GUIDES February 19, 2019
     

Irresistible Island of Mallorca

Being the largest and most populated of the four main Balearic Islands, Mallorca has miles of golden beaches, innumerable picturesque coves, and perennial sunshine making it a magnet for tourists for decades. Royalty, Artists and the rich and famous have are also drawn to the island's natural beauty, which includes the dramatic Tramuntana mountain range that skirts its more rugged northern coast. 

The island has a rich historic heritage, much on display in the capital Palma, which has a medieval hilltop castle, 12th-century Moorish architecture, and quaint cobbled lanes that lead to the city's crowning glory - a majestic Gothic cathedral that was 400 years in the making. Palma is occupied by almost half of the 870,000 inhabitants of the island and as such, it is a large dynamic part of the islands property market.
The island has a number of areas to choose from, depending on what you are looking for. You will find small picturesque villages, resorts focusing on water sports, places that are more suitable for families - with waterparks nearby, there are areas perfect for hikers, and then there´s the lively resorts with restaurants, clubs, bars etc. open all night.
Nearly half of its 870,000 inhabitants live in the capital Palma, which also has the largest port and is located on the west coast.
In the city centre you will find the old town, historic sights, as well as the cathedral, the Arab baths, great shopping opportunities, markets and of course a very good selection of restaurants, cafés and bars.
You will find some of Mallorca´s beautiful beaches, like Cala Mayor for example, just outside of the city.
One of Mallorca´s most famous resorts is Magaluf in the southwest of the island, only 30 km from Palma airport and 20 km from Palma de Mallorca.
Although this resort is known for its nightlife and party atmosphere, it also has a lot to offer for families and couples. Amazing beaches, breath-taking views and coastal walks make this a great destination for everyone.
The Serra de Tramuntana mountains run along the northwest coast of Mallorca for about 90 km.
In the northwest of the island, you will find gorgeous villages, like Valldemossa, which is famous for the Royal Charterhouse, dating back to the 14th century. Its location right in the Tramuntana mountains, the stone houses, the nature surrounding it, nearby beaches and its idyllic streets make it a popular destination for hikers and everyone looking for a space to relax away from the bustle of the city.
A much more civilized and artsy side of the island can be experienced on its more rugged north coast. The picture-postcard mountain village of Deia is particularly peaceful and relaxing with gorgeous views of the surrounding pine-covered peaks, which are also popular with hikers. Just along the coast is the equally pretty though the more bustling town of Soller.
In summary: 965 km of coastline, an average of over 300 days of sun per year and a variety of landscapes make this island irresistible.
 
Whether you are looking for a front-line sea-view villa, a traditional Finca in the land, a lockup or luxury apartment, Fine & Country Mallorca have outstanding properties to offer you.

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