Majorca travel guide – everything you need to know

Majorca has always been a popular choice with holidaymakers due to its sandy beaches, constant sun and exciting nightlife, and with a flight time of just over 2 and a half hours, you can be on the beach in no time. 

Whether you’re jetting away on a fun-filled family holiday, a romantic escape or a party holiday with your mates, Majorca has you covered. 

Climate

Majorca boasts 300 sunny days a year so there really isn’t a bad time to go. July and August are the hottest months of the year reaching an average of 27°C while the winter months reach an average of 14°C.

Beaches

Alcudia Beach is a blue flag beach that stretches from the Port of Alcudia along the golden mile of hotel-backed coastline. The beach is popular with families due to the safe, shallow waters and the beachfront cafes where you can enjoy a snack.

If you’re staying in Palma Nova, you really are spoiled for choice with three beaches on offer; Playa Carregador and Playa Palma Nova, which have both been improved with imported sand and Playa Son Maties. The beach is also surrounded by new and modern bars. If it’s a quiet beach you’re looking for, visit S’illot Beach, the perfect place to enjoy a low key picnic in the sun.

A popular beach in Majorca.

Places to visit

A trip to the old town of Alcudia should be on your list of places to visit, even if this is just to appreciate the architecture. Take a walk around the old walls and take in the fantastic views of the city or visit the bullring for just a couple of Euros. The Alcudia peninsula provides a fantastic walk that will take you through amazing scenery and offers an alternative side of Majorca.

A weekly market runs in Andratx every Wednesday morning, giving you the chance to fully immerse yourself into the local way of life with buses run regularly from Palma.

Top activities

Cuevas Del Drach in Porto Cristo offer an amazing insight into the underground caves that extend 1,200m horizontally and scale a depth of 25m. As you’re escorted around the inside of the caves on a boat, live classical music is performed, making the experience even more memorable.

Majorca is one of Europe’s primary rock climbing destinations with three key places, the Southwest, Northwest and Eastern Majorca. If you fancy a challenge, the highest mountains in Majorca are located between Soller and Inca.

We highly recommend a visit to the breathtaking Palma Cathedral, which overlooks the harbour. The cathedral has a central vault of 144ft and is home to one of the largest stain glass windows in the world with over 1,236 pieces of glass.

Hilly area offering great views, one of the activities in our Majorca travel guide.
Nightlife

Whether you’re looking for a few quiet drinks after your evening meal or want to party until the sun rises, Majorca has it all. Magaluf is home to large superclubs such as BCM and Boomerang and bar crawls and drinking games take place regularly.

Many restaurants in Alcudia and Cala Bona have live entertainment in the evening while local stalls selling jewellery and small gifts run alongside the promenade for those who fancy a late night shop.

Good for couples

Santa Ponsa’s picturesque harbour, located in Palma, provides a great backdrop for a romantic stroll in the moonlight. Also on offer are designer shops and flashy restaurants, castles and cathedrals and well as the boats stowed in the harbour itself.

The beautiful Santa Ponsa Bay in Majorca.
Good for kids

What is a holiday without a waterpark? Aqualand in Palma promises fun for all the family with white knuckle attractions such as Anaconda and Tornado to the smaller mini park that caters for young children. For those who prefer to take it easy, the park also boasts a lazy river and Jacuzzi’s while the surf beach is a great place to relax and enjoy some quality time with the family.

Voted the best amusement park in the Balearic Islands, Katmandu Park offers over 10 attractions and special interactive themed entertainment that will keep your kids entertained for hours.

Recommended hotels in our Majorca travel guide 

Club Mac Alcudia, Alcudia

The 3* Club Mac Alcudia is very popular with families due to the hotel having SEVEN swimming pools. If that isn’t enough to tempt you, the hotel also has a leisure lake,  a children’s village and sports facilities including tennis, volleyball and mini golf.  

Enjoy a day at the beach with the free bus that runs from the hotel and back on a regular basis or explore your new surroundings including shops, bars and restaurants.  

Club Mac Alcudia

BH Mallorca, Magaluf

This adult’s only hotel, which you can read more about here, is fantastic value for anyone looking for a party hotel. Included in the price is entrance to the world’s first 18+ waterpark which features hi adrenaline slides, a 360 degree loop and a wave pool!

What also makes this hotel unique is the world top DJ’s that play here. David Guetta, Skrillex and Martin Garrix are just a few of the names who have graced this hotel to perform sets for guests…

The water park at BH Mallorca, Majorca.

Sol Katmandu, Magaluf

The 4* Sol Katmandu in Magaluf is a resort like no other. With a theme park AND a water park, there is always something to do here. Kids club Kamp Katakidu includes excursions to Katmandu Park, Katlantis Splash Park and other fun activites while entertainment is provided in the evening for the whole family to enjoy. 

You’ll also find 3 swimming pools with one especially for younger guests and free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel. 

Katmandu Park Resort features in our Christmas holidays - where to go 

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Written on 9th June 2017 by

Joshua Carry-James