Places Of Interest In Majorca

There is so much to explore, whether you plan to relax on any of the numerous beaches lapped by the Mediterranean or venture inland to explore some of the traditional villages, you will be amazed at its beauty. There are even some great spots for nightlife and evening entertainment that you should not miss.

La Victoria Monastery The former hermitage 'Ermita de La Victoria' lies on the peninsula of Alcudia, in the northern, idyllic, untouched mountain landscape of Majorca. Far away from the busy resorts, you can appreciate an enchanting view of the 'Cap de Formentor' and the bay of Puerto Pollenca. It also makes an excellent base for local walks and mountain bike tours.

Alcudia Marina The marina is lined with pedestrianised streets filled with restaurants and café, bars to suit all tastes. A short walk from the marina is the “Magic Centre” which is a commercial centre focused on nightlife, with fashionable night bars and a large disco housed in its distinctive glass top pyramid.

Cuidad Blanca Cuidad Blanca, more commonly known as the Bellevue area, houses what's locally known as the main strip. The Bellevue is a large complex with plenty of family amenities such as go-karting, pony riding, a mini fun fair and a large show terrace with nightly entertainment. Along the main strip you will find an array of family friendly bars, good eating places and the horse riding centre (Ranxo ses Roques).

Playa De Muro Playa de Muro is more of a laid back resort surrounded with newer hotels and a long commercial centre with endless numbers of restaurants and bars. Playa de Muro is the main base for early season cycling tourism which has grown vastly over the past few years. Here the beach narrows slightly and the sand becomes more course which leads onto the S’Albureira area where the beach is more natural with a pine forest backdrop.

Son Amar Situated in the Majorcan countryside Son Amar is one of Europe's best variety shows. Offering an unforgettable evening of entertainment, accompanied by a sit down meal. Forget travelling to Las Vegas - we have right here in the heart of the Mediterranean a show with an amazing combination of quality and technological expertise.

Costa Nord de Valldemossa Valldemossa, a town dating back to the 14th century, the actor Michael Douglas came to the island and was so captivated by the natural beauty of the area that in 2001 he opened the Costa Nord Cultural Centre. Costa Nord, is a project that will help you to know a little bit better one of the most privileged places in the world.

La Granja Owned by the Segui family, La Granja de Esporles is a beautiful mansion dating back from the 10th century set amongst natural fountains and beautiful gardens overflowing with greenery and flowers. Today it is a living display of Mallorcan customs. There are many demonstrations held here, displays of local handicrafts, folk dancing and more. It is a living example of the historic and cultural values of a community from a time gone by that continue to be kept alive.

Jardins de Alfabia These gardens are set near the entrance to the Soller Tunnel. They are an example of Arab landscaping and retain features dating back from the fifteenth century. There are also additions from the seventeenth and nineteenth century, including a romantic garden. A flight of steps leads to a covered walkway and from here you can see wonderful examples of lily ponds, bamboo groves and citrus trees. This is an excellent place to relax amongst the well preserved gardens and fantastic scenery.

S'Albufera de Mallorca Situated between Port d'Alcudia and Ca'n Picafort, S'Albufera is the largest and most important wetland region in the Balearics. It is a former lagoon separated from the sea by a belt of dunes. Flooded for most of the year, the reserve is an extraordinary place for observing a diverse range of bird life.

Sa Calobra The approach to Sa Calobra is known as one of the most awe inspiring roads in Europe. A twisting road around the Puig Major, plunges half a mile in just 10 miles, turning 270 degrees at one point to loop under itself. Once reaching the bottom, walk through the 200m of tunnels to reach the Torrent de Pareis (twin streams). Dramatic scenery and a beautiful small pebble bay.

The Caves of Drach These are the most famous tourist attractions on the island of Majorca. They are also known as Dragon Caves due to the fact that the dragon features in many Majorcan fairytales and is believed to be a symbol of strength and a defence against intruders. Today, visitors can take a boat ride on the lake and see the beautiful limestone formations, including stalagmites protruding from the rock-face and stalactites hanging down from the roof of the cave. As part of their journey underground by boat, they are accompanied by the sound of musicians performing classical music, including compositions by Chopin.

Cap de Formentor This peninsula on Mallorca's Northeast tip has stunning views, sandy beaches and the island's original luxury hotel. The 13 miles winding drive from the Port of Pollensa to the most northerly point offers dramatic scenery snaking past cliffs which jut out into the sea and through pinewoods. On the way to Formentor you will pass the sign for the beautiful beach of Platja de Formentor with a lovely cafe overlooking the spectacular views.

Hams Caves Located not far from the fishing village of Porto Cristo are the "Cuevas dels Hams" (caves of the fish hooks). The name derives from the shape of some its stalactite formations, particularly in the chamber known as the Angel's Dream which grow in all directions and curve into the shape of fish hooks. In these caves you will discover an underground lake called the Venetian Lake.

Els Calderers, Cala D'or Bear witness to the wealth and influence once enjoyed over 200 years ago by the landed gentry. Walk through a sequence of handsome rooms containing fine antique Mallorquin furniture. Being landed gentry, the owners, the "Veri family", had their own live in priest and also a small chapel is established within the main house. Visit the small café where they serve traditional Mallorquin snacks. Sample the island's "Pa-amb-Oli", local bread rubbed with ham and cheese - delicious! Take a stroll around the animal pens which house breeds traditionally used on Mallorquin farms.

Porto Cristo Porto Cristo is still a very typical Spanish fishing village that has made small concessions towards the islands tourist industry. There are two popular theories on how the town got its name, which literally translates as "The Port of Christ." The focus of the old town is its natural harbour, which provides a safe mooring for both fishing and an increasing number of leisure craft. During the day the town can get very busy due to the close proximity of both the Caves of Drac and Caves of Hams.

Magaluf, Palma Nova Palma Nova and Magaluf are without doubt busy and bustling although, of the two resorts, Palma Nova is perhaps marginally the quieter one. Both resorts have fine sandy beaches with everything on hand to part you from your money. Watersports, glass bottom boat trips, as well as countless shops, bars and restaurants are all easily located along the wide promenades.

Puerto de Soller Puerto de Soller is the only resort on the west coast of Mallorca. Nestled into the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, it is known for its dramatic scenery and surrounding countryside.

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