is the largest of the Balearic Islands with 554 km of coastline.
Mallorca's landscape is very varied, due to its geological formation.
The first thing which attracts your attention is the Tramuntana
mountain range, formed by a line of mountains running parallel
to the north west coast, the highest of which is Puig Major. The
mountains give way to a coastline of tiny villages, sand, pebble
and rock beaches. Each in turn surrounded by the imposing mountain
range. The mountains are the source of the island's fresh water
which courses down to the island's growing regions where orange,
clementine and lemon trees grow. There are also long hillside
terraces side by side with the olives and sweet wine producing
grapes of the island.
center of the island is known locally as Es Raiguer, which lies
to the East of the Tramuntana Mountains. Characterised by an abundance
of water and a lack of flat land which makes most farming difficult,
but there are vast olive and almond groves to be found with splendid
blossoms appearing in February. The plain or Plį, in contrast,
has large areas of flat land from which the majority of the island's
agricultural produce comes.
the northwest to the southwest, the land gradually leads down
to the sea, forming bays, long beaches and small coves of fine
sand and transparent, green water, tinged with the reflection
of the pines and fig trees which reach the shore. In the southwest
of Mallorca is the huge Bay of Palma, which protects and shelters
the former kingdom's capital. In this brief description we must
not forget the islands and islets, which surround Mallorca.