Playa de Palma Guide

Playa de Palma is a top quality 6km beach just east of Palma de Mallorca and very close to the island's international airport. The resort runs from C'an Pastilla in the west, around the Bay of Palma, to the resort of El Arenal in the east, and it is almost impossible to judge where one resort ends and the other begins. Most visitors refer to the whole beach as the Playa de Palma and there's a long promenade stretching its whole length.

How to get to Playa de Palma

Most visitors to Mallorca will arrive into Palma’s Son Sant Joan Airport, and from here it's a mere 2km to the resort of Playa de Palma. Owing to the short distance, it is almost certainly worth jumping in a taxi rather than dealing with the comparative hassle of a coach transfer.

Many budget airlines serve Palma airport, such as Easy Jet, Thomson and BMI from the UK. Other airlines offer specific charter flights including Iberia (the Spanish national airline) and American Airlines, to name a couple.

Mallorca is also connected by ferry with both the Spanish mainland and the other Balearic islands of Menorca, Formentera and Ibiza. Services link Valencia, Denia and Barcelona on the mainland with Palma de Mallorca and Port Alcudia on the island. Many of the services operate traditional ferries, but a high speed catamaran service is also available on some routes.

When to visit Playa de Palma

Like the rest of Mallorca, Playa de Palma has an ideal climate for holidaymakers, with little rain and average temperatures generally staying below 30C – though they will sometimes rise higher during the peak months of July and August.

Temperatures remain extremely pleasant throughout the spring and autumn, and even in winter rarely drop below 10C, though rain is more likely at this time of year. Water temperatures range from 18C in May to 26C in August, making Playa de Palma ideal for watersports.

Those thinking of coming during the summer months should be aware that
parts of Playa de Palma are very popular with young crowds looking for
night-time hedonism, and the resort is certainly not suitable for a
family holiday, or anyone wishing to get some sleep before dawn, during
this period.

Things to do in Playa de Palma

Located only five minutes from the airport and close to a motorway connecting it to the main towns of the island, Playa de Palma is an ideal base for exploring every corner of Mallorca.

Near the capital of Palma, as its name indicates, Playa de Palma is a popular beach that shelves gently into the sea. It offers various watersports and other facilities, and can get extremely busy during the peak summer months.

Palma can be reached by a motorway which goes directly to the historical, artistic and commercial centre of the city. A novel way of getting to the capital, and other surrounding resorts, is by scooter. Cooltra Scooter Hire are based in Playa de Palma and its staff will provide suggestions for good routes to take. Alternatively, if you want company, guided scooter tours are also available.

The high concentration of German bars and restaurants along the length of Playa de Palma’s seafront are a reflection of the German package tourists who visit the resort in their droves. There are also a few British bars scattered around, including the Manchester pub, located west from Can Pastilla, and the Liverpool pub, which can be found as you enter Arenal at the opposite side of Playa de Palma.

 

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