Mallorca holidays Holiday rentals - villas & apartments to rent or buy in Mallorca
Mallorca is the largest and most popular of the Balearic islands and for good reason - it has a rich culture, fascinating history and is packed with things to see and do - there is something for all ages and all tastes.
Whilst the island has a population of just 800 thousand, the annual number of tourists that visit reaches 9 million! The infrastructure though is first class and easily accommodates the peak summer traffic. And, as a result of its popularity, there is always a good supply of holiday rental accommodation where investors in holiday homes and locals choose to offer short and long terms lets.
|At a glance...|
|Capital||Palma de Mallorca|
|Highest mountain||Puig Major 1445m|
|Surface area||3,640 km2|
The northern part of the island is home to Badia de Pollenca and Badia d'Alcudia - two large sweeping bays that are very popular with tourists during the summer and consequently, there is a large stock of holiday rental accommodation. In the north western corner, there is the Serra de Tramuntana - Mallorca's largest mountain range running from Andratx to Pollenca with the Puig Major topping out at 1445m. These mountains are home to some of Mallorca's most extravagant and secluded villas and attract the adventure travellers who like trekking and mountain biking.
The south of the island is home to the capital, Palma de Mallorca and some of the better known beach resorts such as Magaluf, Palmanova, Portals Nous, Santa Ponca and Peguera. There is also the Serra de Llevant - Mallorca's second mountain range in the south east which, whilst not as steep or high as the Serra de Tramuntana, still provides walking and cycling trails for beginners through to experts.
For windsurfing and kitesurfing, the beaches around Can Pastilla are on a par with Pollensa in the north whilst the coves around the southwest of the island are famous for snorkelling and diving.
Mallorca holiday rentals
Self-catering holiday rentals along the beach resorts and villages of Mallorca are plentiful and certainly good value especially for family holidays. You will find beachfront villas, often with private swimming pool, spacious apartments and family holiday homes to rent along the entire coast. Around the mountainous north eastern region of the island, the beach villas are replaced by exquisite hillside fincas (country estates) that are ideal for getting away from all the bustle ofen found in the popular coastal resorts.
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With 300 days of sunshine, Mallorca is a year-round playground with weather to suit sun worshipers and outdoor sports enthusiasts - the best time to visit really depends on what you want to see and do. Much of Mallorca has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, winters. On the coast during the summer, the average daily high temperature is around 82°F/28°C. In the Serra de Tramuntana mountains in the north, temperatures are slightly cooler and during the winter months, it has been known to snow!
Things to see & do in Mallorca
As with the other Balearic Islands, Mallorca has some spectacular stretches of coastline with incredibly beautiful beaches and coves. The best known beach is Es Trenc in the south of the island near Campos but there are many more such as Cala Agulla, Port d'Alcudia near Pollença, Cala Mondrago and Cala Millor on the east coast. As well as the beautiful beaches, there are plenty of other fantastic places to see.
|A few suggestions...||Distance|
|Cap de Formentor||79|
|Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves)||63|
|La Seu cathedral, Palma||1|
|Ruins of the Roman city of Pollentia||63|
|S'Albufera d'Alcúdia nature park||58|
|Sa Calobra bay & Torrent de Pareis||65|
|Banys Arabs (Arab Baths) - Palma||1|
Distance in kms from Palma de Mallorca
Our view on holidays in Mallorca
The beautiful Balaeric island of Mallorca, with its long hot summers and mild winters attracts tourists from all over the world throughout the year. Young and old, there is something for everyone whether it's the beaches and theme parks or the delights of the mountains. The only problem is time - there is simply too many wonderful places to see and things to do and by staying in a holiday rental, you have the freedom to do what you when you want - home from home!
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