Archive for the ‘Sights’ Category

Santueri Castle to Re-open its Doors to The Public

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Santueri Castle

A historic castle in Mallorca is to be reopened to the public from Saturday 8 March. Situated on a rocky outcrop near Felanitx, Santueri Castle has been inaccessible for many years, but following major restoration work in 2010 and 2011 it is now ready to open.

Visitors will be able to explore the towers and ramparts of the castle and learn about its rich history. The site has been home to a fortress since Roman times, but the present walls were built in the 14th century, and in 1811 the castle went into private ownership. The castle also offers stunning views of south-east Mallorca and the coast and, on a clear day, the Cabrera Islands. It will be open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm, and entry costs 4 euro.

Adrenaline Junkie? Majorcan Rock Climbing is Perfect For You

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

Rock climbing

While many people travel to Majorca with the aim of relaxing in the sunshine, it’s not the only reason to visit. Adrenaline junkies will find some of the best rock climbing in the world on the island and it provides the chance for them to get their fix of this exciting sport.

Majorca boasts some great rock climbing spots, with many of the best located on the west coast of the island around Palma and Soller. Crags such as Sa Gubia, Fraguel and La Creveta offer some great routes that will challenge any climber to be at their best. These are only a few of the many locations where rock climbing can be enjoyed though and there are places to suit all levels of skill. With many companies offering courses and excursions, climbers can take advantage of the perfect conditions to have an adventure sport vacation to remember.

Visit the Relaxing Es Trenc

Posted on: February 21st, 2014 by admin No Comments

Es Trenc

Often referred to as Balearics’ answer to the Caribbean, Es Trenc Beach is a popular, unspoilt sunspot on Majorca’s southern coast.

Es Trenc Beach has a slightly away-from-it-all feel, as it’s not attached to a resort like most beaches on the island. It’s a 2-kilometre stretch of white sand that gently slopes into clear, shallow water.

You’ll find plenty of sunbeds and parasols to hire along the 20-metre wide shoreline and lifeguards are on duty throughout the day. Plus, you’ve got a handful of seafront bars and restaurants.

Es Trenc is popular with naturists, which means the beach is a little quieter than most. That said, it’s still pretty popular and can get busy in the height of summer.

Backed by wetlands and sand dunes, Es Trenc Beach more than lives up to its title as one of the best in Majorca.

Majorca Roadtrip – A North East Adventure

Posted on: February 17th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Majorca

Planning a holiday in Majorca? Spend your time creating the most memorable experiences of your life exploring the north-east coast of the island by car. Start your day at Manacor, renowned as the centre of Majorca`s pearl industry. Continue along the Ma-4020 to Porto Cristo, a fishing village close to both the Caves del Drac and the Coves dels Hams. Take a tour of either cave, notable for their stalactites, stalagmites and subterranean lakes, or enjoy driving around the safari zoo, a great place for lunch.

Continue driving toward the large resort, Cala Millor, and the quieter, medieval community of Son Servera, which lies at the foot of Muntanya de Calicant. Next stop is Capadera, dominated by a castle from the Middle Ages. Close by, Cala Mesquida has a protected beach, home of a large cormorant population.

And then end your busy day in bliss, by admiring the pretty town of Arta from its fort on a hill.

If this sounds like your kind of holiday you might want to consider our car rental service.

Visit Puig de Maria

Posted on: January 30th, 2014 by admin No Comments
Puig De Maria
Picture via Silar from http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Pollenca

Puig de Maria is a famous hill that is located in the town of Pollenca which is part of the Mallorca island chain. Besides offering a truly balmy climate and an inviting sun that shines throughout the year, visitors are able to climb this hill and partake in the sights of the 15th century monastery that still dominates the landscape.

The timeless atmosphere that seems to saturate Puig de Maria can be seen in its lazy, rolling hills that offer a truly breathtaking vista of the Mediterranean shores that are to be found below. Should travellers work up a bit of a thirst, they will be greeted at the top with a bar and a restaurant; perfect for enjoying a cold pint or a plate of local tapas. There is also a hostel located atop the Puig de Maria. Therefore, an overnight stay is possible if one wishes to watch the sun rise early the following morning.

