Majorca is the go-to Mediterranean destination for anyone seeking sun, sea, sand, shops and sangria. With glowing beaches, lively nightlife and iconic buildings including Palma’s Gothic Cathedral, this sun-kissed Balearic island has plenty to offer all interests.
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The name of the island comes from an old Latin phrase ‘insula maior’ that means ‘larger island’, as Mallorca is the largest island in all of Spain. Gradually the phrase was mispronounced and the island became known as Mallorca.
The largest of the Balearics mixes a Mediterranean beach vibe with fantastic nightlife. Among the best stretches are the tiny cove of Deià, a magnet among writers, from Anaïs Nin to Es Trenc. There are also romantic hiking trails threading through the hills.
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A spiral pastry made with flour, eggs, water, sugar, mother dough and the secret ingredient - saim (pork lard) as a substitute for butter. There are many different variations of Ensaïmada, some filled with cream, chocolate or even pumpkin.
A simple flatbread covered in seasonal vegetable before being baked. The coca mallorquina has many delightful variations, the most popular being the coca de trempo - tomatoes, peppers, onions and olive oil. Coca is generally enjoyed as a snack as is sold in panaderias (bakeries) all across the island.
Sobrassada is a cured sausage comprised of pork mince, bacon, salt and other spices. Its red colour comes from paprika, giving it the resemblance of chorizo. It is often smashed onto bread and pairs well with cheese or even honey. You will find sobrassada at Palma's main produce market for you to stock up.
Majorca enjoys a yearly average temperature of 22.6°C due to it's Mediterranean climate, as well as boasting over 300 days of sunshine a year.
Make time in your itinerary for a few nights' stay to experience the bustle and joy of this thrilling city with its incredible culture, cuisine, shopping and wellness offerings – and also its surprising number of gorgeous green spaces.
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