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Mallorca, Spain–Part 1

Christian’s mom celebrated her 70th birthday last September.  As a family gift, we decided to extend the celebration with a long weekend in Mallorca, Spain.  We took advantage of one of the holidays and went in May.  It was Christian, his mom, aunt, uncle and myself.  Mallorca is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean.  It is an extremely popular vacation destination for Germans.  I didn’t understand the draw until I finally experienced Mallorca for myself. 

We rented a house through Airbnb in Cala Santanyi, in the south of the island.  In the house description, they had stated that they were installing a pool in 2017.  We were a little disappointed to see that it was just an above-ground pool, good for just splashing around.  In the beginning of May, it was still a bit cool to go swimming, so in the end it was okay.

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Cala means cove or inlet, so we were staying by the water of the town of Santanyi.  The city center of Santanyi was located a little further inland.  On Saturdays, there is a large market. 

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We drove all around the island of Mallorca over the weekend.  One of our first stops was near our rental house at Es Pontàs, a natural arch.

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A little to the east of Santanyi is the Parc natural de Mondragó.  There are hiking trails in the area and along the beach of Mondragó.

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From there, we drove to Cala D’Or.  Cala D’Or was one of Mallorca’s first tourist destination spots.  They built the town center buildings in all white-wash to mimic Ibiza.  We saw some beautiful flowers in this town. 

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I had so many pictures and I wanted to be able to share them with the family reading that I have broken up our trip into three parts.  Stay tuned for part 2!

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