Internship Mallorca – The favourite holiday destination of Europe
Internship Mallorca – The favourite holiday destination of Europe
Mallorca is the largest of the archipelago of the Balearic Islands. The language most commonly used is Spanish, followed by Catalan, and English and German. There is a large influence of foreigners, including English and German natives who have immigrated to the island. Mallorca and the rest of the Balearic Islands create one of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain.
General information about the island:
Capital: Palma de Mallorca
Population: Approx. 876.000
Size: 3.640 km²
Climate: Mallorca has a Mediterranean climate, mild winters and hot summers, with an average temperature of 17 degrees. Water temperatures of more than 20 degrees invite you to swim from June to October.
Location: Mallorca on Google Maps
Internship Mallorca – Excursions
Here are many great places to see during your internship Mallorca, and with great ferry services you are able to take weekend or day trips to the nearby Islands, like Ibiza and Menorca. As well as taking day trips within Mallorca itself. They are great places to visit to gain a more cultural experience of the island throughout your hotel placement. Below are listed just a few ideas:
A village in the mountains, picture perfect and centered on an old church which has stunning views of olive groves and the sea. It’s a hotspot for celebrities to escape the hustle and bustle of their lives. So don’t be surprised if you recognize a few people in the streets. In the winter it is a great place for hikers. In the summer they are still great routes to take, as they are all signposted and marked. Several are easy to get to and reached by bus. For more information the official Deia website with bus timetables, history and other interesting facts: www.ajdeia.net
Train Trip to Sóller:
From Palma, you can take the narrow gauge railway to Sóller. The authentic wooden carriages take you through the Tramuntana mountain range and down into the citrus valley where the town of Sóller is situated. Here the train stops for you to spend the day, have lunch, and do things as you wish or choose to carry on by tram down to the port where you can explore this pretty resort set in a horseshoe bay or simply relax on the beach. It´s worth taking a trip on a Saturday, because in the morning there is a street market which sells local produce and handicrafts, for those of you wanting a more cultural experience in your time off.
This is a village that is set in the Tramuntana mountain range, Valldemossa is the highest village in Mallorca. It is tougher to get there in the winter due to the snow, and in the autumn and spring months it is not as warm, due to strong winds, so be sure to be prepared before you go. This being said, it is full of cobbled streets, stone houses and amazing views. Along the narrow streets, there are plenty of shops and eateries to explore, and it is definitely worth a trip.
A trip to Cabrera Island should be on the “to – do” list. A boat that leaves from Colonia San Jordi throughout the day, although getting the boat early is recommended to make the most of your day on the Island. There is much to see, in terms of the cliffs, seabirds and the lighthouse. Moreover, there are also some great restaurants offering Spanish cuisine, namely paella.
El Arenal is a short walk from Playa de Palma, and is the main area where the young people mainly go in the day and evening. It is a nice beach in the day, with many restaurants in the surrounding streets. At night time, this is where the youth come to party and go to the bars, restaurants and clubs. It is very famous for its tourist party area. El Arenal is the perfect location if you want a lot of action and many things to do day and night, but if you want to have a quiet place, then this is not the best place for you.
There are many amazing things to do on Mallorca, as well as just to sit on the countless beaches and enjoy the sun.
This cathedral is situated in the heart of Palma and is gothic in style and architecture. It is the city’s major architectural landmark and the completion of this building has taken more than 400 years. From the outside the building is imposing and from the inside it is breathtaking. The locals call the cathedral “La Seu”. We highly recommend to see this cathedral while your internship Mallorca.
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On the island Mallorca are many markets, a lot of them offer hand crafted items and local produce, making it perfect for finding gifts for family and friends. Most of the markets are open on Saturday mornings, with most of the crowds gathering at 10:30am, we suggest that you get there before 10:00am, especially in the holiday months to miss the crowds and get the best bargains. The biggest markets, due to tourists, are Alcúdia, Inca and Puerto Pollensa Market. For more information about markets and which ones are close to you: www.mallorca-spotlight.com
Cuevas Del Drach (Dragon Caves)
These caves should not be missed if you are in Mallorca. Inside is one of the largest underground lakes in the world hidden, the Martelsee. The caves contain minerals and were created thousands of years ago. The sightseeing tour takes about an hour and includes a short classical concert played by a quartet on the Martelsee, as well as a short boat ride across the picturesque lake. Just the lighting of the cave is already worth the trip. More information is available on the website: www.cuevasdeldrach.com
Internship Mallorca – Sports
On the island you can do many different sports activities. Water activities such as deep-sea diving, windsurfing and jet skiing are the most popular.
There are a number of companies specialized in diving courses. There is also the possibility to book guided tours to experience the underwater world. There are stalls and brochures in the tourist resorts that inform about the offers.
Mallorca is home to many great golf courses. Due to the constant temperatures golf courses can be offered throughout the year. Most of the courses also include the equipment, but you should always check this in advance.
There are many great ways to explore Mallorca and cycling is one of them. So why not use the free days of your internship in Mallorca for a short bike ride over the island? You can easily reach many attractions and there are well marked and signposted cycle paths.
Internship Mallorca – Transportation
There is a well developed network of lines on the island, which connects almost all cities and towns, so it will be easy for you to explore the island without a car.
Many different car rental companies are available on the island, but it is worth to compare the prices and conditions (in terms of age, insurance, etc.), as these are very different.
Ferries to the Spanish mainland
Most ferries depart from Mallorca to the ports of Barcelona, Alicante and Valencia.
There are many boat trips that connect the various Balearic Islands and make a weekend trip possible.
On the island, a special mini-train can be used, which operates during the summer season and until October.
There are several companies offering tours all over the island.
Internship Mallorca – Fiestas
There are many public holidays (Fiestas) on Mallorca. Everyone stands for another patron saint, or a religious holiday, The Spanish people use the public holidays for a long night out. Below is a list of the most important “Fiestas” public holidays, but for further holidays in specific regions, one should check again:
1st January, New Year
6th January, Feast of Epiphany (Reyes magos)
1st March, Day of the Balearic Islands
19th March, San José
1st May, May Day
24th June, San Juan
29th June, San Pedro and San Pablo
25th July, St. Jaime
15th August, Ascension Day
12th October, National holiday (Dia de la Hispanidad)
1st November, All Saints’ Day
6th December, Day of the Constitution
8th December, The “Inmaculada”
25th December, Christmas Day
Internship Mallorca – Nightlife
On Mallorca there is a wide choice of different restaurants from typical Mallorcan cuisine, traditional Spanish pubs to international cuisine and all fast food chains.
Similar to the restaurants, the variety of bars is enormous, you will find Irish pubs, generic bars and taverns in the coastal areas as well as in the big cities.
Most clubs are usually more crowded during the summer months because of the various music festivals that take place on the island. The best clubs are in Palma de Mallorca, as well as many European clubs like Pacha and Tito’s and clubs on the beach promenade (Paseo Maritimo). There are many more discos around the island, so you will not be bored during your Mallorca internship. Here is a small selection of the best: