Palma Cathedral

10 August 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

Interior © José Luis Filpo Cabana/cc-by-3.0

Interior © José Luis Filpo Cabana/cc-by-3.0

The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma (Cathedral of St. Mary of Palma), more commonly referred to as La Seu (a title also used by many other churches), is a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral located in Palma, Mallorca, Spain.   read more…

Cala Millor on Majorca

19 August 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

Arenal de Son Servera © Olaf Tausch/cc-by-3.0

Arenal de Son Servera © Olaf Tausch/cc-by-3.0

Cala Millor (“Best Bay”) is a town located on the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca. It consists of a small bay in the municipalities of Son Servera and Sant Llorenç des Cardassar. Overlooked by Mt. Na Penyal to the west. With over 5,000 inhabitants and multiple hotels, it is the largest tourist destination on the east coast of the island. The town has a well-maintained beach, and is within an hour’s drive of the capital Palma de Mallorca, and half an hour’s drive from Cuevas del Drach. The island’s main airport, Palma de Mallorca Airport, AKA PMI, is on the west side of Palma de Mallorca, and is 70 kilometers northwest of Cala Millor.   read more…

Palma de Mallorca

26 July 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  9 minutes

Plaça de Cort © Joergsam/cc-by-sa-3.0

Plaça de Cort © Joergsam/cc-by-sa-3.0

Palma (also known as Palma de Mallorca, officially between 1983–88, 2006–08, and 2012–16) is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is situated on the south coast of Mallorca on the Bay of Palma. The Cabrera Archipelago, though widely separated from Palma proper, is administratively considered part of the municipality. As of 2018, Palma Airport serves over 29 million passengers per year.   read more…

Formentor Lighthouse on Majorca

23 July 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

© Discasto/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Discasto/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Far de Formentor or Faro de Formentor is a lighthouse on the Cap de Formentor of the same name, the northeasternmost point of the peninsula and the northernmost point of the island of Mallorca. The lighthouse is a sight and tourist attraction of the island. It is also one of 13 lighthouses in Mallorca that are in operation. The identifier is a group of four white flashes every 20 seconds.   read more…

Theme Week Ibiza – Ibiza Town

30 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  6 minutes

Port of Ibiza Town © Paul Hermans/cc-by-sa-3.0

Port of Ibiza Town © Paul Hermans/cc-by-sa-3.0

Ibiza (Catalan: Eivissa), also known as Ibiza Town, is a city and municipality located on the southeast coast of the island of Ibiza. The city, which has a population of 50,000, is the capital and most populous settlement of the island.   read more…

Theme Week Ibiza – Sant Antoni de Portmany

29 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  9 minutes

Sant Antoni Bay © JanManu/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sant Antoni Bay © JanManu/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sant Antoni de Portmany (Spanish: San Antonio Abad) or San Antonio is a town on the western coast of Ibiza. It is the second-largest town and municipality in Ibiza; an island described by Time Out magazine as “arguably the clubbing capital of the universe”. For two thousand years, Sant Antoni was a small fishing village that rose from the Roman natural harbor Portus Magnus, but it began to grow in the late 1950s when many hotels and tourist resorts were built as part of a mass tourism initiative which took place across Spain. As the number of tourists grew, the development of bars, hotels and other tourist infrastructure spread right around to the other side of San Antonio bay, as far as Cala de Bou which lies in the adjacent municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia. Along the harbour of San Antonio there are various boats and ferries that have multiple connections to beaches such as Cala Bassa, Cala Compte, Pinet Playa, Es Puet, Cala Grasió, Cala Salada and Port es Torrent. These have daily departures from may until end September or October. Also once a week there is a ferry to Formentera.   read more…

Theme Week Ibiza – Santa Eulària des Riu

28 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  9 minutes

Puig de Missa, a former mosque, now a church on a hill above the town © Michael Parry

Puig de Missa, a former mosque, now a church on a hill above the town © Michael Parry

Santa Eulària des Riu (Spanish: Santa Eulalia del Río) is a coastal town on the south eastern seaboard of Ibiza. The town is located on the designated road PM 810. Santa Eulària is the third largest town on the island and also has the only river on the island which flows into the sea at the western end of the town. There are two famous Hippy Markets which attract large numbers of tourists and locals: Punta Arabi, located in Es Canar runs all day every Wednesday from April through October. Las Dalias, near Sant Carles de Peralta, runs all day every Saturday, throughout the year. Las Dalias also has a “Night Market” which runs Monday and Tuesday evenings from June through September.   read more…

Theme Week Ibiza – Sant Joan de Labritja

27 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Cala de Portinatx © flickr.com - David de Mallorca/cc-by.20

Cala de Portinatx © flickr.com – David de Mallorca/cc-by.20

Sant Joan de Labritja (Spanish: San Juan Bautista) is a village and municipality in northern Ibiza. Among others, the resorts of Portinatx and Cala de Sant Vicent are located there. The actual village of Sant Joan is a quiet street, dominated by an imposing Christian church, and is the meeting point of Sant Joan de Labritja Municipal Council.   read more…

Theme Week Ibiza – Sant Josep de sa Talaia

26 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

Cala d'Hort with Es Vedrà in the background © flickr.com - Philip Larson/cc-by-sa-2.0

Cala d’Hort with Es Vedrà in the background © flickr.com – Philip Larson/cc-by-sa-2.0

Sant Josep de sa Talaia (Spanish: San José Obrero) is a village and municipality of the Balearic Islands in western Ibiza. The village is 10.7 miles (17.2 km) west of the capital Ibiza Town and is Located on the PM803 highway between Eivissa town and Sant Antoni de Portmany. The town is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) from the island’s airport. The population of the municipality is at 2400.   read more…

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