portals Nous
   

 

Information & Facts

Climate

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sunshine 5 7 7 9 9 11 11 10 7 7 6 5
Temp°C 14 15 16 18 22 27 30 30 27 23 18 16
Rainfall 68 57 57 59 38 18 10 27 63 102 91 82
Average daily hours of sunshine | Average daily temperature °C | Average monthly rainfall [mm]

 

 




 

Eating Out

The Balearic cuisine you will encounter on your holidays to Mallorca is essentially Mediterranean. It makes full use of local herbs and of tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes, and peppers. These are all fried up together and form the basis for a variety of fish stews. Tumbet is a Mallorcan-style ratatouille of aubergines, potatoes and peppers in olive oil.

Calderata de langosta has the local red lobster as its main ingredient. Calderata de peix is the same sort of hearty stew, using whatever came in with the catch, fish and seafood mixed together.

You are certain to come across two local specialities on your Mallorca holidays: ensaimadas which are the local fluffy and light pastries and sobrasada which is a red spicy sausage pate. Sopas Mallorquinas are very thick soups with chunky bits of bread floating about in them and empanadillas are mini-pies and can be either sweet or savoury. Paella and gazpacho are on just about every restaurant menu in Mallorca [as they are everywhere else in Spain]. Calamares en su tinta is probably one of the oddest dishes you are likely to encounter, which is squid cut usually in rings and stewed in its own ink and is, of course, jet black. It is invariably served with white rice and most people find it delicious.

Language

Spanish is the official language, but English is widely understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.

Money

Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels, restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels, restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.

Shopping

There are plenty of opportunities for shopping on your Mallorca holidays. You will find a large selection of shops in the capital - Palma - from large department stores [for example El Corte Ingles] to small exclusive shops selling a wide range of local products.

There are traditional crafts in Mallorca and visitors can visit places selling glass [glass blowing being a traditional craft] there are a few glass factories making objects of different designs and colours. Leather and footwear is another craft - visit Inca and Llucmajor. Ceramics have been a popular craft in Mallorca for centuries and pottery shops [or "olleries"] can be found around Mallorca - particular in the town of Portol. Pearl manufacture has been in Mallorca for more than a hundred years and the local factories are internationally acclaimed. Trips are available to the pearl factories in Manacor which you are able to purchase souvenirs of your holidays in Mallorca.

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  With beautiful views over the menor lake and mountains, situated near to the beach of Alcudia and bustling shopping centre and night life, the hotel offers the most complete installations and a friendly atmosphere. Surrounded..
  The superb Barcelo Cala Vinas Hotel is located right next to the sea and the pristine Cala Vinas Beach on the island paradise of Mallorca. Situated 3 km from Magalluf and 18 km from the port, this fully refurbished 4 Star..
  The Ferrera Beach Apartments are situated to the east of the island of Mallorca, only 50m from Cala Ferrera beach and only 10 minutes' walk from the centre of Cala d'Or where you will find a wide variety of restaurants..
  This luxury hotel is situated in the tourist area of Palma Nova, around 200 m from the beach. Countless shops, delightful restaurants and bars as wsll as public transport network be found close by in the surrounding..
      Centrally and peacefully located, the Marina Portals Hotel can be found only 500 metres from the yacht harbour Portals Nous, as well as from a sandy and shingle beach with deck chairs and parasols..
The comfortable Mirador Hotel is situated directly on the lively seafront promenade - Paseo Maritimo, close to the harbour. Many of the town's top sights including the historic town centre, the cathedral and the boat club are located..
  Set on the beachfront of Camp de Mar, this hotel is located is located just minutes from the sandy beach. Public transport connections are situated just 300m away, allowing easy access into Paguera. There are a profusion..
Riu Palace Bonanza Playa is located in the enviable front line to the sea, in the beautiful bay of Palma, in Illetas. The Riu Palace Bonanza Playa Hotel offers a freshwater swimming pool, a snack bar, deckchairs, parasols and a sun bathing..
  This hotel is located in Cala D'Or, on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mallorca. The hotel is conveniently located just 250 metres away from the centre, while the beach is just a few steps away. The..
      The ADULTS ONLY Pure Salt Port Adriano Hotel is located in the yachting harbour of Port Adriano, surrounded by a luscious pine and palm tree garden, is within a few minutes walk of the nearest sandy..

Disclaimer

By its very nature much of the information in our travel guides is subject to change at short notice and travellers are urged to verify information on which they are relying with the relevant authorities. Corona Holidays [UK] Limited cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above.

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