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Majorca Destination Guide

Located 500 miles off the east coast of Spain, the beautiful island of Majorca has an excellent position in the peaceful Mediterranean Sea. Often referred to as Mallorca, the island is the largest of the Balearic Islands and is renowned for good all year round climate. Majorca has nearly 250 miles of coastline, beautiful villages and towns and amazing mountain scenery along its northern coast.

There is so much to do and see on the island that you will be spoilt for choice. Walking and hiking in the spring, autumn or early summer is great for the whole family. The countryside is full of little lanes, beautiful olive groves and amazing gorges while the Serra de Tramuntana are excellent for exploring the islands hidden beaches, monasteries and palaces. Bird lovers will be in their element on the island as it attracts migratory birds like ospreys and falcons. The Majorcan countryside is also great for exploring on horseback or by bicycle with many places renting out cycles on an hourly basis. Due to Majorca's good all year round climate, it is a popular destination for golfing holidays. The island offers a variety of excellent golf courses, including Golf Santa Ponsa which hosts the Balearic Open. Then of course there are the beautiful beaches where the warm Mediterranean waters are ideal for water sports including scuba diving for all abilities, windsurfing, jet-skiing and sailing. Many of the larger resorts on the island offer equipment for hire as do the marinas, nautical clubs and water sports centres, so why not try a few new sports while on your holiday packages to Majorca. During Aril and August there are regattas held in Palma.

Majorca loves its festivals with local Saint's days, bygone battles and harvests all celebrated throughout the year in the villages and towns of the island. No two festivals are the same, each giving an insight into Mallorca's varied culture. Visitors to these festivals will enjoy music, dancing and traditional food. 

The resorts of Cala d'Or and Alcudia are particularly popular with families looking for beach holidays while the resorts of Magaluf and Palma Nova are more popular with couples and groups of friends looking for some lively nightlife.

Magaluf is without a doubt the best known resort in Majorca. Located about 10 miles from Palma, the resort is well known for its lively nightlife and is very popular with groups of young people looking for excitement as well as beautiful beaches to laze on during the daytime hours. However Magaluf is becoming increasingly popular with families and couples outside the busy summer season. The traffic-free promenades in Magaluf are lined with bars, clubs, restaurants and shops which offer a focal point for activities during the day and at night. There are plenty of water sports and beach activities available here in Magaluf, making the resort a perfect choice for those seeking sun, sea and entertainment.

Cala d'Or is located in the south-east of the island and is popular with families looking for a quiet relaxed holiday away from the bigger resorts. The beaches and secluded coves around the resort are ideal for children with plenty of places to explore to keep them occupied while the parents relax in the sun on the beautiful sandy shores. Nearby Cala Llonga is great for a romantic meal at one of the many fine restaurants on offer. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing boat trip along the coastline or take a leisurely stroll around the winding lanes, taking in the atmosphere of this old fishing town.

Alcudia on the north coast of Majorca is another popular resort with families. Offering an array of water sports along its long sandy beach, there is something for the whole family to enjoy here. Children will love warm, shallow Mediterranean Sea, as will the adults who can relax in the sun knowing that their children are safe. There is also a water park in Alcudia, the Hidropark, which makes a great day out for the whole family. Away from the beach a visit to the historic Old Town is a must on your bargain holidays to Mallorca. 

Majorca is the perfect destination at any time of the year. The island is at its busiest during the summer season which runs from June to September. At this time of the year temperatures are in the mid to high 20's with up to 12 hours of sunshine a day. Evening temperatures rarely drop below 18C and rainfall is minimal. During the winter months, December to March, temperatures average around 15C with the wettest months being October, November and December. The winter months are a great time to explore Majorca and to take the opportunity to be amazed at the islands thousands of almond trees in full bloom. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit the island on walking and cycling holidays as it is quieter, less expensive and temperatures are much cooler.

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Tourism in china

In the whole of Asia, China remains a popular destination for tourism. The nation has continued to witness unusual growth in the tourism market. It's currently one of the best destinations to visit around the world. It ranks as the 3rd most visited nation in the world. Millions of travelers visit the country on yearly basis. The country also derives huge revenue from tourism. 

