Spain Trip in October- Barcelona and Majorca
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Oct 16, 2012 4:28 PM Last Post By: IntrepidGee
Aug 29, 2012 8:58 PM
15Hello, I am new to this so bare with me. I am hoping to contact the person who traveled to Barcelona and ended in Mojorca for the remaining 4 nights. I am going on a mother/daughter adult trip in early October. Your trip sounds very similar to our interest. Can you recommend the relaxing resort you stayed in at Majorca please? How long did it take you to get there from Barcelona? Weather nice?
Please help, very little time to plan.
Aug 29, 2012 10:35 PM
Don´t hesitate to ask. I live in Majorca.
As regards to relaxing resorts, unfortunately I can be as helpful as tourists (since I don´t usually go to these resorts on vacations, but abroad).
However, I´ll be pleased to lend you a hand with your planning, as regards to travel distances, specific spots, etc. Even if some Spanish websites are confusing to you (for instance, boats to Majorca), do not hesitate to ask.
I believe several air carriers (Air Berlin, Ryanair, Vueling, Air Europa) do the route Barcelona-Palma.
You can also get to Majorca from Barcelona by boat (check Balearia, Iscomar and Acciona websites for schedules) It takes much longer, so unless air tickets are rather expansive or you plan to bring your own car, I´d rather go by plane.
Finally, as I mentioned in my post, weather on early October is still pleasant to go to the beach. The water is still warm. But do not be surprised if ocasionally (or not so ocasionallly) rainfalls show up.
Sep 27, 2012 4:58 AM
just saw your post....ugghh logged in after a long time...
I wonder if you've already planned your trip, but I am travelling next week as per the above mentioned itinerary...I can come back and give a detailed trip report, hopefully that will be helpful...that in case you are still looking for some advice :)
Oct 16, 2012 5:02 AM
18Dear fellow travelers,
back from my 9 day long Spain vacation this week...and it was a trip to remember!! here's my trip report...
Weather: first and foremost...no doubt we were a bit skeptical abt visitng spain at this time of the year, fearing rain and cold. But we were pleasantly surprised. Weather was simply great. It was sunny all 9 days, and sea was wonderful - cool water and warm sand underneath. We could not have asked for a better weather.
Crowd: Except for overly touristy places (like Sangrida in Barcelona) we did not find much crowd at any of the places we visited. We were infact relived we did not pick the peak summer months -thankfully we got the best of both worlds: pleasant weather and minimum tourists!
Barcelona: We were in Barcelona for 3 nights which I think was just enough to enjoy most charms of the city. First day we got ourselves orientated, roamed around La Rambla and Gothic quarters ending with a great dinner. Second and Third day we covered most of the attractions including Sangrida Familia, Guell Park, Montjuic etc. Infact we took a hoho bus one of the days for the ease of travel between these points. We also spent an evening enjoying the magic fountain from top of Montjuic, which was one of my favourite bits of Barcelona.
Brief Road Trip: Next 2 days we hired a car and headed northwards. We visited Montserrat, took the rack rail to the top and were simply amazed at the sight. It was a wonderful day out. Then we headed to Cardona to stay overnight at it's beautiful gothic castle. Next day we drove to Costa Brava and stayed at a charming seaside parador. It was on a cliff with breathtaking views and a beautiful turquoise cove just 5 mins walk from the reception. We had the most amazing day swimming in the cove and later sipping into cappucino soaking in the sights from the hotel restaurant. In the evening we visited Begur town for authentic spanish dinner.
Mallorca: We took an early morning flight for the last wing of our trip: relaxing in Mallorca for next 4 days. I loved every bit of time spent in this island. Our hotel was very beautiful with sea views all around, its very own private cove and a little beach as well! It was near Palma Nova area so long sandy beaches were in close proximity. we also had a car all this while so explored hidden and distant parts of Mallorca as well including the northern most point Cap de Formentor and also took a road trip on the western coast following M10 and visited some pretty traditional villages like Banyalbufar, Deia, Soller, Valdemossa, Pollenca...Witnessed some extraordinary sights of Tramutana range on the way.
Our trip was perfect in every respect...thanks to all the advice I got on this forum!!
Oct 16, 2012 4:28 PM
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