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Funfair Mallorca

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Funfair Mallorca – Fun for all the family

Funfair Mallorca -a  recreational event celebrated in Palma de Mallorca and where a plenty of attractions for all ages, various food stalls, sweets and candies, archery and guns stalls.

The Funfair Mallorca is located in Palma, in the area of Son Fusteret and begins on February 28 and ends on April 28.

The reason of this fair is religious and starts with the arrival on the island of a sculpture of Veronica bearer of the relic of the Holy Face, which presumably was sent from Rome to the nuns of the monastery of Santa Margarita.

This statue aroused such great devotion among the Mallorcan people, that they decided to celebrate 3 festivities since the arrival of Veronica’s statue. ”Domingo de Ramos”, “miércoles santo” y “natividad de nuestra señora”.

Funfair Mallorca – big event with tradition

During the Palm Sunday and for a long period of time, many people gathered in the monastery of the nuns of Santa Margarita to visit and venerate the image of the virgin. For this reason  many traders have begun  to sell their products  in the near of the monastery.

This event was moved to different places in Palma; due to the crowds of visitors grew larger every year more and more. Then spontaneously appears the idea from the people of calling this event “Fira Del Ram”.

There are a several forms of access to the Funfair Mallorca, such as:
– With the  car from the highway or from Palma (this place has two large parking).
– By bus, with the number 10 (Sa Idioteria), which leaves you directly in front of the funfair.
– using the metro from the Plaza de España, taking the stop  Son Fuster Vell ( third  stop).

A series of tips to keep in mind before going to the Funfair Mallorca:

– Avoid the most crowded hours especially if you go with small children
– Saturday and Sunday mornings there are fewer queues to access to the rides and the prices are usually cheaper.
– There will be two days during the week, in which the 2×1 tickets will be provided there.

Funfair Mallorca – new attractions every year

The highlight of this year in the Funfair Mallorca, is the attraction ‘’Centrox’’. It has impacted those who have got on it. Mostly teenagers had heard that it looked like the Pot, but “instead of jumping up and down, it spins like a flying saucer.

Furthermore, if you still want to see something else after your  visit to the funfair, at the same time and in the same place, there is another event. The “Dinosaurs tour” is also perfect to visit with the whole family. It is the largest exhibition of animatronic dinosaurs.

You need more reasons to visit our beautiful island Mallorca in spring break or easter holiday?

Read our next blog and find out why choose Mallorca?

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TAPALMA – Competition and route of tapas and Cocktails 2018

TAPALMA – Competition and route of tapas and Cocktails 2018

TaPalma – An event to participate, try and create

TaPalma – from Wednesday, October 31 and until November 4 in Palma, the tapas fair will be held and, for two years now, also cocktails. In addition, on Monday, October 29, two days before the beginning of the gastronomic route, the TaPalma 2018 Contest will take place, where all the restaurants that register in TaPalma have the right to participate in the contest but, in no case, the obligation.

One of the main attractions is the celebration of the TaPalma 2018 Competition in which all the restaurants that enroll in TaPalma can participate.

The winners of the last edition were Rodrigo Vallejo, chef of the restaurant Shamrock, with two golds in the category of tapas: Tapa Tapama ‘Picnic’ and thematic cover ‘Quelypizza marinera’. While in the cocktail mode the winner of the Gold was the bartender Víctor Abal, from MG Little Italy with his creation ‘Deseo de otoño’.

The event, which will take place in just over a month, is full of novelties and surprises, and with a single objective, such as increasing the number of visitors, as well as the quality and professionalism of the tapas and cocktails presented.

An event aimed solely at catering partners Mallorca (the association offers discounts and promotions for all who want to associate and participate in TaPalma), whose goal is not only to revitalize the city for a few days thanks to the restoration sector, but to position Mallorca, and very specifically its capital, as the nerve center of Spanish gastronomy.

With this gastronomic event, the organization together with Restauración Mallorca, aims to lengthen the tourist season by attracting its restaurants, not only to the local public, but to national and foreign tourism during those months where there is a decrease in the public and, therefore, less activity.

