Enjoy the festivities of Sant Joan in Mallorca

The month of June hosts one of the most awaited nights in Mallorca. A night full of magic that brings together families, couples and groups of friends around a bonfire on the beach. A night full of shows, parades, live music, legends, rituals and, above all, a wonderful atmosphere. Here at Sol Hotels we want you to enjoy this night to the fullest and get to know all the traditions and customs on the island during your holidays in Mallorca.

The night of San Juan, or the Revetlla de Sant Joan in Mallorcan, is a festival that is celebrated in practically all the countries in Europe and Latin America. Of pagan origin, this celebration pays tribute to fire, considered an element of purification and renewal in many cultures. Nowadays this festival usually takes place on the beaches and coves, and the main squares of the cities and inland towns. In the case of Mallorca, tonight is usually celebrated by the sea with huge bonfires, outdoor dinners and, above all, lots of music and a great atmosphere.

If you want to enjoy the night of San Juan on the beach, our exclusive Sol House The Studio and Sol Beach House are surrounded by nature at the foot of the beaches where there is usually the largest celebration. In them you can try the traditional Mallorcan torradas, barbecues where people gather to grill typical Mallorcan sausages among other products.

In the city of Palma, Sant Joan is celebrated in a special way. In the old town, specifically in the Parque del Mar, music and parades begin in the late afternoon, and last until almost midnight. The protagonists of the party are the Dimonis (demons) groups of people, usually from a neighbourhood of the city or a town, who disguise themselves as demons and play with fire, sparklers and fireworks terrorising anyone who crosses their path. A fun show that you cannot miss if you decide to enjoy the night of San Juan in Palma.

The music and the concerts continue until dawn and, after midnight, many people follow a mystical ritual to attract good luck. They burn a sheet of paper on which they have written aspects of their life that they would like to change. Then, some jump the bonfires and others get into the water at the end of the night.

Do you want to enjoy the night of San Juan in Mallorca? Enjoy your exclusive holidays on the island of Mallorca and get to know all the customs of this mystical party that kicks off the summer.

Christmas activities in Majorca

Christmas has arrived and Majorca has been completely transformed. There’s an air of pure joy in the air, spreading far and wide amongst people. There are colourful lights, trees decorated with exquisite adornments, markets and nativity scenes…

Christmas cheer is all around; the little ones are happy and there are festivities taking place all over the capital and in all the villages. Are you ready to discover the magic of Christmas? We propose a few plans you cannot afford to miss out on whilst on your trip to this incredible Mediterranean island.

A browse through the Christmas markets

Do you have a gift in mind? Discover the Christmas markets in the capital or in Palma’s Old Town. Stroll around the stalls where you will find locally handmade products, food sampling and typical Christmas adornments from Majorca. Do not miss out on the traditional markets in Calvia, Santa Maria and the symbolic villages surrounding the Tramuntana Mountain Range.

Palma’s Nativity scenes

Visit the capital’s town hall and discover the beautiful Nativity scene hidden inside. You will find a number of Nativity scenes in Palma’s Old Town and its surroundings over the course of your holiday.

The Song of the Sibyl

On Christmas Eve, churches in Majorca are buzzing with excitement as they sing the song of the Sibyl at Midnight Mass. This is a moving Gregorian chant originating from the Middle Ages. The most popular places to witness this tradition is at the Lluc Sanctuary, in Escorca and at Palma Cathedral.

The chimes of Cort

Welcome 2018 at Plaza de Cort, in front of the clock of the Town Hall and celebrate the new year with your loved ones. Enjoy an authentic Majorcan celebration and the magical Christmas shows on the eve of the last day of the year.

The procession of the Three Wise Kings

The 6th January is the date that all the little ones wait impatiently for as it is then when Their Majesties arrive. There is an exciting procession of the Three Wise King through all the capital’s main streets.


Traditional chocolate

Enjoy a delicious hot chocolate with either an “ensaimada” or “coca de patata” pastry at the famous Can Joan de S’Aigo, one of the oldest cafés in Palma.

Where to stay?

