Camp de Mar

Camp de Mar
Island restaurant in Camp de Mar

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Golf Camp de Mar caught with their pipes down (the well) it has been alleged

Golf Camp de Mar has been outed by environmental group Terraferida as the culprit in a charge raised by environmental inspectors against an unnamed golf course in Andratx for using drinking water to keep their greens green.

It is alleged that the suspect golf course had an extensive irrigation system fed from an acquifer, and that it was capable of extracting up to 720 cubic metres of  water per day - that's enough drinking water for a small town of 5,000 people according to Vicenç Vidal, Minister of the Environment.

He continued that the seriousness of the offence could lead to a fine of between ten thousand euros and one million euros.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

A long way down: A true story

Earlier this year, one of our team was out exploring the remoter parts of Camp de Mar and reported on the construction of a new cliff edge villa. This was being built in front of an existing villa, and adjacent to another that was being extended. Now news reaches us of a spectacular accident in that area of Carrer Gerani.

According to the media, an excavator working on one of the two sites - we're not sure which - fell 50 metres into the sea, with the operator jumping from the digger in time to save himself by landing in some pine trees on the way down. A feat not unknown to many a Hollywood action star!

You can read more here and here with photos.

A long way down is reference to the movie featuring ex-Bond actor Pierce Brosnan - a man used to jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire - that was filmed partly in Camp de Mar.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Claudia Schiffer's gardener, two pine trees, and an unhappy neighbour

Willi Weber complained that the trees disappeared from his garden in 2015
News from Mallorca's leading daily has popped up in our Daily Mail concerning Claudia Schiffer's gardener, two pine trees and a neighbour's home.

Read more here.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Buses lose their bottle

The conspicuous red and yellow buses that operate between Palma and Port Andratx (and other destinations) have had new regulations imposed upon them by the enlightened folks at the Majorca Transport Consortium.

Bottles of water, or any other liquid, are now banned.

Now anyone who has had the pleasure of being on a bus for anything up to 90 minutes in the blazing heat will tell you that this new regulation is more than daft, it is plainly dangerous.

Some years ago, a bus we were travelling on diverted off route and stopped in the middle of a back street road outside a parade of shops. The driver got up and asked if anyone wanted to get off and buy a cold drink as the temperature outside was nearly 40°. Common sense if you ask us, but the bureaucrats obviously have other ideas as they sit in their air-conditioned ivory towers.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Instagrammers of Camp de Mar in one place

Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures, and here are a couple of links to see those pictures of Camp de Mar users have posted online: by location and by name

Friday, 10 June 2016

Latest report & photos from the team now online

Our latest report on what's new in Camp de Mar is now online, along with a whole batch of new photos on Flickr.

You can read the report here...

...and see the photos here.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Camp de Mar Cat Burglar Caught

A Tunisian pensioner has been sent to jail after being convicted of robbing rooms in a Camp de Mar hotel and other establishments on New Year's Eve 2015.

The ex-Santa Ponsa resident scaled balconies to enter the bedrooms of guests who were out celebrating. He got away with cash and jewellery, some of which has been recovered by the police.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Pickpockets & Pedalos

Pickpockets are operating at the Camp de Mar bus stop. Be aware and keep your valuables safe. We have also noticed no Pedalos on the beach at present, but that could be due to the windy conditions.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Blue Flag lowered for 2016

The Bandera Azul (Blue Flag) Association of Spain has removed Camp de Mar from this year's list of approved beaches.

This is not because there has been any increase in pollution, but due to "more stringent criteria" being applied said Association President José Ramón Sánchez.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Goodbye Mr Ambassador

We have heard rumours that the Petit Ambassador restaurant on the beach in Camp de Mar will open on May 1st as the Accana Summer Club, a project from the IT MALLORCA | Unique Spaces group - developers of the  Can Cera, Calatrava and Can Alomar boutique hotels.

The new 'club' will deliver private events, private parking, private boat hire, private transfers, and probably private lounge chairs on the beach (with towels).

All in all, it looks to be an exclusive venue for private people seeking - in their words - creative Mediterranean cuisine, chill-out mood music, and signature cocktails.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Camp de Mar's beach cleared of seaweed accumulated over the winter

Andratx Council has begun works preparing the area's resorts for the holiday season...

Here, courtesy of Diario de Mallorca, we see the beach in Camp de Mar being readied.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Coronation Street and Camp de Mar

In 1974, the Camp de Mar's Playa hotel and the beach were used as backdrops for episodes 1434 and 1435 of the ITV soap Coronation Street. In the screenshots below we see Bet (Julie Goodyear), Rita (Barbara Knox) and Deirdre (the late Anne Kirkbride).
Bet and Rita on the beach in Camp de Mar Deidre gets in the drinks in front of the Playa Camp de Mar
More pictures are in our Visitors & Celebrities section on our homepage.

Only 3 minutes walk from the beach... if you can walk on water that is!

"Located just within a 3 minute walk from the beach and with direct access to the sea via the rocks, this wonderful luxury villa will make a great spot from where to enjoy what Mallorca has to offer... "

The big 'office-style' villa overlooking the bay of Camp de Mar is now available for holiday rental; having been empty for a number of years.

With 6 bedrooms, the villa can house over a dozen guests and be rented exclusively for weekly prices beginning at 20,000 Euro, rising to 40,000 Euro in peak season.

More details here:

seemallorca also reports that a new Summer Club will open in May, allowing guests to be picked up from the beach by yacht.