Palma Nova - 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 with Resort Information, Hotels, Apartments, Trips and 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


Palmanova, one of the best couples and families resorts in the South-West of the Island, offers superb beaches, beautiful walkways and plenty of activities and attractions.

The resort is located beside Magaluf in the South West of Majorca in the Municipality of Calvia.

To get there take the Route Aerotib Resort Bus Line A11 direct from Palma Airport. If the bus times do not match with your flight arrival time you can take the Airport No1 Bus to Plaza de Espana station and then look for TIB Bus 104, 105 or 106 to the resort.

Alternatively take the more relaxed form of transport, a taxi or book a Private Airport Transfer Bus.

Although a much less lively resort than neighbouring Magaluf, Palmanova has a lot to offer with many hotels, apartments, restaurants, bars and shops to choose from. It tends to be very popular with families especially in the summer months.

Tourists travel there from all over Europe including many Spanish and British pensioners who enjoy their holidays during the winter months.


A large Eroski Supermarket (Spanish supermarket chain) is on the outskirts of the resort and another small Eroski City is in the main street, Avenida de la Playa.

You will also find a Mercadona supermarket in Son Caliu and an Aldi Supermarket in nearby Magaluf.

Throughout Palmanova you have a varied selection of smaller supermarkets selling basic food, drinks and snacks.

If you are looking for some serious shopping you could take the local bus or taxi trip to Palma to explore the City shops such as Zara, Mango, H&M not to mention the specialist designer shops throughout town.

Fan Shopping Centre near the Airport is the largest complex in Mallorca and also a well worth a visit.

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Visit the local ajuntament website, see fiesta dates here

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Palma Nova Beach          Palma Nova Bay

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. Disabled facilities are available on the beach as well as all the usual sunbeds, parasols etc.

You can enjoy a walk around the small port at the end of Es Carregador Beach.

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Palmanova Sandy Beach

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Eating Out - Dining in Palmanova

From the main pedestrian walkway alongside the beaches there are a variety of bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Although the resort has numerous fast food cafes including a large McDonalds, you will still find traditional Spanish Restaurants including some Tapas Bars. Menu-del-dia (a daily inexpensive set meal, 2 or 3 courses) is also popular in this area.

Also you will find a good variety of International Restaurants everything from typical Spanish to Italian, British, Chinese, Indian and even Japanese.

See our information guide on where to eat locally here

See a Guide to Magaluf more information

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Pedestrian Walkway Palma Nova Shops

The Market

There are daily Markets in each area throughout Mallorca. Monday is Market Day in Calvia and Wednesday in Andratx. You can arrange a Market trip with a Hotel or in a Ticket/Tour office. Alternatively you can travel to the market by car, take the local bus or taxi.

Check the bus routes to and from Palmanova

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Hotels and Accommodation

son matias hotel on the beachThere are a variety of Hotels and Apartments in Palmanova many of which are situated directly on or near the beach providing 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 Boat Trips to various destinations around the Island. Tickets are available from the various ticket-offices throughout the resort. If you feel like trying out Diving in Mallorca you can book with one of the Scuba Diving Schools.

water ski-ing

Watersports of all kinds are very popular

Water Ski-ing, Mono Ski-ing, Waker Board etc

You can also book lessons

Western Waterpark

western waterpark

Walk to Western Waterpark  This park has a huge variety of water slides and rides and is a really good fun day out. See more information on themeparks, excursions and things to do see more on attractions


marineland entrance

If you are in this area you cannot miss a visit to Marineland in Costa den Blanes.

A super marine life park with Dolphins, Sea Lions, Parrots and a Tropical Park. Organised shows operate throughout the day


pirates in magaluf

A visit to Pirates, the evening entertainment venue is recommended. You could walk there but as it is on the outskirts of town we would recommend a short taxi trip. Many people enjoy the spectacular range of acrobatics and dancing. During the evening 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 where there are discounts available.

Tickets prices vary depending on the time of day, 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 Katmandu website

Money Exchange

Like other nearby resorts Palmanova has several tour and trip offices offering car hire, boat trips, tickets for local attractions and various excursions around the Island. These offices offer a good rate of exchange, usually better than the local banks in the area. A higher rate of exchange is available if you change a larger sum of money. Ask for an improved rate before changing your money

Find a local Tourist Information office

For other information Illes Baleares website

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Insider Tips!

Parking can be a problem, check out is municipal car parks

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 (1,000 pounds)


For discount book tickets online for Waterparks and themeparks

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

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 Golf Fantasia in Palmanova

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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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