All along the Iberian coast, revellers mark the Dia de la Virgen del Carmen each year with huge celebrations. Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands with the most activity and accommodation options for tourists worldwide. <a href=”http://www.hotels4u.com/en_mallorca_hotels.aspx” target=”_blank”>Majorca hotels</a>fill up fast during the festival, with travellers who come for the fiesta.
This popular Spanish festival takes place in July honouring la Virgen del Carmen, the patron saint of fishermen who provides protection across the seas. While the regional celebrations vary, most will revolve around raucous outdoor festivities. While fiesta traditions vary, almost all villages will observe the custom of parading a statue of the virgin held aloft by local fishermen.
the Dia de la Virgen del Carmen is marked most vibrantly in the capital of Majorca, Palma. Palma’s 14th century castle of Bellver provides a stunning backdrop to the celebrations. It also boasts a vibrant nightlife with an array of trendy bars and restaurants.
<a href=”http://www.hotels4u.com/en_mallorca_hotels.aspx” target=”_blank”>Majorca hotels</a> are well represented in Palma and, whether it’s unadulterated luxury or an affordable pit-stop you’re after, you’re sure to find the ideal spot here. Coastal resorts near Palma offer a slightly lower key alternative to fiesta-goers hoping for a more relaxed pace of life.
One such resort is Alcudia, a family-friendly port area. With an exciting water park, a relaxing beach and numerous water sports, Alcudia is the perfect destination for a longer-term stay.
The spectacular Bay of Alcudia features a promenade with a lively nightlife of bars and restaurants. However, Alcudia is primarily a quiet resort with most of the evening entertainment based around <a href=”http://www.hotels4u.com” target=”_blank”>hotels</a>. Couples making a getaway to Alcudia will really appreciate the romantic beauty of the seafront.
Nearby Cala Ratjada is an alternative spot for Dia de la Virgen del Carmen celebrations on Majorca. The fiesta celebrations here have a real buzz, thanks to the crowds from the 40-plus hotels in the area. The European Union has given Cala Ratjada an honourable Blue Flag status for its exceptionally clean waters, pure sandy coves and uniquely dramatic jagged coastlines.
Some of the most luxurious <a href=”http://www.hotels4u.com/en_majorca_hotels.aspx” target=”_blank”>hotels in Majorca</a> are clustered around the town’s primary beach, Son Moll. The Serrano Place hotel, next to Son Moll, epitomises this luxury. It features a promenade stretching into the centre of the village with numerous sights, and attractions to catch along the way.
For festivities away from the large crowds, plan your trip in laid-back Porto Colom. Sweet little boats can be seen bobbing about in the natural harbour of this former fishing village. Travellers can join the fishing locals along the port to celebrate the Dia de la Virgen del Carmen festival.