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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 which you can book, and an insight into Mallorca life.

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Alex Smith Mallorca Under the Sun


For more Mallorca holiday news that matters, click here. 

How much is Eco Tax in Mallorca in 2023?

I have had many queries asking, “how much is eco tax in Mallorca?” This article will take a look at the cost of Eco tax in Mallorca.

OUT NOW: The Living in Mallorca Under the Sun e-book

Out now on Kindle, the e-book “Living in Mallorca Under the Sun” takes a look behind the scenes of Mallorca’s number one holiday help Youtube channel Mallorca Under the Sun.

Mallorca Tourism Board says “NO” to Brits on a budget

Sensationally reported in The Sun newspaper this week, the Oficina de Turismo otherwise known as the Mallorca Tourism Board says “NO” to Brits on a budget. 

Mosquitos in Mallorca – how bad are they?

You will have heard the rumours about mosquitos in Mallorca, but how true are they? If you are planning a holiday to Mallorca and want to find out more about the mosquito problem on the island, then this article will give you all the honest information you will not...


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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.



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 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.

Explore Festive Nativity Scenes in Palma de Mallorca

Discover the most beautiful Nativity Scenes in Palma de Mallorca in this guide, to get the most out of your festive visit to Mallorca at Christmas.

Christmas in Mallorca in Photos

See Christmas in Mallorca in photos to see just what it’s like if you are planning a holiday over the Winter season to this beautiful Balearic island.

The Correfoc in Santa Ponsa 2022 – the best night EVER

On September 6th 2022, the Correfoc in Santa Ponsa returned with a bang to Santa Ponsa beach after a three-year break due to the pandemic.


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Nightlife in Arenal Mallorca

Find out what you need to know about nightlife in Arenal Mallorca from what the atmosphere is like, to how busy the bars are, and why this party capital may just rival the nightlife in Magaluf.

Easter in Mallorca 2023 – What to Expect

If you hoping to spend Easter in Mallorca in 2023, then this article will tell you everything you need to know to plan your holiday to the island and what to expect to see at the Easter parades.

Porto Cristo Guide: 10 Reasons to Book a Porto Cristo holiday

In this quick Porto Cristo guide in Mallorca, find out 10 reasons to book a Porto Cristo holiday in Mallorca, and why this small port town isn't just a destination for a day trip, but the perfect place to go for your Mallorca holiday. Porto Cristo is as its name...

Cala Millor Nightlife, Mallorca – What to Expect

Find out what to expect from Cala Millor nightlife in Mallorca if you are planning a holiday on this East Coast of the island.

Guide to the Best Cala Bona Nightlife, Mallorca

In this guide to the best Cala Bona nightlife in Mallorca (Majorca), Spain, find out why this resort has some of the liveliest nightlife on the island and what to expect if you are planning a holiday to the resort.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Mallorca

If you are looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Mallorca, then find out what it’s like and how you can enjoy this night out on the island.



A 16km beach, fine white sands, turqoise blue seas, lots of things to do, a lively port area, and historic old town nearby.


A family friendly resort, the famous Pine Walk promenade, stunning beaches and historical hotels.


Find out what Palmanova nightlife was like in the Summer season 2021 with many bars and restaurants open.


Famous for its great family hotels, many sandy coves and stunning turquoise blue waters.


Spectacular beaches, turquoise seas, and a flat promenade join the resorts of S'Illot & Sa Coma


An iconic Mallorca experience from the town to the Port. 


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Recorded live, no editing, see Mallorca in real time.  Filmed in Magaluf and Palmanova, check out two of Mallorca’s popular resorts filmed LIVE in August 2022. Subscribe to my Youtube channel and Facebook Group where I’ll advertise the location of my next Mallorca live stream. See you in the live chat box.


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 Move to Mallorca in 2023

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.

Coming Soon – the Digital Nomad Visa, 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

Here are my 10 pros and cons of living in Mallorca. 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.

What to buy in a Spanish Supermarket

If you’re planning a self-catering holiday and want to know what to buy in a Spanish Supermarket then check out this supermarket tour of one of Spain’s most popular chains, Mercadona.


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