SIGHTSEEING IN PALMA
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With so many things to see and do, it’s no surprise that this diverse destination appeals to a broad range of holiday types - from family breaks, to energetic clubbing holidays and luxury escapes.
The diversity of Mallorca means that you can do as much or as little as you like – with breathtaking beaches, fascinating history, eclectic nightlife and shopping that appeals to every taste and budget. Get the party started early at Nikki Beach – where the beach clubbing is legendary, or head to the idyllic setting of Port de Pollenca Beach. Take a trip to Mallorca’s northeast tip to Cap de Formentor and admire its dramatic, towering cliffs and unique rock formations.
Browse the up-market boutiques of Passeig des Born and then rummage for hidden treasures at Placa Major outdoor craft market. Make sure you pick up a pair of shoes or a handbag from one of Palma’s independent retailers. Shop for bargains at Festival Park or head to Porto Pi Shopping Mall for retail therapy, dining and entertainment.
Admire the Gothic Roman architecture of La Seu cathedral or learn about the city’s fascinating heritage as you explore Bellver Castle and Capdepera Castle. The wonderfully preserved Arab Baths still retain much of their former glory, while Cap de Formentor, on Mallorca’s northeast tip boasts stunning views and beautiful sandy beaches.
Get to know the taste and flavours of Palma with locally sourced food and wine. Explore Palma’s maze of streets and alleys which hides an impressive selection of tapas bars – socialise as you sample delicious Spanish cuisine. Or make reservations at El Olivio – one of the finest restaurants in Mallorca, for a truly memorable experience.
The nightlife across Mallorca is certainly eclectic, ranging from the jazz clubs of the old town to the vibrant clubbing and dance scene of lively Magaluf. Sip cocktails at Mojo in Palma, this little arty bar has a breathtaking chandelier in the entrance and is a great place for warm-up drinks. Then move on to ultra-cool Woody+, a late-opening DJ club bar with a fabulous terrace.
You won’t be disappointed with Palma’s spectacular beaches – each one has its own unique personality. Cycle or stroll along the promenade at Ca’n Pere Antoni, the closest beach to Palma or escape to Cala Varques, which is one of the quietest beaches on the east coast. S’Amarador is an award-winning beach with glorious white sands. Part of the protected Mondrago national Park, it is surrounded by cliffs and pine forests.
Take in views of the western Mallorca shoreline and the Mediterranean from your boat as you head toward Sant Elm. Pass Cala Mayor, Portal Nous, Palmanova, Magaluf and continue to the Portals Vells area. Stop at several locations to swim, or simply relax. Indulge in a complimentary lunch of paella with cava, and enjoy on-board Spanish music. Stop at coastal caves and when the weather allows it, cruise up to beautiful Dragonera Island, located off the westernmost point of Mallorca.
Spend a fun, family-friendly day at Aqualand el Arenal, a Mallorca water park just nine miles south of Palma. Aqualand boasts waterslides, wave pools and artificial rivers that are suitable for all ages. The colourful kid-friendly pools are perfect for the little ones, while the Congo River is ideal for those seeking something calmer. Experience a rush of adrenaline as you tackle the Rapids' whirlpools or the Kamikaze free-fall waterslide.
Have a fun day swimming and snorkelling off the beautiful coast of Mallorca on this 6.5-hour catamaran cruise. Admire views of the breathtaking shoreline and enjoy several swimming and snorkelling opportunities in the Mediterranean Sea. On the north route, you'll cruise along the Bay of Pollensa toward Formentor Beach. On the east route, you will depart from Colonia Sant Jordi and stop at the beautiful beaches of Es Trenc and Es Cargol.
Explore and experience the best things to do in Palma de Mallorca with this 24-hour ticket. See all the main sights, as you hop-on and hop-off 15 conveniently located stops around the city. Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the island of Mallorca. Famous for its beaches and beautiful sea, it has a beautiful historic quarter, deeply marked by history. The cathedral, the Palace of Almudaina, the fish exchange, and Plaza Mayor are just some of the ‘must see’ attractions.
Enjoy a fun day surrounded by dolphins, sea lions, penguins and more at Marineland in Mallorca. See exciting animal shows featuring sea lions and dolphins. Discover turtles and tropical fish in the Tropical Aquarium, watch the penguins in their igloos and laugh as parrots and other exotic birds show off their abilities at the Aviary. If you're looking for a thrill, visit the Tropical House to get up close to anacondas, pythons and piranhas. Then relax at Marineland's private beach or visit the Mini Park for some family-friendly fun.