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Mallorca (or Majorca) is part of the Balearic islands, a Spanish archipelago in the north-western corner of the Mediterranean Sea. The island is a popular destination for package holidays; many people visit the island for its glorious sunny weather and beautiful beaches but its hinterland is absolutely fascinating and definitely worth exploring.

My flight from Amsterdam to Palma de Mallorca provided some amazing views. We flew past the Millau Viaduct, the world’s highest bridge, in France before crossing the Pyrenees into Spain, then banking east to Mallorca. Just before landing in Palma de Mallorca, I was treated to some stunning views of the Formentor peninsula and the gorgeous countryside with its mosaic of fields, interspersed with little towns and villages.

As the plane approached Palma, it flew past the town of Inca, which, I later found out, is an excellent place to shop for high-quality leather goods!

The flight path took us past small settlements with fruit orchards, olive groves and the ubiquitous vineyards before the final approach into Palma.

If your flight approaches the airport from the inland, look out for the symbol of Mallorca: the quaint windmills which dot the countryside. See other Plane Views posts or Plane Views: The Beauty of a Window Seat.

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  • I go to Mallorca many times throughout the year. The south east is still relaxing and offers some great beaches. Es trenc and so on. To the north around Cala San Vicente, Pollensa and Formentor is a joy. Late afternoon on the beach in formentor when most people are leaving is a must. Summer only.

  • Thanks for your comment Michael! Mallorca is absolutely worth a visit. If you do visit, head inland for some great nature, quaint towns and fabulous scenery.

    Cheers,
    Keith

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  • Now I know what you love the window seat of the airplane. You always take some amazing shots from the window. It’s quite the topography.

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