Palma de Majorca is the largest of the 4 Balearic Islands in Spain. It's well known for its warm weather, long beaches, its history and its Mediterranean cuisine. It has been one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations since the early 1960s.
Majorca is home to the third largest airport in Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona. This is mainly due to the high level of tourism that the city has experienced. Palma de Majorca Airport operates European flights only, especially to Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Public transport runs every 15 minutes from the airport to the city.
Majorca has an extremely effient train service, making it a great way to see the different sights of the Island. There are 2 train services: the TIB public service and the 'Tren de Soller'. The latter option is an attarction in itself; this private company offers a ride over the port on its wooden trains, dating back to 1912. The TIB public service operates from Plaza de España in the city of Palma, and covers the north part of the Island. Majorca also has an excellent Metro service throughout the island.
From Plaza de España in Palma, trains and buses, as well as the metro, run throughout the city. Palma has 34 bus routes operating around the city, as well as the touristic sides of the island. Line 2 makes a whole tour around the historical part of Palma, and there is an express line that runs every 15 minutes to the airport.
It's easy to get around the island thanks to its great network of trains, buses and the metro. There is also the possibility of driving, as the island is not too congested. It's good to book in advance when renting a car, and even more so if renting a motorbike, as this is one of the most popular transportation methods, particularly among young tourists.