Travel Diaries by Mayte de la Iglesia
Discover the island with Mayte de la Iglesia. Her personal blog with tips on the latest trends, lifestyle, beauty and travel, combined with her Instagram profile that has more than 26,000 followers.
Coolhunter, blogger and stylist. Mayte de la Iglesia’s relationship with fashion began with her modelling work and has continued since 2008 in the form of M.I.T. ME, her personal blog with tips on the latest trends, lifestyle, beauty and travel, combined with her Instagram profile that has more than 26,000 followers. This self-defined fashion insider recently enjoyed a getaway to Majorca to take a break from her busy work schedule.
“I love Majorca as a destination. I've been there many times for pleasure as well as for work. There’s something magical about the island that makes you feel completely renewed.” For this trip, Mayte chose the Barceló Illetas Albatros hotel, an adults-only establishment that features everything the blogger wanted, including a “coastal location with direct access to the beach, pool, spa, gym and a nearby city for going out at night.”
According to Mayte, “the strengths of Barceló Illetas Albatros lie in the peaceful atmosphere and the stunning sea views from the room.” Another plus is the urban beach concept since the hotel has direct access to a beach but it's also close enough to the city to combine both types of plans. Thanks to the waterfront location, this model from Valencia was able to enjoy one of her hobbies, photography, and take pictures of the landscape as well as leisurely read her favourite fashion magazines.
The hotel also has a bike rental service that the influencer used to visit Palma's city centre in the mornings, although her goal for this getaway was to enjoy “relaxing isolation, in the strictest sense.” Thanks to the rooms with two-metre beds and spacious balconies, the pools with Balinese beds, hot tubs and hydrotherapy circuits, Mayte was able to fulfil her planned seclusion without practically leaving the hotel. To complete this exclusive experience, the blogger enjoyed the gorgeous sunset while sipping on a cocktail at the hotel’s Sky Bar terrace following a relaxing dip in the sea.
During our chat, Mayte also shared some of her tips for preparing a trip. She usually contacts friends who live in the city for recommendations or to visit their favourite spots together. She also does her homework in social media and takes note of comments posted by other people.
“I perform searches using geolocations or hashtags in order to find specialised profiles or user photos that convince me to visit a restaurant, hotel or shop. Once I reach a destination, I tend to ask the staff at the front desk, a pharmacy or local bar because this never fails.”
Mayte would have loved to extend her stay on the island but since she had to return to Madrid, she brought back a bottle containing the essence of Majorca and the Mediterranean breeze.