If you have chosen to spend a magical Christmas in Majorca, then choose Sol Hotels. Enjoy one of the most unmissable Christmas parties ever with all the best services and attention Sol Resorts offers in its incredible hotels: Sol Katmandú Park, Sol House and Sol Beach House. Enjoy the Christmas of your dreams in Majorca with your loved ones and fall in love with this Mediterranean island.


Sol hotels, the best option for a holiday with friends on Mallorca

May is considered the best time to start organising your holiday plans for the summer; it’s a month that offers plenty of excellent promotions as well as brilliant weather, yes indeed: weather that might even allow you to take one or a couple of dips in the sea. Out of all the destinations you can choose from, Mallorca is one of the most outstanding places on offer for these spring dates.

A place that is ideal for couples or families to visit, but also the perfect destination to enjoy a holiday with friends with two clear-cut missions: rest in a nice hotel and have fun in a unique environment. That latter goal is practically guaranteed for every trip you take to the largest of the Balearic Islands, so let’s focus on the question of accommodation.

Sol Beach House Mallorca

A winning hotel chain, no surprises

Mallorca does have its fair share of really good hotels, available in the north as well as the south, but this month here at Hotels & Destination we will highlight the chain Sol Hotels. This hotel chain is a benchmark brand on Mallorca with hotels located on the beachfront, offering those who love travelling with friends a multitude of extras and amenities.

Located only metres from the beautiful beach in Magaluf, Sol House Hotel is one of the hotels that the chain Sol Hotel has on offer. It’s a hotel surrounded by the popular Sol Katmandu Park Resort where you can enjoy the beach, a varied gastronomic offer and more than 20 different activities.

There is a 4D cinema and various scary activities, and Sol Katmandu Park Resort will also tempt you with the popular K3 Climb. This construction is nearly 20 metres high and involves a total of 57 different problems, sure to take your adrenaline levels through the roof. Not for the faint-hearted.

If you prefer more traditional hotels but in a privileged location, there is no better choice than the Sol Beach House Hotel. This four-star hotel is not only one of the best located ones in the area, it also has a pool area with pool and bar where you can enjoy a day of sun, bath and eternal mojitos.

It’s a hotel located in the heart of Palmanova beach where you can enjoy walks along the sea shore and sporty activities with a fun edge such as parasailing, jet-ski tours and the popular paddle surf. Do you prefer playing volleyball on the beach? If the answer is “yes” then we have great news, since this area is a meeting point for those who love this sport. Just wait for 6 pm to arrive (more or less) to see how the first nets are installed and games start between groups of friends.

A gastronomic route in south-east Mallorca

Even if Palma is the best-known location on Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands is characterised by an infinite number of little villages famous in their own right (nationally and internationally) for their beauty, their history, their atmosphere in summer and – of course – for the gastronomy they offer. Calvià is one of the places that offer the most variety when it comes to restaurants and bars, probably because this is a region that sees a lot of tourism in high season.

Based on this premise, and since we are lovers of international cuisine at Hotels & Destinations, we’ve decided to make a route through the most prominent villages of this famous Majorcan municipality (the largest on the island) so that you’ll get it right first time  if you decide to visit.

Portals Nous

Portals Nous

One of the things that the municipality is famous for – and particularly so here in Portals Nous – is the number of restaurants you find along its main avenues. On Mallorca eating well is almost a religion, so rest assured there won’t be any unpleasant surprises in places like this. We’re talking about Portals Nous village, quite a majestic place.

Apart from having numerous places where you can enjoy a drink with friends or beers with the football on in the background, this place also features high-level restaurants such as La Ópera (Italian) or Chameli’s Restaurant (famous for its delicious paellas).


Less than five minutes by car from Portals you’ll find Palmanova, a small village located by the beach by the same name, famous for its impressive promenade by the sea full of bars and restaurants.

From beach bars (such as Il Chiringo de Palmanova) to elegant places like Campino Bar or Cappuccino, visitors can also sample delicious pizzas at Il Tano or hamburgers at Abracadabra.

