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Thomson Holidays now. In fact,
Portland Holidays has been owned by Thomson for several years, but since 2011 the Portland brand has been stopped, and all holidays
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It's easy to see why the Spanish king moved his summer palace to Majorca - this island, the
largest of the Balearic chain, is a dazzling jewel in the heart of the Mediterranean. But
Majorca isn't reserved for royalty or the Hollywood stars that frequent its shores - far from it.
From non-stop partying in Magaluf to adrenaline-inducing watersports in Cala Millor, from gentle
walks through tiny mountainside villages to long tapas lunches in cosmopolitan Palma, there's
something for everyone here.
Food & Wine in Majorca
Eating out is one of the great joys of a Majorcan holiday. Local fare includes the Balearics'
ubiquitous tapas and all manner of seafood. Charcoal grilled meat dishes, particularly those
based on chicken, lamb and pork, are also deservedly popular as is 'arroz brut', the Majorcan
equivalent of 'paella', served with steaming saffron rice and pork or chicken. Compliment your
meal with a glass of the local red wine, not unlike a mild Rioja and round it off with a delicious
'cr�me catalan', a rich creme caramel custard.
Days & Nights in Majorca
Majorca offers a variety of diverse nightlife, ranging from the lively bars, discos and never
ending happy hours of Magaluf to the relaxed, seafood restaurants of Puerto Pollensa and Cala d'Or.
Majorca has scores of English pubs and restaurants, but those searching for local flavour won't be
disappointed - there is often a Balearic ballet or a Spanish play showing at the Auditorium in Palma,
one of Europe's top concert halls.
Sights & Sounds in Majorca
Sightseeing: Although long, lazy days on the beach may be tempting, don't miss out on one of
Majorca's most famous attractions and one of the wonders of the European world - the magnificent
Caves of Drac - with their immense caverns and subterranean lakes. Further afield lies the
18th-century Majorcan mansion, La Granja, and you could even enjoy a spot of island hopping
and sail across to neighbouring Minorca.
Sun & Sand in Majorca
Majorca's beaches consist of long stretches of sandy coastline in the north and tiny unspoilt
pine-clad coves in the east. Cala d'Or has numerous beautiful, powdery coves and deep inlets
which can get crowded, simply because of their beauty. Puerto de Soller has a narrow town beach
of sand and shingle, and a delightful sandy beach at one end. If you can't bear to lie still for
long, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to watersports. Should they seem a bit too energetic,
a trip on a glass bottomed boat is a pleasant and relaxing way to glimpse the colourful underwater
life of Majorca.
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