Welcome to Mallorca
Imagine an island with turquoise blue waters, secret coves, soft golden sands, lush green foliage, rugged mountains, picturesque villages and a vibrant capital city. Now drop that island in the sea only a couple of hours flight from most European cities... that's Mallorca (also known as Majorca) in a nutshell. The island and its capital, Palma, are overflowing with character, while its beaches are famous all around the world, making it one of the most sought-after summer destinations.
Generously furnished with luxury hotels and villas, Mallorca is also one of the world's sailing hotspots. The locally produced foodie delights and wines, delicious traditional cuisine and first-class restaurants with Michelin stars have only added to its appeal. But that's not all. An island steeped in history, Mallorca boasts charming villages, historic sights, an artisan and cultural scene and popular events taking place throughout the year.
If relaxing is your thing, grab a sun lounger at a beach club, hop on a boat trip or stroll through the old streets in Palma for some leisurely shopping. Just don't expect to relax for too long as there are theme and water parks for the whole family to enjoy, as well as watersports, thousands of things to do and all the serious walking and cycling you could care to do on holiday. And, if you've not overdone the daytime, there's always the bustling nightlife to finish you off.
Latest news, reviews & events in Mallorca
Find out all about what is happening in Mallorca and how to make the most of your time here. The latest news, reviews of fun activities, fabulous beaches, current events and the trendiest restaurants, as well as interviews with leading locals, insider's guides and our top choices for things to do, see, and experience on the island.
The island hosts all sorts of events, including agricultural fairs in the spring and autumn, live music and DJs in the summer, religious fiestas and international sporting events. Some of the most popular are the Mallorca 312 cycling race in April, the Copa del Rey sailing regatta in July and the Moors vs Christians mock battle in September.
What to see & do in Mallorca
When it comes to things to do in Mallorca, the possibilities are endless. Blessed with mild temperatures and sunshine throughout the year, the island is the ideal base for outdoor pursuits. Cycling, hiking, sailing, mountain biking, horse riding, climbing, golf, tennis and all the watersports you can imagine are on offer here. More leisurely activities such as sightseeing, shopping, wine tasting, guided tours or birdwatching are also available.
With top-class art galleries, castles, remains of ancient Bronze Age settlements, caves, natural parks through to museums and vineyards, this island has a long list of things to see. Among Mallorca's most famous sights are the cathedral in Palma, a gorgeous Gothic building that overlooks the sea, the Serra de Tramuntana national park that runs along the island's west coast, or the vineyards dotted around the town of Binissalem, in the central plains.