De bästa tipsen för en dag i Palma

Best things to do in Palma
Best things to do in Palma

Palma är den perfekta kosmopolitiska staden vid Medelhavet för en avkopplande dag, oavsett årstid. Paseo Maritimo längs Palmabukten bjuder in till milslånga promenader längs det blå Medelhavet med mängder av stora segelbåtar, yachter och katamaraner i Palmas hamn som kan imponera de flesta. Här kan du stanna till på flera restauranger med uteserveringar, som Boat House Palma, Darsena och fiskrestaurangen Can Eduardo ovanpå Palmas fiskmarknad. Efter Restaurang Pesqueros stora uteservering och torget där fiskarna rensar sina nät tidigt om mornarna, når du huvudpiren med ett nytt restaurangkomplex med populära restaurang som Mar de Nudos och takbaren 49 Steps Bar & Grill Mallorca.

Katedralen, Portixol och Playa de Palma

På andra sidan piren ser du ut över Parc de la Mar och den magnifika katedralen La Seu. Härifrån kan du promenera längs öppet hav i skuggan av palmer med stopp vid någon av de många restaurangerna, såsom Anima Beach och Ossaona. Eller varför inte ta ett dopp vid någon av de många stränderna i Playa de Palma? Vandringen fortsätter genom Portixol där hamnen just fått en ansiktslyftning. Portixol var tidigare en fiskeby men är idag ett av Palmas mest eftertraktade områden att bo i, tack vare lugnet och den förstklassiga utsikten över havet. Den populära promenad- och cykelvägen slutar inte här utan fortsätter hela vägen förbi stranden och restaurangerna vid Ciutat Jardin, genom den naturskyddade parken mellan nedanför flygplatsen, vidare till Can Pastilla och den milslånga finkorniga stranden El Arenal med alla hotell, avslappnade strandrestauranger och klassiska strandliv.

En promenad genom Palmas gamla stad

Från katedralen kan du även välja att gå den vackra promenad längs Paseo Dalt de la Murada, där du vandrar på toppen av muren längs gamla stan och med fantastisk utsikt över Parc de Mar och Medelhavet. Kolla in det nya lyxhotellet Es Princep och vänd där tillbaka mot city genom de charmiga smala gränderna. Du kommer antingen nå fram till den 700 år gamla katedralen La Seu eller till den ännu äldre Íglesia de Santa Eulalia. Följ calle Palau Reial mot Plaça Cort med det vackra olivträdet mitt på torget, som omges av hotell, restauranger och det magnifika stadshuset. Fortsätt längs den nobelt trädkantade gatan calle Colom där du hittar butiker som klassiska Relojeria Alemana specialiserad på Rolexklockor, och den danska guldsmeden Carmen Ekvall på en sidogata. Stanna vid Can Forteza Rey-byggnaden uppförd i jugendstil av den katalanska arkitekten Antoni Gaudi och låt deig imponeras av den detaljerade fasaden.

Shopping i Palma

Nu är du framme vid det stora torget Plaça Mayor med sina restauranger och många marknadsstånd. Korsa torget och följ gågatan Sant Miquel med spanska och internationella butikskedjor som Disneybutiken och Desigual. Längs Sant Miquel ligger även flera kyrkor liksom palatset Fundacion Juan March med 1900-talskonst.

Genom en sidogata når du Palmas största matmarknad Mercat de l’Olivar med matstånd, restauranger och en ostronbar. Om du väljer att gå Sant Miquel till slutet når du den nyöppnade franska multimediabutiken FNAC. Härifrån tar du dig till Plaça España med sin underjordiska buss- och metrostation, och kan enkelt fortsätta längs las Avenidas förbi butiker för många spanska varumärken, till Palmas största varuhus El Corte Inglés.

Kultur i Palmas absoluta centrum

Från Sant Miquel kan också välja att gå ner längs calle de los Olmos till den vackra trädkantade La Rambla och dess många blomsterstånd, eller ta dig in i gamla stan och gå vilse i de slingrande gränderna. I så fall, försök att hitta calle Sant Jaume med flera trevliga restauranger och hotell, såsom Hotel Gloria de Sant Jaume. Fortsätter du längs La Rambla kommer du passera några imponerande historiska byggnader som Teatre Principal, jugendbyggnaderna Fundacio La Caixa från 1903 liksom Gaudis tvillinghus från 1909 på Plaza Mercat. På Plaza Mercat hittar du också den mallorcinska smyckedesignern Isabel Guarch.

