Camp de Mar

Camp de Mar
Island restaurant in Camp de Mar

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, www.detectorist.eu 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.



Thursday, 18 May 2017

Resort update

The review team has just returned from Camp de Mar and a full report with photos is currently in preparation but, to keep you up to date, here are some news items...

There is building work going on at one of the older villas on the eastern side of the bay with demolition noises and vehicle movements at odd times during the working week. Thankfully, weekends were quiet.


Most shops, bars and restaurants are now open. The exception being the Accana Summer Club, which is not due to open until June. The old Spar supermarket under the Playa hotel has reopened with a fresh new look and a good range of products, while alongside it a Scuba Academy was being fitted out.

The new Airport Bus Service - A11 - is operating between Peguera and Son Sant Joan Aeroport. Timetable here.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

New bus route planned for Camp de Mar

Five new bus routes are being introduced by the Baleares government later this year.

Planned to run from the airport to popular tourist destinations, they will cut the need to travel into Palma on local EMT bus route 1 in order to change onto a TIB bus to continue the journey onward to a resort.

The initial proposal has recently been revised following local protests about the limited number of stops. This has seen the extension of the route to Santa Ponsa onward to Paguera and then terminating at Camp de Mar. The other four routes will end in or near: Alcudia, Cala d'Or, Cala Millor and Magalluf.

The routes will be operated by Transabus and Arriva, although we're not sure which company will run what services just yet.



From tomorrow - March 1st - the Spring timetable for bus L102 comes into operation and we've noticed that a couple of times a day a new Express bus service runs from Andratx to Palma (and vice versa) missing out those stops in between - thus shaving about 25 minutes off the journey time.