Alternative markets to visit in Mallorca

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Autumn in Mallorca opens the doors to a large number of alternate activities among which include walking through the picturesque streets of Palma, discover the charm of its beautiful historic centre, the beauty of its villages, its typical produce and popular markets that can be found all around the island. A whole exhibition of tradition, craftsmanship and innovation that you have to explore during your holidays. For this reason, Sol Hotels have prepared a detailed list with the best popular markets in Mallorca so that you can take a bit of the island home with you.

  • Consell Market. One of the most famous markets in Mallorca, and not only because it is one of the oldest, but also because it is an authentic exhibition of handicrafts and refurbished furniture. It is located at the entrance to the town of Consell and houses a large number of handmade objects, furniture, utensils and works of art, all at a good price. Haggling is obligatory and you will often witness funny discussions about the prices of products. At the beginning of the market, they usually place perfect food trucks which provide the perfect place to relax and regain strength for more haggling.
  • Sineu market. This market combines the traditional atmosphere of Mallorca with a wide range of crafts, clothing and decoration. And not only that, but you can also find a wide variety of typical Mallorcan products such as sausages, cheeses, sobrasada and snacks which you can bring back from your holidays. The market is located in the centre of the town of Sineu, and is an excellent opportunity to get to know one of the most charming villages in Mallorca.
  • Santa Maria Market. Santa María is one of the towns in the Pla de Mallorca area (in the non-mountainous interior of the island) best known by the tourists and the athletes, as it enjoys an excellent climate practically throughout the year. Every Sunday a lively street market with typical products from the island is held in the main streets of the town, bringing together sausages, wines, traditional sweets and agricultural products of all kinds.
  • Tira’m es trastos. A very alternative market that began a few years ago in the neighborhood of Santa Catalina. This market shares the environmental philosophy promoted by Palma, and consists of a recycling project shared by the residents through the sale of second-hand items. It takes place one Saturday every month in the Pau Casals square and has musical performances, bar service and lots of entertainment.

Discover the most alternative side of Mallorca with Sol Resorts and take a different souvenir home. In Sol Katmandu Park you can enjoy accommodation full of services, comfort and fun for the little ones very close to the main attractions in the city.

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A family trip to Fuerteventura? These are the best when going with children

Although it may seem that any beach will do when going with the family since all you need to spend a day of sun and swimming with children is to be close by specific services such as toilets, shaded areas and games (if possible). One of our country’s destinations with the most beaches for families traveling with children is the paradise island Fuerteventura.

With beaches for all tastes and offering an undisputedly large range of entertainment and leisure activities, the island of Fuerteventura has a catalogue of beaches ideal for children who will have a great time whilst parents don’t have to worry about anything. The three beaches listed below are some of the highlights of the island.

Playa de Sotavento

Parking, permanently kept clean, beach bars and bathrooms, Sotavento Beach presents itself as a perfect choice for families. A white sandy beach and crystal clear turquoise waters that is located in the southern part of the island of Fuerteventura.

Besides being a clean and well-equipped beach, Playa de Sotavento is one of those beaches that has the virtue of not being overcrowded at almost any time of year.

Playa Matorral

While it is not an untouched and deserted beach, Playa Thicket is one of the best beaches suitable for families who want to spend a day of sun and bathing with their children. With services of all kinds (hammocks, umbrellas, toilets and so on), this beach is a delight as far as cleanliness, location and entertainment is concerned and its waters offer you lots of fun water sports to enjoy.

El Bajo Negro

El Bajo Negro is a perfect mix of sand dunes and beach perfectly prepared to suit families. This beach is not only beautiful in itself but offers various services for a comfortable day at the beach with all that is necessary for young and old.

Child-Friendly Hotels in Fuerteventura

For family trips, beyond choosing the perfect beach for a beach day out, it is necessary to research the best accommodation from which to choose. Some of the highlights in Fuerteventura are:

  • IBEROSTAR Fuerteventura Palace: Perfect for families with children, the IBEROSTAR Fuerteventura Palace is located in the most beautiful area of Playa Jandia.
  • IBEROSTAR Gaviotas Park: Another hotel ideal for traveling with children is the IBEROSTAR Fuerteventura Gaviotas Park, a hotel with swimming pools, animation and mini-club.
  • IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas: Jandía Playa is also the location of the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas, a hotel for families with everything needed for an ideal vacation.