Set in the heart of Mallorca’s most loved coastal region, Palma Nova encapsulates everything that is a Spanish summer, from the sand and surf to the sun and sangria. The resort town boasts a beautiful sweeping bay backed by dreamy mountain landscapes and a picturesque wine country.
Things to see
For sensational coastal views, experience the Tramuntana mountain range in your dream set of wheels. Whether it’s a classic convertible or open-top jeep, a drive through this rugged region will take your breath away. Gape at the soaring coastal peaks, step out to for a coastal hike and stop off at a traditional mountain village, like Calvia and Sóller.
Brimming with history and beautiful architecture, a visit to Palma is a must on any Mallorca holiday. Get lost in the weave of medieval streets lined with looming baroque churches, prestigious townhouses and market squares, all of which lead to the grand Gothic Cathedral. For spectacular views of the city, tour the Bellver Castle, one of the very few circular castles remaining in Europe.
Explore Mallorca’s wine route, home to over 70 wineries. Visit the island’s most prestigious vineyards, such as the internationally-renowned José Luis Ferrer, where you can join a tour lead by the grape growers themselves. In the warm summer months, enjoy a picnic concert amongst the vines at Vins Nadals.
The spectacular beaches take centre stage in Palma Nova, where you’ll find three beautiful golden-sand beaches. For more splash-filled fun, treat the kids to a day of whizzing down water slides and splashing in wave pools at Aqualand El Arenal, Mallorca’s largest waterpark.
Getting around Palma Nova
Palma Nova is 15 minutes’ drive from Palma and a 20-minute drive from Palma de Mallorca International Airport. Rental cars, taxis and local buses are common ways to reach Palma Nova and explore the island. However, once in Palma Nova, the pedestrianised streets make exploring on foot easy.