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A wonderful vacation spot

Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by admin No Comments

 

The Hotel Salvia, located in Soller, is a wonderful place to stay. Patrick, Sasha, Ling and Mercedes go out of their way to make guests feel pampered. The hotel is ten minutes away from the main part of Soller. This allows it to be far enough away to be completely peaceful, but close enough to allow you to enjoy all that Soller has to offer.

Many guests remark that they do not even need to leave the hotel. The owners are always around and they might even sit down and enjoy a meal or two with you. The barbeque nights come highly recommended.

Guests often say that this is not just a hotel; it is like staying with friends at their own home. So book your trip today and enjoy a nice visit with Patrick, Sasha, Ling, and Mercedes. You may even come back.

Best Beaches in Majorca

Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by admin No Comments

 

Majorca is an island. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea. The Majorca population is about 870,000. The largest city in Majorca is Palma. This island is a major tourism spot. If you like to travel and love beaches, this is the place to visit. In 2010, 6 million people visited the island and relaxed on the white sandy beaches. There are 120 beaches in Majorca. Here are some of the best beaches in Majorca.

In the South, Es Trenc-Salobar en Campos and Cala Mondrago are very popular because they are easy to reach. These beaches are close to the largest city and there are bars and restaurants nearby. On the West side of Majorca, the Sa Calobra/Torrent de Pareis-Escora and the Cala Deia-Soller gives you spectacular views of mountains but these beaches are hard to reach.

On the other hand, the North beach areas are known as the golden sandy beaches. The Paya de Muro-Alcudia and the Cala Torta-Arta can be reached by boat. The Paya is a fun spot for the family.If you visit Cala Torta-Art, be prepared because it is very hot with limited facilities. The East coast allows tourists to visit many coves with easy access. Here you will find the Cala Varaques Manacor and the Cala Millor Manacor.

Finally, these are some of the best beaches in Majorca. Select the beaches that you like and enjoy the food, shopping, tourists attractions, and the resorts.

Get Wet at Hidropark

Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Even the beach can get boring after awhile. If you need a break from relaxing in the sand, hit Hidropark for a day of excitement.

Hidropark is an amazing water park just behind Port d’Alcudia’s beach. Adults, families and children of all ages have a blast playing on the many wet attractions at the park.

Water slides are, of course, the main feature. Slides include spiral, parallel, multi and kamikaze varieties. There are slides perfect for any age, size or level of bravery. Even small children can enjoy slipping, speeding and twisting down.

There’s more than just slides at Hidropark. There’s also 54 hole golfing, paintball, trampolines, bounce castles and giant balls to float around in.

The park opens each day at 10:30. Your kids may not want to go back to the beach after spending the day playing at the water park!

Caves of Drach in Porto Cristo

Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by admin No Comments

If you are travelling to Majorca, the Caves of Drach or ‘Cavern of the Dragon’ at Porto Cristo must not be missed! Located on the south-eastern side of the island these caves are one of the most popular attractions for visiting tourists.

With its name believed to have derived from ‘Port of Christ’, as a resort Porto Cristo provides a picturesque harbour setting. Located within the region of Manacor the locale is recognised as an area of protected national interest providing an ideal environment for holiday makers. As Porto Cristo is located on the eastern side of the island, it has remained unspoilt making it a great place to relax and enjoy a peaceful stroll or a romantic meal right on the coast.

The Caves of Drach are located along the coast of Porto Cristo and feature a number of fascinating features and formations such as one of the world’s biggest underground lakes, Lago Martel. Stretching across over 2km and reaching depths of around 25m, the size of the caves is truly overwhelming. There are three main separate chambers to observe, known as the Cueva Luis Salvator, Cueva Negra and Cueva Blanca which all feature spectacularly formed stalactites and stalagmites.

Visitors have the luxury of seeing the caves lit up all year round during the hourly tours. The light show allows the audience to experience what the caves actually look like in the dark, leaving them merely illuminated by a few boats travelling elegantly across the lake. After the show those who wish, can take a trip in a small rowing boat and drift around the lake to the sound of eloquent classical music. The acoustics and soft lighting really do add to this must see attraction experience and as the cost is very reasonable the ‘Coves del Drach’ is a great day out.

