Majorca: Main Sights
Most Popular Spanish Mediterranean Island
Main Sights in Majorca
There are plenty of things to do in Majorca with ample on offer for everyone from sights to see, activities to enjoy, landscape to explore and beaches to take pleasure in. Majorca’s coastline allows for plenty of scenery to be seen as well as sports activities to take part in. Sailing in Majorca is popular and there are plenty of water activities such as catamaran excursions, water skiing and diving to name a few. Take advantage of Majorca’s party towns and sleepy towns alike and explore the historical cathedrals and monasteries dotted around the island of Majorca. Majorca’s nature reserves are a great day out for the family and it’s a great way to discover more about Majorca’s nature. There really is a tonne to do as well as plenty of beautiful places to relax after your excursions and activities. You may find it difficult to fit all Majorca has to offer into one holiday.
Inca Market in Majorca
Inca is in the central area of Majorca and their traditional Inca Market is held every Thursday. Inca is known for it leather and much of Spain’s leather shoe production comes from Inca. This is a brilliant place to get involved in Majorca’s culture and pick up some great bargains in the process. Inca can be accessed by train or bus.
Caves of Drach in Majorca
On the eastern coast of Majorca the Drach caves are hugely popular with tourists. The Drach caves of Majorca contain one of the largest subterranean lakes in the world and there are many tours you can sign yourself up to in order to visit the caves. Classical concerts are often performed inside the caves making for an amazing setting and sound for such events.
Valldemossa in Majorca
Valldemossa is a stunning village located on high ground in the western part of Majorca situated in the Tramontana mountain range. The views are beautiful from this true Majorcan village and there is a quiet atmosphere to the place as it sits in between a fantastic part of the Majorcan landscape. There are fields full of olive and almond trees and the Monastery in Valldemossa attracts a lot of people to this area including the famous Chopin. Valldemossa provides a relaxing day out in which to enjoy the quieter side of Majorca. If you feel up to the challenge cycle up the steep, winding roads, otherwise I would suggest hiring a car to visit this must-see place
Water sports in Majorca
Majorca has everything to offer when it comes to water sports. The island has 41 marinas and mooring available for 10,000 yachts. Whether you want to watch or take part you won’t be disappointed with the water sports in Majorca. For those who love sailing the King’s Cup takes place in August. Majorca is in a fantastic location in the Mediterranean Sea where the clean, calm waters provide a perfect spot for water activities. From jet skiing, water skiing and wave boarding there’s a multitude on offer in most of Majorca’s beach resorts. Wind surfing is also popular particularly in the bays of Cala Ratjada, Es trenc, Cala Guya and Alcudia. Diving in Majorca is also a fantastic way to explore the lustrous waters and there are plenty of diving schools and tours available all year round. However, between November and April some diving ahs been known to get cancelled because of stormy weather. Marine life in Majorca is abundant with rainbow wrasse, European barracuda, eels, gobies, octopus, lobsters and much more. But if all you want is a fun beach side activity there are always doughnuts and parachutes on the main beaches such as Magaluf, El Arenal and Santa Posta.
Catedral de Palma in Majorca
An incredible site when driving along the coast of Majorca through Palma is the gothic cathedral of Palma. The Seo, as it is referred to in Majorca was built on the site of a preexisting Arab mosque. Jamie I however built a cathedral on top of the site when in 1229 he was caught in a storm and vowed to the Virgin Mary that if he survived the storm he would erect a cathedral in her honour but it wasn’t until 1601 that the project was completed. The spectacular structure really is something to see and while there you may as well take advantage of the surroundings in the city of Palma. The old town is a great place to wander around and there is plenty more architecture to see including La Almudaina Palace.
Golf in Majorca
With almost twenty golf courses in Majorca the island attracts huge amounts of golf enthusiasts each year. With 300 days of sun golf in Majorca is sure to be a sunny experience. There is a wide range of accommodation near the golf courses of varying budgets and there are even specialist travel agents for golfers due to its popularity and the quality of golf courses in Majorca. To find the best course for you it’s a good idea to research the courses and location before arrival and some courses have special offers for different tines of the year.