Island of Majorca (Mallorca)
The furthest distance that can be travelled on this island
of 581,564 inhabitants and covering an area of some 3,640 km2
is 120 km, which is the distance between Puerto de San Telm
and Formentor lighthouse at Cape Formentor.
Most visitors tend to stay around only part of the coastline,
many without realizing about the magnificent inland scenery
of plains and mountains that can also be enjoyed.
Palma, the island's capital, has a population of approximately
300,000, which is practically half of the entire population
of the island. It stretches some 15 km along the coastline,
from El Arenal and Palma beach in the east as far as the cosmopolitan
districts of Cala Mayor and San Agustivities of all kinds are
more than well-catered- for here. There are restaurants, cafeteries,
pubs, concert halls, discotheques, a bull-ring and all types
of shows, offering the visitor entertainment and amusement
at all times.
Tourism had already become an important aspect of life on
the island of Majorca back in the early 1920's although on
a much smaller scale than today, of course. It was a select,
mainly winter tourism which grew up steadily until the begins
of the Spanish Civil War. The later "discovery" of
Ibiza and Menorca did not occur until well after the Civil
War. At that time Majorca was full of artists, who established
what was, to all intents and purposes, a colony in and around
Pollensa and its port. One of the most famous of them all was
Anglada Camarassa. That conglomeration of artists and poets
at Pollensa was to bring about something previously unheard
of in island tourism - the construction in 1929 of the Hotel
Formentor. It was promoted by the Argentinian entrepreneur
Adan Dihel, who even suffered personal hardship in his determination
to build the finest hotel on the Mediterranean, near a beach
which was not really considered the most adequate place for
rest and relaxation. The Hotel Formentor brought about a previously
unimaginable change in the island's tourist industry, and was
soon imitated by the Hotel Cala Dor and the Gran Hotel Camp
de mar. These new hotels successfully joined forces with the
already-existing Hotel Victoria Gran Hotel de Palma and the
Two coves some 75 and 150 meters wide, respectively. Pine
trees stretch as far as the shore. Excellent sand.
Small beach with a magnificent urban development.
Excellent beach with fine sand, good installations and pine
Magnificent beach with fine sand and crystal-clear waters.
Another beach with fine sand and crystal-clear waters.
Interesting tourist resort. Beautiful, quiet beach with fine
sand surrounded by pine trees.
Small beach with fine sand.
Puerto de Andratx
Nearby are the beaches of Camp de Mar and that of San Telm,
which is sheltered by Dragonera island. Both have pinewoods.
Beaches to the east
Banyalbufer (535 inhabitants)
Magnificent nearby coves. Typical scenery with tomato fields
Valdemossa (1,300 inhabitants)
The Royal Carthusian Monastery has reminiscences of Chopin
and George Sand. There is also a small port just a few kilometres
Deia (414 inhabitants)
A picturesque mountain village with the Llucalcari cover and
a small beach.
Puerto de Soller (1,000 inhabitants)
Its semi-circular beach is approximately one kilometre in
A very beautiful cover. Nearby is the Monastery of Lluc and
the Torrent de Pareis beach.
The north-east coast
Puerto de Pollensa (300 inhabitants)
It has the beaches of Cala de Sant Vicencs and Formentor,
the former situated some 7 km away from Pollensa. It is very
cosmopolitan and has beautiful pine groves running right next
to the beach. Formentor beach is 9 km from the port of Pollensa
and 16 km from Pollensa itself.
Puerto de Alcudia (500 inhabitants)
Has an extensive beach with fine, clean sand, and is the location
of many urban developments.
Can Picafort (800 inhabitants)
Extensive beach with fine sand and pine groves.
Cala Ratjada (1,500 inhabitants)
The location of the Artby is an aquarium and a safari park.
Porto Colom (411 inhabitants)
Has beautiful beaches, like those of Porto Colom, Cala Murada,
Cala Marsal and Arenal.
Satanyi (6,640 inhabitants)
Here we find the fishing port
of Cala Figuera, surrounded by pine trees. Cala Santanyi
lies 5 km away and has fine sand and clean, shallow waters.
interesting sites include Port Petro, Cala Llonga and Cala
D'or - the latter being surrounded by rocks and pine trees.
Colonia de Sant Jordi
There i a lovely, sandy beach with crystal-clear waters, as
well as pine groves and salt pans.
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