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Coast and climate make Majorca unique

What really draw the crowds to Majorca are the genuine, warm Mediterranean climate and the wonderfully rugged coastline, that winds around enticing bays, along broad white-sand beaches and beneath breath-taking cliffs.

The mild climate and abundant water enable a great variety of fruit and vegetables to be grown in the fertile soil of Es Pla.

The mountain chain is also dotted with olive trees, some a thousand years old.

In February, three million almond trees burst into blossom, filling the air with languid sweetness.

The native language of the Majorcans, is "Mallorqui", a dialect of Catalan peculiar to the Balearics. Of course, everyone is able to speak Spanish, as well!!

Palma, the capital, is a wonderful, historic city, with one of Spain's best known landmarks, a beautiful, massive Gothic Cathedral, majestically located on a hill over-looking the palm-fringed harbour.

Around the Bay of Palma, are the liveliest holiday resorts on the island.

El Arenal to the east of the city and Palma Nova and Magaluf to the west. These are popular choices for "fun" holidays.

Just a little further to the west is the quiet, more up-market resort of Santa Ponsa, with its pleasing, more traditional, architectural styles.

There are lovely resorts all around the coast of Majorca/Mallorca. Puerto Pollensa, on the rugged Cape Formentor peninsula, in the far north, is particularly beautifully located.

Indeed, many seasoned travellers contend that Puerto Pollensa is the prettiest resort town in all Spain!

Also, the views from the tip of Cabo Formentor are truly spectacular, and well-worth the journey to the north, even if one is staying near Palma.

There is no wonder that Majorca has remained an enduring favourite with British holidaymakers since the 1950s. Long may it continue!