Every day we get inundated with e-mails from people asking the most basic of questions like: "What's the weather like?" to the such questions as: "How far is it from the airport to our hotel?" We answer every single e-mail we receive but have listed those most frequently asked questions below, which will (a) hopefully answer your queries and (b) reduce our workload!
OK, let's start with - What is the weather like?"
Hot...Between May and October it is virtually sunshine all the way with very little rain. In July and August it can be very humid and at night it is very sticky. In the Winter months you will need to bring a jumper and/or coat for the evenings because it does go cooler but there will almost certainly be some stage each day when you can still enjoy the sun .. but be warned, there is very little to do in the Winter, most bars, shops and restaurants close.
How many cigarettes can I take back home with me?
The simple answer is that there is no limit these days, but if you click here you will get some official guidlines and also the official cost of cigarettes in Mallorca.
Can I make reverse charge phone calls to the UK or Ireland from Mallorca?
Yes, dial 1408 and you will get connected to an operator
Can I use the internet while I am on holiday ?
Yes, several bars around time have internet available. Some make a small charge others offer from Wifi (look out for the Wifi logo) for customers. Most hotels also have an internet service. If you haven't set up a oaming package with your service provider before you come away don't use your home internet as it will cost a packet. If you are using the free Wifi at Central Bar it is truned off between 9.30 and 11.00pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday - quiz night!!!
If I have a problem, is there a consumer office I can go to?
Yes, but it is in Palma. You can phone them, but be prepared to speak Catalan - Spanish probably won't do you! The phone number of the Oficina Municipal de Informacion al Consumidor (OMIC) is 971 712 748 or 971 724 650, and the offices are in the Plaza Olivar No.4 - which is close to the Plaza Espanya.
I would like to get married in Mallorca - how do I go about it?
First of all, it isn't easy. You are best to speak to either the British or Irish consul for advice. Their respective telephone numbers are: (0034) 971 712 445 and (0034) 971 719 244. Alternatively, you could check out the following websites, both of which organise weddings and events. They are both run by British women living on the island. www.mallorca-blessings.com and www.mymallorcawedding.co.uk
Do you have any information about my hotel, pictures etc?
Check out the alpha rooms website it has all the information on Calas de Mallorca hotels.
Can you buy baby foods, nappies and milk in Mallorca?
Yes. Heinz baby foods and other brands are available in Supermarkets and Chemists, as are most brands of nappies. In Spain Nutraben is similar to SMA baby milk. Milupa Aptimil is available in Supermarkets as is Cow & Gate, which is available in the some smaller supermarkets.
How much does a taxi cost from the airport and how long does it take?
It takes about an hour and costs around 70-75 euros. You could always get a quote from Shuttle Direct airport transfers before you come on holiday. If there are more than four people in yhour party, it is certainly worth getting in touch with them. Also, check out Palma Taxis for the latest price from the airport. at www.taxipmi.com
Can I get to Calas de Mallorca by bus from the airport?
Yes, but by the time you get here it could be time to go back home!!!
I am thinking of coming to Calas de Mallorca to work in the Summer months, what do you recommend?
As you can imagine, work in the Summer varies from one year to the next. It is impossible to point you in any direction but what we would recommend that you come out on a cheap package towards the end of April and look around for work - and accommodation - while you are here. If you get fixed up then stay. If not, just enjoy the holiday!
Can you organise accommodation for me?
We can't but can recommend you go to our hotels page for a choice of hotels and apartments that you can book on line.
Can you recommend a good car hire firm?
To check out the best prices across the internet, click here to get you the best quotes from all the leading car hire companies and you can pre-book your car online to pick up at the airport.
Can I go Scuba diving in Calas de Mallorca?
Yes - the Acqualife Dive Center (PADI) is next door but one to Pub Jupiter and opposite the children's playground at the Las Palmera centre (see map). They can be contacted by phone at (+34) 625 514 708 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any local golf courses nearby?
The Val d'Or Golf is only a 10 minute drive away. It is a well laid out course and in an ideal setting. A round costs between 76 and 100€, depending upon the time of the year. You can hire clubs at 34 € and a buggy car at 45€. There are six other good courses all within a 40 minutes drive from Calas de Mallorca. For information about these and all the island's courses contact Keith or John at Mallorca Golf Connection - they will organise all your tee times if you want ... and get you discounts at the same time. Tell them we sent you.