DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF RURAL MALLORCA
The Island of Calm emerges from the Mediterranean Sea as a special and unique place, well-established for decades as one of the best sun and sea tourism destinations. However, Mallorca is much more than that. The sea and nature have shaped the largest and most populated island of the Balearic archipelago, attracting visitors from all over the world and offering a wide range of culture and leisure that will ensure you enjoy an unforgettable stay.
Discover its beautiful capital Palma de Mallorca, and breathe in the city´s cosmopolitan atmosphere, discover its main monuments such as the Cathedral, the Almudaina, La Llotja, Bellver Castle, and walk around its main shopping areas. From this nerve centre you can travel to the large number of picturesque towns found right throughout the island. Small fishing towns with beautiful ports, such as Andratx, Sant Elm and Sóller, where the llaüt, the traditional vessel used for fishing, still unfurls its Levantine sails. There are places built on natural vantage points with forts or remains of past eras, such as the Castle of Alaró and that of Capdepera. There are towns that blend into the surroundings, camouflaging themselves among cliffs and vegetation, such as the beautiful Deià, and mountain towns with special charm and cobbled streets like Valldemossa. If you like to discover traditions and the historical heritage of towns located just a short distance from your hotel, then Mallorca is your destination.
The island of Mallorca brings together an immense variety of landscapes that bear witness to the rich and spectacular range of nature it treasures. Cliffs, plains, mountains, valleys, islets and capes, such as the magnificent Cap de Formentor. The Serra de Tramuntana crowns this terrain offering hiking routes between the valleys and mountains that form it; from its highest peak, Puig Major, at a height of more than 1400 metres, to the gorges and torrents that cross it, such as the Torrent de Pareis. Mallorca also has several natural protected areas such as Isla de la Dragonera, where lizards run around at ease, the archipelago of Cabrera, a bastion for the conservation of the Mediterranean´s island ecosystems, and S´Albufera de Mallorca, an extensive wetland that you can explore by bike as you watch migratory birds at rest. However, not all of the show is above ground, underground is home to a hidden labyrinth of great geological value thanks to the stalactites and stalagmites with surprising shapes formed inside of caves such as those of Artà, and the famous Coves del Drac (caves), in Porto Cristo. Mallorca is the ideal setting for active tourism, as the sea and mountains constitute the best environment for doing water and adventure sports or enjoying the outdoors by practising your swing at a golf course.
If you wish to go for a beach swim just a few steps from your hotel then Mallorca is the perfect destination. Its warm temperature during most of the year, entices you to have a dip in any area of the close to 550 kilometres of coastline. Beautiful long sandy beaches and small coves with a sea bed of pebbles, as well as paradisiacal spots with crystalline and turquoise waters await you on the island.
If you are looking for a lively atmosphere, as well as cultural events close to the hotel, Mallorca brings together an extensive range of options. You can enjoy the jovial atmosphere of the coastline of Calvià or El Arenal, with upbeat parties and lively nightlife, or the distinguished beach clubs where you can have a relaxing cocktail as the sun sets. The island also offers an intense cultural agenda with exhibitions, art galleries and museums, such as the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Palma, as well as theatre shows and concerts. Discover the craftsmanship tradition of Mallorca by visiting the workshops and museums where you can see how they work with leather, and make shoes, jewellery, pearls and blown glass. Enjoy the island´s delicious gastronomy, a true delight for the palate, influenced by a deep-rooted tradition of Mediterranean cuisine, while also remaining open to fusion and the culinary techniques of international cuisine. Sobrassada, a typical ingredient of the island, is present in a wide variety of dishes, although the famous ensaïmades (spiral shaped pastries) are the most well-known culinary product. There is a great variety that you can enjoy in restaurants, as well as in emblematic establishments and delicatessen shops on the island.
Meliá has 25 hotels in Mallorca. These hotels in Mallorca are in different locations: in the city of Palma, on the seafront next to the most paradisiacal beaches and coves on the island, and the main fashionable areas of the archipelago. Also, you can choose between luxury hotels, hotels for families, hotels for adults only, hotels for sports people, designer hotels, romantic hotels, business hotels and lifestyle hotels and All Inclusive hotels in Mallorca. All these hotels in Mallorca offer all the services and facilities you need to ensure that you have a perfect stay in the Island of Calm.
Book your hotel in Mallorca now with Meliá and enjoy your holidays in one of the Mediterranean´s most beautiful islands.