‘Majorca’

Do you know Majorca’s famous “pa amb oli”?

Pa amb oli (in English: bread with oil), is one of the most traditional pillars of Majorcan cuisine. It is made up of ingredients as simple as brown bread, ramallet tomatoes, virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt and garlic. And thereafter there are an endless list of accepted variations. It is a sin to visit Majorca and not try it! That is why we are taking a look at some of the restaurants on the island which prepare the best examples of this simple dish. In the Santa Catalina district you will find Sa Llimona restaurant, which opened its…

Spain, a movie set

Ever since cinema has existed, Spain has been a coveted land for national and international producers. Spectacular movies starring the most famous actors in the world have been filmed throughout the Spanish territory. We present some locations in Spain where some of the most famous and spectacular movies have been filmed. In Cantabria, and more specifically in the beautiful Palacio de los Hornillos, Amenábar filmed his movie The Others.  Actress Nicole Kidman passed through the corridors and rooms of this late 18th century palace conveying the anguish of her character.  Its architectural style would go on to influence the Palacio…

Spain, vacations in the hottest sun

In summer, Spain is an intoxicating destination. Sun-kissed areas boast a joyful and fun spirit and warm, naturally beautiful places await you in every corner of this country. The good weather arrives and you cannot help but think about your perfect get-away: going to the beach, one of the most common desires in our country. And here we present the top picks on our coasts. On the Costa de la Luz, come what may, you will enjoy your beach escape, but if you love water sports, particularly those which involve riding the waves, such as windsurfing or kitesurfing, this will…

Vacations in Majorca Alone, as a couple, with your family or with friends?

Here we present two sensational opportunities to choose from, in completely refurbished hotels, the best way to spend your vacations in Majorca. If you like the idea of traveling alone, as a couple or in the company of friends, staying in an adults-only modern-style hotel located right in the heart of Playa de Palma, with its 6 seemingly never-ending kilometers of white sand, in the most lively area of the city, so far from yet so close to everything, with its Terrace & Chill Out area where you can become entranced by the most beautiful sunsets, a complete sport program…

A 100% real beach

Platja de Muro is the 5.2 kilometers of coastline which form part of this town in the north of Majorca, in Alcúdia Bay. A coast where tranquility, family tourism, the dunes, the pine forests, the Natural Park of s’Albufera, and a beach with crystal waters, golden sand and little swell make it one of the preferred coasts of locals and visitors seeking to avoid the hustle and bustle of mass tourism. Platja de Muro is one of those places which, thanks to the protection of the zone, still holds the Mediterranean philosophy almost intact. The beach is divided into four…

The art of Majorcan slow-cooking

Speaking about Majorcan gastronomy means speaking of fusion, of Phoenician, Jewish, Moorish and Catalan influences, all of them cooked together in one clay pot, on a low heat, embellished with the sun, the Mediterranean humidity and, above all, the tranquility of an island which knows that its bond with the weather is its secret weapon. Particularly when sitting at the table. Dishes with greens and seasonal vegetables, heavily based on meat or fish, signed off with desserts which are not excessively sweet and watered down with liqueurs which, in contrast, do provide the palate with a good dose of sugar.…

Spain is unique

    Spain is a country open to the sea with a spectacular cultural wealth stemming from the mixture of cultures it has experienced throughout its history; the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Muslims used this sea to reach Spain. All of these cultures have had an influence on the Spanish way of life, on the gastronomy, the trade, the languages and, of course, on the country’s enormous cultural heritage. Therefore, in Spain we are accustomed to welcoming, we are a welcoming country that treats visitors well. Spain has many attractions, from an enviable climate for all tastes; an enormous…

The cathedral in the sea

The Cathedral of Santa María of Palma de Mallorca, popularly known as La Seu, is the main religious building on the island and is worth a visit both for the richness and beauty of its architecture and for the marvelous spot in which it is situated. It is a Gothic-style Levantine temple built on the edge of the bay of Palma. Its Roman, Renaissance walls which protected the city touch the sea, and it is the only Gothic cathedral with this feature. La Seu began its construction at the end of the 13th century and it ended in the mid-17th…

Majorca and its coves

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Majorca… its name is often associated with idyllic images of white sand; calm, turquoise waters; and beautiful people giving lessons in glamor on the deck of a yacht or gripping the latest trendy cocktail at the most “in” party of the summer… But Majorca is also internationally renowned and sought-after among people who love coves. Yes, coves, and they are not exactly the same thing as beaches. Coves are miniature beaches, surrounded by nature, where you can catch a more even and intense brown color. They are small slices of paradise which appear to have been created just for you.…

Beautiful coves to suit all tastes

Majorca is an island of beaches. Long, short, wide, narrow, sand, rock, pebbles, each is different, but all share the characteristics of the part of the island on which they are found. And one of the zones least influenced by mass tourism is the extreme east of the island. Artà and Capdepera are municipalities with tourist zones, but which boast areas and small coves which are hardly frequented by the majority, and some even practically untouched. Featuring among the most prominent are Cala Mitjana (Menorca), Cala Torta and Cala Mesquida, which can be reached by car, and which, despite each…