Live out your New Year’s Resolutions in Pollenca, Mallorca
Have you vowed to get fit, lose weight, travel more, spend more time with family, expand your horizons or treat yourself to a relaxing break? If any of these sound like your new year's’ resolutions, then Pollensa Mallorca could be exactly what you need to achieve your new year goals.
Get Fit, Stay Fit
There are so many activities on offer in Majorca it's easy to have an active lifestyle during your stay. In earlier blogs, we have covered Hiking, Golf and Cycling in detail – but if none of those activities is for you, there are still plenty of ways to stay active on the island. Even walking around Pollensa is a relaxing and fulfilling way to exercise! There are plenty of fitness centres in Majorca, offering the latest fitness classes, yoga, Pilates, cross-fit, climbing – you name it!
Treat yourself at a Mallorcan Spa
There are many Spa’s on the island offering the finest in pampering, the nearest one to the villa is The Son Brull Spa and fitness centre. Unique to the island using only treatments based on natural products produced by hand in Mallorca. The spa is located in Pollensa and is renowned for using ingredients such as olive oil, almond oil, Aloe Vera, flor de sal, and many more Mallorcan products that are known to have a rejuvenating and relaxing effect on your skin.
Maybe you want a fresh challenge and take your fitness under the water? Have you considered learning to dive?
Mallorca has a large number of nature reserves, where fascinating underwater flora and fauna evolve. At the best dive sites of Mallorca, you can bump into huge shoals of fish, spot endangered species and enjoy perfect dive conditions. Discover a new underwater world with Scuba Mallorca, based in Port de Pollenca. The former fishing village has a laid-back friendly atmosphere in a tranquil and sheltered horseshoe bay at the northern end of the island. Scuba diving in Mallorca is possible all-season and recommended both for beginners and professionals. In the low-season and after-season, you can also often enjoy very good dive conditions and visibilities. Mallorca’s dive sites are distinct giving you the opportunity to dive reefs, grottos, caves or sunken wrecks.
A marathon or a sprint?
Maybe you’ve put yourself forward for a marathon for 2019? Or are thinking of entering a running challenge? Runny Knows offer fun, yet challenging, guided training runs in picturesque surroundings in and around Pollensa and Alcudia in North Mallorca, Spain. If you would like to run in company, discover new running routes and meet new friends, Runny Knows, a team of experienced runners, is here all year round to guide you on a selection of fabulous runs, on varying terrains and at your pace. There are nearly 200 routes on MapMyRun.
By the time the rest of the family is up, you could have enjoyed a good workout, discovered a piece of Paradise in the way of a secluded cove with crystal clear waters or a valley occupied only by mountain goats and magnificent birds of prey swooping overhead. You will be able to return to the villa satisfied and ready for the day ahead.
If improving your diet was part of your new year’s resolution, then Mallorca is the island to transform your taste buds. With so much fresh produce and clean healthy cuisine, it's easy to eat healthily in Mallorca by going back to basics. It’s about choosing fresh and locally grown vegetables which haven’t been chilled, wrapped in plastic and flown in from another continent. It’s about responsibly sourced fish and free-range meat. A healthier lifestyle can mean a more ethical one as investing in local products helps the small farms and businesses promoting sustainable methods of production. In Mallorca there are plenty of places where you can get organic and highly nutritious foods. Choose from ecological markets and supermarkets, to vegan restaurants and farms which sell direct. Take a look at our blog on Markets for when and where to buy fresh.
Spend Time with family and friends
If quality time with loved ones is your new year resolution, then Pollensa in the Spring could be perfect for you. Temperatures start to climb again in spring, and it’s a perfect time to visit the island and stay at Villa Esquina with friends and family, where you can enjoy a 15m heated swimming pool, with electric cover, a pool table that flips over into air hockey, piles of game, books, films to watch on the 50” 4K TV with UK streaming channels; in addition, here’s a glimpse of what else you could get up to in Mallorca this coming Spring 2019
Mallorca in March
Balearic Islands day – Kicking the month off, March the 1st is Balearic’s day. The day the ‘Statute of Autonomy’ came in to effect. Concerts, fairs and parties take place across the island to celebrate this day.
Sa Rua – This is the last day before lent and Mallorca’s version of Pancake Day. An indulgent carnival with games, activities and lots of food stalls taking place on 2nd and 3rd, 2019.
Spring festivals – Towards the end of March, towns of Mallorca begin to celebrate the coming of spring with town fairs, markets and family entertainment.
Mallorca in April
Semana Santa – A highly religious festival celebrated throughout Spain. Processions and events take place throughout the Easter weekend with a solemn March on Holy Thursday, re-enactment on Good Friday and more joyous festivities taking place on Sunday.
Spring festivals – Parades, music and fire runs continue in towns throughout the island celebrating the arrival of spring. Expect markets, livestock shows and entertainment for all the family.
Mallorca in May
Pollenca wine fair – You can sample many different wines from across the Balearics at this wine fair. With over 70 wine producers in Mallorca, there is a lot to try!
Moors and Christians – Re-live history in Soller where a mock battle takes place re-enacting the invasion of Moorish pirates fought by the defending Christian villagers. With street parties and fancy dress.
Palma Beer festival – To tantalise those taste buds, at the beginning of May a beer festival takes place in Palma where you can sample beers from over 70 exhibitors.