It’s all about fairs and markets in Mallorca this November.
On 19th November, the Dijou Bo Fair in Inca is the island’s largest agricultural fair, featuring market stalls, a funfair, animals, agriculture, music and dancing. Just take the train from Palma.
Next is the charming Olive Fair in the mountains. On 21st and 22nd November, one of Mallorca’s prettiest country villages, Caimari, creates a wonderful setting for this small, agricultural fair. With olive leaves covering the village square and an old olive press in the centre, it really does feel as if you have stepped back in time. All things olive are represented, from black and green olives of all shapes and sizes to olive oil and olive-wood products.
For something a bit sweeter, head to the Honey Fair in Llubi on 22nd November. Bee keepers and honey makers from all over Mallorca and Menorca gather at this festival, and their products are entered into honey competitions. Try honey liqueur or honey rum, and take home some honeycomb and beeswax.
On 18th and 19th November, Sa Pobla hosts one of Mallorca’s largest autumn fairs. Thousands flock the streets of this town during the last weekend of November, and the fair offers stalls selling local produce and handicrafts, as well as a horse show. Plenty of concerts are programmed, with rock bands complementing the traditional music of the xeremier (Majorcan bagpipes).
Lastly, on 29th November, the Mushroom Fair – La Fira de l’Esclatasang – is held in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains in a quaint little village called Mancor de la Vall. The wild mushrooms on display are enormous, flat chestnut-brown beasts that work well on toast and in all manner of casseroles. Go and try them at one of the many stalls that offer this fungal treat.
With so much activity on the island, you will probably want to stay somewhere that’s away from the hustle and bustle.
If that’s the case, then you need the motor yacht, Samaric. Moored in Palma, you have the luxury of travelling round the island with ease, making the most of your holiday and allowing you to see all the events that you want. It’s like having your very own private hotel on water.
Samaric is truly indulgent, all four double cabins have full reverse cycle air conditioning, satellite TV and DVD/CD/iPod plug-in player, as well as stylish granite or marble en-suites. You’ll be pampered with Egyptian cotton monogrammed bed linen, duck or goose down pillows and the highest quality bath towels. It’s the ideal environment to relax and unwind.
The fully equipped galley has a separate dining area, and the luxury saloon features leather sofas, a 40” flat screen TV and bar area. You’ll find in-built speakers and mood lights around the boat so that you can continue to listen to your favourite tunes, and there are also plenty of decks for sunbathing and dining al fresco.
The spacious Aft Cockpit is ideal for entertaining, while the Foredeck is the place for serious sunbathing, and you’ll find sun loungers, a gas barbecue, fridge and wet bar on the Flybridge. When you’ve had enough of relaxing, there’s a Seadoo jet ski and a Williams 325 turbojet tender for some serious action.
Samaric – arguably one of the best places to stay in Mallorca!