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Holidays in Palma Nova

Despite being one of Majorca’s first resorts, Palma Nova has seen off the competition and retained its title as one of the biggest and the best. With exciting water parks, the superb Palma aquarium, and crazy golf courses, Palma Nova holidays are ideal for families. They’re also superb for those who want things a bit quieter than neighbouring Magaluf, but with the option to get out and kick up your heels if the fancy takes you. In addition to some excellent, budget-friendly places to eat, you’ll find some kicking clubs closer to the centre of town. Whether you want to relax in peace or get your party shoes on, a holiday here offers the best of both worlds.

27 °C

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

Two hours

It takes approximately two hours to fly to Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) from the UK.

Plan a summer of beach-hopping, bar-hopping and serious crazy golf and book your holiday to Palma Nova with Thomas Cook today. 

Recommended offers in Palma Nova

Marthas Aparthotel

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Martha´s Apartments is located in the Son Caliu area, just 150 m from two beautiful beaches, on the south coast of the island paradise of Mal...
  • Getting to the hotel: The hotel is 34 km from the International Airport Son Sant Joan de Palma of Mallorca (PMI).
  • Local tips: Check out the Golf Fantasia in Palma Nova. Nestled in the midst of cascading waterfalls, caverns and lush patches, this is undeniably o...

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort Service

Senses Palmanova

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • The Hotel Senses Palmanova (Adults Only) is located on the seafront, across the promenade from the beach of Palmanova and close to the shops and re...

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort Service

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.

Three stunning, golden beaches sweep along Palma Nova’s coast. In the centre is the main beach, Playa Palma Nova: a Blue Flag award-winner featuring 500 metres of soft, imported sand. To the east, you’ll find a quieter spot at the tree-lined Playa Carregador, and to the west, lively Son Maties is as big and buzzing as its neighbour, Magaluf. The beaches are connected by a new and vibrant promenade, which provides the best waterfront drinking, dining and shopping choices. The main beach is the best place for water sports, offering jet skis, pedal boats and water jet rides.

If you’re away with kids, one of the best places to visit in Palma Nova is Golf Fantasia. A beautiful golfing centre within walking distance of the town, Golf Fantasia features three 18-hole crazy golf courses spread across lush scenery, over lagoons and under waterfalls. With a tranquil park and places to eat, it’s ideal for family days out. The impressive Palma Aquarium is another must-see, featuring the deepest shark tank in Europe and dozens of smaller aquariums with different species of marine life. 

Palma Nova’s beautiful marina is a remnant of its fishing village past, and today it’s a popular place to eat, shop and soak up the sunshine. A favourite attraction is Western Waterpark, located in Magaluf, 10 minutes away by bus or taxi. The park is popular with all ages, with big swimming pools, lots of speedy slides and a wild river. Palma Nova’s nightlife scene is smaller than its party neighbour Magaluf, but still provides a good choice of bars and clubs. If you fancy a big night out, Magaluf’s strip is a 10-minute walk or short taxi ride away. 

PALMA NOVA IS BEST FOR...

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

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 one hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI).

Flight time from UK: Approximately two 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.


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

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.


GETTING AROUND

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

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.


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