In which part of Spain is Majorca?
Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands lying to the east of Spain's mainland. Palma de Mallorca is the island's capital and most populated city. Outside of Palma you will find other important and emblematic towns such as Sóller, Manacor, Alcudia, Inca, Pollensa and Calviá. The Cap de Formentor marks the most northern point of the island while the Cap de Ses Salines marks the most southern point, both offering some of the most spectacular views on the island.
What is Majorca like?
Majorca is the Mediterranean island that has it all without being too big to enjoy an authentic island lifestyle or too small to offer comfortable all year round living. With approximately 300 days of sunshine, 550 km of coastline showcasing breath-taking coves and beaches, picturesque mountain villages, rolling fertile hills with vineyards and olive groves, gastronomy, culture and entertainment to satisfy anyone's needs, Majorca is without a doubt a true slice of paradise without compromise. Popular areas such as Cala D’or or Lluchmajor, to name just two, offer an ideal retreat for families and couples alike, whether they are searching for traditional countryside living or beaches and coves.
Majorca also has a fantastic infrastructure. Its international airport is the third-largest in Spain, handling close to 30 million passengers a year and offering direct flights all across Europe. This makes Majorca an excellent choice for homebuyers looking to use their property as a frequent get-away destination. Majorca, as an island, is extremely multi-cultural with a population of a little over 900,000, it is the most cosmopolitan of the Balearic Islands. Palma, the capital, is home to about fifty per cent of the island's population giving it a real city feel and offering everything you would expect from a modern city in terms of services, shopping and entertainment.
Majorca also offers excellent local and international schools as well as being home to the University of the Balearic Islands. Rich in history and culture, Le Seu Cathedral in Palma is a fine example of gothic architecture and is one of the highest in the world; its nave towers 11 meters above that of Notre Dame in Paris. However, it is not just the Cathedral that towers above Majorca: the Sierra de Tramontana is a breathtaking mountain range, which stretches from the west to the northeast of the island and was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Throughout the region you will find quaint villages and wonderful cycling routes, it is quite simply a picture postcard at every turn.
Majorca property market and price trends
The property you choose will naturally reflect the lifestyle you wish to lead and Majorca has something for everyone. Whether it be the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Palma in a city apartment or the more secluded authentic Majorcan countryside of Santanyí or Valldemossa.
If a luxury villa in Majorca is what you are after, then start your search in the southwest of the island near Palma and its surrounding areas - a region that offers a very high standard of living given the amenities and services on offer. However, if you are looking for a property which is a little more affordable, then you may want to start looking in the north, northwest and south of the island.
Homebuyers interested in a more modest investment will also be pleased to know that there are many on offer. Naturally, the least expensive areas of Majorca are further from the sea towards the central region of the island. Though it is important to remember, even if you are living in heart of the island you will never be more than a thirty-minute drive from the sea.