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Must-Visit Spots in Mesmerizing Majorca, Spain

Majorca, also referred to as Mallorca, is the largest island of the Balearics. The charming island, positioned in the Mediterranean, has long been drawing travellers from Europe and across the world for its picturesque beaches, turquoise waters, sandy coves, islets, and a breathtaking mountain range.

With a steady growth of visitors since the 1950s, the island is largely dependent on the tourism industry revenue. This also means that it has a well-established tourist infrastructure and amenities, which also draw in visitors from nearby countries who are looking for some rest and relaxation.

The island has mild winters and warm summers. If you are looking to have a sunny summer escapade, it is best for you to visit from May until September.

Must-Visit Spots in Majorca

Must-Visit Spots in Mesmerizing Majorca, Spain

Magaluf

This resort situated on the southwest coast of the island is a well-known European destination thanks to its epic nightlife. Younger crowds who enjoy partying especially frequent the resort. Pair your chill day by the beach with a memorable night of drinks and dancing.

Serra de Tramuntana

An explorer’s dream, Serra de Tramuntana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the cultural landscape category. The unspoilt mountain range featuring dramatic landscapes was the first attraction that brought in visitors in the early 20th century. The landscape is perfect for walking, hiking and biking as it offers a picturesque view. You can spend a few days just discovering this side of Majorca because there’s a lot to see—villages, cliffs, landscapes, and beaches. You can also enjoy the natural beauty of the mountain range by joining tours or driving by if you are pressed for time. While its strong slopes pose as an inviting challenge for hikers, there are a lot more activities to take on from canyoneering to cliff diving.

Palma Cathedral Le Seu

The Roman Catholic cathedral, located in Palma, is an impressive landmark of the Balearic Islands. The 14th century structure features stunning Gothic architecture. Many refer to it as the ‘Cathedral of Light’ and for good reason. When you enter its premises, impressive stained-glass windows greet you. These windows turn the morning sunbeams into colourful light that flood the entire building. The cathedral is open to public from Mondays through Saturdays. You can take tour the Gothic cathedral with an audio guide that for an extra cost will allow you to find out more about its history.

Alcudia Old Town

North of Mallorca is the old town locals refer to as Port d’Alcudia. The walled town’s narrow streets are lined with quaint shops, plenty of restaurants, and lovely houses that feature amazing ancient architecture. It is located close to the centre so don’t hesitate to visit if you’re around the area. You can also head over to the busy market to buy homemade souvenirs and other goods.

All-inclusive Majorca Holiday

Must-Visit Spots in Mesmerizing Majorca, Spain

Have your eyes set on Majorca for your family outing? You’re in luck! Take advantage of our all-exclusive package so you don’t have anything else to worry about but packing. The 10-nights all-inclusive package includes accommodation and hotel transfers at £5179 per family of four. You will spend 7 nights at the 5-star Zafiro Alcudia & Spa, Majorca. It features several bars, a buffet restaurant, fitness centre, and outdoor and indoor pools. The hotel is at Port d’Alcudia, just a stone’s throw away from the beach.

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Looking for a different adventure?

CLB Global Travel will create a holiday that is tailored for you with every destination, sights and experiences you are looking forward to. Be it a quick city break or a long vacation, we have your back. Get in touch if you want a quick quote for your next trip. Simply email [email protected] or call +44 (0) 7484 703 647.

Discover The Top Activities You Must Do In Bora Bora

Discover The Top Activities You Must Do In Bora Bora

Situated in the French Polynesia northwest of Tahiti is the island of Bora Bora. Despite only spanning only six miles long,  this small island is overflowing with beauty so much so that many consider it to be one of the best islands in the world.

You’ve probably seen it before—the pristine turquoise lagoon water, soft white sands, the mountain peak backdrop, lush slopes, and romantic sunsets. Photos of Bora Bora are constantly being posted and shared on social media platforms as a travel bucket list destination. It’s an ideal spot for luxury travellers, newlyweds, and pretty much anyone who craves a little bit of paradise on earth. In Bora Bora, clear waters, breathtaking views, mouthwatering cuisine, excellent service, and legendary sunsets are the norm.

Each year, honeymooners from all over the world choose the lagoon island as the best place to start their new lives. The scenery in itself is quite romantic. Imagine lounging in an overwater villa and enjoy a great view of the Pacific Ocean, skyline, and colourful sea creatures. Many luxury resorts also offer all-inclusive packages perfectly suited for couples. You can tick off all the items on your checklist from private dinners in picturesque locations to photography packages, and more.

Take note, however, that visiting Bora Bora comes at a great price. The island is in a remote location and flights are limited. Accommodations are few, high-end and expensive. Most goods are shipped by plane or boat, which adds to the overall rates on the island. But if you are down the experience one of the best islands in the world, the cost is definitely worth it.

If you are planning a trip to Bora Bora, here are five activities you should never miss out on:

Climb Mount Otemanu

Discover The Top Activities You Must Do In Bora Bora

Want to get epic panoramic views of the island? Excited to get spectacular photos of Bora Bora? If so, get ready to climb the highest peak in Bora Bora—Mount Otemanu, an extinct volcano that rises up to 2,385 feet from the surface of a blue lagoon. Travellers with a heart for adventure can hike the mountain with the help of a veteran guide. Hiking alone is not advisable. Despite its beauty, the volcano has twisted paths and precarious rocks that make it too risky to fully surmount.

Note: If hiking is not your thing, you can always book a sightseeing tour to get a good view of the mountain. You can rent a yacht, board a catamaran, ride a motorboat, and even take a helicopter ride. Your Bora-Bora trip is not complete without seeing the majestic Mount Otemanu up close.

