Majorca To Promote Golf Holidays
Spain's Balearic Islands are well known for their quality golf courses - Majorca and Menorca, the largest of the Balearics, offer 14 golf courses to
enthusiasts. They are very well designed courses that can be as enticing to novice golfers as they are challenging to veterans. Thirteen of the courses
are located on Majorca, and plans are afoot to let holiday golfers know what they are missing if they overlook golf in the Balearics.
With its world famous beaches, cultural offerings and sporting opportunities, Majorca is an ideal travel destination. The island is nearly 80 kilometers
long and boasts over 500 kilometers of coastline. Much of that coastline features beaches ranging from pristine white sand stretches to tiny out of the
way coves and inlets. The surrounding waters are a crystal clear invitation to swimmers, wind surfers, scuba divers, fishermen, sailors and surfers.
The capital of Majorca is Palma de Majorca. This is really the centre of Majorcan culture. Tourists are often stunned by the beauty of the Cathedral of
Palma. It is an almost overwhelming gothic structure overlooking the bay. It is noted for its enormous rose window and wrought iron works by Catalan
master Antonio Gaudi. At night, the cathedral radiates green lighting that could almost be mistaken for Frank Baum's Emerald City in The Wizard of
Throughout the year, the city offers festivals, concerts, literary events and exhibitions that attract artists and fans from around the world. Tourists can
find works by Picasso, Gauguin and Kiefer in museums like L'Almudaina and Es Baluard.
Inland, the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range reaches heights of 14,000 feet. Tourists on their Majorca holidays will delight in discovering
numerous small towns within the peaks and valleys of the mountains. Eventually, the mountains sweep down to the sea in dramatic fashion. Equally
delightful, holiday travelers will also find a wide variety of Balearic cuisine, much of which is Mediterranean inspired.
Menorca is much smal