Mallorca has a sophisticated infrastructure and a reputation for year round quality tourism. In the last ten years the number of 5 star hotels has more than doubled. Traditional leisure pursuits are well catered for, with 23 golf courses and over 300 km of dedicated cycling routes. And it’s fast gaining popularity with adventure sports enthusiasts. In particular, divers, climbers and olympic athletes come to the island for winter training. In addition, an abundance of safe anchorages and first class facilities have turned the island into the yachting hub of the Western Mediterranean.
There’s always something special about an island. Mallorca is the largest of the four Balearic islands with an area of 3,640 sq km. It enjoys a temperate, sub-tropical climate of short, mild winters and hot summers. And it’s an island of diverse landscapes. There’s the Tramuntana mountain range and dramatic sea cliffs. In addition, over 70 beaches, isolated coves, picturesque villages and rolling agricultural plains are part of Mallorca’s variety. And, wherever you are you are never more than 25 minutes from the coast. Many buyers from overseas becomes residents in Mallorca. The island’s permanent foreign community of 20% remains the highest percentage of any province in Spain
Palma encompasses the vibrant city centre of the Borne known as the ‘golden mile’ and the main shopping street of Jaime III, the historic area of Casco Antiguo or the old-town as it’s known, the popular tourist zone La Lonja, the trendy area of Santa Catalina, the sea front lively strip along Paseo Marítimo, the fisherman’s barrio of Portixol and Playa de Palma, and the exclusive hillside golf area of Son Vida.
Palma has become fashionable as an all year round weekend city break destination. It offers modernista architecture and a magnificent cathedral dating back to the 14th century.
There are boutiques, avant-garde art galleries, leafy plazas, tapas bars, pavement cafes and buzzing nightlife. Lots of cultural events, cinemas, concerts and exhibitions cater for all interests throughout the year. And the waterfront has been transformed into several kilometres of cycle paths and promenade lined with cruising boats and superyachts. If the buzz of a Mediterranean city is what you are after an apartment or house in Palma could be for you.
No matter how many wonderful locations Mallorca has to offer, one always stands out – the southwest of the island. Bendinat, Santa Ponsa and Port Andratx have become the prime addresses in Mallorca. Swim and enjoy crystal clear waters at picture-perfect beaches, enjoy the ambience of the sea or visit luxurious yacht harbours and lively promenades – the southwest has it all. Furthermore, Palma (and its international airport) are not far away, with year-round sophisticated infrastructure and connections. The service provision across all sectors, as well as the availability of international schools, are further key benefits for the location.
The southeast of the island is not only characterised by its good connection to Palma de Mallorca and lively hotspots, but also by the wonderful beaches that can be found here, such as the Caribbean style natural beach at Es Trenc with its stunning clear blue sea. Places such as Porto Colom, Santanyí and Felanitx have their own distinctive character and offer modern properties and wonderful townhouses, as well as fincas with holiday rental licences.
The picturesque town and village of Sóller and Deiá can be found in the west of Mallorca, surrounded by many other tranquil and beautiful areas, all of which are characterised by high demand. The landscapes in this region of Mallorca offer a stunning contrast between mountains and sea underlining the appeal of property here. Easy accessibility to the capital Palma and the airport also contribute to the region’s appeal.
The north of Mallorca is shaped by the charming combination of coast, beaches and mountains. Places such as Alcanada, Alcúdia, Campanet, Búger and Pollensa are highly desirable addresses for families on the hunt for second or holiday homes. These seaside locations with stunning views make both fincas with traditional style architecture or villas with a more contemporary twist very popular and highly sought after in this area.