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Cruises boost Balearic property investment

22nd April 2013 Print

With demand for holiday rental accommodation in Spain during Easter week this year increasing by 29% compared to 2012 according to the Spanish holiday rental portal,, this summer is set to be a sizzler!

Indeed Mallorca is one of the great European playgrounds drawing in sun seekers from across the globe. Over 6 million tourists visit this Balearic Island each year and on a busy summer day, hundreds of flights land at the Palma airport and the harbour is bustling with cruise ships.
This sun drenched island has long been a popular port of call for cruise liners and an extension of the pier will accommodate not only larger ships, but also more vessels. Around 1 million passengers come to Mallorca by sea each year and Palma´s port is expecting around 449 cruise ships to visit the city in 2013.
Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Manager of Taylor Wimpey de España, leading Spanish house builder, who also lives on the island, comments, “Mallorca is quite simply a tourist hotspot. Every year cruise ships visit and prepare to set sail from the beautiful Mallorcan shore with an abundance of intrigued visitors flocking to the island to explore its many attractions coupled with sun soaked climate, over 43 striking blue flag beaches and high class restaurants.”

Cruise ships visiting Mallorca offer exciting shore excursions that include tours of Palma de Mallorca, the big, bustling capital city, home to about 300,000 people, with most of the tourist action in the old part of town around the Cathedral and trips to secret natural coves with secluded beaches.
For the adventurer, you can explore small traditional fishing villages, as well as places to hike for amazing views, Mallorca has it all!
With this in mind, the natural beauty and popular social programme of the island means that demand for accommodation over the summer period especially increases, with properties close to marinas becoming highly desirable.
Pritchard further comments, “There are many benefits to be had from owning a home in Mallorca. The stunning Balearic Island offers a wonderful quality of life and superb properties that are so often desired by holiday makers and potential home owners. And, although recognised in part as a hub for the rich and famous, Mallorca has plenty to offer in terms of affordable property with something for everyone.”

But it’s not only the presence of cruise ships, a number of sailing events such as the Super Yacht Cup race, one of the most significant luxury sailing events in Europe, which takes place annually across Mallorca’s stunning shores, further aides Mallorcan property investor confidence.

For property investors looking to cash in on Mallorca’s thriving cruise ship industry as well as an abundant year round sailing events programme, Taylor Wimpey de España has some stunning affordable properties on offer.

El Puerto II situated in Cala d´Or, south east Mallorca has 2 bedroom apartments surrounded by generous gardens with native Balearic plants and 3 communal swimming pools. Costing from €149,500 this sophisticated complex is within reach of the blue flag beach, Cala Mondrago and within easy reach of the glamorous harbours.

Following the success of Cala Magrana I and II Taylor Wimpey España have launched phase III located just 500 metres from Cala Anguila beach and a stone´s throw from the sea. 
The Cala Magrana III residential complex is situated very close to several golf courses and the marina of Porto Cristo. The properties consist of 2 bedroom apartments with sea views with a Mediterranean design surrounding a communal garden and swimming pool priced from just €190,000 + VAT.

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