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Holidays to Majorca 2016 / 2017
Majorca is the largest and probably best known of the Spanish Balearic Islands and people have been booking holidays to Majorca since the 1960s. Despite the growth of other, more exotic holiday destinations, cheap holidays to Majorca have remained a perennial favourite with British families wanting a low priced break in the Spanish sun. At Co-operative Travel we have cheap Majorca holidays in Alcudia, Pollensa and many other popular resorts which are especially suitable for families.
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 holidays to Majorca see a more enlightened approach, with many of these faceless concrete complexes replaced by stylish low-rise holiday villages which reflect 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 (or Finca's) and even renovated 13th century homes.With so much variety in accommodation, there us bound to be a place to suit you on your Majorca Holiday.
Booking Ahead - Majorca Holidays in 2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Majorca holidays in 2017.
Booking ahead for your 2017 family holiday to Majorca has many advantages. Parents can book holiday time off in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays. Majorca is the perfect place for families with its friendly atmosphere, great beaches and child friendly resorts like Cala D'or, Sa Coma and Cala Millor amongst many others.
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Majorca – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It is known for its warm climate, sunny beaches and for its cheap holiday resorts due to the large amount of people who visit there on holiday all year round.
As of 1st July 2016, all visitors to Majorca will have to pay a 'Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax', you can read more information on this goverment imposed tax here
Ideal Time to Go: Majorca is a great holiday destination all year round and will never be short of sunshine and fun family activities to take part in. However, if we had to choose we would recommend early springtime as the ideal time to have your Majorca holiday as this is when the gorgeous almond blossoms are out, and that makes for a very pretty sight indeed.
Weather: Majorca has quite a warm climate; the average annual temperature in Majorca is 16.5°C. Majorca’s hottest months are July-August with an average temperature of around 25°C. The coolest months in Majorca are December-February with an average temperature of around 10°C. Majorca doesn’t get very large amounts of rain; its wettest month is October with an average rainfall of 69mm over 7 days. Other months in Majorca see much less rain than October generally with an average of around 4 wet days per month, but even then the rainfall is often very little.
Flight Time: A direct flight from London to Majorca takes less than 2 and a half hours.
Time Difference: 1 hour ahead of UK time.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Majorca is the hometown of Duncan Ferguson of Everton Football Club Fame.
Top Tip: If you have drinks at a bar as opposed to a table or deck then it often works out slightly cheaper.
Places to Go on Your Majorca Holiday
There are many great and exciting places to visit during your Majorca holiday, whether you want to relax and take in the sun or get out there and have some great fun in new scenery there’s certainly something out there for you. Here are our top picks of places to visit during your holiday in Majorca:
Magaluf – Of course, if you’re visiting Magaluf for your holiday you’re most likely going for the crazy nightlife and cheap alcohol, but that’s not to say that during the day you can’t relax on the beach and have a nice calm daydream before hitting the clubs.
Alcudia – This is one of Majorca’s more family friendly holiday destinations, with fun water parks, cycling and other family holiday activities you won’t be finding yourselves stuck with nothing to do during your Majorca family holiday.
Sa Coma – This is Majorca’s very own land of activities; whether you want to go on a safari, take the kids to see the exotic animals in the zoo during your family holiday, relax on the sunny beaches or have some cheap drinks in a club with your friends, there’s definitely something to keep you entertained in Sa Coma.
Holiday Activities in Majorca
Holidaymakers generally book holidays 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. This town has retained its 14th century wall along with the historic capital, Palma with it's magnificent Catherdral.
The island’s best beaches are on the north and east coasts which are where most of the Majorca holidays are booked. Sadly, many of the quaint fishing villages and hidden coves have been swallowed up by modern developments. Despite these progressions, there are still pockets of the past here and there which you can visit on your Majorca holiday. The rugged northwest coast is dominated by the spectacular mountains of Serra de Tramuntana. If you are looking to make the most of your Majorca holidays, then it’s 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.
Holidays to Majorca 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.
How to Get There
Majorca is a hugely popular holiday destination so cheap direct flights are available at airports all over the UK, so you should have no problem at all getting to your Majorca holiday. We recommend taking a direct flight to Majorca as opposed to connecting flights as it often works out much cheaper and much quicker.
Map of Majorca