“Everything that the poet and painter can dream of, nature has created in this place.”

George Sand, A winter in Mallorca

About Mallorca

When winter in northern Europe starts to bite, the almond trees are already blossoming in Mallorca. Hardly any warm-weather destination in Europe is quicker or easier to reach. Moreover, it is one of the few places in Europe which is always green, providing year-round delight, enjoyment for any taste, a modern and cosmopolitan ambiance, and innumerable possibilities for a memorable travel experience.
Set against the deep blue Mediterranean backdrop, Mallorca is the largest island of the Balearic archipelago with 550 kilometers of coastline. Its highest point is Puig Major, at 4,740 ft. Between the east end (Cape Capdepera) and the west end (Sant Elm), Mallorca is 59 miles wide, while the northernmost area (Cape Formentor) is 49 miles away from the southernmost one (Cape SesSalines).

Amazing Nature

Mallorca offers a remarkable physiographic diversity. Two mountain ranges shape the island’s structure: the Tramuntana mountain range to the northeast and the Llevant mountain range to the southeast.
The Llevant marina completes Majorca’s group of physical lands. The total yearly average rainfall levels are 550 l/m2, although there are remarkable internal differences. The rainfall pattern is seasonal, and the dry season coincides with the warm season (summer).
The weather is typically Mediterranean, with mild average temperatures of 16-18ºC (except high up in the mountain), high average temperatures of 30ºC during the summer, and low temperatures of 6ºC on winter nights. Nevertheless, each year sees rises and drops of over 35º and under -2ºC. The vegetation is characterized by a predominance of pine trees, which have replaced the oak in the coldest spots. The almond tree predominates in uncultivated mountain terrain, while carob and olive trees flourish in cultivated areas.

Sea Lovers Paradise

Mallorca is one of the most popular anchorages for yachts in the Mediterranean. Some of the better-known marinas are Club de Mar in Palma, Real Club Nautico in Palma (both of which are patronized by the King of Spain when he is in residence) Puerto Portals. This upmarket port has many designer boutiques and restaurants. Port Adriano recently upgraded (to allow boats up to 200 m) and Alcudiamar up on the North East coast. The beautiful restaurants and trendy cafes along the water are a place to see and be seen. The terraces are crowded in summer and winter because the climate here is mild all year round.

Wellness Heaven

Mallorca offers much more than a typical Mediterranean holiday. A short flying distance from most European cities makes it an ideal destination for a quick relaxing escape to re-energize mind and body. State-of-the-art spa’s and wellness centers offer an extensive spa menu combining the best of Eastern and Western philosophies and practices.

Golf Lovers Paradise

Golfers find much to love in Mallorca, with mild winters and over twenty well-groomed golf courses to choose from. Many international tournaments take place here, including the Mallorca Classic, where the best players on the European Tour come together. Mallorca’s golf courses rules and etiquette are similar to most courses in Europe and enforce handicap limits of 28. Although you can go on most of the practice ranges without an official handicap, most clubs will require an official handicap certificate to play. Most courses have pro-shops onsite, and buggy and club rental are usually available.

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