Germans top the table as ever more visitors head to Mallorca

Germans top the table as ever more visitors head to Mallorca

  • Germans account for 18.4 million overnight stays during 2013 (Ultima Hora)
  • Touristic apartment occupancy up 3.4% in August 2014 (INE)
  • High spec 2 bedroom apartments from just €230,000 (Taylor Wimpey España)

Mallorca is an island blessed with stunning beaches, scenic mountains and a climate that attracts holidaymakers in their droves. It became a major tourist destination in the 1950s, since when the island has delighted millions of visitors, offering everything that a summer holiday should entail.

The largest of the four main Balearic Islands, which together accounted for 18.3% of Spanish tourism during 2013 according to Ultima Hora’s economic review of the year, Mallorca is the isle of choice for those looking for a sun-soaked family holiday, as well as for couples looking for a beach break with a little more sophistication and elegance.

The Ultima Hora report highlights the popularity of Mallorca with German tourists in particular. German visitors far outstripped those from other countries, with 18.4 million overnight stays during 2013. Visitors from the UK trailed behind, with just under 10.8 million overnight stays over the course of the year.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, which has a number of leading developments on the island, comments,

“Mallorca is a true holiday paradise. Sun, sea and fabulous cuisine keep people coming here year after year and there are enough activities available to amuse everyone from toddlers to retirees.”

Pritchard speaks from the heart. His passion for Mallorca is such that he moved there with his family more than 20 years ago, since when he has been proud to present Taylor Wimpey España’s developments on the island to those looking for a high end second home in an exclusive location.

The company’s latest key-ready properties at the picturesque Cala Magrana III offer everything that visitors to the island are looking for from their accommodation, regardless of their country of origin. Available from just €230,000 thanks to an end of season offer, the last apartments have sea views and are located just 600m from Cala Anguila beach. Golf courses and Porto Cristo marina are also nearby, as well as a wealth of restaurants, bars and shops.

With either spacious gardens or generously appointed roof terraces, the apartments ensure that owners can partake of Mallorca’s laid back, outdoor lifestyle. The resort boasts a large swimming pool, communal gardens and dedicated sunbathing area in furtherance of this approach.

According to data from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE), occupancy in touristic apartments on Mallorca during August 2014 was some 3.4% higher than the previous year, emphasising the popularity of this kind of accommodation on the island. Visitors looking to own their own apartment, rather than renting someone else’s, are frequently delighted with the range of offer from Taylor Wimpey España, as well as the ease of the buying process.

Barbara Hibbert, an owner at Cala Magrana, was impressed with the high build quality of the development and that the apartments had clearly been built for owners to live in, rather than just as holiday accommodation. Features such as decent-sized fitted cupboards and a handy utility room ensured that her apartment could be a true home from home, meaning she could relax the moment she arrived. The location, with the beach, restaurants and shops all within walking distance, was also perfect.

With more and more visitors discovering Mallorca each year, Taylor Wimpey España’s developments are rarely for sale for long, so those looking to live the Mallorquin dream, whether full time or just for a few weeks of the year, are encouraged to act sooner rather than later.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit Those residing outside of the UK should call 0034 971 70 69 72.