Reasons to Visit Majorca in 2014

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As the largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca really does have it all. Beaches, sunshine, nightlife, natural beauty, cultural attractions… it’s not hard to see why it’s such a tourist favourite!

But just in case you needed any more persuasion to compare flights to Majorca here, here’s a list of reasons why you should enjoy your 2014 holiday on this beautiful island.

The Weather

One of the island’s biggest draws is its glorious weather, and though winter is significantly colder and wetter than the summer months, the weather is almost guaranteed to be better than it is back home. The resorts really come alive in the high tourist season between June and September, but the months either side of this are great for those looking to soak up the sun in relative peace and quiet.

The Beaches

If it’s rest and relaxation you’re looking for, you won’t be disappointed by Majorca. Whether you’re looking for a secluded spot to top up your tan, a place to soak up the party atmosphere, or the perfect location to have some fun with the family, there’s something for everyone! The resort of Cala d’Or is a good choice if you’re in need of a little bit of everything, while families should flock to the Blue Flag Beaches at Alcudia Beach, Cala Mayor, Cala Mondrago and Palma City Beach. Cala Barca is also great for diving and snorkelling, and Es Carbo is great for those looking to escape to some peace and quiet.

The Nightlife

Majorca boasts a reputation as one of the nightlife capitals of Europe, but there’s far more on offer here than the boisterous resorts of Magaluf, which is mostly popular with 18-30s holidaymakers. The capital of Palma also boasts a great selection of clubs, bars and restaurants, but is slightly more refined than Magaluf.

There’s such a great variety of nightlife in Majorca that you won’t need to worry if you can’t find a babysitter. For those looking to enjoy the nightlife scene with kids, there are a number of resorts with bars catering for families including Cala d’Or, Cala Millor and Puerto de Sóller. The island is also home to a number of shows and spectaculars, flamenco performances, live music venues and jazz clubs!

The Culture

If you do get tired of lounging on the beach, take a break and check out some of the fantastic cultural attractions on offer. With such a rich history and culture, there’s plenty to explore on the island. Most holidaymakers choose Palma as their first port of call, as its location makes it ideal for day trips.

As well as plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, there are also a number of cultural and historical attractions here including the world-famous Palma Cathedral which dates back to the fourteenth century, the Arabic Baths, Bellver Castle and Almudaina Palace as well as numerous city tours. Alternatively, you could just lose a day to wandering down the medieval streets, stopping off at churches and museums on your way.

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