By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
Mallorca is Spain’s largest island possession, and its second-most populated island (after Tenerife in the Canary Islands.)
The name Mallorca derives from Latin insula maior, “larger island.”
Larger than what? Why, the smaller neighboring island known as Menorca. And then there is also Ibiza, plus the very small islets of Formentera and Cabrera and another 150 or so uninhabited rocks.
Collectively, the islands are called the Balearics, and they are a very popular holiday destination for neighboring Spaniards and just about anyone who enjoys sun, sea, beaches, fine architecture and art, beautiful hills and valleys, and great food. What’s not to like?
Today I went with guests to the village of Soller, about an hour out of Palma. We were delivered on the old railway, originally built to haul fruit. Today it carries only tourists, up into the hills and through a long tunnel.
TODAY IN SOLLER
A PALMA ALBUM
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