Santa Ponça

One of the most international corners of Calvià Bay is Santa Ponça, a place where outstanding festivals such as the Moors and Christians (typical for the island), the Oktoberfest and St Patrick’s Day take place. This mix of nationalities ensures that the gastronomic offer is very much up to par.

Apart from traditional restaurants like El Balcón de María, this town also offers unique, peace-filled spots like the restaurant at the Yacht Club. A place surrounded by nature with a definite Mediterranean scent.

Hotels in the southeast of Mallorca

As we mentioned in the beginning of this article, together with the city of Palma, the south-east of Mallorca is one of the areas of the island that is most frequented by tourism. This is something that can be seen in the sheer variety of hotels on offer: here you can find all styles and prices (especially now during the quieter months of the high season).

Hotels in locations like Magaluf and Portals may be aimed at individual travellers, couples or groups of friends, but in other areas like Santa Ponça it is family tourism that prevails. Those looking for a family hotel might opt for high-quality establishments such as Pirates Village Hotel  or  Plazamar Serenity Resort, two well-known hotels that belong to the Mallorcan hotel chain Gran Isla Hotels.

The concept of “leisure and shopping” is prominent in Magaluf on Mallorca

One of the things about our country’s main holiday destinations that catches the attention, is their ability to reinvent themselves again and again so that they can offer tourists (and locals) interesting, new things which can make a normal vacation into an authentic experience in every way.

By improving year after year (like good wine) the small town of Magaluf (in the southeast of Mallorca) is a benchmark. While in the past its only strong points were its bars, white sandy beach and crystal clear waters, today Magaluf is a place to enjoy a range of leisure activities unique on the island (and yes, we said unique).

Which are the principal tourist spots in the area?

Magaluf beach, Majorca

Magaluf beach, Majorca

Centro Comercial La Vila (Commercial Center)

Although not yet completed, the Centro Comercial La Vila is a sensation for tourists visiting the area and for locals who live there all year. And we have to keep in mind that years’ ago the area was dead as major hotels closed. Thanks to ideas like this, the season has lengthened.

The Katmandu Park

Far from being a theme park just for kids, the Katmandu Park (with its traditional crazy house) is a venue in which to enjoy terrifying passages, 4D cinema, places to kill zombies or cafes full of colorful cupcakes.

The little ones can enjoy this wonderful zone of playgrounds, water parks and shops full of unique toys.

Where to stay in Magaluf

Since Kathmandu Park is one of the attractions for families who choose this area of ​​Mallorca to spend a few days of relaxation and leisure, the Sol Hotels chain decided to give life to the Sol Katmandu Park Resort. A charming hotel closely watched by the resort characters themselves and giving direct access to each and every available attraction.

For those who prefer to enjoy the Mallorcan tranquility as a couple or with friends there is nothing better than the Sol Beach House hotel, an ‘Adults Only’ hotel located on the beach and in which there is no shortage of beautiful views and exclusive services.


Your wedding in Majorca at a boutique hotel in the heart of the countryside

Are you thinking about celebrating your wedding in Majorca? There are many beautiful spots which can be the perfect scenery for your wedding, but they may not be the most practical and affordable places with the best services. It’s really difficult to find the perfect place to meet all your dream wedding needs, even for expert event and wedding planners in Majorca, who spend a lot of time looking for the best spot to meet your needs.

First, you should know which type of wedding do you want, so you can start looking for the venue that best meets your needs. A wedding by the sea, at a Mediterranean beach or next to a secret cove of crystal water (take into account that you cannot get married at the beach in Majorca as they are in public domain, which cannot be used for private events) is not the same as a wedding in the heart of the Majorcan countryside, in a traditional private property with beautiful gardens and surrounded by almonds trees in bloom, orange and olive trees.

If you prefer the latter option, you can choose some areas in Majorca. Serra de Tramuntana (with idyllic towns like Deia or Valldemossa) is one of the most popular places, but usually much more expensive. Northern Majorca is also a good choice due to its natural beauty. However, you must take into account that you will need to book a hotel in the area with a special airport transfer for guests coming by plane to the island, as it takes approximately one hour by bus to reach the place.

