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Mallorca Shopping

Holidays are here at last, finally there is the time and energy for a mad shopping spree - Mallorca is a shopping paradise.

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Fun and Leisure

In the morning you can take in a dolphin safari, be at a water park by noon, a relax on the beach then enjoying a sundowner

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Food and Drink

Mallorcan cuisine has been exposed to various influences over the centuries, the "Cuina Mallorquina" has retained its originality.

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Society & Culture

It is no secret that Mallorca is not only popular with holidaymakers but also with celebrities from around the world.

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Work and Education

Travel broadens your horizons is a well-known truism. Mallorca is hugely popular among Britons and Germans of all ages.

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Society & Culture

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Society & Culture

Society and Culture in Mallorca

It's no secret that Mallorca is not only popular with holidaymakers but also with celebrities from the world of film, television, sports and show business. The popularity of the island has a lot to do with its many different facets and cultural offerings.

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Luxury Yacht Mallorca

Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones have long been among the most prominent residents of the island. For two decades, the Hollywood stars lived on the S'Estaca estate near Valldemossa. Since 2014, the property has been for sale, but the lack of demand has seen the price tumble. Originally marketed at 55 million euros, the villa is now being offered for just under 30 million euros.

The well-known Hollywood couple are just two of the famous faces in Mallorca who own an apartment, a finca or an estate. In general, the stars keep to themselves. Notable lovers of Mallorca are the ex-cyclist Jan Ullrich, film maker and actor Til Schweiger who acquired a villa in the Tramuntana Mountains in 2013 and tennis star Rafael Nadal, a native Mallorcan, who owns a property in Porto Cristo. Other celebrities that may occasionally be seen include the singer-songwriter Annie Lennox and former James Bond star, Pierce Brosnan.

Hot spots of celebrities

Celebrities who live permanently in Mallorca or only visit the island occasionally, usually stay well shielded from the public eye. Nevertheless, there are some hotspots, where film stars, athletes and musicians can be regularly found. Puerto Portals on the southwest coast of Mallorca is one such place. With the millions of yachts in the harbour it is not immediately clear whether the owner is an Arab oil sheikh, a Russian oligarch or an American entrepreneur.

Paris Hilton, Bill Gates and rock legend Rod Stewart have been spotted there comparatively frequently in the past. Puerto Portals was also one of the favourite haunts of the former Spanish King Juan Carlos. The German supermodel Claudia Schiffer owned a finca in the exclusive resort of Camp de Mar until recently but has not been seem on the island at all in the last couple of years.

Naturism on the island

Naturism Mallorca

What was unthinkable until a decade ago is now a matter of course in Mallorca: nudism. The trend towards au naturel bathing and sunbathing has also arrived in some of Mallorca's more remote bays particularly on the southern coast of the island are where nudists tend to congregate. Nudism is tolerated by the authorities on the condition that no local bathers complain. In 2013, the first nudist hotel on Mallorca opened its doors. Sa Punta de s'Estanyol is a 4-star property located on the northeast coast of the island. The entire hotel area is a nude zone and there is also a 1.5 km long beach called Sa Canova which caters exclusively for naturists.

Cultural highlights in spring: almond blossom and Easter

The almond blossom in Mallorca begins much earlier than in more northerly climes. Warm air currents allow temperatures to rise to 15 degrees by the end of January - which are the ideal conditions for the seven million almond trees to develop their white-pink flowers. A beguiling fragrance spreads from the almond tree plantations around Son Servera on the east coast of Mallorca. Nature lovers love this time and roam the blooming landscape on foot or by bicycle.

The most important date in the calendar for all religious Mallorcans is Easter. "Semana Santa" is Easter Week and it begins solemnly with services on Palm Sunday. A temporary highlight is the so-called Procession of Blood in the island's capital Palma de Mallorca on Maundy Thursday. This is followed by the Stations Of The Cross processions on Good Friday and the traditional Easter picnic on Easter Sunday. On this day, people of all ages will head for the outdoors. Green areas in the towns are also spots where you can meet for brunch and holidaymakers are spoiled for choice on the terraces of hotels with selected delicacies at this holy time of year.

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A spacious apartment with sea views, an elegant studio in the city centre or a spacious family apartment near the beach - Mallorca gives you a wide variety of options for choosing comfortable accommodation for a self-catering holiday.

Mallorca Properties for Sale/Rent

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With its contrasting coastal regions and quaint villages in the interior of the island, Mallorca offers a huge selection of charming residential areas. There are numerous and varied properties available for sale or for long term rental.

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Southeast Coast Mallorca

Southeast Coast Mallorca

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The southeastern coast of Mallorca with its fjord-like bays and countless sandy beaches is a paradise for beach lovers. Picturesque coastal villages and lively resorts alternate on this coast of contrasts.

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Inland Mallorca

Inland Mallorca

Only a few kilometres from the coastline, Mallorca displays its original, unspoilt side. Dreamy villages lie in the wide plain of Es Plá as windmills’ sails turn lazily in the breeze.