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Emergency Telephone Numbers
Here are the general emergency numbers that work regardless of where in Mallorca you are.
General emergency tel: 112
Ambulance tel: 061
Fire Department tel: 085
Spanish Police tel: 091
The warm weather of Mallorca means humans loose a lot of water through sweating and to counterbalance this, it is important to drink enough water. Tap water in Mallorca is considered safe for drinking, but bottled water is commonly used for drinking and many tourists like to drink bottled water simply because it tastes better.
To prevent dehydration keep water or other non-diuretic drinks with you wherever you go and take sips regularly. If you feel thirsty, it is already the first sign that you have at least mild dehydration so it is important to not wait to feel thirsty and keep drinking thoughout the day. In case you feel thirsty and suspect you are getting dehydrated, you can use either ready-made rehydration packages that you mix into boiled water or you can use the following home remedy from Africa.
African Rehydration Drink Recipe:
- 1 liter of water, boiled (...for disinfection)
- 1 teaspoon of sugar (gives energy)
- half a teaspoon of salt (gives salts/minerals)
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (gives vitamin C)
Mix all of the above together, allow the boiled water to cool until you feel you are able to drink it and then drink very slowly, one teaspoon at a time.
Many beaches in Mallorca are guarded by a lifeguard who also informs beach visitors of the water's safety with a flag. When there is a green flag up - it is safe to go swim, when there is a yellow flag up - caution is advised if going into water, and when there is a red flag up - it is dangerous to go swimming. One of the reasons why a red flag can be up is that there are strong underwater currents, in which case the water may look fine to go swimming by the untrained eye, so it is important to follow the flag situation.