Expats moving to Majorca will find few destinations more desirable than this, the largest of the four Balearic Islands of Spain. Since the fifties the island has proved to be a magnet for tourist & this has created a safe and sound infrastructure benefiting both residents & visitors alike.
Expats moving to Majorca: Reasons detailed below
Architectural sites, shops, art galleries & museums in Palma
The Capital of Majorca, Palma, has grand architectural sites, shops, art galleries & museums. It also offers excellent international schools, state & private hospitals & transport links, with most European Capitals reached by air within only 2 hours.
Majorca´s economy remains reasonably optimistic thanks to its tourism industry
Despite the troubled economy of Spain, the island of Majorca remains reasonably optimistic thanks to its tourism industry; which accounts for –approximately- 80% of Majorca’s income. Agriculture and Construction represent Majorca’s other main industries. For this reasons most employment is to be found in businesses and related service tourism.
Most islanders speak Mallorquí, Spanish, German, English & French
In Majorca the islanders speak Mallorquí, a dialect of Catalan; however, all speak Spanish with many understanding German, English & French.
The excitement of living in Majorca is that the climate is generally Mediterranean with dry hot summers & cool, wet winters, it also offers an extraordinary variety of landscapes. From the superb Tramuntana Mountain in the northwest, to the LLevant hills located in the east, the scenery is both gentle & wild with orchards & ancient stones terraces laden with almond, olive & fruit trees.
Well maintained & golden beaches
The sunny southwest coast attracts the largest number of expats residents; pretty much thanks for its well maintained & golden beaches. Though, those seeking a more rural existence can head over to the agricultural central Es Pla or the north & east of Majorca.
Majorca is a destination that attracts affluent yachties & holidaymakers
Property prices & the cost of living are relatively high; this because of Majorca’s island status & also thanks to the fact that it is increasingly becoming a destination that attracts affluent yachties, holidaymakers & new five star hotel developers.
Viticulture of high quality
Majorca is also developing viticulture of a very high quality. On the other hand, the likes of Arenal & Magaluf remain value for money resorts for the younger visitors.
- 1 Expats moving to Majorca: Reasons detailed below
- 1.1 Architectural sites, shops, art galleries & museums in Palma
- 1.2 Majorca´s economy remains reasonably optimistic thanks to its tourism industry
- 1.3 Most islanders speak Mallorquí, Spanish, German, English & French
- 1.4 Mediterranean Climate
- 1.5 Well maintained & golden beaches
- 1.6 Viticulture of high quality