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Why a holiday apartment in Mallorca?
A holiday apartment in Mallorca is the ideal alternative to a hotel or holiday home holiday if you are travelling as a couple, with your family or in a small group. Holiday apartments offer the advantage that you are independent and can provide for yourself. This usually makes the holiday cheaper than in a hotel. While many holiday homes are furnished in the Majorcan country house style, some holiday homes and apartments stand out due to their ultra-modern furnishings.
What types of holiday homes are there in Mallorca?
There are three categories of holiday homes in Mallorca: holiday resorts, holiday homes in holiday homes and apartments in the cities. Holiday resorts are usually located close to the beach and also offer large pools and other sports facilities. If you prefer it quiet, but do not need an entire holiday home, there is a range of cheap holiday apartments as part of a holiday home. These are either granny flats with locals or the holiday home is divided into several holiday flats. For those who want to live centrally, an apartment in Palma de Mallorca is recommended.
Location and orientation
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Travel and locomotion
Hardly any other place is as easy to reach from all corners of Europe as Mallorca. During the summer months, more than 100 aircraft from Germany land at Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) every day. But if you don't want to fly because you have a four-legged holiday companion, you can reach Mallorca by ferry from Barcelona. Two ferry companies offer the approximately 8 hour crossing, which starts in the evening from Barcelona and arrives on the island in the morning.Flexible on site with the rental car
Holidaymakers can move around the island most flexibly with a rental car. Especially for holidaymakers on a holiday home or a holiday apartment outside the larger towns, the car on the spot is recommended for shopping and excursions. There are car hire stations around Palma airport and if you make your reservation in good time via the Internet, there are also low fares for small cars in high season. But those who mainly want to stay in Palma de Mallorca during their holidays can do without the rental car and drive from the airport to the city centre by bus or taxi in approximately 20 minutes.
The CSU delegate Dionys Jobst demanded in 1993 to buy Mallorca for 50 billion DM and to make it officially the 17th federal state.
Location and orientation
Mallorca is located in the western Mediterranean Sea on the Spanish coast between Barcelona and Valencia. With 3.600km² it is the biggest island of the Balearic Islands but only the seventh biggest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, Corsica, Crete and Euboea. The shape of Mallorca is reminiscent of a rhombus and the different parts of the island impress with their diversity.The north: Spectacular views and quiet coves
The north of Mallorca is characterised by the rugged cliffs of the Cap de Formentor peninsula. From here you have an impressive view to the smaller sister island Menorca. The peninsula is joined by the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia, which are less crowded and are suitable for families. The almost 2km long beach of Son Serra de Marina is considered to be particularly quiet. The water slides of the Hidropark are a great attraction for children.The East: Many possibilities for active holidaymakers
The east of Mallorca captivates by its various offers for nature lovers and sportsmen. The hilly landscape of the Península de Llevant nature reserve invites you to take a relaxing walk and the dragon caves of Porto Cristo near Manacor are not only a delight with their live concerts. In the vicinity of Cala Ratjada, a harbour town popular with German tourists, there are many opportunities for water sports enthusiasts and golfers can work on their handicaps on the Capdepera golf course.The South: From Party Mile to Caribbean Natural Beaches
The flat south of Mallorca starts at the end of the party mile of Platja de Palma at El Arenal and stretches over the beautiful natural beach Es Trenc to the port of Portocolom. While the coastal section to Sa Ràpita is rather rocky, beach resorts around Colònia de Sant Jordi offer themselves for a bathing holiday. The interior of the country is characterized by agriculture and at Felanitx you can marvel at the beautiful parish church of San Miguel and the fertile surrounding countryside with fruit and almond trees.The West: Picturesque mountain scenery and elegant harbour towns
The elongated Tramuntana mountains and the partly exclusive coastal villages at its foot determine the face of the west of Mallorca. The winding mountain roads and paths attract many cyclists, hikers and riders to this part of the island. The villages in the mountains are also worth a visit. Fornatlutx has already been voted the most beautiful village in Spain several times. The famous port of Port Andratx is characterized by a certain celebrity factor and the Cala Deiá bay is also popular with the rich and beautiful.Palma de Mallorca: A diverse capital for culture, shopping and parties
In Palma de Mallorca you will not only find the famous Ballermann and the Ham Road for party holidays. The capital of the Balearic Islands also offers a wide range of cultural and gastronomic experiences. The beautiful old town and the shopping streets Avenida Jaime III or Paseo Borne invite you to stroll. Due to the variety of offers and the good accessibility, the tenth largest city of Spain is therefore also suitable for a city trip outside the high season.The Island Means: Originality and Idyllic Landscapes
The island centre of Mallorca has remained largely untouched by the tourism of the coastal towns until now and shows a very authentic picture of Mallorca. The flat plains of Es Plà are still considered the granary of Mallorca and are famous for their olive groves, almond trees and vineyards. Those who rent a holiday home here often get a large plot of land and a free panorama view. Popular excursion destinations are the Sineu weekly market and the wine village of Binissalem.
