News of the day 28 April 2023
News / Latest headlines
Cala Vinyes in Calvia, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Come on in, the sea in Mallorca's lovely, but ...

Sea temperature is currently two degrees above normal.

Andrew Ede

Youth hostel in Palma, Mallorca

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Clampdown on Mallorca youth hostels offering tourist accommodation

One reason for the clampdown - youth hostels don't charge the tourist tax.

Andrew Ede

Palma International Boat Show 2023

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Palma Alive with Yachting Fever

The Show traditionally heralds the start of the Mediterranean yachting season and features a full-capacity exhibitor list, showcasing everything from state-of-the-art marine electronics to the most sumptuous superyachts

Sarah Forge

Surge in bookings for overseas holidays over the Coronation weekend.

Latest headlines

Mallorca proving more popular than the Coronation

34% are planning a Coronation Bank Holiday escape overseas.

Humphrey Carter

Mercat de l'Olivar in Palma, Mallorca

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Drought in Spain pushing up Mallorca food prices

It had seemed as if food prices were stabilising, but now comes the drought.

Andrew Ede

News / Comment
Spanish elections 2023


Election time

“We are on full local election mode but the result is too close to call at the moment”

Jason Moore

Housing problem


Beware banks bearing gifts

"A lot of publicity for, quite frankly, not very much."

Andrew Ede

Young people still living at home in Spain


Our Spanish survey says!

Spain of all European nations has more of its young people (of working age) living at home with their parents than any other country.

Frank Leavers

A person reading on the internet


No Comment

I find the best antidote is to scan the stories and then skip with all alacrity to the comments section.

Anna Nicholas

Mass tourism

Majorca tourism

Remind me ... what is a quality tourist?

The term quality tourism has caused offence in the past.

Andrew Ede

News / Celebs
Annie Lennox is back relaxing in Mallorca.


Annie Lennox back on the island she “loves” Mallorca

"The irony of a tourist economy that both sustains and destroys at the same time."

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle


The Crown makes CrossFit history

The Crown, the first CrossFit competition of its kind, saw ten young athletes invited to the island to throw down for the right to the title of “King” and “Queen”.

Vicki McLeod

May 1st demonstration in Palma.


Celebrating the "labour festival" - the first of May

In Mallorca, it marks what is often referred to as the official start of the tourism season.

Andrew Ede


Summer is overtaking spring in the Soller Valley

Soller main square is far more than a location; it is the heart of the community.

Shirley Roberts


Homefront Horrors

Mallorcans prefer a rustic lunch, an informal barbeque or an impromptu get together where you're not really missed if you don't turn up.

Peter Clover

Holiday / Hotels
Miguel Fluxà, president of the Iberostar Group


Iberostar boss is Forbes CEO of the year in Spain

Miguel Fluxà is a member of a family business dynasty that started with a footwear company in 1877.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Travelling
The luxury cruise ship Riviera in Palma's port


Find out what ships are in port today

Riviera and the sailing cruise ship Sea Cloud are scheduled to come into Palma's port this morning.

Christina Buchet

Weather / Temperatures
Highs in the Balearics on April 28, 2023


Saturday's weather in Mallorca

The forecast for Mallorca for Saturday, April 29.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Paperwork / Schools
Queen's College Book Day


"Portable magic" - Queen's College celebrates World Book Day and San Jordi

Students at Queen's College celebrated World Book Day and Nursery children were on a scavenger hunt.

Queen's College

The Academy International School celebrate Earth Day


Earth Day Activities in Junior and Senior School at the Academy School

This week students at The Academy International School celebrated Earth Day and exhibition opening by Senior art students and a visit to an event at the Palma Convention Centre.

The Academy International School

Paperwork / Paperwork
Spanish solidarity tax


What is Spain’s solidarity tax?

It applies for 2022 and 2023.

Cathal Rochford, Partner Blevins Franks

Food and drink / Food and drink

Food and drink

This marinara has no taste of the sea

So why is the best sauce ever created for pasta and pizza called 'marinara' if it doesn’t smell or taste of the sea?

Andrew Valente

Sant Marc traditions

Food and drink

Mallorcan slow food

Long considered a delicacy in Mallorca, snails have in fact been an integral part of the island’s cuisine since time immemorial and in most traditional restaurants, you’ll probably find somebody sitting down and working their way through a large plateful of them

Marc Fosh

Edition of 28 April 2023