The beautiful Balearic Island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea is a stunning location with a multilingual environment and a culturally rich and diverse society.
The largest of the Balearic Islands Archipelago (which also includes Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera), Mallorca is 140 miles off the eastern coast of Spain. Most of the island population of about 660,000 lives in the capital, Palma, which offers a thriving café culture, shopping and nightlife. This population mushrooms each year, with an influx of about 9 million international tourists. They range from the world’s rich and famous to European families on a budget so the island offers the best in hotel and tourism facilities.
More than 160 different languages from all around the world come together in the Balearic Islands, alongside the two official languages that are most widely spoken: Catalan and Spanish. Mallorca itself is a culturally fascinating enclave, having been inhabited by Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, and then re-conquered by the Christian troops of Jaume I.
Mallorca has a mild climate and diverse landscape, from the rocky mountains of the northeast and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Tramuntana Mountains to the perfect sandy beaches of the south. The island also features a vast expanse of fertile flatland speckled with the picturesque olive-oil-producing windmills and peaceful countryside.