Travelers and Activities
Mallorca is the ideal place for a family holiday. Especially the beaches in the north of Mallorca, like the beach at Port d'Alcudia, are suitable for children, because the sea is flat and the conifers provide enough shade. The bathing fun becomes perfect with the nearby water slide park. The historic Sóller railway, the safari zoo at Porto Cristo or the aquarium at Palma de Mallorca provide a change from the water.Mallorca for Party Holidaymakers
Mallorca offers a lot of party offers by day and by night for every taste. Many German party vacationers meet at the western end of Playa de Palma in El Arenal. Here is the famous beach bar Ballermann 6 and also the pub mile Schinkenstraße with the famous beer tent the beer king. Those who want to drink a Cava-Sangría at the beach in an upscale environment should visit the Puro Beach Club at Can Pastilla.Mallorca for cyclists
Every year in spring tens of thousands of cyclists from all over Europe prepare for the coming season on Mallorca. In particular, the serpentines and changing gradients in the Tramuntana Mountains are considered the ideal training location for racing cyclists. But also flatter tours like from Palma de Mallorca to Llucmajor have their charm and are feasible for leisure cyclists. Meanwhile, many cycle routes are signposted and the tourism association has extensive route suggestions ready.Mallorca for golfers
There are a total of 23 golf courses in Mallorca, including nineteen 18-hole courses and four 9-hole courses. Thus Mallorca offers as much variety as hardly any other holiday resort. The three most famous golf courses Pula Golf, Golf Capdepera and Golf Canyamel are all located in the municipality of Capdepeira in the northeast of the island. Golf equipment can be rented in almost all clubs. Beginners can take taster courses in many clubs or also acquire the course maturity according to German standards. Because of its mild climate, Mallorca is also popular with golfers in spring and autumn.Mallorca for water sports enthusiasts
Mallorca offers many possibilities for water sports. Sails and motor boats could be chartered in almost all port locations. The modern port of Port Adriano offers a particularly wide range of services. If you don't have a boat licence, you can rent special motor boats without a licence or book a skipper. Windsurfers and kitesurfers find good conditions in the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia. Also divers get their money's worth on Mallorca. There are a number of PADI diving schools, especially in the south of the island, from where you can easily reach the island of Cabrera with its large variety of fish, which is offshore and protected.Mallorca with dog
There are now five designated dog beaches on Mallorca, where dogs can walk and swim without a leash. In the south of Mallorca it is the beach section Es Carnatge at Can Pastilla and in the west the Cala Blanca at Camp de Mar. In the north there are three dog beaches with the beach section Tramo de Llenaire at Pollença, the Alcanada beach at Alcúdia and the Na Patana bay at Santa Margalida. Dogs are not allowed on other beaches, but are partly tolerated outside the high season. In the cities on Mallorca a basic leash obligation applies and dogs are only allowed in restaurants outside.
Top 5 travel tips for Mallorca
Fornatlutx is located in the north of Mallorca near Sóller. It is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and is ideal for a day trip. The small village with about 700 inhabitants has preserved its original beauty. Narrow lanes between houses made of natural stone and citrus trees characterize the picture. The mountain village is also suitable as a starting point for hikes to the Lluc monastery or other destinations in the Tramuntana mountains.2. Delicious ensaimada yeast snails
Those who are on Mallorca should at least once taste Ensaimadas. This local pastry speciality is a yeast dough snail made with lard. The sweet version with icing sugar goes very well with a latte or a "cortado", as in Spain an espresso with a dash of milk foam is called.3. Historical wooden train to Sóller
From Palma de Mallorca to Sóller there is an antique wooden train that winds its way through the Tramuntana mountains at a leisurely speed. In the so-called "red lightning" we cross bridges and through tunnels past olive groves and small villages with a total of ten stops. The romantic narrow-gauge railway takes about 1 hour to get to Sóller and if you like, you can take the historic tram to Port de Sóller.4. Feasting in the Carrer Fabrica
Those who want to strengthen themselves after a day at the beach or a successful shopping tour in Palma de Mallorca should take a detour to the Carrer Fabrica in the quarter of Santa Catalina. The street is considered to be the food mile of the capital and the majority of Mallorcans romp about here. Here you will find restaurants with Spanish fish specialities and excellent Gazpacho as well as shops with local wine and cheese products.5. Sangría with cava instead of red wine
What would a holiday in Mallorca be without a Sangría at sunset? Try the white variant with cava instead of red wine. The Spanish sparkling wine, comparable to champagne, makes the Sangría particularly refreshing and peaches and vanilla give it a velvety note. In many beach pubs, bars and restaurants the Cava Sangría, also called "Clarea", is served in carafes.
Things to know
The almond blossom time lets Mallorca shine every year for 4-6 weeks in special beauty. Depending on the year, this natural spectacle can be observed between the end of January and the beginning of March. Those who drive by car from Palma de Mallorca to Valldemossa during this time will pass many almond trees at the beginning of the route. But there are also beautiful plantations around Llucmallor and on the south-east coast near Santanyi or Portocolom.Mallorcan is not Spanish
In Mallorca, road signs are often seen in two languages: Catalan and Spanish (Castilian). Mallorcan is a dialect of Catalan and is very similar to the other dialects of the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Menorca. While the original Mallorcans stick to their dialect, Spanish is in many places the lingua franca because of the many immigrants from the Spanish mainland. Due to the great importance of tourism, many Mallorcans also speak good English or German.German media on Mallorca
On Mallorca there are three major local media in German: The Mallorca Magazine, the Mallorca Zeitung and Das Inselradio Mallorca. These media report on local news and provide background information on politics and society. You will get a little closer to the island and its people as a holidaymaker and are well informed about news and events.