Son Julia Boutique Hotel

Son Julia Boutique Hotel

The most comfortable place is the countryside between Palma and Llucmajor. In this area we can find many hotels at small hills. One of them is specially designed for charming weddings in Majorca. We are talking about Finca Son Julia (Son Julia Country House Hotel), where you can celebrate your special event. Its 25 exclusive rooms with countryside views are decorated with Majorcan traditional style, but offering excellent services and innovative comforts. The property has different terraces, a special ceremony space with its own chapel with capacity of 25 guests, several Mediterranean traditional courtyards and gardens giving a touch of colour and romance.

This boutique hotel is really close to Palma and the airport (within a few minutes) and offers brides and grooms exclusive suites for their guests.  It’s a hotel for small and intimate weddings in Majorca, offering exceptional care for every decoration detail. There’s a chef for special events who plans the menu of your choice and a winery where to organize activities like aperitifs or wine tastings.

In addition, the hotel has special offers, activities programme, cycle tourism facilities, spa sessions, tennis, paddle and also a chill out area, which is perfect for an original reportage wedding photography.

Ferrer Hotels, accommodation offers to help you discover the north of Mallorca

The north of Mallorca has always been a popular place for its landscapes, beaches and services, which create amazing experiences for nature, outdoor sports and family fun lovers. It’s undoubtedly the perfect place for couples or for holidays with kids: there are multiple activities to share.

In this sense, Ferrer Hotels stands out for the excellent location of its accommodations:  Puerto de Alcudia and Can Picafort (Son Baulo) are two of the best places to enjoy Mallorca and all of its charm throughout the year. The chain’s renewed strategy offers a wide range of alternatives increasingly addressed to its guests. We will analyse these season updates in this post, as they are some of the most developed and versatile accommodation offers in northern Mallorca.

Hotels for families and couples

The family accommodation concept of Ferrer Hotels is addressed to couples and friend groups looking for rest in a kind and caring environment, but also flexible and free. Ferrer Hotels owns the Aparthotel Ferrer Maristany and the Apartamentos Ferrer Tamarindos, both located in Puerto de Alcudia, and surrounded by varied services and natural areas where you can have fun in good company.

Moreover, two of its most complete hotels like Hotel & Spa Ferrer Concord and Hotel & Spa Ferrer Janeiro include a wider audience: couples with kids who want to enjoy a relaxing holiday despite being accompanied by the children.

In this sense, the activities and services of the hotels in Son Baulo beach, in Can Picafort are designed to satisfy both audiences needs: kids and adults. Children’s parks, pools, playgrounds, direct access to the beach, solarium areas, tailored menus…and only adults spa and relaxing areas, so there’s no excuse to enjoy your desired holidays without leaving the hotel.

Sport hotels

sport is the key factor of Ferrer Hotels accommodation offer in northern Mallorca.Cycling, hiking, nordic walking, running, tennis, kitesurf or sailing…There are multiple sports available in this area and Ferrer hotels are designed to suit all travellers choices in the most economic and comfortable manner.

Its programme experiences in northern Mallorca includes all kinds of plans and interesting extra services like menus for athletes, special bookings of equipment, lessons or sport areas nearby.

Loyalty Club

The gold medal goes to Ferrer Friends programme, which gives extras to guests repeating every year and choosing to stay at their hotels. Prizes, discounts in Puerto Alcudia and Can Picafort accommodations, personalised attention…The goal is to provide loyal customers a plus as big hotel chains do, but adding Ferrer Hotels’ personal and familiar touch.

