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Palma de Mallorca

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Capital of Spain’s Mediterranean island paradise
Welcome to the capital of Spain’s Mediterranean island paradise, the world-famous Mallorca. While it might only be about 1,400 square miles – about the same size as New York’s Long Island –  you’ll find everything you could want in an island getaway, including beautiful sandy beaches, history, culture, gastronomy, and of course, lots of sunshine. The city of Palma has thousands of years of human history, starting with the Neolithic period and continuing with its occupation by Phoenicians, Romans, and Moors. Amidst the backdrop of its impressive gothic style Cathedral, you’ll find yourself wandering through ancient alleyways, discovering something new around every corner.
In the city center is the Paseo del Borne, also known as the ‘Golden Mile’. You’ll find luxury shopping, hotels, cafes, and boutiques that are perfect for finding something to take home with you after your trip. However, one of the most typical souvenirs you will see while in Palma is actually a type of pastry -  ensaimadas. These sweet, spiral shaped pastries can be bought all over the island, and you’ll see many tourists carrying them back on the plane in their traditional octagon box.

Where to stay in Palma de Mallorca

Whatever your vacation style is, we have hand-picked accommodations in Palma Mallorca to suit your needs. If you are looking for complete island relaxation, try the beautiful Pollensa Bay with its laid back beaches, restaurants, and cafes. For those looking for a bit more excitement, we recommend Port Soller, Cala Blava, or the Llucmajor areas.  Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Historical Luxury Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
Historical Luxury Hotel
An ambitious restoration has transformed it into one of the most unique hotels on the island.
Exclusive Seaside Resort in Palma de Mallorca
Exclusive Seaside Resort
Unique hotel perfect for couples looking for a romantic experience, with isolation and a beautiful beach.
Stylish Holiday Apartments in Palma de Mallorca
Stylish Holiday Apartments
A hotel where tradition and elegance blend seamlessly with quality and great service.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

One of the best things to do while in Palma Mallorca is to explore the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. There are over 300 beaches and small coves scattered throughout its shores. The island’s most popular tourist attraction is the Cuevas del Drach, or the “Dragon Caves”. These 4 caves were first discovered in 1338 and are connected by an underground lake. You can even enjoy a live classical music concert inside the cave! Palma's the perfect place to indulge in some wine tasting or sailing and we can arrange both for you. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Mallorca Private Sailing Experience
Mallorca Private Sailing Experience
Palma de Mallorca Private Walking Tour
Palma de Mallorca Private Walking Tour
Wine Tasting and Winery Half-Day Private Tour
Wine Tasting and Winery Half-Day Private Tour

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Palma de Mallorca

How many days should I spend in Palma?
Seeing as you've made the journey to the island, you should stay at least three full days in Palma de Mallorca. Culture, gastronomy, tradition, art, and shopping are so abundant on the island that you need time to discover and absorb them. Stunning beaches, charming fishing towns, massive mountains, and the famous nightlife in the city will all make you want to stay.
How much should I expect to spend person per day in Palma de Mallorca?
You can expect to spend 35-40 EUR/person/day (40-45 USD) for food, beverages, transportation, and random leisure needs (spontaneous visit to a museum). If you plan to take excursions, the average cost may rise to 100-120 EUR/person/day (110-130 USD). Day trips usually include transportation, some food, and drink.
What are some must-sees and must-dos on Mallorca?
Mallorca, this small island is rich in culture. Visit archeological sites to learn about its ancient history, see ruined or well-preserved fortifications emphasizing the maritime importance of the Balearic Islands in the Middle Ages, attend a cooking class to get your bearings in Mallorcan gastronomy. Hear the calling of the inland towns for an unforgettable local fiesta or attend a live concert in the city. Mallorca will keep you busy.
Any souvenir shopping tips for Mallorca?
Shopping in Mallorca does not focus on Palma only. Those who are looking for authenticity should get on a local bus and explore manufactured items and food of local producers offered on the weekly markets in fishing villages and inland towns. Of course, Palma will also spoil you with its luxury fashion stores, artists' workshops, unique pieces of arts and crafts.
How do I get around Palma?
Public transportation in Palma is widespread and well-developed. It has an extensive and frequent bus system. There is a themed line, the '800 mercats', which take you to the different weekly or regular markets in Palma. The subway connects the farther areas with the downtown, has stations between historical sights as well. But perhaps it is easier to move on the ground. Direct buses depart multiple times a day from Palma to the nearby iconic villages and beaches like Port de Sóller.
Where's best, easiest and safest to get some local currency in Palma?
ATMs are safe to withdraw cash in Spain, but be sure to decline the offered conversion rate. You can use your credit card in most restaurants, cafés, and bars. For some hidden or street-based souvenir shops, you might need cash, but it is very seldom. In case using your credit card, please always require payment in the local currency, which is EUR in Spain.
What are the options in Palma for people with dietary restrictions and intolerances?
The Mediterranean diet is on the menu all around the country! Spanish cuisine uses a lot of rice and chickpeas that make the life of a gluten-intolerant easy-peasy. Milk is not a popular ingredient either, which is good news for lactose intolerants. Should you have any specific restrictions, feel free to turn to the waiter, who will helpfully assist you with the right choice of meal.
Is Palma safe?
Palma de Mallorca is generally a safe place, but pickpocketing is not as rare as in other Spanish destinations. Never keep any valuable belongings in your pocket, keep your bag closed and close to you, avoid discovering back alleys late in the night, and no good day will turn into a bad one during your holiday in Palma de Mallorca.
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