The largest of Spain’s islands in the Mediterranean, Mallorca is a place simultaneously deeply steeped in history while at the very same time among the most forward-looking areas of Europe.
Whether one seeks the many wonderful beaches which ring around the island, seeks a hiking adventure in the mountains, or just wants to visit rustic villages, this place has it all.
Despite its large size, just over 850,000 people make Mallorca their home. Almost half live in the capital of Palma, so don’t be surprised when you encounter its seaside urban vibrancy and thick cultural scene. The city’s main transit hub is on the water at Plaça d'Espanya and rises up into the Old Town section where centuries-old structures and ancient winding streets take visitors back in time. Other marvelous local destinations include Magaluf, Port de Sóller, Alcúdia, Valldemossa, Manacor and Felanitx. Those seeking to summit a peak are welcome to encounter Puig Major, the highest accessible point on the island.