Majorca, your questions answered

How long does it take to get to Majorca?

It is approximately a 2 hour 25 minute flight arriving into the airport of Palma depending on which airport in the UK you are flying from.

Where are the best places to visit on Majorca?

Palma de Mallorca:

  • La Seu Cathedral: Ascend to the top of this magnificent Gothic landmark for breathtaking city and sea vistas.
  • Bellver Castle: Immerse yourself in history amidst panoramic vistas from this unique circular castle.
  • Royal Palace of La Almudaina: Explore the former Moorish palace, now the Balearic Islands’ parliament, and its charming gardens.

Beyond the Capital:

  • Valldemossa: Nestled in the Tramuntana Mountains, this picturesque village boasts the Royal Carthusian Monastery, where Chopin and Sand once resided.
  • Sóller: Take a ride on the traditional wooden train through the mountains, and savour the local orange cake in this charming town.
  • Pollença: Explore the lively Sunday market and beautiful main square in this town, ideal for venturing into the island’s north. We have many villas in Pollensa.
  • Alcúdia: Discover the well-preserved old town centre with its narrow streets and traditional houses.

Great Beaches:

  • Cala Mesquida: Bask on this long, sandy beach, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and windsurfing.
  • Es Trenc: Relax and soak up the scenery on this beach known for its fine white sand and turquoise waters.
  • Cala Formentor: Embark on a boat trip or hike to reach this secluded cove with stunning views and clear waters.
  • Cala Sa Calobra: Accessed by boat or through a tunnel, this cove nestled at a dramatic cliff’s foot is popular for swimming and snorkeling.

Island Adventures:

  • Tramuntana Mountains: Hike or bike through these mountains, offering stunning scenery and challenging trails for various skill levels.
  • Caves of Drach: Explore these caves, home to an underground lake and a spectacular light show. Only 30 minutes from our villas in Cala d’Or.
  • Cabrera National Park: Discover the beauty of islands, coves, and marine life on a boat trip to this national park.
  • Palma Aquarium: Encounter diverse Mediterranean marine life, including sharks, sea turtles, and dolphins, at this aquarium.

Remember, this is just a starting point. With its rich culture, diverse landscapes, and endless activities, Majorca has something for everyone. So pack your bags, embrace the spirit of adventure, and create memories that will last a lifetime!

How long does it take to get to Puerto Pollensa?

The drive from Palma airport to Pollensa is approximately 45 minutes.

How long does it take to get to Cala d’Or?

From Palma airport, the drive will take 50 minutes to an hour

Where is the best place to go in Majorca for a family?

Cala d’Or

Cala d’Or, nestled on the southeastern coast of Majorca, offers a delightful blend of beachside charm and family-friendly activities, making it an ideal choice for a sunny escape. Here’s what you can expect:

Beaches: Cal d’Or boasts an array of picturesque coves, each with its unique appeal. Cala Gran, with its gentle waves and shallow waters, is perfect for little ones building sandcastles. Cala Ferrera, the widest beach, offers ample space for sunbathing and watersports. For snorkeling enthusiasts, Cala Egos and Cala d’Or provide clear waters teeming with marine life.

Activities: Beyond the beach, Cal d’Or caters to diverse interests. The Marineland dolphin show and the nearby Kathmandu park promise thrills for all ages. Take a glass-bottomed boat tour and discover the underwater world, or embark on a mini train ride for scenic island views. The Dragon Caves (Caves of Drach), with their stalactites and stalagmites, offer a cool escape from the sun and a glimpse into geological wonders.

Family-Friendly Atmosphere: Cal d’Or prioritises a relaxed and welcoming environment for families. Restaurants boast children’s menus and highchairs, making mealtimes stress-free. The evenings come alive with family-friendly entertainment, including street performers and magic shows.

Beyond the Resort: Explore the charm of Cala d’Or town, with its pedestrianised streets lined with shops, cafes, and ice cream parlours. The marina, buzzing with colourful boats, offers boat trips and opportunities to spot playful fish. Venture further and discover the historic town of Santanyí, known for its traditional market and local crafts.

Overall, Cal d’Or offers a delightful blend of relaxation, adventure, and family-friendly fun, making it a perfect choice for creating lasting memories under the Majorcan sun.

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Puerto Pollensa:

Puerto Pollensa, nestled in a horseshoe-shaped bay on Mallorca’s north coast, offers a perfect blend of relaxation and family-friendly activities for your holiday. Here’s why it might be the ideal destination for you:

Beach Paradise:

  • Sparkling Shores: The main beach, Platja de Puerto Pollensa, boasts fine sand, calm turquoise waters, and Blue Flag status, ensuring cleanliness and safety. Gentle waves are perfect for splashing and building sandcastles, while older kids can try paddleboarding or kayaking.
  • Snorkeling Adventures: Explore the underwater world teeming with colorful fish in nearby coves like Cala Bòquer and Cala Clara. Boat trips offer guided snorkeling excursions for the whole family.
  • Relaxing Atmosphere: Soak up the sunshine on sun loungers, build sandcastles, or enjoy ice cream from beachfront cafes while watching the gentle lapping of the waves.

Family Fun Beyond the Beach:

  • Charming Town: Stroll through the whitewashed streets lined with cafes, souvenir shops, and restaurants serving fresh seafood and traditional Mallorcan fare. Enjoy local musicians and street performers in the main square, Plaça de l’Assumpció.
  • Pirate Ship Adventure: Embark on a thrilling boat trip aboard a replica pirate ship, complete with water cannons, treasure hunts, and pirate shows, leaving lasting memories for young buccaneers.
  • Waterpark Splash: Cool off and have a blast at Hidropark, Alcudia’s waterpark, featuring slides, pools, and attractions for all ages.

Active Options:

  • Cycling Adventures: Hire bikes and explore the scenic coastal paths or venture further inland for more challenging routes through the Tramuntana Mountains.
  • Hiking Excursions: Embark on family-friendly hikes in the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains, offering stunning views, hidden coves, and opportunities to spot diverse birdlife.
  • Horseback Riding: Experience the island’s beauty from a different perspective with guided horseback riding tours suitable for all levels.

Relaxation and Convenience:

  • Family-Friendly Accommodation: Choose from a variety of villas catering to families, most with private swimming pools. View our villas in Pollensa . 
  • Safe and Welcoming: Puerto Pollensa is known for its relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals, making it a safe and comfortable environment for families.
  • Easy Access: Palma de Mallorca Airport is a short drive away, and public transport connects you to other parts of the island for further exploration.

Things to Consider:

  •  While lively, Puerto Pollensa offers a quieter experience compared to other Mallorcan resorts, catering to families seeking relaxation.
  • For teenagers seeking a vibrant nightlife scene, nearby Alcúdia offers more options.
  • Explore day trips to Palma de Mallorca or charming villages like Valldemossa for cultural experiences.

Overall, Puerto Pollensa offers a delightful mix of beautiful beaches, charming town vibes, family-friendly activities, and a relaxed atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for a memorable family holiday in Mallorca.
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Is Majorca good for cycling?

Majorca is excellent for cycling with some fantastic routes across the island.
One of the best places for cycling is in the Pollensa area where there are easy and not so easy routes.
The Cap de Formentor is one of the most famous routes in Majorca. A 20km route through the mountains starting at Pollensa and ending at the lighthouse at Cap de Forementor. Spectacular views await you, if you want the challenge!

We have put together a selection of villas in Pollensa ideal for cycling holidays. View our villas for cycling.

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