There are many destinations to consider in Europe for your 2013 holidays. Personally I am still looking for the perfect spot for this summer so I keep exploring the options. I have already been to Mallorca, but I feel that I have not fully experienced the island as yet. I might pay it another visit this year, already looking at some flights to Majorca from Monarch. Let’s see what that magnificent island has to offer.
Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean. The capitol of the Balearic Islands deserves a thorough exploring. This is a typical Mediterranean city, bathed in the rays of the hot sun. In addition to palm trees and bobbing yachts there are numbers of magnificent monuments. Old narrow streets are filled with historic buildings. The most iconic of them, the massive Gothic cathedral La Seu, is one of the finest churches of Spain. La Seu’s construction started in the early 1230s and lasted for over 400 years. The cathedral is 6660 meter square and can be spotted from almost every corner of the city. As in the majority of Majorca, you can see that plenty of cash has been invested to keep the city clean and very touristy.
Es Trenc Beach
Majorca is famous for its beautiful beaches. On the island you will find both long and sandy or smaller and rocky sheltered bays. The one that is particularly worth seeing is Es Tranc beach in the south of the island. It is 4 kilometres long with white sand and turquoise water. The southern part of the beach is normally occupied by naturists.
Deia is considered to be one of the prettiest villages on the island of Majorca. It is located in the mountains on the north coast, about 10 km from Valldemossa. What captivates tourists here are stone houses with green shutters, steep narrow streets, beautiful church, many galleries, fine restaurants and luxury hotels. The medieval character of the village is still maintained, as even new buildings are erected in the old style.
Cap de Formentor
Fermentor is a peninsula extending 20 km north-west of the island. This is another place not to be missed in Mallorca, as it overs stunning and unforgettable views of the coast line. The road up the hill leads to the Cap de Formenter lighthouse, where you a viewpoint is located. The lighthouse was built in 1860. You can also hike to get to the top but I must warn you that this is a challenge for very fit people!
Valldemossa is a small Spanish town located at a distance of 17 km from the capital – Palma. The town is picturesquely situated on a kill at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana. Steep, narrow streets and stone houses are glued to the mountain slopes.