As part of the Balearic Islands archipelago, Mallorca is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean Sea, especially with UK visitors. Technically, it is part of Spain, and is their largest island territory. The capital of the island, Palma, is actually the capital of the entire Balearic Island group, and has a history dating back to Paleolithic times. The entire island is basically one giant tourist package, complete with beaches, resorts, swimming, diving, food, wine, mountains, and the amazing Mediterranean look and vibe that keeps people coming back year after year, and has made these islands some of the most visited destinations in the world for literally thousands of years.
In and of itself, Mallorca contains a variety of beaches, mountains, and affordable accommodations. With over 550 kilometers of coastline and one of the most organized tourist infrastructures in the Mediterranean, this is hands-down one of the best places to come if it's your first time to the sea. And while most people will want to stick to the beautiful beaches, the entire island offers a variety of terrain, and in addition to the beauty of the inner portions with plenty of mountains and forests to explore, the prices drop considerably the further inland you go, so if you want to be one of the 8 million+ people who come here and do it on a budget while seeing some of the lesser-known sights, head into the heart of the island.
The most popular beaches are all part of package deals offered to tourists coming into the various resorts, although there are plenty of lesser-known ones which offer a more intimate setting. From the Dragon Caves to the beautiful village of Valldemossa, there is so much beauty here that it is nearly staggering in scope. Whether you prefer relaxing in an all-inclusive resort or hiking and cycling through the majesty of the rugged interior, Mallorca offers everything you could want in a Mediterranean adventure.
The capital of the Balaeric Islands in the Mediterranean, Palma de Mallorca—officially known as Palma—is a major port city on the island of Majorca, on the southern coast of the island wi…