Guide to Magaluf - Tourist and Travel Information

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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 Shops?

Where Can I get a Tattoo?

Looking for things to do?

The Resort - who visits Magaluf?

Sun, Sea, Sand, Sangria and more Sangria......

If you were to ask people today 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 need a quiet holiday"

While all these opinions are still true Magaluf has been undergoing changes. Currently the Balearic Government have an ongoing regeneration plan trying to attract more families and couples to the resort. A tremendous amount of money has been spent and only time will tell if the plan is a success.

Magaluf Beach on a hot summers day Magaluf Sandy Beach

Magaluf grew in popularity when young tourists, mainly from Britain, flocked there in the 1970s. Later, when tourism was booming many Apartments and Hotels were built to cope with the accommodation demand.

Today, the resort with its amazing nightlife is still the top holiday destination for young British Tourists or those seeking Stag or Hen weekend trips.

The main 'strip' is Punta Ballena in the heart of the resort where most bars, fun pubs, nightclubs stay open all night long.

Although the main visitors are British, in the last few years there has been an increase in Skandinavians, Eastern Europeans and you will even find some French and Italians who are avoiding other destinations due to conflicts in other countries.

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. Note that there is an additional charge for night taxis/luggage.

A cheaper transport option is the Airport Resort Bus to Palmanova/Magaluf or if the times are not suitable, take the No1 Palma Bus to the bus station (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 the buses might not be an option.

You could also book online a journey with a Private Bus Transfer Company

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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 Adjuntament (local council) just like the sister resort of Palmanova.

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

A pedestrian walkway 'Paseo Maritimo' runs alongside the beach where you will find many upmarket bars and restaurants, all easily accessible.

calvia magaluf beachparagliding magaluf

waterski-ing in magaluf

You can water-ski or Mono Ski for around 40 euros

Waker Board 35 - 40 euros

Lesson 50/55 euros

Donut 30 euros

Banana Boat is also on offer


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What and where is Wavehouse?

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Wavehouse Chill area The Waverider

You will find 'Wavehouse' on the 'Paseo Martimo' pedestrian walkway beside the beach. In a very relaxed atmosphere you can chill there, enjoy a drink or some food or if you are looking for some excitement, experience the Waverider or Wavebarrel.

It's great fun, you can pay individually or if you are travelling in a group there is a special price for max 10 people. You can also stay in the Wavehouse accommodation.

Paseo Maritimo


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Should I Travel with a Tour Operator or Independently?

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

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Because the majority of tourists visiting the area are young people, the advantage of travelling with a Tour Operator is that the flight, hotel and transport to and from the accommodation is pre-arranged.

There is also the added advantage of having a representative in the resort itself.. This can be very beneficial especially for those with little experience of travelling abroad or those who need any help or guidance during their holiday. Alternatively if you prefer travelling independently, you can search for a cheap flight/hotel on the internet and arrange your transport privately.

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Where should I stay?

There are many hotel and apartment options, however if you want to have your holiday in peak months, July and August, it's best to reserve early. From small hotels without pool to large hotels with a range of facilities on offer, there is accommodation to suit everyone.

You could choose to stay at the BH Complex - BCM Planet Dance Hotel formerly the Mallorca Rocks Hotel. This is on the edge of the resort and especially suited to young fun loving people.

Pre-gig boat party trips are also available, just the thing to get you in the party mood!

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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 some traditional Spanish restaurants specialising in Tapas and you will also find plenty of British cafes and restaurants many offering full english breakfast from early morning until late in the afternoon!

There are also several Indian, Chinese and Italian restaurants dotted around the resort. Many of the kebab/fast food businesses remain open until the small hours to cope with the demand for snacks etc after a great night out clubbing!

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

Magaluf streets, Prince William PubBenny Hill Magaluf

Prince William pub Magaluf                                         Benny Hill bar in Magaluf

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

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Punta Ballena - The StripTokio Joes

The streets of Magaluf have a huge range of bars, disco-pubs, clubs, cafes, fast food, and although many are open in the day-time they really come to life at night. Many of the bars offer happy-hour and gimmicks to try to entice tourists inside. Most remain open ALL night, many until daylight! BCM and Titos Calvia Beach are very popular nightclubs to visit and just behind those you will find the famous BCM Square which also has a good range of bars open until daylight! Tokio Joes is another popular spot seen in the picture above.

visit BCM or Titos Calvia Beach

What is Balconing?

