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Grab a rope – Sailing in Majorca

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by admin No Comments

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Majorca is without a doubt one of the most stunning locations within Spain. As this island is a refuge for countless thousands of tourists each and every year, it should be no surprise that there are a wide range of activities to enjoy. In particular, sailing is a popular pastime that offers anyone a truly pristine view of cerulean blue waters punctuated by a majestic coastline. So, what features enable sailing in Majorca to be such a frequent choice when on holiday?

Favourable Winds
A key variable to consider is that due to the position of Majorca within the Mediterranean Sea, the winds are generally calm during most of the year. The islands will actually block much of the inclement weather that can be found on the open ocean while reliable thermal winds provide adequate momentum throughout the day. Of course, the winter months can be a bit more unpredictable. Even so, Majorca is thought to be one of the best locations for those who are learning to sail.

Numerous Harbours
The natural geography of Majorca provides a host of excellent coves and bays to take shelter if the weather suddenly takes a turn for the worst. While excellent to afford a certain amount of protection, these formations are just as perfect if one wishes to drop anchor and spend a tranquil day relaxing underneath the inviting equatorial sun.

Countless Services
Due to the maritime nature of Majorca and all of the Balearic Islands, there are a host of sailing-related services to enjoy. From boat hire to sailing lessons and even chartering a private yacht for an excursion, the notion of “one size fits all” in reference to such activities is certainly relevant here. Most of these amenities are quite amenably priced.

These are a few of the reasons why Majorca is so respected within the sailing community. With a combination of calm waters, an inviting climate and numerous sailing services, both novices and professionals alike will make their way to this tropical paradise every year. When one is searching for an unforgettable experience upon the open water, Majorca is indeed an excellent choice.

Our Top 5 Favourite Majorcan Beaches

Posted on: December 10th, 2014 by admin No Comments

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Majorca is a first-rate destination for those of us who enjoy fun, relaxation, or even a combination of the two, on an idyllic beach. If the waterfront is an important consideration when booking a holiday, here are five of the best Majorcan beaches that could be a perfect fit for you.

Cala Llombards
On the South-East coast of Santanyi, this somewhat secluded beach is ideal for families with young children, due to its shallow waters. The perfectly clear water means it’s a good place to take your snorkel! Sun loungers and parasols are available for relaxing on the fine sand, and there’s also a beach bar at this relatively undiscovered gem.

Playa de Muro
Another family favourite with good stretches of shallow water is Playa de Muro, in the region of Alcudia. Displaying a blue flag of cleanliness, the large range of surrounding bars, restaurants, and facilities make this lengthy range of soft, golden sand an ideal choice for families of all ages.

Cala Mesquida
In the North-East region of Arta, lies the rather unique Cala Mesquida with its desert-like conditions! Boasting a large amount of sand dunes, the gently shelving sand leads into crystal clear seawater. You can try out a little windsurfing here before relaxing in one of the welcoming beach bars.

Cala Deia
Deia is a truly picturesque village near Soller, on the North-West coast. A small, secluded cove sits at the foot of a cliff, and although the beach here is shingle, the rock fringed bay provides the illusion of basking on a desert island! The azure waters are perfect for snorkelling, and there are a couple of very authentic beach bars and fish restaurants.

Es Trenc
Returning to the South of the island, this popular beach is local to Palma, and is home to dreamy white sands and shimmering turquoise waters. There is a restaurant and a bar here which makes it a great place for a perfect summer day. In the cooler months, this beach is a magnet for migrating birds. An all-year-round choice for anyone.

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Why Majorcan Road Trips Are Simply a Delight

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Majorcan Road

The Spanish island of Majorca is famous for its year round sunshine, stunning sandy beaches and rich culture. Following a long Majorcan road that winds its way along the island’s coastline is an enchanting experience that should not be missed. Motorists will be able to travel at their own pace and pause whenever they choose to soak up the scenery and spend a little time on the beach.

The coastal city of Palma is a great place to start a road trip around Majorca. After taking a little time to appreciate this magnificent city, motorists can head west on the C-719, which will take them past some of Majorca’s most striking scenery. After passing the Sierra de Tramontana and Palma Nova, motorists can pause for lunch at the traditional fishing village of Santa Ponça, which is blessed with an enchanting harbour and an impressive fortified Gothic tower.

After lunch, follow the road as it winds past a number of gorgeous sandy coves and traditional towns such as Paguera and Camp de Mar. The road twists round a series of curves to reach Port D’Andratx, offering stunning ocean views set against a pine backdrop. It is worth taking the time to explore the town of Andratx, as this is one of the most picturesque towns on the whole of Majorca with its Son Mas mansion and Gothic parish church.

