Hotel Bon Sol
Paseo de Illetas 30, Illetas, Majorca, 07181, Spain
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Parc de la Mar (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
Cthedral (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
The main entrance
365 steps to El Calvari
Me and my girlfriend are going to mallorca for the summer and at present we have no job or accomadation sorted. Every time we look on the internet for places it always gives us holiday homes. Is there anyone with experience in working and liveing in mallorca and could give us any infomation on jobs, accomadation, cost of liveing, how much bar staff can work etc etc etc.
i know its not mallorca but my daughter was in Lanzarote earlier on in the year and even the local people were having trouble finding work due to the downturn in hte spanish economy etc
be careful if you go with nothing as you may not find any work - try looking for hostels rather than hotels and make sure you have enough money for a return ticket ticket home if you cannot find work
even in the sun you have to have at least enough money to eat ans sleep
hope this doesn't put you off - if you really wnat to go for it then do so - but be aware things may not pan out how you want
on the other hand you may well drop off the plane and fiond work in the first place you look
Have fun and stay safe
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The above answer is applicable to all Spain. Besides, accommodation is expensive even for long-term rentals (count of at minimum of 500-700€/month) so more expensive for short term. Look at loquo.com, idealista.com.... etc to get an idea of rental prices. Again, it will be a lot more difficult to find a rental for only the summer months that is not at extortionate prices (why the owner should rent it to you at a lower price if they can earn double or triple from tourists??). The only relatively cheap option would be sharing an apartment with someone
bar working usually mean low wages (600-700€/month) for long working hours. This, given you have "papers" to work legally in Spain
If you have no right to work legally, you may (or not) find under-the-table work. Be sure you are paid every day... you'll be not the first one who works and is not paid later (or paid less than agreed). Bear in mind that many bartenders will usually not hire "illegals" as they may face hefty fines and closure of the business. The wages will be of course even lower than for "legal" workers. You can't complain as you have not any contract, and you can face being deported.
Don't want to burst your bubble, I'm juts being realistic, that's life
Travel Tips for Palma de Mallorca
In Palma, you absolutely have...
In Palma, you absolutely have to visit the Cathedral wich is based just in front of the port.Go there when it's not so warm, around 6pm.Then, go to eat in a tipical restaurant in the old Palma, near Palma's fantastic market place, and then drink a 'hierbas' at the bingo wich is situated on this place,you will drink and play in an old theater refected ultra modern.After that, go to El Arenal for night time.You will first go for a walk in the beach street where you'll choose the bar you want before going to party all night long.
Go to the blue lighted IBIZA PUB, to the TCHA-TCHA, then the clubs you have to go are JOY PALACE, ZORBA'S, RIU PALACE,and the TCHA-TCHA is an after too.Thoses are my favorites places.No matter the streets, the taxi driver knows each of it and you can make quite everything walking.
For a drink : 6 $
For a restaurant : 13 $
For a club : 17 $ for a boy, 12 $ for a girl OPEN BAR for everybody ( beer, cocktails, champain,short drinks +3 long drinks )
See you there ! What I miss is the sea and the beach, when it's warm at night and when you can go with your friends after dancing, relaxing in the water!
Ancient Palma was a walled city
It may be said that the history of Mallorca is as long as its coastline. Were it not for the 3,439 miles (5,547 km) of coast, we can be very sure that the island's past, present and future would be very different.
Mallorca, like other major islands of the Mediterranean, has attracted a cornucopia of conquerors, invaders, settlers and tourists, who have all contributed to its richness and vital history. Its port is one of the most important in the Mediterranean Sea.
The city has numerous architectural treasures, among them the ancient walls of the city, constructed by the Moors in the style of a Casbah, or walled city. As you are taking tours or just walking the streets near the harbor you will be able to see that Palma's ancient walls, its roots if you will, are still visible, although often obscured by high-rise hotels.
Local food, very tasty!
A great place to enjoy a good local food. The place is an ancient place where to make wine, "celler" in spanish. Very high roof allow to have walls full with decoration remembering the "toreros" and other spanish traditions. The "trampo", a local salad made of tomatoes, peppers, onions and tuna. Very tasty...hmmmm...
East side beaches
The beaches on the Northeast side of the island were fantastic. The water was shallow enough to get quite a way out into the water, and even in October, the water was fairly warm. Wind was a problem on a couple days, but for the most part, it was a great place to be on the beach and in the water. There was one day, where the waves were about 3-4 feet, which created a fairly significant undertow. For most good to average swimmers, no big deal, but I was somewhat worried the few times my daughter got toppled from her raft.
Castell de Bellver
The Bellver Castle is situated on a hill, at about 3 km. from the centre of Palma de Mallorca. The construction started in 1300 by the orders of James (Jaime) II, King of Mallorca. It took nine years to build the basic structure, the ornamentation was finished more slowly.
The castle was built as a royal residence. In the late 14th century, John I and Violet of Aragon stayed there with their court for three months. The castle has also entertained other European royalty, such as Charles I of England, John of Austria, the Duke of Monpensier and the present British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, as well as members of the Spanish Royal family including the present monarchs King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia.
In 1717, the castle became a military prison. Between 1802 and 1808, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Minister of the Treasury, Patronage and Justice in the reign of Carlos IV, was imprisoned in one of the rooms on the first floor. The castle also acted as a prison for numerous French officers and soldiers defeated in the Battle of Bailen .
In 1817 General Lacy, leader of a failed liberal rebellion, faced a firing squad and in 1821 the castle was temporarily used as a mint.
The building is circular in layout with three semicircular buttressed towers, and a single tower, some seven meters from the body of the castle. The construction is arranged around a central courtyard. The first level is constructed using semicircular arches surmounted with flat roofs and the second, upper level has Gothic arches and ribbed gothic vaults.
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Hotel Bon Sol
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Hotel Bonsol Resort And Spa
- Hotel Bonsol Illetas
Address: Paseo de Illetas 30, Illetas, Majorca, 07181, Spain