A hint of spring in the air and we all start to dream about the perfect summer retreat – days spent lounging by the pool or on the beach and balmy evenings watching the sunset on the seafront. For the ideal European summer holiday retreat, it’s the Mediterranean that tops most wish lists.
The Balearic Islands have long been popular for those looking for a second home in the Spanish sunshine, or indeed looking to relocate to sunnier climes permanently. Mallorca in particular offers a very favourable climate, wonderfully diverse scenery and with stunning properties close to the sea under 200,000 Euros, it really does tick all the boxes.
Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Manager for leading Spanish house builder Taylor Wimpey España comments,
“Last year, 10.4 million foreign tourists came to the Balearics, a rise of 5.9% over 2011 figures. This increase in tourists directly translated into second home sales as we experienced a 60% rise in sales with buyers from Britain (24%) and Germany (36%) in particular in 2012. Mallorca has always been a popular destination for Europeans with some 60,000 holiday homes owned on the island by Brits alone.
“Here at Taylor Wimpey España we recognise the need for affordable properties in great locations, offering high specification second homes dotted along the magnificent coast for under 200,000€! Mallorca has some of the best beaches in Europe and in my opinion, the world. I have lived on the island for many years; the stunning landscapes and wonderfully relaxed lifestyle coupled with year round sunshine were key ingredients in making Mallorca my home.”
The string of beaches and glamorous marinas are the pearls in Mallorca’s coastal necklace, proving the perfect location for keen sailors and sun seekers alike. Sailing remains a popular pastime with visitors and locals alike so much so in fact that Sunsail, the largest sailing and water sports holiday company in the world have recently announced the opening of a new hub in the capital Palma with charters starting from 1st June 2013. In recent years, with thanks to the large nearby Palma de Mallorca airport, the island has also become a busy departure port for cruise ships, and the number of cruises from Palma on offer has increased dramatically.
For those looking to own a slice of Spanish paradise on the golden island of Mallorca, why not take a look at what Taylor Wimpey España has on offer.
Cala Malgrana III, just 600 m from Cala Anguila beach
The Cala Magrana III development boasts a privileged position in a natural paradise with extraordinary sea views, just 600 m from Cala Anguila beach. These stunning properties costing from just 190,000€ consist of two-bedroom apartments designed to reflect the beauty of the surrounding area.
Cala Magrana III is just 58 km from the international airport of Palma de Mallorca in Spain with easy access to the main European cities. Once you have arrived in Mallorca, in just 50 minutes you can be relaxing on your terrace and listening to waves break against the shore.
El Puerto II, Cala d’Or
Another Taylor Wimpey España development, El Puerto II property is located in Cala d’Or on the island’s south-eastern coast, close to the glamorous Marina de Cala D’Or. The high standard of design is clear, with the spaciously appointed apartments offering private gardens or sun terraces, along with three communal swimming pools surrounded by generous landscaped gardens. Prices start from as little as €149,500.
For more information visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com