Follow the C-710 N as it winds along Majorca’s north-western coast. A lot of the road here is shaded by pine trees on one side with a dramatic cliff drop to the ocean on the other side. In order to fully appreciate the beauty of this road, motorists will want to pause at various lookout points scattered along the road. The Mirador Ricardo Roca is a particularly good place to pause, as it offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the coves, which can only be accessed from the sea.

This dramatic road continues along the coast to the town of Estallenchs, which features several steep slopes that are covered by pine groves as well as fruit orchards, almond and olive trees. This is the perfect place to pause to wander through the hills and sample some of the area’s fresh local produce.

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The Perfect Putting Experience – Golfing in Majorca

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 by admin No Comments

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Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Island and has long been a favourite vacation destination in Spain. The beaches and glorious weather are a big draw for those that visit although there are plenty of other attractions. This includes golf, with the courses on the island providing some of the best playing conditions around Europe.

Getting to Majorca is relatively simple. It is served by the Palma de Mallorca Airport, which is one of the busiest in Spain and many of the European airlines operate flights to it. The transport systems on the island are fairly good, but renting a car is the easiest way to getting to your chosen golf course or resort of choice.

There are plenty of destinations to choose from. This includes the Santa Ponsa Golf Club, which is situated close to the capital city, Palma, and has three different courses to play. The Arabella Golf Course & Spa has a similar set up, with this resort also located close to Palma and boasting three separate courses. Those that want to play a course designed by Jack Nicklaus can do so on Majorca by visiting Golf Park Puntiro. A golf academy at this resort also provides the chance for anyone to brush up on their skills, with instructors using some of the latest technology to help players get the best out of their game.

In total, there are more than 20 courses around Majorca and some of the others to play on a visit include Alcanada, Canyamel, Poniente, and Son Servera. Visit at the right time and it may even be possible to take in a professional tournament. The Pula Golf resort has hosted European Tour events on a number of occasions and the European Senior Tour has also staged tournaments on the island.

The warm climate of Majorca means that golf is a year round sport on the island. This makes it an ideal destination for golfers to take a vacation, with the sunny weather and beautiful courses ensuring they will have an enjoyable time.

Stunning Natural Views – Majorca’s Nature Parks

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

Majorca’s Nature Parks

Check out the Majorca’s nature parks and discover naturalistic delights and surprises, with spectacular landscapes to enchant the eye and the spirit.

S’Albufera Nature Reserve
S’Albufera bird sanctuary in North East Majorca accommodates over 200 species of birds, including the giant cormorant and the fisher eagle. There are 400 species of flora here and eels abound in the waterways. Officially declared a Special Protection Area for Birds in 1987, it is the most significant wetlands area in the Balearic Islands.

S’Albufereta de Pollensa Nature Reserve
This lovely spot in the Alcudia area on the Es Grau estuary acts as stopping and nesting grounds for migrating birds such as the yellow wagtail and the purple gallinute. Visitors must keep to the main coast road as much of the park is private property.

The Llevant Peninsula
This hilly peninsula covered in shrub and heather in the North East is ideal for hiking and bird-watching. Hiking trails lead you to the splendid views from the hilltop. It is possible to stay overnight in a mountain refuge. These hills encompass diverse habitats, including pyrophytic (fire-resistant) flora.

Mondrago
Mondrago, in the South East, is an extraordinary mix of wetlands, which attract migratory birds, and white sandy beaches, which attract tourists. There is room for all! The Mediterranean tortoise was successfully reintroduced into this remarkable marine environment; the sea here is the colour of sparkling sapphires.

The Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park
This archipelago off the South coast, ten kilometres from Cape Salinas, lies in transparent uncontaminated waters. These islands, with typical Mediterranean vegetation and sea pines, annually host roughly 130 species of migratory birds. The protected marine area accommodates turtles, whales and rare fish species in underwater caves.

Sa Dragonera
This small uninhabited island covered in olive groves lies off the South West coast of Majorca. Gulls and cormorants nest on the high cliffs on the North side, including Andouin’s gulls which are a protected species. The crystal sea, the sea bed dotted with coral and flourishing marine life, attracts snorkelers and scuba divers. The indigenous ‘wall lizard’, the Sargantana, is found only here.

A Truly Breathtaking Experience – Snorkelling in Majorca

Posted on: September 4th, 2014 by admin No Comments

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Going snorkelling can be a fun and unforgettable experience, and there are a good number of excellent spots for this in Majorca. This part of the world benefits from crystal-clear warm water. The marine life is not only abundant and fascinating, but these snorkelling sites tend to be free of any dangerous species.

