Anyone who has visited Majorca (Mallorca) will have seen the city of Palma de Mallorca (Palma) before. Flights to Palma de Mallorca Airport land just 8km from the city centre, but many people miss out on the attractions of Palma as they race to find their holiday accommodation elsewhere on the island. There is a huge amount to discover within Palma though, especially with regard to history and culture, and there is plenty of entertainment throughout the year. Self catering accommodation in Palma de Mallorca is also the perfect base for exploration of many of the island’s biggest attractions.
Many people come to Majorca to enjoy the magnificent beaches, and taking accommodation in Palma de Mallorca is a great option for a beach holiday. Surrounding the city are some fantastic sand beaches, from the tourist beaches of the resorts of Can Pastilla and Cala Mayor to the quieter beaches of Ciutat Jardi, S’Arenal and Es Molinar. Those who enjoy trying water sports like windsurfing and surfing will be well catered for during their stay in a Palma de Mallorca apartment.
The central part of Palma de Mallorca is fascinating. All the main historical attractions from the incredible Gothic Palma Cathedral to the Arab Baths and Almudaina Palace are situated in the centre, which is easily accessible on foot, and are close enough to see during a single wander throughout the historic centre. The Palma de Mallorca tourist information centre will provide details of good routes and top attractions, but walking slowly through the centre from your accommodation in Palma de Mallorca is the most enjoyable way to discover the centre.
As the commercial and administrative centre of Mallorca, Palma has attracted many of the best shops, restaurants and services which have been a huge factor in making Palma one of the most luxurious holiday resorts in Majorca. The shopping available from a Palma de Mallorca apartment is quite exceptional, and there are a huge range of fantastic restaurants to be found, many of which are attached to the larger Palma de Mallorca hotels. There are some excellent nights out to be had from accommodation in Palma de Mallorca. Although it is not of the same style as in many of Majorca’s more infamous resorts like Magalluf, there are some great fun bars and clubs playing a vast range of music styles. A list of concerts, festivals, theatre performances and exhibitions can be found at the Palma de Mallorca tourist information office.
Just outside, on the road to Arenal, is the Aqualand Water Park, a huge attraction for family holidays to accommodation in Palma de Mallorca. There are pools, slides and activities for all levels of adventure.
It is a cliché, but a Palma de Mallorca holiday is a year round option. During the long summer months, average temperatures remain around 30˚, and even during the dry winter months, temperatures rarely dip below 10˚C at all.
Just 8km outside Palma city centre is the Son Sant Joan Airport (PMI), which is the transport centre for anyone coming for a holiday in Majorca. Finding a cheap flight to Palma de Mallorca Airport should be easy, with many of the ‘no frills’ airlines providing direct flights to Palma de Mallorca from across the UK. From the airport, there are busses every 15 minutes to the city centre, car hire companies and taxis ready to take you directly to the front door of your holiday rental accommodation in Palma de Mallorca.