Palma de Mallorca is a popular travel destination for people living in Europe. You can visit the beach, eat good food, and enjoy the nightlife on this Spanish island! So I’ve put together this Mallorca travel guide to help you plan your perfect visit.
Things to Do in Mallorca
Whether you want to take it slow or enjoy the nightlife (or both!), Mallorca can satisfy both needs.
Like many places in Spain, tapas style dishes are very common – and delicious! I highly recommend trying the Spanish tortilla de patatas, also known as a Spanish omelette.
And no, it’s nothing like a French omelette! A Spanish tortilla de patatas consists of primarily egg and potatoes with onions, but it takes training and technique to make it perfect. Simply satisfying!
While most of our Mallorca travel guide focuses on things to do in Palma, consider staying outside of the destination city. You’ll find less crowded restaurants (like our favorite, Can Tolo), which means better opportunities to get to know the culture.
But you definitely have to experience the Mallorca nightlife! Downtown Palma caters to a more mature crowd, and Magaluf offers more of a “Spring Break” experience. Either way, you can enjoy the festivities all night long (if you can afford it).
One of the biggest attractions in Mallorca is definitely the beaches! Similar to Greece, you can rent chairs to enjoy drink service, or you can go to one of the beach clubs. They will also offer drinks and food, in addition to music and sometimes a pool.
And no matter which beach you’re at in Palma, you can participate in all kinds of beach activities! Rent a boat to take you out on the water, or get some thrills with friends on an intertube.
I highly recommend adding a Blade Runner trip to your list of what to do in Mallorca. A boat will take you around the island of Mallorca to explore caves, secluded beaches, and coves. And you can stop to paddle board and snorkel with a sea scooter. Plus, drinks and great music are included!
Best Beaches in Mallorca
Let’s be honest – you will spend most of your days at the beach. So here are a few recommendations for the best beaches to visit in Mallorca!
Beaches on the south side of the island
Playa de Magaluf, near Palma, is popular with British tourists. If you’re young and looking to party, this is your destination! They have all kinds of beach activities, beach clubs, and restaurants. Playa de s’Arenal and Playa De Palma offer the same type of party atmosphere, and tend to be more popular with German visitors.
If you’re looking for less craziness around Palma, visit Palmanova beach for a more mature crowd. You won’t find as many beach clubs, but you can easily find a quiet spot to relax.
Beaches on the north side of the island
Playa del Port de Pollença is a much quieter, less crowded beach. It’s around a 45-minute drive from Palma, or a 90-minute public transportation ride. Or, if you feel really ambitious, it will only take 3 hours to bike from Palma to Playa del Port de Pollença.
Frequently Asked Questions about What to Do in Mallorca
We’ve answered some of the most common questions about planning a Mallorca vacation, but if you have a different one, let us know in the comments!
Where to stay in Mallorca?
It depends on what you want to do during your visit! If you want to enjoy the nightlife, it may be easier to stay at a hotel in Palma like Sentido Cala Vinas. Keep in mind, however, that some of the hotels are for adults only.
If you want to relax and explore the local scene, consider staying outside of Palma. It will take longer to reach attractions in Mallorca (such as the beach or nightlife), but the majority of your stay may cost less. Plus, you can learn more about the local culture.
How many days should you spend in Mallorca?
Again, it depends! You can easily enjoy a long, 4-day weekend in Mallorca if you’re living in Germany (or anywhere else in Europe). If you’re visiting from the U.S., you may want to spend 5-6 days in Mallorca before exploring the rest of Spain.
How do you get around Mallorca?
If you stay in Palma, you can walk to all the restaurants, bars, and clubs. But if you stay outside the city, public transportation or taxis can be time consuming.
Renting a car is also an option if you really want to explore the island. The roads are generally in good condition and not too crowded.
Is Mallorca worth visiting?
If you enjoy exploring and relaxing on beaches, then absolutely! And if you like to dance until sunrise, then the nightlife will not fail you. Plus, you can always take it easy outside of Palma.
Plan Your Visit with Our Mallorca Travel Guide!
Are you ready to spend your days relaxing on the beach and your nights dancing in the clubs? Visit Palma de Mallorca for a long weekend getaway!