Escaping the tourist crowds in Majorca

November 23, 2011   Filed under Travel

The island of Majorca is located right in the Mediterranean Sea, and is the largest of the Balearic Islands. The average summer temperatures on the island range from 25-29˚C; one of the main reasons why this little island is so popular with UK holiday makers. Offering long, golden beaches, luxury villas and family-friendly resorts, it is easy to see why Majorca’s popularity amongst tourists is still growing.

Attracting around 6 million holiday makers a year, it’s understandably difficult to see how anyone could escape the tourist crowds on the island. But most tourists flock to the eastern and southern beach resort where there is better weather, and the centre where the island’s capital, Palma, is located, making other areas of Majorca much less impacted by tourism.

On the west coast of Majorca lies the mountainous region of Serra de Tramuntana. Offering secluded beaches as well as rugged mountain views and trails, this region is often over-looked by Majorcan tourists. The temperatures are cooler here and there is slightly more rail fall, but these aside, Serra de Tramuntana offers tourists a place that’s exciting to explore, and quieter to experience than the east of the island.

There are lots of smaller villages dotted around the island that many tourists tend to ignore, as they are much less geared towards their international guests. Campos in the south east, Andratx in the south west and Fornalutx in the west are all quaint, traditional towns which offer tranquillity and culture rather than the more vibrant scenes of the eastern and central resorts.

But if you do want to visit the island’s capital, or take in the views of the stunning eastern beaches, then you can avoid the crowds by visiting out of season. The low season between November and April still sees temperatures reach 14-18˚C, so armed with a jumper and maybe a waterproof you can still experience the culture and views Majorca has to offer, just without the crowds.

Check out this great selection of cheap holidays to Majorca.


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