EVERYTHING WITHIN REACH


While Mallorca is the largest of the 4 Balearic Islands, it is less than 2 hours travel across its longest dimension, being 75 Kilometers between its most northern and southernly points.



                     CLIMATE


Life on the island is almost an all-day affair due to time out during mid-day due to the higher temperature.  Lunch is taken from around 2pm and dinner often served after 9/10PM.  The climate occasionally allows for brief spells of snow to be seen on the tops of the mountains.  Generally Mallorca is a pretty warm location throughout the year, the hight of which is during mid-day.  


Average Temperatures sees the hight during Jun, July, Aug and September at 69°F, 75°F, 76°F and 71°F.  The summer heat is often calmed with cool breezes blowing down from the 'Mistral hills' to the centre of the island.  The majority of the island is shielded from the harshest of the weather by the hills around 'Lluch Monastery.'  Cold dry winds blow into the Balearics from the North. 


               HOURS OF TRADE


Because of its geographical location the working hours in Spain differ from the traditional 9 - 5 to allow for workers to escape the sun during the hottest hours of the summer months and means that there is healthy evening life in the towns.


The resulting hours during the working week for offices change from:  08:30 / 09:30 to 13:30 with an afternoon ‘Siesta’ then a second period of working hours between 16:30 and 19:30 - or other commercial operators 08:00 - 16:00 / 09:00 - 17:00 day to 08:00 / 09:00 to 15:00.



         TRADITIONAL FESTIVALS


Mallorca entertains a variety of traditional street festivals through January to April including some major festivities; times where highly decorative floats are paraded through the city street amongst an entourage of people in costume - the ‘Darrers Dies’ festival (the Last Days)

The Island of Mallorca

SMALL ISLAND WITH A COMFORTABLE POPULATION

The island has a static approximate population of 860,000, which rises during the summer months of March to October.   The islands economy is geared heavily towards hotelier and leisure services due to the average of 6 million tourists that visit through the year - this accounts for around 80% of the islands GDP.


The static population is far more dense around the Capital city of Palma which accounts for around 395,000 inhabitants alone!


The population speak a mix of native Catalan, Mallorcan (Malorqui), Spanish, German and English.

PORTS APLENTY

The cuisine from the island is renowned.  Along with retaining many of its traditional techniques, its popularity now allows for the island to enjoy boasting itself as a ‘foodie’ retreat, and is home to many Michelin-Starred Chefs. 


Mallorcan Mediterranean food is predominantly a mix of fresh fruit and sea produce and not completely traditional ‘Spanish’ due to its history. 

TRADITIONAL GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCING - A ‘FOODIE’ PARADISE

Many locations overlook the ports; their perimeters filled with cafes and restaurants, some of their interiors home to luxury yachts whilst others continue being home to traditional fishing vessels that still operate to bring in the fresh catch of the day.

ACTIVITIES and SPORTS

Mallorca is a bustling island full of nature trails, water activities, boat hire, sail racing, riding, cycling . . . the list simply goes on and on


Wines, olives, oranges, almonds and shellfish fill out many beautifully colourful dishes.  Being and island, prior to becoming a focus for tourists, the island needed to be as self-sufficient as it could be and agriculture and fishing employed the vast majority of the populous.  Still, at the market houses around the island, the viewing of furious bidding on prized fresh seafood from the mourning’s catch is a sight to behold!  Fast and furious, the stock are passed by conveyor through the bidding room until coming into a spotlight where a price is gradually lowered until someone feels fit to snap up the bounty. 


Cheeses (Sa Formatgeria) come from across the Balearics and find their place on the market stalls adjacent pastries (Forn de Teatres), going well with traditional meat-based meals (Sombrassada), along with wines and liquors.


Sombrassada is one of the most well known dishes on the island; Spicy chopped pork with Paprika, Cayenne Pepper and Salt, cured over time.  It can be eaten alone or used as an accompanying  spread.


They also have traditional Mallorcan breads and pastries including the still traditionally made ‘Ensaïmada’; is a coiled sweet-tasting, sugar dusted  pastry with either Pumpkin or Syrup.


Other popular dishes include ‘Tumbet’, a potato & eggplant dish.

Authentic ‘Paella’ and ‘Arròs Brut’; a vegetable and light meat broth.

Panoramic views across crystalline turquoise waters, while you stand protected by the surrounding mountainscape, the islands natural contours provide some of the most dramatic and often etherial views this world can offer.


