Aditional Tourist Information Majorca Mallorca Travel Destinations Spain

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In Majorca, tourist information is not hard to come by as there are 34 tourist offices dotted around the island. Their details can be found on www.visitbalears.com, the official tourist information portal for the Balearic Islands. Their hours vary: in the main resorts and towns they will be open all day and at weekends; in the quieter areas, weekend opening should not be relied upon.

The first tourist office you will encounter is the one in the arrivals hall at Palma airport (971 78 95 56). In Palma itself there are tourist bureaux in Plaça d'Espanya (902 102 365), Casal Solleric (902 102 365) and Arenal (971 26 45 32), all of which deal with the city, and one at Plaça de la Reina 2 (971 71 22 16) which focuses more on the rest of the island.

The main site of the Spanish Tourist Office www.spain.info is also a useful resource for Majorca tourist information. It has plenty of background details, including prices (high, mid and low season), for all hotels in Majorca.

Prior to departure you can get more information from the Spanish National Tourist Office at 22 23 Manchester Square, London W1U 3PX. General enquiries 020 7486 8077; brochure request: 0906 364 0630

For independent views of the country you should consult www.majorcadailybulletin.eswww.majorcadailybulletin.es, the online home of Majorca's daily English language newspaper.

Guidebooks dedicated to Majorca tourist information include the usual suspects such as Rough Guides, AA and Eyewitness, but no Lonely Planet. One of our favourites is the Time Out (Mallorca Menorca) guide, which is often more opinionated.

Hikers should get hold of David and Ros Brawn's three books on walking in Majorca ; there is one on the mountains, one for the west and one for the north.

For tales of old Majorca you could try George Sand's 'A Winter in Majorca ', the Frenchwoman's recollections of the winter (1838 39) that she spent in Valldemossa with Frédéric Chopin. George West's 'Jogging Round Majorca' tells of an Englishman's experiences on the island in the 1920s

For something on modern Majorca try Tomás Graves's ' Tuning Up at Dawn: A Memoir of Music and Majorca ', a music focused look at Majorcan culture by the son of Robert Graves.