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Spain's regional diversity and many islands give it a multifaceted appeal that has attracted visitors to the country for decades. Its cultural treasures, diverse landscapes, magnificent beaches and mild climate place it at the top of the list of the most popular destinations in Europe. The southern cities’ Moorish heritage, Andalusia’s distinct character, the Balearic Islands’ lively atmosphere and natural landscapes and the Canary Islands’ unique volcanic scenery all transport you to different worlds where unforgettable experiences are guaranteed.
The Balearic Islands are blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches, impressive mountainous landscapes and a rich historical and cultural heritage. For decades, they have been considered a safe bet for a sunny holiday at any time of the year. It takes just two hours to fly to Mallorca and just over two and a half hours to fly to Ibiza. Choose the Balearic Islands for a perfect combination of social life, sports, cultural activities and trendy parties.
With its beautiful scenery, relaxed and vibrant atmosphere, and cultural and recreational opportunities, Mallorca is a destination beloved by families, couples and solo travellers alike. Palma, its lively cosmopolitan capital, has a historic centre full of cultural treasures, but also offers a pleasant setting for wandering around and shopping. Its coastline alternates between lively resorts, large white sandy beaches and secret coves, whilst the inland boasts more authenticity, with its old stone villages that seem to have been taken straight from a postcard. Mallorca is also a real paradise for hikers and cyclists who can enjoy its hilly terrain and outdoor facilities.
Located in a charming bay in the north-east of the island, Alcúdia is bordered by a sandy cove that stretches for 14 kilometres. Alcúdia and Puerto de Alcúdia are also home to the archaeological site of Pollentia, the island's ancient Roman capital. The old town of Alcúdia, surrounded by medieval fortifications, is particularly popular thanks to its welcoming atmosphere and narrow cobbled streets, which regularly host all kinds of festivities. For nature and wildlife lovers, the S’Albufera nature reserve is also a must. It has become home to many different species and the landscape is untouched! Distance from the airport: 67 km.
The south-eastern coastline of Mallorca is dotted with many delightful attractions, such as Cala Mandia and Porto Cristo – both of which have beautiful long beaches with fine sand and clear waters that are well suited to swimming. Porto Cristo is also renowned for its traditional atmosphere and small fishing port. In addition, the Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) are a must-see if you are staying in the area. Distance from the airport: 60 km.
These small, peaceful resorts are particularly popular with families for their beautiful, gently sloping sandy beaches bordered on either side by rocky, tree-lined hills. For a more lively seaside atmosphere, you can take a small train to Cala Millor or make use of the convenient public transport. Distance from the airport: 68 km.
This modern seaside resort has a beautifully landscaped promenade and a gently sloping sandy beach that is safe for children. It also offers a wide range of recreational and sporting activities for those who like to stay active during their holiday. In the evening, there is plenty of entertainment on offer at the many cafes, restaurants, bodegas, bars and nightclubs along the promenade. This destination is particularly popular with German-speakers. Distance from the airport: 70 km.
Mallorca's south-eastern coastline is dotted with a number of delightful spots nestled in pretty little bays and framed by protected natural areas. Their beautiful fine sandy beaches provide safe conditions for swimming and beach activities, making them ideal for a family holiday. There is a friendly atmosphere in the nearby cafés, restaurants, bars and shops. Distance from the airport: 63 km.
The seaside resort and is located 2 km west of Paguera on a small sandy beach in the southwest of the island. The village has an 18-hole golf course in a beautiful location between the mountains and the sea. Distance to airport: 38 km.
This area of Palma de Mallorca is very popular among tourists, vacationers from Spain mainland and locals alike. Its beach is the first stretch of Playa de Palma, which extends to El Arenal. The beach promenade is lined with bars, cafes, discos and stores. It is the perfect destination for a vacation between sea and city. Distance from the airport: 5 km.
This tourist resort is around 64 kilometres from the airport and has a marina in the north-east of the island. At the eastern end of the Bay of Alcúdia, you'll find tranquil, gently sloping beaches, numerous nature reserves and a wealth of opportunities for leisure activities. The dolmens ("stone tables") of Son Bauló, the pyramid-shaped obelisks on the beach promenade and the necropolis of Son Real and S'Illot de Porres are particularly interesting historical sites!
This small former fishing port has gradually evolved into a popular family resort in the south-east of Mallorca. The progression has been relaxed and seamless, allowing it to retain the gentle way of life of yesteryear. The town’s proximity to the Cabrera National Park and its beautiful white sandy beaches lapped by translucent waters make it an ideal place for a change of scene. Distance from the airport: approx. 45 km.
