Palma Holidays

Palma

Holidays

The beautiful holiday destination of Palma is Majorca's lively capital city, popular for being the commercial and culture centre with plenty on offer for everyone. The depth of history, culture and nightlife is often surprising to new visitors and being situated in Palma means you have brilliant access to the island as a whole. There is plenty to see and do in the city itself with even more to keep you busy if you decide to travel to some of Palma's neighbouring towns.

Weather

As you can expect from Majorca holidays, the summer months are the best for those who love the sun. You should expect temperatures as high as 30°C in July and August, which is perfect beach weather for your Palma holidays! For those wanting it cooler, the later months are ideal. From September onwards, temperatures drop to a low point around 15°c in the depth of winter. Even though it can be cloudy in the middle of winter, you'll still get much more sunshine on holiday than back home!

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Jan - 13ºC
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Feb - 15ºC
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Mar - 16ºC
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Apr - 18ºC
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May - 21ºC
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Jun - 24ºC
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Jul - 27ºC
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Aug - 27ºC
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Sep - 25ºC
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Oct - 20ºC
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Nov - 16ºC
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Dec - 13ºC

who goes to ?

Palma is a quiet, beautiful island and is popular with older couples and those wanting a quiet holiday. Many of those who stay in Palma do so for the quiet evenings, however take the quick and easy journeys to the other Canary Islands during the day, for example, ferries sail from the Port of Santa Cruz de La Palma three times a day to Tenerife, making it possible to have the best of both worlds! The rich and famous are attracted to Palma, with the Spanish royal family holidaying there and the streets are often filled with an international jet-set crowd.

Things To Do on Holidays

Palma has two beautiful beach resorts, Los Cancajos and Piscinas La Fajana which will make your holiday in Palma wonderfully relaxing as you top up your tan. The beach at Playa de los Cancajos is long with three small bays and has been awarded the European Blue Flag for excellence. Piscinas La Fajana offers natural rock pools which can be found in the north of the island nearby to Barlovento.

For those who enjoy a game of golf, there are six golf courses surrounding the area of Palma. Bendinat, Santa Ponsa, Son Vida, Son Muntaner and Son Termens all boast popular courses and there are three more golf courses planned to open near Palmer over the next few years ensuring golf enthusiasts are able to enjoy a golfing holiday in Palmer.

Palma attracts thousands of trekkers and climbers every year and is known for being one of the most popular places to go walking in the Canary Island and Spain. Offering many different walks, whether you are a novice or more experience trekker, you will love trekking in Palma, with popular routes including the Volvano route, La Palma and the Teneguia route, Las Tricias.

Horse back riding is also very popular in Palma, with its lush green forest and rugged coastal paths, the scenery makes it a magical experience. Choose to ride through Fuencaliente in the south to Caldera de Taburiente or Brena Alta, El Paso and see the sights on horseback. Whether you are learning to ride or are experienced, you will find the perfect path to follow and will find many riding schools which offer riding courses.

On the main beach resort of Los Cancajos you will find a great selection of watersports including windsurfing and waterskiing however this is the only beach in Palma to offer this.

Eating out when on holidays in Palma is an attraction in itself with an eclectic mix of restaurants on offer, each with a unique character. There is plenty of local delicacies on offer such as tapas and fresh seafood. Do not forget to sample some of the local wines such as Binissalem, which is very popular in the area.

Shopping in Palma is fantastic, with loads of chic boutique and famous designer shops. For good shops, head over to the Plaza Mayor and San Miguel, where you will also find great markets with excellent leather goods and lace.

There are a number of attractions offering an insight into Palma's amazing history. The Palma Cathedral, known as La Seu, is a 14th Century gothic cathedral regarded by many as the cultural highlight of the whole island. The beautiful cathedral looks out over the harbour and has a stunning south door with modern windows by Gaudi; this is something you simply can't afford to miss as part of your holidays in Palma. The museum of Majorca has a variety of exhibits dating back to prehistoric times, all housed in a beautiful 17th Century mansion.

The 14th Century castle of Bellver is now a home to a museum and often hosts concerts with everything from rock to opera - make sure you take a look at what is on before you visit. Those who want some fun would be best taking an excursion to nearby Magalluf where you can spend the day on the beach, at the aqua park or simply enjoying a round of golf.

Parc de la Mar (park of the sea) is a fantastic tourist spot during the summer with several cafes, an art gallery in the vaults of the old city walls and regular outdoor concerts which makes it a great place to spend a blissfully sunny day. Until the 1960s, the sea used to reach up to the city walls which gave visitors a breathtaking reflection of the cathedral in the water. However due to new buildings and roads this all changed, so an artificial lake was built to recreate the effect for tourists.

