Spend two minutes walking the streets of Deia. This little village in the Tramuntana Mountains on the west coast of Mallorca is a popular retreat for the Hollywood elite. You will understand why after watching this video.
The coastal town of Port de Soller (Puerto Soller) in North Western Mallorca (Majorca) is a firm favourite with tourists who seek scenery over party. Surrounded by dramatic mountains, its sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay offers incredible mediterranean views. It boats two light houses, a vintage tram and marina with anything from cute fisher boats to the fanciest of yachts. Curious? Spend three minutes relaxing here with us in this video. Find out more about the area here.
Mention Majorca and many people picture lively, built up resorts such as Santa Ponsa and Magaluf. There is however a very different side to Majorca. One of rugged mountains, historic towns and villages and breathtaking scenery. We recently visited the north west of the island and discovered beaches which wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean and mountain roads with more twists and turns than any road in Ireland. These eight are what we consider the must sees in the area. There are others such as Cap de Formentor and Sa Calobra, which apparently has one of the most spectacular roads in the world down to it of constant hairpin bends and even a 360 degree loop! View Post
Playa Blanca – Lanzarote’s Pearl
Playa Blanca, which means White Beach, is the southernmost town on the Spanish Island of Lanzarote. Lanzarote is one of the seven islands which make up the Canary Islands and is the most easterly of the islands situated 78 miles / 125km off the Coast of Africa. It enjoys a subtropical desert climate and along with the other Canary Islands is a popular winter destination, which is what led to us deciding to visit in late November. Having endured our poorest summer in living memory, we wanted to feel the sun on our skin before winter really kicked in!
Ironically, after such a poor summer, our Autumn was actually great. On the morning we were travelling to the airport there was some snow on the mountains around Belfast though. The wings of our aircraft even needed to be sprayed with de-icer prior to take off, which was a first for us leaving from Belfast!