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Palma Nova (Palmanova) - Tourist Information and Travel Guide

Son Matias Beach Trees providing shade on part of the beach

Son Matias Beach - Palma Nova             Trees providing shade on part of the beach

The latest tourist guide to Palmanova (Palma Nova) with resort information, hotels, apartments, waterparks, trips and nearby attractions

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The Resort - Getting There


The Beaches

Eating out in Palmanova

The Market

Hotels and Accommodation

Things to do

The Resort - Getting there

The resort of Palmanova is located in the South West of Majorca in the Municipality of Calvia, approx 20min travelling time from Palma de Mallorca Airport by car or taxi. You can also take the Palma Airport Bus to Plaza de Espana and then look for TIB Bus 104, 105 or 106 to Palmanova resort.

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Although this is a much less lively resort than neighbouring Magaluf, it is fairly large with many hotels, apartments, restaurants, bars and shops to choose from.

This resort proves to be very popular with tourists who travel there from all over Europe including many Spanish and British pensioners who enjoy their holidays in the quieter months.


There is a large Eroski Supermarket (Spanish supermarket chain) on the outskirts of the resort and another small Eroski City in the main street,

Avenida de la Playa. You will also find a Mercadona supermarket in Son Caliu.

In the resort itself, you have a good selection of small supermarkets selling basic goods, drinks, snacks etc. There are also a number of souvenir and clothes shops.

You could take the local bus to Palma for the day to enjoy shopping in some of the larger stores such as Zara, Mango etc.

Shopping options in Palma see more


Bus/Train Information see more

Visit the local ajuntament website here

The beach on a summers dayview over to Portals

Palma Nova Beach on a Summers day      Palma Nova Bay looking towards Portals

The Beaches - 3 fantastic stretches of sand

The jewels in the crown in Palmanova are definitely the beaches.

There are three beautiful bays, Playa Son Matias, Playa de Palmanova and Playa Es Carregador, all magnificent and very well cared for by Calvia Ajuntament (council). All three beaches have been awarded the 'BLUE FLAG' which denotes that the quality of both the beach and the water is regularly checked and kept to a very high standard.


palmanova sandy beach

The three long and wide stretches of white sand are easily accessible from a smart pedestrian walkway. This together with the fact that a good deal of Palmanova is flat attracts many disabled visitors. There are disabled facilities available on the beach.

See more on beaches around

Mallorca here




Palmanova Sandy Beach

restaurants and cafesbeachside restaurants palmanova

Resaturants & Cafes - Palma Nova              Beachside Restaurants - Palma Nova

Eating Out - Dining in Palmanova

From the main pedestrian walkway there are a variety of bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from for lunch, dinner or even a snack.

Although the resort has numerous fast food cafes including a large McDonalds, you will still find traditional Spanish Restaurants including Tapas Bars in the resort. Apart from Tapas (inexpensive small plates of traditional Spanish food) you will find, Ali-Oli and even Menu-Del-Dia (a daily inexpensive set meal, 2 or 3 courses) where wine, water and sometimes lemonade (gaseosa) are included in the price.

In addition you will find a variety of International Restaurants in the resort, everything from Mexican to Italian, British, Chinese, Indian and even Japanese.

See our information guide on where to eat locally here

You also have the option to walk into Magaluf where you will find even more


See a Guide to Magaluf more information

Pedestrian Walkwaymarina arcade shopping centre

Pedestrian Walkway                                                    Palma Nova Shops

The Market

Monday is Market Day in Calvia and Wednesday in Andratx. You can arrange the trip with your Hotel or in a Ticket/Tour office in Palmanova. Alternatively you can travel to the market by car, take the local bus or a short taxi trip.

For information on bus routes to and from Palmanova see Bus Routes

See more information on Towns and Villages here

Hotels and Accommodation

son matias hotel on the beachThere are many Hotels and Apartments in Palma Nova which are situated directly on or just off the beach and provide superb views of the bay. The weekends are

popular with Stag and Hen weekend breaks, be aware!

