6 Reasons to Choose Mallorca for your Next School Trip
Mallorca’s geographic diversity may surprise you. Breaking the mould of other Mediterranean destinations, Mallorca is green and fertile. Its many landscapes go beyond the beautiful beaches it is famed for. Great mountain ranges, growing towns and vast agricultural plains are just a few of a long list of features that make Mallorca a geographer’s paradise.
2. Culture and History
You’ll experience a distinct culture in Mallorca – particularly during festival periods. Don’t be surprised when you hear a different language to Spanish. The islanders speak Mallorquin which is a Catalan dialect . From the gothic cathedral in the city centre to dramatic caves in the east, Mallorca’s history is rich and fascinating. Read our top 10 activities for our full list of Mallorca must-sees.
Spain is synonymous with unforgettable cuisine and today, Mallorca’s food scene is just as popular as that on the mainland. For a taste of tradition, be sure to try: sobrassada – a pork and paprika paté on crisp bread; ensaïmada – a budget-friendly sweet pastry best enjoyed with a cup of coffee; and frit mallorquí – a 14th century dish consisting of pork, liver and a selection of vegetables.
With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year in the Balearics, you can travel to Mallorca for good weather almost any time of year. Whilst sunseekers will flock during the summer months, adventure lovers will enjoy the shoulder seasons (Easter-June, September-October) because of the island’s slightly cooler temperatures and cheaper travel.
There’s so much to see and do, that one school trip to Mallorca may not be enough to cover everything. Escape the tourist trails and head for the hills for some seriously stunning mountain hikes – particularly the serene surrounds of the Traumuntana mountain range. Mallorca is also home to one of the world’s longest underground lakes and wetlands that are home to over 400 species of flora and fauna.
Mallorca is accessible in under 2½ hours from many of the UK’s major airports making it a fantastic destination for a budget-friendly school trip. Smaller airports may offer flights via Spain’s major cities, which offers the added bonus of choosing flight times to suit your group’s needs.