Mallorca is able to suit the exigencies of many different typologies of vacationers.
The south coast, with the regional capital Palma de Mallorca, is full of beaches and fashion villages, while the north coast, characterized by a more rugged landscape, offers a wilder nature.
The town of Palma de Mallorca is as versatile as the rest of the island. Stretched out on an endless sandy shore, Palma is rich of architectural monuments which remind of its glorious past. The old town is constituted by a maze of lanes and small shops which suddenly face beautiful baroque squares, churches and aristocratic palaces. The suburban area extends inland, and is delimited by the main road of the island, the Ma20.
During summer season the city swarms with young tourists mostly coming from north Europe. At night the numerous pubs are always crowded with young people, while the city beach, free from beach umbrellas and deck-chairs, turns into an open air discotheque which keeps going from dusk to early morning.
The joyful life of summer months is replaced by quieter atmospheres which prevail in autumn. Climate is extremely mild, and the sunny and warm days draw on the island numerous retired people from England and Germany, as well as young families with children in pre-scholar age. The city of Palma perfectly fits into this double role, offering an excellent tourist reception to any typology of visitor.
Last, but not least, the mild and sunny climate allows a visit of Mallorca in almost every period of the year, itâ€™s only a matter of choosing the kind of holiday you look for: total relax or wild fun.
Mallorca is also homeland to many famous people, from which the tennis player Rafael Nadal stands out.