With the newly implemented social distancing measures in place, holidaymakers have had to postpone their Easter holidays and are looking for new ways to fulfil their wanderlust. The tourism board of holiday hot spot, Palma de Mallorca, has come up with a series of suggestions to get through the long days of isolation. From food, culture and family entertainment, here are some of the way’s families can transport themselves to the sunny climes of Palma.
- ‘SWIM’ WITH SHARKS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Palma Aquarium is offering virtual visitors the chance to discover the wonders of the Mediterranean Sea, including tropical reefs and marine plant life, colourful fish and even the observation of sharks from the comfort of the sofa with Facebook Live streaming’s every Monday to Friday at 10:00am (UK time). Palma Aquarium recreates the habitats and ecosystems of the world’s seas and oceans with more than 8,000 specimens of almost 700 species. More information: www.palmaaquarium.com
- RECREATE MEDITERRANEAN FLAVOURS AT HOME
Self-isolation is an opportunity to try new and creative recipes. Marc Fosh is one of Europe’s most exciting and creative cookery talents. His flagship restaurant, MARC FOSH, located in Palma de Mallorca, was the first British-run restaurant in Spain to be recognised with a Michelin star. Those looking for ways to learn new island-theme recipes can now order Fosh’s new recipe book: Modern Mediterranean: Sun-drenched recipes from Mallorca and beyond, available at Amazon UK. Organised into 18 chapters by key ingredients; covering everything from tomatoes, garlic, almonds and olive oil to squid, chorizo, saffron and truffles, budding chefs can pick from over 100 recipes accompanied by stunning images of Palma and Mallorca.
- TUNE INTO ‘PUROBEACH’
Located just 15 minutes from the city centre of Palma on a small peninsula, Purobeach is a relaxed Mediterranean hangout by the sea offering Balinese beds, cocktails, and a tantalising Mediterranean menu accompanied by carefully crafted playlists combining mixes of soulful classics and deep house remixed by some of Spain’s finest DJs.To recreate the Balearic beach club vibe and transport to the sea shores of Palma, why not open a jar of olives, crack open a bottle of chilled Spanish wine and tune in the fifth edition of The Global Adventure by Puro Music which pays homage to its European venues.
- GET AN ART FIX
Es Baluard, Palma’s leading contemporary art museum, has introduced a new campaign to promote the rich culture of Mallorca. As part of the MuseumsFromHome campaign, the museum is sharing a range of content and inspiration that can be enjoyed from home. Virtual visitors can download free booklets of the exhibitions on display such as those of Ana Vieira, Martha Rosler and Marina Planas. The museum has also released a seriesof podcasts with presentations of the XX DEAC Conference (Departments of Education and Cultural Action), which took place in the museum last October under the title “Cross-cutting Museums”.
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