Monday, August 30, 2010

Have you found it's just not been possible to get away during the summer for a break?

If you need a suggestion and inspiration, Majorca still has good weather in the coming months and all the facilites that tourists enjoy in the peak months.

For many the best time to take a holiday there isn't July or August, but September and October - especially for those without children of school age who can choose when to visit.

A late summer or early autumn visit is good for holidaymakers who appreciate the beaches being less busy than the peak summer months - it's also possible to get the table of your choice at the restaurants, and the service is often better as the restaurant staff are serving less people.

And the weather in Majorca is astonishingly good most September and Octobers - usually in the 70's farenheit during the day - good enough for swimming in the Mediterranean or an outdoor pool.

But apart from the good weather and less people around, what is it like for those who haven't been before and might be considering their late holidays in Majorca?

While you are on the island, be sure to visit the beautiful Bellver Castle. It was built for King James II in the 14th century and later turned into a military prison in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, it is one of the most popular landmarks on the island. Palma Cathedral is also a must-see. Constructed on the site of a destroyed Arab Mosque, the architecture of the cathedral is stunning.

Water sports and golf are also very popular and some local businesses offer dive or boat tours plus diving lessons. Diving in the Mediterranean Sea is an experience like no other. Some species of tropical fish and marine life exist only in this temperate climate. Crystal clear waters offer a great viewing distance. Local businesses also offer boat and water craft rentals for those who wish to explore the open sea on their own.

The island has a very colourful history dating back to the Paleolithic period. It has been under Roman, Byzantine and Spanish rule.

Museums in various villages on the island showcase a wide variety of artefacts from each period of history. The official spoken languages on Majorca are Catalan and Spanish, but many locals are becoming fluent in English and German as well.

Majorca holidays are also great for families because of good sheer number of amusement parks on the island. Aqualandia El Foro de Mallorca in Palma is a water park with mini golf and a very nice wax museum. Aquapark is another water park with a water castle and go-kart track that is generally enjoyed by all ages. Hydropark is a water park with a primary focus on the enjoyment of smaller children.

Aquacity S'Arenal is one of the largest water parks in the world. It features several water rides, a parrot show, petting zoo and mini golf. The Auto Safari is another major attraction for families, especially those with young children. The tour showcases many animals including monkeys, giraffes and zebras while the mini zoo gives an up close view of baby animals and reptiles.

Whether it's for a late family holiday or as a couple - or just by yourself, be sure to consider holidays in Majorca for the autumn, and enjoy a trip that's even better than in the summertime.


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