Palma Nova Introduction
Palma Nova lies on the south-west coast of Majorca. It is north of Magaluf and separated from it by a rocky headland. It is very popular with British holidaymakers having guaranteed summer sun, three good beaches with safe bathing and lots of entertainment. As it is only ten miles from the airport transfers are fairly swift.
Who Is Palma Nova Popular With
Palma Nova is popular with people of all ages. The beaches attract many families with small children while the wide ranging sporting facilities draw those looking for a more active holiday. Those people, usually retirees, who wish to escape the cold of a British winter, often choose to visit Palma Nova out of season when many of the bars have closed and it becomes an altogether quieter and different place.
Why Go To Palma Nova
Palma Nova provides sun, sand, sea and water sports in a relaxing setting. Although Palma Nova does not have the frenetic night life of Magaluf it is nevertheless a fairly lively resort. It has many attractions that appeal to a wide range of ages and tastes.
When To Go To Palma Nova
The holiday season in Palma Nova lasts from the end of April until late October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
Palma Nova - The Place
Palma Nova lying north of Magaluf has three beaches, Son Matias, Son Caliu and Palma Nova. These beautiful beaches with their fine white sand contrast sharply with the brilliant blue sea which is so invitingly warm. There is a wide range of water sporting facilities to be experienced from the excitement of kite surfing and jet skiing to the more tranquil pursuits of fishing and snorkelling. The promenade skirting the beach has many bars and some excellent restaurants where refreshments are always available. There are two water parks in the area providing great fun for both children and adults. One is called Western Park and this has a Wild West theme. The other has some very hair-raising flumes including the Tornado slide in which you gather speed as you spin to the bottom. When you reach the end it spits you out into the pool. Another attraction which should not be missed is the Fantasia Golf. Here you will find three eighteen hole crazy golf courses set in a landscape of pretty gardens, caves and water features offering fun for all the family. There is also a daily display of birds of prey in the gardens. Marineland has dolphin and sea lion shows daily.
Palma Nova Nightlife
Although Palma Nova has no real nightclubs, it has many discos and karaoke bars which stay open long into the night where those who wish can dance until dawn. Evenings are generally much more relaxing than those found in the neighbouring resort of Magaluf. The restaurants along the water front provide the setting for those looking for a more romantic occasion.
In Palma Nova, as in most of the island’s resorts, there are very many gift and souvenir shops where you can purchase your holiday mementos. Leather goods, jewellery, pottery and embroidered linens are plentiful. The nearest market is in Andratx on Wednesdays and the local bus will take you there. For serious shoppers a trip to the island capital, Palma, is essential in order to visit the many boutiques and specialist shops.
Palma Nova Eating
Palma Nova has a huge variety of restaurants, bars and fast food outlets thus catering for most tastes and pockets. Fish plays a large part in Majorcan menus and is always fresh and generally beautifully cooked. An unusual experience can be had at the Pirates Dinner Adventure. Here diners, while they eat, are entertained by acrobats, dancers and magicians. There is an adult’s only show in the late evening.