In the three minutes it must have taken me to get to my room, the rain went away and the sun was out. Since I was wet from the phantom downpour, I decided to change into workout clothes and go for a run in the newly fresh air. Port d’Alcudia, just under 5km away, seemed like a good place to go. It is a popular tourist area with a beautiful beach next to a port, tons of restaurants, and plenty of shops.
Finally the sun came out again and I continued along my route, passing strings of locals’ houses followed by vacation homes and hotels. It was pretty interesting to pass these neighborhoods so close to one another and imagine what it must be like to live here full time. The island apparently shuts down in the winter months, even though it never gets very cold. There is simply no interest from tourists so hotels, restaurants and other establishments have a seasonal schedule.