Holidays to Majorca
The largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands, people have been booking Majorca package holidays since the 1960s. Despite the growth of other, more exotic holiday destinations, bargain holidays to Majorca have remained a perennial favourite with British families wanting a low priced break in the Spanish sun. We at Coop Travel have cheap Majorca holidays in Alcudia, Palma and many other popular resorts.
Many people still equate Majorca (or Mallorca, as it’s also known) with the package tourism boom of the 1960s, when hundreds of high-rise hotels and apartment blocks sprang up along the coast. Today, people booking last minute Majorca holidays see a more enlightened approach, with many of these faceless concrete complexes replaced by stylish low-rise holiday villages reflecting the vernacular architecture. Away from the big purpose-built resorts like Magaluf, there has been a move towards Majorca holidays taken in smaller, more traditional boutique hotels, villas and even renovated 13th century homes.
People book late deals to Majorca for the sand, sea and sun, rather than the culture. Nonetheless, you can still see traces of the island as it was before the tourist boom, in towns like Alcudia, which has retained its 14th century wall, and Palma, the historic capital.
The island’s best beaches are on the north and east coasts, and this is where most Majorca package holidays are booked. Sadly, many of the quaint fishing villages and hidden coves have been swallowed up by modern developments, but there are still pockets of the past here and there. The rugged northwest coast is dominated by the spectacular mountains of Serra de Tramuntana, and when booking last minute Majorca holidays it’s well worth taking time to explore the island beyond the beach. A short drive will take you to monasteries, museums and mountain villages, alive with olive groves and vineyards.
Last minute Majorca holidays are often booked in the resorts around Palma, on the southwest coast. Once you’ve admired the sunset and architecture, you will find dozens of rocky coves and little harbours to explore, and some excellent seafood restaurants.