The Anchorage


21 Oct: Trade in Mallorca

launched an online sales app with which it hopes that island traders will be able to compete with the likes of Amazon and large stores, e.g. El Corte Inglés. On Thursday, the Pimeco president, Toni Fuster, presented Pecolo. Developed in Mallorca, any business on the island can make use of it.


21 Oct: TV series in Mallorca

A super-yacht once owned by Greek shipowner Aristotle Onasis is being used in the filming of the fifth series of The Crown at Palma´s Club de Mar. The Christina O probably plays the role of the yacht owned by the Al Fayed family.


21 Oct: Jack Ma in Mallorca

The Chinese billionaire has largely been out of public view since he publicly criticised China’s regulatory system in a speech last year. His empire promptly came under heavy scrutiny by regulators, that even led to the suspension of Ant Group’s $37 billion blockbuster IPO.


14 Oct: Local festivals in autumn

October brings with it cooler temperatures and plenty of festivals on the island, many of which are dedicated to Mallorca’s local products. Given that its harvest season, plenty of festivals concentrate on food, with wineries and vineyards in particular opening their doors to visitors and the wine festival a mainstay since 1996.


14 Oct: Coronavirus pandemic

The Thursday report gives 41 new positive cases of coronavirus – Mallorca 22, Ibiza 15, Minorca three, Formentera one. These are eight more than on Wednesday – 26 in Mallorca, five in Ibiza and two in Formentera.


14 Oct: Covid controls

The Balearic health ministry is to end Covid controls of national travellers at ports and airports on the islands. This will take effect from October 31. The controls were introduced in early December last year, the intention having been to prevent possible new cases of Covid from entering the Balearics from the rest of Spain.


07 Oct: Autumn in Mallorca

For many, autumn on Mallorca is the sweet spot of the year between its sweltering summer and crisp winter months. It’s a more temperate time on the island when the sun is still high in the sky, but without the energy-sapping heat, opening up a new world of possibilities.


07 Oct: Weekend event guide

What’s On Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 October. Guide of events taking place across the island. Fado and jazz. Júlio Resende Fado Jazz Ensemble. Caixaforum. Tapas evening and artisan market. Plaça Major. Temporary arts and crafts market. 19.00 to 24.30. Passeig Sagrera (La Lonja area).


07 Oct: Advancement of the Tourist Season

“Sports tourism is once again the main trigger for reactivation in the low and middle season months on the Island, after the impasse from March 2020-May 2021 because of the pandemic. Normality is gradually returning, which is important for companies and jobs,” said Government spokesperson and Tourism Minister, Iago Negueruela.

30 Sep: Mallorca in October

October is a time of year loved by adventurers seeking to connect with the essence of Mallorca. It’s usually a month full of traditional fairs celebrating the harvest of local produce. Normally, it would have followed a busy summer season of crowded beaches and action-packed festivals.


30 Sep: Xuan Lan, in Mallorca

Xuan Lan, is a hugely famous online yoga teacher and she has just arrived in Mallorca, where she’s leading a retreat at es Racó d’Artà. She’s been practising and teaching yoga for more than a decade, has upwards of 1.5 million followers on YouTube; over 500,000 on Instagram and has written several best sellers.


30 Sep: Weather in Mallorca

Mallorca estará este próximo viernes en alerta amarilla por lluvias, según han informado desde la delegación territorial de la Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (Aemet) en Baleares.


23 Sep: Mallorcan breakfast

Breakfast is supposed to be your most important meal of the day and, on Mallorca, a pastry known as ‘ensaïmada’ has been the traditional breakfast pastry since the 17th century, although its origins are unknown.