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Majorca (Mallorca) Tourist and Travel Information Guide
Welcome to Mallorca-Now with the latest information on the Island's resorts, hotels, apartments, flights, transport, restaurants and attractions together with a guide to Living in Mallorca
Mallorca is the largest and most densely populated of the four Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera) which form the Spanish Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea just off the East coast of mainland Spain.
A popular tourist destination for many years, the Island is currently voted a top holiday favourite for travellers from Britain, Germany and the Scandinavian Countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
We have designed this website especially for you, to provide the latest tourist and travel information for your visit.
View from El Toro to Illa d'es Malgrat Palma Nova (Palmanova)
Mallorca or Majorca, we know can be a bit confusing.
The locals refer to the Island as 'Mallorca' from the Catalan language frequently spoken. Lessons in schools are mainly taught in this language and it is also the preferred language of government and public services throughout each of the Municipalities.
This is a surprise to many visitors coming to the Island who expect that Spanish would be the main language spoken. However prior to the death of Franco in 1975 the island was known locally as 'Majorca' derived from being the largest, (Major) Island of the Balearics. In the English speaking world, especially the United Kingdom, 'Majorca' is still the preference, perhaps this will change over the years.
The immense natural beauty together with Mediterranean weather (hot dry Summers and mild Winters) are the main reason why this Island has been so popular as a holiday destination. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break or a holiday packed full of adventure you will find that the Island has something to offer everyone.
We also enjoy a very diverse landscape from the rocky Tramuntana Mountainous region in the North-West to the flat plains in the centre of the Island. The beautiful beaches, varying resorts and range of sports and tourist activities provide a multitude of options for visitors. This is the reason why so many tourists return to the Island year after year!
For those who live or are considering living here, you will find a comprehensive Information Guide to Living in Mallorca inc Insider Tips which come from years of experience living on this beautiful Mediterranean Island.
Palma Mallorca Cathedral Port Palma Mallorca Palma de Mallorca
Visiting Palma de Mallorca for a day trip, weekend-break or a holiday? Our Information Guide covers Sightseeing around the Historic Centre including the Cathedral La Seu, Palace de Almundaina, Bellver Castle, La Lonja, Arab Baths and Churches of Sant Eulalia and Sant Francesc. You will also find a guide to Shopping in Palma including where to buy home-made produce, together with information on Restaurants, Hotels, Insider Tips and much more..
Check out the city centre restaurants
Check out our selection of hotels
In recent years there has been an increase in Cruise Ships visiting Palma de Mallorca for a day, half day or even a few hours. Tourists can dis-embark from their Cruise Liner to enjoy spending some time in the City.
Cruise Ships visiting from Italy also increased due to the crisis in the Middle-East. However in 2012 there was a drop in visitors due to the sinking of the 'Costa Concordia' which visited on a weekly basis.
Check our guide on Cruise Ships
Are you travelling to Majorca soon and not quite sure which of the resorts would be best for you or your family? Perhaps you are already here and wish to visit a different resort for a day or two. Check out our comprehensive information guides to the resorts around the island with insider tips to help you along the way. There is so much choice when it comes to the Island's resorts, we hope that this information will help you to make the best choice.
Puerto Pollensa Cala Bona Harbour Palmanova Beach
Alcudia Puerto Cala Millor 2km Beach Magaluf BCM
Andratx market town
See our Information Guides to the Towns
and market Villages around the Island.
From the picturesque villages of Pollensa, Andratx, Capdepera, Son Servera and Calvia to the bustling manufacturing towns of Manacor and Inca.
The latest flight information with live flight arrivals and departures from Palma de Mallorca (Son San Joan) Airport. You can see the most popular airlines flying to the island as well as information on travelling with disabled passengers, car parking and fast becoming popular, cruise and fly holidays.
Flight landing Terminal Building
Different types of holidays are available on the Island,
All-Inclusive, Half Board, Full Board, Bed & Breakfast, Self Catering, so many options to choose from. You can check our information here with holiday discounts with Tour Operators such as Thomson, easyJet Holidays, Thomascook, First Choice, Directline Holidays and Jet2
Check our selection of hotels around
the Island, City of Palma, Alcudia, Andratx,
Cala Bona, Cala D'Or, Cala Millor, Cala Ratjada,
Cala San Vicente, Calas de Mallorca, C'an Pastilla,
C'an Picafort - Playa de Muro, Magaluf, Palmanova,
Peguera, Pollensa, Puerto Portals, Santa Ponsa
From basic Hostal/Pension hotels to 5 star luxury hotels, Mallorca offers
a great choice to suit everyone.