This pretty little bay is in the south-west of the island and is very easily accessible from the airport and the town of Palma. The gently-sloping sandy beach is approx. 200 m long and approx. 80 m wide. There is no LuxairTours guide in the hotels at Cala Mayor/Illetes. Distance to airport: 20 km.
Majorca’s fourth town. The magnificent Son Antem 18-hole golf course, with its original vegetation, is approx. 4 km away and offers the largest driving range in Majorca. The closest beaches on the south coast are approx. 20 km away. Distance to airport: 27 km.
Paguera is located in the southwest of Majorca and is part of the municipality of Calvià. It is popular for its three beautiful sandy beaches – Palmira, Tora and Romana – which are linked by a long promenade and provide ideal conditions for swimming and water sports. Please note that LuxairTours guides are not present at the hotels in this area. Distance from the airport: approx. 30 km.
The formerly small fishing village is located on the southwest coast of Mallorca, close to the lively seaside resort of Magaluf with its large water park and numerous water sports and entertainment facilities. Restaurants, bars and shops can be found along the Palmanova promenade, which runs along the fine white sandy beach. Distance to airport: 30 km.
Located in the bay of Alcúdia, the Playa de Muro resort is situated on a huge beach that stretches for 6 kilometres, uninterrupted, up to the neighbouring resorts. It is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet stay with a beautiful view of the northern peaks and shallow crystal clear water. Distance from the airport: 64 km.
This Mallorcan tourist destination is located to the east of Palma, along a beautiful sandy beach and its palm-lined promenade. As for entertainment, the choice is endless. Here you’ll find some of the trendiest nightclubs and loveliest bodegas. Distance from the airport: 5 km.
Majorca’s south-eastern coastline is dotted with many charming locations nestled in pretty bays. The long fine sand beaches are ideal for family swims, while the many beach bars, bistro-coffee shops, restaurants and shops in the village centres invite you to wander and relax on a terrace. The fishing village of Porto Cristo is also worth a visit and it is also here that the famous ‘Cuevas del Drach’ (Dragon Caves) can be found. Distance to airport: 57 km.
These little seaside resorts not far from Cala Millor, with their long, gently-sloping sandy beaches, are particularly suitable for children. If you are looking for more entertainment, a little train and public transport will quickly take you to Cala Millor. Distance to airport: 68 km.
Surrounded by rocky and wooded landscapes, the small bay of Santa Ponsa is located in the southwest of the island. It is popular for its beaches – one larger and one more intimate – as well as for its translucent and shallow waters, perfectly suited for swimming and beach activities. Sancha Ponsa offers good facilities and services, and golfers are especially well catered for, as there are three golf courses in the immediate vicinity. Distance to the airport: approx. 34 km.
Nestled in a small bay with a picture-postcard feel, Cala Serena boasts a heavenly beach surrounded by wooded cliffs. The area is ideal for diving and snorkelling. Please note that the services of LuxairTours guides are not offered in the hotels in Cala Serena during the winter season. Distance from the airport: 60 km.
Located on the eastern side of the island, on the outskirts of Cales de Mallorca, the bay of Cala Domingos is notable for its two golden beaches and clear waters, which have been awarded the Blue Flag for safety. They offer an idyllic setting for water sports and relaxation, framed by rocky landscapes covered in pine trees. There are also a number of friendly establishments in the immediate vicinity where you can have a drink or a meal. Distance from the airport: approx. 64 km..
The small seaside town north of Cala Millor is known for its beautiful gently sloping beach and tranquil, family-friendly atmosphere. It boasts a lively little marina and a seafront promenade perfect for long walks. It is the ideal destination for those who want to avoid the area’s crowded beaches and the touristy resorts. Distance from the airport: 72 km.
Excursions will allow you to discover your destination from all perspectives. LuxairTours offers a range of selected tours that will allow you to discover unmissable places, paradisiacal beaches, typical dishes... LuxairTours organises a range of quality excursions for you.
As you leave Palma de Mallorca, you will first cross the Mallorcan plain to Port de Pollença, where you will take the coastal road to Cap de Formentor, the northernmost point of the island. The journey itself is already a feast for the eyes. There are many viewpoints along the way where you can stop to take in the natural beauty of this unique and unspoilt landscape and take some photos. Climb up to the top of Cap de Formentor, a lighthouse built in 1857 to direct boats along the coast, for a magical moment of reflection.
