‘Mallorca’

Some of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca

Although there is a lot more to Mallorca than sun and beach, the fact is that its incredible beaches are among the most appealing features of this island. Some have very fine sand, while others are made up of pebbles or rocks, depending on their location, but they all welcome visitors and represent one of the staple of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Some of the beaches that visitors should not miss, each with its own style, are the following: -    Cala Deià. One of the essentials of the Serra de Tramuntana, a small pebbled beach with a beautiful sea floor that…

Which is the best island in Spain and the sixth best island in the world?

According to the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards, Mallorca has been recognized as the sixth best island in the world, the second best in Europe and the first in Spain. Places such as the Cuevas del Drach, Sóller, Sa Calobra and the capital, Palma, have all pitched in to get the island of Mallorca so high up on this demanding list. The awards also list Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera among the ten best Islands in Spain. Ibiza, recognized as the sixth best island in Spain, features over 160 kilometers of coast and around 50 beaches, aside from the fact that the…

Puerto Portals, a select atmosphere in Mallorca

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  The favorite harbor for the wealthier ranks of the international social scene and the regular mooring point of the Spanish Royal Family is none other than Puerto Portals, a luxury setting in the town of Portals Nous, just 12 km from the capital, Palma de Mallorca, right next to the impressive bay. All year round, but especially in the summer, many important characters from the international jet set flock together here. Don’t be surprised if you run into the likes of Paris Hilton, the designer Valentino, Bill Gates, Michael Douglas or Claudia Schiffer, just to name a few of…

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…

Palma, an attractive urban destination

It’s not by chance that The Times chose Palma as “the best place to live in the world” because “it has everything” and “in an accessible manner.” That’s quite a bit—and it’s all true. Palma also enjoys an exceptional climate and the cultural stature of its old quarter, aside from having beaches right in the city. Palma stands out for how easily it can be accessed, as well as for its gastronomic culture, infrastructures and the fact that it is “the gateway to the beautiful, sophisticated and charming Mallorca.” A visit to the island of Mallorca is not quite the…

Es Trenc and its perfectly transparent waters

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  Our favorite video of the month features the most incredibly beautiful virgin beach of Mallorca, the beach of Es Trenc. These guys from Hi Balearic are truly in love with this island and here they show us Es Trenc in its natural state, with no artificial props. Still not sure where to spend your vacation this summer? After watching this video you should harbor no doubts whatsoever! HI BALEARIC VIDEO     “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…

A view of Mallorca from a drone

In our favorite video of the month we show you the Mediterranean island of Mallorca as you had never seen it before. Mallorca always looks beautiful from any angle, but the view from a drone is even more impressive. Don’t you agree? >> Mallorca from a drone     “The hotels in Mallorca of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts bring the most irresistible sensations you can live on the greater of the Balearic Islands within the grasp of visitors. The excellent location of the IBEROSTAR hotels in Mallorca, spread throughout the island, provides an unparalleled opportunity to discover all its secrets”…

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…

The best winter activities in Mallorca

Oh Mallorca! It doesn’t matter what time of the year you choose to pay a visit, Mallorca is always nice, you’ll always love it and you’ll never have enough days to really get to know it well. However, many people think (wrongly) that during the winter there isn’t much to do on this beautiful Mediterranean island. This is far from being the case! Here go just a few (very good) ideas: · Visit the capital, Palma: This is the ideal time of the year to visit its museums and its myriad art galleries. Stroll through the huge old quarter. The…

Mallorca, Errol Flynn’s favorite island

In the midst of his honeymoon with his wife, Patricia Wymore, the actor and bon vivant Errol Flynn was sailing towards Gibraltar on his yacht, Zaca, when they were caught in a terrible storm. Seeking the shore, their only choice was to moor their boat at Pollença, a harbor on the island of Mallorca. The place, plentiful in boats and with a distant view of the mountains, swept them in bewilderment. After that first sight of the Mediterranean culture, they subsequently sailed to the Bay of Palma. After their honeymoon ended, Flynn promised to return to Mallorca to stay and…