Mallorca

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Mallorca is what you see on the traditional postcard in a souvenir shop. It’s what most people picture when they think of a typical Spanish holiday and for most, it is exactly that. Idyllic landscapes, sapphire seas and all round mediterranean magic. But if you head past the main tourist resorts you’ll find that hidden coves, near empty golden beaches and traditional towns are very much in abundance.

Mallorca’s landscapes offer up exceptional chances to hike, bike, dive, swim or however else you want to explore their brilliance. There’s theatrical mountains in the north, dramatic cliffs to the east and elongated coastlines in the south and the best thing about it is, the island is pretty compact so you can explore them all during your stay.

Mallorca is also dotted with plenty of traditional villages that give you a true taste for local life on the island. From Deià on the west coast to Esporles just outside Palma. Each has their own unique, authentic intricacies that one stroll along the cobblestones, through the olive groves will leave you falling for the irresistible charm of Mallorca’s hinterland.