Adventures Abound – Hiking in Majorca

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by admin No Comments

Hiking in Majorca

There is so much more to Majorca than just gorgeous beaches. If you choose to explore the island on foot, you can discover the surprisingly varied terrain, wildlife and small villages away from the bustle of the main resorts. Hiking in Majorca will be an experience you’ll never forget.

The Tramuntana mountain region offers a challenging series of hiking trails for the more adventurous walkers, who will need to have high levels of fitness. For a more leisurely hike, the coastal paths of the Cap de Cala Figuera will provide gentle exercise while you enjoy breath-taking views of Palma.

Hikers are well catered for in Majorca, where routes are marked out and experienced local tour organisers offer walks to suit all levels of fitness. If you do decide to hike, you can keep fit and get to appreciate some of the hidden treasures of this special island.

The Amazing Three Kings Celebration

Posted on: December 26th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Three Kings

 

Across the Spanish-speaking world, children enjoy a second round of gift-giving on Three Kings Day (January 6th) – Epiphany in the church calendar – and Mallorca is no exception. This tradition celebrates the visit of the Three Kings to Jesus’ stable in Bethlehem. Shoes stuffed with hay are left out at night to feed the camels of the Kings, enticing them to stop and leave gifts for the youngsters.

Festive foods are associated with the celebrations, like the crown-shaped ‘Three Kings Cake’ which has a bean or coin hidden inside. The child who finds it becomes the family’s ‘king for the day’.

In a spectacular display of pageantry, the Three Kings arrive aboard ship in the harbour at Palma on January 5th. Accompanied by a procession of floats and performers, the Kings parade through the town to the town hall square, all the while dispensing ‘caramelos’ (sweets) to children thronging the streets.

Christmas in Majorca – A Festive Adventure

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Christmas in Majorca

 

Christmas in Majorca arrives slowly, with no sign of Christmas carols in the shops until December when it is firmly showing on calendars across the island. Town squares are regaled with tiny Christmas lights and a Nativity scene – the Belén, which can often also be found in house and shop windows.

Christmas Eve (Nochebuena) is celebrated with family meals at home before Midnight Mass on the 24th December After Mass the eating continues before everyone heads to bed to recuperate their energies for more food on the 25th December.

Most important is the arrival of the Three Wise Men – the Reyes Magos, who, on the 6th January, bring presents to children. There are parades all over the island, the biggest is in Palma, as the Kings arrive by boat in coastal towns and by tractor in the country to throw sweets to the children and deliver their presents.

All of these fantastic and original activities make christmas in Majorca a must try! If you do decide to travel to Majorca for Christmas, choose Car Hire Majorca for a quick and easy rental.

Serra de Tramuntana – An Adventure You’ll Never Forget

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by admin No Comments

Serra de Tramuntana

 

If you’re looking for a stunning destination to visit that’s not quite mainstream, then consider visiting the Serra de Tramuntana. This mountain range runs across the north-western coast of Majorca, and has been awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO due to its significant physical and cultural importance.

Majorca is a highly popular holiday destination, offering great weather, stunning sights, and amazing culture. However, if you want a little more than the usual sights in Majorca have to offer, then the Serra de Tramuntana is right up your alley.

Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing drive to see the stunning mountain scenery and the coast, or you want to enjoy a spot of hiking, this area is ideal for you. You can stop in all the towns, enjoy a cup of coffee, visit the Monastir de Lluc, and generally immerse yourself in the culture of this amazing island. It will be a trip you’ll never forget.

Enjoy the Bustle of The Majorca Market

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Majorca Market

Often, one of the most exciting ways to discover the culture of another country is to visit a village market and the Majorca market has plenty to offer in this department with many of the Island’s oldest markets still busy and bustling!

Amongst fresh local produce and fabulous handcrafted items, you never know what you could discover. Yet, there’s no better place to find an authentic souvenir for your relatives back home or even a nice reminder of your trip.

If you’re thinking of visiting a Majorca Market then a great tip is that you get there early. The Markets can get overwhelmingly busy really quick and are usually packed up by the afternoon. Make sure you’re up and ready to sample all the best of the beauties they have to offer.

Some of the most atmospheric markets in Majorca are the Alcudia Market, Inca Market and Puerto Pollensa market.

If you’re tempted by the Majorcan markets you can book cheap car hire right on our website.