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Hello! I’m Alex and you may know me from my Youtube channel, “Mallorca Under the Sun“.

I have lived in Mallorca since 2005 and worked in the travel industry for almost 20 years. This website features travel tips, travel guides, holiday news, things to do that you can book, and an insight into Mallorca life.

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Warning: Increase in Fines for UK Families holidaying in Mallorca in term time

The cost of fines for UK Families holidaying in Mallorca during term time is going up from August 2024.

Palma Paseo Maritimo Redevelopment Mess – what to expect

The Palma Paseo Maritimo Redevelopment project or Passeig Maritim Nou (New Paseo Maritimo) project is continuing to prove to be an eyesore on Palma’s waterfront with works expected to extend into 2024.

Face Masks Are Back in Mallorca in 2024

If you’re looking at the news today, you will have seen that face masks are back in Mallorca in 2024. Like a flashback to 2020, facemasks have been re-introduced in medical centres all over Spain.

Extention of the Law of Excesses in Mallorca ?

This week, the idea of an extension of the Law of Excesses in Mallorca was reported following an apparent conversation between the Mayor of Calvia and the Balearic president.


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Is a Letter of Invitation Necessary to Visit Friends or Family in Spain?

This is a fake news warning if you are wondering if you need a letter of invitation to enter Spain to visit friends or family particularly from the UK. We have read some sensational headlines in the British press over the past few weeks alarming travellers about...

Flight Delays and Compensation 2024

If you have a flight booked, this article will look at the issue of flight delays and compensation and what you are entitled to if your trip gets disrupted.

Low-Cost Airline Survival Guide: 10 Tips to Keep Calm on a Rowdy Flight

In this low-cost airline survival guide,  I will run through 10 tips to keep calm on a flight full of drunk or rowdy passengers.

What to expect travelling through Palma de Mallorca Airport in Winter

In this article find out what it’s like travelling through Palma de Mallorca Airport in Winter, if it’s still busy, how far in advance you should get there before your flight and what to expect.

GREAT NEWS – Covid Entry Restrictions to Spain are Scrapped

As of today 21 October 2022, all remaining Covid entry restrictions to Spain are scrapped for third-country visitors.

Spain Travel Update Leaves Questions Unanswered

Announced on 15 September 2022, Covid travel restrictions for travellers from third countries, entering Spain remain in place.

Hopeful Mallorca September Travel Update 2022

In this Mallorca September travel update, I’ll highlight the key issues affecting travel to Mallorca over the coming weeks and months whether you are visiting from within Europe or from further afield.

Updated June 2023: Entering Spain from the UK with proof of £92 per day spending money

If you are living in the UK and planning to visit Mallorca on holiday, you may have read in the press this week news of entering Spain from the UK with proof of £92 per day spending money.

Know Before You Go to Mallorca 2022

If you are planning a holiday to Mallorca, then this article contains all the information you need to know before you go to Mallorca on holiday in Summer 2022.



You can now support my Youtube channel by booking your Mallorca tours and experiences through affiliate links you’ll find on this website. I’ll receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you), which I’ll happily spend on petrol to drive to locations to make videos.

To get started, here is an overview of some of the tours and tickets you can book in Mallorca.   Cancellation is FREE up to 24 hours before the activity starts.  Or click here to find more inspiration for more things to do around Mallorca


Mallorca Attractions Opening Dates 2024

In this article find out the Mallorca Attractions opening dates for 2024 to help you plan your holiday.

An Easy Soller Hike, Mallorca

In this article, find out about an easy Soller hike that anyone can do when visiting Mallorca out of the peak season.

Where to go Ice Skating in Mallorca in 2023

In this article find out where to go Ice Skating in Mallorca in 2023.

Where to See the Three Kings Parades in Mallorca 2024

Find out where to see the Three Kings Parades in Mallorca and experience the magic of Christmas for a second time in one festive season. The Three Kings parades or Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos herald the arrival of the Three Kings or Reyes Magos (Magic Kings) who...


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An Accessibility Guide to Holidaying in Mallorca – My Top 10 Tips

In this accessibility guide to holidaying in Mallorca (Majorca), find out everything you need to know about holidaying in Mallorca with reduced mobility.

