MAJORCA - WHY THIS ISLA BONITA?
Majorca stays one of the most desired holiday destination in Europe and more and more people choose to live here.
Majorca offers something for everyone, from an wide range of activities, charming landscapes, beautiful beaches, inviting coast lines, one of the best known restaurants and lounges, romantic accomodations, extensive water sports and golf courses all over this island.
Dream mansions with spectacular views. Sheep and goats in the countryside, breath-taking almond trees, orange and lemon trees along with olive gardens.
Palma, the main capital, has a lot to offer! Ancient winding streets and alleys with small and unique shops and boutiques, a diversity of bars, restaurants and traditional taverns.
Dont forget to mention the Paseo Marítimo with its yachts, café bars, the old city quarter, historic buildings and above all the wonderful warm climate.
Unique lifestyle and a high quality of life have made Majorca what it is today. Buying a property here is a stable and profitable value - it is a true island paradise.
There is so much more to talk about but the best is you come and see yourself how beautiful life is here!
See you soon on La Isla Bonita - Majorca
MAJORCA - NIGHTLIFE AND PARTY HOPPING
Majorca offers hot party scenes and nightlife until the early morning hours.
You will find parties lasting till around 8am with breakfast being usually ailable in one of the snug little pubs around the harbour area.
Majorcan residents usually enjoy dinner between 9.30pm and 10 pm and head the road to party afterwards - famous bars and lounges can be found on the Paseo Marítimo, La Lonja. PURO Hotel and PURO Beach (my absoulute favorite hang-out place to start a party night out), Abaco, Bar de la Marina, Barito, La Yaya, Made in Brazil, Pub Chapeau, Agua, Ambigu Bar, Garito, Mosquito, Harbour Club are just a few to name...
Palma also offers splendid discothèques such as Abraxas, Azzurro Salsa, Tito's (!!!!), La Demence, Salsita Club, King Kamehameha Club, Olivia Val'ere, Level Club, etc.
Here parties with trendy Latino rhythms, techno and house start rocking around 3.30 am.
Since 1930 TITOS at the Paseo Maritimo has been famous as one of the best nightclubs in Europe a MUST on Sundays!
Palma bears the absolutely hottest party venues on the island. In the summer time the popular tourist destinations around Palma are also big party places, e.g. at the Playa de Palma with places such as the Riu Palace and Magaluf with the biggest disco in Majorca, the BCM. Here one can enjoy a good party until the break of dawn.
REDCARPET Residences wishes you a fabulous party time!
MAJORCA - RESTAURANTS
With more than 1.000 restaurants on this island and about 10 % of it being among the TOP gourmet restaurants you will have endless possibilities of a fine-nite dinner out! And since I used to live here for almost half a year I can show you the one or other secret spot!
In fact, each region of Majorca offers a vast variety of restaurants that take the traditional Majorcan cuisine upon an adventure and dining experience.
You will encounter typical Majorcan restaurants, high-end gastronomy with a wide range of Mediterranean dishes. Seafood restaurants offer specialities from regions such as Galicia or the Basque country, mmmhhh......
Apart from traditional Majorquin cooking you will encounter as well a varied international cuisine like Italian, French, Asian and Mexican.
The numerous TAPAS BARS with Tapas as tasty snacks that are enjoyed as aperitif and the BODEGA, another Spanish specialty where you will find yourself surrounded by old wine barrels while experiencing a typical Majorcan wine tasting, are mainly found here in Majorca. One of the most famous Majorcan speciality, is the sausage SOBRASSADA, a real taste experience.
In any case, have a enjoyable dinner time here with a good glass of Majorquin wine!
MAJORCA - GOLFERS PARADISE
With 19 fabulous golf courses Majorca is a true golf paradise and you will get it all: spectacular view of the mountains or breath-taking sea views while hitting your golf ball.
In less than 1 hour you reach most of the golf courses on the island. Each course offers its own challenges and is set in a beautiful natural landscape while being located close to the most comfortable luxury hotels offering all sports amenities and relaxing afterwards.
All facilities are of high standard, and usually provide services like changing rooms, club rental, pro-shops, cafeterias and restaurants and practice courses with PGA-qualified instructors.
NORTH CYPRUS - Weather
North Cyprus has a Mediterranean style climate, typified by long hot and dry summers, short autumn and spring seasons and a short cool wet winter. Between mid May and mid October the sun shines on average 11 hours each day under a series of stable high-pressure systems. Summer daytime temperatures rarely dip below 25c (77f), and during June, July and August it often reaches 30c. At the extreme end of the temperature scale, 40c may be reached on occasion inland, but the cooling sea breezes peg the temperature back around the coast, making it feel hot but pleasant.
Rainfall in North Cyprus is concentrated in the months from November to February. Atlantic frontal systems pushing their way up along the Mediterranean bring welcome moisture to the hillsides, turning them a luscious green by spring.
Rarely does a winter's rainfall amount to more than 400mm, which is the equivalent of half the winter rainfall average in somewhere like Cardiff, South Wales. The occurrence of snow, frost and ice is unknown in North Cyprus, although short-lived stormy winds can be a feature during the winter.
Humidity is generally between a comfortable 40%-60%, being lower during the summer and higher in the winter.
The climate of the coastal parts is less extreme than farther inland, due to the fact that the effect of the sea jon atmospheric humidities is always present there. The sea temperature itself never falls below 16ºC. (January and February); in August it can rise to 28 ºC.