The Caves of Drach, Porto Cristo are located under an hour away from Palma airport and this location is easily accessible via bus, taxi or car.

 

Guide on Cala Vinas in Majorca

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Guide on Cala Vinas

Travelers looking for a peaceful getaway can appreciate this guide on Cala Vinas in Majorca. Sunny weather prevails at least 300 days a year allowing guests to enjoy pristine beaches. Local attractions provide temporary distractions from sunbathing. Visitor accommodations range from holiday villas to beachfront hotels.

About Cala Vinas   Cala Vinas sits within the Balearic Islands on the Southwest tip of Majorca, Spain. British tourists flock to the area. Local residents speak Catalan Spanish and official currency is the Euro. Guests arriving by air use Palma Majorca airport located approximately 40 minutes from the resort area.   Local Transportation   Public buses offer service to popular spots along the Southwest coastline but personal vehicles are highly recommended. Multiple independent local companies provide car hire services. Previous visitors advise renting a car in the Magaluf resort area for cheaper rates. The resorts sit less than two miles apart from one another.

Accommodation   Visitor accommodation in Cala Vinas consist of the Hotel Barcelo and Hotel Sentido. Hotel Sentido [sentidohotels.com] caters to guests over 18 years of age. An onsite bar, restaurant and swimming pool facilitate social interaction among guests. Additional activities include water skiing and golfing. Rooms come with mini-refrigerators, flat-screen televisions and scenic waterfront views.   Hotel Barceló [barceló.com] caters to families. The hotel has a children’s club to entertain little ones while parents enjoy private time. Kitchenettes facilitate meal preparation for fussy eaters while an onsite bar provides much-needed adult distractions. Previous guests consistently rave about the waterfront views.

Apartments and villas offer guests a second home on holiday. Facilities are perfect for larger groups traveling together. Apartment complexes sit adjacent to the beach, shops and various other amusements. Townhouses and villas offer total guest privacy with private pools and garden areas.

Beaches   A visit to Cala Vinas is not complete without sunbathing. The local beach is clean and equipped with plenty of palm trees for shade. A quick drive takes guests to Cala Falco and Portals Vells, two beaches that rival the splendor of Cala Vinas. El Mago is a naturalist beach that permits nude sunbathing.   Things to Do   Areas adjacent to Cala Vinas offer additional guest activities. Children enjoy go-kart racing [kartingmagaluf.com] and Western Park water park [westernpark.com] in Magaluf. Older children may enjoy a spin through Magaluf’s House of Katmandu and its adjacent four-dimensional (4-D) cinema experience [Katmandupark.com]. Marineland [marineland.es] in Palma Nova hosts a range of animals including dolphins and parrots.

The legendary Globo Belear Theatre in Majorca hosts a Sinatra-themed show [comeflywithme.com]. Pickles Ballroom and Dance Studio, also in Majorca, teaches popular dances including ballroom and latin-in-line. Three different courses at Golf Fantasia [Calle Tenis 3, Palma Nova; 34-971-682-349] in Palma Nova attract large tourist crowds during high season.   Cala Vinas offers intimacy without sacrificing accessibility to popular Majorca attractions. Activities exist to keep couples, families and solo travelers entertained while on holiday. Warm weather and beautiful beaches are waiting.

Western Waterpark, Magaluf

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012 by admin No Comments


If You are looking for a fun place in Magaluf, the Western Waterpark might be the destination for you and your family. It houses a handful of water slides for children and adults. Western Waterpark is so huge, that there are smaller parks located inside for people with different interests. It not only caters to swimmers and fun enthusiasts. It caters to professional divers as well. The hours are so flexible that you can enjoy this water park starting at 10:00h, May through October. Transportation to Western Waterpark is easily accessed through free buses through Magaluf or the 104 & 105 public buses from Palma. Looking for a great place to enjoy the waters, Western Waterpark has everything that one could ever need for an afternoon of fun.

Video of Western water park in Magaluf