Camp de Mar

Camp de Mar
Island restaurant in Camp de Mar

Friday, 7 June 2019

Building works underway... more planned

We're sorry to report that the construction of the new megahotel is well underway, and that large swathes of land behind the golf course - on the popular path to Peguera - have disappeared as the earth movers and diggers go about their business.

Consequently, noise, dust and numerous lorry movements dominate the village.

This video courtesy of Diario de Mallorca shows what's going.

The local council are also continuing plans to build a roundabout on the main road to Andratx to ease the problem of vehicles turning into and out of Camp de Mar across fast moving traffic. Local landowners have been up in arms about the compulsory annexation of their land for the project, which is up for tender soon.

The council are also looking to locate a municipal depot in Camp de Mar, and there is speculation about permission for a boat yard for dry storage of small vessels.

Exciting times ahead.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Massive all-inclusive hotel set to dominate Camp de Mar's hinterland

Zafiro Hotels will be opening their third 'Palace' Hotel - a modern and innovative 5-star hotel providing services designed to allow guests to experience the genuine pleasure of the most unique and privileged holidays - in 2020.

This massive development will feature large gardens and spaces adapted for children of all ages, eleven outdoor swimming pools and two indoor pools and an extensive range of activities both inside and outside the hotel.

The Zafiro Palace Andratx (artist's impression pictured above) is being built beside the Andratx Golf Club.

For more details, visit this dedicated webpage

Thursday, 3 January 2019

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

'Arts & Crafts' market this Saturday evening

A night arts & crafts market will take place in Camp de Mar from 6pm on Saturday, June 23rd in celebration of Sant Joan.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Spanish air traffic controllers threaten strike action

Palma de Mallorca airport could be hit by delays as Spanish air traffic controllers threaten to go on strike later this week.

Palma De Mallorca Airport

More on this story here (via Daily Mail).

Palma De Mallorca Airport photo by Karl Baron is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Lost something valuable on the beach?

Tourists around the globe dread the moment their favourite ring disappears from off their finger. It could be in the sand or the sea... where do you start looking?

Thankfully, can help with a worldwide network of metal detecting enthusiasts who try to hunt down the missing heirloom.

The site has many success stories of recoveries in areas with what seems impossible odds. The beaches of Paguera for example!

Now news reaches us of a gold ring found in Alcudia.

Do you know a Victoria who got married on January 12th 2008? If so, has her husband lost his wedding band?

Find out more via this post on Facebook.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The work of Eduardo Blanco Alvarez, artist...

Camp de Mar has been popular with many artists over the years and we often feature their work. So, if anyone is interested in owning an original watercolour of the island restaurant for 200 euros, then pop over to the page of Eduardo Blanco Alvarez on ARTEnet.

For copyright reasons, we cannot actually show you the painting!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Golf club appeals fine for using fresh water

Golf Camp de Mar has applied to appeal the quarter million euro fine it received last year for using water extracted from a well to keep its course lush and green.

The company's lawyer has asked for the judgement to be set aside due to legal obligations the company acquired following its purchase of the course after the previous owner went bankrupt.

According to documents submitted, the company was compelled to honour existing contracts for the supply of water and did not know that one of these suppliers was using a fresh water well.

That contract was terminated as soon as they were informed of the contravention, and new arrangements were made for course irrigation.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Talks continue about improving road access to resort

The journey by road from Palma is fairly uneventful until exiting the Son Vich tunnel. It's then that you get your first glimpse of Camp de Mar in the distance as the Ma-1 snakes its way down to the turn-off.

Unfortunately, this junction is one of the more dangerous ones in Mallorca, being at the lower end of the curved road that descends from Andratx. Consequently left turning traffic, especially the long tourist coaches, have to cross the path of fast moving vehicles coming down the hill.

To alleviate this problem, the authorities have restarted talks in an effort to approve plans for a roundabout. This would improve road safety for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

We look forward to its completion.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Island restaurant under threat of demolition

News reaches us that Camp de Mar's world famous Illetas Bar & Restaurante could be demolished.

A Supreme Court ruling obtained by the authority in Madrid responsible for public beaches throughout Spain affects beachbars - Chiringuitos, especially those of a permanent nature. The new law requires such structures to be removable at the end of the holiday season.

As the 54 year old island restaurant is not, it faces demolition.

The regional environment ministry has enquired of Madrid about the legality of Camp de Mar's key tourist feature, and over a dozen others around Mallorca, so keep watching this space.