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The island of Majorca has a little something for everybody. From seasoned party goers to families on their first vacation! Majorca has long been synonymous with the term “sun, sand and sea” and it never fails to deliver. The two main tourist resorts for Majorca are Palma, which is the island’s capital and the resort of Magaluf in the south. There are several types of hotels in Majorca , some which provide basic accommodation and are ideal for those looking for minimal amenities and those who do not intend on spending much time in their rooms. 5 star Majorca Hotels are also available and come lavishly equipped with a plethora of facilities.

Let’s start off with family attractions in Majorca. There are numerous family oriented attractions in Majorca. These include the fun filled Aqualand Water Park in El Arenal and the Golf Fantasia Course in Palma Nova. Another such attraction is the Majorca Auto Safari in Sa Como, which is in essence, a 4km drive through open countryside and the chance to see monkeys, giraffes, zebras and the likes. The Majorca Auto Safari also has a baby zoo which is a hit with both children and adults alike!

Moving on to shopping-- Majorca is a shopaholic’s Mecca, providing them with everything from high end luxury items to bargain priced traditional goods. Travellers will find that most shops are open from 10am to 1:30pm and then again from 5pm to 8pm. This is from Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings. However, tourists will also find that a majority of the souvenir shops are open every day. Shops such as El Corte Ingles department store chain, Pryca and the Gigante chain of supermarkets, on the other hand are open throughout the day from Monday to Saturday.

All across the island of Majorca, flea markets are found. There are different types of markets from fresh produce stalls to those selling authentic handicrafts, which make for a perfect and unique present for those back at home. These markets are the ideal place to test out your haggling skills! The capital of Majorca is the resort of Palma, where travellers will find many upmarket and trendy designer shops. The shopping atmosphere in Palma is laid back and relaxed, with many café’s where you can rest your feet and have a pick-me-up drink, before setting off again!

 

The Centro Porto Pi is Palma's largest mall and is home to a variety of upscale shops, where guests can find the latest trends readily available, while the Galerias Preciados Spanish department store is also close by. A few other places for internationally branded designer clothes and jewellery boutiques are the Avenue Jaume III and Passeig des Born. A definite must see in Palma is the Placa Major square, where the outdoor craft market is held on Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings. The Mercat Artesanal craft market is also worth a visit, along with the Mercat Olivar which is Palma's main produce market.

Travellers will find many hotels in Palma which are located near to its shopping districts. These Palma hotels will offer a variety of amenities and are aimed at several categories of travellers, such as families on vacation and groups of friends travelling together. Magaluf is next on the list of famous resorts and has put Majorca on the world map for its partying scene. Magaluf has earned itself a reputation on an international scale and is immensely popular with many British holiday makers and the younger crowd. From October till around March, however, this resort caters mainly to middle aged couples and those who want to enjoy the sun during the winter months. The choice of bars and nightclubs in Magaluf are endless and some of the world's best DJ's such as Tiesto, Tim Westwood and DJ Sammy have spun their tracks here. The largest nightclub of the resort is BCM on the Avenida S'Olivera, while other well known clubs include Mambo's, Poco Loco and the Baywatch Bar.

Not everything here is party-oriented though, and a variety of Magaluf hotels are available for those looking to travel there. As Magaluf is a small resort, much of the sightseeing can be done by walking around. The hotels in Magaluf are also ideal for families and the resort on a whole is pretty family friendly. Family attractions available here include two water parks, horseback riding and a bungee rocket to name a few. The Magaluf Pirate Show is also a must see, featuring an array of stunning acrobatics, dancing and comedy. Meanwhile, the Karting Magaluf is another attraction which is well worth a visit. This is an attempt to recreate the racing experience and is ideal for both beginners and amateurs!

About the Author:
Larry Austin is a freelance
journalist and who writes on topics related to travel, hotels and destination
reviews. He is currently working for RoomsNet.com. Majorca is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain and RoomsNet.com is a specialist for
Hotels in Majorca. You may view Majorca hotels here classified under many themes
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