The island of Mallorca has been a desirable place to live and visit for more than 8000 years, and it is famous for its fantastic climate, beautiful scenery and easy way of life. Millions of tourists travel to Mallorca for the lively party resorts on the coast, as well for more sophisticated times in villas and smart hotels dotting the island, away from the crowds.
Many famous people make Mallorca their destination of choice for a relaxing break, including tennis players Boris Becker and Rafa Nadal, Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas, who all have homes on the island. Super models like Kate Moss and actresses including Eva Longoria have been pictured on huge yachts sailing round the exquisite coastline. More recently Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins trained there and the British Prime Minister David Cameron took his family on holiday. So travelers will be in some pretty famous company if they choose to sample the delights of Mallorca.
Whatever your preference, Mallorca has plenty of well-established sports activities and sight-seeing possibilities. It is a calmer place than the famous party island Ibiza next door; travelers seeking peace and quiet should aim for the north of Mallorca, away from the nightclubs and bars of the Mallorca resorts, which give Ibiza a run for its money in high season.
Cyclists favour a travel to Mallorca mainly because of the hill climbs, and there is also plenty of opportunity to try out horse riding, scuba diving and kayaking. If you prefer to spend your days on the beach, try the quiet beauty of Cala Tuent, which is worth the steep and winding journey. Visit also the beach of Platja de Formentor, which is busier, but very long so there is room for everyone and the fine white sand is divine.
Mallorca is a great place to explore, whether by car or bus, and there are pretty little villages to spend an afternoon wandering about, or as a stop off for lunch before you continue your tour. Campanet has a delightful village square with cafes serving aromatic coffee and stronger refreshments if you require them. Also worth a visit is one of the most attractive towns on the island, Fornalutx, which has plenty of medieval buildings and stunning mountain views.
A little bit livelier but just as peasant is the town of Pollença, where you are spoilt for choice in terms of authentic Spanish restaurants, as well as the familiar sandstone buildings and cobbled streets which are so pleasing to the eye on Mallorca. You may like to challenge yourself to ascend the 365 Calvari steps and at the top have a welcome rest outside the tiny chapel, admiring some gorgeous views of the island.
If you are able to travel out of the school vacations, the little towns and village of rural Mallorca are even quieter and you will be untroubled in the main by crowds, especially to the north. In September for instance the weather is still glorious, but flights and accommodation drop noticeably and there are fewer noisy groups around.
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