The event, which will take place in just over a month, is full of new features and surprises, and with a single objective, such as increasing the number of visitors, as well as the quality and professionalism of the tapas and cocktails presented. The purpose of TaPalma is to continue supporting a vital sector in the daily economic activity and, at the same time, it depends on the flow of tourists and the general public.

In 2018, more than 30 establishments will be participating and the routes will include the areas of: Santa Catalina, Paseo Marítimo, Central Palma, Blanquerna, Génova, Playa de Palma, Mercado de San Juan, and Marratxí.

Time to enjoy

Registration is now open for this new edition of the gastronomic route, which has already become a classic of the autumns in Mallorca.
You can take a walk through these fantastic routes with your family and friends and spend some pleasant days combining gastronomy with culture and leisure in Mallorca.

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Mallorca Wine Express

Mallorca Wine Express

Mallorca Wine Express – Viticulture and wine production originated in the Caucasus (today Georgia) and in Asia Minor (Turkey). The first thing worth noting is that wine, throughout history, has been very well considered by Western high society, essential in any event or celebration and becoming a symbol and companion of treaties at historical level.
Mallorcan wine has become one of the most valued, opening the way among Europeans for many years and to make itself known, the island offers a very original and fun way to do it: the Mallorca wine Express.

It is a tourist train, decorated and decorated in the style of the nineteenth and twentieth century, which has its route through the center-north of the island (in the region of “Es Raiguer”) an area with quiet municipalities and full of vineyards following from Palma to Inca. The “Wine Express” is a peculiar way of getting to know everything related to Mallorcan wine, at the foot of vineyards and with visits to its wineries, where they will explain the elaboration processes that must be followed.

During the Mallorca wine express, they stop at different vineyards so they can taste the magnificent results of the vine while they receive an explanation about the different vines and the fruit that it produces. In the end, even with a tasting with aperitif of several types of wines, you can have dinner in the well-known Santa Maria del Camí restaurant, located next to the famous Macià Batle winery.

The end of the journey is carried out in the Bodegas Ca’n Ribas de Consell, a beautiful place where we can see again the process of wine storage and visit its former possession, in its interior patio we carry out the last tasting with wines, virgin olive oil and sweets Typical Mallorcan.

Apart from Santa María, with the tour we will visit the wine villages of Consell, Binissalem, Sencelles and although it does not fit within the route, we have other areas with very good wineries such as Felanitx, Banyalbufar or Andratx.

 Information about the Mallorca Wine Express

  • Santa María del Camí Station
  • Times: Monday to Friday, departures at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm (Saturdays only at 10:30 am)
  • Prices:
    o Adults: € 35 (including the tasting of four wines and appetizer)
    o Children from 5 to 12 years old: € 5
    o From 12 to 18 years old: € 10
    o Under 5 years old, free
  • Duration: between 3 and 4 hours

In addition to the tasting that you carry out in each winery, the client can taste any other wine that the wineries offer for a special price from € 1 per glass.

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Gastronomy Mallorca

Gastronomy Mallorca

Gastronomy Mallorca – in addition to having a spectacular environment and some paradisaical places, will offer its tourists a quality, tasty and healthy gastronomic offer. You can enjoy a variety of typical foods in any corner of this island.

Gastronomy Mallorca – cuisine we refer to in this post, however, it must be said that there are a lot of typical products because Mallorca is rich in what the Mediterranean diet refers to. The Mediterranean gardens are rich thanks to the climate that we have here throughout the year; the sea within reach from any part of the island and the mere fact of being an island brings a series of endemic species that make the island’s gastronomy unique and special in the world.
So, here you have some recommendations that if you want to be part of the island, you should not miss.

TUMBET.

Originally, due to the exceedance of vegetables, this dish is based on frying potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines, green pepper, red pepper and garlic and can be cooked either with meat or with fish.

TREMPÓ.

Original typical food is this typical summer salad that can be eaten solo or with bread. It is seasoned with oil, salt and paprika and mixes different cold meats, with tuna and many vegetables such as tomato, onion, green pepper and red pepper.

“ARRÒS BRUT”.

Typical and native to the island, it is undoubtedly the “arròs brut” made with rice, peas, green beans, onion, tomato, garlic, chicken liver, rabbit, mushrooms and various condiments such as saffron, cinnamon, paprika and pepper. All this stew makes it very characteristic because the dark broth that all these ingredients give off with their spices highlights the flavor making it an autochthonous dish from Mallorca.

