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IS THERE ANYTHING MORE ROMANTIC THAN LOSING YOURSELF IN BILBAO?
In recent years Majorca has shaken off its cheap and cheerful image of the kiss-me-quick package holiday. Those willing to leave the tourist-courting coastal resorts will find an idyllic and unspoiled island, blessed by a perfect Mediterranean climate. Capital city Palma counts among Europe’s most fashionable cities – a pocket-sized Barcelona with a lively café society, designer boutiques and a flourishing arts scene. By contrast time appears to stand still in Majorca’s rural interior, with its honey-coloured villages, welcoming people and astonishing breadth of scenery. From craggy mountains and citrus groves to deserted coves, photogenic fishing harbours and marshy wetlands famed for rare birdlife, little wonder Majorca is the Mediterranean’s most popular holiday island.
For serious travellers, Valldemossa is the place you must visit in Mallorca. Set in the Sierra de Tramuntana, the village is an enchanting maze of narrow streets, cobbles and pine trees, decorated with traditional tiles and earthe…
Cala de Deià
This tiny cove, Cala de Deià, is one of the island’s hidden gems, tucked away on the north coast of Mallorca. Off the well-trodden tourist track, down a steep, wooded ravine, and sheltered by the jagged cliffs of the Punta de Deià…
Time appears to have stood still in Majorca’s Jardins d’Alfabia, at the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. These cool, fragrant gardens date from the 13th century, when the island was under Moorish rule. The name Alfabia…