Easy access, modern amenities, stunning beaches and an over-all charming atmosphere make Mallorca’s capital, Palma de Mallorca, the ideal base for all kinds of tourists visiting Spain’s Balearic islands.
Relax under the sun at Palma’s gorgeous beaches, and end the day soaking up the city’s vibe while immersed in its effervescent nightlife. If culture is what you are looking for, then enjoy a pleasant walking tour of the historic center or opt for a transport bus to the major sites. Shopaholics will have a blast at Palma’s major shopping jaunts.
Get to know Palma’s beaches before you head out to enjoy the glorious sun, sand and sea experience. If bustling and lively beaches are your thing, then you should not miss the many activities available in the neighboring areas of Palma Nova and Magaluf. Be prepared to find many happy visitors when you get there. These streets are teeming with bars, cafes, restaurants and shops while its beaches are busy hosting all kinds of tourists in various states of tropical holiday bliss. Although an ever popular destination, this area’s white powdery sand and crystalline waters have continued to fascinate first time and repeat visitors.
If you want to get away from it all, then a short trip through pine forests to Camp de Mar is the way to go. It lies between the popular beaches of Paguera and Andratx, at a small rocky cove with stunning views of the villas overlooking the cerulean waters. If Camp de Mar is not remote enough for you, hop on a car and go for a short drive up North where tranquility and stunning beaches match up perfectly.
Shopping enthusiasts will also get their fair share of fun while at Palma de Mallorca. Fashionistas looking for designer finds will find the elegant avenues of Avinguda Jaume III lined with chic and sophisticated shops, and for those looking to combine shopping with scenic backdrops of impressive architecture, do not miss the streets of Unio and La Rambla.
Authentic and local crafts are also nearby. The outdoor craft market of Placa Major is the place to go—available only on Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings. A rewarding, attractive and artsy atmosphere offering charming boutiques can be found around Santa Catalina. However, if a gastronomic experience is what you are looking discover and savor, then explore the feast waiting for you at the Olivar Food Market.
Of course, sightseeing is a must when visiting Palma de Mallorca. Take lazy strolls around the historic center and discover a glimpse of the city before its modern dawn of growth and mass appeal. A visit to Castell de Bellver is also worthwhile simply for its remarkable layout, architecture and history. The site’s archaeological museum is also worth visiting, or you can simply walk around the castle grounds and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of Palma Bay laid out before you.
No matter what activity you choose, the charm and beauty of Spain’s Palma de Mallorca will make it a perfectly delightful vacation destination.