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Mallorca in English, Majorca in Spanish — whatever the language, this island is breathtaking. Stunning white beaches and the warm Mediterranean climate are good reasons to visit Mallorca, the largest among the Balearic islands of Spain, but they are not the only ones.
Linda K. Jenkins, CEO of Vacations-Abroad.com is high on Mallorca for a winter holiday. She says Mallorca epitomizes the Mediterranean culture and landscape with its rocky dramatic coastline, white shimmering sandy beaches that are surrounded by turquoise waters. But it’s the amazing diversity of landscape, a rich heritage, the warmth of the local history and culture that makes Mallorca a magnet for tourists. For most of the people visiting Mallorca, their first trip is never their last here.
You will fall in love with Mallorca the moment you set foot on this beautiful island. Unwind under the warm Mediterranean sun while being surrounded by the stunning mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana on one side and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea on the other. When you arrive you will probably head for the nearest beach, where you can enjoy the dramatic coastline of white sandy beaches. After relaxing on the beach you will begin to think about exploring all the treasures of the island; historic villages, famous wine vineyards, and tantalizing restaurants.
Mallorca Villages and Vineyards
Quaint villages dot the island surrounded by olive and grape vineyards. Many of the towns have been influenced by Phoenicians, Roman and Moorish culture over the centuries. Deia is a popular coastal village to explore and it is known for top Michelin rated restaurants and famous citizens. The village of Alcudia was rebuilt by the Moors on ancient Roman ruins and hosts annual bull fighting events. The town of Binissalem is located in the middle of the Manto Negro wine growing region and hosts the annual Festa d’es Vermar during September that promotes the local wine and agricultural industries.
Seasons of Mallorca
Visiting Mallorca at various times of the year, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see the island in different hues and moods each time. The summers are the high season for beachgoers, so you can expect to find a lot of festivity and many entertaining activities. The beach scene is vibrant, the food is at its best, and the resorts are vibrating with excitement. The temperatures are warm enough to relax and unwind on the beach after a swim in the warm Mediterranean. As the high season draws to a close in October, Mallorca gets ready to unleash its winter beauty.
Winter in Mallorca
For tourists looking for a quieter more reflective experience, the autumn and winters are a more suitable time for visiting the island. As the autumn starts, the vineyards put on their golden mane, and grape harvest along with the tradition of grape crushing begins. You can enjoy the cooler temperatures found in the Tramuntana range while exploring the limestone tracks that overlook the dramatic coastline. Just as the winter comes to a close, the almond trees, millions of them, start to blossom. The trees are awash with white flowers that gently snow down upon the lush meadows.
The flights and accommodations are cheapest in winters, and the temperature is just perfect for exploring the exquisite countryside during the day. If you need help planning a trip to Mallorca, visit Vacations-Abroad.com for accommodations during your stay.