About Catalonia & the Balearics – Mallorca

Mallorca, also known as Majorca, is one of the most popular islands in the Balearic Islands chain, and is also the largest. Full of gorgeous beaches, stunning mountains, and plenty of Roman and Moorish history, it is the perfect place to hire a holiday rental villa for both a relaxing and invigorating holiday.

Lovers of architecture, artwork, and history should visit the island’s capital city of Palma de Mallorca and walk through the Catedral de Mallorca, an enormous Gothic cathedral, or the captivating 14th-century Bellver Castle. Renting a villa in Mallorca puts you up close and personal to the island’s best attractions, which include dozens of restaurants, shops, museums, art galleries, walking tours, and even winery excursins. Take a day trip with the family to the Palma Aquarium to learn about local and international sea life and to marvel in Europe’s largest shark tank, Deep Blue.

Hiking opportunities abound in Mallorca thanks to its sky-kissing peaks and rolling hills, some of which are viewable and accessible from Mallorca vacation rentals.

Mirador Es Colomer Formentor sits atop a mountain and offers some of the most stunning views of the island. It is a fairly strenuous hike, but it is well worth the climb. Other breathtaking views can be seen from The 365 Calvari Steps, a second intense hike that will put your physical fitness to the test. Parc Natural de Mondrago makes for an enjoyable family excursion with the chance to spot wild animals while leisurely strolling.

If you prefer casually meandering around a city and enjoying shops and restaurants along the way, Pine Walk is the ideal option, located near a plethora of Mallorca villas.

When you’re ready to leave the comfortable confines of your family villa in Mallorca, check out some of the top-rated restaurants on the island. The DaiCa Restaurant at the Petit Hotel offers healthy Mediterranean-style cuisine with a host of vegetarian options.At Bottega Bay Rocks and Stones you’ll find a British and European steakhouse with dishes for all types of palates.

Consider Salvia Restaurant for more contemporary Mediterranean and European cuisine.The most obvious way to spend time on an island is to hit the beach and relax! Playa de Muro and Port de Pollensa