About Playa de Palma
Playa de Palma, which takes its name from the city, is a 6km-long resort going from Can Pastilla, just south of the centre of Palma, to S’Arenal further southeast. Discover what is has to offer on its long promenades and cafe-filled walks starting from the shadow of the cathedral.
History and Culture of Playa de Palma
As the name implies, this is Palma’s beach – it’s centre being about 10km away from the cultural heart of the city, but it’s eastern edge being within walking distance from La Seu, Palma’s cathedral. Given its proximity to the airport, it has been a tourist hotspot with plenty of bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels dotted along 6km stretch, making it one of Mallorca’s biggest holiday resorts.
This also means it’s very well organised: there are lifeguards all along the beach, plenty of free-to-use bathrooms and places to buy a lounger or a parasol.
Playa de Palma is also a good launching pad for the rest of your holiday: easy access to the centre of town with public transport, vicinity to the airport’s hire cars and plenty of attractions nearby make it a good choice for those looking for more active or lively holidays.
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Shopping nearby Playa de Palma
Playa de Palma is host to FAN, Mallorca’s premier shopping centre which recently opened to great fanfare and includes a number of high-street shops such as H & M, Primark, and other brand stores as well as Carrefour for your groceries. Given that there are four urban centres (El Molinar, Coll D’en Rabassa, Can Pastilla and Las Meravelles) you’ll also find plenty of smaller shops for any immediate needs.
Major attractions nearby Playa de Palma
Being such a tourist hub means there are plenty of attractions in Playa de Palma. Chief among these is Palma’s Aquarium, just south of Can Pastilla. This is not a tranquil beach, rather buzzing with activity and people all throughout the day and even more so at night.
If waves and the sun are what you’re looking for, you should probably check out the 4.5 km stretch of golden sand that starts in Can Pastilla and ends in S’Arenal. There’s also Cala Estancia, a quieter 200m-wide beach with Blue Flag rating and fully accessible for people with disabilities, and Ciudad Jardín connecting El Molinar with Coll D’en Rabassa.
Things to do nearby Playa de Palma
Playa de Palma is not for quiet holidays – it’s for a younger crowd who wants to go out at night and just relax or have fun during the day.
Having said that, there’s plenty to do along the beach, though be aware the place is very popular with tourists (mainly Germans) and the activities are not always family-friendly. Expect lots of loud music, clubs and bars: not exactly a quiet retreat! For children, something like the Aquapark in nearby S’Arenal might be a good option.
Playa de Palma is also a short bus ride away from the centre of Palma, where cultural activities abound. The majority of it is accessible to people with disabilities with the promenade coasting the beach often having access ramps. Further inland the street pavement can sometimes be a little tight, though there are generally access ramps to get on it.
Restaurants nearby Playa de Palma
This entry could be very long if we listed every restaurant in Playa de Palma! Suffice to say the choice is very, very wide and for all tastes.
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Hotels nearby Playa de Palma
From luxury to budget, there’s plenty of choices for accommodation here. Starting from Hotel Llaut Palace at the high end of luxury, you’ll certainly find the right accommodation for you.
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Events nearby Playa de Palma
There’s something happening in Playa de Palma every night, and even if you’re not staying there, it’s quite easy to get to. There are at least four bus lines which run until late in the evening, connecting the centre of Palma, and parking is often quite easy to find on the street (though don’t expect to find designated parking areas).
Living in Playa de Palma
Playa de Palma is primarily a tourist resort. In the winter months it loses much of its charm as bar and shops remain closed or reduce their opening hours. There are houses to be found here, but at the moment this is not considered the “hip” part of town. Nearby, Portixol, sandwiched between Playa de Palma and Palma, is considered to be one of the best addresses on the island and indeed the price per square meter reflects it’s popularity particularly with Scandinavian buyers.
Engel & Volkers have opened an office here and with the growing number of 5 star hotels opening and the success of the rebranding project of Palma Beach it is only a matter of time until the prices start to soar here.
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Nearby Playa de Palma
Playa de Palma could easily be a self-sufficient community for party-goers, but it’s actually worth exploring some other places too. Nearby Portixol is one of the trendiest places in town, and takes you even closer to the cultural centre of Palma, a mere 15 minute bus ride away.
With a hire car and easy access to the highway you can explore pretty much the whole island. Head southeast to find the Cuevas del Drach or explore Porto Cristo, or north to see the UNESCO-protected Sierra de Tramuntana.
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More Places on Mallorca
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