Easter is just over the horizon and here at Gran Isla we are starting to get rather excited. Why you may ask? Simply because one of the most special times of the year. The beginning of unforgettable season of holidays in Majorca because firstly, despite what Game of Thrones may tell us, Winter has been and gone. And as the weather begins to heat up, beach goers are embracing themselves for the first dip in the sea of the year. Restaurants, bar and our hotels in Santa Ponsa and Palmanova are gearing up ahead of the new season. First and foremost on the agenda is the Easter Holidays. Simply one of the best times of year to visit Majorca. Discover a vast array of historical and cultural events, the warm weather and the lively atmosphere which this religious holiday brings to the island.
Just with a short stroll through the cobbled streets of most towns in Majorca, it’s evident that religion still is a big part of the history and culture of island. You can find a church at the core of the majority of the towns and on the descent into Palma airport, the illustrious Cathedral in the city’s capital easily stands out from above. Furthermore, whilst at home Easter may last just a couple of days, over in the Iberian Peninsula it lasts slightly longer. A week. Holy week as it is translated takes place between Sunday 14th – Sunday 21st April. Here you can discover a wealth of different traditions that take place over the course of the week. One of the most eye-catching being the Processions that line the streets on various evenings. These traditional rituals feature a wealth of colour with the biggest being held on the Thursday before Easter to mark the Passion of Christ. They people of Majorca also trade in hot cross buns for their own culinary delicacies, most famously the rubiols and panades, a few of the typical pastries that can be found during the Easter period.
Another reason what makes this time of year feel slightly more special than most is the face that Spring is fully underway. The weather and climate are always improving as the locals relinquish their winter jackets and descend upon the beaches once more. And why not when the island is home to some of the most gorgeous sandy oases in the world. Moreover, the concept of a 5-day weekend just around the corner brings a euphoric atmosphere to the island. Majorca transforms into a thriving paradise with many cultural events to discover. Including the Mostra de Cuines (Calvia Food Fair) and Santa Ponsa Cup which we previously wrote about on our blog.
So what have we established? It’s as perfect time as any to come to Majorca. Our hotels in Santa Ponsa and Palmanova are all once again open for the start of the new season, and you can find fantastic value for money rates for our modern and comfortable apartments and rooms in hotels that boast excellent all-inclusive services and facilities with swimming pools, entertainment and children’s activities. The ideal accommodation for family holidays.
All in all, whilst the traditional religious events play a big part of ‘Semana Santa’ in Majorca, there’s plenty of other events and activities to discover that embellish the island that you can try all year round. Take a trip to the stunning beaches, a hike in the emblematic Tramuntana mountains, there’s an abundance of exploring to be done. But there is no better time to visit Majorca with the best price for all of our hotels available at the Gran Isla official website.
Unforgettable Easter Holidays with Gran Isla Hotels.