Introduction to Mallorca

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Mallorca (Majorca in english), as Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera is one of the Balearic Islands. Is the second island most populated of Spain after Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The capital of the island is Palma de Mallorca, where is located the only commercial airport on the island (Majorca Airport). Thats where your flight will land if you come by plane.

Mallorca Beach

The island is a highly popular holiday destination particularly for tourists from United Kingdom and Germany

The relief is formed by the Mallorcan Tramuntana Mountains, the highest mountains, the Sierra de Levante, with more modest heights, and other smaller.  The Sierra de Tramuntana mountains in the northwest have sculpted impressive cliffs and rocky coves that contrast with the sandy beaches of the rest of the coast.  The “Pla” is the fertile central plain.  To the west of this plain and in the middle of the bay of Palma is located the capital, Palma de Mallorca.

The official languages ​​of the island  are Spanish and a variety Catalan known as Majorcan.

Mallorca is the most populated island of the Balearics, and the second in Spain, after Tenerife, Canary Islands, and has a registered population of 862,397 inhabitants, of which just under half live in the capital, Palma.

The Majorcan climate is typically Mediterranean, with high temperatures in summer (above 30 ° C) and moderately low in winter (rarely below 5 ° C). Snowfall is common in winter on the highest peaks of the Sierra de Tramontana but exceptional in the plain and the capital.  Being an island, the humidity level is very high. Remember you can also see the average temperature by month in mallorca.

The primary mean to arrive to Mallorca is by plane. From the airport of Palma de Mallorca there are regular flights to the capitals of the other islands (Ibiza and Menorca), some mainland cities (Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Alicante, Bilbao, etc) and many European cities, mainly in the UK and Germany. The Palma de Mallorca Airport is the 3rd in Spain with more passenger traffic.

In addition to the international airport, there is a small airport called Son Bonet used for light aircraft, small private planes and helicopters.

Besides the plane, it is also possible to travel to Valencia or Denia by boat  from the port of Palma de Mallorca and to Barcelona ​​from the port of Palma de Mallorca and Alcudia as well as the French city of Sète, once a week from the port de Sóller.

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