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BALEARICS’ HOUSING LAW

As the Housing Law is linked to property transactions, it affects us from day to day in a personal and professional manner.

The new draft of the Housing Law of the Balearic Islands, even though not published or in effect yet, is undergoing some very important changes.

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BREXIT AND MALLORCA?

Brexit, an abbreviation for “British Exit”, is implying the June 23rd 2016, a referendum where British citizens chose to exit the European Union.

This was one of the most discussed events of 2016, as a result of which the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron took place, as he who was supporting the UK & EU partnership, and Home Secretary Theresa May became Prime Minister.

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TENNIS… MALLORCA’S FAVOURITE

One of the most popular sports practised by the islanders as well as the tourists is definitely tennis. A significant addition in Mallorca’s tennis world is definitely the new tennis school founded by the island’s most famous tennis player. The Rafa Nadal Academy had its inauguration this past October.

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MALLORCA IN TOP 10 ISLANDS

Mallorca remains one of the most favoured islands of the Mediterranean for investors, second home buyers and holiday makers.

The Spanish island has been voted ‘Sixth Best Island in the World’ by Trip Advisor. 

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DEIA IN A MOVIE

BBC’s new thriller ‘The Night Manager’ starring Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Colman is based on the 1993 bestseller of the same name by John Le Carré.

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DEIA’S NEW RADIO

Mountain Radio was recently started by Hayley Newbury a local resident in Deia. Hayley has a new passion for radio and music and after working in various radio stations and organising music concerts, she has launched Mountain Radio, working from the mountains of Deia and broadcasting worldwide.

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Mallorca property falls in price

Are you thinking of buying a property in Mallorca? Then great news!

 

The pound to euro exchange rate has hit 1.29 last week, +9 cents higher than back in January 2014, 2 years ago. What this means is, whether you intend to buy an 8-bedroom villa with a swimming pool in Otros, or a 4-bedroom property in the mountains in Deia, you’ll now get far more euros when you transfer money to Spain.

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DEIA’S ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING POINT

There has been a charging station for electric cars built in in Deia for the use of the village & its visitors.

The station has been installed in November at the local parking lot of Robert Graves Public School near the recycling point. 

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CYCLING CHALLENGE MALLORCA

One of the most significant cycling events in Spain takes place at the end of January here in Mallorca. And this year they are celebrating 25th anniversary.

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ROBERT GRAVES, DEIA’S POETRY TREASURE

An English poet, novelist, critic and classicist. Robert Graves was born in Wimbledon, England in July 1895. Probably best known as the author of I, Claudius and Claudius the God and survivor of the Great War, he is one of the greatest poetry and literary figures of the 20th century.

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT SWIMMING POOL

A must have for you home in Mallorca is a swimming pool. With many styles to choose from, it can be hard to determine the ideal pool for you, we’ve put together a list of different designs to help inspire you.

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DRY STONE ROUTE GR221

The dry stone route GR221 ‘la ruta de piedra en seco’ is a very popular 135 km, 8 day trek along the mountains on the west side of Mallorca. The pathways along the walk are lined with old cobbled paths, which were originally built to link the village and estates on the mountain range. The route is famous for its landscape of olive trees on terraces with dry-stone walls and runs from Port D’Andratx all the way to Pollenca.

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THE HISTORY OF MALLORCA

We all know this beautiful island to offer a modern day haven for many with its beautiful climate, scenery and culture, but have you ever wondered how all this was discovered?

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FINDING ANTIQUES AND VINTAGE PIECES IN MALLORCA

Antique stores are like hidden gems in Mallorca, pretty hard to find, key pieces can look fantastic in a Majorcan house and who doesn’t enjoy a good browse? We have sought out the best places to shop for antiques on the island.

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ORGANIC VEGETABLES TO YOUR TABLE

There’s nothing better than seeing fresh fruit and vegetables at their best. An array of colours, huge red and green peppers, lush tomatoes fed by the meditteranean sun. So when choosing your fresh fruit and vegetables while you are in Mallorca we have some tips at where to find the best organic choices and which ones are in season.

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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS MALLORCA

Thinking of relocating your family to Mallorca and wondering what education is available on the island, here is a guide to the international schools on the island…

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NATIVE PLANTS TO MALLORCA

Mallorca has a few plants that are native to the island, some are exclusive to the mountain areas and are rock and fissure-loving. Here are a few to look out for on your travels:

Spurge Olive (Cneorum Tricoccon) – reaching an average of 2 ft in height, the spurge olive plant is evergreen in colour, has yellow flowers from June to July and ripe seeds in August and September.

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PAMPERED POOCHES

Dogs often need their regular grooming appointments as much (if not more!) than we do. Luckily here on the Island there are a selection of groomers to choose from;

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CONVENIENT FLIGHTS TO MAJOR CITIES FROM PALMA DURING THE WINTER

If you are visiting the Island for a long weekend, business trip or commuting between your home on the Island and your home elsewhere, you’ll know how important convenient flight times and airport locations can be.

We’ve put together the winter schedules of the major cities to/from Palma (as of February 2015).

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