Härifrån går du längs Calle Unión mot det som många anser vara Palmas absoluta centrum, Plaça de las Tortugas. Vi rekommenderar starkt att du tar en cafe cortado på uteserveringen till klassiska Bar Bosch, en perfekt plats för att se och synas.

De bästa märkesbutikerna i Palma

Väl här kan du ta en funderare på vart du ska gå härnäst. Vill du gå längs avenyn Paseo de Born med toppvarumärkesbutiker som Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Escada och Carolina Herrera och smyckenbutikerna Tous, Nicolas Joyeros och Relojeria Alemana? Då kan du börja kvällen med en drink på boutiquehotellet Can Alomar terrass bredvid de gröna trädkronorna med utsikt över katedralen och hamnen. I så fall får du heller inte missa livsstilsbutiken Rialto Living och dess vackra palats. Eller ska du gå under arkaderna längs Jaume III med butiker som Maje, Liu Jo, mallorcanska skomärket Camper, L’Occitane en Provence och El Corte Inglés?

När du kommit till slutet av Jaume III har du flera val för kvällen. Promenera mot hamnen om du vill njuta av en cocktail i loungebaren utanför Es Baluard, Palmas museum för samtida konst, eller fortsätt under arkaderna på Paseo Mallorca för restauranger som Michelin-stjärnan Adrian Quetglas. Eller så kan du göra som så många andra svenskar, korsa kanalen till bohemiska Santa Catalina och börja kvällen upp på Hostal Cubas takterrass med utsikt över hamnen.

Om du vill ha tips på vad du kan göra i Palma, som shopping i Palmas centrum, tveka inte att kontakta OMNI House Management.

En höst med sol och bad på Mallorca

Hösten har kommit till Mallorca med behaglig värme och underbara solnedgångar som färgar himlen röd. De långgrunda stränderna gör att värmen stannar i Medelhavet och gör det badbart ända in i november. Som hela den här underbara sommaren samlas mallorcaborna på stränderna under helgerna, och njuter av Medelhavet som aldrig varit renare. De turister som fortsatt att komma till Mallorca är de som reser reguljärt och har ett boende här, eller som bokar hotell eller annat boende på egen hand. Mallorca har haft låg smittrisk och få antal avlidna i covid sedan pandemins start, och ser ut att fortsätta så. Läget skiljer sig starkt här från Madrid och omkringliggande städer. Nu närmar sig höstlovet och vi vet flera svenskar som passar på att resa hit för att njuta av värmen en sista gång innan vintern. Sol och över 20 grader väntar!

Är du en av dem är du välkommen att kontakta oss på OMNI så förbereder vi ditt hem för din ankomst. Vi städar upp i trädgården eller terrassen efter tidigare höststormar och ställer fram grill och utemöbler. Vi kan också se över ditt hem invändigt så att allt fungerar som det ska, och förbereda för din ankomst genom att t ex fylla kylskåpet. Under hösten och vintern på Mallorca kan det komma plötsliga kraftiga regn och starka vindar. Många hus och lägenheter på Mallorca är tyvärr byggda så att det finns risk för att det regnar in, eller för mögel längs kalla och fuktiga väggar. När du inte väljer att resa hit kan vi stänga ditt hem för vintern och titta till det efter exempelvis ett regnoväder.

Is your swimming pool maintained in the best possible way?

OMNI House Management take care of your private pool in Mallorca all year around.

In these times it is a blessing in disguise to have a private pool where you can jump in and have fun. To keep the water fresh, a pool manager needs to look after it and clean it once a week. But if you want the pool-system to last for a long time, it has to be well maintained.

Have you checked how well your pool system is managed? It might be difficult to know if you are not a professional. But you might get an idea if you open the door to the maintenance room. Does it look tidy inside? If there are leaves inside it might be a sign that some of the other parts of the system are poorly maintained.