FRITO MALLORQUÍN

Another of the star dishes and oldest in Mallorcan cuisine is the “frit de matances”. It can be made with fish or only with vegetables, although traditionally the fried is known to be with liver and pork or lamb, potatoes, red peppers, chives, fennel, peas, garlic, salt, olive oil and hot pepper.

CARACOLES A LA MALLORQUINA

A good dish of snails with broth made with parsley, garlic, fennel, mint and chili leaves no one indifferent. They are ideal as a starter and are combined with the traditional “all i oli” to emphasize the flavor.

RAW SAUSAGES: SOBRASSADA, BOTIFARRÓ I CAMAIOT.

The “sobrassada”, on the one hand is a very typical sausage of the island, being raw and cured it has been introduced inside a pork casing and has been maturing in a place without humidity, similar to “camaiot” although made of lean pork chopped, black pepper, anise and salt. On the other hand, the natural “botifarró”, in the same way, gets inside lamb casings and each and every one of them can be eaten either raw or cooked. A mandatory delicacy while on vacation.

ENSAIMADA.

Finally, gastronomy Mallorca shows up the sweetest snack and probably the best known worldwide. Its preparation requires practically a day between cooking and preparation of the dough but without a doubt, it’s worth it. Originally from Palma in the seventeenth century and for festivals and celebrations, these “ensaimadas” are created with water, sugar, eggs, dough and butter and can be filled or not, with cream, chocolate or with the sweetest and most typical “cabello de angel”.

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Hiking Mallorca

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Hiking Mallorca – the best open air sport

Hiking Mallorca has always been and will always be a magnificent sport to practice in a dream destination for everyone, being able to practice amount of outdoor activities. With the incomparable mild climate of the Balearic Islands, you should not miss the hiking routes that this beautiful island offers us, because as well as being able to cross it by bicycle, we can go on foot. Some of the most well-known routes perfect for hiking Mallorca, which we differentiate by their levels of difficulty, are the following:

  • Sant Elm-Sa Dragonera (medium difficulty)

Leaving from Andratx towards Sant Elm, passing through the Avenida de la Trapa towards the Tomeví road, it goes down until reaching the old monastery that is currently becoming a mountain refuge; we can contemplate wonderful views of the whole landscape including the Island of Dragonera and Cala en Basset.

  • Artà-Lluc (high difficulty)

Structured in several stages it also provides a fun and signalized tour.

Stage 1: Artà– Sa Duaia- Cala Torta- Torre d’Albarca- Refuge of S’Arenalet des Verger (17.258 km) -Parcialally signposted
Stage 2: S’Arenalet des Verger- S’esquena Llarga- S’Alqueria Vella d’Avall- Ermita de Betlem- Betlem (14,092 Km) -Signified
Stage 3: Betlem- Caloscans- Colònia de Sant Pere- Sa Canova- Son Serra de Marina– Son Serra- Montblanc- Santa Margalida (31,261 Km) -Partially signposted
Stage 4: Santa Margalida- Llubí- Inca (23.408 km)
Stage 5: Inca- Selva- Caimari- Lluc (15,170 km) -Partially signposted

  • Es Galatzó-ses Sínies (low difficulty)

In a walk of just over an hour, also adapted for people in wheelchairs; we find areas of traditional culture, typical mediterranean vegetation, a rest area and the village of Ses Sínies, an archaeological site dating from the Bronze Age.

  • Torrent de Pareis-Sa Calobra (medium difficulty)

Called “Natural Monument” in 2003 for the diversity of its fauna and flora. It has been progressively transformed avoiding the consequences of human action and develops on a rough soil free of moisture. All its way ends in sa Calobra, in the Sierra de Tramuntana, a totally recommended destination.

  • Sa Pedra en Sec (high difficulty)

Hiking Mallorca knows also the route of “Pedra en Sec” (= dry stone) or also known as the GR-221 is a 283km trail that crosses the Sa Serra de Tramuntana de Mallorca from end to end. It is known by this name for the amount of constructions made with the method of dry wall construction that are found as they go along the road combining coastal areas, little or no inhabited towns and villages; agricultural areas; forests; bushes and the highest peaks.

