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Majorca, Balearic Islands Travel Information

According to computergees, Majorca is part of the Balearic Islands group in the Mediterranean Sea (Europe). The Balearic Islands are an autonomous region of Spain. The capital of Mallorca is Palma de Mallorca (Palma). A number of major cities in Mallorca are: Manacor and Inca.

Majorca, like Ibiza, is known for its vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches. On the island you will find many entertainment venues, shopping streets and terraces. The coastline consists of about 80 sandy beaches interspersed with rock formations. Furthermore, the island is known for its pearls, the large marina of Palma and the cathedral “La Seu”. Various celebrities also have a holiday home on the island (including the King of Spain). Diving around the island is ideal. In the early and late season, the island is mainly known as a cycling destination. There are therefore various cycling races.

Where is Majorca located?

Travel information of Majorca

Official name: Majorca
Continent: Europe
Area: 3,640 km²
Capital: Palma de Mallorca (Palma)
Country code: ES, ESP
Population: 858,312 inhabitants (2015)
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Highest point: 1,445 m (Puig Major)
Distance (Amsterdam – Palma de Mallorca): 1,450 km
Flight time: approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Mallorca that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Mallorca, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Mallorca. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Mallorca?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Mallorca at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Mallorca has a Mediterranean climate. The temperatures are around 25 to 30 degrees in the summer months and around 10 to 15 degrees during the winter months.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Mallorca can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Mallorca can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June and September are the best months to travel to Ibiza. In these months the temperatures are the most pleasant and you also avoid mass tourism from mainland Spain.

Spanish is the official language in Mallorca. Catalan is the most spoken language in Mallorca.
Would you like to translate from or into Spanish for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Spain:
Dutch consulate in Mallorca:
Spanish Embassy in the Netherlands:
Spanish consulates in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Mallorca.

Money and Currency
In Mallorca, payment is made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in Mallorca can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Mallorca are a bit lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -13% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (28% cheaper), food (6% cheaper), imported beer in catering (28% cheaper), cigarettes (19% cheaper) and public transport (57% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Mallorca it is customary to give a tip of approximately 5-15%.

Time difference
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Mallorca is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Mallorca can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Mallorca you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Mallorca.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Mallorca.

On Mallorca the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Mallorca can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap because of the high chlorine content.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Mallorca can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Mallorca can be found on Abyznewslinks (under “Islas Baleares”).

Mallorca websites end
Majorca official websites: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Mallorca is 0034 or +34.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Mallorca? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Majorca Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in Mallorca’s Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Mallorca.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Mallorca.

Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Mallorca can be found on
You will find an overview of all school holidays in the Balearic Islands (Mallorca) in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Mallorca, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Travel reports
Are you looking for a travel report about Mallorca?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Mallorca. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Mallorca can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Mallorca can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Mallorca? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Mallorca, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Mallorca, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Mallorca.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0.3 for novice drivers up to 2 years old).
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Spanish king Juan Carlos has a summer residence in Mallorca?
…The tennis player Rafael Nadal and the motorcycle racer Jorge Lorenzo were born in Mallorca?
…Mallorca is mainly visited by Germans and British?
… Mallorca is visited annually by 35,000 bicycle tourists?
… Mallorca has more than 400 km of hiking trails?