Guide to Magaluf - Tourist and Travel Information

See the latest information on the resort of Magaluf with Hotels, Apartments, Waterparks, Clubs, Bars, Nightspots

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The Resort - who visits Magaluf

How do I get to Magaluf from the Airport?

Beach and Watersports what are the options?

What and where is Wavehouse?

Should I travel with a Tour Operator or Independently?

Where should I stay?

Is it all fast-food?

Nightlife, is it as good as they say?

What is Balconing?

Where are the local stores and chemist?

Where Can I get a Tattoo?

Looking for things to do?

The Resort - who visits Magaluf?

If you were to ask people to sum up Magaluf as a resort, most would say young lively people, great clubs, fantastic nightlife, party atmosphere and above all don't go if you are looking for a quiet holiday.

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While these opinions are still characteristic of Magaluf, the resort has been undergoing considerable changes in order to alter this image. The Balearic Government have an ongoing regeneration plan in order to attract more families and couples to the resort. A tremendous amount of effort and funds have been spent on the project and only time will tell if the plan is a success.

Magaluf Beach on a hot summers day Magaluf Sandy Beach

Today, Magaluf remains as the top holiday destination for young British Tourists and for pre-wedding Stag and Hen groups. However although the resort is still known for its amazing nighlife, strict controls are now in place to keep order and decency in the resort.

Magaluf grew in popularity when young holidaymakers, mainly from Britain, flocked there from the early 1970s. As tourism continued to boom, more Apartments and Hotels were built to cope with the enormous demand thus increasing the size of the resort as a whole.

Magaluf flows from the Torrenova area alongside Palmanova and extends all the way to the Western Waterpark with Katmandu more or less in the centre of the resort.

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For more area information you can visit the Spanish website of Calvia Adjuntament (local council) here

Western Waterpark Magaluf

Katmandu in Magaluf Western Waterpark Magaluf

How do I get to the resort from the Airport?

From Palma Airport you can take a taxi direct to the resort for around 45 euros. This is ideal if there are more than 3 persons travelling. Note that there is an additional charge for night journeys and luggage, see more on these fares.

A cheaper transport option is to use the direct public bus to the resort which operates from the Airport hourly. Depending on when you arrive you can also take the No1 Palma Bus to the Intermodal Station at the Plaza de Espana and change for a TIB (Transport Illes Baleares) bus 104, 106 which will take you to the resort. If you have a very late flight arrival, when local buses are not running you might try booking a private mini-bus transfer. This can be economical if you are travelling in a large group.


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Beach and Watersports, what are they like?

The large bay of Magaluf, stretching from Torrenova to Cala Vinyas, has amazing fine golden sand. The beach is well maintained by Calvia Ajuntament (local council).

From the beach you have a good view of the 'Illa de Sa Porrassa' and you will also see the various Party Boats and Boat Trips docking at the Jetty. There are plenty of sunbeds and parasols for rent as well as all kinds of watersports such as ski-ing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, bananaboat, waker board and you could even try scuba diving

The pedestrian walkway (Paseo Maritimo) with many upmarket bars and restaurants runs parallel to the beach.

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What and where is Wavehouse?

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Wavehouse Chill area The Waverider

You will find the Wavehouse Activity beside the Melia Wavehouse Hotel Complex on the Paseo Martimo directly beside Magaluf Beach. The Wavehouse activity consists of surfskating or climbing the wave wall. Although it is super fun, it is definitely for those feeling energetic.

The Melia Complex has a fabulous infinity pool and lovely chill-out areas where you can enjoy the ambient music and views. There are also a variety of restaurants to enjoy.


Paseo Maritimo



Should I Travel with a Tour Operator or Independently?

You can easily reserve a Package Holiday to Magaluf with one of the Tour Operators such as Tui, First Choice or Jet 2 Holidays.

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An advantage of travelling with a Tour Operator is that the flight, hotel and transport to and from the accommodation is pre-arranged.

