There are so many possible holiday destinations to choose from that it can be difficult to make your final decision. All of them may offer you golden beaches, azure waters and cultural experiences to make your head whirl, so how can you narrow down the selection?
Well, why not try Majorca? The beautiful Balearic island is the largest in its archipelago and has all the charm of the Spanish mainland with a twist of local flavour. It has the usual fantastic beaches and perfect sunbathing spots along with picturesque countryside, rugged mountains and heaps of old buildings to explore.
The Spanish island also has the benefit of being rather cheap to visit, which makes it a great holiday destination for families and those on a shoestring budget. Flights to the capital, Palma de Mallorca, take less than two and a half hours from the UK, so it is ideal if you are looking for a quick and easy escape to the sun.
Read on for more information about the island and its hidden gems. You can then book your cheap holiday to Majorca with Cosmos without delay!
Unsurprisingly for an island, sailing is a huge part of the local population’s life. The coastline provides swanky marinas, little sail schools and numerous secluded coves and beaches to explore. If you are feeling flush you can charter a yacht for a couple of days and see the island from the sea. You could also book yourself on one of the day trips operated by boat companies and spend the day sailing from beach to beach, stopping off every so often in the crystal-clear open water for a snorkel and making camp on a long stretch of sand for a lovely picnic.
There’s something about the Spanish approach to festivals that makes them such good fun. With a whole calendar stuffed full of various carnivals and fiestas, most holidaymakers will be in Majorca for a festival no matter what time of the year they visit. The biggest religious-themed ones are around Easter, in particular the Semana Santa Holy Week and Los Pancaritats, which is held on Easter Monday, but if you have missed those already there are plenty more to follow during the summer months. Try the Verge del Carma in mid-July celebrating the fishermen who supply the island and their patron saint, the Virgin Mary. Towards the end of August is the Sant Bartomeu Fiesta, which sees devil-dancing in Montuiri taking place.
Walking and hiking
Majorca’s mountainous terrain makes it a great destination for keen walkers, but it is important to remember that the conditions will be quite different from those in the UK. For a start, it is much warmer on the island, so if you are planning an arduous trek up a mountain it is best to begin early in the morning before the sun has a chance to heat the land. Always take water with you and keep sipping it to remain hydrated, and stop every so often to reapply your sun screen.