This is what our dedicated pool manager David tells us about pool maintenance. He continues:

Have a look at the filter that belongs to the circulation pump. If it is filled with leaves and grass, the reason could be one of two things: It is autumn and the garden is full of dead leaves, therefore the filter fills up quickly, or your pool manager isn’t bothered to empty the filter as often as he should.

A fragile gadget in the pool system is the barometer, which shows the water pressure. But it can easily break and if so it needs to be replaced. A swimming pool barometer is not expensive and it is the pool manager’s job to replace it if it is broken. If this is not the case, then it’s definitely a sign that he is careless.

Another thing that needs to work well is the extraction tube. It could be difficult to determine if it works correctly if you are not a professional. But if it works poorly, one reason may be that the gasket has to be replaced. The gasket is made of rubber and is aging over time, so it has to be replaced regularly.

Finally, some good advice is to keep track of whether the pool water is filtered with crystals or sand. Crystals are the best solution since they last forever. Sand must be replaced every now and then. It’s a bit complicated to detect, but ask your pool manager to show you the next time he passes by. If you have doubts about how well your he or she is maintaining your pool, don’t hesitate to contact us at OMNI House Management. Our pool managers are real professionals!

Postpone your deposits for your summer reservations at Mallorca

We postpone your deposits for your summer reservations at Mallorca

Fortunately, the Coronavirus is yet not harming Mallorca as the rest of Spain. Though the number of infected is rising, and the island is kept in quarantine. Meanwhile, the dedicated entrepreneurs of Mallorca are taking care of their business and preparing for a grand opening this summer. We at OMNI House Management continue to make reservations for your summer vacation, such as houses, boats, transports and wine tasting. Our collaborators are postponing the deposits and add conditions in the contracts that guarantee a 100% refund in case of restrictions of flights, or if Spain or the country of origin strongly suggest against unnecessary travels. Make sure that your summer will be the best you could wish for and contact us for reservations.

We are all staying at the island and are also able to look after your home in Mallorca. Please contact us at OMNI House Management if you have any concerns or maintenance needs for your apartment or house.

Stay safe and don’t give up on your dreams of the summer of 2020 in Mallorca!

The season for horseback riding at the beaches of Mallorca

Contact OMNI House Management for horseback riding at the beaches of Mallorca

The best way to experience horseback riding at Mallorca along a shallow sea is when the beaches are empty. Ride along the beaches of Mallorca for hours and hours and return during the sunset when the sea and the mountains in the distance are turning into pink. We tried the beach between Sa Colonia and Can Picafort in the northwest part of Mallorca a windy day in February. The waves were higher than expected but gave us an elevated feeling of being close to nature, and the horses were trekking calmly in the seashore. You could most probably ride at the beaches until May or June, but from July to October you will have to be aware of locals and tourists.

Mallorca is an island with a lot of small family-owned ranches. Many of them offer horseback riding all year round. In the summertime, the forests in the Tramuntana mountain give freshness to both horses and riders, and you will find beautiful horse tracks for all levels of experience. Just let us know your preferences before your booking, and we will find the best experience for you, your family and friends, and even small children.

On Mallorca, the guides can speak Spanish, English, German or other languages and take groups of all sizes, and also mixed levels. Remember that we will always look for the best tariffs for our clients. Just call us at OMNI House Management, send us an e-mail or fill in the contact form, and we will get back to you as fast as possible.

Organic cleaning with vinegar

OMNI House Management share our best cleaning tips! If you wish we will clean your house with organic products such as cleaning vinegar.

We love vinegar!!

With its powerful cleaning and disinfectant capacity vinegar rivals any commercial cleaner and can be used for organic cleaning all-around your home. Counters, basins, shower screens, tiles, and toilets can all be cleaned with a cloth and a spray bottle filled with half vinegar and half water. If you have a lot of calcium in the water where you live like here in a Mallorca, you can skip the water in the solution and use only cleaning-vinegar in the spray bottle.


