Mallorca's airport is booked out with private jets, this is a positive sign for the Island and shows that Mallorca stands out again as the top favorite destination in the Mediterranean.
Travel comfortably with the ship to Mallorca from Spanish mainland or France:
Transmediterranea runs between Palma and Barcelona, between Palma and Ibiza, between Palma and Menorca and between Palma and Valencia. www.trasmediterranea.es
Balearia goes Palma-Barcelona, Palma-Valencia, Palma-Denia and Alcudia-Cuitadella (Menorca). New this summer is the ferry Palma - La Savina (Formentera). Planned until 20 September. www.balearia.com
Corsica Ferries run Alcudia-Toulon. www.corsica-ferries.es
Enjoy fish friendly boating with the wooden electro boat “Libervola” built by Marc Balaguer in Portocolom and to be rented in Cala d’Or. The electric engine runs 20 hours with 3 to 4 knots without exhaust from petrol or diesel engine. The boat has a sunroof, a ladder to get easy in and out of the water, seat that can be lowered to a lawn. Up to 5 people fit on the 4,56 m long boat. No license necessary. For half a day they charge from November to March Euro 84,70 Euro, in April, May, September and October Euro 133,10 and June to 30 August Euro 290,40, www.eboats.es. Marc Belaguer also rents a self-built 4,99 m sailing boat style Mallorcan Llaut.
The sailing club in the harbor Portals Nous offers a new sports program Activa-t (become active) for all age- and performance groups in Pilates on a paddleboard. If you never did Pilates or paddling before you can join the morning sport with water gymnastic and a functional work out on the beach. The SUP Pilates course is offered Tuesday and Thursday at 08.45 for Euro 15/hr. In the evenings and on weekends they do excursions with the kayak or the SUP. Reservation is recommended: escuelapuertoportals.com
Port Adriano MusicFestival is presented from 31 July to 5 September with the Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral (8. August). He won the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 and introduces now his third album “Alma Nuestra”. The star violinist Ara Malikian plays on 1. August, the famous Flamenco singer Diego el Cigala sings on 23 August. The opening on 31 July is with the Pop Band Hombres G from Madrid, followed by representatives of the Spanish music scene like the singer Antonio Jose from Cordoba (22 August), Silvia Perez Cruz with the pianist Marco Mezquida from Menorca (28 August), Pablo Lopez from Malaga, playing the program “piano y voz” (29 August), the successful band Los Secretos (5 September). Additional are comedy shows from Carlos Latre (15 August), known from Spanish TV and El Comandante Lara & Cia (21 August). Portadriano.com/musicfestival.
Mallorca Jazz Sa Pobla attracts with the headliner Chano Dominguez, the well known pianist and Flamenco Jazz pioneer from Cadiz playing on 11 August with his trio - bass player Horacio Fumero and drummer David Xirgu. The opening on 28 July is with the “Canvas Project” around Pere Davila, quintet with the musicians Jimmy Weinstein, Marko Lohikari, Xema Borras and Josep Sastre. On 4 August on stage is Highlands Project one of the most famous jazz bands on the island. The duo Julia Colom & Toni Vaquer perform on 18 August with a repertoire of the traditional music from Mallorca. The Blues Beer Band plays on 25 August. Info: sapobla.cat, tickets: ticketib.com