Things to do: Culture

There are a number of attractions which offer an insight into Palma's amazing history. The Palma Cathedral, known as La Seu, is a 14th Century Gothic cathedral regarded by many as the cultural highlight of the whole island. The beautiful cathedral looks out over the harbour and has a stunning south door with modern windows by Gaudi; this is something you simply can't afford to miss as part of your holidays in Palma. The museum of Majorca has a variety of exhibits dating back to prehistoric times, all housed in a beautiful 17th Century mansion. The 14th Century castle of Bellver is now home to a museum and often hosts concerts with everything from rock to opera - make sure you take a look at what is on before you visit. The origins of Palma can be traced back to before Roman times and even today, Roman remains can still be found.

The city is still relatively new as the tree lined avenues of La Rambla and the Passeig des Born were built in the 19th Century. Palma was once protected by a large wall that was pulled down to create the Las Avingudas road that encircles the city. The street market in the Plaza Major is great for handicrafts and bargains. There is also a modern centre for those in need of a serious shop. If your Palma holiday is between 13th - 20th January, make sure you see the Festa de Sant Sebastia - it's a cornucopia of outdoor concerts, dancing and bonfires not to be missed! July and August sees the Copa del Rey Regatta, the most important and glamorous yachting regatta in the Mediterranean.

Things to do: Adventure

Palma attracts thousands of trekkers and climbers every year and is known for being one of the most popular places to go walking in the Canary Island and Spain. Offering many different walks, whether you are a novice or more experience trekker, you will love trekking in Palma, with popular routes including the Volvano route, La Palma and the Teneguia route, Las Tricias.

Horseback riding is also very popular in Palma thanks to its lush green forest and rugged coastal paths - the scenery makes it a magical experience. Ride through Fuencaliente in the south to Caldera de Taburiente or Brena Alta, El Paso and see all the sights on horseback. Whether you are learning to ride or are experienced, you will find the perfect path to follow and will find many riding schools offering riding courses and hacks.

On the main beach resort of Los Cancajos you'll find a great selection of water sports, including windsurfing and waterskiing. This is actually the only beach in Palma to offer these.

Things to do: Shopping

Shopping in Palma is fantastic, with lots of chic boutique and famous designer shops. For the best shops, head to the Plaza Mayor and San Miguel, where you'll also find great markets with excellent leather goods and lace.

Things to do: Nightlife

Nightlife in Palma vibrant, but is a far cry from the foam parties and karaoke bars of Palma Nova and Magaluf. The nightlife in Palma is traditionally Spanish, revolving around eating out and drinking in the local tapas bars. There are a selection of clubs, bars and restaurants in Santa Cruz and Los Llano, and Los Cancajos is known for having the liveliest nightlife, however it is very low key compared to what you might find in other Canary Islands such as Tenerife.

If you want to stay out until dawn you would be better off heading to Magalluf where the parties start late and last through the night! Eating out when on holidays in Palma is an attraction in itself with an eclectic mix of restaurants on offer, each with a unique character. You'll find plenty of local delicacies such as tapas and fresh seafood. Do not forget to sample some of the local wines, such as Binissalem, which is very popular in the area.

Things to do: Relaxation

Palma has two beautiful beach resorts, Los Cancajos and Piscinas La Fajana, both of which are perfect for relaxing on as you top up your tan. The beach at Playa de los Cancajos is long with three small bays and has been awarded the European Blue Flag award for excellence. Piscinas La Fajana offers natural rock pools which can be found in the north of the island near Barlovento.

If you enjoy a game of golf, you'll be delighted with the six golf courses surrounding Palma. Bendinat, Santa Ponsa, Son Vida, Son Muntaner and Son Termens all boast popular courses and there are three more courses planned to open near Palmer over the next few years, ensuring golf enthusiasts are able to enjoy a golfing holiday in Palma.

Parc de la Mar (park of the sea) is a fantastic tourist spot during the summer with several cafes, an art gallery in the vaults of the old city walls and regular outdoor concerts, making it a great place to spend a blissfully sunny day. Until the 1960s, the sea used to reach up to the city walls which gave visitors a breathtaking reflection of the cathedral in the water. However due to new buildings and roads this all changed, so an artificial lake was built to recreate the effect for tourists.

Landscape

The coastal landscape of Majorca is graced with coves, beaches, and cliffs; inland, and Palma is no exception. A beautiful, diverse landscape, as well as a rich cultural life, are some of Palma's highlights, as well as the pleasures of its excellent cuisine.

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