Palma de Mallorca
The city of Palma has changed considerably, thanks to city planning and extensive renovation measures in the old town. The so-called “pearl of the Mediterranean” is today more beautiful than ever, and the Mediterranean flair which attracts thousands of visitors can be felt in every corner. The narrow alleys around the Plaza Mayor are lined with small boutiques and shops, while Palma´s high streets, Jaime III and Paseo del Borne, offer the elegant labels of the fashion world. Culture abounds, with numerous galleries having opened during the past few years, and museums Es Baluard and Palau March, offer diverse exhibitions and classical music concerts throughout the year. The quarters of El Terreno, Santa Catalina and La Lonja, as well as the bustling Paseo Marítimo on Palma´s seafront, are thriving with an abundance of new restaurants and bars, making them popular areas with the party crowd. The music bars offer live entertainment from rock and Cuban sounds to flamenco and young Spanish bands and stay lively until the early morning hours. The city vibrates with energy.
Playa de Palma Beach
The main stretch of Playa de Palma is a Blue Flag with a length of over 4.5 km. It's a lovely, wide beach (average of around 30 meters) with golden white sand. The shallow, clear water is suitable for children and there is usually plenty of space for playing.
All the facilities are on your doorstep: sun loungers, parasols, toilets, showers, disabled access and lifeguards on duty. There are also, of course, plenty of beach bars and restaurants to grab refreshments or enjoy a spot of lunch.
This area of Mallorca is popular with German tourists, and the built-up resorts of Can Pastilla and S'Arenal make these beaches quite busy in the summer months.