Palma Nova holidays

Quieter than it’s more-famous neighbour Magaluf, yet with enough nightlife to satisfy partygoers, Palma Nova has cemented its position as a firm favourite town on the Spanish Balearic island of Majorca, to have a great time with families and fun-seekers alike. You’ll find spectacular, sun-bleached beaches, a superb selection of bars and restaurants, and some outstanding attractions. While you’re enjoying your package holiday to Palma Nova, be sure to leave some time to check out the Caves of Drach and the natural beauty of La Reserva Puig Galatzo. With the price of the flight, food and drink and even the cost of air transfers all consolidated into one fee, package holidays to Palma Nova are an excellent way of ensuring that your break doesn’t blow the budget.

Things to do

While it would be all too easy to spend your Palma Nova holidays on one of the three stunning beaches, there are plenty of things to get up to once your tan is topped. The ‘Nit de Foc’ (Night of Fire) is held in late June and marks the night before the Feast of St John and features devils, demons, flaming torches, and fireworks. Plan a day trip to watch the sharks in Palma’s acclaimed aquarium, or visit nearby Katmandu Park for a day of water-based fun. In the evenings, grab dinner in the town centre and head to a bar, or walk along the seafront to enjoy the famous clubs of Magaluf.

Fun for families

Palma Nova is a lively resort and appeals to families that are looking for lively holiday with a real party atmosphere. There are three impressive beaches that have gorgeous, golden sands with plenty of space for you to relax whilst the kids build sandcastles. For a more sporty activity, all of you can have hours of fun at the Golf Fantasia, with three 18-hole crazy golf courses. And don’t forget with Magaluf close by you’ll also have all the fun of the waterparks, theme parks and live action shows. You won’t be bored in Palma Nova.

Easy-going evenings

After a day jam-packed with activities, you’ve got a choice of laid-back beachfront bars or family-friendly evenings. Palma Nova has got a great selection of bars and discos playing anything from pop hits to those classics that everyone knows the words to. Many places also have karaoke nights and cabaret singers where you’re encouraged to join in. There’s plenty going on in Palma Nova, but there’s a more casual and easy-going atmosphere than its neighbour resort Magaluf.

Bustling nightlife

Although two separate resorts, Palma Nova and Magaluf seem to merge into one during the summer months. No one is really sure where one ends and the other begins, but as soon as you see the bright lights and hear the music you’ll know you’ve found the Magaluf strip; the place for clubbing and all-night parties. Staying in Palma Nova is ideal if you want to make the most of lively Magaluf but still want to feel the relaxed vibe of being on holiday.

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Book your holidays to Palma Nova between May and June for fewer crowds and guaranteed sunshine.

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Families: A family favourite, there’s plenty of local attractions such as the award-winning Katmandu Park, packed with slides, water playgrounds and a 4D cinema.

Sun seekers: Home to three beautiful, golden beaches, a holiday to Palma Nova is a fantastic way to soak up the Mediterranean sunshine.

Mates: Less lively than Magaluf, Palma Nova is a great choice if you’re holidaying with mates who still want the option of enjoying the club scene but also want that chilled-out vibe.

Fast facts for Palma Nova

Language: The language spoken in Palma Nova is Spanish, although most people speak fluent English.

Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€).

Local time: Palma Nova is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Palma Airport, which is about 1 hour away from Palma Nova.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Palma Nova is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at www.palmanova-magaluf.com.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday.

Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction. For further information please click here

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Getting around Palma Nova

By bus: Majorca’s regular bus service is a straightforward and affordable way of getting around in Palma Nova. There are several bus stops in the town centre and in neighbouring Magaluf. There’s also a bus service providing a shuttle between the resort and airport.

By car: If you’re planning a lot of day trips, it may be worth hiring a car. Majorca is full of competitive car hire companies, particularly at the airport. The roads in Majorca are good and highways are well signposted.

By taxi: For short and one-off journeys, taxis are your best option. They generally operate on a fixed-price basis and are readily available in the resort.

Events in Palma Nova

Europe day: One of the biggest and most exciting events on the Palma Nova calendar, Europe Day is a superb event for families. The celebrations mark peace in Europe, with live music, street stalls, local entertainers taking to the stage, and fairground-style games and rides. Pack your camera and indulge in a mojito or two!

Wine fair: If you’re a fan of the fermented grape, look out for the Pollenca Wine Fair, in April. Featuring regional wines, many of which are award-winners, the fair is open to locals and visitors alike. A small entrance fee allows you to sample as much wine as you like.

Palma Nova weather

Temperature: Average of 26°C in summer, peaking at 29°C in August.

Best time to visit: May and June for fewer crowds and guaranteed sunshine.

The weather in Palma Nova is in keeping with Majorca’s Mediterranean climate. Expect mild weather, even in winter, with dry, sunny weather lasting up to six months. The temperature stays around the mid-20s (°C) between May and September, creeping a few degrees higher in August.

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