Good Reasons to Go Snorkelling in Majorca

• It is one of the cheapest beach activities
• You don’t need to have any expensive equipment to enjoy some underwater delights
• Snorkelling tours can be a great way to explore Majorca
• It is something that families with children can enjoy together
• Unlike scuba diving, you don’t really need training to be able to snorkel – although you do need to be able to swim
• There is the possibility to explore underwater caves and see amazing things that you will never forget

Where to Go Snorkelling in Majorca?

Javea Arenal is one of the most popular beaches in Majorca, and it can also be a good choice if you want to go snorkelling. The water here is clean and shallow, and there is good visibility almost all year round. It’s possible to go snorkelling from almost any part of the beach, but there are a couple of bays (Portitxol and Tango) that are particularly good.

Cala Varques is an unspoilt beach that is usually free of crowds because it is more difficult to get to than the other beaches – you can either come by boat or via a twenty minute hike. The effort it takes to get here is well worth it because the water conditions for snorkelling are excellent. There can also be marine life here that you might not get to see at the busier beaches.

Puerto Pollensa can be the right option for children or those who are new to snorkelling. There are a number of places you can hire snorkelling equipment here, and there are also businesses offering snorkelling tours.

How to Get the Most out of Snorkelling in Majorca

• Don’t use cheap snorkelling equipment because it is going to be uncomfortable to wear and infective to use
• Make sure you stick to areas where it is known to be safe to snorkel
• Avoid snorkelling alone
• Make sure you apply plenty of waterproof sun protection

The Unforgettable Cap De Formentor Road Trip

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

Cap de formentor

Known by the locals as the ‘meeting point of the winds’, Cap De Formentor is the northernmost point on the island of Majorca. It is located at the tip of the Formentor peninsula, a rugged finger of land that juts out into the Mediterranean Sea.

To get to Cap De Formentor by car, take the PM-221 from Port de Pollença. The narrow 13.5 km road winds its way along the dramatic landscape, taking in tunnels, picturesque views and lookout points.

At the end of the road you will find the magnificent Formentor lighthouse, which was built in the 1860s, and the spectacular sight of the sea crashing against the cliffs 300 metres below.

A drive to Cap De Formentor is a journey you will remember and is a great way to explore some of the scenic beauty of Majorca.

Getting the Perfect Holiday Tan Without The Sunburn

Posted on: August 1st, 2014 by admin No Comments

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Choosing a sunny destination for a vacation provides the opportunity to get a sunkissed holiday tan. Unfortunately with great tans comes great responsibility, there is always the danger of getting burned. The following are a few tips that can help.

Sunscreen

Use a good quality sunscreen as this blocks much of the UV rays to avoid sunburn while allowing some tanning action to bronze skin.

Timing

Stick to tanning in the morning before ten o’clock and after four o’clock in the afternoon. The hours between ten and four are when the sun is strongest and sunburn is more likely to occur.

Tolerance

Rather than lying out for hours on your first day on the beach, gradually build up the time you expose your skin to the sun. Try 15-30 minutes at first and add a few minutes each day as you get used to the heat. This allows a tan to build slowly without the risk of getting burned.

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Jet Skiing in Majorca

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by admin No Comments

jet skiing in Majorca

As well as offering visitors a great place to relax in the sun, the Balearic island is a hive of activities and a visit to  is sure to live long in the memory. One of the most popular pursuits on offer is Jet skiing in Majorca. The seas around Majorca are perfect for watersports and thousands of people flock to island to test the waters.

It’s easy to see why tourists love jet skiing so much. With the waves under your feet and the wind in your hair, it is a fun and exhilarating experience that simply cannot be replicated.
Watersports are on offer to people of all ages and abilities right across Majorca, but four of the most popular spots are found in Palma Nova, Magaluf, Pollensa Bay and the small town of Santa Ponsa.

All you have to do to get started is walk down to the beach and speak to a jet ski operative. If you don’t feel this adrenaline rush is for you just yet, then you can charter a sailing yacht and relax as you pass some of the most stunning coastlines in the world.

Two Beaches in Majorca Voted Amongst The best in Spain

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Beaches

Spain has long been known as an excellent destination for a beach vacation and a recent survey by the comparison site Trivago showed that the island of Majorca is one of its top locations for this. The survey ranked the best beaches in Spain, with two in Majorca making it into the top 10.

Playa de Muro came in at number 3 on the list, with this beach stretching to a distance of around 6km. Its waters and sand have a Blue Flag rating to show they are in pristine condition and its length and out of town location means it never gets too crowded.

Cala Millor beach (as seen above) was ranked 7th in the survey and this is another Blue Flag stretch of sand. It is around 1km long, with its picturesque white sand and turquoise waters offering the chance to relax in the sun or enjoy some fun water sports.