10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Mallorca
With a warm Mediterranean climate that guarantees over 300 sun-filled days a year, it is not hard to see why so many Northern Europeans decide to start a new life on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Steeped in history dating back to the Phoenicians and Ancient Greece, Mallorca has long been a melting pot of civilisations and might explain why today the locals are so keen to embrace newcomers looking to share their lifestyle.
Located in the Western Mediterranean, a short 7.5-hour ferry ride from the Spanish mainland Mallorca is the largest of the four Balearic Islands with a land area of 3,640 km2 and a population of around 850,000.
Incredibly diverse Mallorca is surrounded by stunning white sand beaches hidden in secluded rocky coves with a mountainous interior containing honey-coloured stone villages surrounded by fragrant pines and almonds.
For anyone who has ever been to Mallorca on holiday, the idea of moving to Mallorca to live must at one point have crossed their mind as it only takes a couple of days to be seduced by the island’s many charms.
For those thinking of taking the leap and moving to Mallorca, we have compiled our list of the top 10 reasons why you should seriously consider relocating to Mallorca.
- Weather: With an abundance of sunny days, very little humidity and a mild winter climate, it is very hard to dismiss how a change of climate would not impact your overall health and outlook on life.
- Cost of Living: With lower fuel bills to worry about and an abundance of both local and Spanish grown products you can easily cut your monthly bills in half.
- Safety: In general Spain and particularly Mallorca have very low crime rates, with petty theft the only real concern. People in the villages still leave their homes unlocked and with a tendency to make sure they know all the gossip, you can be safe knowing your neighbours will keep an eye out for your house should you not be there.
- Schools: With an excellent public school system and several private academies, you can be sure your children are getting a first-rate education while also learning two new languages, Catalan and Castellano (Spanish).
- Healthcare: The World Healthcare organisation ranks Spain 7th in the world for its health care system while the United Kingdom comes in 18th place. Pharmacies abound and can be found in even the smallest villages, with many medications available without a prescription.
- The quality of life: You will never be at a loss for things to do in Mallorca with the entire island geared up for tourism. With every water sport imaginable, world class golf and tennis clubs that brought us, Rafael Nadal, Mallorca is even the winter training ground for professional cyclists preparing for the Tour de France. It is said that simply being near beautiful blue water, enjoying the coast and surrounded by nature, can have a calming affect. Well, this balearic island, Majorca, is one of the most scenic isles in the mediterranean. Pretty harbours with stunning mountains as a backdrop, and turquoise seas, are only a few of the pleasant surroundings. Geared around outdoor life, be it sipping cafe con leche, dining al fresco or sightseeing wonderful landmarks and idyllic ports, you are sure to get your adequate prescription of vitamin D!
- Accessibility: Each year over 20 million people arrive at Palma International Airport from around the world and with frequent ferries and daily flights to the mainland, getting to and from Mallorca is a breeze.
- Culture: With a rich history to call upon, modern day Mallorca is a magnet for artists and aspiring writers. Galleries can be found throughout Palma along with cinemas playing English language films.
- Cosmopolitan City Life: Mallorca’s capital Palma is one of Europe’s most avant-garde cities with designer shopping and haute cuisine equal or better to anything you will find in Paris or Rome.
- Property Prices: Over the last ten years we have seen a huge shift away from the all-inclusive type holidays being offered on Mallorca with the island looking to attract a higher end clientele more suited to a boutique hotel than a concrete block by the beach. Property prices are on the rise in Mallorca and we can see no reason for them not to continue going up, which makes Mallorca not just one of the best places to live, but also a safe investment for your hard earned money.