Cheap Holidays to Palmanova
Palmanova is one of the most popular holiday resorts in the Mediterranean. It sits on the south west side of Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands. Alongside Magalluf, the two resorts form a significant double act during the summer months. For families, the beaches are the perfect place to play, with lots to see and do throughout the day.
The beach is very clean and during the summer, filled with sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts. Once the sun goes down, Palma Nova comes alive with hundreds of bars, restaurants and clubs vying for your custom.
Beautiful Bay of Palma
Palmanova sits on the southwest side of Majorca, approximately 30 minutes from Palma. The resort sits on the beautiful Bay of Palma with views across to the eastern coastline of Majorca. This former fishing village is one of the original Mediterranean villages to be developed for the mass holiday market. It sits next door to the vibrant resort of Magalluf, a mecca for the late night party crowd. The Torrenova headland is the border between the two resorts but in reality it is so easy to move between both that it is more like one ‘super resort’. The Palmanova side is slightly quieter in the peak months and better suited to the family market.
Ride the Big Banana
The resort centre offers a huge range of entertainment both day and night. The lively promenade that runs the length of the resort is perfect for a daytime stroll and a drink. The three beaches are ideal for long lazy days soaking up the warm summer sun. For daytime fun there are numerous water based activities including the Big Banana, two water parks and a glass bottomed boat excursion. Palmanova comes alive in the evening with bars full of live music and resident DJs playing the latest tunes. It’s a short trip along the coast if you want to sample a Magalluf night.
Have a day in Palma
The area is full of places to see and things to do. Locally you can take a swing on the Poniente Golf Course or try your hand at a bit of go-karting. Further afield you can explore the more rugged western coast, with a day trip to Soller top of the list. For some local culture, jump into a taxi and have a day in Palma, a stunning city full of history and entertainment.
Things to do in Palmanova
On the beach in Palmanova
There are three distinct beaches on the Palmanova seafront. The Passeig Mar runs along the coast from the old harbour in the north of the resort. The beach nearest the harbour is called Es Carregador with the Playa de Palmanova and Son Matias beaches stretching out towards Magalluf. All three beaches are lined with loungers and parasols and it is easy to get food and drink wherever you are. All beaches are safe and the clear warm water is perfect for paddling and swimming.
The main beach, Playa de Palmanova, is the best place to head if you are keen on watersports.
Eat and drink in Palmanova
The centre of Palmanova is full of places to eat with all tastes catered for. Snack bars and cafes serve convenient take away options for a day time meal. The Passeig Mar is lined with everything from takeaway pizza to sit down Chinese buffets. For a taste of Majorca you may need to explore the outlying areas of the resort. There are some excellent local restaurants serving up simple food in an authentic way.
You will find you can get something to eat in most of the bars if a formal sit down meal is not what you are looking for.
Palmanova is regarded as the more laid back neighbour to nearby Magalluf. There are lots of lively beachfront bars offering live music, karaoke and DJ sets. The hotels also offer good entertainment programmes for the family market. For a wilder night simply head towards the Punta Balena, the notorious Magalluf strip.
Shopping in Palmanova
Palmanova is a large resort with a local population. There are lots of shops serving this market including food stores, chemists and electrical retailers as well as more typical holiday shops for souvenirs, jewellery, clothes and beach essentials. Beyond Palmanova, there are lots of weekly markets in the outlying towns and villages and the glamour of Palma is only 30 minutes away in a taxi.
Things to see in Palmanova
Try to take a day to explore the wonders of Katmandu Park. This interactive amusement park is a perfect place for the whole family to spend the day. You can build your own package to suit all. You will discover everything from a soft play centre and splash park to a 4D cinema and spooky interactive journey through an asylum (not for the faint hearted).
Consider booking your tickets in advance via the Katmandu website.
This modern tapas restaurant is perfectly located on the Passeig Mar. Whether you are calling in for a drink and a light meal or working your way through the menu you are sure to enjoy the experience. Great food, location and service
The Prince William Pub
A Palmanova institution, the Prince William enjoys a prominent position on the corner of Carrer Pinada at the Torrenova end of the resort. You can expect fancy dress, karaoke, drinks offers and a warm welcome.
Copa Del Ray Regatta – August
Take in the royal splendour and drama of the annual regatta, held in the glamourous Bay of Palma. This spectacular week-long event attracts the best yachtsmen and is a great way to take in the natural beauty of the area.
· Currency – EUR
· Time Zone – GMT + (1)
· Travel Time – Palma (PMI) - 2 hours (London)
· Transfer Time – 30 minutes (Taxi)