Summer is here! While tourists are flocking into those highly frequented destinations such as Barcelona or Valencia, why don’t we plan for a relaxing sun bathing trip to other beautiful but lesser known cities in Spain? Majorca Island is one of them.
Majorca, or better known to me as Mallorca, is the largest of the Balearic Islands, among other islands of Minorca, Ibiza, and Formentera. Located over 200Km off the Spanish mainland in the Mediterranean Sea, Majorca is close to the Catalonia region of Spain including Barcelona.
The island enjoys the exceptional Mediterranean climate which offer breathtaking greenery and mountains with rugged cliffs while having surrounded by sea with over 500KM long of coastline. These geographic features with nothing short on outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, cycling, golfing, and sailing, have make Majorca a popular family villa holidays destination in southern Spain. Its bustling marina is famous for luxury cruise liners, traditional sailing boats and yachts.
One of the Majorca’s tourists favorite destinations is definitely the small little of of Pollensa. Being located at the feet of the Serra de Tramuntana, the mountain chain along Mallorca’s north eastern coast, Pollenca is a very attractive traditional Mallorcan town.What made this an attractive destination to me is the combination of its simple 17th century architecture and the undisturbed mountain views.
The central square, called Plaça Major, has numerous outdoor cafés and is dominated by a large 13th century church Esglèsia de Nostra Senyora dels Àngels (Our Lady of the Angels). One of the town’s most distinctive features is the 365-step stairway north of the square; this leads up to a chapel on top of the hill known as Calvary. On Good Friday this is the setting for the most dramatic parade of the year. Villas in Pollensa are often being booked by tourists from other parts of Europe including British and German especially during Summer.
Some others will preferred to flock into its long sandy beach in Puerto Pollenca. This tourists favorite little beach town is only 5km away from Pollensa where sun bathing and water sports are the main activities. Though it is small, visitors looking for accommodations are literally spoilt for choices. Large numbers of Villas Puerto Pollensa could be found in almost every corners.
Apart from those day activities under hot sun, travelers visiting Pollensa can also enjoy a lively nightlife after dark and a wealth of excellent restaurants serving good Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine. If you love to experience the exciting Spanish culture in less crowded cities, Pollensa could be the good travel destination to spend your holidays in. – Travel Feeder, your ultimate travel photo blog
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