H10 Punta Negra Resort
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Travel Blogs from Costa d'en Blanes
... 80 the other way, so it was actually a relatively large island. We landed on Thursday night around 10 pm so it was hard to see the entire island in the dark, but we could definitely make out the diverse terrain. Like Barcelona, there are major mountains about a mile from the mediterranean sea which makes the views in the day time spectacular to say the least. I attempted to speak a broken version of Spanish with my cab driver on the way into town and he explained that Mallorca is ...
... mention of traditional leather sandals, avacas, or albarques, and we soon realised what they were talking about. They were virtually everywhere, very simple in design, but obviously comfortable. So of course I had to try some, (you understand, Allison, don't you?). We were attended to by a really sweet young woman, and I asked about the history behind the sandals. She said they were peasants' footwear, the top fashioned from animal hide with ...
... the Bellver Castle, built in the 14th century, is one of the few circular castles in Europe. It overlooks the bay and the city from a hillside, providing a spectacular view of Palma.We walked through the narrow streets of the Old Town.Back on the ship we listened to a lecture of the history of Spain through its architecture and paintings.
... high trees in narrow streets, but the council seemed to have trimmed them to within about 5 cm of our faces,so after a while we developed some trust and stopped ducking as we saw them coming up ahead of us. Big mistake, as we came to a VERY narrow street lined with bougainvilleas which hadn't been quite so accurately trimmed, so we soon started ducking again. Palma has the mandatory castle on the highest hill ...
... all artisanal bread and homemade everything. Special mention has to be made of the toiletries...not something IŽd usually get excited about, but this was all handmade in the Balearics by Gaia products....smell of rosemary.Now my very favourite.
Our nearest tourist town was Cala En Porter...so we walked there. No great shakes, surprisingly downmarket given the hotel, bit scruffy, like Cala St Vicenc or Cala Bona. Mahon and Ciutadella were nicer, mix of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool