Easter is the perfect time for a getaway and disconnects some days from routine, and what better than to do it from a paradisiacal island just a flight from you. The Balearic Islands, and especially Mallorca, is the preferred destination for those who want to enjoy a soft temperature, dreamed landscapes, and the first encounter of the year with crystal clear waters without the crowd of summer.
From the beginning of the Holy Week in Mallorca, the Palm Sunday until the end of Easter Sunday there are many of the processions and the Davallaments or Christ descents from the cross that parade by the streets of the different places of the city. The remarkable ones are the Palma ones with almost 20 processions and the ones of Alcudia.
The processions combine with other celebration events like the Pancaritats, popular encounters in the hermitages of the villages where you will eat the last meat empanadas, peas or fish called “panades” to dismiss the festivity until the following year.
To this traditional empanadas add, as typical food of Mallorcan gastronomy during Holy Week, the robiols, sweet cakes filled with “cabello de angel”, brossat or jam of different flavours, and "crespells", biscuits made with flour, butter, olive oil, yolk, lemon, and sugar, which are normally given a variety of shapes such as stars or hearts.
But, beyond the most traditional events on the island in Easter, temperatures are ideal to go hiking in some of the most prominent peaks, as well as to enjoy the beautiful coves like Cala Mitjana, Cala es Marmols or Cala Mondragó.
For sports and adventure lovers, aquatic sports or cycletourism routes are an excellent option to enjoy the natural side of Mallorca.
And of course, it is always a good idea to pass by the picturesque neighbourhoods in Palma: Santa Catalina the most Bohemian, the Jewish quarter or Potritxol, in which coexists the modernity with the old fisherman houses of the area.
Visiting Mallorca in Easter is a good idea, and what better than staying at Santa Clara Urban Hotel & SPA with a privileged location in Palma’s old town, just five minutes from the beach, the Cathedral, or the city centre. A modern hotel in a renovated building from 17th-century, with all the services and amenities to make your stay the most comfortable possible and for all kinds of travellers: lonely ones, in couple, family trip or with friends. Mallorca awaits you! Make your reservation by clicking here or call at 971 729231.