Direct online bookings

Ferrer Hotels also accepts now bookings through its website. Although most of the bookings are made through agencies and third parties, the chain is really committed to renew its online system to facilitate bookings at their hotels in Mallorca with just a few clicks. In this way, they avoid intermediaries and allow them to offer competitive and reduced accommodation prices.  They then guarantee travellers a secure connection with the chosen hotel.
More information about Ferrer Hotels at http://en.ferrerhotels.com/

The best hotel areas in Majorca

Suddenly, you decide that this year you will spend your holiday in Majorca… and you don’t even know where to stay!  Don’t worry, this island has a huge range of accommodations and it is truth that it is better to rule out some areas, especially if you look for sun, beach and quietness. Here you have some clues:

North: beaches and nature

The north is the best area to book a hotel in Majorca if you are thinking of some relaxing days, huge fine sand beaches, beach bars, and games for children and nature. It is one of the best preserved areas in the island, along with Serra de Tramuntana, but there is a largest number of accommodations, so prices are more affordable and competitive. Hotels in Playa de Muro are one of the most complete options: they are not just specialised and high quality hotels, but they are also located right in front of one of the biggest beaches in Majorca, surrounded by beach clubs for sport lovers… and for those who love to have a beer on the seaside.

Hotels in Alcudia are also a very attractive alternative. They are situated in the north western, close to Pollensa and Formentor. They have the advantage of being located one step away from the centre of Alcudia, which is one of the most beautiful villages in the northern coast, and they have better connections to the centre of Palma. In a bit more than an hour you will be directly in the airport, in 2 minutes you will arrive to the mountain range or go to lively villages such as Sa Pobla.

East: Mediterranean dawn

From Cala Millor to Artà, the Eastern coast of Majorca is an authentic paradise to rest and forget from it all. Instead of big beaches, here you will find coves and inlets with rocks and sand, some of them even boast pine forests and outdoor bars where you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon beside the sea… and in the shade (which is a real luxury in Majorca in August).  The coves of Mondragó Natural Park are two paradises and are situated very close to picturesque villages such as Portocristo and Portocolom. As for accommodation, the most recommended is to look for hotel offers in Cala Millor, Sa Coma, Canyamel and Son Servera or, directly, a hotel in Cala Ratjada, one of the coastal villages in Majorca that preserves a fishing essence, where you will always have everything within reach.

Close to Palma: beach and urban leisure

The centre of Palma is an option where you need not combine certain elements to really enjoy it. You may think that spending the summer in this city is not precisely the most idyllic plan, especially for the high temperatures in Majorca in August… But Palma has many to offer and, if you rent a car, you can move easily around the island, visit all the places you want and return to enjoy the parties, shops and culture the capital has to offer. A very attractive alternative is opting for a hotel in Playa de Palma, just 2 minutes away from the airport, in front of the sea and 10 minutes away from the Cathedral. The closest area to Can Pastilla is the most recommended ones to avoid crowds of German tourists that come to spend their summer in the surroundings of Balneario 6, in the areas of Llucmajor known as S’Arenal. You can also choose a hotel in S’Arenal, but at the end, next to the yacht club: hotels are very affordable, there are less tourists and you can enjoy the Son Verí coves, Cala Blava y Bellavista, which are delightful.

Illetas, from the promenade towards Cala Major and Calvià, is another recommended place to stay in Majorca. Hotel rates are a bit higher, but quality and landscape beauty really worth it. Besides, it is very close to areas such as Puerto Portals, Portals Vells, Portals Nous and Cala del Mago.

Western: Relaxation and fun

Calvià is one of the classic British tourism areas, specially concentrated in Magaluf and Palmanova, which has had bad press in the last years. Nevertheless, apart from a couple of streets in Magaluf, Calvià, Santa Ponsa and Peguera are an exceptional destination to stay in Majorca and enjoy a really quiet holiday with your couple of family. In fact, here we have one of our favourite places: the area of hotels in Costa de la Calma, at the foot of Cala Blanca. Even in Magaluf people is changing their philosophy, and leaving behind the party concept for a more modern, amusing, relaxing and fresh hotel style. An example of this is the old Barracuda hotel that now is part of the innovative complex FERGUS Magaluf Resort, designed for young people, families and groups of friends in search of beach and relaxation, but without giving up the summer fun in Majorca.

