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Tour of Palma/Majorca, Spain

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Majorca or Mallorca in Catalan, is the largest of the Spanish islands situated in the Mediterranean Sea. The capital of the island is Palma.

The island is a major tourist attraction with over 20 beach resorts that are popular with northern Europeans for holidays in the sun. There are resorts suitable for the 18 - 30 nightlife scene and other quieter, scenic resorts, more suitable for family holidays.

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Flights take about 2 hours 40 minutes between UK Airports and Palma Airport.

Ryanair provide regular flights between Palma de Mallorca Airport and UK Airports such as: Edinburgh . London/Stanstead all year, Seasonal = Birmingham . Bournemouth . Bristol . Cork . Dublin . East Midlands . Glasgow/Prestwick . Leeds . Liverpool .Manchester . Shannon .

See Palma de Mallorca Airport / Wiki for information on all the airlines that fly there. The airport is situated about 6 miles east of the City of Palma. The bus stop is situated outside the Arrivals Hall (Exit D). Bus line 1 goes to the center of Palma (Paseo Mallorca) in approximately 30 minutes. Taxis are outside Exit D. A trip to Palma de Mallorca takes about 15 minutes and costs about €21. Inexpensive Shuttle Transfers to any resort can be priced at www.shuttledirect.com. Google Map.

Car Hire Companies at Palma de Mallorca Airport.

The map right shows the Island of Majorca/Mallorcca with the Beach Resorts all around the Island.

There should be a resort for anyone as some cater for the younger traveler looking for nightlife and others more suitable for families or more mature people looking for a relaxing holiday.

There are normally great deals from October to Easter on all the resorts.

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The Port of Palma has become a major cruise port with many cruise ships departing from Palma for Mediterranean cruises. Some cruise lines offer packages of one week cruise out of Palma and one week holiday on one of the Islands resorts.

In the distance is the La Seu Cathedral, one of many interesting buildings in the ancient City of Palma.

The City of Palma tends to attract tourists more interested in culture as its nightlife is not as vibrant as some of the larger beach resorts.

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La Seu is a cathedral in central Palma built on the site of an existing Arab mosque. It was founded by King James I of Aragon in 1229 and completed in 1601. More Information.

Another tourist attraction is Bellver Castle, situated on a hill near Palma. It was built in the 14th century for King James II of Aragon. This castle was used as a military prison during the 18th and 19th centuries. It now serves as one of the main tourist attractions on the island.
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Palma Hotels . Restaurants . Night Clubs .


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Palmanova Hotels . Restaurants . Night Clubs .

Palmanova is one of the largest resorts situated about 15 miles southwest of Palma Airport.

This resort normally attracts younger tourists in the height of summer looking for lively beach fun through the day and an adventurous nightlife.

From October to Easter, the resort attracts the more mature looking for quieter holidays as most of the nightlife bars and clubs close during the week.

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Magaluf is situated about 17 miles southwest of Palma Airport next to Palma Nova.

Magaluf is normally regarded as the most lively resort on the island, attracting the 18 - 30s in the height of summer for beach games and late night fun.

October to Easter, the resort is more suitable for relaxing holidays as many of the late night bars close during the week.

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Magaluf Hotels . Restaurants . Night Clubs .

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Santa Ponsa is situated about 19 miles southwest of Palma Airport.

Santa Ponsa is a resort popular with Irish and Scottish tourists. As a result, the resort has many Irish and Scottish themed bars and restaurants.

Santa Ponsa is normally regarded as a family resort.

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Santa Ponsa Hotels . Restaurants . Night Clubs .


Alcudia is situated about 37 miles north of Palma Airport.

This is one of the many resort towns around the island specially designed for family holidays.

Alcudia Bay has fine white sand, warm shallow water, beach bars, beach cafe's, and wide range of waters ports to suit families with young children.

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Alcudia Hotels . Restaurants . Night Clubs .

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For information and photos of all the resorts, follow the links below.

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Alcudia
Andratx
Arenal
Cala Bona
Cala Millor
Calas de Mallorca
Cala d'Or
Cala San Vincente
Cala RatjadaCamp de Mar
C'an Pastilla
C'an Picafort
Camp de Mar
Colonia Sant Jordi
Illetas

Magaluf
Paguera
Palma
Palma NovaPlaya de Muro
Playa de Palma
Porto Colom
Porto Cristo
Puerto Pollensa
Sa Coma
Santa Ponsa
S'Illot
Soller


For more information on Majorca, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palma,_Majorca.

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