Majorca (Mallorca) is the largest and most populated of the Balearic islands, it has an area of 3,626 sq km and a population of 780,000 inhabitants.
The island is rich in natural beauty, famous in the past for its vocation to welcome low-cost mass tourism. This is testified by the large hotels built along the south-west coast in the surroundings of Palma, such as Magaluf, Palma Nova and Can Pastilla.
In recent times the island has preferred to develop tourism more attentive to the natural beauty of the island. Favoring the exploration of the interior, the beautiful and wild northern coast and the sweet eastern coast. Tourism is the main economic activity of the island.
The physical structure of the island is characterized by the Sierra de Tramuntana. This is a mountain range located in the northeast of the island and culminating in the Puig del Torrellas (1,445 m). In this area the mountains reach the sea with impressive peaks and cliffs that contrast with the beaches of the rest of the coast. In the center of the island is the so-called “Pla”, the fertile central plain. To the west of this plain, in the center of the bay of the same name, is the capital Palma.
HOW TO GET TO MAJORCA: FLIGHTS
Majorca, the largest island of the Balearic islands, is served by an international airport, that of Palma. Palma de Mallorca Airport (Son Sant Joan) is located 11 km southeast of Palma (Airport code: PMI).
Palma de Mallorca airport is the third largest airport in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. Flights arrive from all over Spain and from most European countries. Majorca is connected with the rest of Europe by flights of numerous airlines including the Spanish Iberia, Volotea and Vueling, and the flights of the low cost airlines EasyJet and Ryanair land in Mallorca. The frequency of flights increases considerably during the summer.
HOW TO GET TO MAJORCA: FERRIES
Connections with Spain: The following shipping companies make connections between Spain and the island of Majorca: Iscomar: Barcelona, Valencia. Baleària Eurolínies Marítimes: Barcelona, Valencia. Acciona-Trasmediterranea: Barcelona, Valencia.
Connections with the other Balearic islands: In addition, there are daily ferries that connect Mallorca with the other Balearic islands: Baleària Eurolínies Marítimes: Ibiza – Palma, Ciutadella di Menorca – Alcudia.
Acciona-Trasmediterranea: has connections with Menorca and Ibiza.