by Lloyd John
Dusk over the magnificent waters of Parc Natural de S’Albufera
2014 is set to be a big year in Majorca. Even with the global economic downturn, the island experienced a great year in terms of tourism, will millions of holidaymakers flooding the island during the summer season. Perfect for families, couples and singletons alike, Majorca has matured from a cheap and cheerful last minute holiday destination to one of the Mediterranean’s most admired vacation hotspots, with 5-star apartments, hotels and resorts looking out onto the beautiful ocean. Thankfully though, a holiday to Majorca can still be picked up pretty cheaply, so to ensure you get the best deals possible on your flights, book in advance with Cheapflights.
If you’ve never been to Majorca before, then forget about what you’ve heard. In recent years, it’s gained a reputation for overdevelopment, but in actual fact it remains one of the most naturally significant islands in the Mediterranean. As huge limestone cliffs reach deep into the depths of the clean blue ocean, and landscapes of olive ranches and vineyards stretch into the distance, there’s much more to Majorca than meets the eye. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful and relaxed introduction to 2014 or an unforgettable island party, Majorca has it all, so lets take a look at some of the top attractions you simply must experience when visiting this fantastic holiday destination!
Palma Cathedral, perched over the Mediterranean, was started by King James I of Aragon in 1229 but took over 370 years to complete.
Work stated on this magnificent cathedral in 1300, but the structure wasn’t completed until 1601, making it one of the oldest structures
on the island. Not only is it an iconic landmark throughout the Mediterranean, but in terms of architecture it’s known all over the world. With spectacular interior déco
r of an incomparable scale, the beauty of the Cathedral is unmatched. The site the cathedral is built on was once the come of the central mosque of the Muslim capital of Majorca
, for over 300 years! Furthermore, the cathedral has been restored to an outstanding condition over the years, with its Gothic style architecture predominantly intact.
Cala de Deia
Cala de Deia
This stunning town is only a 3km drive outside of Palma, and its certainly one of the most traditional places to experience in Majorca in 2014. A coastal inlet of Serra de Tramuntana
, Cala de Deia offers a real sense of rustic paradise in Majorca, with amazing views of the crystal clear ocean all around. Although competition for a parking spot might be fierce, it will only cost you 5 euros for the day, but be sure to get to Cala de Deia
early to ensure your spot anyway. With authentic Spanish restaurants
and traditional shops looking out into the sands, Cala de Deia is a romantic and peaceful town, and a great place for lovers looking to welcome in the New Year in style.
Parc Natural de S’Albufera
Parc Natural de S’Albufera is famous for the birdlife amongst its wetlands.
One of the island’s most popular natural attractions
, Parc Natural de S’Albufera is a protected wetland
home to thousands of rare and tropical birds. Located just south of Port d’Alcudia, the park is famous for being a paradise for bird watchers
, with over 600 hectares of beautiful landscapes to admire. There are a number of watching stations to stop at, however simply walking and enjoying the view is a great way to experience the wetlands more actively.
Photo Credits: jetty, cathedral, cala de deia, albufera