Courtesy of Geoff Llewellyn of Michael Perkins Finest Properties
Mallorca is the largest of Spain's Balaeric Islands, blessed with on average 300 days of sunshine a year, it attracts an international mix of people who live, work and play here. It provides a stable political environment with reputable lawyers, banks and currency exchange specialists who speak most European languages. It has a very reliable legal system, property rights and a long history of increasing property prices and values. There is little risk of overdevelopment of the island in construction terms, because of protected "green zones" and limited land and infrastructure to support mass development. It takes on average just two hours to fly to the capital city Palma from most major European cities and Palma airport is a modern facility which includes a private jet terminal. There arAe 262 beaches to discover and enjoy and with over 20 superb courses, the island is a golfer's paradise. A year round cultural calendar with specific opera and ballet seasons and summer music festivals of different genres, attract international performers. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea the island is a fabulous place to enjoy all water sports particularly yachting with its well equipped marinas. Palma is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with well maintained and sympathetically restored historic buildings preserving the city's rich architectural heritage. Popular with the Spanish Royal Family who reside here each August, Mallorca is the perfect choice for a holiday or permanent home.