Palma Nova travel guide

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.

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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.

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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 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

Holiday destinations related to Palma Nova:

  • Alcudia
  • Ca'n Picafort
  • Magaluf
  • Cala Bona
  • Cala Dor
  • Cala Millor
  • Calas De Mallorca
  • Puerto Pollensa
  • Sa Coma
  • Santa Ponsa
  • 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.