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Majorca is an island with a long history and impressive culture. In spite of some construction sins and of the tourist overstressing in some regions the island possesses still beauty spots in the abundance. It offers a kind of permanent spring in only 2 flying hours (from most european countries) distance to sun. From middle of May till October and during our winter months the climate is pleasant warm and almost everywhere you can find outstanding water quality with bath-friendly temperatures. Therefore, Majorca is assumed as an ideal holiday destination, if you have chosen the correct vacation spot and a suitable accommodation.

Each region of Majorca has its own particular appeal - the northeast for history, the east coast for beaches and caves, the north and west for spectacular mountains and picture-postcard villages.

And you haven't seen Majorca until you have driven across the fertile plain at the centre of the island, with its almond groves, windmills and old market towns. Try to do a bit of everything - one monastery, one mountain walk, one quiet cove - but don't try to do too much...

The Majorca cuisine, based on pork, fish and vegetables with generous use of garlic and olive oil, is hearty peasant fare steeped in tradition and rooted in local ingredients.

Not long ago every village would celebrate the matanca, the winter slaughter of pigs, with songs and dancing and the making of hams and sausages for the coming year. Sausages come in several varieties - sobrasada (raw minced pork with hot red pepper) and botifarro (cured pork with blood), as well as spicy chorizo from Spain. And no bar would be complete without its jamon serrano, a whole cured ham displayed on an attractive slicing-board.

  • Last visit to Majorca Island: Jun 2002
  • Intro Updated May 27, 2003
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    Good page. I hope to re visit Mallorca at the end of next month.

    Ciao!

  • Mique's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2004 at 2:36 PM

    Excellent page on Mallorca. Reading it actually made me want to jump on a plane and go back there. It has been a while

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2004 at 6:33 AM

    Great photos of a wonderful island and really interesting and good tips. You have really seen a lot here, wow ;-)...unfortunately in Germany this island is too much known just as the "Ballermanninsel"...

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2004 at 5:34 PM

    I always thought and seen Mallorca as a wonderful winter or spring retreat, Cala Figuera in the 60's was fun!!but I realy learnt heaps from reading your page, well done Sandra, thank you....the intro pic ist huebsch lustig

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2003 at 3:27 AM

    mui guapa pg:))) i like the main pic, (nuns..?)...

  • salinhopt's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2003 at 1:40 PM

    Fantastic Sandra, i never thought Majorca was such a beautifull island! Breathtaking photos also! Well done! ;)

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2003 at 3:05 PM

    Majorca has a lot more to offer than kareoke and British bars, just go off and you are sure to find some of these great places you have mentioned here.

  • ExGuyParis's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2003 at 1:05 AM

    Now I understand why everyone falls in love with this place. Your vivid, interesting tips and photos paints a great portrait.

  • Pavlik_NL's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2003 at 11:56 AM

    Herrliche Seite der nicht das Mass-toursimus sehen lasst, aber die personliche Seite der Insel. Soll noch immer hingehen, aber ist nicht drin jetzt. Danke fur dein Rundfuhrung, Sandra. Gruss, Paul(chen)

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2003 at 11:18 AM

    You really show the beauty of this island! Thanks!

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