With a holiday apartment in Poligon Industrial de Can Alegre, visitors can combine the excitement, shopping and entertainment of city life with all the relaxation and family fun of a beach destination. Holiday homes in Poligon Industrial de Can Alegre are set in a neighbourhood on the western fringe of Palma, Majorca’s bustling and cosmopolitan capital. There are also golf courses close by as well as an outstanding choice of Blue Flag beaches. Poligon Industrial de Can Alegre homes provide a slice of privacy and luxury for couples and families, offering pools and conveniences like air-con, wi-fi and comprehensive domestic amenities.
-Beaches: The western side of Palma has some gorgeous beaches, all perfectly set up for tourism. Very close is the child-friendly Cala Major, which is next to perfectly clear waters and has a promenade with cafés, shops and restaurants. Illetas is also exceptional, with a series of narrow coves in one of Majorca’s most upscale resorts.
-History: One of Palma’s top historical landmarks is very close: Bellver Castle, built in the 1300s and still in immaculate condition. It is also rare in Europe for the circular shape of its keep. Inside the castle is a museum detailing Palma’s military history, and the inner courtyard is used for special events in the summer. Another must-see is Palma’s cathedral, which was started in the 1200s and was built on the site of the island’s great mosque.
-Shopping: Palma is the best retail destination in the Balearic islands, and meets the needs of most shoppers. Around Passeig del Born are posh boutiques and luxury brands, while a little further up, towards Carrer Sant Miquel and Carrer Sindicat there are a range of high-street and independent stores fitting for any major European city.
-Gastronomy: In its isolation Majorca has developed several dishes and specialities distinct from mainland Spanish cuisine. Sobrassada is especially tasty, a cured sausage, seasoned with paprika and with a soft texture. A delicious pastry is ensaïmada, which comes with sweet cream, candied pumpkin pulp or just a dusting of sugar, and is carried in unusual octagonal boxes fastened with string.
-Golf: If there’s one sport associated with Majorca it has to be golf. There are 20 courses on what is a relatively small island, which means no golfer will have to travel far for a round. The closest club is Son Muntaner, which is just on the edge of Palma and offers three different courses. Anyone playing the 15th of the main course should keep an eye out for Son Capitan, a 1,000-year-old olive tree; the oldest on Majorca.
Holiday homes in Poligon Industrial de Can Alegre are on a Mediterranean island with typically warm summers and mild winters. The time to arrive for hot beach weather is between June and September, when there are highs of 30°C and barely any rain at all. The transitional seasons can also be warm here: maximum temperatures in April are in the low-20s and even October can have a summery feel. Winters are never very cold on Majorca, with an average January day getting highs of 12°C.
Poligon Industrial de Can Alegre holiday homes are not far from Palma’s airport (PMI), which is the third-largest in Spain and so handles plenty of routes from cities across the UK and Europe. The number 1 bus runs at 15-minute intervals from the airport to nearby Porto Pi, for a journey that shouldn’t take much more than half an hour. By car the trip takes about 20 minutes in low traffic as the seafront Avenida Gabriel Roca is one of the city’s busiest arteries.