There are notable cities popularly visited by tourists in China. Among them include Beijing, Xi'an, Nanjing, Luoyang, Anyang, Kaifeng, and so on. There also popular historic towns and cities with awesome attractions. Among them include Shanxi, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Wuhan, Suzhou, Shenyang, Macau, Tianjin and many others. 

There are several tourist attractions in most of the popular cities. Among them include:

• The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling 
• Mount Emei at Sichuan 
• Mount Tai at Shandong
• The Forbidden City in Beijing
• The Mausoleum at Xi'an with several collection of statues 
• The Grand Canal
• Summer Palace at Beijing
• Temple of Heaven at Beijing 

Aside from the above, there are also several beautiful rivers and lakes in major Chinese cities. Many of them have awesome beaches and guest houses. All kinds of boat trips are allowed in most of them.

Meanwhile, there are several religious sites across the nation. Travelers visit them for religious purposes. Among them include Mount Tai with the immaculate temples, the Hanging temple at Mount Heng, the Shanxi temple, and some others. There are also several grottoes and statues in most of the temples. 

Meanwhile, tourist resources in China can be categorized into three subheadings. They include cultural, historical and natural sites. The cultural and historical sites include several attractions like cultural relics, grottoes, statues of former imperial soldiers, ancient temples and so on. The natural sites include mountains, caves, waterfalls, valleys, rivers and lakes. 

To enjoy the best of tourism in China, one has to visit most of the cities. The major entrance to the nation is through the airlines. There are several international and domestic airports in most of the major cities. Travelers coming from the neighboring Asian cities can also enter the nation by bus, train or car. Moreover, getting around the cities is the best method of seeing all the sites and attractions listed above. One can move around by taxi, bus, boat or car. There are also several affordable China tour packages available. One can use them to move round the cities. 

In all, China remains a great tourist destination in the world. It's indeed a great destination to visit. One can have a great time spending his or her next vacation in any of the popular cities across the nation. China tours are very entertaining. Ritz tours offers them at affordable rates.

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Visit Palm Beach Florida

 Palm Beach, Florida, a barrier island, is approximately one hour's drive north of Miami, Florida. Palm Beach is a beautiful city, filled with lush colorful gardens, palm tree lined streets, large beautiful homes, clean well maintained beaches, luxury hotels, fine dining establishments, high end shopping and a safe, virtually crime free environment.

If you are searching for a safe, beautiful, luxurious, destination for a vacation or getaway, it's hard to beat Palm Beach. Be pampered and spoiled at great hotel resorts and spas like the Breakers, a Five Diamond hotel resort on 140 acres of oceanfront land, with a 36 hole championship golf course, 10 tennis courts, a luxury oceanfront spa, a Mediterranean-style beach club, a broad selection of distinctive restaurants and an array of on-site high end boutiques, the Four Seasons Hotel And Resort, another Five Diamond luxury hotel, with it's beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, each with a private balcony, spacious sitting area, comfortable, well-equipped work space (with two-line telephones and high speed internet access) and luxurious marble bathroom featuring L'Occitane bath amenities, it's award-winning fitness center and spa offering a full range of massages and body treatments and it's three Har-Tru tennis courts or the Ritz-Carlton, again, a Five Diamond luxury hotel and resort, with it's rooms and suites which have have private balconies,  marbled baths and Frette bed linens, it's extensive spa services and onsite tennis.

Play on the beautiful beaches and swim in the clear warm Atlantic water. Dine in one of the many fine dining establishments like The Restaurant At The Four Seasons, the Cafe Boulud, L'escalier, the Leopard Lounge And Supper Club, the Palm Beach Grill, the Polo Restaurant, the Trevini and more. Play golf at The Palm Beach Golf Course or one of the many top rated golf courses surrounding Palm Beach, go big game or sport fishing or go shopping on Worth Avenue, one of the world most prestigious shopping districts filled with some of the best designer shops anywhere, like Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvatore Ferragamo, Cartier, Escada and more. Note: Surrounding Worth Avenue you will find many additional prestigious shops.

Palm Beach is a place to relax, wind down and live elegantly, and if you want more, remember, Miami Beach is just a short gorgeous, scenic drive down the highway.

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