Destination guide

Making the most of holiday rentals in Majorca

There are plenty of reasons why Majorca still reigns supreme as one of Spain's most iconic holidaying destinations. For starters, it's got that sought-after cocktail of sun, sea and sand, drawing millions of families and beach-lovers to stunning coastal spots like Puerto Pollensa and Cala Moreia between May and September. What's more, another sort of more potent cocktail awaits in the buzzing bars of Magaluf, a town that heralds no-holds-barred hedonism and thumping trance clubs by the bucketload. Other holiday lettings in Majorca are primed for the adventurous traveller who wants to leave it all behind. They stud the pine-dressed peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana or cling to the trailheads that weave out of Soller and Fornalutx.

History

Intriguing history around Majorca holiday villas

Palma – the island capital of Majorca – is the spot to go to really delve into the centuries of history that coalesce here. It's a fascinating place, partially covered by a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses the striking Catedral de Mallorca and the Arab Baths. They showcase a medley of Moorish and Andalusian building styles that reveal the strong influence of North Africa on this Balearic isle. You can also glimpse age-old remnants of feudal Majorca in the Serra de Tramuntana, where many of the hamlets and villages seem totally unchanged by the passing of the years.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Majorca Island

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Majorca Island a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zoologico Natura Parc (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Golf Son Gual (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Golf Park Puntiro (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Bodega José L. Ferrer (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Bodega Ribas (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Vinyes I Bodegues Miquel Oliver (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
Outdoor activities

Enjoy the great outdoors from your Majorca holiday let

Seeking out a rustic Majorca holiday cottage in the pine-scented Serra de Tramuntana is a sure way to go off the beaten path in this picture-perfect Balearic island. That rugged mountain range runs the whole of the north-west coast, hosting protected swathes of pine forest and peaks that are covered with hiking trails. Towns like Fornalutx and Soller are excellent choices if you're looking to get on the paths. Along the coast, places like Can Picafort in the north are perennial favourites with windsurfers, while scuba diving outfitters await in Port de Pollenca, primed with tanks and gear to help you explore the coral reefs and encounter sea turtles.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Majorca Island

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Majorca Island

Travellers enjoy Majorca Island for its island views and seaside. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Majorca Island is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Es Trenc Beach (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
  • Puig Mayor (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • El Arenal Beach (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Cala Estancia (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Caló de son Caios (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • Cala Mosques (13.1 mi / 21 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Majorca Island

The nearest airport is in Palma de Mallorca (PMI), located 11.7 mi (18.9 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Sineu St Joan Station, Sineu Station and Inca Enllac Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Majorca Island by catching a ride on the metro at Son Castello Station, Son Fuster Vell Station or Gran Via Asima Station.

How to get around

Ways to get around Majorca

A trio of motorways and a whole host of winding country lanes – often opening onto dramatic vistas of the Tramuntana Mountains or the central plains – makes Majorca an excellent destination for drivers. You can rent cars from outlets in the airport in Palma and from most of the major resorts. Alternatively, there's a small train network that links the capital to a number of smaller inland towns. In fact, the most notable rail journey, from Palma to Sóller on a vintage timber carriage, is an experience in itself, passing over high viaducts and through pine forests. There are also buses that run all the way around the coast, with frequent connections to big resorts like Magaluf and Cala d'Or.

Restaurants and bars

The best restaurants in Majorca

With saffron-infused paella and salty cured hams mingling with international cuisine all over Majorca, there are plenty of restaurants and eateries to get stuck into:

  • Palma is considered the culinary hub of the island, packing in loads of Andalusian-style tapas bars
  • Chic cocktail places, Italian trattorias and creative European haute cuisine are the name of the game around upscale Portals Nous
  • Magaluf is home to oodles of international eateries and fast-food places, catering well to anyone looking to hit the clubs till late
  • Go inland in the Migjorn and Llevant regions to taste local tipples – you'll discover a burgeoning Majorcan wine area and loads of cellar doors
Essential info

Important info for stays in Majorca holiday rentals

  • It's normal to leave tips of 10–15% in Majorcan restaurants
  • The clubbing season in Magaluf typically runs from late May to September
  • Driving is on the right-hand side in Majorca, as in the rest of Spain
  • Majorca can get scorching during the summer months, so always bring enough sun cream for the whole holiday
  • The currency in Majorca is the euro

Where to stay around Majorca Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 14,813 holiday lettings near Majorca Island. From 5,902 Villas to 4,489 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Majorca Island is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Majorca Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Majorca Island. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Menorca: 2,186 holiday homes
  • Port de Pollença: 5,474 holiday homes
  • Palma: 3,122 holiday homes
  • Cala D'or: 1,939 holiday homes
  • Alcúdia: 6,652 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Majorca Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Majorca Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Majorca Island with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Port de Pollença: 5,474 holiday lettings
  • Palma: 3,122 holiday lettings
  • Cala D'or: 1,939 holiday lettings
  • Alcúdia: 6,652 holiday lettings
  • S'Illot-Cala Morlanda: 1,380 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Majorca Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Majorca Island. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pollensa Port: 7,377 holiday rentals
  • Santa Ponsa Beach: 1,759 holiday rentals
  • Puerto Portals Marina: 2,572 holiday rentals
  • Alcudia Port: 8,319 holiday rentals
  • Palma Nova Beach: 2,091 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Majorca Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Majorca Island

Port de Pollença
5,474 holiday rentals
Palma
3,122 holiday rentals
Cala D'or
1,939 holiday rentals
Alcúdia
6,652 holiday rentals
S'Illot-Cala Morlanda
1,380 holiday rentals
Pollença District
6,443 holiday rentals
Sóller
1,713 holiday rentals
Pollença
6,441 holiday rentals
Magaluf
955 holiday rentals
Palma Nova
988 holiday rentals
Ciutadella de Menorca
1,236 holiday rentals
Santa Ponça
890 holiday rentals
Cala Millor
1,570 holiday rentals
Deià
1,109 holiday rentals
Portals Nous
1,140 holiday rentals
Sa Coma
1,639 holiday rentals
Port d'Andratx
567 holiday rentals
Ciutadella de Menorca
1,238 holiday rentals
Muro
7,672 holiday rentals
Calvià
1,429 holiday rentals