Get Ready for Adventure on Mallorca!

Mallorca (Majorca) is the largest island in Spain’s Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean.  It’s known for its beautiful beaches, sheltered coves, limestone mountains, a rich cultural history with Roman and Moorish remains, and posh resorts. This island offers something for everyone and is a perfect travel and adventure destination. The climate is warm and dry with scenic nature all around.  Enjoy many activities such as several water sports, kayaking, golf, hiking, and cycling.  In Mallorca you will find beautiful beaches, secluded coves, culture, history, exquisite food and wine, performing arts and nightlife. It really has a lot to offer groups and individual travelers.  Mallorca is also a year-round destination.

 

The white sandy beaches are paradise. Many inlets, coves and caves are along the eastern and southern coasts. Many yachts drop anchor here as they are not accessible except by boat or foot.  The island’s interior is mountainous and abundant with olive and almond trees.  Also, there are many vineyards scattered throughout the island. Visit old, quaint villages as you tour the island and along the way you will see stunning ocean views.  Visit the Serra de Tramuntana (Tramuntana mountains) with its picturesque villages and amazing winding roads.

You will want to explore the many historical, cultural sights.  There are Roman and Moorish ruins, castles, cathedrals and monasteries to see as well as a plethora of art museums and galleries.  Enjoy the food –  abundant fresh seafood mixed with Mediterranean flavors and ingredients.  Wine is also a must.

The capital is Palma, the only real city on the island. Palma offers an exciting nightlife and incredible architecture including the Moorish Almudaina Royal Palace and the Santa María Cathedral from the 13th-century. There are also stone villages in Palma with art galleries and museums.  Citrus plantations also surround the city.

So, when visiting Mallorca, there are a few highlights that you will want to see on your visit.

  • Palma de Mallorca, the capital city known for its beauty, cultural history and nightlife.
  • Valldemosa, a lovely 14th century village
  • Alcúdia, a medieval walled town to see its Roman remains
  • Serra de Tramuntana, for its mountainous views and picturesque villages
  • Cap de Formentor, for incredible and breathtaking views
  • Puerto Portals, a luxury marina

There is so much to see and do on this island in the Balearic Islands.  On your next trip to Spain, plan a trip to Mallorca.  You can access it by plane or ferry.  Flights arrive into Palma from almost anywhere in Europe and you can take a ferry from Barcelona or Valencia.

You might want to consider taking a small to medium size group to Mallorca. Many companies and professionals are MICE experts and there are numerous hotels and restaurants to accommodate groups.  Connectivity to the rest of Europe is excellent and the island offers so much in culture and leisure.  Besides, the setting is so beautiful, your program is sure to be successful.

Mallorca will not disappoint. Make it part of your next trip and adventure to Europe.  Visit this website.  For additional information on Mallorca and your travels to Spain, contact the Tourist Office of Spain.

Julie

Julie Martinez, CMP, CMM is a meeting, event and incentive planning specialist providing consulting, strategic planning and on-site management.  She is a member and contributor of I-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events. Please connect with her on LinkedIn and follow her Twitter.

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