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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO - STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD (foreign office travel advice)

Majorca

When to go

Majorca's high season begins in April and ends in September, making these months the best to travel to the island in order to visit the most attractions. Most tourist-focused areas of the island will be quiet outside of this time and many businesses will be closed for the winter.

However, Majorca is a beautiful place to visit out of season too. In fact, many people prefer it because they get a more authentic experience. Late deals to Majorca are probably best in winter, as many hotels spaces are available.

If you want to avoid large groups and families, your best bet is to go before schools break up in mid-June. All Inclusive hotels in Majorca will have more options and better deals, and the tourist season will just be picking up.

Health and safety

Hospitals and health services are good in Majorca. If you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) then it is recommended that you bring this along with you when travelling to Majorca. If you do not have one, it is definitely worth applying for one. They are free to UK citizens and entitle you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Greek nationals. It won't, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment.

As with any holiday, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover yourself and family on your trip. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/health

Passports and visas

British citizens must have a valid passport to enter Spain and its islands, including Majorca. No visa is required of EU or UK citizens.

By law, you must carry your passport with you and may need to show it when paying by credit card. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements.

Getting around

Of all the Balearic Islands, Majorca attracts the most tourists. This means the island has developed services which can cope with the influx of people in high season. Therefore, the bus services, taxi companies and care hires are very efficient and you shouldn't have a problem moving around the island.

All airports and major bus stations on Majorca have taxi ranks and information about car hire companies in the area. Two shuttle buses also run from Palma airport:

Line 1 takes you from the airport to Palma city/port Stops at the airport at the terminal, Planta 0, Arrivals Terminal, Floor 2, Departures. The bus then goes to all of Palma's main tourist points of interest, before making its way to the seafront.

Line 21 goes from the airport to S'Arenal Stops at the airport at the terminal, Planto 0, Arrivals Terminal, Floor 2, Departures. The bus then connects to a selection of Palma beach hotels.

Additional public transport information is available at tourist information centres, airports, and online.

Advice for travellers with children

Majorca is generally very family friendly, with thousands of people of all ages coming every year. Bars, restaurants and hotels are rarely adult-only, meaning you wont have to worry too much about where you go with the young ones.

However, Magaluf and associated resorts are now predominantly frequented by adults and teenagers, looking to drink and go clubbing. Therefore, it is important to keep this in mind when bringing children to these destinations.

Additionally, do check before booking at a hotel or apartment complex that it is not adult only. Some hotels are 18+ only, in turn meaning they have no child policies. You may find this is the case in more expensive areas of the island. Regardless, All Inclusive Majorca holidays are still very often child friendly, and there should be no difficulty finding the right accommodation and activities for you.

Electricity

Mains supply: standard European two pin plug.

Voltage info: 220 Volts, 50 Hertz

Plug converters from UK to EU are available at most tourist shops and all major airports. Make sure you check voltage info on your appliances before connecting to mains.

Emergency information

All Emergencies: 112 (Free)

This number is equivalent to the British 999 service. It operates in five languages including English and will connect you to relevant emergency service

Other important numbers

Other important numbers: Ambulance: 061

National police: 091

Local police: 092

Civil guard: 062

Fire brigade: 080

Sea rescue: 900 202 202

British consulate

Address: Edificio Orisba, B 4'D, Carrer dels Caputxins, 4, 07002 Palma Illes Balears, Spain

Phone: +34 902 10 93 56

Hospitals

Palma: Son Espases University Hospital - 971 218 787. Main casualty department.

Palma: Hospital de la Cruz Roja - 971 751 445 Pons I Gallarza, 90, 07004 Palma de Mallorca.

Palma: Hospital San Juan de Dios - 971 265 854 Passeig Cala Gamba, 35, 07007 Palma de Mallorca

Palma: General Hospital of Mallorca - 971 212 100 Plaza Hospital, 3, Palma de Mallorca

Palma: Son Dureta Hospital - 971 175 000 Carre Andrea Duria, 55, 07014, Palma de Mallorca.

Inca Regional Hospital - 971 888 500 Carretera Inca-llubi, S/N 07300, Inca

Manacor Hospital (private) - 971 847 000 Carretera Manacor-Alcudia, 07500, Manacor

Muro General Hospital - 971 891 900 Veler 1, 07440 Muro.

Key facts

Capital City: Palma Population: 869,000 Religion: Roman Catholic Language: Catalan and Spanish Currency: Euro Time Difference: GMT +1h Flight Duration: London to Palma, 2h 15m (av.)

Useful links

Eat Drink Sleep Mallorca - Where to eat and places to stay on the beautiful island of Mallorca.

Majorca Mallorca - Guides to the towns and villages of Majorca, including amenities and bus timetables.