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Destination guide

Have a beach resort holiday from a Palma de Mallorca condo

Palma de Mallorca is a resort city in one of the best locations for a perfect Mediterranean holiday in an apartment in Majorca. Located on the western edge of Majorca, Palma de Mallorca is the capital city of the Spanish island and is a popular holiday destination. A favourite location for beachgoers and anyone who loves historic architecture, Palma de Mallorca never ceases to amaze travellers, whether you're visiting the Cathedral of Santa Maria or the ancient Bellver Castle. The weather is almost always perfect, with a summerlike climate.

 
History

Historic sites near Palma de Mallorca holiday homes

Palma de Mallorca is filled with unique historic sites to delight the history buff. Holiday homes can be found near intriguing places like Castell de Bellver, a 14th-century castle on a hilltop with a local history museum and dramatic views of the water, and the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, a historic palace and Arabian fort with cultural events. Tren Soller, a scenic electric railway that dates back to 1912, is another historic highlight.

Things to do

Attractions near Palma de Mallorca holiday lettings

Palma de Mallorca holiday rentals don't have to be all history and Moorish heritage. They can also be the perfect pick for family travellers. Aqualand El Arenal is just around the bay. It's a fully-fledged water park with gushing slides, lazy rivers and swirling water chutes that are sure to get the heart thumping. And then an odyssey under the Mediterranean Sea is made possible at the Palma Aquarium in nearby Can Pastilla – get ready for up-close encounters with reef sharks, seahorses and octopuses and diving experiences with rays.

Activities

What to do near Palma de Mallorca holiday homes

You'll be walking in the footsteps of Moorish sultans and Spanish Reconquistas as you navigate the stone-paved lanes of Palma's historic centre. You can even bag Palma de Mallorca holiday rentals in the Old Town if you're keen to be first on the walking tours come morning. At night, leave behind the plazas and chapels for the Paseo Maritimo, where pulsing bars and tapas cantinas offer cocktails in the shade of yacht sails. For the hottest days, a jaunt to the beach is possible – Ciudad Jardin and the resort strips of Cala Major are perfect for that.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Palma de Mallorca holiday homes

Palma de Mallorca is all about outside living. With the bright beaches of Cala Major and the open-air cafes of the buzzing Paseo Maritimo on the menu, it's a good idea to plan a trip for when the sun's shining. That's why most folk seek out their rentals in the hottest, driest months of June, July and August – the height of summer. You're also likely to get great weather – just a little cooler – in spring, around May, and autumn, in September and October, not to mention euro-saving rates on villas and apartments.

Natural features

Palma de Mallorca on a bracelet bay

Palma de Mallorca unfolds around the wide Badia de Palma – Bay of Palma – on the sunny south coast of Mallorca island. It's the largest city in the Balearic archipelago, but still manages to doff its cap to the beautiful nature that encompasses it. To the north rise the great Serra de Tramuntana. The rocky slopes of the carved mountain peaks are clothed with pine forest dropping down to meet the empty coves on the Med. To the east and west are where you'll find some of the most popular beaches on Mallorca, from Magaluf to Cala Major – think wide sands and transparent waters.

Beaches

Beach locations near Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca has an array of beautiful beaches for sun, swim and relaxation. Holiday homes are available near places like Can Pere Antoni, a vibrant beach with calm waters for swimming, and Cala Major Beach, a quiet beach with a palm backdrop and soft sand. You'll also enjoy Carrer de Cala Estància, a lively beach with opportunities for watersports and nightlife.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Palma de Mallorca

Fly into Palma de Mallorca (PMI), the closest airport, located 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Palma de Mallorca Son Fuster Station or Palma de Mallorca Verge de Lluc Station to see more of the city. You can see more of Palma de Mallorca by jumping on the metro at Intermodal Station, Jacint Verdaguer Station or Son Costa-Son Fortesa Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Palma de Mallorca?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,994 holiday lettings around Palma de Mallorca. From 1,082 villas to 514 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Palma de Mallorca?

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Ditch the urban jungle and enjoy the appeal and authenticity of rural life. HomeAway has 772 rural getaway properties in this destination. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway is brimming with other options to check out, including:

  • 621 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 589 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 576 mountainside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a villa in Palma de Mallorca?

No scrambling for sun loungers, sharing a pool or pushing in line at a buffet. If that sounds like holiday heaven, round up your crew, pile into a private villa and embrace the room and privacy you know you deserve. In this destination, there are 1,145 rentals to choose from. Rates start at £52 a night. If that doesn't match your posse's taste, we've got a number of other self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • House: 1,012 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Apartment: 521 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £25 per night.
  • Hotel: 250 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £23 per night.

Can I stay in Palma de Mallorca in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a trip with the whole family or spending a few nights away with your old school friends, it's a whole lot of fun staying in a new place together! The best news is that HomeAway has places to suit. 311 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. At the moment, they're the top option here for big groups. If you're travelling in a big group, the holiday rental options that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 803 properties perfect for that size. Spend a night from just £52.
  • Keen to find a holiday property for 8 people? We have 661 that will work well. The starting price is £90 per night.
  • Seeking out properties for rent catering to 10 guests? You'll be happy to find out we have 247 that'll be perfect. You can score one for as little as £110 per night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your cousins and all your mates to Palma de Mallorca.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Palma de Mallorca?

There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family. Write a new chapter with those who truly matter and secure a reasonably priced stay with HomeAway. S'Arenal is an awesome area to investigate if you want to keep an eye on your budget. HomeAway has 84 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable £139 per night. Another 47 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around El Molinar. With an average price of £139 per night, you're sure to get a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

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