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. Those who are planning to simply chill out during their stay can spend time at Palma’s…
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.
Those who are planning to simply chill out during their stay can spend time at Palma’s gorgeous beaches when the sun is up and end the day soaking up the vibe at the city’s effervescent nightclubs. If culture is what you are looking for then you better prepare yourself for a pleasant walking tour of the historic center and if shopping is a must for you, then you will have a blast at Palma’s major shopping jaunts.
It is best to get to know Palma’s beaches before you head out to enjoy the glorious sun, sand and sea experience. If crowded and lively beaches are your thing, then you should not miss the goings-on at the neighboring areas of Palma Nova and Magaluf. Barefaced mass tourism assaults the senses when you get there. The streets are congested with bars, cafes, restaurants and shops while the beaches are jammed with all kinds of tourists in various states of tropical holiday bliss. Despite the area’s tackiness and controlled chaos, its white powdery sand and crystalline waters have managed to preserve the magic for first time 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. If you are looking for some designer finds, then check out the elegant avenues of Avinguda Jaume III lined with chic and sophisticated shops. If you want to combine shopping with a survey of impressive architecture, don’t miss the streets of Unio and La Rambla.
If you are looking to snag some local crafts, the outdoor craft market of Placa Major is the place to go – available only on Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings. If you are attracted to artsy atmosphere and some charming boutiques, you will find the offerings around Santa Catalina rewarding. However, if food shopping is what you are looking for, then you better check out the feast waiting for you at Olivar Food Market.
Of course, sightseeing is a must when you are visiting Palma de Mallorca. Take lazy strolls around the historic center and discover a glimpse of the city before the dawn of over-development and mass tourism. A visit to Castell de Bellver is also worthwhile simply for its remarkable lay-out, 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 Palma de Mallorca make it a perfectly delightful vacation destination.