Palma Nova 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

Palmanova, a superb resort in South West of Mallorca!

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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. See all transport choices

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 in the early and late season 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.

Check out Palma the Capital City

Palma Nova Beach Palma Nova Bay

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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.

See other beaches around the Island

Palmanova Sandy Beach

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Resaturants & Cafes - Palma Nova Beachside Restaurants - Palma Nova

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.

You will also 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

Pedestrian Walkwaymarina arcade shopping centre

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

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!

Things to do around Palmanova

In the immediate area of Palmanova you have a multitude of Boat Trips, all kinds of Watersports, Western Waterpark, Marineland, Katmandu and Pirates.

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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

Magaluf more info

Palmanova - Tourist Information and Travel Guide

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Parking can be a problem, check out the municipal car park.

Beaches in Palmanova are some of the best maintained on the Island.

evening entertainment

You can walk or

take a short taxi trip to Pirates evening entertainment show

If you need a taxi in


resort taxi

See weather & Sunshine Hours

See Mallorca's Clubs

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.