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Old 04-11-2012, 06:17 PM
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Of these two archipelagos, which do you like best? Why? I've only been to Gran Canaria on the Canaries and Mallorca on the Balearics.

I will say that the vegetation is generally nicer on Mallorca than on Gran Canaria. However, I will have to say that Canarios are much nicer than the Catalans, who inhabit the Balearics, and is a people that seeks retention of their own language and have even supported secession. Please comment on these archipelagos and please comment on your observations of the people.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:28 AM
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The people from Baleares are not catalans. Depends of the island, but in Mallorca are Mallorquines.
they speak a dialect of catalan, but they never have been part of Catalunya.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:08 AM
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If you visit Majorca, you will hardly see any Majorcan or hear Catalan (Mallorquí). Most of the waiters are immigrants and there are MILLIONS of tourists everywhere. People with money have their little ghettoes in beach coves, in the mountains or inland.

Majorcans are not separatist, but they want to preserve their language and traditions, what's wrong with that?

Majorcans are Catalans, ethnic Catalans if you wish, but they don't want to hear about it. They are afraid of Catalan "imperialism" meddling into their autonomous government. Family feuds.

I would choose Canary islands. Majorca is nice if you know the island very well or if you are young and want party. If you are average looking and young, you'll score in Palma de Majorca, (Magaluf, Palma nova, La pastilla, etc).
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by buahh View Post
I would choose Canary islands.
Based on what I saw, I would too. I certainly don't go to party, but to sightsee and relax. I loved the city of Las Palmas a lot more than the city of Palma de Mallorca. I especially like the accent with which Canarios speak, their hospitality, and their regional cuisine. I will say that Majorca has more beautiful coves, and sea pines almost adjacent to the water.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:51 AM
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Canary Island has better weather, but Palma de Mallorca holds no comparison with Las Palmas. I'm referring to the old city, the Cathedral, etc. No comparison whatsoever.

As to accents, most of the accent you will hear in Palma de Mayorca will be Ecuatorian, Bolivian or Andalusian, they make up 95 percent of all the people attending tourists. You will hardly find any local restaurant selling Maiorcan food if you don't look for it.

I think that the Canaries are better to sightsee and relax, you can do that in Majorca but you need a high budget to flee from the huddled masses.
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