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Holidaying out of season
I am thinking of getting away for a week towards the middle of March. (Location in Mallorca not decided yet). I have been told that this is time of year is "out of season". Are most things shut down? Thanks. Christine
RE: Holidaying out of season
most of the resorts are virtually shut I can say that MAGALUF will be a little lively and even more lively at the weekend but dont expect too much
RE: RE: Holidaying out of season
It depends on your interests as to if this is a good time for you to go. If you are into beaching-it and partying at those huge white-walled Miami Beach-style megaliths (yuk), then this is not your season. I lived in Palma for a full year once, but still in March, it will be chilly, with probably a light-winter jacket still needed.
On the other hand, March is delightful there if you are a cultural-interest person, because life in Palma goes on as usual, with everything open, theaters, galleries, wonderful fresh foods markets, and you'll feel like a Spaniard. We loved our off-season there, living in Palma, but it would be a disappointment if you want a beach scene in March.
Travel Tips for Palma de Mallorca
If you stay in Alcudia, we...
If you stay in Alcudia, we found that the area called the Port of Alcudia seemed to feel more spanish than the area where we stayed.At the port there is the harbour with all the yachts and there are little shops lining the promenade by the boats and the pace there is a lot more relaxed.
Son Sant Joan Airport
Son Sant Joan Airport (IATA code PMI) is located 8 km from the city. The most important connections are to Barcelona (El Prat) and Madrid (Barajas) with over 1 million passengers, then Dusseldorf, Frankfurt / Main and Manchester, each of which handles over 700.000 passengers per year.
Major airlines : Air Berlin, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Easy Jet, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Spanair, Swiss.
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The snails at C'an Pedro!!
I just love it that they always put a slice of lemon in your coke!! Don't you??
It reminds me of the times I used to go on holidays to Greece with my parents when I was young, and my nutrition on those holidays mostly consisted of:
1. coca-cola with a slice of lemon
2. battered calamari rings (and lemon)
3. Spaghetti bolognaise
4. Natural yoghurt with honey
5. lots and lots of ice cream!!!
I guess it's obvious I love food in all form...
hee hee. good thing I work in a restaurant!!! (or not)
El Paseo Maritimo is a route where you can walk along whilst enjoying a sea breeze and a spectacular view of the Cathedral. A broad avenue of six lanes that run alongside the sea.
The walk begins at the foot of the Cathedral. Many cultural events take place here during the summer, near the salt-water lake, the childrens play areas, sculptures and bars. At night U´ll see plenty of young people walking here, drinking and having fun. The traffic is very heavy and at night it can be very difficult to find a parking space.
All along the walk you´ll find big hotels and nightclubs. There are lot of palm trees planted along here. This route can also be done in bicicles, skates or even horses.
There are windmills turned into discos, that provide a picturesque air to the walk. You also pass by the Club Nautico, one of the most important of the Mediterranean area and known the world over for being the headquarters of the Copa del Rey de Vela regatta.
There are plenty of souvenirs shops, bar and restorans.
Devices or engines that use traditional natural forces were known in Mallorca even before the Christian conquest (1229). Wind, animal traction and waterwheel mills can be found in many locations around the island. Actually, they have lost their initial function even though they have an important heritage value as evidenced by the economical, social and cultural past of Mallorca. There are a variety of different windmills to be seen in Mallorca.
Basically, on the island, some are used to grind flour (flour windmills) and others to extract water out from the ground. The former were documented to be in use after the Christian conquest (1229), whereas the latter were introduced more recently. The first windmill used and constructed to extract water in Majorca is dated back to 1845 and was used by a Dutchman to drain water from an engineering site.
There are a number of groups of flour mills that remain in Mallorca - though in most cases the groups are now much depleted compared to the size they once were.
Most of these windmills are eye-catching and you’ll want to get a photo or two of them on your vacation. I saw several during the city tour (yes, they are in downtown areas of Palma as well as the countryside) but they came up so unexpectedly I couldn’t capture them with a camera. This one was on a city street on the way to Bellver Castle if I remember correctly. Below is an internet link if you’d like more information about these Mallorcan Windmills.
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