Tag: 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…

jaleo de mahon portada

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…

Bodegas Bellver sifones

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…

Restaurante La Guitarra, Ciutadella

Restaurante La Guitarra (Menorca), culinary tradition

Underground at La Guitarra, en Ciutadella Here at Gusto Guides, we are fans of those bars and restaurants that are tucked away from the view of all but the most tenacious of day trippers, not least because they tend to…

Menorca tapas bar in beautiful ancient city of Ciutadella

Gin at the Yacht Club, Menorca-Style: Club Nautic, Ciutadella

What’s the deal? Creek-front bar looking over Ciutadella’s atmospheric harbour.  Relaxed place with a stunning terrace built out over the water, excellent tapas and a lively octogenarian dominoes scene inside (don’t intervene; it can get nasty).  At weekends, entire families…