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23/09/2020

 

Sport & Holidays
If you are one of the lucky ones to enjoy a few days of disconnection in one of our hotels in Cala d’Or, Mallorca, thanks to our inturotel ACTIVE program, our partner MARIMONTE and other collaborating centers, you will always be on the go. Multiple options await you to keep fit, discover new activities and get to know the island from another point of view. Did you know that trying new things is a source of well-being? Even if you are not a born athlete, you will surely find an activity to your liking and level.
Come to Mallorca and enjoy a happy and active holiday with inturotel.


• Paddle surf, windsurf, kayak

In our nautical sports center located next to inturotel Cala Azul (managed by our partner Marimonte) you can learn windsurfing or rent a paddle board or kayak and paddle along our wonderful coastline discovering virgin coves, imposing cliffs, caves of great beauty ... Mallorca has excellent conditions to enjoy water sports throughout the year and our center is the ideal place for you to practice or learn any of these sports. Crystal clear waters of a thousand shades of blue and green await you, a radiant sun and a unique landscape in the world. These sports modalities will give you the opportunity to swim, snorkel ... in very special corners and difficult to access from land. We encourage you to try it.

 

 

Cycle tourism


No other place in the world has such good and varied conditions for cycling tourism in such a small space as Mallorca, its mild climate, even in winter, makes it a highly demanded destination by professional and amateur cyclists. Numerous routes depart from Cala d'Or to the most spectacular points of the island, such as Sant Salvador (509m), Cap Salines, or the Serra de Tramuntana and its mountains of more than a thousand meters. But for those who wish to travel at a slower pace and discover our closest surroundings, the area offers an attractive and wide network of both road and mountain routes. Visiting charming towns such as Portopetro, S’Alquería, Portocolom, Felanitx…, climbing a summit such as Castell Santueri (400m.) Our collaborator Marimonte will advise and guide you in this adventure. You can reserve your bikes on their website www.marimonte.com They offer a wide selection of high-end bikes in road, mountain and mountain-electric modes, the latter being an ideal option for experienced cyclists' companions.


Hiking & Running


Lovers of running and hiking can practice their favorite sport in the middle of nature, multiple routes await you. One could be to get to Cala Sa Nau and if you want to take a bath before returning. Another route could be to get to S’Horta, most of it runs along a dirt road "Can Marines" framed between fields of almond and carob trees. During your practice, nature will present you with bird songs, the sighting of some of the most common, flocks of sheep, ... We recommend that you practice the first hours of the morning or the last hours of the afternoon, when it is most beautiful and the temperature is warmer. nice (especially in summer).

 

 

Snorkeling, diving, golf ...


The transparency and warmth of the waters of Mallorca, together with the beauty and richness of its seabed, make them ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. Mallorca is a paradise for lovers of these sports, we can boast of bathing in the most transparent waters in the world. Did you know that one of the reasons for its transparency is the oceanic posidònia meadows? You can see them often on the shore of virgin beaches. Many call them algae, although they are not, they are PLANTS and carry out photosynthesis, they are very beneficial for the marine ecosystem and help to fix the sand on the beaches. To enjoy this underwater paradise you do not need more than some diving goggles and (if you feel like it) a guide to be able to identify the species you observe ... oblades, hedgehogs, anemones, oceanic posidonia ... you will love it and you will want to repeat it. Our recommendation: in September-October is when the water temperature is highest and the sunlight is magical, diving or snorkeling with that special light is a dream within your reach with inturotel.


During your holidays you can also practice GOLF, just 7 km away the beautiful “VALL D’OR GOLF” course awaits you, with spectacular views of our coast and the Mallorcan countryside. Our clients enjoy special discounts.
We encourage you to try any of these modalities on your next visit to Mallorca, we will be happy to help you with whatever you need.

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Celebs who fell in love with Mallorca
27/10/2020
Celebs who fell in love with Mallorca
Celebs who fell in love with Mallorca     Mallorca is an island people fall in love with. Over the centuries multiple celebrated figures from around the world have been captivated by this Mediterranean enclave of ours. In different eras, virtuosos from the world of art and culture like Frédéric Chopin, George Sand, Charles Chaplin, Robert Graves or Rubén Darío, to name just a few, spent long periods of time on the island, praising its charms (“the most beautiful place in the world” is how Chopin described Mallorca).   In the mid-20th century, the arrival of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco caused a great stir on the island. Both of them were fans of Mallorca, which they had chosen for their honeymoon. When they weren’t being pursued by photographers, they took pleasure in sailing and contemplating the mighty yet subtle nature of our little land.   A lucky coincidence!   Some people plan a getaway or a trip, but others stumble across paradise as if by magic. This was the case of the popular actor Errol Flynn. Flynn was heading for Gibraltar on his boat, but a storm forced him to put in at Mallorca. A single sunrise was enough to make him fall hopelessly in love with the island and he stayed here for several weeks, during which he organised some notorious society parties.   The actor Michael Douglas came to Mallorca with his first wife, Diandra Luker, who had always summered on the island. For many years they enjoyed their beautiful, emblematic estate here - S’Estaca, on the coast of Deià. S’Estaca was built in the 19th century by yet another illustrious visitor, the Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria, as a token of his love for Catalina Homar, the peasant woman with whom he had a long romance.   Celebrities integrated into the landscape   Some famous people have lived on the island for many years but still manage to go unnoticed. This is true of Annie Lennox, the singer-songwriter who won the Academy Award for best song in 2004 with Into the West from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Lennox enjoys herself walking and taking photographs of the nature of Mallorca, shopping at the island’s ecological markets and supporting social initiatives such as “Salvem Mallorca”.     The German tennis player Boris Becker also lived in a beautiful residence in the centre of the island for many years, revelling in the peace and quiet that his hectic daily life barely afforded him.     Cala d’Or, a refuge for artists   Cala d’Or, a natural paradise with beautiful coves (Cala Gran, Cala Petita, Cala Esmeralda, Cala Ferrera and Cala Serena), was home to figures renowned for their artistic sensitiviy. Starting in the 1970s, we began to see singers like Rita Pavone, Juan Manuel Serrat and Camilo Sesto strolling amongst its Ibizan-style houses, as well as internationally-famous writers and actors, whilst the photographer Planas Montanyà immortalized this Mallorcan setting with an Ibizan atmosphere from his helicopter.    The Catalan singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat sought refuge in Cala d’Or, where his parents had a summer home, to compose some of the songs on his famous 1971 disc, “ Mediterraneo”. He had a piano brought to the house on a cart drawn by donkeys, so that he could rehearse with his friend, the musician Ricard Miralles.     Camilo Sesto, meanwhile, also resided in Cala d’Or for many years. It was very common to see him strolling by the sea, enjoying this beautiful spot, which he took advantage of to unwind between concerts.   Over those summers of the ‘60s and ‘70s the Bar Fernando, which is still open today, turned into a kind of improvised concert hall, where Serrat and Camilo Sesto would sit down with a guitar and delight everyone present with their songs.   And it is precisely in Cala d’Or that we find the Inturotel hotels of Mallorca, where you can live out the very best island experience on your next vacation.      
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