Mallorca in a nutshell

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Mallorca lies to the southeast of the Spanish coast and is the largest of the Balearic Islands, which include Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera, among others. It is not for nothing that this largest Spanish island is called the "pearl of Spain".

Although for many people Mallorca is inherently associated with clear blue seas and countless beautiful beaches, it has so much more to offer. In winter the whole island is enveloped in the heady scent and tiny blossoms of the almond and orange trees, while in spring you can enjoy the still half-empty roads for cycling or catch the first rays on the golf courses.

Autumn, on the other hand, is the time of year when almonds, olives and grapes are harvested, and you'll find countless celebrations in this honour all over the island, with local produce, Spanish costumes and typical music. In short, Mallorca has something to offer all year round.

The island of Mallorca is 3,648 square kilometres in size, approximately 110 kilometres long and between 60 and 90 kilometres wide. The sheer size of the island means that you can entertain yourself for any length of time. Historical monuments and natural attractions will delight lovers of exploration, and the hundreds of beaches will delight enthusiasts of classic swimming holidays.

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