Hostal Villa Maruja
Ctra. Militar, 249, Palma de Mallorca, 07600, Spain
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Swimming in Banyalbufar
I am about to book a hotel at the northern coast of Mallorca, in Banyalbufar. It is said in the description that the hotel is situated right at the sea, but it is not mentioned whether there is access to the sea to swim. I am not looking for a wide sandy beach, but it would be frustrating to live by the sea and not able to swim there. Otherwise the hotel description sounds like perfect. Any tips on are welcome. Thank you in advance.
Re: Swimming in Banyalbufar
Hi...yes, U've access to a small "cala". Cala is the local name for small rock beachs. In Banyabulfar U've the cala with the same name and nearby U've some more, all really beatifull with the mountains starting right from the beach. I do lot of mountainbiking near that zone and the landscape is amazing. U'll not regret booking the hotel at Banyabulfar. Once in Mallorca maybe we can meet, have a drink together and show U the best places around...good luck!
Travel Tips for Palma de Mallorca
Ancient remains, dating back...
Ancient remains, dating back to the Stone Age have been discovered here. The imposing Gothic cathedral, founded after James I of Aragon wrested Palma from the Moors (1229), was finished in the 17th Century. Regrettably I have no photo of this beautiful building, but you won't miss it!! There are several ancient churches and fine private houses, as can be seen in this view.
In Palma's Casco antiguo, the...
In Palma's Casco antiguo, the historical center with its charming narrow lanes, you will find a large number of pubs and fashionable locals. Also one eats very well here, so this is maybe the ideal place to start your tour through Palma's night life.
Paseo Martimo offers elegant and sophisticated places, discotheques and locals with live performances of jazz, swing and blues. Zona Darsena Can Barbara is preferred by young visitors who want to dance. At Paseo Mallorca, in the very center of town, there are numerous elegant places and cocktail bars.
Zona de la Playa, the area of the beaches, is great fun for the young ones with its countless discotheques where you can dance until dawn.
The locals at Plaza Gomila showcase the island's traditional style and are heavily visited as well. Another great area to enjoy.
A little bit nicer restaurant but still the prices are not too high. The food was nice local food and during the lunch hour restaurant was very quite and peaceful. Well, since I really like salads i had the goat cheese salad and it was excellent.
Well, I think that Formentor,...
Well, I think that Formentor, in the North-Eastern coast of Mallorca is worth to be visited! It's not so far from Palma and natural landscapes give you wonderful sights! You can see only a few rich country-houses there!
Another unforgettable experience is to have a safari-tour. There are a lot of guided visits you can enjoy...
Safari was so enjoyable because I wouldn't ever thought to find that landscape on an Isle so famous for its beach!
How may ostriches I saw!
Palacio de la Almudaina
The impressive Moorish architecture of the Palacio de la Almudaina or the Almudaina Palace preserves the history of its past. Once a Moorish fortress , it was converted after the conquest by Catalan about the 13th century to a palace for the Mallorcan Kings. Today it is a museum containing art such as Flemish tapestries, an excellent collection of paintings, and oriental carpets. In addition, it is said to function as an official residence when the King of Spain makes summertime visits.
From one of the accompanying pictures you can see the beautifully crenulated square towers, and the Moorish-style arched supports of the logia. At the top of the "hommage" tower is a statue of the Archangel Gabriel. The Palace is partially enclosed by the old city wall and faces directly at Le Seu Cathedral, which seems for either structure to be an odd placement.
Just below the palace and facing the Avenguda d'Antonio de Maura is the "Jardin d'Hort del Rei" or "Gardens of the King" have only recently been open to the public. There you will find reflecting pools, sculpture and tranquility.
Visiting hours from October through March are 10:00 to 1:15pm and 4:00 to 5:15 pm; from April through September, hours are 10:00am to 5:45pm. It is closed on Sundays.
Check for current prices, but Admission for EU citizens is free! (This would be considered discriminatory in the US.)
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