Many people know that the Spanish island of Mallorca is the most popular tourist destination in Europe, and is arguably one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, largely because of the stunning variety of its scenery, the warm hospitality of the islanders and the richness of its food and drink. There are two main resorts for people who are looking for only sun, sand and nightclubs, and then there is the rest of the island, so carefully protected against over-development by the proud Mallorcans that stars like Michael Douglas and Claudia Schiffer choose to holiday here.
Visitors today can experience the same inspiring beauty and tranquility that so impressed the composer Chopin, the poet Robert Graves and others before and after them. A drive from one side of the island to the other can take less than two hours, but in that time the visitor can stop to gaze out towards Africa from awe inspiring rugged cliff tops, cross the spectacular Tramuntana mountain range, or leave the car to hike to pristine sandy beaches only accessible by foot.
Casa Fortuna, our rural farmhouse accommocation to the east of Palma, is ideally located as a base to explore all that Mallorca has to offer. Just ten minutes’ drive from Palma Airport, which is serviced by a number of “low-cost” airlines with flight times from the UK of two to two and a half hours, our farm (or ‘finca’) and villa provide the ideal holiday getaway location for those seeking high specification accommodation on the island for upto sixteen guests.