Palma de Mallorca Guide Holiday Rentals, Villas & Apartments to Rent, Holiday Homes
Palma de Mallorca is the capital city and the gateway to the islands' treasures of mountains, fabulous beach, turquoise warm sea and rugged north eastern coastline.
The city has some interesting heritage and wandewring around the Arab and Jewish quarters reveals the rich history that has helped shaped Palma in to the cosmopolitan city it is today.
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Guide to Nightlife in Palma de Mallorca
Similar to most cities, Palma has an extensive nightlife scene. There are rustic tapas bars in the narrow streets of the old town to be explored or the trendy bars and clubs for late night entertainment.
Starting at the promenade, a typical evening could be a pre-dinner stroll under the lime trees along the Passeig d’es Born boulevard heading towards the La Seu cathedral. Then, wander in to the Sa Llotja district with its narrow streets - the area packed with trendy bars and fantastic restaurants. Hotel Puro is a good place to start for a cocktail (the hotel also has the fashionable beach club - Puro Beach).
For shopping, Palma takes some beating with lovely boutiques in the streets between Plaça Mayor, Plaça Mercat and Plaça Cort. For markets, the Santa Catalina market on Plaça Navegació is the place to head to.
Palma Beaches & Beach Clubs
There are many beaches close to the city centre of Palma with the nearest being Ca'n Pere Antoni just beyond the cathedral. Being just minutes from the city, it tends to get very busy but has excellent facilities including beach bars and restaurants at the eastern end.
The public beach at Portixol is also very popular with locals and is next to the Nassua Beach club providing all the comforts with sun loungers, bar and restaurant. Other beach clubs include the Puro Beach club (www.purobeach.com) and Anima Beach Palma. Puro is chic and offers yoga classes in the mornings, sophisticated dining for lunch and daily night parties until 3am. The Anima is an urban beach club catering for the younger crowd who like to party.
Featured Palma de Mallorca Holiday Rentals
Palma Holiday Accommodation
The holiday rentals in and around Palma de Mallorca are a collection of beautiful villas and apartments, many with pools and some with spectacular views of the urban beaches and impressive harbour. There is nothing better after a day on the beach than returning to your beach front villa, lighting the BBQ and dining under the stars.
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Resorts near Palma de Mallorca
Whilst on your holidays in Porto Cristo, you may want to visit some of the other nearby villages and cities such as...
- Palma Nuova (27km)
- Port de Sóller (40km)
- Port d'Andratx (45km)
Things to see and do
Palma is a very interesting city for exploring on foot and further afield, either by car or boat, there are beautiful traditional fishing villages, hilltop villages and hidden coves under the cliffs of the mountainous north west coast.
Here are a few suggestions...
- Tour the magnificent La Seu cathedral
- Visit the Es Baluard contemporary art museum showcasing works of Moro and Picasso among others
- Explore the beautiful village and marina of Porto Cristo and visit the famous Dragon Caves and underground Lake Martel
- Drive up to the beautiful mountain village of Deià on the east coast - it takes around 45 minutes from Palma
Our view on Palma de Mallorca
Palma has a reputation for being a fun, friendly and welcoming city that has to something to offer for everyone whether its sampling the excellent cuisine, relaxing by one of the many beaches or screaming down one of the slides in the waterparks.
Renting a villa in Palma is the perfect way to enjoy this intriguing Mallorcan city and ideal for family holidays or romantic getaways.