Mallorca (part of the monarchy of Spain) is the biggest of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. It has about 900 000 inhabitants, more than half of them live in the main city – Palma de Mallorca. Mallorca has four official languages: spanish, catalan, mallorqui and balear. Learning English is not obligatory in school, but more and more people learn to speak English. Clever, since the largest source of income is tourism.
Actually fifteen million tourists choose to visit Mallorca every year. During July (high season) approximately four million passengers pass through the airport!
The Low Carb Universe takes place in Puerto de Sóller (35 km from the airport). This part of the small city of Sóller is a natural harbor – a wonderful little gem by the foot of Tramuntana mountains. The landscape is agricultural and Sollér is well known for its fantastic oranges.
In 2011, Tramuntana became an Unesco World Heritage. The mountains are a significant example of how agricultural development has adapted to the landscape to be able to use the scarce available sources: terraces, watering systems and road networks.