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In Palma de Mallorca you can find lots of holiday homes where to enjoy the essential charm of the city. Choosing where to stay will depend on your preferences. If it is your first time here, La Calatrava and Dalt Murada are the best areas both close to the historical centre of Palma. Santa Catalina is the coolest place with trendy cafes, hip restaurants and stylish boutiques. Families really like staying in the neighbourhood of Portixol and Son Armadams, is where you can stay on a budget. Finally, when it comes to let your hair down and experience the island’s best nightlife you definitely need to look for a rental at the vibrant Paseo Marítimo, also known for its views and the amazing waterfront.Exclusive rentals in Palma de Mallorca
In Palma you can find exclusive rentals big enough for your family holidays or groups. Enjoy the amenities and the private terraces, gardens and swimming pools in luxury properties with stylish decorations and glamorous interiors. In the centre, you can look for smaller homes, well furnished and close to great eateries, bars and historic buildings. From modern rentals to more traditional properties in the heart of the city or close to the beachfront and have a unique stay in Palma. Find the best holiday home to enjoy some time with your dearest ones, your partner or your friends and discover all the charms that the island can offer you.
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The area and getting around
Palma, the capital of Mallorca, located in the western Mediterranean, concentrates most of the urbanites tourism and main cultural attractions of the island. Its Mediterranean climate stands out for an average temperature close to twenty degrees. This is the main reason most people choose it as a holiday destination or as a place to live. Every corner of the island awaits the visitor with very pleasant surprises, so it is highly recommended to rent a car to make excursions and travel its most beautiful trails and itineraries, both along the coast and inland, leading you to discover charming villages of great monumental value as unique and unforgettable landscape.Palma, a city full of charm
Palma de Mallorca is the epicenter of the tourist and commercial activity of the whole island. Walking its streets and admiring the stunning Santa María Cathedral, a Gothic landmark overlooking the Bay of Palma or Bellver Castle, a medieval fortress west of the city with a distinctive circular shape, becomes a regenerating and stimulating tour. At night, the promenade is full of nuances and marine aromas, among palm trees, dance halls, coffee shops and truly beautiful people wanting to enjoy the night. The Almudaina fortress, converted to a royal residence, is also a monument worth visiting. To take a relaxing bath, El Arenal and S'Amarador, are seductive enclaves thanks to its fine sand, its crystalline waters and its impeccable services.
Travellers and activities
Palma is tantamount to beautiful beaches and famous coves around the world, but also with impressive natural sites, buildings of great historical value, fantastic golf courses, nautical activities and leisure. Its crystal clear waters are not just ideal for swimming but for surfing, sailing, fishing or diving. A destination where fun is always guaranteed. Due to the varied terrain, cycling is one of the most popular activities as it becomes a very rewarding and challenging activity both for professional and amateur cyclists. All levels are welcome.Palma de Mallorca for beach lovers
The island of Mallorca has a wild natural beauty almost hypnotic. With nearly 37 miles of coastline, the island offers the most beautiful coves and beaches in the Mediterranean. Long stretches of fine sand equipped with all kind of services, backed with pine forests and majestic cliffs. In Palma you can enjoy the clear waters of Ca’n Pere Antoni or the lovely Ciutat Jardí, a beach along the Palma Bay with relaxed eateries and and a pine shaded children play area. Between 4 and 5 miles from the city, you can also enjoy beautiful beaches lined with bars and restaurants and all the amenities, such as Playa de Palma (S’Arenal), Cala Major or Cala Estància.
Did you know that Mallorca’s name originates from an old Latin phrase “insula maior” which means “larger island” and that nearly half of Mallorca’s entire population lives in Palma?
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Palma de Mallorca’s cuisine is mainly Mediterranean, with products from both land and sea for its recipes. Treat yourself to some real delicacies and try some botifarró, camaiot or sobrasada, their three main cold meats which can be enjoyed as appetizers or in dishes like the frito mallorquín. This traditional and tasty recipe is a versatile dish that changes its name according to the main ingredients - frit de matances with pork, frit de Pascua with lamb or frit mariner, with mussels, shrimp, squid and other seafood. And those with a sweet tooth will really enjoy the traditional ensaimada. A real treat!2. Golfing bliss with Mediterranian views
Whether it is your favourite sporting activity or something that drags you out of your comfort zone, Palma is the perfect playground to practice any sports, especially golf. You can find more than 20 golf courses on the island with excellent 18-hole courses designed by the best golf architects, top pro-golf shops and PGA professional golf instructors who will help you improve your practice. Enjoy a day in the well kept fairway and greens, excellent caddy master service and round it up with a nice meal at the terrace of the restaurant. Whether you are a Tiger Woods or just a beginner, you can find something to challenge you at Son Muntaner Golf, Son Quint Golf, Son Gual or Golf de Andratx. Get your clubs ready!3. Shop around the jewel of the Mediterranian
Palma offers many narrow streets to wander, as we said, but it also has great avenues where to browse the local shops and find some handcrafted products and the best designer clothes as well. Paseo del Borne is known as the golden mile of Palma and it is lined with high-end and luxury boutiques to make your shopping experience a unique one. It is a must to visit Rialto Living lifestyle boutique. This is the home of luxury lifestyle with an interesting mix of fashion, books, presents and art as well as one of the most impressive shops. After all your shopping, have a nice tea or coffee at the café. Have a wonderful shopping time!4. Wander the streets of the old town
Palma’s Old town is full of history and Roman, Moor and Christian heritage. Stroll around the scenic squares, visit the Gothic churches and the century-old interior patios. In here you will find the majority of must-see tourist attractions including La Seu cathedral, the Royal Palace of Almudaina and Es Baluard Contemporary Art Museum. If you feel more adventurous, leave the map aside and just wander the medieval cobbled streets and see where they lead you. A visit to Palma’s picturesque old town is always highly recommended.5. Take a day trip to Coves del Drach
In Porto Cristo, Manacor, you can visit the fabulous 4 caves known as Coves del Drach of 4km length and extending to a depth of 25 m. Get inside and admire Lake Markel, believed to be the largest underground lake of the world. This is one of the most remarkable tourist attractions of the island and a must see. Get on a bus or your rental car and head to the east coast of the island to marvel at this wonder of nature.