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kappa99




PostSubject: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:20 am

Hi there folks,

Im heading to Majorca two days before six of my friends arrive, in April, and Im wondering what is likely to be open and what can be done as a solo traveller.

Ive been away myself a couple of times just after Xmas taking advantage of Ryanair sales, so Im fine in my own company!

As a group we are headed to Magaluf but I absolutely love Santa Ponsa - will there be much to do around the 23rd April? Or can anyone suggest trips etc available at that time? Im aged 29, my "nightlife" me is probably still 21 but daytime me enjoys sightseeing etc etc. or just happy to chill in the sun (hopefully) by a nice beach, bar or cafe.


Thanks in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:43 am

Kappa, April will be quiet but will be coming to life! Weather should be fine for sitting in the sun and you will find plenty of bars open in Magaluf and Santa Ponsa.

I have been in April a few times and enough open to have a great time.

It might be worth you jumping on a bus to Palma for a mooch around for a couple of hours.
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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:18 pm

Thanks Chelsearo,
Been in late April before but only for a weekend to Magaluf, this will be my first time in Santa P so early in the season.

Im glad it wont be totally deserted! I think I may head into Palma for the day and get to sight see for once, only ever been to watch the Mallorca games!
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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:24 pm

Kappa, sounds like you are a regular to Mallorca then?!

Santa Ponsa in April is fine, nice and quiet but bars a plenty. If I come out with the lads it tends to be mid/late April and always been fine. We usually jump in a cab to Maga too.

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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:27 pm

This will be about my 10th/11th time yeah! First went with parents at 12 and 17 (and somewhere in between), three times with the girlfriend and the rest with mates! Its usually high season we go other than the April trip to Magaluf and now this one where I plan to be in Santa P when myself and then Maga when they arrive.

Absolutely love the place. Id move there if I could.
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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:31 pm

Like your style, I first went to Mallorca in 1982 whn I was 12, then as a 17 year old with the lads and coming out since then. About 11 years ago I bought an aprtment in Santa Ponsa, have small kids now and they love it!!

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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:33 pm

Thats the dream eh! Got my first kid on the way later this year so this is a sort of farewell to boys holidays but the better half enjoys Majorca so I dont think it will be adios to the island altogether!
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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:03 pm

Nice one, as I have got older i have found there is so much to do for all ages so you will be fine.

Also, I still get away with the lads when I can so try and have a sneaky couple of days if you can!!
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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:00 pm

Hi kappa, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I wouldn't say goodbye to the lads holiday, if you stop you will never get it back lol, 3 nighter is still ok surely.

Nice to have you on board, look forward to reading all about your trip in April, don't forget the camera and give us a few photos.

I cant really think of anything to do that time of year any different to any other time of the year TBH, drink walk and sightsee is all I love doing, obviously it wont be jumping but when your with the lads Im sure you will make your own party.

I like a wander around Palma done it a few times now, tried other resorts too, last year we had our meet up in SP but never left the bar lol, the year before in October me and the wife had a wander around a couple of resorts Pageura being one that I really loved.....................

http://majorcaforum.forumsmotion.com/t8698-our-afternoon-out-to-pageura-1st-october-2012

http://majorcaforum.forumsmotion.com/t8699-a-few-hours-in-camp-de-mar





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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:30 pm

Nice to see you posting Kappa, it's difficult to know what else to suggest when we don't know what sights you've already seen and done. There's loads to do as a singleton anyway Thumsup

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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:52 am

Hey guys thanks for the continued help.
To be honest sight seeing wise I havent done much, usually when Ive been its been sunbathing, nights out, waterparks, trips to the football and some shopping in Palma!

Looking forward to having some freedom for two days.

Ive already convinced one of the guys coming over to go to a Palma derby between two teams in the 6th tier of Spanish football...the tough part now is finding the pitch they play on - from what i saw online it looks like only 100-200 people go!

And of course the pics from the holiday will be uploaded - the ones that arent too NSFW of course  Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:00 am

Palma football ground must be bigger than that, is this the one you want or a smaller one else where

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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:06 am

Its not the RCD Mallorca one, it holds 20 odd thousand, its two regional teams, they only get a couple hundred to their games! I think the Spanish lower leagues are set up into regions, and the Balearics have one for each island, with the best teams from each Island in a smaller top league (Who could in theory work their way up the leagues if they had the resources). These two teams seem to be in the top Balearic regional league and are both from Palma playing when we are there.

Ive had a look at Camp De Mar and think I'll head through there early on the second day of lonesome travel, the bus from Santa Ponsa is only 25 mins each way. I quite fancy lunch on the restaurant on the bridge!
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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:08 am

Camp de Mar is a lovely place for lunch, one year when my eldest was about 1, we had luch and of course sampled the beer and sangrai.

on the way back I stupidly put him in the buggy and pushed him along the bridge, I never told my Mrs, but I was so so close to losing him and the buggy in the sea!! should have folded the buggy up and carried him back!

You will see what I mean when you go.

Also regaridng the footy, Santa Ponsa have a team, not sure what leasgue they are in but you can often watch a game over there. The ground is down the road where burger king is, just on the right.
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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:56 am

I know Santa Ponsa has a sports football ground.

Here is a list of the smaller clubs on the Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divisiones_Regionales_de_F%C3%BAtbol_in_Balearic_Islands



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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:07 am

Just checked if you click on the teams on the left hand column it takes you to another info page, on that page will be external links normally taking you to their official webpages, if you cant find an address to a particular club just ask away and Im sure someone will find one for you.

Andratx http://www.ceandratx.es/ is not to far from SP

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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:48 pm

Perfect thanks guys, that Wiki page is where I stumbled upon the two small teams from palma, will do some digging and failing that I will ask here for the address!!

Im thinking of also going to Valldemosa briefly, saw a picture on facebook last night on a page called "Places to see before you die" and the view was incredible....Im thinking going there in the afternoon. Will be a day spent on a bus to the two places but most definitely worth it.

*edit* - this was the team playing at Home - C D ATLETICO LA UNION
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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:54 pm

Never been to Valldemosa but seen some really nice videos of the place it looks awesome would love to see it one day myself.






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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:28 pm

Its a lovely place, well worth a look, definatly NOT Magaluf!!
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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:19 pm

HA! You are right! Its definitely not Magaluf. Its partly why i am having a few days on my own before I go, I know that individually we may want to do "touristy" things but as soon as we all get together in an airport it'll be the last thing we do!
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PostSubject: Re: 2 days solo in majorca before friends arrive   Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:21 pm

seems like a good balance !

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