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Mallorca Open 24 Hours

Businesses and shops that are open 24/7 here in Mallorca.

This information includes pharmacy, veterinary services, and emergency groceries that you can purchase 24/7, all in the Palma De Mallorca area.

If you need urgent medication, please see the 24 hour pharmacy that is open in Palma de Mallorca


*** 24 Hour Pharmacy ***  –  Farmacia aspar Real Vicens – Carrer d’Aragó, 70, 07005 Palma, Illes Balears

Tel 971272501



Also sells drinks,  and a few basics.  Overnight purchase is through the window  – no entry into the shop.
Ctra. de Manacor, 26, 07006 Palma, Illes Balears


Palma De Mallorca Airport

 The airport is open 24 hours, and there are some areas open during this time but for travelling passengers and not to the general public, apart from the Medical Services :

    • Duty-Free & Shopping: Duty-Free is available, and one is open 24 hours a day during peak season.
    • Food & Drinks: Coffee available 24 hours on Floor 4, Departures, Airside.
    • Medical Services: 24/7 First Aid is available on Floor 2, Check-in Area

Open Late, but not 24/7

Opencor ( Palma de Mallorca )

C/ Ramón y Cajal, 17 – Palma De Mallorca   

Access the map

Abierto de: 08:00h. a 02:00h.

Tel.: 971 451 834 Fax.: 971 450 006

If you have a business that is open 24/7 and you wish to be listed here, please contact us directly. 


Golf Courses in Mallorca

Mallorca Info Centre. Providing information to tourists and residents of Mallorca regarding golf courses on the island. The golf courses in Mallorca are set in beautiful locations across this island with spectacular views. Whether you are a beginner or are experienced golfer there are courses to suit everyone.  

There are 20 courses on total, most with 18 holes.

Golf Tournaments






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Arabella Golf –  Son Quint Golf Club

Location /  Son Vida

Arabella Golf


Location / Alcudia – Open since 2003.  18 holes 

Alcanada Golf

Carretera del Faro s/n, 07400 Port d’Alcúdia. Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

T-Golf Club

Location / Calvia 

T-Golf Club

Son Gual

Location / Son Gual

Son Gual

Son Servera Golf Course

Son Anthem – Marriot

Vall D’or Golf

Andratx Golf Course


As well as having the golf course, it is a great location for weddings, communions etc. 


Ctra Cala d’Or a Portocolom, Km. 7,7 07669 – S’Horta (Mallorca)

Tel  +34 971 837 001

Calle Cromlec 1 E, 07160 Camp de Mar, Spain

Tel +34 971 236 280 /

Canyamel Golf Course

Diseminado Es Camp s/n, 07589, Capdepera

971 84 13 13

Santa Ponsa Golf Course

Golf Santa Ponsa

Berenguer de Palou, 2  07180 Santa Ponsa · Calviá

+34 971 690 211

Maioris Golf Course


Ctra. Cap Blanc, km 7 – 07609, Palma de Mallorca

Tel +34 971 74 83 15

Real Bendinat Golf Course



Son Termes Golf Course



Son Gual Golf Course



La Reserva Rotana Golf Course

Luxury Hotel with a  9 hole golf course.


Camino  Bendris  km  3,  07500  Manacor,  Mallorca

Pollenca Golf Course


Ctra. Palma – Pollença, km. 49.3 , 07460 Pollença, Mallorca

Tel  +34 683 248 469

Pula Golf Course



Capdepera Golf Course



Son Muntaner Golf Course



Golf Park Mallorca Puntiro Golf Course




Q & A

Answers to frequently asked questions

Please send in your questions, we will be happy to try and answer them for you..  contact us

How can i renew my NIE?

Foreigners and Immigration –  Official page

Obtain NIE Number – Click here to be taken to the page where you can start to register for your NIE –  Numero Identidad Extranjero, where you can book an appointment online.

How can I get a digital signature in order to look at my information online, etc ?

