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Guest Post-Northern Majorca: Peace and Quiet Guaranteed

The Balearic Islands are home to many treasures, but none are as stunning as the northern coast of Majorca. Home to many towns and resorts, including Puerto Pollensa and Alcudia, the north of the island is a far cry from the busy atmosphere of the south. Majorca is certainly an island of contrasts, with lush green hills and white sandy beaches, to the bustling hubbub of Palma and the party town of Magaluf. The north of the island is more attractive to people looking for a bit of peace and quiet, rather than an all-night party.

There are many old towns scattered across the region, which are well worth visiting. Alcudia in particular has a 14th century wall and a number of small, local cafes which offer excellent food in this stunning location. It also has a market, where you can pick up some handmade trinkets, as well as a piece of jewellery or two.

Pollensa has two towns, one by the sea and another in the mountains. The old town, which is nestled into the lush green hills, is home to a 13th century church, Esglèsia de Nostra Senyora dels Àngels, which was built by the Knights Templar. Most houses in the town were built in the 17th and 18th centuries and many streets are very narrow and compact, a design synonymous with the medieval era. The central square, called Plaça Major, has numerous outdoor cafés and is also the home of the weekly market.

Formentor is another stunning location, situated on the tip of the coast, with rugged landscapes and spectacular views. With peace and quiet guaranteed, the cape is a stunning place to spend a week or even two.

What will you need for a holiday in Majorca?

Beach wear is a must; you will probably spend much of your time lying on the golden sand. There are some very nice restaurants in the area, so you should pack a few dresses and maybe even a pashmina or two.

With the travel market in disarray at the moment it is always a good idea to take out holiday insurance and with so many companies out there offering different policies it can sometimes be difficult to decide which one is best for you. Comparison sites like MoneySupermarket.com offer you the chance to evaluate all the different policies, so that you can get the best deal on your travel insurance. 

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I'm Christine, a native Seattleite and current expatriate in southern Spain. I blog about living abroad, food, travel, and always encourage taking the unconventional path.

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La Tomatina Festival
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