Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Majorca is the largest of all the Balearic Islands. In recent times, it has gained in popularity and become on of the favourite tourist destinations of holiday goers. This island has been inhabited since the Paleolithic times. There are excavations and ruins to suggest the same. It has an overall pleasant climate, with temperatures rising to 28 degrees Celsius in the summers and dipping to a low of 9 degrees Celsius in the winter season.
Pollenca is situated in the northern most region of Majorca. It has a beautiful landscape and stunning beaches. You can take a car for hire in Majorca and drive to Pollenca, which is located close to the town of Alcudia. The town was first discovered by the Catalans, who cam here to avoid conflicts with the pirates. Most of the construction in this town is from the 17th and the 18th centuries. The compact streets in Pollenca, which were built during the medieval era, still exist. One of the must-visit places here is the Placa Major, the town square, with its vibrant cafes and bars. It also houses a 13th century church known as the Esglesia de Nostra Senyora Des Angels.
Alaro is a beautiful town in Majorca which has a rich history dating back to the Islamic era. It has come a long way since then being the first town on the island to have electricity in 1905. The tower of the old factory that produced electricity was made a monument of cultural interest in 2000, to commemorate this great feat. Alaro is a great place for excursions. You can take a car for rent in Majorca and drive up to the restaurant Es Verger. Start walking from this point to reach the most famous attraction in the town, the Alaro Castle. This castle is made of rocks and look as though it is a crown on the mountain.
Alcudia is a charming tourist place and the hub of most of the tourist activity on the northern region of the island. The old town is particularly interesting, for its houses which were built in the 13th century and the medieval walls that surround it. There are small cafes and restaurants in the old town where you can taste traditional and international cuisine. A lovely market is set up in this old portion of the town on Sundays and Tuesdays. You can rent a car in Majorca and drive to this town where just a little further away are the remains of a quaint Roman town along with a Roman theatre.
If you are planning on an island vacation, then make it as Majorca for it is one of the best in infrastructure and vivid landscapes. There are plenty of beaches coupled with modern amenities and old town charms making a complete holiday island - all of which will be much easier to take in with a rental car at your disposal.