Instructions on how to obtain your digital signature – Link to Instructions in Spanish –  Click Here

Once you have your NIE, and have been registered as an official foreigner to the island, you can then register for your digital signature.


Click on the following image on the page on the internet.

–  Obtaining a Software Certificate

 Complete the following info :

  • Then click on Enviar Peticion to complete your request…
  • You should receive an email with a number.
  • Take this number to your local town hall office, and ask for your digital signature to be registered.
  • Then you will need to Validate your Signatutre, and then download to your computer. (The certificate must be downloaded by the same user on the same PC and browser as the ones used to file the application and all data required must be provided in exactly the same manner.

  How can I obtain a Spanish EHIC ?

EHIC for Mallorca Residents  – If you are a resident here, and need the European Card to receive healthcare whilst on holiday , then you can apply for one here online. It should arrive within a few days once requested.  Application and Renewal

  How can I get a Spanish Medical Card ?

You need to be registered with the social security and have a social security number to obtain a Spanish Medical Card, and be in the system as a worker before you can receive any benefit.

Pensioners who have the right to healthcare in the UK, and receiving pension whilst living in Mallorca… you can have your healthcare transferred so you receive the tarjeta sanitaria,  which will cover most of your healthcare needs.

  • If you are over pensionable age, you can apply through the DWP to obtain the necessary form (S1, used to be the form E121) , which you would then need to take to your local social security office,  and then you should be issued with your Spanish “Tarjeta Sanitaria”

    How much notice is a landlord required to give if he / she wants you to vacate a property?

    2 Months is the norm. Also an owner can start the process for legal eviction after one month without payment.

How do I get a social security number ?

You can get this by going to a social security office, and they can issue it to you. You will need copy of your NIE, and also copy of your passport when you do this.  You will also need to arrange an appointment in advance for this.  CITA PREVIA / Appointment

Please see some our other pages and posts for further information.

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Towns of Mallorca

Mallorca Towns /Town Halls

Each Ayuntamiento has its own website and we have included links for some of them below.

Below is a list of the main towns in Mallorca.

These are the main towns listed below on the island of Mallorca. Each town has its own town hall ( ayuntamiento).  If you are new to the island, you should register with your local town hall as a resident.

Certifcate of viatje

You will need to register with local town hall if you want to obtain a certifcate  of viatje ( to obtain travel discount to mainland ).

Residents of Mallorca get discount on flights / ferries to and from the mainland.

In order to register with your local town hall,  ( empadromiento) you will need to bring :-

  • a copy of your passport / nie ( and original )
  • copy of your rental agreement, or deeds to your house   ( and original )
  • last receipt for rental ( if renting your home)

Current cost for a paper to confirm your empadromiento – €1.30   ( this may have changed )

You can now obtain this online.

 Lloret de Vistalegre    
 Mancor de la Vall    
 Maria de la Salut    
Sa Pobla    
Ses Salines    
Sant Joan    
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar    
Santa Eugènia    
Santa Margalida    
Santa Maria del Camí    
 Son Servera    
Vilafranca de Bonany    




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Useful Spanish Words

Useful Spanish Words

A few words that may come in handy whilst on Holiday in Spain.



suitcase / maleta

sportsbag / bolsa deportiva

lost luggage / equipaje perdido

car hire / alquiler coche

oxtail / Rabo de Buey

town hall  / ayuntamiento

shoes / zapatos

the bill   / la cuents





Tax Free Mallorca

Tax FREE Mallorca

Woman Shopping


Did you know that you can claim back the VAT on certain products since Brexit ?

Tax Free Mallorca – Most big shops will have it advertised like Corte Inglés and C & A. When you buy perfume for example, you can register for tax free, and then you have to go to the Customer Service department to get your receipts checked. 

How can I claim the VAT back ?

When you go back to the airport you then have the receipt scanned that was processed by the shop / store.

If it does not pass, you would then need to confirm your purchases at the airport with the Civil Guard (Guardia Civil). Make sure you have the items you have purchased with you as they may need to see them. It is a good idea to leave plenty of time to do this, as there can be queues.

