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June 6, 2016

Cala Millor Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 6:52 pm

Cala Millor Majorca – One of the busier and bolder resorts of Majorca’s east coast, Cala Millor is one to avoid if you don’t like a vibrant nightlife and the hustle and bustle of North-European holidaymakers out for a good time. It is however a good place to head if you like that kind of resort or if you are prepared to put up with it in order to enjoy the fine sandy beaches, the great climate and a good choice of facilities. Certainly worth a visit just to see how you like it, Cala Millor is a must visit for youngsters out for a good time whilst still enjoying the sand and the sun.

June 3, 2016

Majorca the Holiday Island

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 5:52 pm

Majorca the Holiday Island – Every summer, you might think that all of Britain and Europe vacations in the island of Majorca. Since the 1st purpose built tourist resort during the nineteen sixties, the island developed into the primary choice for getaways in the sunshine. Palma Nova was one of the first purpose built resorts and is still popular today.

The combo of busy nightlife, numerous accommodation, hot sun, gorgeous white sandy beaches together with low price air tickets have made value holidays in Majorca irresistible for most people, with the island attracting over twenty two million vacationers from Ireland, the UK, France and all over the globe every summer season all searching for sunshine, sand, sea and sangria.

There are many more magnificent beach resorts than I can mention at this point but amongst the better resorts are Magaluf, Alcudia, Puerto Andratx and Palma Nova. On the east coast you will find some quieter resorts and if you are not worried about nightlife you might be better advised to head here, perhaps you could try Puerto Pollensa or for a very quiet time maybe Cala Bona, Cala Tropicana or even Cala d’Or.

May 21, 2013

Alcudia Majorca A Brief History

Filed under: Balearic Islands,History,Spain — Tags: , , , , , , — needahand @ 5:23 pm

A Brief History of Alcudia Majorca – We have heard that the human occupation of Alcudia occurred in PreTalayotic period (2000-1200 BC). The talayots megalithic constructions that give name to the culture talayotic (1200 -123 BC) are found in the area. Of that still today we highlight the village of Son Simon. The Roman consul Quintus Caecilius Metellus joined Mallorca to the Roman Republic in 123 BC and founded the cities of Palma and Pollentia. The archaeological remains of the city of Pollentia, located a few meters from the centre of Alcudia, demonstrate the growing economic prosperity that the city enjoyed, stately houses, a theatre, shops and other public and private buildings are good examples. The barbarian invasions in the fifth century took Pollentia into a process of decay and destruction. The Vandals sacked the city between 425 and 455, suggested by evidence found in archaeological excavations. In 902, the Arabs conquered Mallorca and it was incorporated in the Emirate of Cordoba. In 1015 it became part of the Taifa of Denia. During Muslim rule (902-1229) Alcudia was called El Alqueria, which means the hill, and some names like Guinyent, Biniatria, or Gatamoix Alcanada are faithful witnesses of Muslim domination. After the addition of Mallorca in the Crown of Aragon in 1229, King James I divided the island into 8 parts, four were left to the monarch himself and the other four were for nobles who had helped in the conquest of the island. From 1298 construction of the first city walls began, which ended in 1362. The walls served to protect not only the town but also the north of the island. The town of Alcudia has a layout of medieval enclosures, conditioned by two walls that surround it. The streets are narrow and irregular, some buildings still have characteristic elements of the heyday of the city and are of great architectural value.  Alcudia today is a popular tourist destination, in particular the port area, where visitors enjoy the sunny weather and the fine beaches.

See maps of places in Majorca here: http://www.majorca.spayn.co.uk

April 13, 2012

Cala Vinas Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 9:00 am

Cala Vinas Majorca – Cala Vinas is situated to the south of Magaluf on the western side of the Bay of Palma in Majorca, it has a relatively small beach and is surrounded by hotels and villas, some of which are located directly beside the beach. Cala Vinas is a popular tourist destination, handy for the airport at Palma de Mallorca. North of the bay towards Magaluf are tha caves of Cala Vinas and to the south the Cap des Falco.

See a map of Majorca here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/mallorca-map.html

August 15, 2011

Palma Nova Beaches Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 11:16 am

Palma Nova Beaches Majorca – One of Majorca’s most popular seaside resorts Palma Nova is located not too far from the capital Palma de Mallorca. Attracting thousands of visitors each year this fine resort is well known for its lovely weather conditions, its sandy beaches and its good amenities. Palma Nova has three beaches in all, with the main beach being situated close to the harbour and close to the main residential area of the resort, this beach is about half a mile long and has fine white sand. The beach is backed by the seafront promenade which is lined with bars and restaurants. On the beaches you will find the usual amenities with parasols and sun loungers available for rent, with pedaloes and water sports also on offer. Just eighteen miles from Majorca airport, Palma Nova is easy to reach and in a great location.

March 15, 2011

Sa Coma Majorca

A town on the eastern coast of Mallorca, Sa Coma is in the Sant Llorenc des Cardassar district and is close to the equally popular resorts of Cala Bona and Cala Millor. Its biggest attraction is its superb sandy beach which attracts holidaymakers like bees to a honey pot, each day you will find hundreds of sun worshippers basking in the sunny weather and topping up their tans. Well loved by Germans, Brits and the Spanish themselves, Sa Coma’s economy revolves almost entirely around tourism, with seafront hotels, self-catering apartments and detached holiday villas, peppering the area. Sa Coma even attracts a celebrity or two, with Paris Hilton owning a holiday home there, it being one of her favourite places. Not really a hot spot for shopping, you will only really find the ubiquitous supermarkets, and holiday shops in Sa Coma, though what is there is ample for the needs of the average tourist in Majorca. For an hour or two away from the beach, you could head to the small safari park (the Auto Safari Zoo), located just outside the town. Sa Coma is around 70 kilometres from majorca’s airport. Sa Coma Map.

