Palma de Mallorca, 26th May 06
CALVIA - MALLORCA - LAUNCHES NEW LOW SEASON SPORT & CULTURE PROGRAMME FOR 2006
As part of Mallorca’s objective to develop its tourism beyond the main summer months and create year round tourism activity, one of the island’s top tourism regions Calvia, which is better known for its resorts of Magaluf, Palma Nova, Peguera, Puerto Portals, Illetes and Santa Ponsa, has launched a new initiative for the low season months.
The first phase of the programme, which is being organised by the Calvia Foundation 2004 in conjunction with the Calvia Town Hall, focuses on sports and cultural events and activities in September and October of this year:
Underwater Filming & Diving Spanish Championships – September.
This event is directed at experienced divers to show them the marine life around some of Caliva’s coastline and in particular the two main marine reserves around the “Isla del Toro” and “Islas Malgrats” where this event will take place and where participants can film subaquatic life. Calvia Town Hall has obtained permission to allow divers to diver to a depth of 133 metres, which will take them to 40 metres down onto the Marina de Malgrats reserve.
In the first week of October two new events will be organised for the first time. The “Oktober Fest – Mallorca Fair” in Peguera. This “fiesta” aims to reproduce the best of the famous Baviera Beer Festival combined with typical Mallorcan products.
In the same week in Magaluf the first International Boules Festival will be held. It is hoped that this event will attract approximately 1000 competitors to compete among some of the top international boules players.
The III Calvia Chess Festival will also take place in October. Last year this event attracted 800 participants from 36 different countries of all ages and levels. For more information: www.calviafestival.com.
Another first for this year is the International Choral Festival, which will attract choirs from all over Europe. For more information: www.mallorcafestival.com.
From October 28th through to November 1st the first International Walking & Hiking Meeting will take place. Over the three days the participants will cover various routes of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range guided by local experts. In addition to walking, the Calvia Town Hall has just acquired the finca on the famous Galatzo mountain which will provide a refuge for walkers and mountain bikers in that area. It also plans to create various work shops such as collecting archaeological artefacts in that area.
For more information on all these events please go to: www.visitcalvia.com
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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