For information on Tour Operators flying to Mallorca with discounts see here

If you wish to arrange your travel independently check our our Hotels

selection here

Things to do around Palmanova

Boat Trips/Watersports

wave rider boat

You can arrange to various destinations. You can buy tickets from the various ticket-offices throughout the resort.

water ski-ing

Watersports of all kinds are very popular

and you will can water-ski for 25 euros

Mono Ski 35 euros

Waker Board 35 euros

Lesson 50 euros

Waterparks - Western Magaluf

western waterpark

Western Waterpark can be reached on foot or a short taxi journey.   This park has a huge variety of water slides and rides and is a really good fun day out. See more information on waterparks, attractions & trips here

Prices 26.00adults/18.50/10.00 children

Family ticket available 2adults/2children 89.00 euros

Opening Times 1000-1700 (1800 in July & August)

A large variety of slides, some very high! Fun for all the family.

See more on Western Waterpark here


marineland entrance

You cannot miss a visit to Marineland in Costa den Blanes

This is a marine life park which is open from 0930-1800, last entry 1600.

You can watch the many shows, Dolphins, Sea Lions & Parrots at specific times of the day, There is also a new Aquarium & Aviary (Tropical Park).

Prices 24.00 euros adults and 14.00/1000 euros for children

Discounts available for on-line reservations

Opening Times 0930-1600 (park closes 1800)

Various shows between 1015-1630, check inside park for times

Parking is free

Telephone 0034 971 675 125

For more information on Marineland here


pirates in magaluf

Pirates, the evening entertainment venue is in Magaluf and you could walk there but as it is on the outskirts we would recommend a short taxi trip. Pirates is visited by many tourists who enjoy the spectacular range of acrobatics and dancing. During the show a supper is served, which is included in the price. You can book tickets for this from your hotel or apartment if you have a tour operator or you can book direct from one of the many tour/trip offices in the resort or even arrange the reservation online.


Tickets prices vary depending on seats/time etc you can visit the

Pirates website

Katmandu Park

house of katmandu nearby

You could visit Katmandu Park and Resort in nearby

Magaluf. You can easily walk to the Park or you could take a short taxi trip if you prefer.

This Park offers a host of interactive entertainment from the unique upside down House, to the 4d Cinema, Expedition Golf, Desperados and Asylum to name a few.

You can see more information and prices here


Visit the official website here

The resort has several tour and trip offices offering car hire, boat trips, tickets for local attractions and various excursions around the Island. These offices normally offer a good rate of exchange, normally better than the local banks in the area. If you are changing a large sum of money, for example more than £1000, ask for an improved rate before changing.


We do hope that you have found our guide to Palma Nova useful


Your Local Tourist Information offices can be found here


You can see more official offices around Mallorca on the website of the Islas Baleares here


Palma Nova (Palmanova) - Tourist Information and

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Insider Tips!

Parking is best in the municipal car parks

found in the streets behind the promenade

Change your money in Ticket/Tour offices

as they generally offer a better rate than the banks. Many offer a highter rate of exchange if you are changing a large sum (over 1,000 pounds)


Arrange tickets for Waterparks online to get a good discount or use discount vouchers available with maps from the Tourist Offices.

Beaches in Palma Nova are some of the best maintained on the Island of Mallorca!

evening entertainment

You can walk or

take a short taxi trip to Pirates evening entertainment show!

If you need a taxi in


resort taxi

0034 971 134 700

Price to Palma 18 euros (4 people)

Taxis are found opposite Palma Nova Beach & the Tourist Information Office

A range of Car Hire companies operate in the resort

See weather & Sunshine Hours

See Mallorca's nightlife venues

Enjoy a game of table tennis on the beach


table tennis free on the beach

its free, just bring your own bats!

You can enjoy a game of mini-golf at the Tropic Mini Golf in Palmanova

tropical mini golf

If you fancy a change

from the beaches

try this lovely little


son caliu

spot in Son Caliu, there are cafes and a small sun-bathing terrace beside the sea.


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