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Country Holidays In Majorca

Jun 3, 2008
The Mediterranean island of Majorca has been a popular destination for holiday-makers since it began its jet-age tourism efforts in the 1960's.

The warm temperatures, clear waters and sunny beaches have attracted nearly nine million visitors per year, most of which are from the United Kingdom.

Majorca is not just about traditional relaxing on the beach vacations anymore, though. Rural holidays are on the rise in Majorca. Holiday-makers are eager to get away from the crowded beaches and overpopulated tourist areas on the island.

Rural holidays in Majorca are becoming popular with the British because it's a nice way to relax without battling overcrowded areas for a nice spot on the beach. The British can get cheap flights to Majorca and the rural environment offers a nice change from the usual fun in the sun trips.

Holiday makers are able to get a better feel for the heritage and agriculture of the island and how the island natives were once able to be self-sufficient.

Majorca's economic base featured farming, livestock and agriculture before the 1960's. Before it became dependent upon tourism, Majorca prided itself on being able to take care of itself without outside influence.

The environment's change - much due to mass tourism - has made it hard to farm or raise livestock on the island. Limited water supplies make it difficult to maintain any kind of crop. The sparse amount of agriculture that is still done in Majorca is in an effort to keep up with the demand from tourists.

Tourists have traditionally visited the outskirts of the island of Majorca where they can take advantage of the beautiful scenery, the beaches and water sports.

Majorca has been known for its beach areas and relaxing environment. It is now also becoming known as a rural destination for holidaymakers. Visitors can enjoy staying in self-service rooms or full-service hotels, depending on their budget.

Many appreciate the beauty of Majorca simply by visiting the traditional beach areas. If you're looking for a way to enjoy the sunny island without battling for a spot on the beach with the sun seekers, then a rural holiday to Majorca may be just what you're looking for.

By visiting the interior of the island, tourists will see the island's true history and be able to sample farm life. Many older farm homes are transformed into bed and breakfast type rooms where families and couples can stay while on holiday.

Agro tourism is a growing concept. Holiday-makers enjoy the countryside and self catering accommodations like villas, cottages, apartments and fincas. Located in charming villages, these living quarters offer character in a picturesque environment that the heavily occupied outskirts of the island can't.

There are even rural four-star hotels with spas on the interior of the island that are perfect for families on holiday. These areas are family-friendly and they allow people to get back to basics with activities like bird watching, golf and harvesting. Scenic train tours are also available to view these rural areas of Mallorca.

A side benefit from visitors entering the interior of the island is that it has regenerated Mallorca's farms and country land. It is bringing life back into the lands that had been forgotten since the 60s when it became a popular tourist spot, and farmers are beginning to realise that tourism can be good news for the land as well as bad when planned well.
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Majorca is just a short one and a half hour flight away for British holidaymakers, and Majorca guide yourmajorca.net has details of Palma Airport and cheap Majorca flight news.

They also have full Majorca holidays information with companies like Thomas Cook holidays
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