Alcudia, Majorca, Balearic Islands
Cales de Majorca, Majorca, Balearic Islands
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From sun-soaked relaxation to urban exploration, you can do it all in Majorca thanks to our cheap flights to this stunning Balearic Island. Endless miles of white sand and turquoise coast wait for your towel, sunglasses, and holiday literature, while almond and cherry blossoms fall like summer snow in the countryside.
Flights arrive in Palma, where you'll immediately bask in the best of Spanish culture: historical buildings, artsy shops, and authentic restaurants revel in that signature, laid-back Majorca vibe and now you can, too!
From tasting tapas on the cultured city streets of Palma, to basking on the peaceful sands of Alcudia's beaches, there are plenty of reasons to head to Majorca.
The city of Palma itself is a cultural and historical hotspot, with numerous monuments and museums to keep you entertained if you decide to stay in or close to the city.
Resorts like Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa are perfect for families, the latter the quieter of the two. While it's true that most people head to the Spanish isle for the fabulous weather, delightful beaches, and a taste of the Mediterranean, there's a whole island to be explored for those who are after something else.
Cales de Majorca,
The average flight to Majorca is about 2 hours 35 minutes, but exact times vary depending on which airport you fly from and when your flight departs. On average, the flying times are:
Our flights from the UK to Majorca go direct to Palma de Mallorca Airport, located 5 miles outside of Palma. Also known as Son San Joan Airport, it's Spain's third largest airport and welcomes travellers from across Europe, with three terminals dedicated to international flights.
Majorca's airport offers many different travel options to help you transfer to Palma city, or further afield to your resort or hotel:
You can pre-book a taxi or hire one from the airport taxi rank. There are different fares for working days, night/holidays, and weekends:
Working days 6am-9pm: About £0.45/km
Working nights 9pm-6am, holidays, weekends after 3pm: About £0.52/km
Airport fee: About £2.50
Luggage fee: About £0.52/piece of luggage
Waiting fee: About £14.70/hour on a weekday and about £14.90/hour on a
You pick up a rental car when you arrive and drop it off at the airport before you depart.
Majorca enjoys a mild climate all year long, with a beautiful landscape that changes with the weather. Those looking to get involved with island activities like hiking and cycling will appreciate the slightly cooler winter and spring months, while the summertime is ideal for a beach-centric holiday.
During the island's coolest bout of weather, starting in December, almond trees blossom across the countryside in late January-early February, making it a perfect time to get active
Average temperature: Ranges between 10-11°C, with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C
Average rain: 6 days in an average month
Average sea temperature: Between 15-17°C
Temperatures begin to creep up beginning in March and continue to rise into April and May, with warm weather that allows for exploration and a bit of sunny relaxation.
Average temperature: Ranges between 12-18°C, with highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C
Average rainfall: 5 days in an average month
Average sea temperature: Between 15-18°C
Hot, sunny weather through June, July and August makes the summer the peak beach-holiday time to visit Majorca.
Average temperature: Ranges between 21-25°C, with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C.
Average rainfall: 2 days in an average month
Average sea temperature: Between 21-26°C
Majorca cools down from September to November, but the weather is still warm and dry, perfect for cycling past the autumn and grape harvest on your way to the beach.
Average temperature: Ranges between 14-21°C, with highs of 27°C (in September) and lows of 12°C (in November)
Average rainfall: 6 days in an average month
Average sea temperature: 19-25°C
Formentor beach is a quiet beach near to Puerto Pollensa. A short trip on the local bus, with spectacular views of the Mediterranean, takes you to a white sandy beach lined with pine trees.
The biggest draw to the island tends to be its stunning beaches and, since Majorca has a lot of coastline, there are plenty to choose from.
Cala Mayor beach: It's a stone's throw away from Palma and boasts long expanses of beach and a lively promenade. Here, you can relax on the sand, then head to one of the many hotel restaurants for a lovely meal.
Alcudia beach: This is much quieter than its western cousin, but still lively enough to create a decent atmosphere. White sands and shallow waters make this popular with families, the 3.4 km of beach ensures you'll still be able to find a place to put your towel!
If you really want to escape the crowds, rent a car and drive south to the idyllic Cala Llombards. This little bay, surrounded by tall pine trees, is famed for its incredibly clear azure waters, making it ideal for snorkelling.
Places to visit in Majorca.
It's easy to fall in love with Palma. Grand buildings, like the Renaissance-Gothic cathedral, overlook the coast with an air of elegance. Quirky museums and galleries dotted throughout the streets bring a contemporary edge. Medieval streets meander past aristocratic buildings and through colourful marketplaces. History and culture mingle easily here, giving it a laid-back atmosphere that's always buzzing with possibility.
Spend an afternoon strolling around the island's capital, soaking up the history and nipping in and out of the lovely boutiques. Or take the Palma sightseeing bus to see such cultural attractions as the Castell de Bellver and the Pueblo Espanol.
Travel back to traditional Spain in this quiet town on Majorca's northern coast. Tucked cosily within medieval walls, honey-coloured stone houses line the streets and bright flowers spill from terracotta pots.
You can explore the city's ambling lanes, admire the grand mansions, or relax in the shade of a traditional cafe as the sun filters into the plaza. Plenty of independent shops and markets make it a great place to find a piece of authentic Majorca to take home with you.
A unique village on Majorca's west coast, Banyalbufar practically tumbles into the sea. It's built on a series of terraced hills; traditionally, each generation would add a tier of their own. The effort has amounted to a charming town, where the bright colours of the sea and green hillside are contrasted against soft stone.
Quiet and serene compared to the pulse of Palma, it's a great retreat for anyone looking for a peek of Majorca's sleepy side.
The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range stretches along the north-west of Majorca and offers some of the best hiking and walking on the island. Made up of rugged-looking, rocky monuments of earth, the terrain here is dramatically different from the serene coastal beauty of the beach resorts.
The region is now a UNESCO heritage site and, as well as the incredible scenery, you will also find a number of lovely little villages and boutique hotels nearby.
Spain's national dish is a real treat wherever you sample it in the country, but the fact that Majorca is surrounded by the sea makes it a fantastic place to indulge in the country's culinary pride and joy.
Prepared to perfection in a huge, traditional pan that bears the same name as the dish itself, delicate prawns, juicy muscles, and succulent squid are gently cooked amid an explosion of spices.
Most of the coastal resorts have numerous restaurants that provide paella, and the large portion it usually comes in make this the perfect dish to share with family and friends.