Tramuntana: the pure essence of Majorca

Deià, Banyalbufar, Estellencs, Esporles, Valldemossa… They are nice villages in the island, authentic natural treasures that preserves to the perfection the lifelong Mediterranean charm, quietness and good taste of traditions. Perfect for those who want to get away from it all, lo live in the middle of nature, enjoy the Mediterranean in small coves, hike, contemplate beautiful sunsets and make part of the exclusive atmosphere of this area. It is exclusive because there is a smaller number of accommodations and higher prices.

The Balearic Islands: essential part of the Spanish tourism

The international profile of the travellers who visit the Balearic Islands, the high average expenses and the stay in relation to the rest of the autonomous communities of Spain, as well as it excellent connection with the rest of the peninsula and Europe, have made these islands an authentic treasure for the Spanish GDP.

The innovative character turns the Balearic Islands and, more specifically Palma de Majorca, into one of the points of reference for new tourist trends. There are situated some of the main hotel and commercial aviation companies such as Barceló, Melià, Iberostar, Globalia…Tour operators such as Tui are also very relevant at these islands and work together with tourist agencies in the same islands in order to strengthen their position in Spain.

As a destination in itself, the Balearic Islands are the second community -after Catalonia- with more visitors  during the years (more than 11 millions of people), but if we bear in mind that it is a smaller territory, figures get a more important meaning. Majorca, Ibiza and, to a lesser extent, Minorca, are the driving force of the Spain tourism.

British and German tourists are still the main support of their markets, although the increase of Italian, French and Swiss visitors to the islands is noticeable. Russians are a prospect for tourism companies in the Balearic Islands, since they represent travellers with a higher purchasing power: love luxury, excesses and consume complimentary services although they book an All Inclusive hotel.

Iberostar Royal Cupido en Playa de Palma

Iberostar Royal Cupido en Playa de Palma

With 347.897 accommodation rooms, the Balearic islands have been of the pioneering communities targeted at different traveller profiles. For example, you can visit Ibiza and stay at Ushuaïa hotel, which has become a trip motivation in the island. In Majorca, hotels for children in Alcudia stand out, as well as Adults Only spa hotels in Playa de Palma, golf hotels in Llucmajor, thanks to its nearness to Palma, the capital of the island.

The Palma example

Palma de Majorca, precisely, is one of the Spanish cities considered as a mature tourism destination which is really working to break this label and offer a completely new travel concept. Deseasonalizing, extending the summer, activating the island attractions in winter, keeping the restaurants, bars and discos opened…  The challenge is important and, by now, it has had success in some aspects: a few weeks ago, some of the main groups in the Balearic Islands, as far as leisure and bars are concerned, have announced to keep closed their most representative premises during winter, which are traditional meeting points in the nights of the Palma’s Paseo Marítimo (Tito’s, Pacha…).

Nevertheless, we can note a positive tendency: the small businessmen and owners of restaurants, pubs and bars situated in the old quarter and Santa Catalina neighbourhood are strongly investing in the deseasonalization.  Live music, art galleries, gourmet restaurants, second-hand shops and vintage cafes, DJ sessions, theatre and avant-garde cultural meetings are focusing the Palma attraction to a different point, along with Barcelona and Madrid, but to a lesser extent, with the extra benefit of being just some kilometres away from some of the most paradisiacal places in the world.

The city deseasonalization is also noticeable in the opening of hotels in the centre of Palma, the revitalisation of the called boutique hotels in areas such as Cort, La Calatrava and La Lonja. Open during the entire year and specially conceived for travellers of high and medium standing. An interesting way of increasing the average expenses per tourist.

Majorca for families

Another of the main attractions of the Balearic Islands is its largest island. Majorca has the perfect size to stay for more than one holiday week, it offers nature, beaches, mountains, towns with cultural and traditional plans during the whole year, the best international connections in almost all the country, and services specialized in all types of travellers: sport lovers, children, couples, backpackers, those who travel alone, with friends… All this makes it a versatile destination specially preferred by families

Peace, gastronomy for all tastes, leisure plans for children, relax areas and wonderful beaches and coves for breaking the routine, and complete hotels with all types of prices. In Majorca, families can book a spa and golf hotel next to Palma, an aparthotel for children in Alcudia, a hotel in Cala Barca for getting away from it all, or an All-inclusive hotel in Cala Ratjada to stay 15 days.

