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!
Stylish affordable housing comes to Palma
Engel & Völkers presents its newest collaboration project Mío Mallorca: a new construction of apartments designed specifically for young people to rent. Situated in Palma, these new apartments are designed to fulfil the needs of professionals, students and couples looking for a stylish residence without paying through-the-roof prices. Two styles will be on offer: Mio Micro (one-bedroom) and Mío Compact (two bedroom). Both use space intelligently and are fitted with the modern amenities. An outside area will include Mío Beach Club with pool and fitness area and sports field in an effort to promote an active lifestyle among its residents. Besides the free access to the Beach Club, residents can also opt for a Comfort Package (with cleaning and laundry included) or Mobile (lower rental for an e-bike or scooter).
Engel and Volkers reveals their Mío Mallorca project which aims to offer affordable housing for young people in Palma. […] Engel & Volkers presents Mío Mallorca
Roman wreck found off Can Pastilla
In the height of the summer, a resident from Can Pastilla came across a sunken Roman boat just a few metres from the shoreline. Fragmented jugs were sticking out of the seabed which led Felix Alarcon and his wife to the wreckage that spans ten metres long. Specialist divers and experts have been called in to examine the remains which are said to have immense historical value.
See our abcMallorca guide to Can Pastilla to discover the very best that this family-friendly resort has for those living and holidaying in south Mallorca.
[…] Can Pastilla
Mallorca’s first non-smoking beach
Cala Estancia in Palma has been announced by the Balearic government as the first beach on the island to be smoke-free. Cala Anguila in Manacor and Sant Joan in Alcúdia will follow the same rule in due course. Smoke-free beaches form part of a government initiative to make Mallorcan beaches cleaner and healthier for all.
As the environment struggles to cope with the relentless rise in the number of visitors coming to the island, are we doing enough? […] Mallorca: paradise in peril
Cheers to a new Mallorcan vodka!
Mallorca distillery welcomes its newest product Palma Organic Vodka which is made using organic wheat spirit and Flor de Sal d’ Es Trenc. The unique flavour comes from the salt which captures the subtle essence of the Mediterranean Sea. The result is a well-rounded, slightly sweet vodka which captures the taste of the island in every bottle.
Palma-based Mallorca Distillery produces premium sprits using only local, organic and foraged ingredients to produce an authentic taste of the island. […] Mallorca Distillery
With the popularity of the spirit at an all-time high, many excellent gins are now being produced on Mallorca. Here are our favourites. […] The best gins made on Mallorca
Set up by a British couple, the Mallorca Distillery produces ‘Palma Gin’, an artisan gin that aims to capture the essence of the Island. […] Mallorca Distillery gin: The spirit of the island
Making your dream home
Interior store Poliform Mallorca has arrived on the island and is located on the Rambla in front of the Teatro Principal. This new flagship store is sure to become a source of inspiration for those looking to give their home a contemporary new look.
Find a furniture store that specialises in the style of furniture and decorative items you want – and it’s job done! […] Furniture stores on Mallorca
One very special premium magazine
abcMallorca has released a brand new edition, Slow Luxury which follows editor Helen Cummins’ philosophy: ‘life is better slow’. Detail and simplicity are both centric to the magazine which sheds light on local talent on the island. Thirtyfour unique stories can be found inside, all of which delve into what luxury means on Mallorca. It promises an enjoyable read, particularly for those who care about the island and want to reach a deeper understanding of what it means to live and work here. Available online FOC or at your local kiosk.
The launch party of abcMallorca’s new premium edition Slow Luxury was held in Son Vida, where invitees commemorated its release. […] Slow Luxury launch party
abcMallorca’s new premium edition Slow Luxury includes 34 unique stories told from the people that make Mallorca truly special. […] Premium edition Slow Luxury 2019
Surfing or flying?
A new model of surfboard has captured the attention of surfers on Mallorca for its ability to fly over water. The Efoil was brought to the island three years by Xavier Alemany which is electrically powered and rises above the waves at speeds of up to 25 knots. Lessons are available to riders through special waterproof earphones!
Demand for Spanish homes is cooling off
For the first time since the market’s 2010 recovery, foreign demand for buying property in Spain is a showing a market slowdown. As reported by Spanish Property Insight, the number of foreign buyers with property deeds entered in the Spanish land register numbered at 16,331 in the first quarter of this year, compared to 16,833 in the same period in 2018 – a 3% decline.
The perfect Mallorcan wedding
It has been confirmed that Mallorcan tennis star Rafa Nadal and his fiancé Xisca Perelló will marry in the autumn in Puerto Pollensa. The ceremony will take place on a property near La Fortalesa, the Mallorcan estate made famous by the BBC TV series The Night Manager. Expected to be one of the biggest social events of the year, the wedding will take place with a very high level of security.
The first female class at the Copa del Rey
The Purobeach Women’s Cup 2019 was added this year to the prestigious yachting event the Copa del Rey MAPFRE. Sponsored by Purobeach, the Women’s Cup is part of an initiative to strengthen the participation of women in sailing – as is being done for the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympics. The teams set sail from Palma where huge support was given for its new female class to encourage gender equality in sport.
Purobeach collaborates with the Copa del Rey MAPFRE to present the first Women’s Cup 2019 in an effort to encourage gender equality in sailing. […] The Purobeach Women’s Cup 2019
Members of the Spanish royal family are among the cream of the sailing set you may spot attending this prestigious international regatta on Mallorca. […] 38th Copa del Rey
A good spot for birdwatching
The council of Mallorca attended the British Birdwatching Fair in the UK to help promote the island’s birdwatching – a passion that attracts visitors all year round. Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons due to the concentration of bird species which reaches around 350. There are five main centres for birdwatching on the island which track various species of birds migrating through Europe. The council hopes their presence at the fair has helped put Mallorca on the map for birdwatching in Europe.
S’Albufera Nature Parc is the perfect place to go bird watching on Mallorca, where up to 230 species of bird have been spotted on this wetland in the north. […] Bird-watching on Mallorca
Palma’s first ever Hat Week
Palma Hat Week opened the first exhibition of its kind in the capital this summer. Fortyfour designers from 16 countries competed with more than 80 of their own interpretations. All hat creations were on display at Bikini Beach Boutique & Spa and workshops were held by international milliners. Organiser Karl Maria Kinsky hopes that Palma Hat Week will help revive the hat industry on Mallorca and become the number one fashion event in Spain when it comes to hat couture.