The lusciously planted mountainous perimeter to the island has duel purpose for those living and visiting the island; the mainland and valleys are sheltered by the surrounding mountains from the brunt of the winter’s weather and offers cooling winds during the hottest days in summer. This is an island where you can enjoy up to 300 days of sunshine!


The island is well known for its most distinctive of features - namely the ‘Serra de Tramuntana Mountains’ and the worlds longest underground lake (which is actually host to orchestral music during the annual

DISTINCTIVE LANDSCAPE

The Island Regions of Mallorca

CALA SANT VINCENC

Pollenca in the north of the island and adjacent Alcudia are elegant and historic.  The Puerto Pollensa bay at its north most edge is home to the longest beach on the island, and provides an assortment of water activities throughout the year.  The crystal clear waters, good infrastructure and botanical scope make this a wonderful location.

Cala sant vincen is a place where the waters are completely transparent, sheltered and surrounded by mesmerizing prehistoric caves - it is a unique location with the ora of having been lost in time.

Formentor is a paradise for the creative mind, inhabited by a populous including musicians, artists and intellectuals who have selected this part of the island because of its beauty - a spectacular cape with a glimmering white lighthouse landmark visible for miles around.

POLLENCA & ALCUDIA

FORMENTOR

Son Vida has established itself as one of the most exclusive locations in Mallorca.  it’s close proximity to Central Palma (south of Son Vida) means that both the harbour and the traditional Palma old Town are quickly accessible.


What makes this area of particular desirability is the local facilities; Son Vida has no fewer than 3 well established golf courses, and is close to hotels for sophisticated dining experiences coupled with vast Mallorcan landscapes. 


A perfect balance of modern luxuries and history set amongst traditional villages.


SON VIDA

Located centrally on the island, these areas are the very traditional, rural worlds - a quieter and more relaxed experience than at the rims where tourists bustle and more modernisation has occurred.


These areas focus on tradition; markets and homemade treats, the landscape dotted with windmills, vineyards, epic mountain views, and chocolate box villages.


Despite appearing to be a completely different pace of life, the main Capital and Airport are still only 15 - 20 minutes away!

INCA & SINEU

Southwest of the island is where the old wealth inhabited and still a hub for the rich and famous.  The ports of Portals and Bendinat are home to some of the most expensive yachts, surrounded by designer fashion boutiques, cafes, restaurants and shops that match by way of quality and sophistication.  Both here and in the surrounding areas (Costa d’en Blanes, Sol de Mallorca, Cala Vinyas, Cas Catala & Bendinat) many of the homes are statement pieces - exceptional in design and quality of finish.  Similar to Son Vida, the region benefits from near by Golf courses and hotels.

PUERTO PORTALS, SOL DE MALLORCA & BENDINAT

PAGUERA & COSTA DE LA CALMA

The gateway into the island, home to the islands main and highly active airport, the Capital Palma is a flourishing tourist and business scene.  A distinctive cultural capital, it is home to the beautiful Santa Maria de Palma Cathedral C.1229  


The city is filled with fashionable cafes, shops and Palaces! 


The marina has retained all the charms and character of eras gone-by, meanwhile the surrounding residential districts are sleek and contemporary and make for a lively place to live and a perfect launch pad for those who are in business and need a short stay.  The quality of services here is equal to those of other top European capitals and a favorite destination along the Mediterranean.

Along the southwestern coast is Paguera, Costa de la Calma, Cala Fornells and Es Capdella.  These are built on steep inclines to take in the mesmerizing views of the beach below and across to the sea and cliffs.  The landscape is plentifully decorated with almond and olive trees.  An abundance of outdoor activities makes this region a joy to inhabit from dawn to dusk.

PALMA DE MALLORCA

Situated in the northwest of Mallorca, the landscape is dramatic with monumental cliff faces with citrus tree planting.  The buildings are more stylistically  traditional than some other areas of the island and the region has a quieter pace to life.

SOLLER, DEIA & VALLDEMOSSA


The north east of the island has a reputation for being the sporting region of the island - the countryside here is a pleasure aside sandy beaches and the medieval cities.  There are 5 golf courses and no end of boat trips around the north.


Work in recent years towards improvements in infrastructure in the north have made it a much more attractive opportunity for investors.

ARTA & PORTO CRISTO