Spring and autumn are short, typified by changeable weather, with occasional heavy storms battering the coast in spring and a westerly wind, called "meltem" carrying the influence of Atlantic depressions to this far eastern end of the Mediterranean. From mid-May to mid-September the sun shines on a daily average of around 11 hours. The skies are cloudless with a low humidity, 40 - 60 per cent, thus the high temperatures are easier to bear.
Most of the rivers are simply winter torrents, only flowing after heavy rain, the rivers running out of the Northern and Southern Ranges rarely flowing all the year round.
During the wet winter months Cyprus is a green island. However, by the time June arrives the landscape at the lower levels assumes the brown, parched aspect which characterises its summer face. The forests and the vineyards in the mountains, plus the stips of irrigated vegatation in the valleys remain green.
Overall, the annual weather in North Cyprus is on a par with that experienced in Southeast Spain and is sunnier, drier and warmer than anywhere in Southern France.
NORTH CYPRUS - Buyer´s Guide
PROPERTY BUYING PROCESS
There are certain steps in buying procedure that will let you to become the owner of your home in sunny North Cyprus. Buying a home is neither a complicated process nor a particularly difficult one. A solicitor or a notary public will be enough to make your life easy in your purchase. Our advice is especially useful to the foreign purchaser who may encounter confusion with different laws and local attitudes...
ADDITIONAL COSTS AND TITLE DEEDS
Buyers and investors look for a country with low property tax as they become more aware of the potential returns on their overseas property investment. North Cyprus is one of such countries which offers incredible opportunities of high returns with low taxes payable. The buyer pays only relatively low property tax, VAT and some fees to his solicitor at the time of purchase...
In the transfer of real estate, a deed conveys ownership from the old owner (the grantor) to the new owner (the grantee). Its true, the number of different types of title deeds available in North Cyprus can be confusing. But really, once explained you will see how simple the whole process is and how it has come about. There are four types of freehold title deeds and one leasehold type here...
LEGAL ISSUES ON CYPRUS PROPERTIES
As with buying in any foreign country, you do need to be aware of certain legal issues and do the research before you buy the first property here. With advise of local lawyers and translated into English important articles from Law of Northern Cyprus we will help you to investigate the current legal situation in North Cyprus. We will guide you to make the right decision...
Get a great value home bafore it's too late. Now North Cyprus property prices are significantly cheaper than the established Mediterranean markets. But the situation tends to change soon. Just for the last two years GDP of North Cyprus has doubled, and with big contribution of construction market. More and more people are interested to invest in North Cypus recently...
NORTH CYPRUS - Geography
Area: total: 9,250 km²
(of which 3,355 km² are under the administration of TRNC)
Highest point: Olympus 1,952 m
Natural resources: oil, copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia. In the Eastern Basin of the Mediterranean, it is located south of the Anatolian peninsula (Asia Minor), or modern-day Turkey, of the Asian (or Eurasian) mainland; thus, it is generally included in Western Asia, or the Middle East, geographically.
Cyprus measures 240 kilometres latitudinally and 100 km longitudinally, with Turkey 75 km to the north. Other neighbouring territories include Syria and Lebanon to the east (105 km and 108 km, respectively), Israel 200 km to the southeast, Egypt 380 km to the south, and Greece to the west-north-west: 280 km to the small Dodecanesian island of Kastellórizo (Meyísti), 400 km to Rhodes, and 800 km to the Greek mainland.
The physical setting for life on the island is dominated by the mountain masses and the central plain they encompass, the Mesaoria. The Troodos Mountains cover most of the southern and western portions of the island and account for roughly half its area. The narrow Kyrenia Range, extending along the northern coastline, occupies substantially less area, and elevations are lower. The two mountain systems run generally parallel to the Taurus Mountains on the Turkish mainland, whose silhouette is visible from northern Cyprus. Coastal lowlands, varying in width, surround the island.
While the Troodos Mountains are a massif formed of molten igneous rock, the Kyrenia Range is a narrow limestone ridge that rises suddenly from the plains. Its easternmost extension becomes a series of foothills on the Karpass Peninsula. That peninsula points toward Asia Minor, to which Cyprus belongs geologically.
Even the highest peaks of the Kyrenia Range are hardly more than half the height of the great dome of the Troodos massif, Mount Olympus (1,952 meters), but their seemingly inaccessible, jagged slopes make them considerably more spectacular. British writer Lawrence Durrell, in Bitter Lemons, wrote of the Troodos as "an unlovely jumble of crags and heavyweight rocks" and of the Kyrenia Range as belonging to "the world of Gothic Europe, its lofty crags studded with crusader castles."
NORTH CYPRUS - History
The Island has been occupied by a succession of peoples from Europe and Asia. In the 8th century BC it was a part of the Assyrian empire, then the Babylonian, Egyptian and Persian. In 58 BC the island was seized by the Romans. Richard the Lionheart settled on the island in 1191 during the third Crusade and, after selling it to the Knights Templar permitted Guy de Lusignan to buy the island.
Cyprus remained in Lusignan possession until captured by the Venetians in 1489. From 1571 to 1878 the Island was ruled by the Ottomans until they leased its administration to Britain. Independence was granted in 1960, but after Greek Cypriot and Greek military coup in 1974, Turkey was forced to intervene to safe guard the interest of the Turkish Cypriots. The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was subsequently proclaimed in 1983.