There's no doubt about it, Magaluf is a great holiday resort for the young

or young at heart!. You can party all night long and after a few hours sleep, lie on the beach to soak up some Mallorca sun.

The resort in the past had a bad reputation for rowdiness and hooliganism however now you will find that the local Police keep good order in the streets during the night-time fun.

In the last couple of years there has been a lot of bad press mainly about Magaluf due to 'Balconing'. This is the term used when people, normally after a nights heavy drinking, jump from balcony to balcony or towards the swimmingpool. This has resulted in several deaths and some horrific injuries.

Please be aware of the dangers of drinking huge volumes of alcohol especially if you start drinking in the day and continue through the night. Dehydration can

also be a factor, drink plenty of water!

If you or your friends have a problem in Mallorca you can contact the Consulate in Palma.

BCM Planet Dance MagalufPirates nightspot magaluf

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

Where are the Shops?

There are several small supermarkets 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 (chain supermarket) in Calle Paris. Again this has an extensive range of groceries, fresh produce and even a take-away food option as you enter the store.

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

If you need a Chemist (Farmacia) - look for the green/red cross (lit when open)

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 Fan 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?

katmandu resort and hotel

Palma Sightseeing or Shopping

Palma Sightseeing or ShoppingFrom the resort you could take a taxi to Palma (approx 20 minutes) or travel on the local bus No.104 (50 mins approx) for some sightseeing or things to do

As the shops in the resorts have mainly tourist items, sunglasses, bags etc you won't be disappointed with shopping in the City of Palma

Boat Trips

boat trip to palma from magaluf

Why not take the boat to Palma City?

This trip will give you around 3 hours in the centre of the city. The boat leaves at approx 0900 and returns

at 1430. There are various pick-up points,

Cala Vinyas, Magaluf, Hawai and then to Palmanova

before setting off for Palma Port.

Boat Trips and Watersports Magaluf

Other boat trips are also available, visiting small islands, beaches and coves around the West Coast of Mallorca. If you need more information or would like to buy tickets, you can do so in the hotels or numerous ticket and trip offices. You will also find a sales stand on Magaluf and Palma Nova beach promenade. check here

Western Waterpark Magaluf

Western waterpark slides

Western Waterpark can be reached on foot, by bus or a short taxi journey from your hotel or accommodation. It depends how lazy you are! This park has a huge variety of water slides and rides and it is a great day out.

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

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

Pirates Show Magaluf

pirates in Magaluf

Pirates Entertainment Show is within walking distance on the edge of town. The acrobatics and dancing show has an excellent reputation for a great night out and Supper is included in the price of the evening feature. Tickets can be booked online or purchased from tour operators or trip offices.

See the latest prices and show times here

Katmandu Resort

House of Katmandu

KATMANDU Hotel and Resort is in the centre of town, you can't miss it on the Avenida Pedro Vaquer Ramis one of the main streets in Magaluf.

The Katmandu crazy upside down house is the main attraction, full of interactive games and science. Definitely worth a visit.

Plenty of entertainment for all the family to enjoy with the 4d Cinema, Desperados, Expedition Golf, Asylum, XD Dark Ride and much more. Various entrance options are available.

See more information on katmandu website

Find more trip info at one of the local tourist offices

See info from Baleares Information here

We hope you enjoyed our guide to the holiday resort of Magaluf, Mallorca.  If you are looking for a large lively resort with plenty of nightlife, lots to do and see, a good variety of restaurants and an excellent beach, give Magaluf a try!

Guide to Magaluf - Tourist and Travel Information

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Insider Tips!

If you want to sleep well during your holiday, avoid Magaluf (Magalluf) in July and August unless you are joining the party!

Magaluf Beach has a range of cafes and restaurants beside the beach.

beachside restaurants and cafes magaluf

From Magaluf you can walk to Pirates, Katmandu or Western Waterpark.

Try karting while you are there

karting in magaluf

Car Hire is easily available in the resort.

If you need a local taxi in the area

taxi magaluf

0034 971 134 700