Do you want to discover the stunning natural paradise that is Majorca? To hike its breath-taking Tramuntana Mountain Range in winter, submerge yourself in its turquoise-blue water and relax on its untouched beaches in summer? Well, without us coming together to preserve Majorca’s natural spaces, cleaning up after ourselves and educating ourselves and others on the importance of preserving protected species like posidonia (seagrass), these natural zones may soon cease to possess the beauty that attracts so many visitors eager to explore and enjoy them with their family and children at our Gran Isla hotels in Calvia. With this being said, we invite you to take part in the Environmental Education Workshops organised by Calvia’s local council in September and help preserve these unparalleled natural spots for your future holidays to Majorca…
2017 saw a new record of 13.9 million arrivals to Palma Airport, a 5% increase from 2016 which does not include visitors arriving by boat on cruises. This increase is both a pro and con to the island of Majorca. A pro because the island lives on tourism: employment, economy and opportunities… However, this high level of mass tourism makes it extremely difficult for the communities to protect the island’s ecosystems, especially whilst, when we are on holiday, we do not realise how much energy and water we are consuming and how we are not following the same day-to-day practices we live by back home. Majorca is yours to enjoy, explore and discover but it should also be yours to respect and preserve so you can carrying on enjoying it for years to come.
One of the main reasons for helping us keep our coastal zones free of litter is the impact it has on posidonia, a species of seagrass that only inhabits the Mediterranean Sea when the water is clear and free of waste. This is extremely important as its function is to maintain the quality and oxygenation of the submarine ecosystem and so, if you find it in the sea whilst diving or practicing other water sports in Majorca, it is a sign that the water is clean and of excellent quality. Unfortunately, it is in rapid decline due to the impact of mass tourism in the various destinations of the Mediterranean. The local council of Calvia has organised fun and informative workshops in Portals Vells, Calvia, every Tuesday and Friday from 5pm-7pm in September and s’Oratori beach on 20th September to raise awareness about this growing problem and give you tips on how you can help protect our natural wonders.
However, even by following the smallest of practices you can help us protect our island. Follow our Gran Isla tips on how to conserve water and energy on your next holiday to Majorca in order to help us preserve this island for your future holiday experiences!
- Use the same towel throughout your entire stay to save water.
- Use the recycling points located very close to our hotels in Calvia.
- Take showers not baths!
- Avoid daily bedsheet change.
- After a day at the beach, remember to throw all your rubbish away in the numerous nearby bins.
Explore the pure and untouched side to Majorca and help us preserve our natural wonders for all your holidays yet to come!