Top Majorca Resorts & Places to visit
There are close to 40 tourist resorts located in Majorca along the coastline. Most boast magnificent beaches and coves. Magaluf, Palma Nova and Santa Ponsa are a few found to the southwest of the island. To the north are the resorts of Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa and Puerto Alcudia.
On the eastern coast lie the resorts of Cala d’Or, Calas de Mallorca, Cala Millor and many more. Below we provide information about some of the best resorts in Majorca.
Magaluf is still the most popular resort on the island due to the nightlife on offer. This resort is definitely more suited to the younger travelers and party-goers. Many families still book their holidays to this party capital each year. The area has grown notorious in recent years due to the well publicised balcony falls.
Away from the controversy, there is still much to like about Magaluf from a tourism point of view. There is a beautiful white sandy beach for bathers and those that enjoy water sports. There are several water and theme parks located close by. These include Katmandu Park and Western Water Park for a fun family day out.
Puerto Pollensa (Port de Pollenca)
Puerto Pollensa or Port de Pollenca as it’s known is another top resort in Majorca. This resort is also among the most beautiful. Puerto Pollensa is the most northern town on the island. Here you will find excellent beaches and picturesque scenery.
The backdrop of the Tramuntana mountain range overlooks the small port and bay below.
Located to the east of Puerto Pollensa is the town and busy tourism resort of Alcúdia. This is another top resort in northern Majorca. The coastal area of Alcúdia stretches for 30 km of beautiful beaches and coves. This area is particular popular for family holidays. It’s also one of the most historic locations in Majorca
Palma de Mallorca
The beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca is the capital of Majorca and the Balearic Islands. This city is home to well over a third of the entire population of these beautiful islands. The stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma or La Seu (picture above) is the top attraction on the island.
All over this beautiful city are examples of historic castles and amazing architecture. If you want to experience the culture of Majorca then Palma is the place to go.
Palma Nova is a small town and custom built tourist resort. This resort lies on the southwestern coastline of Majorca. Palma Nova is one of the more popular resorts thanks to it’s lively party atmosphere. Especially around the area of Punta Balena. This resort is like Magaluf in many ways. Famous for it’s wild 18-30 holidays when anything goes.
Of course this may not be your idea of a good holiday. There are plenty attractions such as Golf Fantasia and beautiful white sandy beaches. Another big advantage of coming to Palma Nova is it’s close to Palma City which is a short 15 km drive away.
Cala d’Or is a beautiful resort full of pretty coves which are miles away from the noisy nightlife. This resort is known for it’s turquoise crystal clear waters and paradise-like surroundings. Among the green hills and rocky areas the white houses and buildings add to the beauty of Cala d’Or. The pretty marina and surrounding areas are worth a visit.
The beautiful resort of Can Picafort lays on the northeastern coastline in the Bay of Alcúdia. Can Picafort boasts some stunning beaches and is popular with German tourists.