Now, spray the solution wherever it’s needed. Allow it to stay for a while and then scrub it off using a brush or a sponge. If you have not cleaned the water stains for long and they are too stubborn, just add a little bit of baking soda by sprinkling it on top of the vinegar and let it sit for a while, scrub it down with a sponge or a brush. The combined effect of both these ingredients is all you need to get rid of water stains or calcium layers. 💧🛁

(Do not use vinegar on Marble or Granite)

Adventures and activities on Mallorca

While spending your time on Mallorca you will always find new ways to explore this beautiful island. And you can do it in all possible ways. Head for the powerful Tramuntana mountains to hike, cycle or go by car or motorcycle. Stop for lunch at a well-recommended restaurant or stay for the whole weekend at a luxurious hotel with a marvelous view. Surprise your partner with excellent wine tasting at a local wine yard or horse riding on the beach or through the beautiful countryside. Invite your friends to a sailing boat or yacht and jump into the water to have fun while doing different kinds of water activities. And why not try out snorkeling or scuba diving?

With its scenic countryside and sunny weather, Mallorca is a popular place for weddings and big celebrations. And there isn´t a lack of venues and locations. With its short distances and efficient airport, yet alone Mallorca’s perfect location in the Mediterranean sea, this island is on the right spot in this world to invite friends from all over the world. Mallorca has a wide range of experienced party- and wedding experts on hair, make-up, music, flowers, chefs, serving staff and more.

Palma is a pleasant combination of a walking-friendly but vivid city by the Mediterranean sea with stunning sights starred restaurants and high-end shopping. Don’t be surprised if you end up in the middle of a street festival and pop up local markets, while Palma seems to have something to celebrate all year round. We at OMNI House Management guide you to the best venues for your city weekend on Mallorca.

How long can a guest stay in my apartment in Mallorca?

How long can a guest stay in my apartment in Mallorca?

Recently Mallorca imposed a law that restricts the holiday renting on the island. When considering renting out your house, you should be aware of some regulations. We will provide you with an overview of how the holiday renting and tourist tax on Mallorca.

How long can a guest stay in my apartment in Mallorca?Why do you need a holiday rental license?

Small scale holiday renting in Mallorca used to be a large business, and renting-services like Airbnb fueled the industry even more. Since a couple of years, the local government became concerned about the environmental impacts on the unregulated tourism market. Mass tourism resulted in overcrowded beaches and road congestions. Mallorca’s limited water supply suffered as well; therefore, the new regulations that were implied in 2017.

What’s the difference between holiday renting and long term renting?

Holiday renting is when you rent your house for less than a month, with a rate based per week or per night. To do this you must apply for a holiday license, or you’re exposed to very high fines. The expected wait for a licence to get approved is more than six months. According to the new tourist legislation you can only rent out a holiday home for 60 days a year, in densely populated areas only for one month during the high season. In some regions, holiday renting is not allowed at all.

Before you apply for a license, you should have an idea of if it applies to your home. For example, apartments are not at all allowed for holiday renting. Mallorca has a zonification system that only allows renting in certain areas. Cities lie Palma and Sóller that do allow holiday renting have their specific regulations.

What’s the different between holiday renting and long term renting?

Holiday renting is when you rent your house for less than a month, with a rate based per week or per night. To do this you must apply for a holiday license, or you’re exposed to very high fines. The expected wait for a licence to get approved is more than six months. According to the new tourist legislation you can only rent out a holiday home for 60 days a year, in densely populated areas only for one month during the high season. In some areas holiday renting is not allowed at all.

Before you apply for a license you should have an idea of if it applies to your home. For example, apartments are not at all allowed for holiday renting. Mallorca has a zonification system that only allows renting in certain areas. Cities lie Palma and Sóller that do allow holiday renting have their own specific regulations.

What does a tourist license cost?

Just as a hotel, the house owner has to pay for each bed. For one family house, a license cost 3 500 euros for each bed if you wish to rent out your home for the whole year. For a flat in an apartment block, the yearly cost is 875 euros. If your license is for 60 days, it costs 291 euro for a bed. The rate does not include the tourist tax to the local government, which range from 2 euros to 4 euros for an adult per night.

Is long term renting for free?

When renting your house or apartment monthly, no license is needed. Just make sure that you have a proper contract with your tenants that protects your home. You are welcome to consult us, and we will help to search for a reliable tenant within our network.

Read more about tourist taxes here.

Please check our Property Rental Service here for more information.

How much can I rent my house for in Mallorca?