Spend time in Bora Bora’s best beach

Matira Beach is popularly regarded as the finest beach in all of Bora Bora. The beach is studded with palm trees, lined with soft, white sands cascading into clear turquoise blue waters. You can definitely spend hours lounging or taking leisurely strolls here. Since it’s near major resorts, the beach is quite accessible. Lounge while enjoying a nice meal, take a leisurely stroll, or simply sit back and relax.

Enjoy underwater activities

With waters as clear as beaches in Bora Bora, snorkelling is a must. The island has healthy reefs filled with colourful fishes. You don’t need to be a pro to explore coral gardens and enjoy awesome underwater views.

Bora Bora is also every diver’s paradise so certified scuba divers are in for a treat. Unlike other tropical destinations, Bora Bora is an amazing diving spot all year round. Divers can get a rare opportunity to swim alongside large marine species like sharks and manta rays. The island’s lagoon serves home to white tip sharks, hammerhead sharks, stingrays, and more so be ready to see them in your dive.

Stay in an overwater villa

Discover The Top Activities You Must Do In Bora Bora

Bora Bora is famous for its iconic but insanely expensive overwater villas. You’ve travelled this far, might as well get the full over the top luxury experience. Wake up to awesome views in your porch and take a plunge into the clear waters in no time.

Treat your palate

You can’t have a top notch holiday without delicious food. Drop by the famous Bloody Mary restaurant that’s often frequented by celebrities and luxury travellers. It offers an amazing array of dishes paired with a great atmosphere without the expensive price tag. Don’t forget to try their catch of the day meals.

Ready for your next adventure?

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Travelling to Cancun? Add These Activities in Your Itinerary

Travelling to Cancun? Add These Activities in Your Itinerary

Imagine basking in the sun with a drink in your hand and a spectacular view of turquoise waters, fine white sand, and palm trees. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a holiday, right? Cancún, situated in the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the breathtaking Caribbean Sea, is a dreamy vacation spot for beach lovers, spring breakers, and luxury travellers.

This little slice of paradise was built from the ground up just a little more than a decade ago. Yet today, it is among the most popular destinations in Mexico for its outstanding tourist infrastructure drawing in millions of visitors annually and for good reason. Beyond the awe-inspiring beaches, rich coral reef, upscale resorts, high-rise hotels, exceptional dining options, and a vibrant nightlife, the modern city has a lot more to offer.

Swim in a Cenote

Travelling to Cancun? Add These Activities in Your Itinerary

You’ve probably seen the magical looking swimming holes on your Instagram timeline and wondered when you’d get to experience it. These swimming holes are called cenotes and they are all over Mexico. You will have to go on a two-hour drive from Cancun to reach the nearest Ik Kel cenote but the rewards for those who take the trip are plentiful. Be one with nature as you explore lush greenery, stunning caves and take a dip in the clear waters.

Witness the Museo Subacuático de Arte

When in Cancun, this is an experience you cannot miss: witness the monumental statues of MUSA, a phenomenal underwater contemporary museum of art. The museum features over 500 permanent life-size sculptures that have been underwater since 2009. Few things can compare to witnessing one of the most ambitious underwater art attractions across the globe. You may access the museum by booking a spot on a glass bottom boat, scuba diving or snorkelling. The reefs are brimming with colourful fishes and other sea creatures.

Visit Chichen Itza

Travelling to Cancun? Add These Activities in Your Itinerary

Mexico serves as home to important historical structures such as the Mayan ruins. Chichen Itza is known as one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Why pass up on the opportunity to behold a vital piece of history? If you’re set on visiting Ik Kel cenote, you can squeeze in some time to visit as the ruins. Especially since they are just in the same vicinity.

Explore the El Rey Maya Ruins

If you ever manage to get yourself off of the inviting waters, do not miss the opportunity to visit El Rey Ruins. Step foot in the remaining traces of ancient Mayan city. As we mentioned in our post about Yaxchilan, the Mayan empire has significantly shaped the way future empires ruled. Not only those, the Mayans are also among the most dominant ethnic civilizations in Mexico and Central America.

Called Zona Arqueologica El Rey in the local language, the ruins feature the architectural brilliance of the Mayan people. The best part about visiting is the fact that you do not need to go very far just to get a glimpse of this historical structure. You can easily access the ruins in the Hotel Zone of Cancun.

Enjoy the Nightlife

Cancun is not all about relaxing. At night, the tranquil tropical paradise transforms into an outrageous party scene that does not stop until the sun comes up. From crowds of college students on their Spring Break to more mature partygoers, there is a spot that suits almost every musical taste.

Visit The Maya Museum

You probably notice that we include recommendations of museums to visit at almost any location we feature. That’s because we believe that any country’s culture, history and art are all important factors in fully appreciating the beauty of travelling to that spot.

Having said that, we’re including The Maya Museum on the list of things you need to visit in Cancún. The well-designed museum features important information and archaeological artefacts from the Mayan civilization. You can view three hundred fifty artefacts. These include skeletal remains dating back 14,000 years. You can also view the remains of the decade old artefact ‘Woman of the Palms.’

Take a Trip to Tulum

Situated in the south of Cancun, the resort town of Tulum serves as home to a walled Mayan archaeological site. The town overlooks an outstanding coastline. If you are staying in Cancun for a while, consider taking a trip down to this well preserved walled city. Here, you can go for cavern diving, swim in cenotes, snorkel inside caves. Need a break from the water activities? Explore the historic El Castillo, the Temple of the Descending God, and Temple of the Frescoes. At the city centre, you can stay in affordable lodgings and enjoy cheap authentic Mexican food. And if staying in the city is not your thing, you can always travel to the coast.

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