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Hi Having visited majorca 55 times since 1978 we feel rather sad at all the development along the northern coast . Is this progress ? majorca veteran.
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It's all relative though surely?
Back in 1978 it would have been a small fishing village with maybe 2 or 3 hotels ??
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Hi Having visited majorca 55 times since 1978 we feel rather sad at all the development along the northern coast . Is this progress ? majorca veteran.


I guess you mean the part between alcudia and can picafort. Yes you are right, they have ruined it. I have been coming to majorca every year since 1972 when there was nothing but brush and beach between the two places. and before anyone mentions progress, more does not always mean better. Just take a look at the mainland. They can't give the stuff away.
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This really could be a bit of a "hot potato" subject?

Without development there would be very limited tourism which would mean the area, and Mallorca, would have suffered financially. The majority of us would then have not discovered this great little island and even better area of the North and in particular PP. So it's a bit "courses for horses" really.

That said though, I think it is about commercialised enough now? It needs to retain its charm and uniqueness before it becomes another anonymous, run-of-the-mill Spanish resort area.
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" Without developement there would be limited tourism "


Certainly did Magaluf the power of good.
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Precisely what I mean by "commercialised enough now".
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This topic reminded me of something a bar owner called Sebastian said to me in magaluf in 1972 when all that was there was a dirt road and a couple of hotels. He said " I am selling the bar because developers are going to ruin this resort " How prophetic was that.
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The "problem" is not development or improvement but how it is managed. Everywhere needs maintaining and now and again improving. That's a fact of life. Mallorca after all thrives/exists on tourism in the main.

Myself, and I believe the vast majority of people on this forum, like PP and the surrounding area exactly for what it is. Low build, sensible (in the main) development. This gives the area its unique small and friendly quality.

Yes, it has to diversify somewhat to maintain financial sustainability but I really hope building is kept to a minimum and that whatever buildings of a historical nature there are can be kept.

As an aside, to me personally this also means that the port does not become too tacky. Magalluf, certain parts of Alcudia and some of the southern costa's of mainland Spain can keep that thank you very much.
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I read somewhere that the amount of beaches on Majorca only represented 11% of the island.
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Graham From santa ponsa to a number of resorts east, west, and north. majorca veteran.
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Back in 1978 it would have been a small fishing village with maybe 2 or 3 hotels ??
Nickpaulanoah. More than 2 or 3 hotels.Some developement, but not over the top. majorca veteran.
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I guess you mean the part between alcudia and can picafort. Yes you are right, they have ruined it. I have been coming to majorca every year since 1972 when there was nothing but brush and beach between the two places. and before anyone mentions progress, more does not always mean better. Just take a look at the mainland. They can't give the stuff away.
Pollensafan. You are spot on with your location. majorca veteran.
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This really could be a bit of a "hot potato" subject?

Without development there would be very limited tourism which would mean the area, and Mallorca, would have suffered financially. The majority of us would then have not discovered this great little island and even better area of the North and in particular PP. So it's a bit "courses for horses" really.

That said though, I think it is about commercialised enough now? It needs to retain its charm and uniqueness before it becomes another anonymous, run-of-the-mill Spanish resort area.
Nickpaulanoah. With respect PP was not difficult to discover in 78.Developement does need to be curtailed for the reasons you have given. majorca veteran.
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" Without developement there would be limited tourism "


Certainly did Magaluf the power of good.
Pollensafan.Nothing good about magalluf.English resort to get drunk in with a spanish name. majorca veteran.
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