Finally, it is worth mentioning in this post of hiking Mallorca “the route of the almond trees”; so called because in the Balearic Islands, thanks to its great flora richness and its mild climate, more than 7 million trees bloom from the end of January, especially in the municipalities of Marratxí, Bunyola and Sóller or also in towns such as San Llorenç, Son Servera or Llucmajor. A recommended route would be the one that goes from Selva to Moscarí, where we will enjoy without limits the authenticity and color of these beautiful trees in bloom.

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Mallorca in Winter – discover beautiful landscapes and mallorcan traditions!

Invierno en Mallorca

Mallorca in Winter

Mallorca Winter – Known as a summer destination with a lot of  sun and beautiful beaches, the main island of the Balearics offers much more, special in the winter months.

Palma de Mallorca in Winter is an ancient city with a lot of activity and authentic traditions; The rural environment throughout the island is green and just beautiful to visit and the Serra de Tramuntana is covered as a backdrop of white snow. All this makes Mallorca a very successful place in which to spend your Christmas holidays as a family or have a short getaway with friends.

* The Mallorcan traditions that you should know and see:

Christmas markets in Palma:
The spectacular craft market Som Nadalencs is located in the Plaza Mayor. Popular for its figurines of Bethlehem and for the typical mallorcan gastronomic products.

The Arrival of the Three Kings:
If something represents Spain, these are the 3 kings and on Mallorca its a spectacular event, if they arrive.The streets are filled with lights, camels and riders. Specially for children its  full of color and magic, the highlight of every Christmas season.
In some places like Porto Cristo or Cala Millor you can appreciate the beauty of seeing the three Kings loaded with gifts on a boat, arriving at the famous white beaches of Mallorca that for a night filled with magic and fireworks.

But not only is Christmas something beautiful on Mallorca in winter; during all the winter months occur events worth seeing, such as the birth of the blossom of the almond trees.
Between January and February all almonds of Majorca dress in white, blue and pink flowers, a print that has served as inspiration for paintings, novels and photographs.
You can visit places full of such almond trees as Randa or Sóller, or taste typical dishes of the almond on Mallorca like the Gatò (vanilla ice cream with a sweet almond cake) or the homemade Turrón (a kind of spanish confectionery). Book one of our beautiful holiday homes surrounded by countryside and almond trees and live close to these beautiful event.

You can also enjoy the celebration of San Sebastián in Palma or Sant Antoni in the rest of the towns, in January, this party was founded on the Island of Mallorca and really is fascinating.
If you like animals you can not miss the celebration, as hundrets of people bring their animals to be baptized.
And if you like food and good celebrations you can not miss this evening, where the streets are filled with bonfires and typical dances to their surroundings, music and fun.

Also during the winter there are many cultural offerings, you can see thousands of sculptures in the streets and cities of Mallorca, and many museums at your disposal from great sculptors and architects, to great painters or museums of Majorcan history.

Now you know! Mallorca is great in its fullness throughout the year, it is culture, it is beauty, it is so much more than sun and beaches.

Definitely a great choice for a good holiday – Mallorca in Winter!

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Mallorca as Tourist Destination – Why choose Mallorca?

Mallorca is a wonderful Mediterranean island and there are many reasons to recommend it, especially for the beauty of its wonderful coastal Mediterranean landscapes. There are about 13 million visitors a year, which come to explorer the beautiful island. The Balearic Islands lead the ranking of searches for Spanish communities, tourists from Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and Denmark. Therefore, this makes it one of the most important Spanish tourist destinations. Undoubtedly, it is a paradise to enjoy.

Mallorca as tourist destination

The balearic islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera are the world leading island in beach and sun tourism. The white sand beaches have turned the island in one of the most known  and appreciated tourist destinations in the world.

Why choose Mallorca?

The sun, the white sand and the cristal clear waters at the beaches. The beaches are obviously the big attraction of Mallorca. If you visit the island, it’s like a dream come true. Especially the beach of Formentor en Pollensa, is one of the most charming places in europe, with its magnificent views  from the viewpoint of Cap de Formentor.

