Here we bring you the latest news happening around the island – from New Openings to Top Events whether you live here all year or just visit from time-to-time – stay in the know with what’s going on!
Early start to Christmas
Following pressure from retailers, Palma town hall are bringing forward the turning on of the Christmas lights from the 23rd to the 22nd November. The main reason behind the move is to not clash with Black Friday taking place on the 23rd, citing security concerns around the possibility of overcrowding if the two happened on the same day. Town hall also announced that Palma’s Christmas markets would open earlier this year, on the 21st November.
Palma’s most beautiful avenue filled with crowds eager to view this year’s switching on of the stunning Christmas lights. […] Christmas Lights in Palma
Taxi app in the works
Following a meeting of the Balearic Council of Ground Transport, from summer 2019 residents will be able to order taxis via a mobile app licensed by the government. The app will initially not allow payments, though this functionality could be provided in the future. They also announced an extra 50 cab licences to be issued covering the period between May and September.
Balearic hotels reform
Over the past three years, the Balearic Islands have invested more in hotel renovations than any other region in Spain. According to a recent report carried out by Colliers International, over a billion (1,121 million) euros have been spent updating hotels across the four islands, most of it on Mallorca. Almost a quarter of all hotels in the Balearics have been modernised in the last 18 months, far exceeding the national average
Boutique hotels, luxury self-contained apartments, or urban retreats with spa and sea views in Palma de Mallorca. Here is your guide to the best hotels in the capital. […] Best Hotels in Palma de Mallorca
Andratx push against PIAT
Andratx town hall is pushing for holiday rentals to be allowed on protected land, following the Council of Mallorca’s PIAT (Plan de Intervención en Ámbitos Turísticos) plan to ban any such activity. Andratx council assert that rental properties have a positive effect on the maintenance and protection of conservation areas, as well as helping to prevent existing buildings from falling into disrepair.
Discover the traditional town of Andratx, its weekly market, one of the island’s best modern art galleries, and good restaurants. Highly recommended visit! […] Andratx
The exclusive town of Port d’Andratx in the southwest of Mallorca is a sought-after location for home ownership or a visit when touring the island.
[…] Port Andratx
Valldemossa ranks high for income
Figures recently release by the Spanish Tax Agency has shown that Valldemossa is the richest municipality in terms of average income per resident. With data only relating to Spanish municipalities with over 1,000 residents, Valldemossa ranks 29th in Spain with an average income of €39,689. With an average annual income of €20,408, Capdepera was positioned lowest amongst municipalities on Mallorca.
The north of Mallorca offers unspoiled beauty, long white sandy beaches perfect for kids, lively ports, traditional markets and wonderful sightseeing. […] The Northern Region of Mallorca
There is no better time to discover the beauty & charm of Mallorca, the largest Balearic Island in Spain including its rich history, culture, & outdoor life […] Mallorca at a glance
FAN wins double award
The Spanish Association of Commercial Centres and Parks (AECC) has awarded the FAN Mallorca Shopping centre two prizes at their 16th annual convention in Granada. As well as the award for the Best Big Shopping Mall in Spain, the popular shopping centre, which opened in 2016, was also recognised for the Best Branding and Launch Campaign.
A visit to Palma is a ‘must’ and what could be more fun than browsing in the local shops for unique products. Here is your shopping guide to Palma. […] Shopping in Palma
Two of Mallorca’s pizzerias have been rated amongst some of the best in Spain on popular travel site TripAdvisor. Reviewers have collectively ranked pizza restaurant 500 Grados, which has only been open just over a year, in fourth place, while Il Tano is positioned eighth nationally.
A little insider knowledge opens up a whole world of exciting and well-priced eating experiences in Palma. Get the urban gastro guide right here! […] Urban eateries in Palma
The guide to abcMallorca’s recommended restaurants for 2018 in each area of the island. Sea front, city, or countryside… Bon profit! […] Best Restaurants on Mallorca 2018
Winter air boost
The number of airline seats scheduled for this winter season has increased by almost 25%. Between November and the end of March, there will be the capacity for an extra 1.5million passengers for flights to Palma Airport, mostly provided by Tui and low-cost carriers Jet2, easyJet and Ryanair. This raises the total seats to 7.7 million over the winter period, serviced by 31 airlines.
Start your holiday right with an easy arrival to the Palma de Mallorca airport with its many car hire agencies, easy public transport & access to the island […] Mallorca airport guide
Yacht sale hattrick
High-end, Palma-based yacht brokers Northrop & Johnson are celebrating the sale of three yachts thanks to their attendance at the Palma Superyacht Show this year. The direct sales that resulted from their appearance at the sixth edition of the yacht industry gathering were the Song of the Sea, Conquistador, and Maya Ray.
When it comes to yacht sales or planning the next dream sailing trip, Northrop & Johnson are industry experts and people to trust in such important moments. […] Northrop & Johnson
Palma ice bar
This winter will see the opening of Mallorca’s first ever ice bar. While details remain scarce, the bar will be opening in early 2019 in Palma’s historic La Lonja neighbourhood and will, of course, be entirely made of ice.
Rents remain high
The cost of rental properties on Mallorca remain high following the end of tourist season. Rents have historically seen a drop as tourist numbers dwindle later in the year, but various factors have been responsible for them staying high. Estate agencies highlight the shortage of properties on the market, compounded by lack of new homes being built, as a key driver.
Population growth has also been blamed for a squeeze on housing stock, exacerbated by the increasing number of second homes on the island. The news contradicts previous assumptions that tourist rentals were largely responsible for pushing up prices.
We looked at the Engel & Völkers 2017/2018 property report to analyse rental market trends and average prices around Mallorca. […] Untangling the Mallorcan rental market
Is Mallorca becoming too expensive for holidays or to live here? We compare the price differences between Mallorca and the UK and Germany. Find out more! […] Is the Price Right?
Balearic hoteliers remain upbeat
90% of Balearic hoteliers feel this tourist season has been similar to last years, according to a report published in Quaderns Gadeso. Nine percent state it has been better than 2017, while just one percent claim it was worse. The report states that this has resulted in the creation of new jobs in 62% of hotel companies questioned.
Job hunting is not quite the same in Mallorca as other places. What can you do to find a job? Here is your complete guide to finding work on the Balearic island. […] Finding a job in Mallorca
Sail yacht run aground
Adverse weather conditioned caused a sailing yacht to break free from its moorings and be swept into rocks close to Palma’s Can Pere Antoni beach. The 25-metre, two mast vessel, Sila Sibiri, suffered damage to its hull but its two crew members escaped unharmed thanks to sea rescue services. A scuba team was later called in to assess the damage and work out the safest way to dismantle and remove the boat.
Palma’s seafront promenade takes you past yacht-filled ports, it’s perfect for walks and bike rides during the day, and dining and dancing at night! […] Palma’s Paseo Maritimo
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