The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is a beautiful destination that must be seen to be believed. The ecological diversity of the island is immense, from the wineries and mountains of the interior to the sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the coastal areas. Mallorca boasts a rich cultural history with castles and ruins and gardens, and a host of art galleries and museums. This is all set against the stunning scenery of natural parks in all four corners and the rugged and beautiful Tramuntana mountains. To top it all off, beautiful hotels and resorts can be found all over the island, the products of decades of mass-scale tourism catered heavily to British, Irish, and German tourists, among others.