Either you get the cash back then, or you can post the information by completing the form with your bank details and it goes into your bank account.

You must validate your receipts to get the VAT back within 3 months of purchase.



Sunday Dinner

Here are some recommended places to get a Sunday Lunch here in Mallorca.

El Toro
  • Bistro 49 –  49 Gran Via el Toro, 07181, Calvia, Mallorca, Spain   +34 971 23 41 68
  • Eastenders Bar –  Carrer Pinada, 07181, Calvia, Mallorca, Spain   +34 659 41 98 56
Palma Nova
  • O´Neills –  Carrer de Paris 8, Palma Nova, 07181, Mallorca, Spain   +34 971 68 30 10
Portal Nous
  • Delfinos
Puerto Alcudia
  • Woody Woodpeckers
Puerto Pollensa
  • Liberty Kitchen –   Carrer de la Verge del Carme, 8, 07470 Port de Pollença, Illes Balears   +34 971 86 71 63 
Son Caliu
  • Archies –
  • Penny Lane – Carrer Puig Teide 4, 07181, Mallorca, Spain  +34 971 67 83 79

Jobs in Mallorca

Jobs / Employment  in Mallorca

Most jobs are seasonal  ( April to end October ) as Mallorca is a Tourist Destination, and so winter can be quite cruel for those without work, but all year round jobs are available.  Please see below some of the more popular websites for jobs in Mallorca.








Seguridad Social

Tesorería General de la Seguridad Social-Servicios Centrales

Departamento de Finanzas de la Seguridad Social
Carrer de Pérez Galdós, 36
971 77 45 00


Vida Laboral

Vida laboral report ( working life history) can be requested online  – Website


  • Other paperwork may be requested by your potential employer,  see below information and links  :-y) can be requested online  – Website

Criminal background

If you have a digital certificate of identification (Certificado Digital) you can request this online via the following Link:

You will have to fill out form 790, pay €3,78 euros ( current price Feb 2019 ) by credit card or bank transfer and in principle the report will be available for downloading 24 hours later. (For non-Spanish Nationals the report might not be available for 30 days whilst the authorities enquire directly with your country of nationality.)

If you do not have a digital certificate, please download form 790 ( complete it and take it along to a bank to receive a stamp and receipt for €3,78Eur. (If you are unable to download or print the form you can collect a copy from the address below.)

You must then present the completed form, receipt, and most pertinent example of valid photographic identification, to:

Gerencia Territorial de Justicia, Carrer de la Posada de la Real, 6, 07003 , Palma de Mallorca

The report will then be sent directly to you by post or email.


Credit Check (solicitud de informe sobre riesgos provenientes de la Central de Información de Riesgos del Banco de España)

If you have a digital certificate of identification (Certificado Digital) you can request this online via the following Link: (“Application CIR”,

The report is free and will be emailed or posted to you in due course.

If you do not have a digital certificate, you must apply in person at:

Banco de España, Carrer de Sant Bartomeu, 16, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares

You will be required to complete the aforementioned form and present it with the originals (and photocopies) of your most pertinent method of photographic ID (such as passport for example) and NIE.


Social Security Obligations (Certificado de estar al corriente en las obligaciones de la seguridad social)

If you have a digital certificate of identification (Certificado Digital) or a “Cl@ve & Pin” you can download it via the following Link:!ut/p/z1/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zijQ3NTAwtDQx93A08XQ0cQ329Qy2NA43djcz0w_EpMLA00I8iRr8BDuBIUL8XIQVAHxgV-Tr7putHFSSWZOhm5qXl60d4Asmi3NRihUoF59Siksy0zOTElPxioHOi8BkI9hBYAR4XB6cW6xfkhkZU-aQFB6QrKgIAYj7kKg!!/dz/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/

Alternatively you must request this certificate in person by first requesting an appointment through this link:

You will normally be offered an appointment within 24 hours at:

Tesorería General De La Seguridad Social Servicios Centrales , La Rambla, 18, 07003 Palma de Mallorca

















The report is free and is normally given to you immediately.


