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Carnival in Mallorca, Spain

February 23, 2017 | Blog Things to Do

From mainland Spain to Rio de Janeiro, it’s nearly time once again for Carnival: the raucous, costumed, often irreverent jamboree just before Lent begins. You still have time to book your stay with us here at Hoposa in order to take in firsthand Mallorca’s own Carnival season, which has earned the island plenty of renown.

This Year’s Carnival in Mallorca

You’ll find Carnival exuberantly celebrated all around the island, including right here in Puerto Pollensa where many of our properties are situated. The biggest party, however, goes down in the biggest city and Balearic capital of Palma: definitely well worth a daytrip or two to take in.

Palma’s Carnival actually comprises not one but two celebrations: an adult’s parade and carnival called Sa Rua and a children’s version called Sa Rueta. This year, Sa Rua takes place Saturday, February 25 beginning at 5 o’ clock, while Sa Rueta follows up the next day.

Sa Rua

If you manage to take in the Sa Rua parade, prepare to be dazzled: the extravagant masks, costumes, and floats, the dancing and music—this is Carnival at its flashiest, and injected with a whole lot of one-of-a-kind Mallorcan spirit (and plenty of good food, as well)! The Sa Rua parade route wends its way along Passeig de Mallorca, Avenida Jaime III, Passeig del Born, and Avedia d’Antoni Maura. Naturally the most impressive costumes—and believe us, Sa Rua paraders go all out—will earn awards.

The Pint-sized Version: Sa Rueta

Sa Rueta, meantime, which runs from 10:30 to 1:30 local time on the 26th, will include a parade between Placa del Mercat to Avenida d’Antoni Maura as well as all manner of other kid-friendly fun.

Experience Mallorca’s Carnival Merriment

From Palma to Puerto Pollensa, locals and visitors alike also mark Carnival with a great deal of impromptu dancing, clubbing, and feasting: This is Mallorca, after all! Naturally, you can celebrate as intensively or as casually as you feel like.

All in all, it’s quite the time to be on the biggest of the Balearic Islands, and a Hoposa hotel or apartment makes the best sort of perch: conveniently situated to join in on the carousing, while also providing a spacious, comfortable, and elegant retreat whenever you need it. We invite you to come stay with us—in Puerto Pollensa, Costa Nord Deia, or Cala San Vincente—for the Carnival/Sa Rua/Sa Rueta festivities in Mallorca: one of the grandest parties of the entire year!

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