Some informations about Mallorca
If you are thinking to buy a house in Mallorca, here is some information that may be of interest.
The Balearic Islands are an archipelago formed by several islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. The best known, to be those that are inhabited are Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.
The island of Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands. It has an area of almost 5,000 square kms with a population of about 1,105,000 inhabitants of which about 400,000 live in Palma de Mallorca, the capital of one of the 17 spanish autonomous region.
It has an international airport with direct flights to and from the most important capitals of the world, which makes it a very accessible destination.
The official language is Spanish and the co-official language is Catalan (although there are also local variants on each island).
The orography of the island is very diverse, since there is a great unevenness between the 0 of the level of the sea until the 1.445 mts of altitude of the Puig Major the highest mountain of the island.
The Islands have an enormous tourist attraction, not only for its beaches, but for its mild climate, which allows a long tourist season of 6 / 7 months from April to October. The gastronomy, the offer of sports activities and nature are other attractions that make the Islands in general and Mallorca in particular a very attractive tourist destination.
Palma de Mallorca, the capital, offers a cultural and leisure activity, which in recent years has made it an obligatory meeting point for the most inexperienced travellers.
Mallorca has approximately 150 beaches of which Es Trenc located in the southeast of Mallorca, in the municipality of Campos and Son Serra de Marina in the northeast, in the municipality of Muro, are the most spectacular wild beaches on the island. Also the island of Cabrera located 10 miles (18 kms) from the coast of Mallorca is a National Park and its crystal clear waters host hundreds of protected species. You will only be able to visit it on a contracted excursion or on a private boat if you have previously made sure to obtain the necessary permits to anchor.
Highlights in the Southeast include Es Trenc beach, Ses Covetes, Sa Rapita, Cabo Salinas, Playa del Marqués, Playa d’En Dolç, Cala Es Carbó, Es Caragol, and Cala Marmols.
The beach d’Es Trenc has 4.5 kms of white sand surrounded by dunes and pine forests, located in a Protected Natural Area of incalculable beauty. Many efforts have been made to maintain this untouched area where urban pressure has not managed to reach.
The rest are small coves that can only be reached on foot or by boat, making them a privileged place even in the months of July and August in which the large number of tourists make it almost impossible to enjoy a quiet bath.
Average temperatures in the Islands range from 10ºC on average in the winter months to 28ºC on average in the warmer months. In the hottest months such as July and August, temperatures can range between 28 º C and 38 º C.
In terms of rainfall, the rainiest months are October and November, February and March, and the least rainy June, July.
The average number of rainy days is 53 rainy days per year and the average number of hours of sunshine is 2,800 hours of sunshine per year.
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