Top 16 things to see and do, eat and drink in Mallorca

Top 16 things to see and do, eat and drink in Mallorca

Fabulous food, great wines, a stunning cathedral, picturesque hill-top villages and dramatic cliffs plunging into electric blue seas; there are so many reasons to fall in love with Mallorca. Here is my top 12 of things to see, eat and drink in Mallorca.

A walk through time in Ciutadella de Menorca

A walk through time in Ciutadella de Menorca

As I wander around the historic old quarter of Ciutadella, past majestic peach coloured buildings, historic squares and through a maze of narrow alleys ways, I catch a glimpse of the turbulent history of the Spanish island of Menorca thanks to my guide. Luis tells...
Video: The enchanting island of Menorca

Video: The enchanting island of Menorca

Menorca is an island of stunning land and seascapes, from the electric blue waters lapping at the feet of the southern cliffs or meadows bursting with colour to the rugged wild beauty of the slate-like rock formations of the S’Albufera des...
Finding my Nirvana in Mallorca

Finding my Nirvana in Mallorca

Earlier this year I spent a wonderful weekend in Mallorca, an island that I love. My visit this time may have only been brief but it was a real treat staying at what I now consider to be the best spa hotel in Mallorca, if not the whole of Spain, Hotel BonSol. A gem of...
Step back in time in La Laguna, Tenerife

Step back in time in La Laguna, Tenerife

The university town of San Cristobal de La Laguna is the cultural centre of Tenerife with many historic buildings, cobbled street and charming courtyards waiting to be discovered.

Masca, the prettiest village in Tenerife

Masca, the prettiest village in Tenerife

Having marvelled at the dramatic volcanic scenery of the Teide National Park on Tenerife and the lush green, cloud enshrouded forests of La Gomera, little did I know that, for me, the best was yet to come! Masca, the prettiest village in Tenerife, one of...
The dramatic beauty of a volcanic landscape

The dramatic beauty of a volcanic landscape

Situated on the Spanish island of Tenerife, Teide National Park features the Teide-Pico Viejo stratovolcano that, at 3,718 m, is the highest peak on Spanish soil. Rising 7,500 m above the ocean floor, it is regarded as the world’s third-tallest volcanic...
El Médano, a laid-back town and a kite-surfer’s paradise

El Médano, a laid-back town and a kite-surfer’s paradise

When I was first asked to visit the Canary Islands of Spain, I have to admit that my heart didn’t leap with joy. Restaurants offering full English breakfasts and fish and chips, over crowded beaches with tourists determined to turn a shade of lobster and...
La Gomera, the ancient forests on the island in the clouds

La Gomera, the ancient forests on the island in the clouds

Over 12 million years ago a series of oceanic rifts allowed molten rock to vent onto the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. As they piled higher and higher a series of islands formed off the north African coast. Today they form Spain’s Canary Island’s. One of...
Drinking Mallorca!

Drinking Mallorca!

As the sun was sinking low in the sky and a golden light spread across the vines, Monica welcomed us to the Ca’n Vidalet winery in northern Mallorca, Spain. They had just finished harvesting this year’s grapes that very day and walking around the vineyard...
Eating Mallorca!

Eating Mallorca!

Lamb, slowly roasted in an ancient stone oven until it falls off the bone and sobrasada, a spicy spreadable sausage, smeared over crusty bread and drizzled in honey are just two of the local dishes that you should look out for on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca...
Discovering Mallorca on the Isabel Maria

Discovering Mallorca on the Isabel Maria

I awoke on my first morning in the Spanish islands of Mallorca to a clear blue sky and the warmth of October sunshine. The sea outside my window was calm and inviting. As I ate my breakfast on the Hotel Illa d’Or’s seaside terrace, a beautiful vintage...

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