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Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands 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. Places to see in Majorca are endless. Majorca is the most popular holiday island of the Balearics that enjoys a wide variety of scenery. Palma de Mallorca is the capital city. Palma de Mallorca is a modern cosmopolitan city and very popular summer holiday resort.
In the Tramuntana Range, rising to its maximum height of close on 5,000 ft. in the shape of Puig Major, mountain scenery can be enjoyed at its purest. The picturesque towns of Valldemossa, Soller and Deia are worth a visit and see. The northern part of Majorca is carved and sculpted by a mountain range that parallels the coast for over one hundred kilometres and it is the site of attractive coves and beach resorts, such as Cala de Deia, Port de Soller, Cala Tuent and sa Calobra.
Majorca beaches are really beautiful with golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. In summer, the sun and the beaches among the 350 miles of beautiful coastline are an open invitation to relaxation in Majorca. The south of Majorca is home to some of the most beautiful beaches of the island that include; ses Covetes and es Trenc, as well as the beaches of Mondrago, Cala Figuera and Cala Santanyi. Palma Nova, Magaluf and Santa Ponsa are the most popular holidays resorts of Majorca, on the southern shores of the island.
The eastern coast of Majorca, Cala Mesquida, Cala Agulla or Cala Torta are relatively unexploited and holidaymakers may visit a series of impressive caves that include Arta in Canyamel, Drac, with its large subterranean lake and Hams in Portocristo.
Puerto Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa are the popular tourist resorts on the northern shores of the island. One of the most important towns in this part is Pollensa itself, popularized by artists and celebrities. The Cala de San Vicenç and the Formentor peninsula are a must visit places. Alcudia, with the special attraction of its old town wall, the Roman city of Pollentia and well-preserved amphitheatre is also a must.
The wide crescent of Alcudia Bay is lined with a continuous stretch of beaches. Can Picafort, Son Serra de Marina and the Colonia de Sant Pere are the popular holiday resorts. The region is also site of the s’Albufera Nature Reserve.
As for leisure places; 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.
The Six Routes
You may find the six routes and itineraries for Majorca that covers the whole of the island. If you follow the routes, you will definitely explore, experience and enjoy the best known tourist attractions and sights of Majorca.