||Mallorca is one of Spain’s 5 Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. Known for its beach resorts and sheltered coves, limestone mountains and Moorish remains, Palma is the islands capital city. Andratx is a glamourous area in the South West of the island with a port, restaurants and nightlife.
||Mallorca offers a paradise for active, sporty, adventurers. There are plenty of watersports such as diving, windsurfing and sailing. Biking is very popular as well as hiking in the countryside. There are a wide choice of golf courses and Rafael Nadal has been a big influence on the popularity of tennis in Mallorca with his Tennis Academy. Shoppers can enjoy visiting Palma and there is a huge choice of restaurants for all tastes. For sun worshippers, there are many beautiful sandy beaches and plenty of lively beach clubs too.
||Mallorca is full of restaurants offering Spanish Tapas, Mallorcan specialities, Mediterranean and International cuisine. Gourmet diners might enjoy Argos, a popular one Michelin star restaurant or Restaurant Zaranda which has two Michelin stars. Ca’n Calent offers modern Mallorcan cuisine, or Restaurant Ca’s Xorc in the picturesque town of Soller has a beautiful view and a very romantic garden. La Gourmeda Restaurant in Puerto de Andratx offers fine dining with an international twist. In addition there are many cafes and beach restaurants offering relaxed alfresco dining around the island. Cappucino is a very popular café in both Palma and Andratx.
||Mallorca is host to many events throughout the year. The beginning of Summer is celebrated with ‘La Nit del Foc’ with fireworks, music and beach bonfires. Following this, Mallorca hosts an International Book Fair, the Deia International Music Festival, the Inca Jazz Festival and the ‘Copa del Rey’, one of the world’s most important sailing regattas which takes place each year in the Bay of Palma. Local food festivals, music events and celebrations of traditional Mallorcan customs such as the ‘Festa de la Estandard’ are widely celebrated and embraced.
||The most helpful website for fact finding and general information about Mallorca is provided by abc-mallorca.