Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Photos from Mallorca

After a few days in the bustling but charming port city of Palma de Mallorca (capital of the Baleric Islands), we spent the next 2 days enjoying the rest of the island of Mallorca. We stayed in the tiny seaside town of Banylbufar -- a village of farming terraces on cliffs along the Mediterranean Sea. You know you are in paradise when you are sitting on your balcony overlooking a lemon tree grove, watching the sun set over the Mediterranean, eating locally produced cheese, bread, olives and wine. In addition to enjoying the charm of Banylbufar and Hotel Mar I Vent´s spectacular views, we spent a lot of time driving through the rest of the island. As if the Serra de Tramuntana mountains and their heart-stopping cliffs rising thousands of feet above the Mediterranean were not scenic enough, the island also boasts beautiful beaches, numerous quaint villages, and a countryside chock-full of olive, lemon, orange, almond, fig, pomegranate and palm trees. One of our favorite stops on our Mallorcan adventure was Cala Sant Vincenc -- a beach town of four jewel-like coves with sandy beaches and turquoise waters nestled between soaring cliffs. After these tranquil days of quiet towns and serene beaches, we are off the party island of Ibiza!

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