Mallorca Geography - Tramuntana mountains, Es Pla central plain and 554km of coastline
About Mallorca - Geography
are numerous film and photo location agencies on Mallorca, not only because
of the islands high number of sunny days but also because in Mallorca
you could be anywhere, with the mountains, the beaches and the plain Mallorca's
landscape is incredibly varied.
The Mallorcan Mountains
The Tramuntana mountain range, formed by a line of mountains running parallel
to the north west coast, the highest of which is Puig Major. The mountains
give way to a coastline of tiny villages, sand, pebble and rock beaches.
Each in turn surrounded by the imposing mountain range. The mountains
are the source of the island's fresh water which courses down to the island's
growing regions where orange, clementine, olive, almond and lemon trees
grow. There are also long hillside terraces side by side with the olives
and sweet wine producing grapes of the island.
Mallorca's Central Plain
The center of the island is known locally as Es Pla, which lies to the
East of the Tramuntana Mountains has an abundance of underground water
which is pumped up by the distinctive windmills you can see on approach
by airoplane.This and the flatness of the land makes an ideal environment
for farming and consequently this is where the majority of the island's
agricultural produce comes from. There are also vast olive and almond
groves to be found with splendid blossoms appearing in February.
Mallorca's Fantastic Coastline
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands with 554 km of coastline.
From the northwest to the southwest, the land gradually leads down to
the sea, forming bays, long beaches such as Es Trenc and small coves of
fine sand and transparent, green water, tinged with the reflection of
the pines and fig trees which reach the shore. These offer excellent opportunities
to sunbathe, swim, enjoy water sports such as sailing and diving among
In the southwest of Mallorca is the huge Bay of Palma, which protects
and shelters the former kingdom's capital.
Majorca is also neighboured by a number of tiny islands that offer sanctuary
to birds and rare reptiles.