About Mallorca

Mallorca (or Majorca) is most popular tourist destination in Europe.

 

Mallorca’s varied scenery has made the island a dream place for film-makers and advertisers. You can see the variety for yourself through the windscreen of your hire car. Within 20 minutes, you can drive from the capital Palma to sensationally beautiful Valldemossa in the mountains to the north-west, the village where the composer Frederic Chopin lived with his sweetheart, the authoress George Sand.

 

Drive on another 10 minutes, and you are in the village of Deià, former home of the poet Robert Graves. If you go southeast of Palma, you will find a picturesque fishing idyll and magnificent fjord-like bays near the village of Portopetro 45 minutes away.

 

A slice of the Caribean in Majorca – the vast white sand beach of Es Trenc – lies a few miles to the west. Head north, towards Capdepera, and you will be amazed by the mediaeval castle built on a city wall. Golden sandy beaches are flanked by lofty mountains, straight out of “The Fellowship of the Ring”. The golf courses gleam, and the sea is deepest turquoise. Everywhere there are forts, monasteries, treasures, myths and legends.

 

Airport
Bus number 1 runs to and from Palma’s airport for €1.85 and takes about 20 minutes. A taxi journey to Palma costs €12-15€ and takes 15 minutes. Usually there is a supplement of at least 3 euro for journeys to the airport.

Local Public Transport
The bus service on Majorca is excellent.
Within Palma you travel using a credit card that you can buy in Papershops for €8.
The card gives you 10 journeys. Bus number 3 goes all the way from an industrial area via Palma’s town centre to the Illetas beach. Public transport buses to Valldemossa and other popular villages leave from the bus station behind Plaza d´España. The 1911 train to Sóller departs just near the buses, and likewise trains to Inca and Manacor.

Taxi
Taxis in Palma are a good and cheap. You can get to and from other places on the island for reasonable sums of money.

Post
Post offices are open 09.00 – 21.00 except on Saturdays when they open 09.00-14.00.

Pharmacy
There are pharmacies all over the island, normally open 09.00-14.00 and 17.00 – 20.00.
Each day there is a 24-hr Pharmacy. Ask your nearest Pharmacy for Non-stop pharmacy for that day.

Electricity
220 and sometimes 225 volts AC, 50Hz

Telephone
Country code: +34
Area code: 971