Flight and hotel Palma de Mallorca
Presenting Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the fantastic holiday island of Mallorca, and close to excellent beaches, glorious nature and wonderful historic sights. Palma de Mallorca city breaks are an excellent way to make the most of the summer months or soak up the island's relaxed atmosphere at any time of year. While the city's nightlife is famous, Palma de Mallorca is also family friendly, with plenty to keep kids entertained.
What to know before visiting Palma de Mallorca?
Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) is just a 15-minute taxi ride from the centre of town, with regular flights from London and Manchester. You likely won’t need a visa to enter as an UK citizen. The local currency is the euro, and Mallorca is one hour ahead of the UK. The main languages spoken are Spanish and Catalan, a close cousin of Spanish, although you'll find that the locals speak English very well.
When is the best time to visit Palma de Mallorca?
Given Palma's excellent range of beaches dotting the coast and fantastic summer weather, it's not surprising that Palma is such a popular destination. Many travellers choose to come between June and September, with July and August bringing pleasant average temperatures in the high 20s. Summer is the perfect time to simply lounge on the beach or by the pool.
That said, by visiting in spring or autumn, you can avoid the crowds, walking around the main sights easily or indulging in some al fresco dining in the warm evenings. Even December and January are mild, and the island sees sunshine almost every day of the year. Flight and hotel deals in Palma de Mallorca are an ideal way to make the most of your holiday.
What to do in Palma de Mallorca
There’s a huge range of activities for every type of personality on Palma de Mallorca package holidays. Choose from
- Watersports, including snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boating.
- A walking, bus or cycling tour of the best points of interest around the city and along the coast.
- A wine tasting or food tour to indulge in the delicious tastes of Spanish island food.
- Market visits to pick up fantastic gifts or ingredients for dinner.
- A clubbing night at nearby Magaluf and other famous hotspots.
Places to visit In Palma de Mallorca
A Palma de Mallorca weekend is ideal for seeing landmarks such as:
- The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, a gorgeous Gothic structure overlooking the Mediterranean.
- The hilltop Bellver Castle, which boasts panoramic views over the city and coast.
- Las cuevas del Drach, a series of underground caves offering unique photo opportunities.
- La Almudaina Palace, built in the North African style and still used by the Spanish royal family.
- Paseo Maritimo, a seafront hub of restaurants, cafés and nightlife.
What to eat in Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca city breaks are all about relaxation and enjoyment, and the food is a highlight of trips here. You’ll find familiar tastes of Southern Europe to dig into, such as seafood paella and tapas. The Balearic Islands' cuisine also has a few unique dishes, including sobrassada cured sausage and tombet, Mediterranean vegetables fried in tomato sauce. A jug of sangria or iced tea shared among friends is an excellent way to start a warm summer evening dining outdoors.
As Mallorca is well known as an international holiday destination, you’ll find many cafés and casual restaurants selling familiar tastes of home, including English breakfasts and similar dishes for curing an aching head in the morning. Spending a Palma de Mallorca weekend ambling between restaurants, bars and cafés is always time well spent.
What can you bring home from Palma de Mallorca?
Booking flight and hotel packages in Palma de Mallorca is the first step towards the opportunity for some fantastic shopping. There is a number of great shops lining Passeig del Born, the city’s main street. Choose from local products, including cured meats, olives and locally produced leather goods – all of which make wonderful gifts for loved ones back home.
Mallorcan almonds, as well as the cakes and other dishes made with them, are another exceptional local gift. Palma de Mallorca package holidays also offer excellent opportunities for clothes shopping around the Old Town, near the cathedral.