More commonly known as Palma, Palma de Mallorca is found on the south-west side of the island of Mallorca. Palma Airport serves the whole of the island, and allows you to travel to a variety of tourist hotspots.
Things to See and Do in Palma
Head to the Gothic cathedral found at the heart of the city and explore Banys Àrabs, an old Moorish bath house. Old Palma is packed full of interesting sights including the Museum of Modern Art and the Bull Ring, should this take your fancy.
Castell de Bellver at the top of a hill offers fantastic views over Palma Bay. Its unusual circular shape is particularly stunning and a tour is highly recommended.
Take a stroll down the tree lined, 19th Century promenades of La Rambla and Passeig des Born. Built on a dried-up river bed, they’re now home to florists and newspaper sellers.
Visit the Paseo Marítimo area for lively nightlife, there are many pubs and clubs in this part of Palma and you’re guaranteed a great evening. Santa Catalina to the west of the Es Baluard museum, is also worth a visit. A thriving area with plenty of bars and restaurants, it’s great for a spot of al fresco dining.
Exploring Beyond Palma
The hugely popular resort of Magaluf is all but 30 minutes along the coast. More popular with younger holidaymakers, it’s the place for partying.
Drive to the historic town of Alcudia on the other side of the island. Home to some impressive beaches, it’s a great spot for a picnic or BBQ.
Take the 50 minute drive to Manacor. A former agricultural town, it’s now Mallorca’s second city and home to the artificial pearl industry. It’s also the birthplace of Rafael Nadal.
Portals Nous offers a myriad of activities including the Royal Bendinat Golf Course. The bustling harbour area is filled with bars and restaurants.