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Mallorca no stress

02/09/2019

Mallorca no stress


Traveling to Mallorca is always a unique experience throughout the year, positioning itself as a destination with a thousand possibilities. To the explosion of nature we must add pleasant temperatures and sunny days. Although the island receives visitors all year round, outside the months of July and August the influx is much smaller, which allows you to enjoy the island with tranquility and without crowds.


Also in the hotels the experience is lived with greater sensation of relaxation. It is the best time to take advantage of the hotel complexes such as those offered by Inturotel in the area of ​​Cala d'Or, located mainly on the seafront, dominating exclusively the crystalline and beautiful Cala Esmeralda, an idyllic atmosphere: restoration of quality, beach bar to drink and a whole set of facilities.


What to see in Mallorca
Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands brings together in a few kilometers all the attractions of an island in the Mediterranean: good weather and beaches and paradisiacal places. To its natural attractiveness it is also necessary to add an important cultural heritage and a leisure offer that will not leave you indifferent; without forgetting its gastronomy, a reference within and outside the archipelago.


 Beaches
The Mallorcan coast is full of captivating corners. In total there are more than 250 beaches. In the north, the beach and the port of Pollença stand out, perfect for surfing and with a wide commercial and catering offer. A little further down, the bay of Alcudia, which usually concentrates a part of family tourism that travels to Mallorca. The strong point of this area are its large beaches of extensive sand.


But without hesitation we remain with the beaches of the southeast of the island surrounded by protected natural parks such as Es Trenc, Cala Mondragó, Cala LLombars and the coves and beaches of Cala d'Or with its Emerald Cove at the head.

Do not think twice and discover the true Mallorcan experience and not only in summer, Cala d’or and Inturotel are already waiting for you with open arms.

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Ensaïmada: the sweet taste of Mallorca
17/12/2020
Ensaïmada: the sweet taste of Mallorca
Ensaïmada: the sweet taste of Mallorca   Travelling to Mallorca and taking one, or several, ensaimadas back home is a tradition amongst visitors to the island. Today we invite you to discover the history of this island delicacy, and the best places to try it. Sound good?     The origin of the Mallorcan ensaïmada   The “ensaïmada” is of Hebrew origin, and comes from a kind of sweet bread, similar to the brioche, that used to be prepared for the Sabbath, the holy day of the Jewish religion. The recipe developed into the ensaïmada we now know thanks to the converted Jews who stayed to live on Mallorca after the diaspora – a recipe that has not changed since then, over 500 years ago: strong flour, water, sugar, eggs, sourdough and lard. Originally in the Jewish homes of Mallorca, it was prepared using olive oil instead of lard. It was in 1492, when the Jews were expelled from Spain, that the converts were obliged to make an external display of their Christian faith by eating things forbidden by their previous religion. These prohibited foodstuffs included lard, or pork fat, which from that moment on replaced olive oil in the method of this ancient recipe. Simple, and yet delicious!     In the 17th century, we find the first texts that speak of the Ensaïmada de Mallorca, which now enjoys Protected Designation of Origin and Protected Geographical Indication, recognised as such since 1996. It was from the 18th century on that it began to be popularly consumed amongst the middle and upper classes, who accompanied the cake with a cup of hot chocolate for their afternoon tea. The ensaïmada achieved significant popularity, and started to be exported to other countries in the 19th century.   Mallorca has a grand tradition of baking breads and pastries, two of the oldest guilds on the island. Which is why there is a host of places where you can try an exquisite ensaïmada. Although we would like to propose the following five places, which are very traditional among the inhabitants of the island, and where you will doubtless enjoy the experience.       Five places you can eat a delicious ensaïmada   For an ensaïmada accompanied by an artisanal ice cream or a hot chocolate, the best option is the emblematic Ca’n Joan de s’Aigo, established in the year 1700 and now with three establishments in Palma. You simply must taste one along with a glass of ‘meringue milk’ (leche merengada) ice cream, one of the most authentic options.   El Horno de Santo Cristo, with over 60 years of experience: you can eat the  ensaïmada on the premises or take it home with you in the original, typical octagonal cardboard box.   In Inca, in the centre of the island, the small, discrete Forn de Sant Francesc contains some wonderful sweetmeats. Here you can try the ensaïmada that won the prize for The Best Ensaimada in the World in the first competition of its kind, held in 2017.   And in our own area, we recommend two establishments. In Cala d’Or, very close to our hotels, you will find a local Forn i pastisseria Terrassa, which has been making one of the best ensaïmadas in the Migjorn region since 1936. And in the tiny town of S’Horta, 7 kilometres from our hotels, is the Forn de S’Horta, a traditional bakery with cafeteria service where you can try a delicious ensaïmada with your favourite drink in the sunshine.     And naturally, we invite you to try the delicious ensaïmada we have prepared for you in our Inturotel buffets. We look forward to seeing you in Mallorca. Bon profit!    
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