10 Travel Tips – Mallorca in March 2024

In this article discover what to expect when visiting Mallorca in March in 2024 from the weather, suggested things to do and events.

10 GREAT Reasons to Visit Mallorca in February

Booking a holiday to Mallorca in February is recommended for anyone wishing to avoid the tourist crowds and enjoy Mallorca out of season.

15 Best Travel Tips for Americans Visiting Mallorca, Spain

Here are my 15 travel tips for Americans visiting Mallorca, Spain which include practical and cultural tips to help get the most out of your holiday.

Top 10 Things to Expect When Visiting Mallorca in 2024

Find out the top 10 things to expect when visiting Mallorca in 2024 if you have a holiday planned or are thinking of booking a break to Mallorca. In this article, I will look at questions I am asked most often on the Mallorca Under Sun Youtube channel, and Mallorca...

Can you drink tap water in Mallorca in 2024?

Can you drink tap water in Mallorca? Generally yes, you can drink tap water in Mallorca but not all over the island and not all of the time. In this article, I will outline when you may be shouldn't drink tap water in Mallorca and opt instead for buying bottled water....

Mallorca in January – a GREAT month to visit!

Mallorca in January is a great month to visit the island. With Christmas and New Year’s Eve out of the way, flights coming to the island will be cheaper.  What’s more, the New Year signals the start of many celebrations which last throughout the month for you to enjoy.

What Calas de Mallorca is Really Like

Find out what Calas de Mallorca is really like if you are thinking of booking a Summer holiday to Mallorca.

A Guide to Colonia Sant Jordi, Mallorca

In this guide, find out why Colonia Sant Jordi could be the perfect destination for your next Mallorca holiday. 


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How to take the TIB bus in Mallorca 2024

With prices for Summer holidays reaching an all time high, the cheapest way to get around the island is by taking the public TIB bus. Here is a quick guide to how to take the TIB bus in Mallorca IN 2023 and beyond.

A Guide to EMT Palma buses and where to visit

If you are visiting Palma de Mallorca, this guide to EMT Palma buses will show you how to get around the city easily and cheaply to make the most of your holiday.

A guide to taking a taxi in Mallorca

In this guide to taking a taxi in Mallorca, I will try and answer questions about how to book a taxi, where you can find a taxi and how much a taxi costs whether from the airport or calculating where you wish to go on the island.


Get an insight into Mallorca life, and what it’s like to live and work on the island. For more articles, click here.

How to exchange a UK driving license in Spain in 2023

In this article, I will explain, as of 16 March 2023, how to exchange a UK driving license in Spain easily and cheaply.

How to Move to Mallorca in 2024

In this article, find out how to move to Mallorca in 2023 from anywhere in the world, whether you are an EU Citizen or from further afield.

The Cost of Living in Mallorca in 2023

If you are thinking of moving to Mallorca, then this article will outline the approximate cost of living in Mallorca in 2023 and approximately how much you will need to budget per month to live on the island.

15 things I hate about living in Mallorca, Spain

Here are my top 15 things I hate about living in Mallorca, Spain, from how expensive Mallorca can become, finding affordable property to working.

Free public transport for Mallorca Residents

Great news for residents in Mallorca for 2023 – as of the 1st of January 2023, there will be free public transport for Mallorca residents.

The Digital Nomad Visa has launched in Spain

Great news for residents outside the EU hoping to work in Mallorca remotely. The Digital Nomad Visa is coming soon!

Renting in Mallorca – My Top 10 Tips to finding a happy home

Renting in Mallorca – whether you are arriving on the island with children, pets, or just one your own, this article will help give you some pointers of what to expect when renting a property here in Mallorca. From estate agents costs, to what to look out for when making a property inspection to what you must do before you sign the rental contract.

10 Pros and Cons of Living in Mallorca, Spain in 2024

Here are my 10 pros and cons of living in Mallorca, Spain in 2024. Life on the island isn’t perfect. But it’s not far from it.

8 Pros and Cons of Living in Palma de Mallorca

In this article I will outline 8 pros and cons of living in Palma de Mallorca. Find out what I liked and didn’t like about living in the island’s capital.


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