March 11, 2011

Porto Petro Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 2:59 pm

Located close to the upmarket Majorca resort of Cala D’Or, the pretty fishing village of Porto Petro has now started to attract its own visitors. Largely unspoilt this charming little village with pretty harbour and small sandy beach, is ideal for a tranquil family holiday, away from the noise and crowds of Magaluf and similar mass tourism resorts. Just a half hours drive from Majorca airport, Porto Petro is also pretty convenient to get to, and an ideal way to spend a holiday there is to rent one of the detached villas, which overlook the resort. Make sure you choose a villa with a private pool, then you can certainly make the most of the warm weather conditions and have a peaceful pleasant stay.

February 19, 2011

Cala Dor Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , — needahand @ 5:17 pm

A large, rather touristy resort built around a number of small coves and bays, Cala D’Or is situated on the east coast of Majorca, and developed as a holiday destination somewhat earlier than many of its counterparts. This former fishing village, is now barely recognisable as such, and styles itself as a rather upmarket resort, based around its chic marina. A quick look at the boats in the harbour at Cala D’Or, will tell you that this is a resort favoured by the well-heeled, though don’t let this put you off, if you are planning a visit, as there is plenty of affordable accommodation to be had in Cala D’or, with a choice of hotels and plenty of self-catering villas and apartments to rent. When the weather is good, the place to head is the beach, though in July and August, get there early to get a decent spot, when the weather is not so good, try visiting one of the local street markets, such as at Porto Colom or Felanitx.

Cala Bona Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 12:42 pm

Another Majorca fishing village, turned holiday resort, Cala Bona is a good spot for water sports enthusiasts, and its appeal to holidaymakers was increased by the addition of three man-made beaches. Somewhat quieter than its better known neighbour Cala Millor, Cala Bona (which means “Good Bay”), provides an ideal location for a laid back family holiday. When the weather is sunny, the place to be is the beach, and with 3 to choose from, you should be able to find a decent spot. While you are staying in Cala Bona, take some time out for a trip on the glass-bottomed boat, and get an interesting insight into the varied sea life to be found off this part of the Majorca coast.

February 17, 2011

Cala Egos Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 4:44 pm

Beginning a short series of articles on Majorca resorts, I am starting with a little known but still fairly popular coastal resort on the east coast of the island. Cala Egos (I haven’t been able to find a meaning of the name!), is close to the better known Cala D’Or, and its residential areas are very close to the marina of Cala D’Or. Cala Egos is a mostly residential area with numerous large villas, and also a number of apartment complexes, it has some bars and restaurants, and has easy access to a number of small beaches and pretty little coves, for which this area is well known. A stay in Cala Egos would suit those looking for a quiet family holiday away from the hustle and bustle of Magaluf and similar resorts. Majorca Map.

September 23, 2010

Santa Ponsa Verdemar Apartments

Santa Ponsa Verdemar Apartments

Santa Ponsa Verdemar Apartments, Majorca.

A good choice for your accommodation in the popular resort of Santa Ponsa on the holiday island of Mallorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands, is the Verdemar Apartments complex, located in Calle Ramon de Moncada close to local amenities and beaches. Apartments in the Verdemar Santa Ponsa offer rooms with bathroom, balcony, kitchenette, safe, etc, complex facilities include 24 hour reception, restaurant, bar, laundry, room service, and meeting facilities, there are also leisure facilities including outdoor swimming pool, ideal when the weather is hot. Santa Ponsa is situated on the south-west coast of Mallorca, close to the resorts of Magaluf and Palma Nova, and just 18 kilometres from the island’s capital Palma de Mallorca, it has excellent sandy beaches, a pleasant climate, and good amenities for both daytime and night time entertainment. Apartments are available in the Apartmentos Verdemar Santa Ponsa from around 26 euros per night (£22), perfect for your stay in the Balearics.

BOOK SANTA PONSA VERDEMAR

Guide to Santa Ponsa: http://www.santa-ponsa.spain-and-spanish.co.uk/

August 20, 2010

The Sol Calas de Mallorca Resort

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,hotels,Spain — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 9:05 am
Sol Calas de Mallorca Resort

Sol Calas de Mallorca Resort

One of the most attractive and popular holiday destinations on the island of Mallorca, the Sol Calas de Mallorca Resort would be an ideal choice for your stay on the island. Set in twenty five thousand square metres of landscaped gardens and offering 875 rooms in either of three accommodation blocks (Sol Mastines, Sol Chihuahuas and Sol Balmoral), the Sol Calas de Mallorca is certainly a beautiful place to enjoy the wonderful Mallorca weather and atmosphere. Overlooking 2 of the three beaches of Calas de Mallorca on the east coast of the island this hotel resort has several swimming pools and children’s play areas, each of the hotel blocks has its own restaurant, lounge and pool, and stages for both daytime and night time entertainment. The resort of Calas de Mallorca itself has some excellent facilities and is a tranquil place away from the hustle and bustle of Mallorca’s major resorts, it is situated in the Manacor district, and is around sixty seven kilometres from the airport at Palma de Mallorca. Rooms in the Sol Calas de Mallorca Resort are offered from around 38 euros per night (£32) a great price for a desirable location. Calas de Mallorca is on Mallorca’s east coast, between the resorts of Porto Colom and Porto Cristo.

BOOK THE SOL CALAS DE MALLORCA

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