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If you find yourself questioning whether a holiday to Majorca is for you, you may have got the wrong impression of this Balearic beauty. Yes, she’s hosted more than a few raucous nights over the years. But the reality is that’s a very small part of Majorca’s unique blend of nightlife. While some are in the throws of an all night EDM marathon, others are sipping cocktails in a baroque mansion surrounded by antiques. Yet more are taking in a sunset few instafilters could rival – no doubt perusing a menu littered with options so tasty they are already planning to pop back tomorrow to try the lobster. Then there’s the adventurous group still pedalling home from the Cap de Formentor, wondering if their thighs will ever recover.

Recover they will, though it’s unlikely they’ll ever forget the views – and oh so tricky hairpin bends on the way up, and down. History lovers will no doubt be discussing the merits of Palma’s mix of cosmopolitan facilities and architectural treasures left behind by the Romans, Moors and Gothic era. It’s a shame they’re all so busy. They haven’t yet discovered the endemic flowers and animals, pine-scented hiking trails or perhaps a hidden inlet in which to sunbathe.

If you find yourself questioning whether a holiday to Majorca is for you, you may have got the wrong impression of this Balearic beauty. Yes, she’s hosted more than a few raucous nights over the years. But the reality is that’s a very small part of Majorca’s unique blend of nightlife. While some are in the throws of an all night EDM marathon, others are sipping cocktails in a baroque mansion surrounded by antiques. Yet more are taking in a sunset few instafilters could rival – no doubt perusing a menu littered with options so tasty they are already planning to pop back tomorrow to try the lobster. Then there’s the adventurous group still pedalling home from the Cap de Formentor, wondering if their thighs will ever recover.

Recover they will, though it’s unlikely they’ll ever forget the views – and oh so tricky hairpin bends on the way up, and down. History lovers will no doubt be discussing the merits of Palma’s mix of cosmopolitan facilities and architectural treasures left behind by the Romans, Moors and Gothic era. It’s a shame they’re all so busy. They haven’t yet discovered the endemic flowers and animals, pine-scented hiking trails or perhaps a hidden inlet in which to sunbathe.

Majorca Travel Guide

If you find yourself questioning whether a holiday to Majorca is for you, you may have got the wrong impression of this Balearic beauty. Yes, she’s hosted more than a few raucous nights over the years. But the reality is that’s a very small part of Majorca’s unique blend of nightlife. While some are in the throws of an all night EDM marathon, others are sipping cocktails in a baroque mansion surrounded by antiques. Yet more are taking in a sunset few instafilters could rival – no doubt perusing a menu littered with options so tasty they are already planning to pop back tomorrow to try the lobster. Then there’s the adventurous group still pedalling home from the Cap de Formentor, wondering if their thighs will ever recover.

Recover they will, though it’s unlikely they’ll ever forget the views – and oh so tricky hairpin bends on the way up, and down. History lovers will no doubt be discussing the merits of Palma’s mix of cosmopolitan facilities and architectural treasures left behind by the Romans, Moors and Gothic era. It’s a shame they’re all so busy. They haven’t yet discovered the endemic flowers and animals, pine-scented hiking trails or perhaps a hidden inlet in which to sunbathe.

   
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Balancing the books in the Balearics

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    3 course meal for 2: £42.51

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.92

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    A medium beer: £2.24

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    One-way (Local Transport): £1.34

Balancing the books in the Balearics

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    3 course meal for 2: £42.51

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.92

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    A medium beer: £2.24

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    One-way (Local Transport): £1.34

Soundtrack of the city

Weather in Majorca

Majorca’s summer season runs from June to September – expect the beachclubs and some attractions to be seasonal too. October and May are still warm enough to hit the beach – if you don’t mind a rain shower or two. Temperatures are never too chilly, with January clocking up a mild 14°C.

Discover the real Majorca

It’s safe to say the real Majorca isn’t lurking under the foam froth in Magaluf’s nightclubs. Though the island does like a party, albeit something slightly more sophisticated. High end clubs and gourmet dining still don’t capture the realness vibe. That’s more likely to be found by hiking in the mountains or having a wander through a village that’s well away from the holiday scene.

Yes you’ll find familiar fast food joints in Magaluf, but elsewhere? Menus range from cheap – but quality – eats to moderately priced Michelin-starred food. You’re in almost too good to be true territory here already. The good news keeps flowing – just like the cocktails. A growing community catering to vegans and Palmas eclectic bars make Majorca a well-rounded foodie destination.

If superclubs and bars aren’t on your Majorca to do list, don’t panic. Majorca’s light may be very much hidden under the party island bushel, but that’s where we come in. We’ll point you towards the island’s lesser known charms. Most are quite literally hidden. Underground caverns are just the start of a very long list…

With so much focus on the party scene and those VERY distracting beaches. It can be hard to pick out the best Majorca’s got to offer. Of course, you could hire a bike or two and explore. But with many winding hairpins – and only so many hours to spare, it doesn’t hurt to pick up a few hints before you go…

Food & Drink

Yes you’ll find familiar fast food joints in Magaluf, but elsewhere? Menus range from cheap – but quality – eats to moderately priced Michelin-starred food. You’re in almost too good to be true territory here already. The good news keeps flowing – just like the cocktails. A growing community catering to vegans and Palmas eclectic bars make Majorca a well-rounded foodie destination.

See & do

If superclubs and bars aren’t on your Majorca to do list, don’t panic. Majorca’s light may be very much hidden under the party island bushel, but that’s where we come in. We’ll point you towards the island’s lesser known charms. Most are quite literally hidden. Underground caverns are just the start of a very long list…

Guides & Tips

With so much focus on the party scene and those VERY distracting beaches. It can be hard to pick out the best Majorca’s got to offer. Of course, you could hire a bike or two and explore. But with many winding hairpins – and only so many hours to spare, it doesn’t hurt to pick up a few hints before you go…

Map View

Whichever Balearic Island you find yourself on, you’ll never be far from a beach, party or indeed a beach party. But don’t that put you off. There’s also a quiet, cultured and distinctly wild side to the islands. And when we say wild? We’re talking nature reserves, pine-strewn mountains and endemic wildlife. Don’t let any of that put you off either. Yes, these islands rack up the holiday classics. But they also have some rather special secrets to call their own.