Mallorca, the largest and most populous of the Balearic Islands, is located in the Mediterranean on the same latitude as Valencia. It is split into six regions and its capital, Palma de Mallorca, is also the capital of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Some seventy per cent of the island’s economy relies on tourism, but far from the popular cliché of sprawling construction and anarchic tourist behaviour, Mallorca works very hard to preserve its unique personality and the heritage of its agricultural villages, the traces of ancient civilizations, its art, culture and the wonderful landscapes of sea, beaches and mountains.
The best way to get to Mallorca is by plane: Palma de Mallorca has a busy, modern international airport served by a host of airlines from all over Europe. From there, three highways link the capital to the rest of the island. The island also has a smaller airport which is mainly used by private planes and helicopters for inter-island trips.
Something you should not miss out on when visiting Mallorca is its gastronomy. From traditional cosy bars to luxurious restaurants, Mallorca boasts 2,400 establishments that draw on local produce such as seafood, olives and almonds to produce a long list of delicious dishes based on a rich history of culinary culture. Mallorca’s celebration of traditional fiestas is extravagant and legendary and includes the festival in honour of San Sebastian, the island’s patron saint, and the commemoration of the conquest of the crown of Aragon by King Jaume I, which is one of the most ancient celebrations in Europe.
For corporate events, Mallorca has two main congress centres: the Sa Maniga Auditorium with a capacity of 466 people in six modular rooms, and the Mallorca Casino, which can host meetings of up to 1,500 people. There are also some impressive venues like the Palma Aquarium for holding events surrounded by marine life or the Jose Luis Ferrer Winery, founded in 1931, where meetings can be organized in the midst of 70 hectares of vineyards!.