Archive for March, 2014

Looking to Have a Musical Experience This Summer? Check out Mallorca Rocks!

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by admin No Comments

 Mallorca Rocks

Mallorca has long been a popular tourist destination in Europe and in recent years the Mallorca Rocks Festival has became a major draw for music fans. The event gets bigger every year and rather than being a single festival, it is summer-long occasion that features live concerts every Tuesday from June to September. Some of the biggest stars around take part, with names such as Ed Sheeran, Tinie Tempah, and Clean Bandit making appearances in 2014.

The venue for the concerts is the Mallorca Rocks Hotel and fans can book a room at this to get as close to the action as possible. This makes it possible to enjoy the concerts from stage-side or the balcony of your room. Other accommodation includes the Mallorca Rocks Apartments, which are located close to the hotel. For a great summer experience the Mallorca Rocks Festival is definitely an event to take in.

Mallorca Rocks is less than an hour away from Majorca airport so if this sounds like your perfect summer give our car hire service a go.

Majorcan Road Regulations

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

Majorcan Road Regulations

As part of Spain, Majorcan road regulations follows the same road and driving regulations as the mainland. It’s essential to familiarise yourself with them before driving.

The most important factor to remember is that you drive on the right! It’s easy to forget if you pull out onto an empty road, so be careful! Speed limits are 50 km/h in urban areas, 90 km/h on single carriageway roads, 100 km/h on dual carriageways and 120 km/h on motorways and there are plenty of speed cameras to enforce the limits.

When driving from a minor road to a major one, give priority to traffic on the major road. You must give way to vehicles approaching from the right and when entering a roundabout, give way to any vehicles already on it.

It should go without saying, but don’t drink and drive. It’s dangerous and the police take it very seriously.

If these rules don’t put you off driving through beautiful Majorca, you may want to consider our car rental service.

Majorca in Spring

Posted on: March 13th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Majorca in Spring

If you find Majorca’s summer heat too fierce, why not give traveling to Majorca in spring a try? Temperatures of around 16°C in March rise to 22°C by May, and will introduce you to aspects of the island that you may miss in summer.

Visit in early spring to catch the end of the almond blossoms, or later in the season for cherry trees in bloom. Bird lovers can enjoy sightings of birds in mid-migration, and will marvel at the Albufera wetlands.

Explore the interior by car, and you’ll discover off-the-track restaurants and wineries, where you can while away an afternoon. The cooler weather will suit cyclists, walkers and hikers, while train buffs will love the historic Sóller Railway.

Wander in comfortable temperatures around the island’s capital, Palma, with its stunning cathedral and art nouveau buildings. Come in the spring, and you can take advantage of quieter resorts, lower airfares and cheaper accommodation, to discover a different Majorca!

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.