Mallorca cruises boost Balearic property investment

Indeed, Mallorca is one of the great European playgrounds drawing in sun seekers from across the globe. Over 6 million tourists visit this Balearic Island each year and on a busy summer day, hundreds of flights land at the Palma airport and the harbour is bustling with cruise ships.

This sun drenched island has long been a popular port of call for cruise liners and an extension of the pier will accommodate not only larger ships, but also more vessels. Around 1 million passengers come to Mallorca by sea each year and Palma’s port is expecting around 449 cruise ships to visit the city in 2013.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Manager of Taylor Wimpey de España, who lives on the island, comments:  

“Mallorca is quite simply a tourist hotspot. Every year cruise ships visit and prepare to set sail from the beautiful Mallorcan shore with an abundance of intrigued visitors flocking to the island to explore its many attractions coupled with sun soaked climate, over 43 striking blue flag beaches and high class restaurants.”

Cruise ships visiting Mallorca offer exciting shore excursions that include tours of Palma de Mallorca, the big, bustling capital city, home to about 300,000 people, with most of the tourist action in the old part of town around the Cathedral and trips to secret natural coves with secluded beaches.

With this in mind, the natural beauty and popular social programme of the island means that demand for accommodation over the summer period especially increases, with properties close to marinas becoming highly desirable.

But it’s not only the presence of cruise ships, a number of sailing events such as the Super Yacht Cup race, one of the most significant luxury sailing events in Europe, which takes place annually across Mallorca’s stunning shores, further aides Mallorcan property investor confidence.

Pritchard adds: “There are many benefits to be had from owning a home in Mallorca. The stunning Balearic Island offers a wonderful quality of life and superb properties that are so often desired by holiday makers and potential home owners. And, although recognised in part as a hub for the rich and famous, Mallorca has plenty to offer in terms of affordable property with something for everyone.”

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