RENT A QUIET HOUSE with pool and garden, it’s a great proposal to enjoy the island with familly and friends, Close to the beaches Costa de los Pinos, Cala Millor or Porto Cristo. All of these are coastal locations with beautiful beach promenades to stroll and relax, having a drink or eating dinner in one of the restaurants.

Typical Gastronomy of Mallorca

You can enjoy desserts, like the typical ensaimada with different fillings.  How about the famous “sobrasada”, which is a raw cured sausage, made from selected pork meat, seasoned with salt, paprika and black pepper.  Also typical mallorquin but not everybody’s taste is the “frit mallorquí”. Also you should try the “Coca de verduras” which is a kind of vegetarian Pizza.

Culture and a Entertainment on Mallorca

Palma offers all the benefits of a multicultural city and an excellent location facing the sea. But not only he cosmopolitan capital of Mallorca has a lot to offer. At the east coast you have Manacor which is the 2. biggest city on the island with its international entertainment offers. Around the whole island you can find, especially in summer a lot of festivals, markets and celebrations.

Important historical buildings on Mallorca

The island is rich in cultural and architectural heritage. Visit the Cathedral of Palma, Bellver Castle, the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Almudaina Palace and the Arab baths.

Golf courses on Mallorca

It’s a excellent destination for golf lovers. There are numerous golf courses of high quality across the island, with an normally enviable clima and a great flight connection, especially with Germany and England. Notably is for example the golf course in Son Servera ‘Pula Golf’, which is technically very demanding.

Discover the big variety of natural landscape

UNIQUE NATURAL AREAS

The Serra de Tramuntana is a World Heritage with a huge variety of beautiful landscape. Hike or bike around the island and enjoy all the charm of the mallorquin landscape. We recommend a visit at the Natural Park of Mondragó, at the southeast coast of the island or how about a visit at the Natural Park of La Albufera?

CAVES OF MALLORCA

Plan a trip to one of the caves here on Mallorca. Discover the inside of the caves. The best known caves are the “Cuevas del Drach”, “del Hams” and the ones in Artá. At the end of the promenade in Porto Cristo you can find the “Cuevas Blancas”, old houses of the fishermen.

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Holiday home – Why choose a rental home or Villa for your holiday?

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Renting a Holiday home instead of a hotel has many advantages. At RESERVATUM we are specialists in Holiday Rental Houses, Villas and farmhouses with pool. In this article we are going to tell you about the advantages of spending your holiday in a rental house and you can see, it is always a better option than staying in a hotel.

Advantages of a renting a holiday home facing a hotel stay.

BETTER PRICE. There is a big offer of holiday homes with very economic and competitive prices, especially if you can rent together with family or friends.

MORE PRIVACY. To be in a holiday home offers more privacy than a hotel room. Many Celebrities choose a holiday Villa or house because the houses offer more privacy and comfort. It is a more private experience and incomparable to a stay in a hotel.

MORE SPACE. The fundamental thing is to rent a whole house with its own pool, garden, etc. it is just not the same as renting a hotel room, especially for reasons of space.

COMFORT. We offer holiday Villas and houses, fully equipped, so you can enjoy your stay the most comfortable way.

THE LOCATION. Mallorca is an international tourist destination of first order. The houses are located in various mallorquin locations where you can enjoy your time with family and friends, both in inner cities and their wonderful coastal towns and beaches of white sand and crystal clear waters.

Private Pools to enjoy the summer

PRIVATE POOL. The holiday houses with private pool, allow the use and  enjoyment without any time shedules or sharing with strangers, like in the hotels.

INTERNET GRATIS. In the houses you have internet connection (WIFI), the service for the Internet is gratis.

FLEXIBLE HOURS. The hours are flexible and without time limit, so you can plan your holidays at your own measure. For example you can plan a great BBQ with family and friends around the pool, whenever you feel like.

OWN KITCHEN. The holiday houses which offers RESERVATUM have a totally equipped kitchen with fridge, coffemaker, microwave, etc.. which is of course very useful all time, special if you are travelling with children.

PERSONAL SPACE The villas in general all have a private pool,  porch, BBQ, sunbeds, parasols and other amenities.

What a really unforgetable experience!