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Why Mallorca?

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About Mallorca | Luxury Villa Rental

With a rich cultural history, a beautiful climate and spectacular scenery, Mallorca is truly the ideal destination within the Balearic Islands. Each region within this Mediterranean hideaway has it's own unique personality and customs, with a range of excursions and pursuits to suit each of its special guests. Mallorca villa rental is truly beautiful. Many of our villas lie in North Majorca, in towns such as Pollensa and Alcudia, whilst another luxury group sit on the South-East coast near Cala D'Or.

We know that visiting a new location always raises certain FAQ's, so we at Handpicked Villas have created an overview of all the practical information you need to know before travelling to your new destination i.e. essential facts about Mallorca. We cover everything from currency, to language and local customs to leave you safe in the knowledge that you will have a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Our map of Mallorca below shows the location of many majorca resorts, as well as the airport in Mallorca and places of interest. But where is Mallorca? The island is one of three main islands (Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza) within the Balaeric Sea, to the East of mainland Spain.

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MALLORCA FACTS

  • LANGUAGE OF MALLORCA
Many Mallorcans speak Spanish, as they are a part of Spain. However, there is a local dialect of Balearic Catlan called Mallorqui. You will most likely find somebody who speaks English, as Mallorca encourages tourism. However, we always recommend learning a few key phrases to truly immerse yourself in the culture.
  • CURRENCY OF MALLORCA
As Mallorca is part of Spain, it also adopts the Euro. Euros are very easy to purchase before your visit and we recommend you 'shop around' to find the best deal.
  • VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR MALLORCA
Prior to travelling abroad, one should check whether a Visa is needed for any part of their journey. All nationals from the EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein do not require a visa to enter. You do need a valid passport or ID. Citizens from the USA, Australia, or Canada do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days but will need a passport.
  • HEALTHCARE IN MALLORCA
You can always spot a chemist shop by the green cross they all display. If you require urgent medical assistance, 24 hour English speaking doctors are available throughout the island. The European Health Insurance Card entitles British citizens to reduced cost, or sometimes free, medical treatment that becomes necessary whilst in the EU.
  • GETTING AROUND MALLORCA
There are a plethora of taxis available across the island. We recommend agreeing the price of the taxi with the driver before setting off on the journey. There are also many buses available as well as car rental. Mallorca also offers plenty of scope for walkers and hikers if you prefer the eco-friendly method of travel.
  • CREDIT CARDS IN MALLORCA
Widely accepted.
  • WATER STANDARDS IN MALLORCA
The tap water in Mallorca has a high mineral content so perhaps it is better to buy bottled water from the supermarkets. Avoid ice cubes unless these have been made from bottled water.
  • POPULATION OF MALLORCA
879,000 citizens.
  • CAPITAL OF MALLORCA
The Majorca capital is Palma, located on the South-West coast.
  • SUNRISE AND SUNSET IN MALLORCA
Similarly to the UK, Mallorca is seasonal and the average time of its sunset and sunrise reflect this. The sunrise can vary between 6:30am and 7:30am dependant on the time of year, and the sunset can be between 5:30 and 9:30.
  • COMMUNICATIONS IN MALLORCA
The dialling code which should be entered prior to phoning a property in Mallorca is (00) 34.
  • ELECTRICAL STANDARDS IN MALLORCA
Voltage: 220/240 Volts.
Primary Socket Types: Europea (2 round pin)
 
OPENING HOURS IN MALLORCA
  • Shops: 9.30AM - 1.30PM; 4.30PM - 8.00PM
  • Offices: 9.00AM - 1.00PM; 4.00PM - 7.00PM
  • Banks: 9.30AM - 2.00PM
  • Churches: 8.00AM - 1.00PM; 6.00PM - 8.00PM
  • Museums: 9.00AM - 6.00PM
  • Pharmacies: 9.00AM - 1.00PM; 4.00PM - 8.00PM
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