Archive for May, 2014

A guide to SPF – How sun tan lotion Protects Your Skin

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 by admin No Comments

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We all know we should put sun tan lotion on when we’re outside in the summer. Fewer of us understand exactly how sun tan lotion works. The sun emits radiation which damages the skin and increases your risk of skin cancer. These are called UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays cause sun burn and are carcinogenic, while UVA rays cause damage to the skin, increase signs of ageing, and also contribute to skin cancer. Sun cream works by blocking this radiation from being absorbed into your skin.

The higher the SPF rating, the more radiation is blocked by the sun cream. However, no sun cream will protect you completely. Most of us don’t use anywhere near enough sun cream when we put it on, so apply liberally. Make sure you reapply at least every two hours, as well as whenever you have got wet, sweated a lot or towelled yourself dry.

The Best Majorcan Walks

Posted on: May 20th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Majorcan Walks

Whether you’re after challenging, rugged mountain ranges or stunning, pristine coastlines, Majorca has an abundance of walks on offer. Here’s a handpicked selection of the best Majorcan walks.

One of the most popular is the ‘Barrance de Biniaraix‘, which you’ll find in the World Heritage listed Serra de Tramuntana Mountain range. The trail descends for 800 metres, carrying you into a breathtaking gorge. While you’re in the area, you can also try tackling the highest peak in the Balearic Islands – Puig Major (1,445 metres).

For a less strenuous yet nonetheless beautiful selection of walks, make your way to the Llevant Natural Park. Eight routes of varying lengths and difficulty levels can be enjoyed, incorporating both mountainous terrain and beaches.

Finally, for an accessible, easy adventure, try Son Real. It’s located in Majorca’s northern region and stretches for 17 kilometres through agricultural land. If you grow tired of walking, you can ride a bicycle – or even a horse.

Seaweed Clears Up Ready for Summer

Posted on: May 12th, 2014 by admin No Comments

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Some visitors, who were looking to relax on Mallorca’s beaches this Easter, had a bit of a rude awakening when their tranquillity was interrupted by diggers removing copious amounts of seaweed.

Normally, the seaweed that builds up over the winter is cleared before the tourist season is in full swing. But, this hasn’t been the case this year.

Subsequently, complaints have been made, by both residents and tourists in Es Trenc and Camp de Mar, concerning the brown seaweed that has been piled up by the excavators. These complaints in Camp de Mar in particular have resulted in an investigation, as officials and two business heads from the clean-up company involved are looking into the matter.

Luckily, as the diggers have now finished their work, Camp De Mar is a seaweed free zone ready for summer.

If subathing on a tranquil, seaweed-less beach for the summer sounds good to you, take a look at our Majorca car rental deals.

Active in Majorca – Try Your Hand at Windsurfing

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014 by admin No Comments

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Majorca is one of the most popular holiday destinations for people all over Europe and further afield. Sun, sandy beaches, azure waters and a relaxed atmosphere! What more could anyone expect.
Of course, offers in terms of water sports are also abundant on this Mediterranean holiday paradise. Thanks to the fresh coastal wind, windsurfing is a very popular sport in Majorca. The near-perfect conditions have been drawing some of the very best windsurfers to the island for over 30 years now and there also several international windsurfing competitions that are held in the waves just off the sandy beaches.
Lazy holidays are boring! Stay active when you visit Majorca! Hire your board right there on the beach and after carefully explained instructions and a bit of practice, you too can skim across the waves with the wind in your sail!

If this sounds like your dream holiday why not look at our car rental service for the area?