Situated within close reach of beautiful beaches and Majorca’s vibrant capital city, a visit to Playa de Palma gives you the best of both worlds.
If it’s picture-postcard surroundings and sprawling stretches of sand you’re seeking, you’re in the right place. As well as its alluring coastline, there’s plenty to keep you occupied on your getaway – whether you’re headed on a family break or a romantic retreat for two. Playa de Palma is the perfect spot to find people from all over the world and boasts an exciting hotspot for German holiday-makers in particular - so don't be surprised to see a mix of tapas and currywurst on the menu!
Despite being within touching distance of the city of Palma, Playa de Palma is a ready-made holiday hotspot. There are bars, restaurants and shops to suit everyone, as well its famed blue-flag beach. If you fancy something quieter or you’re seeking Majorca’s authentic side, the traditional resorts of C’an Pastilla and S’Arenal are just a short trip away.
Majorca’s capital is just next door and can be reached with just a 15-minute taxi ride. Here, you’ll discover everything from grand gothic cathedrals to charming tapas bars mingled with shops and bars. While the winding cobbled streets of the old town are a great spot to immerse yourself in the city’s culture, shopping fans will find some great places to visit. Head to Passeig des Born for a wealth of designer stores and chic boutiques to tempt you.
Located eastwards, C’an Pastilla is a great option for a day trip. Its beaches are laid-back and family friendly, offering calm waters for little ones to paddle in. Take a stroll along the sea-front promenade or head to one of the beach huts for a cooling drink or light snack.
S’Arenal is just a short jaunt from Playa de Palma, offering bustling beachfronts and plenty of atmosphere. Things are generally livelier in this part of Majorca, so it’s a must-visit if you’re looking for great shopping opportunities or an array of water sports. By night, things really hot up with well-placed restaurants, cool bars and a number of clubs serving up great cocktails and live music.
Exploring Playa de Palma…
Enjoy a family day out
If you can bear to drag yourself away from Playa de Palma’s beach, there are a number of attractions in the local area that cater to families. If you’re holidaying with kids, a visit to Aqualand El Arenal is a must. The biggest water park on the island, it’s just a short drive away from the resort and offers a great day out. A mix of slides and pools keep everyone happy, with quiet splash zones for little ones and thrill-inducing rides for bigger kids. Brace yourself for rides like the Black Hole and Banzai, which are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
Do a spot of shopping
While Playa de Palma is home to a few souvenir shops and beachfront stores, the real action happens in nearby Palma. This capital city is a dream for shopping enthusiasts, where stunning architecture is mixed with excellent boutiques and high-end designer stores. Delve into the traditional stores found in the old town, or make the most of the fashion shops found in the Passeig de Born.
Try out some water sports
While some will be happy to lounge around on Playa de Palma beach and focus on topping up their tan, activity-seekers should look out for the great water sports on offer. With the beach stretching out for over 4km, there’s enough space for a wealth of activities – from paragliding to jet-skiing.
Beaches in Playa del Palma
Playa del Palma’s blue flag beach is the main attraction, offering a great space for families to enjoy. As well as a number of sun loungers and parasols, you’ll find beach shacks on-hand with refreshments throughout the day.
Take a stroll down the coast, or a ride on the mini-train, and you’ll find more than enough sand and sea to explore. C’an Pastilla’s sandy beaches are just up the road, while the beachfront bars and lively setting of S’Arenal is also just a quick trip away.
Cuisine in Playa de Palma
You needn’t go hungry on your getaway to Majorca, with a range of food and drink offerings to suit even fussy eaters. You’ll stumble across restaurants serving up authentic Majorcan cuisine as much as you’ll find British bars and laid-back cafes giving you a taste of home. There are also a range of international restaurants in the resort, so you can get your fill of everything from Chinese and Thai to tapas and Mediterranean cuisine.
Restaurants in Playa de Palma
There are many restaurants in Playa de Palma, depending on what you’re looking for. You’ll have the opportunity to find food and drink on whatever budget you’re catering to, whether you’re craving fast food or tapas. Nearby beach resorts like S’Arenal and C’an Pastilla also offer up a variety of great places to eat and drink, with some located along the beach.
When the sun goes down on Playa de Palma, its restaurants make a great place to linger over a drink and enjoy the surroundings. While it doesn’t boast lively nightlife, taking a taxi to S’Arenal will give you everything you need from cosy cocktail bars to disco clubs.
Whether you’re looking forward to a long-awaited beach break or you’re heading off on a getaway with the family, Playa de Palma should be next on your to-travel list. Explore its sprawling coastlines, make the most of its family-friendly attractions or head into the capital city of Palma – holidays to Playa de Palma put you within close reach of some of Majorca’s best holiday spots.
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