Mallorca

Whether you refer to it as Mallorca or Majorca, this island is the largest of Spain’s Balearic islands which are located in the Mediterranean. In fact, the name derives from classic Latin with “maior” meaning “larger island” in comparison to Menorca, “the smaller one”. The capital of the island, Palma, is the capital of the autonomous community of the Balearic islands.

As with the other Balearic islands of Menorca, Formentera and Ibiza, Mallorca is extremely popular with tourists, notably from Germany and the United Kingdom. You just need to visit to understand why… the island has turquoise-blue seas, sparkling sheltered coves, golden sands, green foliage and rugged mountains. And, whilst the area is steeped in history with sites such as the Moorish Almudaina royal palace and 13th-century Santa María Cathedral, visitors can also experience a rich artisan and cultural scene with gastronomic excellence.

For families, there are 24 golf courses, a buzzing and cosmopolitan city, theme parks and all the shopping you could care to do whilst visiting. Whether you want to visit historical buildings, visit the stunning beaches and international marina, or simply relax at a beach resort, Mallorca has it all.

The property market in Mallorca

Land is scarce in Mallorca and with demand increasing and supply limited, it is no wonder that prices have grown 25% in the past three years.

On average, property prices rose 12% this year whilst Municipalities like Calviá and Palma, and others located close to the sea, grew by 17%. More inland locations are growing at a much slower pace.

According to the Colegio de Registradores, in Q3 2017 the Balearic Islands had the highest percentage of foreigners buying properties in Spain, perhaps because it is considered the most rentable market in the country. One out of every three houses sold in Mallorca is bought by foreigners.

How to Get There

By Air

You can fly into Palma de Mallorca (also known as Son Sant Joan) airport from anywhere in Europe to start your trip. Located just 18 minutes by car to Palma, it is the third largest airport in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. There are plenty of public transport like buses and taxis, and also several car hire companies such as Hertz and Avis.

Weather

Spring / Summer

The hottest month on the island is August with an average temperature of 25°C, and the average sea temperature is a beautiful 26°C at this time. July sees the most daily sunshine with up to 13 hours.

Fall / Winter

With the island benefiting from 300 days of sunshine a year, the winters are mild. January sees the lowest temperatures in Mallorca with temperatures dropping to 13°C. The months of October to December tend to be the rainiest of the year with an average of 10 days of rain per month, with temperatures decreasing to 15°C, with a minimum of 5°C. In terms of the sea temperature, it does not fall below 14°C in winter.

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