Category: Balearics

Palma Mallorca

5 reasons why we love Palma

Palma, once seen by many tourists as the gateway to Mallorca’s golden beaches, is fast growing as a holiday destination in its own right.  This beautiful city has a wonderful mix of sunshine, history and open sea.  Here are our…

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An Art Lover’s Guide to Palma, Mallorca

Palma is fast gaining a reputation for its galleries and exhibitions, and when Mallorca’s capital city ‘does’ art, it’s in its own inimitable style. Galleries are laid-back, collections are just the right size to offer good variety but without overwhelming…

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A family affair at Can Tanu (Fornells)

You would think that the market on fresh seafood is covered in Fornells, the idyllic fishing village in the North of Menorca that sits on a crystal-clear sea creek.  The few streets of this little town are lined with restaurants…

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Mahón fiestas: dancing horses and local pride

Mahón, the largest town on sleepy Menorca, erupts into a frenzy of horses and gin every September for the town’s fiestas, nominally celebrated in the name of the Mare de Deu de Gracia.  While not as big or as famous…

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Authentic Palma: Bodegas Bellver (Mallorca)

Yes, there are still one or two corners of Palma de Mallorca that remain untouched by the sticky hands of mass tourism. On out most recent visit, Gusto Guides was lucky enough to stumble across a little slice of old Palma known…

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Bar Abaco (Mallorca): Baroque luxury in Palma

What’s that?  You want to have a cocktail in central Palma de Mallorca while listening to Vivaldi and watching an open fire roar?  Well now you can, thanks to the magnificent Bar Abaco.  You flippin’ diva. Slap bang in the middle…

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City Guide Ciutadella: Menorca’s Golden City

No visit to Menorca would be complete without a visit to the island’s former capital, Ciutadella.  On the Western side of the island, this small city is a hub for travellers, creative types and a bustling local community that thrives…

Lithica, Menorca

Lithica – Menorca’s Secret Garden

When you get tired of Menorca’s stunning beaches, picturesque towns and country restaurants, where do you go?  Many visitors choose to take in some of the island’s cultural sights – including Talayotic villages and monuments.  A site from the more…