Check our selection of Private Apartments
and Villas for Rent around the Island.
We hope you will find something
interesting. Many tourists, especially
families, prefer to rent a private apartment or villa with
all the home comforts.
See our selection of Rural Hotels, mostly set in the beautiful countryside and some with the added advantage of being fairly close to the coast.
If you wish to reserve a Rural Hotel we advise you to reserve as far in advance possible to avoid disappointment. This is due to the limited amount of rooms during peak periods!
Mallorca is an Island with many transport options. You can hire a car from Palma Airport or arrange this in a resort. Public transport in general is very good with city buses (EMT) in and around the Palma area and (TIB) mainly for inland and travelling to and between the resorts. Taxis are available from the Airport as well as private Airport Transfer Buses which can be reserved in advance. From the Plaza de Espana station you can take a train to Manacor or Inca or you can visit Puerto de Soller by train then tram. Find out all the transport information you will need in this guide with timetables, links to transport websites and prices etc.
....and so much more.....
The Island has much to offer in the way of Tourist Attractions, Trips and Activities not to mention Historical Sightseeing especially in Palma de Mallorca.
There is so much to do and see it would be impossible to cover everything in
one trip to the Island. We list the popular Attractions and Activities with contact information, prices and links to the websites where available. As well as the
main attractions, Waterparks, Marineland, Palma Aquarium, Caves of Drach, House of Katmandu we also list the smaller places of interest such as Safari Zoo
Park in Sa Coma
Waterparks & Theme parks Safari Zoo Park Palma Historic Centre
Trip to Soller Caves of Drach Mallorca House of Katmandu
Corb Mari Pto Pollensa Tristan Portals La Taberna de la Boveda
See our Information guide to Restaurants which include Cafes and Bars. There really is so much choice of cuisine from traditional Spanish and Mallorquin to Italian, Chinese, Indian, Greek, British, Turkish, Scandinavian and Japanese plus many more...the list is endless! We list a selection from Palma, the resorts and inland towns from around the Island with addresses and contact information, telephone and website address where available. We welcome your recommendations which can be submitted through 'contact us'
Santa Ponsa Beach
An information guide to some of the beaches
around the island. With so many excellent
beaches to choose from it can be difficult to
know where to go, check out our quick guide!
El Corte Ingles, Palma
Check out our guide to the Shops in the city and around the island. From large stores such as El Corte Ingles to designer boutiques in the quaint narrow lanes of Palma de Mallorca.
You will also find a list of market days in the towns and resorts.
Equally important for tourists is knowing which supermarkets are available near to their holiday accommodation with store opening times. We hope you find the information useful!
If you live in Mallorca, as well as basic shopping information for everyday goods you might need to know where to buy diy goods, furniture, paint and other household items. For this reason please check out our guide to shopping if you live in Mallorca. Any recommendations welcome through 'contact us'
7 day weather forecast
Mallorca with its super climate, hot dry Summers
and mild Winters is a perfect destination for tourists
all year long. Check out our 7 day weather forecast
with temperature chart and seasons information.
Biomar Spa & Wellness
Information guide to Spa's, Beauty and Wellness centres in around the Island of Mallorca. You can visit for a short break or if you prefer a day for a luxury treatment!
Majorca Daily Bulletin Newspaper
For the latest information and News and links to the two main
English speaking Newspapers
Majorca Daily Bulletin and Euro Weekly.
Schools Buy a Vehicle Solbank - Banking & Law
If you need Information on Living here on the Island - NIE number - Bank Account - Schools and Health Care, check out our comprehensive information guide
Businesses for Sale
Information guide to buying a Business on the Island with insider tips!
There are many business for sale throughout Mallorca but not all make you a profit, choose carefully!
Property For Sale
Information guide to buying a Property. Now is a great time to buy a property, with competitive exchange rates and property prices falling, you could pick up a bargain!
You wil also find information on new properties for sale
in Mallorca by the well known builder Taylor Wimpey
If you own a property and you need information on property care or renting, check out our Property Services page.
You will find also find information on Nightlife, Recipies,
Golf, Weddings and Cycling (cyclotourism).
We hope that www.mallorca-now.com has provided the information that you
were looking for whether you are holidaying on the island or living here!
Majorca (Mallorca) Tourist and Travel Information Guide