Ready for beaches, tropical sun, and perpetual fun with a touch of Mediterranean flavor? If so, Palmanova is the perfect place for you! Part of the Balearic Islands, this area has been a tourist favorite since the 1960's and boasts a variety of activities, restaurants, and attractions guaranteed to please visitors of all ages and interests.
Our Palmanova vacation rentals are conveniently located in the heart of all the fun, but you can head inside for a quick escape from the crowds whenever you want a break!
Palmanova is a quiet and family-friendly area located on the largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca. A purpose-built tourist destination in the town of Calvia, Palmanova was intentionally designed to showcase the most beautiful aspects of the island. Situated along the coast, Palmanova boasts breathtaking views, a long stretch of sandy beach, and streets that can easily be explored on foot. You can easily reach this island escape, located just fifteen miles west of Palma airport and only 9 miles from Palma de Mallorca.
In this tropical town, it is no surprise that the beaches are a local favorite! You'll enjoy your choice of three nearby beaches: Playa de Son Matie, Playa de Palma Nova, and a little farther away, Playa des Carregador. Playa des Carregador is the quietest of the three, but all promise a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun. Bring your beach towels, pack a picnic, and get ready to have some fun - just don't forget your sunscreen!
Popular water activities include swimming, windsurfing, kitesurfing, tubing, and pedal boating. For the adventurous, scuba diving is available through a number of companies in the area. There are also a number of boat tours that leave daily from Palmanova. Ride in a glass-bottom boat, cruise on a catamaran, or sign up for an underwater tour on the submarine named Nemo that will take you to depths of one-hundred feet!
Nearby, you'll also find opportunities to play tennis, go bicycling, or try your luck on go-carts. Golf enthusiasts can practice their swing at one of the four different courses, all located within a 5-mile radius.
There are plenty of shows and attractions near Palmanova that keep people coming back year after year to this island oasis. Dolphin shows at Marineland, less than two miles from central Palmanova, demonstrate the amazing capabilities of these intelligent animals. For some family-friendly outdoor fun, visit Katmandu, a water/theme park located a mile south of Palmanova, or stop by Golf Fantasia and enjoy your choice of three 18-hole courses of mini-golf.
For a fun night out, consider purchasing tickets to see the Pirate show. This exciting acrobatic show is sure to please the whole family! Adults might also enjoying trying their luck at the Gran Casino Mallorca in nearby Magaluf.
There are a number of markets throughout the week, each worth exploring to absorb the local culture and taste the flavorful cuisine. Calvia hosts a market on Mondays, Andratx on Wednesdays, and Palma on Saturdays. Visit the one closest to your Palmanova vacation rental or make the rounds and see what each one has to offer! Take the opportunity to buy fresh, local ingredients to spice up the meals you cook in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Regardless of where you're from or what food you prefer to eat, you'll find that there's a dining option nearby that appeals to you! Head to Port O'Call for Mediterranean food that embraces the flavor of the island, or sample the meals at the Blue Bar, known for a mix of Mediterranean food and pizza. The Zen Lounge Bar & Grill is a laid-back setting with delicious International cuisine and a great selection of cocktails. For Asian and Indian cuisine, check out My Thai or Curry Lounge.
Palmanova has a vibrant nightlight so the adults of the group can have their pick of bars and nightclubs. Some of the better-known options are Sunset Bar, Monroe, Manix Bar, and Morgan's Club for karaoke. Regardless of where you choose to spend your evening, you're sure to meet some interesting people and dance the night away!
With beautiful natural scenery, an ideal location, and a relaxed island attitude, Palmanova has been a popular tourist destination in Spain for over 50 years. Our Palmanova vacation rentals promise an unforgettable escape that you'll be talking about for years to come!