The beautiful island of Majorca is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea. Not only is it the biggest of the Balearic Islands, but it’s capital – Palma – offers some of the best Spanish architecture in the world. During the Spanish Civil War, Majorca was the nationalist stronghold, and suffered numerous battles across its shores and countryside. The Battle of Majorca is one of the most well-documented wars in Spanish history, and since the late 1960s, the island has been transformed by waves of European tourism.
Since then, Palma has grown significantly, and it remains the culture and entertainment hub of the island. Thousands of workers make their way from the mainland every year to ensure the tourism industry continues to bolster the economy, and there was a lot of work to be found on the island during the early tourism boom. In 2008 alone, Majorca’s airport received over 20 million passengers!
There’s no doubt that Majorca is a truly stunning place to visit, and one of the many natural beauties of the island is the golden beaches. From crystal clear waters to tropical marine life, it’s no wonder why the island is so popular with families. Let’s take a look at some of the best beaches on the island.
Benefitting from over 120 beaches and glorious coves, there are many locations across the island that have become tourist hotspots – like the sands of Es Trenc. If you could imagine a perfect beach, then Es Trenc wouldn’t be close off, it’s white sands and turquoise waters providing a stunning backdrop to the beautiful landscape. The beach remains protected by the island’s conservation projects, not only because it’s a haven for rare wildlife, but the shallow waters are also home to dolphins and turtles.
There’s nothing man made about this beach, and its natural beauty is well-known throughout the island. Situated in a national park, the land is home to various species of rare wildlife, most notably the White Crane bird.
If you like your rock climbing, then there are some amazing weird and wonderful formations to sink your boots into. Furthermore, the waters are a great spot to snorkel, and there are a number of small businesses dotted around the beach that will happily take you out, and show you the marine life. Taking a trip to Majorca is an unforgettable experience, so make sure you visit Cala Mondrago before you leave.
Cala Deia is one of the best beaches on the west of the island, and with a picturesque village looking out over the shoreline, it’s easy to see why. If you’re staying in the village, there’s a small stream that runs through the quiet market centre. Follow this, down the cobbled streets and the rugged forestry, and you come to one of the most stunning beaches you’ll ever see.
Whether you’re on the beach, or roaming the village markets, there are some great facilities to entertain your family. From street acts and wonderful art to live music and tasty restaurants, an hour here can easily turn into a day – or even two!
Lloyd is a freelance travel blogger who is currently writing for various blogs as well as Cheapflights.