Belonging to the Balearic Islands, Majorca is located in the Mediterranean Sea, 170 kilometres from the Spanish mainland. A flight from Germany to Mallorca is quite comfortable and takes only two hours. The island has a total area of 3.6 million square kilometres and measures about 100 kilometres from west to east and about 80 kilometres from north to south. With that said, Majorca is as large as Berlin and the Saarland together. The island is part of the Andalusian folded mountain, a lot of limestone can be found inside of hills and mountains. Tourists will find a wide range of activities offered at the coast-line of more than 550 kilometres.
The region around the capital Palma de Majorca is attractive for guests, who love the urban lifestyle and do not want to miss it in their holidays. In the island's capital there live about 400.000 residents, which is half of Majorca's total population. That is why the port is the cultural and also the economical center of the Balearic Islands. In Palma de Majorca tourists can especially rent one of the many holiday flats. You will find the right offer to suit all tastes in Palma de Majorca.
The island's north-west is formed by the high leveled mountains of Serra de Tramuntana. Upcountry the region Es Raiguer is conterminous to this mountain range. Resorts of these two regions are mainly located at the offshore marginal area. West of Palma de Majorca you can find Calvia, Paguera and Andratx. Nearby there are plenty of luxurious villas with a splendid view on the Tramunatana and the Mediterranean Sea. More holiday homes are located around Pollenca and Alcudia in the northern area of the island, which is the best location for diving and sailing activities. A more rural and secluded area is formed by the middle part of this mountain range and there is only one bigger town. Tourists can find a lot of relaxation here.
In the south of the Balearic Island tourists find the area Migjorn. It starts east of Palma at the well known party place El Arenal and goes eastern to the golden bay of Cala d'Or. Most of the bays around are perfect for swimming because of their beautiful sandy beaches. That is why there are plenty of holiday homes along the coast line resorts like S'Horta and Cala Pi. The only exception is the cape of Ses Salines, where nature protected and rocky coastal areas dominate. The landscape of Migjorn is mostly flat. The only hill around is the 500 metres high Puig Sant Salvador near the community of Felanitx. Migjorn is perfect for family vacation.
The eastern part of Majorca include the Pla de Majorca and the Llevant. The extensivly upcountry located Es Pla is an agricultural used plain. Typical for the small, idyllic villages of this aera is the village of Santa Margalida. The coast is mostly rocky and steep coasts are the key feature of this area. The landscape is rich in savaged Aleppo pines, Italian stone pines and olive trees. Near to Arta, guests can visit a large system of flowstone caves. Some of the best-known resorts of this varied eastcoast area are Porto Cristo, Cala Millor, Canyamel or Cala Ratjada.