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!
Protecting our seas
A total of 7.5 million euros is to be invested to safeguard Cabrera National Park. In a move to protect against damage done by cruise liners and shipping, the protected marine zone will increase from 10,000 to 90,000 hectares. Radar technology will be installed at a cost of around one million euros. Based at Cap de Ses Salines, the system to detect unauthorised movement will work in conjunction with a rapid intervention boat. The specialised vessel will cost 650,000 euros, while almost half a million euros will go towards securing additional personnel, and 1.5 million euros is budgeted for research work.
Fishing and anchoring is prohibited in waters surrounding Cabrera, home to turtles and whales. The new plans, which are expected to start over winter and complete in the space of a year, will make it the largest reserve of its kind in the Mediterranean.
History, rural splendor and much more, discover the secrets of southeast Mallorca with this essential guide to the beautiful, traditional town of Ses Salines. […] Ses Salines
Mallorca offers plenty of eco-friendly options of getting around the island. Choose electric cars, e-bikes or public transport for a greener visit! […] Green initiatives for a sustainable Mallorca
As a focal meeting point in La Lonja, the onus is on Purohotel Palma to keep reinventing. Continued collaboration with one of Palma’s hottest galleries and a brand-new look and feel has seen to it that the hotel’s Opio Bar & Restaurant stays fresh. Earthy, cosy décor has replaced the all-white interior, complemented by cool new artwork from the Lundgren Gallery.
Whether it is a beach club with nomad beds, cocktails and yoga, or a boutique hotel in the heart of Palma with state-of-the-art service, experience Puro. […] Puro Group: the beach club experience and beyond
New Segway rules
They have become a common sight in the city, but now Segways and other personal mobility vehicles are likely to have their use regulated. Stressing the urgency of the situation, Palma town hall is expected to follow the example of Barcelona and Madrid and issue a decree establishing restrictions. Speed limits and minimum age of users will be set out, as will rules concerning helmets and mobile phone use when driving.
If you want to have fun exploring the city, a Segway is a great way to manoeuvrer the narrow streets of Palma while taking in the major sights. […] Segway tours
Property price explosion
Property prices in Palma and Calvià are at record levels. Not only have they topped pre-recession levels, they are higher than ever before. According to data from the Balearic Statistics Institute, price per square metre in Palma was 2,381 euros in 2008, rising to 2,809 in 2018, while in Calvià price per square metre increased from 3,051 euros to 3,428. A strong luxury market and foreign buyer interest are prime causes.
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?
A uniquely bespoke 24.6m Italian manufactured superyacht has been snapped up by a client in Mallorca. Sanlorenzo SL78 ‘BARRACUDA’ was recently delivered and has just arrived at her home berth in Puerto Portals for the first time. ‘BARRACUDA’ was sold by Sanlorenzo Spain, the exclusive agents for Sanlorenzo in Spain and the Balearics in January.
Sanlorenzo designs, manufactures and distributes mega and super yachts, on a custom built basis. Visit their brand representative office for the Balearic islands in Puerto Portals now! […] Sanlorenzo Yachts Mallorca
Turn Up Charlie, a new Netflix Original series from the UK starring Idris Elba, has been filming on Mallorca this summer. Due for release in 2019, the eight-part comedy stars Elba as a struggling DJ trying to relaunch his career while working as a nanny. Hundreds of local extras were hired to play the part of partygoers for a club scene, and several private island locations were used.
Mall tourist office
Easily accessed and attracting millions of foreign visitors, Mallorca Fashion Outlet is the logical site of a new tourist information office. A collaboration between Marratxí town hall and the large shopping mall, the office is open seven days a week, giving information in five languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, German and Russian.
For excellent shopping and entertainment, head to Mallorca Fashion Outlet – an attractive outdoor mall with choice brands and discount designer labels. […] Mallorca Fashion Outlet
Island flight fever
Jet2.com sold more than one million seats to Mallorca this summer; the equivalent of 116 flights per week, compared to a peak of 79 last summer. “We have seen a spike in searches and bookings for Mallorca holidays in summer ‘18, summer ‘19, and winter ‘18/19”, said the firm.
Formentor car ban lifted
The vehicle restriction to Formentor was lifted on August 31. Pollensa town hall and the Council of Mallorca reported an average of 20 vehicles per day ignoring the restriction for the first few weeks in July, falling to five in August. The scheme, which was piloted with the aim of cutting car congestion and pollution in one of the island’s beauty spots, is currently being reviewed in preparation for next year.
Located in the Northwest of the island, the beauty of Pollensa, Port Pollensa and Formentor and their surroundings are unique and breathtaking. […] Guide Pollensa, Puerto Pollensa & Formentor
Chef Tomeu Caldentey closes Bou
Tomeu Caldentey, the first Mallorcan chef to win a coveted Michelin star, is shutting up his Sa Coma restaurant, Bou, after 18 years. In the same place – set in the Protur Sa Coma Playa Hotel – is his new project, Tomeu Caldentey Cuiner, offering cuisine that is more accessible, personal, and affordable.
Sa Coma is a popular beach resort for German and British families and couples looking to relax and enjoy the beauty of the northeast coast of Mallorca. […] Sa Coma
Mallorca retains Michelin stars from 2017 – with 8 one Michelin star restaurants and a two-Michelin-star restaurant for 2018. ¡Find out more here! […] Ten Michelin stars on Mallorca in 2018
Are we starting to see the benefits of Palma’s 2017-opened convention centre? Flight figures for the coming low season are yet to be released by airports authority Aena, but demand for seats is forecasted to be high. Members of the Palma hoteliers association are optimistic that hotel occupancy will continue to increase island wide following good business last winter. “There are more hotels open, higher occupancy and better economic activity” says Francisco Marín, president of the Playa de Palma hoteliers association. In addition to the impact of the Palacio de Congresos, success is being attributed to niche touristic activity such as gastronomy and golf.
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
World’s best beaches
Mallorca has aced this year’s Beach-Inspector.com Beach Awards, in which 1595 beaches across 52 holiday locations around the world are considered. Awards for beaches on the island went to Playa de Muro and Playa de Alcúdia (in the Classic holiday category), Cala Cap Falcó and Cala Sa Nau (for their Special Ambiance), and Playa de Palma and Playa de Magaluf (for the best Party beaches).
There are 262 white sandy beaches, of which 60 fly the blue flag, on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Here is your complete guide to the best beaches on Majorca. […] Best Beaches in Mallorca
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