Ibiza, always young

It is truth that Ibiza has a thousand faces and you cannot discover all of them at night, but this island still sells the eternal youth spirit that even the most reluctant one buys. There is no age to go to Ibiza, but all the visitors bring the same energies: enjoying relaxation, nature, sea and, of course, the tireless fun ambience which seems to emanate right from its centre.

In order to receive all types of public, even those who travel with children, Ibiza has been creating new leisure centres, adapting bars, restaurants and discos to more specific profiles, and creating a paradise where glamour and jet set feel at ease. So, you can find 5 star accommodations, luxury apartments and Adults Only hotels in Es Canar, San Antonio and even in Vila, the capital of Ibiza.

Minorca, the British island

Its relations with Great Britain go back to many years ago. Minorca is and has been a British bastion in the Mediterranean as far as holiday is concerned. With high-medium class travellers, this island receive every year some of the most important political, economic and cultural figures in Europe, especially those who come from the United Kingdom.

Declared Biosphere Reserve thanks to its great natural richness, this important attraction joins to the excellent gastronomy it offers, the charm of the fishing villages, the beautiful and quiet coves… All this and the very varied hotel trade shape the the medium-sized island of the Balearic Islands. Although the demand has decreased in last years, it is still the privileged destination of high standing in the Mediterranean.

Majorca: golf, city, beach and mountain

Few destinations are so versatile in Europe as in Majorca: it is full well known that the island is one of the best places in the continent to enjoy wonderful sun and beach days, but it has also become a reference  for all those who, without travelling long distances, seek a destination for shopping, having fun by night, tasting gourmet specialities or practising favourite sports: golf, hiking, climbing…

Even though the big tourist places and the demand keep focusing on coastal areas, in the last times, the hotel trade has grown with more specialized and diverse offers, giving a boost to the golf hotels in Majorca, to the rural tourism in Serra de Tramuntana and to the hotels in the centre of Palma, where are offered experiences very different from the traditional resorts in Playa de Muro or Playa de Palma.

Hotel Iberostar Son Antem

Hotel Iberostar Son Antem

Booking a room in a hotel in the centre of Palma is always a good option during the low season months:  the city is full of possibilities for enjoying even the coldest months (which are not so cold, because of the excellent Mediterranean weather) and, in summer, it offers plans every night and a wide commercial and gastronomic offer that will delight the good food lovers.

Incase of opting for a holiday in the centre of Palma, the best decision is booking an Accommodation Only or Bed and Breakfast, so that you can take advantage of the days and walk by the city with no limits or time restrictions and even visit and know some of its surroundings if you have rented a car.

For those who prefer a golf getaway to Majorca, the best areas of the island for enjoying this port are the nearest to Palma.  Calvià, Son Vida or Son Antem, between Palma and Llucmajor, are some of the best places where we can find golf hotels with spa, gourmet restaurants, suites and impeccable service.  We have also the possibility of booking golf holidays in the northern area of the island, but there are resorts more related to beach areas, with a less versatile offer.

Mountain sports, cycling, hiking and climbing lovers will enjoy an accommodation in Serra de Tramuntana in the area of Alcudia and Pollença.  An excellent alternative if you are looking for nature holidays are the hotels and apartments next to the S’Albufera Natural Park in Majorca, the largest wetland of the island, where you can do interesting walking and cycling tours. Ideal for those travelling with children. In this area, specifically, are located several hotels specialized in cyclists, since it is one of the areas in Majorca with best bicycle touring routes.

Prices are very variable, depending on the stars and type of accommodation, standing out the aparthotels and apartments in Alcudia for being more economical than golf and spa hotels near to Palma.  Nevertheless, most of the hotel chains with establishments in the island provide special offers in their official websites, such as adaptable holiday packages, first kid-free, early booking discount, romantic getaway offer…