‘Majorca’

The great winter feast in Mallorca

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  On the magic night of January 16th one of the most Deep-rooted traditions of Mallorca takes place: the feast of Sant Antoni. This celebration originated from the ancient pagan ceremonies of the Balearic farming people, when people invoked St. Anthony, the patron saint of domestic animals, asking for his protection for their animals. This saint has been venerated in many different ways over the years, evolving to become the feast we know today, which never lost its essence or its raison d’être: revering the saint and asking for his protection over animals. The town of Sa Pobla is the…

The only thing missing is the dragon

When visiting the Coves del Drac (Caves of the Dragon) in Mallorca it is easy to imagine a dragon in slumber, surrounded by treasures in a faint light and with water drops trickling down the stalactites into an underground lake. This magic corner is made up by four large caves near Manacor with a total length of nearly two and a half kilometers that go down to 25 meters into the ground. This is a natural wonder filled with spectacular forms—stalactites, stalagmites and one of the biggest underground lakes in the world, Lago Martel. The lighting is beautiful, allowing visitors…

A getaway to the island of Cabrera

If you go on vacation to the beautiful island of Mallorca there is an excursion that you can’t afford to miss: a visit to Cabrera. The wonderful Cabrera Archipelago Natural Park in the Balearic Islands is one of the most incredible natural places in the world; its islands make up a wild natural park, one of the best conserved of the Spanish coast and of the entire Mediterranean Sea. This natural park is made up by 19 islands and islets. The largest one is Cabrera, followed by the Illa dels Conills. The other larger islands and islets are Ses Rates,…

‘Es Trenc’, the great beach.

Es Trenc is a long, paradisiacal beach of approximately 3 kilometers of white sand and transparent waters surrounded by dunes and pine trees, junipers and tamarinds. It is one of the virgin beaches still to be found in Mallorca. It is included in a protected area known as ANEI (Natural Area of Special Interest) that comprises the beach, the dunes, the bush, the salt beds and the croplands. Platja d’es Trenc is 6.5 km away from Colònia de Sant Jordi. The name refers to the fact that the opening of the salt bed breaks up the dunes on the coast,…

Alcúdia and Playa de Muro. Exceptional surroundings.

Alcúdia, a town located in the northeastern part of the island of Mallorca, is a salient tourist destination and a privileged setting for nature lovers, with a 30 kilometer coastline and a wide variety of landscapes. In the year 1992 Alcúdia was declared an Ecotourism Municipality, as a way of underscoring its commitment toward the environment. Its privileged geographic location, coastline, surroundings and history make it one of the prominent places on the island. Located 54 km from the capital, Palma, in a peninsula that separates the bays of Alcúdia and Pollença, it is an ideal setting to relax, with…

Spain. One of the nest travel destinations in the world

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Spain is a genuine force for tourism in the world. With 60.6 million international visitors, it ranks second in terms of tourist revenues, just behind USA. Its good climate, coastline, beaches and natural areas, the excellent cultural heritage and cuisine, and a modern network of infrastructures and tourist services have put this destination in the top ranks. Below is a review of some of the factors that have prompted this privileged position. Enviable coastline. Spain’s coastline spans approximately 8,000 kilometers, including its two archipelagos (the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands). Here we find a total of 573 blue flag…

Holy Week in Majorca, gastronomy and tradition

Holy Week (Semana Santa) is an entirely religious festival and, as such, includes getting together as a family around the table as one of the inevitable events. And on an island such as Majorca, there are few families that do not get together over these holidays, whether or not they celebrate the acts and traditions related to the death and resurrection of Jesus, and during which gastronomy and dishes prepared at home with the help of the children and older members of the family take on great importance. Panades, rabiols and crespells are the clearest examples of this type of…

Majorca, at more or less 10 degrees centigrade

Speaking of cold winters in Majorca when temperatures fall to a high of 15 ºC during the day and a low of 5 ºC at night is something that almost provokes laughter in some areas of Spain and wider Europe. But the characteristic humidity of these islands plays a more important role than it seems here. When the cold gets into your body, (almost) nobody can get rid of it. So the Majorcans, who are very accustomed to living in tranquility and almost always following the same routines, look at this matter in a very clear manner: during the coldest…

Majorca, the island of calm

The coastal, mountainous landscapes surrounded by tranquil, crystal waters in contrast with the beauty of its towns and pleasant climate have made Majorca one of the most important tourist destinations Spain has to offer among its territories. And in the case of Majorca, this offer includes much more than beaches. Towns of great historical and cultural interest, museums, churches, beaches, mountains, water sports, adventure, nightlife, etc. The beaches and coves of Majorca are something that you cannot miss out on during your vacations, even in winter! Endless stretches of sand, small coves, unspoiled beaches with cliffs, rock formations… there is…

Reasons why choosing Spain as your vacation destination is a wise move

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· For its coast: Beaches of all kinds and colors scatter our coasts, from large sandy spaces to small and pretty coves. If we add to this the attraction of an average 300 days of sun per year, who could resist? · For its mountains: Surprise! Surprise! Spain is the second most mountainous country in Europe, after Switzerland. Mountains on which to ski, go trekking, enjoy fantastic hotels… · For the food: Paellas, tapas, cold cuts, cheeses, freshly-caught fish… not to mention the fact that we boast the best restaurant in the world. El Bulli of Ferrán Adrià has passed…