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Driving in Mallorca: Serra de Tramuntana

Valldemossa, Serra de Tramuntana

Serra de Tramuntana is a mountain chain that covers the whole northern part of Mallorca. These steep slopes where wild rosemary smells make a striking contrast to the tourist-filled south and east coasts. And yet these mountains are just half an hour away from the beaches. So each time I go to Mallorca I have to spend a day or ...

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What to See in Palma de Mallorca Old Town

Modernisme building, Palma de Mallorca

This post shows you the postcard-pretty Palma de Mallorca old town that hides behind the famous cathedral. El Casco Antiguo has been there for hundreds of years before any tourists found the island. People live their life in narrow cobbled streets like they always did. Palma de Mallorca old town is the real Mallorca you shouldn’t miss when visiting the island. ...

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5 Great Ways to Enjoy Beautiful Mallorca

View of Estellencs, Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca

The sunny island of Mallorca is one of my favorites, it has something that always makes me return. Walking on cliffs, swimming in calm turquoise waters and strolling in the old town of Palma are my ways to enjoy the beautiful Mallorca. Or should I go hiking in the mountains, or just drive across the countryside? I can do all ...

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Las Palmas Old Town Walk: Vegueta and Triana

A house in Las Palmas old town

A short bus or taxi ride from Las Palmas tourist area brings you to a different world: Las Palmas Old Town, Vegueta. Quiet cobbled streets, old stone quarters and houses clinging to the hills give this oldest part of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria its special flavour. Walk in the old areas of Triana and Vegueta, starting from the central square Parque de San Telmo. That is ...

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Cave House Trip from Las Palmas

A cave house in Barranco de Guayadeque

This is a cave house trip from Las Palmas that also takes you to botanic gardens, volcano crater and mountain villages with gingerbread houses. This is a whole day trip from Las Palmas but you can make it shorter if you like. Just turn to the coastal highway and return to Las Palmas any time you want. From Las Palmas take the road ...

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Las Palmas Mountain Trip to Pretty Villages

Mountains near Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

This post tells you how to make a Las Palmas mountain trip by car. See the great mountains and pretty gingerbread villages right outside the biggest city of Gran Canaria.  The route goes south from Las Palmas and climbs into the mountains. After many pretty towns and villages you drive to north cost of Gran Canaria and follow the coast back to Las Palmas.   ...

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Gran Canaria Mountain Tour from Maspalomas

Road from Maspalomas

This post shows a Gran Canaria mountain tour from Maspalomas. We headed north from Maspalomas  to the southern Gran Canarian mountains and returned along the coastal road. This is a half-day tour from Maspalomas that gives you great mountain views and you will also see pretty Gran Canaria villages that are very different from the villages you can see on the coast. The first roadside stop is at a former guanche village that ...

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