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Think of Palma Nova as Magaluf’s slightly quieter sister, just as lively but without the main strip of clubs and bars. Palma Nova was purpose built to attract incoming package holiday tourists in the 1960’s. People began to flock here and it has since grown from a quiet resort to the thriving and busy town that it is today.

Largely connected with Magaluf, Palma Nova is independent enough to be able to offer a relaxing peaceful break around the soft, white sand beaches, yet it is close enough to Magaluf so that you can party the night away if you wish to do so!

Palma Nova is a great place for families, with plenty of fun activities to keep everyone entertained. The water is also shallow enough to let the kids have a swim and a snorkel while you relax on the beach in the warm Mediterranean sun.

Palma Nova, rather than maintaining a traditional Majorcan menu, has instead orientated towards giving people a global variety of food. From Sushi to Chinese and Indian to British, there’s plenty of choice here for your daily meals. Perfect if you have fussy kids! Of course there are some traditional Spanish restaurants and there are cute little cafes tucked away on the streets but they may be slightly more commercial than individual bistros in the north of the island.

For a truly entertaining night, head over to the Pirates Adventure show for an evening of swashbuckling delight! Grab a rum or two, sit down for a pirate’s meal and enjoy the show of acrobatics, gymnastics and dance mixed with a comedy and action for good measure! This dinner show will be a night of your holiday you and the kids will remember for years!

If you fancy a refreshing drink in an evening, there are plenty of bars in Palma Nova to spend the night in and there’s always Magaluf up the road if you’re looking for a wild night out! You’ll be able to find anything from a local beer to a fun cocktail with the variety this resort can offer!

Since Palma Nova was built around a beautiful horseshoe bay, the beaches are our top pick of places to go in this resort. Playa de Son Maties is the main beach of Palma Nova, with Cala Blanca and Es Carregador just along the coast. With blue flags, crystal clear shallow water and a beautiful promenade along to Magaluf, there’s no wonder that these beaches are popular with families in this area of Majorca.

If you don’t fancy lounging on the beach, there are plenty of activities to keep everyone occupied in Palma Nova. For a bird’s eye view of beautiful coast, have a go at paragliding or go snorkelling to see the marine life of Majorca. If that’s not your thing, Golf Fantasia is fantastic for a game of mini golf! Set in a tropical garden with caves and waterfalls, this course creates an adventure and is something that kids and adults alike will love! It’s also floodlit at night making it a great place to go after your evening meal!

For a cooling splash around in the water, head to the nearby Western Water Park for thrills and spills on the slides! Do you dare to have a go on the Kamikaze or how about having a blast on the Boomerang? Although if you prefer to get your adrenaline going on dry land, there’s always Karting Magaluf. This professional go karting track is open to the public and will certainly make for an afternoon to remember as you whizz round the track at high speeds!

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Location of Palma Nova

Key Facts

  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference from UK: 1
  • Flight time: London: 2 hours
  • When to go: April - October

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