‘Mallorca’

The 10 essentials of Valldemossa in Mallorca

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    Surely one of the most picturesque sights in Mallorca is the town of Valldemossa. Generally, all the towns in the Serra de Tramuntana will surprise travelers, but Valldemossa, a town that only calms down in winter, is likely to give you the best impression to take back with you. It is a genuine pleasure to walk through the cobbled streets decorated with thousands of flower pots and tiles honoring St. Catherine.   There is so much you can see and do in this charming little town. Here goes a list of the essentials that you can’t afford to…

Enjoy diving also in winter

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  If you are a fan of diving, winter should not hinder you from practicing your hobby. And you don’t have to travel to distant paradises, because right here in the Mediterranean we have wonderful places for enjoying the best marine flora and fauna.   The Pollensa bay, on the northern coast of the island of Mallorca, is one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean Sea, where the Romans founded the first city of the archipelago and where you can thoroughly enjoy the experience of diving in turquoise hued waters with remarkable visibility. Whether you like scuba diving…

Traveling in Spain is a safe bet

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    If you take a few days off in December, we recommend a getaway to Spain—you won’t find a better destination. December 6th and 8th are holidays in Spain and we have a few interesting proposals for these dates Madrid is the perfect destination thanks to its rich culture, the excellent food offer and the lively atmosphere during day and night. The capital of Spain is perfect for art lovers, with dazzling museums that are within walking distance from each other: the Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. The historical center, with its charming buildings and monuments, should…

There’s a lot to Mallorca also in fall

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  If anyone thinks there’s nothing to Mallorca beyond summer, the sun and the beach, they’re terribly wrong. Of course, Mallorca is the island of the sun and of summer, but it is also a magic, warm, welcoming place that is ideal for a getaway from routine, disconnecting from work and blending in with nature any time of the year, but especially in the fall. One of the best parts for enjoying Mallorca in fall, when temperatures are still pleasant and nature is waiting for us to enjoy it, is the north coast. Cyclists know that Mallorca is the ideal…

Get it right with your souvenirs from Mallorca

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  Beyond the flamenco dresses and the Mexican sombreros that have little to do or nothing at all with this Mediterranean island, Mallorca has things to offer that can serve as quality souvenirs for those who don’t want to return home empty handed and prefer to take a bit of the island in their suitcase. If you’re looking for something different but typical of Mallorca, these are the things you have to look for at shops, markets and flea markets in Palma and other towns on the island: Leather: Whether it be leather shoes, clothes or assortments, in Mallorca, and…

Archduke Ludwig Salvator and Frédéric Chopin: two men in love with the Serra de Tramuntana

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The Serra de Tramuntana, the mountain range in Mallorca included on the Unesco World Heritage List, emerges majestically over the Mediterranean, sheltering the island from the north wind known as Tramuntana. The beautiful towns, the magical forests of oak and pine trees, the curved olive trees and the rugged mountains towering over the horizon of the blue sea have captivated many. Two of the most celebrated admirers were Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria and the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin. · Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria came under its spell in 1869, at the age of 20, and asked the Emperor…

Our video of the month

  Mallorca! Again! We’ll never tire from watching videos of this beautiful Mediterranean island. These images make us love it even more. Don’t you feel the same way? Vídeo filmed and edited by Thomas Richter       “The hotels in Mallorca of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts  provide visitors with irresistible emotions that you can experience on the largest of the Balearic Islands. The excellent location of the IBEROSTAR hotels in Mallorca, spread out throughout the island, provides an incomparable opportunity to discover all its secrets.”  

Let’s go to the beach bar!

We all love a good beach bar, known as a chiringuito in Spain! These small beach bars and restaurants, found all along the Spanish coast, are a physical token of the good life. There is nothing like emerging from the sea and walking up to the chiringuito and ordering a nice, cold beer or sitting down to eat sardines or Spanish omelette with a pitcher of sangría! Beach bars in Spain have become more sophisticated over the years and many of them enjoy a cult following among visitors, either for their perfect beachside location, the chill out music, the exquisite…

There’s a lot more to Mallorca than just beaches

  Mallorca possesses dazzling natural beauty that is enhanced by the taste for the good things in life. Its beautiful limestone cliffs, distant, dreamlike mountains, charming little villages, magical forests of oak, pine and olive trees, vast and exuberant plains covered with carob trees, almond trees and vineyards… all these things contribute to make this Mediterranean island much more than just beaches with turquoise waters and fine, white sand. The Serra de Tramuntana, included on the World Heritage List, is a mountain range that rises in the northwest of the island. It is made up by paths, walls and terraces,…

Secret hideouts in Mallorca

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The Balearic island of Mallorca has places that are unknown secrets even for many locals. The daring guys of Hi Balearic reveal one of the most beautiful hideouts on the island: Caló del Contraban in Capdepera. It is truly mesmerizing. >> Caló del Contraban – Hi Balearic   “The hotels in Mallorca of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts  provide visitors with irresistible emotions that you can experience on the largest of the Balearic Islands. The excellent location of the IBEROSTAR hotels in Mallorca, spread out throughout the island, provides an incomparable opportunity to discover all its secrets.”