Majorca Flights:

Flights to Majorca

image of MajorcaMajorca (or Mallorca) is the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands and it’s located in the Mediterranean Sea off the east coast of Spain. For many decades Majorca has been a top tourist destination, offering great summertime weather, attractive scenery, and culture.

The main airport for flights to Majorca is the Palma de Mallorca Airport (airport code: PMI). It’s 8 kilometres outside the city of Palma, and it is sometimes known as the Son Sant Joan Airport. There aren’t a large number of flights to Majorca from South Africa. Swiss Air stops in Zurich, and Iberia connects once in Madrid. Otherwise, you will need a 2-stop flight with either South African Airways or Lufthansa. The first of these flights to Majorca stops in Frankfurt and Barcelona, and the second in Frankfurt and Muenster.

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The Tourist Attractions of Majorca:

Majorca is a beautiful island offering both great scenery and lovely towns, and has been attracting mass tourism since the 1950s. The island quickly developed its tourism infrastructure, and though there are plenty of large hotels and resort areas Majorca has still managed to retain its traditional charm by limiting building for the past few decades. This means that although it still appeals to the mass tourist, it also appeals to those who want to get away from it all.

Palma de Majorca
Majorca’s capital and largest city is Palma, and it’s home to around half of the population of the entire island! Unless you wanted a city break you probably wouldn’t want to stay in Palma itself, but this is a great place to visit several times. The main landmark is the huge Palma Cathedral, named La Seu, or officially the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. The cathedral was started in 1229 in the Catalan Gothic style and wasn’t completed until 1601.

In an area behind the cathedral is the old city and there are some wonderfully atmospheric and charming streets to admire in this part of Majorca.

Tourists looking for the beaches, restaurants, bars and nightlife often head to the resort town of Alcudia on Majorca. There are plenty of beaches here and accommodation to stay in, plus if you enjoy cycling this is considered by many to be the cycling centre of Majorca. Cala d’Or is another popular resort town.

Those looking for the more traditional charm of Majorca will find this in towns like Soller. Located a little inland from the coast, Soller has lush greenery and features many olive, lemon and orange groves. The scenery is definitely a highlight here plus things to see include the lovely church in the centre of town and a free to enter museum of art. When you do fancy a day on the beach there’s a tram that links Soller with Port de Soller on the coast.

Pollenca is another place where you can experience the more rural and traditional charm of Majorca. It has some very quaint streets and is a far cry from the busy tourist resorts, however, it becomes extremely busy during the Good Friday procession that attracts thousands of locals and tourists.

When Should You Visit?:

Majorca has mild to hot weather throughout the year, and typical of the Mediterranean, summers are hot and dry but winters are mild and wet. Actually Majorca is quite a dry island so even visiting during the winter can be nice – the average high in January is still 15C. August is the hottest at 29.5C and with the sunny days this is a very popular time to visit Majorca.

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