Spring, Summer, Autumn
June – August
LCY → PMI
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 4 £GBP (15 min)
Bus: 2 £GBP (15 min)
Lunch ≈ 7.75 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 31 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 1.30 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.35 £GBP
Palma Nova, located on Majorca’s (Mallorca) southwest coast, is the quieter more family-friendly neighbour to Magaluf. Purpose-built around three white sand beaches the place features friendly bars and restaurants along the promenade, and, with Palma, the island’s capital, just 15 kilometres away, there are plenty of things to do away from the sands on Palma Nova holidays, too.
You will always find always plenty of space for sunbathing in Palma Nova, with its three beaches that run the length of the horseshoe-shaped bay. The star beach is the one in the middle – the Blue Flagged Playa Palma Nova, which features 500 metres of white sand that gently runs down to the safe, shallow water. The promenade runs to Magaluf, some 10 minutes away.
Get away from Palma Nova’s beaches and you will find Golf Fantasia – a mini-golf course with three floodlit courses that run round tropical waterfalls and through caves. There are also other great activities close by on holidays in Palma Nova, for example Karting Magaluf, you can go go-karting on professional tracks and Aqualand waterpark just outside of Magaluf offers more thrills.
Temperature: An average of 26 degrees Celsius in summer, reaching 29 degrees Celsius in August.
Best time for holidays to Palma Nova: May and June have fewer crowds and the guarantee of sunshine.
In keeping with the Mediterranean climate of Majorca the weather in Palma Nova is mild even in winter with dry, sunny weather for close to six months. The temperature hovers around the mid-20s degrees Celsius from May to September, climbing higher in August.
Palma Nova is one of the most original beach resorts on Majorca; a popular getaway just along the coast from the island’s capital. Still considered a jewel in Majorca’s crown, Palma Nova is just a 20 minute drive from capital, Palma. In Palma you’ll find a Gothic cathedral encircled by narrow cobbled streets, and a hilltop castle with panoramic views of the harbor and city. Here you can shop for swanky souvenirs from your Palma Nova holidays like leather shoes and Majorcan pearls and bags in the streets surrounding the Passeig des Borne. For Tapas the La Llonja district is the place to go.
Pick from the three beaches that make up the coast of Palma Nova, all feature soft, white sand washed by the clear water of the Mediterranean. The beaches are perfect for sunbathing on holidays in Palma Nova, trying out some of the water sports on offer or strolling along the busy seafront promenade before lunch overlooking the water. Plan to spend a day watching the sharks in Palma’s much-acclaimed aquarium, or visit the nearby Western Waterpark for an adrenaline-filled day on the slides. By evening, grab dinner in the town centre before heading to a bar or to the seafront to enjoy Magaluf’s famous clubs.
Three gorgeous beaches make up Palma Nova’s stretch of the coast. In the middle there is the main beach, the Blue Flagged Playa Palma Nova, which 500 metres of soft, imported sand. East of here there is the quieter tree-lined Playa Carregador, while in the west, the lively Son Maties is as vibrant as its neighbour, Magaluf. The beaches are connected by a promenade, which provides for the best waterfront dining, drinking and shopping on your holidays to Palma Nova. The main beach is the best spot in Palma Nova for watersports, with pedal boats, jet skis and water jet rides on offer.
If you have the kids in tow head to Golf Fantasia, this beautiful golfing centre is within walking distance of the town and features three 18-hole golf courses spreading across lush scenery, under waterfalls and over lagoons. With a peaceful park and plenty of places to eat, it’s an ideal family day out during Palma holidays. The Palma Aquarium is also a must-see; it features Europe’s deepest shark tank and lots of smaller aquariums with all manner of species of marine life. The interactive tanks are very popular with families, here you can help to feed the turtles and even the sharks.
The beautiful marina in Palma Nova is a reminder of its fishing village past, nowadays it is a very popular place to eat, shop and bask in the sunshine. Another favourite attraction in Palma Nova is Western Waterpark, in Magaluf, a 10 minute bus or taxi ride away. The park is popular with people of all ages and features plenty of slides, swimming pools and a wild river. Palma Nova’s nightlife scene is smaller but no less exciting than that of its party-hard neighbour Magaluf, there’s a wide choice of clubs and bars to have a good time on Palma Nova holidays. If you fancy a bigger night out on the tiles, Magaluf’s strip is only a 10 minute walk away.