You will head out of Palma de Mallorca towards Porto Cristo, where the Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) were first documented by historians in 1338! This natural wonder is found 25 metres below ground and its tunnels stretch over 1,200 metres. In its chambers, you can see all sorts of stalactites, stalagmites and other geological curiosities shaped over the centuries by water infiltration and other natural elements. The tunnels also lead to an underground lake which is 117 metre long and between 4 and 12 metres deep. Lake Edouard Alfred Martel, named after the speleologist who first discovered it, is one of the three most impressive underground lakes in the world.
As the first activity, dive into the friendly and colourful atmosphere of the traditional Mallorcan markets, where good humour and the scent of aromatic herbs and fragrant spices are inescapable. The Felanitx market, with its countless stalls lining the narrow streets of the centre and around the church of Sant Miquel, is a weekly meeting-point for locals and visitors alike. Here, you can find all kinds of food and artisanal products, but it is particularly popular for its ceramic objects. After this visit, you will continue in the direction of the unmissable Sanctuary of Sant Salvador, a major site of pilgrimage. The monastery is at an altitude of 509 metres and dates back to 1348. From the promontory where it is located, you can enjoy a truly breathtaking view.
This excursion takes you to Sineu, Mallorca’s former royal capital, in the heart of the countryside. For 700 years, this picturesque town has been home to a traditional market that was established by King Jaume to encourage international trade. This colourful market showcases local agriculture and crafts. After this authentic experience, you will will continue in the direction of Manacor and Porto Cristo to reach the Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves). As you sail through its 1,200-metre-long tunnels, you can admire the masterpiece created by Mother Nature over the centuries! You’ll be amazed by the natural shapes of the stalactites and stalagmites and by the immensity of Lake Martel, which covers over 117 metres and is one of the three largest underground lakes in the world. The highlight of the day will be a sound and light show on the lake, which will undoubtedly leave you with an unforgettable memory of your day!
Useful information: it is strictly forbidden to take photos or film inside the cave.
With this activity, you can combine a visit to the capital of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, with a visit to Valldemossa, a picturesque village located in the heart of the Tramuntana, where you will have the opportunity to wander through the streets at your own pace. First you will be charmed by the vibrant atmosphere and cosmopolitan character of Palma. Its historic centre is home to the remains of different civilisations and unmissable sites such as La Seu, its famous cathedral and true Gothic architectural masterpiece, or the Almundaina Palace, the official residence of the royal couple dating back to the 14th century. You can also take a stroll along its marina or wander through the maze of alleys lined with characterful houses, chic boutiques and charming cafés. On the drive to Valldemossa, you can admire beautiful landscapes and panoramic views from the heights while your guide tells you about the history of this village where George Sand and Frédéric Chopin made their home during the winter of 1838-39. On arrival, you can discover the authentic character of the town at your leisure or to visit the Royal Charterhouse with its old pharmacy, church and the cells where the monks lived. The trip will end with a folk dance performance or a piano concert in the Palace of King Sancho.
This is an activity for sea lovers! This excursion will allow you to discover the Mallorcan coastline from a motorboat, sailboat or catamaran and to see the bay of Pollensa from a completely different angle. Not only will you be able to admire beauty of the landscape, with its majestic mountains in the background, but you will also be able to get up close and personal with marine life during a snorkelling session in the most beautiful coves of the island. A mask, flippers and snorkel will be provided for you for this purpose. Caps and sun cream are essential.
Duration: 1 full day (including meals) or half day.
A stay on the island of Mallorca is not complete without a trip to Valdemossa, a village in the heart of the Tramuntana mountain range. With the help of you LuxairTours, you can discover this authentic hidden gem, set in the heart of a magnificent landscape. On the journey to Valdemossa you will pass through S'Esgleyeta, before taking the winding road to the village where Frédéric Chopin and George Sand made their home during the winter of 1838-39. Here, you can visit the Royal Charterhouse, where they were welcomed and which inspired them both enormously. The old monastery houses a museum exhibiting some of the objects that belonged to them, as well as the heritage of the Carthusian monks and various works of art. The old Farmacia de la Cartuja, founded by the Carthusian monks themselves, is also one of the best preserved in Europe. The monks used to sell medicines based on home-grown medicinal plants.
Good to know: This tour, which is usually offered from March onwards, has a reduced programme during the winter season (for more information, please contact the LuxairTours guide at your destination).
For more information and bookings, please contact your LuxairTours guide on site.
A compulsory ecological tax is applicable to all stays in the Balearic Islands and will be charged by the hotels.