Each year over 1 million holidaymakers visit Magalluf, a seaside resort located in the southwest corner of the Spanish island of Majorca (Mallorca). Set around the beautiful Palma Bay, Magalluf is a bustling resort with activities for all ages. The gorgeous weather, beautiful white beaches and lively atmosphere make Magalluf the perfect place to rent a holiday villa or apartment.
Crystal clear water laps the long, white stretch of sand at Magalluf beach. It’s the ideal place to soak up the Mediterranean sun. You can also hire a pedalo that will get you to Lizard Island (Isla de Sa Porrassa), which lies just off Magalluf beach. Along the length of the beach is a wide promenade, lined with hotels, bars and restaurants.
Water sports in Magalluf include windsurfing, boat charters, jet skiing and snorkeling. Scuba diving in Magalluf is another great way to spend the day on a beach holiday. Dive centers in the area have daily excursions for those who want to go scuba diving in Magalluf.
If you plan to party your holiday away then Magalluf is just the place for you. The Punta Ballena strip has numerous bars and some clubs that have a variety of music to suit a variety of tastes. Heavy competition in the area means drinks are cheap. The vibrant nightlife makes Magalluf a popular holiday destination for young, budget-conscious travelers.
Other popular activities include nearby water parks, Aqualand and Western Water Park, as well as the Pirates adventure dinner and show. There is also great entertainment for kids at a kart track near Aqualand, as well as at the fascinating upside-down mansion called “The House of Katmandu”.
One of the advantages of staying in Magalluf apartments is that the town is conveniently located within easy driving distance of other Majorca locations. Organised tours on sightseeing buses are a great way to explore the island. The tours take visitors to places such as the Medieval Show in Palmañola, and vineyards in the area.
On the west coast is the small town of Valldemossa, where guests of Magalluf villas can visit the monastery. There is also a small museum that carries works of art by Picasso, Juli Ramis and Miro.
Another popular day trip destination is the small town of Soller. Located on the northwest coast of the island the town can be reached by a vintage train ride from Palma. The town is filled with pastry shops, ice-cream parlours, museums and fascinating architecture.
Magalluf is blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year. The summers are hot and humid and temperatures rise into the mid 30s, however self-catering villas in Magalluf are well equipped to cope with the heat. Winters are mild with plenty of sunshine during the day, although the evenings can get cold.
BMI, Ryanair, easyJet and Flybe offer daily flights from various airports in the UK to Majorca’s main city Palma. From Palma tourists can to take a 20-minute bus or taxi ride to Magalluf villas or apartments.