General Information About Majorca – Getting to Know Majorca, Spain

Last Updated on April 6, 2022

Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands with an area of 3,640 square kilometres (just over 1,000 sq. miles) and also one of the busiest holiday islands and entertainment centres in Europe with more than 300 days of sunshine and 350 miles of beautiful coastline. Majorca can be considered as the island of tranquility as well as isle of light and beauty. During summer, the sun and the beaches are an open invitation to relaxation for holidaymakers. Majorca is also one of the top destinations in Balearics for young families.

Majorca beaches are really beautiful with golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. In winter, Majorca mantles itself in the glory of its innumerable almond trees.

Nature in Majorca is outstanding that the Tramuntana Range is the highest peak of the island. The 340 miles of beautiful coastline of Majorca attracts the visitors with its variety of magnificent coves and beaches rivalling each other in magic and charm. Majorca has traces of Judaic and Islamic cultures but also richly endowed settlements bear eloquent testimony to Roman times. In 1229, King James I conquered the island and the Kingdom of Majorca was born.

Majorca was firstly annexed to the Kingdom of Aragon under James III, and subsequently to Spain itself, coinciding with the political unification of the country in 1492 under the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabel. Nowadays, Majorca forms part of the Balearic Islands together with Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera, one of Spain’s Autonomous Regions.

Majorca enjoys great Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters. In the mountain areas temperatures are lower. During autumn and winter, the north of Majorca takes a moderate rainfall and is generously forested with oak, pine and olive trees. During spring and summer, splendid sunshine comes to Majorca that can be enjoyed on the excellent beaches of fine white sand.

Majorca also has a well built road network for those wishing to get about by car. Three motorways head out of Palma de Mallorca, bound for the airport and Llucmajor (A-19), Palmanova-Andratx (A-1) and Inca-Alcúdia (A-27).

Castilian Spanish and Catalán (Mallorquín) are the official languages in Majorca. At the popular holiday resorts of Majorca, English and German are very common. The bulk of holidaymakers come from Germany, UK and the Spanish mainland.

Things to do in Majorca are endless. As for leisure activities; Majorca hosts great water and theme parks. Palma Bay has two water parks nearby Magaluf. One of them is the Western Water Park in Magaluf and the other one is the Aqualand in El Arenal, about 34 km. from Magaluf. Aqualand El Arenal is also one of the best water parks in Spain. Hidropark is also the other popular water park located in Alcudia, on the nothern part of the island. A visit to water parks in Majorca is highly recommended especially for families and kids.

Katmanu Park in Magaluf, Marineland in Costa d’en Blanes, Jungle Parc in Santa Ponsa and Palma Aquarium in Palma de Mallorca are the most popular and most visited theme parks in Majorca.

Nightlife in Majorca is also very intense. Holidaymakers may enjoy the lively nights of Majorca at the variety of great clubs, discos, bars, pubs and restaurants in all resorts of Majorca.

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