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The beautiful island of Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, a set of Spanish islands found off the east coast of the mainland country in the Mediterranean Sea. Majorca is also home to the capital of the Balearic islands, Palma. The region of Majorca has been a popular tourist destination since the 1950’s and with the islands amazing weather, stunning beaches and exciting tourist attractions, it is easy to see why!
Up to ten million tourists visit the sunny island of Majorca year-round, 100,000 of which are Irish tourists. It's popularity with Irish tourists is partly because it is closer than the Canary Islands, but it has a similar climate. Majorca is also famous for having some of the best beaches not only in Europe, but the entire world, as the turquoise Mediterranean waters coupled with the gold sands of Majorca make a perfect combination.
Majorca is a large island with many tourist resorts, all with their own characteristics that attract a certain demographic of traveller. Whether you are a family, a couple or a group of friends travelling, you will find the perfect holiday destination in Majorca!
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Nightlife in Majorca varies depending on which holiday destination you stay in, with some more lively than others. For the best nightlife in Majorca, stay in the party hotspots of Magaluf and Santa Ponsa or the islands' capital city of Palma, where popular party districts such as Paseo Maritimo can be found.
As Majorca is a Mediterranean island, seafood is a popular choice of cuisine. However, due to the large tourist influence in the island you will also find many German, Italian, Asian and British restaurants serving authentic food!
Families with children should use a day of their holiday to visit Western Water Park, a fantastic amusement park with a wide range of slides and water-based attractions for the entire family!
Majorca is home to 262 beaches, with each one having their own distinct characteristics and charm. The Mediterranean Sea is one of the most beautiful in the world, which in turn makes Majorca’s beaches some of the best known on the planet. No matter what tourist resort you stay in, you are sure to find golden sand beaches with azure waters!
Each resort in Majorca has their own boutique and souvenir stores, alongside local markets for visitors to explore. For the best shopping on the island, visit Palma for a variety of high street and luxury designer stores.
Majorca hosts numerous music festivals year-round that attract visitors from all over the world. The biggest of these is Mallorca Live. This festival is usually held in May so if you are planning to visit during this time, be sure to get some tickets!
Majorca experiences a Mediterranean climate which means it experiences cool winters and hot, dry summers. To maximise your time in the sun, the summer is an idea time to visit, when temperatures average in the high twenties.
Euro is the currency used in Majorca.
Majorca is an hour ahead of Ireland.
The island of Majorca is well connected with public transport for traveling between resorts. However, if you would like to travel off the beaten path, car hire is available from Palma airport at affordable prices. Cycling is also a popular activity in Majorca and most tourist resorts have bike hire companies where you can rent racing bikes alongside road bikes for both children and adults.