Archive for November, 2012

Sheraton Mallorca Golf Resort

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by admin No Comments
Mallorca Spain is located on a gorgeous island in the Mediterranean Sea, far from the cares and worries of everyday life.
You can go to the north side of the island and peacefully stroll along the pristine white sandy beaches.
Or go just a few kilometers into the capital of Palma, and take a scenic hop on hop off bus tour, which allows you to spend the time that you desire at each location. There is 550 kilometers of coastline to explore.
Also a must see item for all is the La Seu Cathedral, which is an architectural wonder. There any many architectural phases to be viewed including relics from Israel, Muslim and Roman times. Once you have completed your history lessons, you can enjoy more fun in the sun.
Mallorca offers a mild, if not balmy climate conducive to year around sporting activities as well. One recommended resort to stay at in the area is the Sheraton Mallorca Golf Resort, which offers fine dining and an atmosphere that fits a holiday fit for the entire family.

Quita Penas Restaurant

Posted on: November 12th, 2012 by admin No Comments

On May 13, 2012, visitors and locals in Valldemossa received a rare treat with the opening of Quita Penas, which can be translated forget your worries. The new restaurant operated by a very energetic young couple is hard to find tucked away behind the church of San Bartolome is well-worth finding if you love Spanish food.
The restaurant features wonderful tapas with locally sourced products. Among the favorite tapas are sheepskin cheese with oregano and manacor cheese with olive tapenade and sun dried tomatoes. Many visitors also love the wonderful sobrasada tapa made with figs and honey.
In addition to the wonderful food, this restaurant offers a wide assortment of wonderful wines. Try wines produced from locally grown tempranillo, garnacha, monastrell and mencía grapes. The restaurant is sure to have your favorite or ask the connoisseur for an outstanding recommendation. Also make sure to browse the magnificent collection of handmade clothes and jewelry made by local artisans.

Marineland Majorca

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Marineland is one of the worlds most respected and highly decorated aquatic entertainment and coservation parks. Located on the seafront on Majorca’s Costa d’en Blanes coastal area the park provides family entertainment which helps to fund its marine life preservation and research work.Marineland opens to the public each year from the end of February through to the end of November; the bottlenose dolphin shows conducted by Marineland’s trainers are some of the most popular amongst children and family’s. The dophinarium is the oldest in Spain after opening in 1970; visitors to the park are given the opportunity to meet the dolphins and learn more about these fascinating creatures.

Majorca’s Marineland also conducts daily shows for the public showing the skills of the Sea Lion’s that are popular amongst visitors to the park. Exotic bird shows are also available to the public that are designed to entertain and educate the public on the lives of exotic birds. The park also has a large number of shark and penguins and conducts conservation programs to save endangered animals, such as the sea mammal the ferreret that is bred in captivity and later released into the wild.

Dining at The Village Cafe in Deia

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by admin No Comments

 The Village Café is a popular place among locals and visitors to Mallorca’s quaint coastal town of Deia. Its hillside setting offers dramatic views of the surrounding mountains and an authentic street café feel. Their patio is beautifully appointed with potted flowers, large bowls of local fruit and tasteful curtains hung from a latticed terrace. In the evening the atmosphere on the patio is intimate and very romantic.

The Village Café’s menu is simple but well rounded to fit any taste. Entrées are made fresh with local ingredients and the quality is clear when you taste the food. Before your meal you are treated to three delicious styles of fresh bread which pairs well with their Antipasto Wooden Platter of artesian cold cuts, cheese and vegetables. The Village Café’s gourmet cheeseburger & potato chips is a regular favorite. Order their fresh Sangria and you won’t be disappointed. Every entrée is reasonably priced for high quality gourmet food you are served.

The Village Café’s small size adds to its charm but tables fill quickly in the evening and reservations are recommended. When visiting Deia do not miss this local treasure!

Shopping in Majorca

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by admin No Comments

 

 

The Island of Majorca is a place packed with resorts, shops, nice beaches and excellent dining and nightlife. There are many shops on the island, but it is mainly known for glass work and handcrafts, pottery, ceramics and fine leather. There are artificial pearl crafts available in the town of Manacor since the nineteenth century. Craftsmen make these pearls using natural marine products and old world craftsmanship.

The fine art of glass blowing has been a part of Majorca history since the 2nd century B.C. The historic techniques introduced by the Romans and Moors, along with commercial factories established in the 18th century, are part of the island’s history. Watch glassblowers in action at the factories or beside their shops in Palma. Each piece is hand finished. Or, visit the Inca market for handmade leather goods.

Pottery has been part of Majorca civilization since the Neolithic age, and visitors can still see the historic influence of Romans and Hispanic-Moorish cultures. Visitors will find amazing pottery in many villages around the island. Overall, the shopping experience in Majorca is one of the finest in traditional crafts in Europe.

Go for Par in Paradise

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Imagine taking your golf swing to seaside golf course of the Alcanada Golf Club.  Pack your bags and clubs for the ultimate in golf vacations that offers plenty of beautiful fairways and a variety of challenges for every level of golfer out there.  Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr in 2003 and nestled on the peninsula of Alcudia, this spacious and luxurious course offers a challenge for even the experienced golfer.  The Alcanada Golf Club is sure to provide lasting memories of an exotic vacation getaway and golf experience beyond most golfers’ imagination.  A visit to the Alacanada Golf Club provides a challenging par 72 course along with a picturesque landscape just north of Mallorca.  Spend some time at the Alcanada Golf Club and truly experience going for par in paradise.