Mallorca is Spain’s most popular tourist destination. Being the largest of the Balearic Islands and the one of most historical and cultural interest, it has special charm due to its diversity of landscapes and is perfect for those who love the sun, beaches, mountains, water sports, playing golf (with more than 20 courses in beautiful surroundings), cycling, the hiking trails in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site), art, shopping and cuisine. It is an ideal place for sailing and exploring its entire coastline from the sea. Before you know it, Mallorca will have charmed you and captured your heart, with its amazing quality of life, its climate and its people, not to mention the endless possibilities for making your stay unforgettable.
Palma, the capital of Mallorca, is a city full of charm where you can discover all of its monuments, go for a stroll or cycle around the old town, visit its art galleries, its exclusive shopping district, restaurants, markets, etc. The marina, in the Bay of Palma, has an amazing number of yachts, leisure craft and sailing boats from all over the world, bringing those wishing to drop in on this city for a few days. The city also has a vibrant nightlife, with plenty of bars, clubs and a wide range of cultural events attracting world-renowned artists all year round.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, this mountain range is the jewel on the map of the largest of the Balearic Islands (Spain). It will impress you both culturally and in terms of its scenery.
The Tramuntana mountains in Mallorca without doubt form one of the most bewitching landscapes on the island, surprising you at every turn and compelling you to explore them. The mountain range lies in the north west of the island of Mallorca. It is named after the wind that blows from this direction. Mallorca’s two largest reservoirs can be found here: Cúber and Gorg Blau. This mountain range also lends its name to one of Mallorca’s municipalities, with its capital in Sóller, and boasts such wonderful villages and landscapes as Deià, Fornalutx, Valldemossa, Esporles, Pollença, Na Foradada, Formentor, the Mirador de Sa Creueta and the Torrent de Pareis, among others.
It was the Tramuntana mountain range that brought the first tourists to Mallorca at the beginning of the 20th century. A trend set by pioneers such as the Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria, who fell in love with the North Coast, where he purchased various plots of land between Valldemossa and Deià. The nobleman built viewing points, still standing today, to enable travellers to admire the magnificence of this part of the coast, whose beauty dazzled even the Empress “Sissi” herself. Today, the landscapes, villages and coves of the Serra offer a top class tourist destination, attracting people from all over the world who come to this enclave to explore its wealth of cultural, historical and gastronomic heritage.
Its natural pebble beaches, clifftop roads, wetlands, and its orange and almond trees that bloom in February are all truly exceptional aspects of its landscape.