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Holidays to Palma Nova
Why Choose to Holiday in Palma Nova
Palma Nova’s close proximity to both the island’s capital of Palma and the party resort of Magaluf means that the resort offers tourists more than just sun, sea and sand! Majorca’s cultural capital is also its capital, and the city of Palma offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy striking gothic architecture - like the enormous cathedral Santa María.
However, for those less interested in the island’s cultural pursuits and more interested in its party pursuits, the party resort of Magaluf is only a 5-minute taxi ride away from Palma Nova.
Beach Holidays in Palma Nova
One of the closest and most popular beaches to Palma Nova is Playa Porto Novo. Located alongside the main strip of the town, this beach’s proximity to the vast majority of the resort’s hotels mean that the sea is quite literally right on your doorstep. Playa Porto Novo’s golden sands and lush turquoise waters, coupled with easy access to all the amenities you’d need for a day by the sea, make it a perfect beach experience for families with young children.
Another popular beach is the Platja de Son Maties, although it’s slightly less busy and perhaps a little more relaxed than Playa Porto Novo, the water is just as turquoise and the sands just as golden. Furthermore, the Platja de Son Maties provides greater access to water-based activities, such as parasailing and the much-loved Banana Boat.
Activities in Palma Nova
If you’re travelling with kids Golf Fantasia is a brilliant day out, it’s a mini-golf course set in the tropical rainforest which offers visitors a choice of 3, 18-hole courses to play upon. These courses allow players to play alongside trickling waterfalls and glistening lagoons inhabited by turtles, exotic fish and colourful birds. The course is incredibly well shaded and offers a great place to escape the mid-day sun with your children – although there’s no reason adults can’t enjoy it too!
Similarly, the Katmandu Theme Park is only a short walk, or drive, away from the main resort of Palma Nova and advertises itself as “the friendliest theme park in Europe.” Its admission fees are reasonably priced, and the park itself has a fantastic number of attractions, as well as a water park, for guests to make the most of!
However, if you’re looking for a more cultured experience in the Balearic Isles, Majorca’s capital Palma is roughly 20 minutes away in the car. The city offers visitors the chance to explore its winding alleys and exciting plazas, but you’d be foolish to leave without seeing the imposing Santa María cathedral that dominates the city’s skyline.
Food, Drink & Nightlife in Palma Nova
Nevertheless, if you do want to try more regional options there are plenty of restaurants willing to provide that experience for you. Traditional Balearic Cuisine has been described as a fusion of Catalonian, Italian and Spanish, with a particular emphasis on seafood. If you want to try local cuisines, The Olive Tree Mallorca has a fantastic variety of options available for all tastes and budgets.
In regards to nightlife, Palma Nova itself offers a brilliant experience with an enormous number of bars and clubs staying open into the early hours of the morning. However, the resort is only a 5-minute drive away from the party resort of Magaluf. It’s therefore an ideal destination for those looking to experience some of the best nightlife activities the Balearic Islands have to offer.
Useful Information for Holidays to Palma Nova
As the Balearic Islands are a part of Spain, the primary currency on the island is the Euro. As exchange rates between the Euro and Sterling can fluctuate throughout the year, Sunshine.co.uk would recommend beginning to look at rates roughly a month before your holiday. This will give you sufficient time to secure the best exchange rate, ensuring you get the most Euros for your Sterling.
The primary language of Majorca is Spanish. However, some of the islanders prefer to use Catalonian. Regardless of which language the locals prefer, as the island is focused heavily on its tourist industry many of the locals speak fluent English. With that being said, it’s always polite to attempt the Spanish basics when conversing with local people.
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