Culture and History of Majorca

The island of Majorca, one of the Balearic Islands lying in the Mediterranean Sea, was once a settlement for the Romans.  Over the years it was the site of numerous battles, changing hands frequently between the warring nations depending upon where each fortunate winner came from.  This constant change in leadership left its mark on the island, and there are still visible influences of the Roman, Vandal and Byzantine rule – particularly in the local architecture.

La Granja Museum, Majorca, Spain

For a true taste of this stunning island, visitors are encouraged to visit La Granga, a stately home that has been converted into a museum depicting the life and history of the local people.  Enjoy folk dancing demonstrations and watch craftspeople at work using traditional island methods.

The reason Majorca is so popular with British holiday makers, is because it’s so accessible.  As well as being able to book cheap flights to Majorca, a holiday to this part of the world is made easy thanks to the short travelling time, the close modern culture and the likelihood of experiencing sunny weather in Majorca, regardless of the time of year.

Entertainment in Majorca

Majorca caters well for their guests in terms of entertainment, and some are well worth making a point of visiting if you can.  Santa Ponsa Majorca is one of those well known Majorca resorts thanks to its lively clubbing scene, which peaks between May and October every year.   For those who like the idea of a party night but are travelling with children, the Sanddancers in Cala Bona, Majorca is a family friendly bar where you can relax with a drink while your children play away in the secure kid’s zone, which is equipped with games consoles and more.

For something that hits the cultural spot, the Soller Railway is an old fashioned tram network that will take you for a spin out of Majorca’s trendy towns and through the outlying olive groves.   Or pay a visit to the famous Caves of Drach, with their awe-inspiring stalagmites and stalactites, secret lake and floating musicians.

Transport in Majorca

Flights to Majorca are operated by all the major airlines, and by several of the budget providers as well thanks to its short flying time; a flight from London to Majorca’s airport Palma de Mallorca takes a little over two hours.  And with such a large choice of carriers, cheap holidays in Majorca are available all the year round.  For help choosing the best cheap flights to Majorca for you, try the form at the bottom of this page which will search for the available options for your chosen dates.

Santa Ponsa Resort, Majorca

Once on Majorca, getting around is relatively simple.  Car hire in Majorca is easy to arrange and all the major companies are conveniently located at the airport, but if you prefer public transportation, then buses are cheap and reliable with most lines making a stop at the airport.

Accommodation in Majorca

Accommodation in Majorca is varied and abundant.  If you’re looking for a restful, private getaway then booking one of the Majorca villas is a great option.  Travellers who prefer to be as close to the heart of a holiday as possible, will find plenty of fantastic apartments in Majorca that are all close to the main attractions and nightlife.

The Hotel America Majorca provides excellent accommodation overlooking a fabulous and secluded beach, and has won awards for both quality and environmental management in the past year, while the Majorca Beach Hotel offers a location in the heart of Magaluf and still affords the luxury of a private pool.

Holiday Facilities in Majorca

Majorca might be a small island, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in entertainment.  There are plenty of activities to choose from, whatever type of trip you’re going on, and you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Parents and children alike will marvel at the Pirates Show, an extravaganza of acrobatics, juggling and fire-eating, performed in an arena that houses its very own pirate ship.  The evening includes a meal and drinks for everyone, although you’ll be so mesmerised that you may actually forget to eat.

Young adults can enjoy a lively party atmosphere in Magaluf, and tour operators will happily arrange your pub crawl, sometimes to include a free pick up from your hotel in a limo.  And if you’re travelling as part of a stag or hen party, there are some companies who can provide a selection of fancy dress outfits to help you all dress the part.

Couples can enjoy the romance of an evening helicopter tour across the island, hovering over the private jets in the marina before heading off to fly around the base of the Tramuntana Mountains.

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