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Find information on Costa D'en Blanes in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Costa d’en Blanes is a small quiet resort that sits in the hills south of Palma, the capital, and runs down to Portals and Punta Negra on the coast. Only thirteen miles from the airport, Costa d’en Blanes benefits from a short transfer time. It is the perfect base for those wishing to explore Palma and the south west of Majorca without having to endue the excesses of the evening entertainment in the larger resorts.
A Costa d’en Blanes holiday offers good accommodation in scenic surroundings. It is close to several excellent beaches offering a range of water sports, marinas with their impressive array of luxury vessels, and resorts such as Magaluf with its famed nightlife. Only seven miles south of Palma it offers easy access to the town with its wonderful old quarter.
Costa d’en Blanes is popular with those looking for a peaceful base from which to explore the south west of the island. Although there are excellent beaches in the area, families with small children would probably want to be closer to the beach. The choice of eighteen hole courses in the area makes the resort popular with golfers. Those people, usually retirees, who wish to escape the cold of a British winter, often choose to visit Costa d’en Blanes out of season. They can then stroll around Palma in relative peace when the summer visitors have returned to work.
The holiday season in Costa d’en Blanes lasts from the end of April until late October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
Costa d’en Blanes, only two miles south of Palma Nova, is a small resort in what is essentially a residential area. The area is surrounded by green hills with the coastline a fifteen minute walk to the south. There are some very good sandy beaches in the vicinity offering a wide range of water sports. Meander along the attractive waterfronts past the elegant boats moored in the marinas and enjoy the shops and the restaurants.
There are many picturesque villages in the south west of Majorca where you can experience traditional Majorcan life. In Costa d’en Blanes you are well placed to visit the historic city of Palma with its maze of streets and alleyways in its old quarter, its Gothic Cathedral and its fine museums.
Other attractions in the vicinity are Aquacity and Marineland. Here you can see sharks, dolphins, reptiles and birds. There are two water parks near Magaluf. 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.
Costa d’en Blanes is a residential area as well as a resort and this is reflected in the evening entertainment. There are bars and restaurants but those looking to party through the night must take a taxi to neighbouring livelier resorts such as Magaluf.
Costa d’en Blanes has a number of shops providing holiday essentials and those supplying gifts and souvenirs. Real shoppers will want to take a trip to Palma where the choice of goods is vast and where there are many designer boutiques and specialist shops. Leather goods, jewellery, pottery and embroidered linens are plentiful.
Costa d’en Blanes has some excellent restaurants serving a variety of cuisine from international to traditional. A short walk will bring you to Portals which boasts some of the best restaurants on the island. Fish plays a large part in Majorcan menus and is always fresh and generally beautifully cooked. Tapas are a good way to sample local food as a variety of dishes are served in small portions, ideal as a first course or to fill the sometimes lengthy gap between lunch and dinner.
An unusual experience can be had at the Pirates Dinner Adventure in Magaluf.
Here diners, while they eat, are entertained by acrobats, dancers and magicians. There is an adult’s only show in the late evening.