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Birdwatching in Mondragó, Mallorca

More than Birdwatching in Mondragó, I guess the title should really be Bird-counting in Mondragó. Yes, I spent last Saturday birdwatching (or counting) in the natural park of Mondragó in Mallorca with our ‘Winter Activities‘. We were participating in the official bird count that takes place all over Spain

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Beneath Mallorca’s Surface – The Cova Tancada

Did you know that this cave, the Cova Tancada, existed in the north of Mallorca, near Alcudia? Cova Tancada means the closed cave, and is one of Mallorca’s real treasures and best kept secrets, with huge dramatic underground chambers that just keep opening up and seem to go on forever.


What a Spectacular Walk to Cala San Vicente!

It’s time to get those walking shoes on. Don’t complain – it’s a beautiful one. And what’s more, it’s an easy one. In fact, this walk from Puerto Pollensa to Cala San Vicente is now one of my very favourite walks. It’s one that can be done both in winter and in summer.

Es Verger, Mallorca

Alaro Castle and the “Lamb Run”

Today we have been walking in the dramatic mountain area of Alaro. Have you been there? It must be the 10th time I’ve done this walk, but with dramatic landscape, a good struggle up the hill, the best lamb lunch in Mallorca on the way back down and castle ruins at the top with a […]

Sanctuario Mare de Deu

Christmas in Pollensa & a Visit to the Puig de Maria

Continuing my little theme of beautiful outings in Mallorca at Christmas time, the day after Boxing Day my family and I went to walk up the Puig de Maria in Pollensa. The previous day we had had a wonderful visit to Formentor.

View from Talaia d'Albercutx

Christmas Outings in Mallorca

This is the first of three excellent ways to gently work off that Christmas pud and to discover the dramatically beautiful island of Mallorca. Our first visit is to Formentor… Step into my shoes and join me the day after all those Christmas chocolates… On Boxing Day (which is nothing here in Mallorca) my family […]