For your next holiday, why not rent an apartment in Palma to explore the city and its surrounding beauty. Booking a holiday rental in Palma de Mallorca is the best way to start a holiday where water-sports and natural escapes are not the only interesting aspects of the town.
Book accommodation in the fun filled city of Palma, Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is the capital and largest city of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is situated on the coast of Mallorca on the Bay of Palma. Browse for places to stay in Palma on Likibu to find accommodation on Airbnb, booking.com or TripAdvisor. Explore the Cathedral de Mallorca which has an impressive display of gothic architecture and colourful stain glass windows or the Can Corbella, a building admired for its unique style and pink colour. Palma is without a doubt Mallorca's greatest treasure, filled with historical sites, teeming public squares and a glamorous bay, book a holiday rental now.
Best Time to Go
As one of Spain's Balearic Islands, Mallorca has a typical Mediterranean climate with high temperatures in the summer and lower temperatures in the winter. The best time to go for a hot holiday is from June to September when the weather is warm with highs of 30 Celsius in August.
How to get there?
Palma lies in the Mediterranean, off the eastern coast of Spain near Valencia, so it is very well connected to the continent. Flying is almost certainly the quickest and most convenient method of travel as well as relatively inexpensive through low-cost, budget airlines like Easyjet and Ryanair. Flights are regular, but make sure to book in advance to get the best price. There are plenty of taxis available at Palma airport as well as public buses to take you from the airport straight to Playa de Parma as well as the town centre.
Many of the holiday apartments or hotels may be further out of Palma which is why we also recommend you book a hire car. Car hire is a widely available option at the airport, allowing you to drive directly to your accommodation and have more flexibility on the island.
Where to stay?
The best place to stay in Palma de Mallorca is the old city. This area is perfect to book apartments for weekend visits, business visits or just a place to stay if planning to use Palma as a base for exploring other areas. This area is near to some of the main attractions of Palma such as the Cathedral "la Seu" a beautiful gothic style cathedral, full of light bouncing off its restored glass windows. Browse accommodation in Palma on Likibu to stay near the bustling Olivar market or the Sa Llotja building.
Apartments with a pool are available to book near Palma Beach. This is Palma's main beach which runs from Can Pastilla to the south of Palma. It's an easy area to stay in as it is located in between the airport and the city centre. It's a typical beach and is largely aimed towards tourists, providing every amenity one may need from water-sports to beach restaurants. In addition to the beach, families can explore the Aquapark waterpark and the Palma Aquarium, making it an ideal area to stay in a holiday rental.
Cala Major is something in between the old city in Palma and Palma Beach as is in a less built-up and more relaxed area making it a perfect area to stay in a beach villa. It is half an hour away from the centre of Palma and has quiet, tucked away beaches. Cala Major is much more discreet than Palma Beach, one has to go through Pine trees and rocky terrain to get to some of the beaches which is more typical of the island. If you book a holiday rental to stay in a family apartment in Cala Major, other activities include visiting the Marivent Palace, the summer residence to the Spanish Royal Family.
What to visit in Palma
Palau de l'Almundaina
Visit this astonishing Palace and grasp an insight into what the residence of the Mallorcan monarchs was like at the end of the 13th century. The King of Spain resides here still, however apart from the occasional ceremony, the royal family are rarely in the residence. It is a spectacular building and it was originally an Islamic fort.
Cathedral de Mallorca
Palma's cathedral is the city's main architectural landmark. It shows incredible gothic architecture and is designed by the famous Antoni Gaudi and Miquel Barcelo. The Cathedral is worth a visit especially at nightfall when the building is lit up and light is reflected from the newly refurbished windows.
Start in Valldemossa, a beautiful town 17km from Palma and hike up to the Archduke Ludwig Salvator trail to admire breath-taking views of the island. The trek is based in the hills of the Tramuntana range which is filled with olive, oak and almond trees. Enjoy tapas for lunch at local restaurants before vising the ancient monastery of Cartuja.
If you want a cheap, vibrant club scene experience, head to the major holiday resort of Magaluf. Full of bars and nightclubs on the famous strip of Magaluf will not let you down. Only a short drive from Palma, it is an easy and fun option to experience streets full of Brits on hen weekends and stag do's.