For a lot of Europeans, Majorca is their preferred holiday destination; that the island welcomes over 6 million tourists per year is testament to that. Majorca is the largest island of its archipelago, known as the Balearic Islands, and has a population of around 800,000 people. Read on for some interesting facts about Majorca – you might just be persuaded to give the place a try!
- There are over 2,500 restaurants in Majorca
- There are a total of 41 Marinas, just in case you fancy going sailing in the family yacht!
- Tourists have been coming to Majorca for over 100 years
- It is estimated that there have been a total of around 215 million visitors to the island
- The beach of Es Trenc is estimated to lose around 25 tonnes of sand a year, which is being lost in people’s clothes, towels, hair and the bottom of their shoes
- 35,000 cyclists a year visit Majorca
- Over 400km of hiking trails are available on the island
Whether you choose to stay in the lively area of Magaluf, the classy surroundings of Palma, or somewhere more remote, there is inevitably something for everyone.
You have plenty of choices on where to eat too. With over 2,500 restaurants to choose from, you will have the option of fine Spanish food, freshly caught seafood, or a wide selection of international cuisine – it’s just a shame you can’t try them all! Majorca is also a popular haunt for the rich and famous given the 41 marinas with over 17,000 berths. If you want to live lavishly for the day, why not rent a speedboat or even go on a helicopter tour? Tourists have been coming to Majorca for over a century to relax and enjoy the offerings of this beautiful island. The place exploded in popularity with the birth of the bundled holiday in the late 1950s. In recent years, A-list celebs such as Claudia Schiffer and Michael Douglas have bought properties here.
Things to do in Majorca
You will also find plenty of activities to keep you occupied on a low-cost holiday in Majorca.
With over 80 beaches dotted around the island, there is ample choice of where to do some sunbathing; there are quiet and secluded beaches around the island, and full-blown tourist strips where it is hard to find space to put your towel down. Public nudity is something that is permitted by Spanish law, meaning that almost every beach is nude friendly, though you do not have to be naked to enter; they are open to everyone.
Given that people have been living here for around 7,000 years, there are plenty of historical sites that tourists can visit, usually with an English-speaking tour guide.
Majorca also sees over 35,000 cyclists visit the island each year – ranging from professionals and amateurs competing in events to tourists simply looking to explore further afield. There are also plenty of places where bikes can be hired on the island, as well as tour offices.
Getting to your hotel from the airport can be stressful and overpriced, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s a good idea to compare prices of transfers from Palma Airport Mallorca before you arrive, so you can breeze through the crowds and get the best rate.
Ted Hunter has been to Majorca a number of times with a friend in his younger years and with his family more recently. Ted likes to share his ideas in the articles and blogs that he writes. He also likes Majorca since you can find all you want in a holiday in this place.