Debts owed to the Treasury (Certificado de estar al corriente de obligaciones tributarias)

If you have a digital certificate of identification (Certificado Digital) or a “Cl@ve & Pin” you can request this certificate online via the following Link:

The certificate is free and will be sent to your home address in due course.

Alternatively you must obtain it in person, first by requesting an appointment via this link:

You will be offered an appointment within a few days at:






  Agencia Estatal De La Administración Tributaria, Carrer de Cecili Metel, 9, 07003 Palma de Mallorca

You will be required to complete form (Model 01) and to present the original and a photocopy of your DNI, NIE, passport or other valid identification document.




SPAIN – after tax calculator

Citizens Advice Bureau Spain

Click here

Processionary Caterpillars

Processionary caterpillars

These are dangerous to pets, and must be treated with absolute caution. The Pine Processionary Caterpillar can injure or kill your dog and cause serious health problems for people.

What are processionary caterpillars ? 

The processionary caterpillar is the larval stage of a type of moth.  In order to metamorphose into a chrysalis, it first spends a certain time nourishing itself, mostly by feeding opine needles (i.e. pine, cedar, etc.), around which it also weaves its silk cocoon. In spring, it then comes down from its tree in order to burrow underground and thus complete its transformation. Risk is particularly high at this time of the year, as the chance for our pets of coming into contact with them is considerably increased.

Note:  the term “processionary” originates from the habit these caterpillars have of travelling around together in single file.

Risks to animals

Be under no circumstance fooled by the non-threatening appearance of these caterpillars. They actually possess urticating hairs which are released when threatened or stressed. These hairs are different from the caterpillar’s visible hairs: each is equipped with a hook which attaches to the skin and/or the surfaces of other organs, then ruptures and delivers a highly dangerous toxin.

Though cats can be affected, it is mainly dogs, with their playful temperaments, that tend to be most attracted to these tiny crawling creatures. The muzzle and mouth are most often affected. However, because the urticating hairs are very volatile, it is not unusual for other parts of the body to be involved (e.g. the eyes and eyelids). If ingestion occurs, the digestive tract can also be damaged.

Symptoms in dogs and cats


In addition to the pain caused, there will be significant inflammation visible around the animal’s mouth and muzzle. Necrosis of the tongue can rapidly occur and could even cause some parts to fall off, depriving the animal of being able to eat properly.


Contact with the dog or cat’s skin will cause an aggressive rash with multiple red spots. Itching and swelling of the affected area also often occur.


The fact that these urticatig hairs can seriously damage the eyes, any contact with eyes is very dangerous and very painful for the animal. Moreover, the hairs can cause inflammation of the conjunctiva and the cornea resulting into corneal ulcers. Without being treated properly, they can even cause complete loss of sight.

What to do in case of contact?

If contact with a processionary caterpillar occurs, rinsing thoroughly the affected area without rubbing is recommended. It is important to seek urgent medical care as the consequences can sometimes be serious and irreversible for the cat or dog. When treated rapidly, the chance of a full recovery without long-term effects are much better.


Mallorca Markets

Mallorca Markets

Santa Catalina 

Santa Catalina is Palma’s gourmet district. With lots of  restaurants within this area,  the local market is popular with its local produce and fresh fish.  In addition on Tuesdays and Saturdays there are also clothes stalls as well.

Open Monday to Saturday from 07:00 to 17:00



Secondhand Market, held on Sundays on the industrial estate of Marratxi.

Sundays  from 09:00 – 13.00 ish



Thursday is the towns Market Day, with many stalls selling a variety of products.

Thursdays from 09:00 – 13:00 ish



Friday is the towns Market Day, with many stalls selling a variety of products.

Fridays from 09:00 – 13:00 ish



Saturday is the towns Market Day, with many stalls selling a variety of products.

Saturdays from 09:00 – 13:00 ish