You also have the benefit of a representative available during your holiday who can help with information or guidance. This can be advantageous for those with little experience of travelling abroad.

Alternatively if you are confident to travel independently, you can arrange everything online before your arrival.

Flight only to Mallorca see operators

Where should I stay?

If you are travelling in peak months, July or August, it is best to reserve early due to the high demand for accommodation. There are many Hotels and Apartments to choose from to suit all budgets.


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Is it all Fast Food?

Fast Food, McDonalds

McDonalds MagalufYou will find an extensive range of food types available in the resort with enough variety to suit all tourist tastes, not just fast food such as McDonalds or KFC.

You will find a few traditional Spanish restaurants, plenty of British cafes, Italian, Chinese and Indian Restaurants.

Many kebab and fast food take-away restaurants remain open until the small hours to cope with the demand for snacks after a great night out clubbing!

See some bars, cafes, restaurants - more in the Mallorca Now selection

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Prince William pub Magaluf                                         Benny Hill bar in Magaluf

And For The Nightspots - is it as good as they say?

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The Strip - Punta Ballena

The main 'strip' is Punta Ballena in the heart of the resort where most people let their hair down to enjoy the nightspots party atmosphere in the bars, disco-pubs, clubs, and nightclubs. Although many open in the day-time they really come to life at night staying open almost all night long.

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Punta Ballena - The StripTokio Joes

BCM and Titos Calvia Beach are the most famous nightclubs to visit with Titos recently relocating from Palma to Magaluf. Behind both clubs you will find the famous BCM Square which also has a good range of bars. Tokio Joes is another popular spot with their own resident DJ playing all the latest RnB and Hip Hop music.

visit BCM or check out Titos Calvia Beach

What is Balconing?

Magaluf along with a couple of other resorts in Mallorca, have had problems due to tourists Balconing. This term is used when people, normally following heavy drinking, jump or climb between balconies or in some cases jump or drive towards a swimmingpool. This has resulted in many deaths and some horrific life-changing injuries.

Drinking huge volumes of alcohol day and night together with dehydration seems to be the root of this problem.

If you should have an issue during your stay in Mallorca you can contact the Consulate in Palma for help or advice.

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BCM - Planet Dance - MagalufPirates Show - Top Class Show in Magaluf

Where are the local stores and Chemist?

There are several small local shops selling basic items, drinks, canned goods,

bakery items etc. For larger grocery shopping there is a BIP supermarket not far from Katmandu on the Avenida Pedro Vaquer Ramis This has a large selection of food and drinks with fresh meat and fish. A little further you have a Lidl store and on the edge of town travelling towards Palmanova you will find an Eroski Supermarket in Calle Paris.

Around town you will find a range of souvenir shops, jewellery stores and fashion stores with brand clothing.

If you need a Chemist (Farmacia)

Avenida Pere Vaquer 54

Calle Condor 2

Calle Pinada 18

Calle Voranova 10

For more serious shopping options you can take the short trip to Palma to shop in larger stores, you could visit Porto Pi, the Indoor Complex or the latest outdoor complex in Mallorca

Where can I get a Tattoo?

There are an abundance of Tattoo and Piercing Shops in the resort and in particular near Punta Ballena, the centre of town. Prices vary, check first before going ahead and make sure that the shop is fully registered to avoid any health problems.

Looking for Things to do?

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From Magaluf you have so many options for things to do. Travelling the short distance to Palma for some retail therapy or sightseeing is a popular choice.

You have the upside down house Katmandu in the resort with a range of activities along with close proximity to Waterparks and Themeparks, check all the options for things to do here with our top 20 list.

Find more trip info at one of the local info offices near to where you are staying.

Please contact us for advice or to ask a question.

Guide to Magaluf - Tourist and Travel Information

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If you need to sleep well during your holiday, avoid the centre of Magaluf during July and August.

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