How much can I rent my house for in Mallorca

If you are thinking about renting out your home in Mallorca, there are several things to consider.  A house that is regularly used with heating, airing, properly cleaned and have the tap water sometimes running in the kitchen and bathrooms will stay in a better condition than in an unoccupied house. A home in Palma is easily rented out for a gratifying monthly or weekly rate. Consult us for an estimate rate.

Tourist license in Mallorca

If you wish to rent your house on a holiday basis, you should have a tourist licence. We would, of course, help you with the application but bear in mind that the expected waiting Fill in the quote, and we will help you estimate the market rate and find a tenant in our network to sign. We will ask for references and provide a contract with equal possibility to cancel in advance. We also make sure that the tenant will have home insurance of his own.

Take pictures and remove personal items

Before the tenant moves in, it’s preferable to make a thorough check. Take photos of the current condition and objects of value. Any items of value should be removed, as well as personal items. Make an inventory and proper cleaning of the property, including windows and outdoor areas. Finally, make sure that there are the right amount of linen and towels and as well as free space bathrooms and wardrobes.

A property in top condition

Our Property Maintenance and management includes performing preventative property maintenance to keep the property functioning in top condition. For example, we are in charge of hiring someone to, exterminate, check for leaks gardening and remove the trash. This maintenance aims to keep your current tenants happy and attract new tenants.

Repairs by professionals

When there is an issue, we will fix the problem or hire a professional to do it. We have a vast network of reliable plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other contractors.

Please check our Property Rental Service here for more information.

Winter in Mallorca: Prepare your house for the season with OMNI House Management

Preparing your home for the Mallorca winter

Preparing your home for the Mallorca winterWhen you close your house for the winter season you have to make sure that it’s in perfect condition when you return. Due to some winter weather conditions, you would need to secure it from all kinds of harms. And maybe, more importantly, secure it from burglary. If the worst-case scenario occurs you have to be prepared for an emergency visit from your alarm or insurance company – even if you are hours away with a plane. Trust OMNI by taking care of your house during an emergency or regularly when you are away.

Rain and mold

Mold is unfortunately common during Spanish winters. Many walls are just not made for moisture. Check the ventilation in every room and use your nose and hands to find out if there are any mold or moisture. If needed put a heater or a dehumidifier in rooms and corners that might be affected. In some cases, the source could be a leaking pipe. Sooner or later you would need a plumber to fix these types of problems. Put all belongings made from wood, textiles, and iron (it could become rusty!) in a closed utility room. And last but not least – don’t forget to close all windows to make sure that rain doesn’t enter through any tiny openings whatsoever. After heavy rainfall call OMNI House Management to check on your house and garden.

Hard wind

The wind could grow strong in a second and could potentially make your outdoor area become a mess. And worse it could break something. Make sure to remove all loose furniture and smaller things from windy places in your garden or terrace. Close your shutters and if you decide to leave them open then make sure that they are solidified and secured so that they don´t break off. Also, check your trees for any loose branches or huge palm trees that could break off and fall during intense winds.

Garden and pool area

If the season is sunny and rainy your garden will grow quickly. Have a gardener to check on it once or twice a week to cut the grass and clean the flowerbeds. After a big storm, it might be a good idea to have a gardener to check for debris. The same thing goes for your pool. Make sure to have it cleaned regularly and neatly. OMNI House Management offers the best gardeners and pool staff on the island.

Indoor checks

Even if your house is well-closed things could happen when you’re away. The electricity could be switched off, a leak in a tap, WC or dishwasher could evolve into a greater problem. You could receive mail in your mailbox. It will make you a lot safer if you had your house checked now and then. OMNI House Management has a quality checklist that covers a dozen checkpoints to make sure that your house is in good shape. And we will contact you as fast as we notice anything out of the ordinary, or if there is any mail in the mailbox waiting for you.

Emergency service

If the unexpected happens you will be happy to have someone in the area to answer the call from your alarm operator. And someone to open your house for the emergency staff. If you are busy or far away and there is any damage that has to be repaired then you will need someone trustworthy to open the door for the person from the insurance company into your home. To show them the damage and to plan and receive repairs. OMNI House management will arrange all you need and send you reports and photos of both damages and the repairments. Read more about OMNI Maintenance Service here.