Have a look at the latest Mallorca news: January 2022
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From June on will be direct flight between Palma (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and New York - Newark (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday) with United Airlines. Starting 3 June until 23 September. Flight time 9hrs, 15 min. And back 8hrs 5 min. In the moment the flights are very good priced.
The nature park s’Albufera in the Northeast will be enlarged for another 390ha, gaining 24% more wet land. Protected land will be reed areas of Sa Pobla and Muro, the beach Es Comu and the area Son Bosc, where once a golf course was planned. The additional area gives more space for thousands of birds during the winter months in Middle and North Europe.
In the time of the Spanish Independent War (1807 - 1814) the Castell de Bellver in Palma was used partly as a prison for French officers and soldiers. They were conquered 1808 in the Battle of Bailen, Andalucia. Archaeologists found now 2 mortal remains, buried underneath the western tower.
The mountain range Serra de Tramuntana was 250mill. years ago a various ecological system with big rivers, plains and tropical climate. The Catalan Institute for Paleontology examined the oldest stones on different places in the Tramuntana. Big parts of the land at that time belonged to the only super continent Pangaea. In an area of this huge land, close to the equator, was what became much later the island Mallorca. Various volcano eruptions caused a change of climate. Extremely good conserved fossils of crustaceans, insects and fishes were found in the deposits. Fern, horsetail and needle trees was the flora.
Serra de Tramuntana
Glitter and glamour came back in the discotheque BCM in Magaluf. The main entrance still shows the logo BCM, to the left is a new round sign: “Titos Calvia Beach by BCM”. After 98 years in Paseo Maritimo, Palma, Titos moved to Magaluf. BCM is the biggest discotheque in Mallorca and an amusement temple, which is hardly to top. Glass candelabras, marble floor, VIP corners, wide dancing area, 4 bars. BCM plays electronic music for the youngsters. Titos presents a set ambient. The upper floor is open to organize parties.
Worth remembering is that Palma was named the most liveable city in the world by Sunday Times from 50 cities.Which is a good way to explain what many of us feel. Some even call Palma “our living room”!
Palma de Mallorca
Concert summer 2022 in Mallorca presented by Legends VIP at the golf court of Camp de Mar, except Lionel Richie:
- 14 June: classic rock night with Foreigners (“I want to know what love is”) and Kim Wilde (“Kids in America”)
- 22 July: Lionel Richie (in the bullfight arena, Coliseo Balear),
- 17 July: Brian Adams, the Canadian rock musician and photographer
- 27 July: Trevor Horn, the British singer (“Video killed the radio star”)
- 5 August: Irish Band Boomtown Rats of Live-Aid-Initiator Bob Geldof (“I don’t like Mondays”)
- 10 August: classic rock night with Tito Jackson and Chris Jagger
- 19 August: British Tony Hadley (ex Spandau Ballet)
- 25 August: Richard Marx, US American, cuddly songs (“Right here waiting”)
Tickets and more info: legendsvip.com.
EVENTS & CONCERTS
Camp de Mar
Mallorca Live Festival (at former Aquapark in Magaluf) presents:
- 24 June: C. Tangana, Izal - Kase.O Jazz Magnetism, Max Cooper, Shinova and more
- 25 June: Christina Aguilera, Franz Ferdinand - Jeff Mills and more
- 26 June: Muse, Justice - Metronomy, The Blessed Madonna and more
Tickets and more info: mallorcalivemusic.com.
Jazz and other live music each Saturday in Cafe Club Cats Music in Santa Maria.
SPORT EVENTS IN 2022
10-12 March: Rally Clasico, historical racing cars drive over the island. Starting in Portals Nous, leading through the Tramuntana. Info: rallyislamallorca.com.
1 - 9 April: Trofeo Princesa Sofia. Sailing Regatta in the bay of Palma, presenting the Olympic classes. Skippers can be met in Club Nautico in Arenal.
10 April: Triathlon Portocolom - one of the most beautiful triathlons in Baleares.
Choose full distance (111 km) or half. Registration: Triathlonportocolom.net.
13 March: football: Real Mallorca against Real Madrid and 10 April against Atletico Madrid.
22 May: last match of Real Mallorca. 29 May last match of Atletico Balears.
30 April: Mallorca 312, bicycling. Complete distance of 312 km, 225 km or 167 km. Registration: milestoneseries.cc.
7 May: Ironman, small Triathlon in Port d’Alcudia. 70.3 with 1,9km swimming, 90km bicycling and half marathon.
14 May: big Triathlon: ironman.com.
18 - 25 June: Mallorca Championship, tennis. The best players will play on grass tennis court in Santa Ponsa. Tickets: mallorca-championship.com.
24 - 26 June: Championship Spain, bicycling. Mallorca was chosen to present the Spanish championship in Bicycle sport. The best bicyclers of Spain start one week before Tour de France.
31 July - 7 August: Copa del Rey, Regatta. The King will participate and sail in the bay of Palma.
9 October: Palma Marathon, the biggest event on the island. Full distance or shorter: challenge-mallorca.com.
3 - 6 November: Road to Mallorca, golf. The final of European Challenge Tour will be presented in Golf Club Alcanada.
Palma marathon // Picture: https://www.zafirohotels.com/
Palma marathon // Picture: www.worldsmarathons.com
CULINARY & GASTRONOMY
Brand new online shop for elegant wines with character and finesse, produced from grapes of the smallest wineries of Mallorca: www.isla.wine.
More stars for Mallorca
2nd Michelin star for Restaurant “Voro” with star chef Alvaro Salazar Almansa.
“Zaranda” with Fernando Arellano opened his star restaurant in Hotel Es Princip, before in Hotel Castell Son Claret.
All other star restaurants keep their awards, except “Es Raco d’es Teix” in Deia, stopping the competition after 20 years.
The star chef of Spain is Martin Berasategui. His restaurant “El Txoko de Martin” in Palma, Plaza del Pont offers good Spanish classical food with a special kick.
New restaurants to recommend
Restaurant "Buscando el Norte" in Santa Catalina
Some new restaurants with recommended kitchen:
- “Buscando el Norte” in Santa Catalina, Palma.
- “Cantina Panza” in Boutique Hotel Sant Jaume, Palma. Spanish kitchen.
- “Raft19” in Cala Gamba (raft19bistro.com). Nice fish ‘n’ Chips.
- “Maria 5”, Camp de Mar.
- “Boira” in Boutique Hotel Nou Baleares.
- “Les Artistes”, Palma, French
- “Chez Nous” Palma, French,
- “La Casita Fusion”, Cala Ratjada, Japanese
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