News of the day 2 November 2023
News / Latest headlines
Arrest for drugs smuggling in Alcudia, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Three arrests in Mallorca for smuggling cocaine

Two of the arrests were made at the port in Alcudia.

Andrew Ede

Cala en Porter in Menorca

Majorca tourism

Balearics tourism in September smashed previous records

Up to September, there were over one million more tourists than in the current record year of 2018.

Andrew Ede

News / Comment
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez


A pact too far in Spain?

“Parties who support a breakaway from Spain and the end of the monarchy will be propping up the Spanish government”

Jason Moore

Tourists seen near Palma's Cathedral during the winter months


Mallorca’s all-year chance

Changing holiday habits in the UK could play into the hands of Mallorca as the island steps up its push for all-year tourism.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle

Daily Horoscope

What does your horoscope say about you today: Thursday, November 2

Since there's an emphasis on what we're feeling, this can be a good time to engage in emotionally nourishing activities

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday / Travelling
The Norweigian Dawn is one of the ships visiting Palma today


Find out which ships are in port today

There are two cruise ships visiting the Port of Palma today

Cathy Caliz

US journalists on a fam trip to Menorca

Majorca tourism

Why Mallorca wants US tourists - They spend twice as much as the British and the Germans

The US is now the eighth largest foreign tourism market in the Balearics.

Andrew Ede

Puerto Soller is becoming increasingly popular.


Puerto Soller named one of the most beautiful towns in Spain

Soller has become extremely popular with British tourists and home owners.

Humphrey Carter

The Brits can't get enough of Spain or the Balearics.


British visitors spend the most in Spain and dominate the market

In the first nine months of 2023 the United Kingdom was the country with the highest cumulative spending (18.7% of the total).

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Attractions
Mediaeval fair in Inca


Mallorca events: What's On from Friday to Sunday

Mallorca's upcoming weekend features golf, music festivals, medieval markets, artisan fairs, and jazz concerts, offering diverse entertainment options for residents and visitors.

Andrew Ede

Weather / Latest news
Parts of Palma's seafront has been closed due to the high winds.

Latest news

Mallorca battered by Storm Ciarán on Thursday

Winds could gust at up to 110 kilometres per hour in Mallorca later today.

Humphrey Carter

Rough sea in Alcudia, Mallorca

Latest news

Friday's weather in Mallorca - More high winds

The forecast for Mallorca for Friday, November the third.

Andrew Ede

Island life / Living
Plan your retirement with the help of an advisor


Investing for a secure retirement – part 2

Part 1 highlighted the need for retirement savings growth and the risks of timing the market. Part 2 emphasizes immediate investment, risk management through diversification, and tailored, tax-efficient plans.

Cathal Rochford, Partner Blevins Franks

Edition of 27 October 2023