Majorca, also Mallorca, island, eastern Spain,
the largest of the Balearic Islands, Farming, mining, and fishing
are the main occupations. Grapes, grain, flax, and olives are
grown, and pigs and sheep are raised. Marble, copper, and lead
are the chief minerals mined. Majorca is a popular holiday destination,
particularly Palma, the capital of the island which is where
more gay travellers head for.
Palma has its own airport and is just a short two hour flight
from UK airports. Both Easyjet
and Go Fly
offer discounted direct flights which you can also book online.
It is worth checking out discount flight sites such as Airline
Network or www.cheapflights.co.uk.
bars and clubs:
the moment there are nine gay bars, two lesbian bars, a disco,
two saunas (one is in Palma city) a House of boys and an all
day cafe bar all situated within easy walking distance of
the hotel. Also nearby is a gymnasium for the fitness minded.
The scene starts late as in most of Spain but here it is different.
It is more Spanish than international, there is no pressure
put on you like the militancy in Sitges or the posing in Ibiza.
As it is more local the bars are very busy at weekends but
quieter during the week. It is a very easy and friendly scene
with a chance to talk and make new friends either in the hotel
or out. For the quieter moments it is probably best to come
loaded with books!
Warm climate all the year round.
Long hot summers.
is what we call the cruisy cove! It is about twenty minutes
walk from the hotel. Turn right from the hotel and keep on
walking until you reach the motorway. Cross over and walk
up the road directly opposite. Very cruisy on top of the cliffs
at mid-day and after dark. ILLETAS is a fifteen minute bus
ride from Plaza Gomila on a No. 3 bus. There is a bar and
restaurant. Donít forget to buy a Bonobus ticket from the
EL MAGO - take the yellow
No. 3 bus to Magaluf getting off at Aquapark. This is the
nearest nudist beach and the gays congregate on the rocks
to the right. Ask for more directions at reception.
is only accessible by car and is rock bathing but it can be
so romantic, having a little cove all to yourselves! Cruisy
during the day. Take advantage of some good restaurants in
- the most beautiful beach on the island which has not been
spoilt with over development. It is very active in the centre
amongst the dunes and pine trees at any time of the year.
Take the motorway past the airport and continue to Lluchmayor
and then to Campos. Turn right to Colonia San Jordi. After
10kms you will see the sign to Es Trenc. There is a bar and
restaurant on the beach which is only open during the summer
and Eating Out
The old town of Palma is full of interesting shops and excellent
restaurants serving a wide wide of foods.
Joan Mirů, 74, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands , Spain
+(34) 971 732723
Fax.(+34) 971 283828
Hotel Rosamar is a privately run hotel in the heart of
El Terreno, 150 yds from Plaza Gomila, ideally situated
to visit the local beach at Illetas by bus, the city of
Palma with its sophisticated shops and art galleries and
to explore the island by car.
your hotel/guesthouse. If you wish to promote travel to
Palma or offer gay friendly accommodation in Spain please
feel free to contact us by e-mail
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gay friendly hotels:
Aries - Porras, 3, Palma De Mallorca. Tel. +34 971 737 899
we stayed in a friends house away from Palma, we did visit the
capital on a number of occasion. Palma is a beautiful capital
with excellent shopping, bars and restaurants. The gay scene is
somewhat tucked away is a grotty district and I have say we weren't
over impressed with what we found. Our advice is enjoy the excellent
weather and gorgeous beaches, good restuarants and do the traditional
tourist sightseeing in Palma itself. It you want a full on enjoyable
gay experience we'd recommend Sitges, Barcelona, Ibiza or Gran
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