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When discussing Magaluf in Mallorca, opinions are often divided. Known as the British party town, Mallorca’s party capital, or even “Shagaluf,” this area has tried to rebrand itself as Calviá Beach. But what really goes on in Magaluf in Mallorca?

Is Magaluf in Mallorca only for party-loving people?

Located about 30 km from Palma’s airport, Magaluf is part of the Calvià municipality, which also includes Palma Nova and Torrenova. While Magaluf in Mallorca primarily attracts tourists in their twenties, it also welcomes couples and families.

The peak season is July and August, when the area is at full capacity. During the winter months (November to March), local residents mainly inhabit Magaluf, as most resorts and package hotels close their doors.

For those wanting to experience the party scene, visiting in July and August is ideal. However, for a quieter experience, consider traveling in April, May, September, or October.

Significant investments are being made to improve Magaluf and enhance the tourist experience. Hotels undergoing renovations are now required to upgrade to at least 4-star status.

The beach in Magaluf

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Off-Season Tranquility at Magaluf Beach, Mallorca
Experience the serene expanse of Magaluf Beach in Mallorca during the off-season. This sunny February day captured the beach’s peaceful ambiance with 15-degree water and Isla de sa Porrassa in the background. Photo: Palmallorca.com

Magaluf’s bay offers a pristine, well-maintained beach with turquoise waters, perfect for swimming. In the high season, visit the beach in the morning before the previous night’s revelers wake up.

If the beach is too crowded, the beaches of Palma Nova are within walking distance. You can rent deck chairs and umbrellas on Magaluf’s beach. Adventurous tourists often swim to Isla de sa Porrassa (The Black Lizard Island), about 400 meters from the shore, known for its black lizards.

Hotels in Magaluf in Mallorca

Originally a hub for British package tourism in the 1960s, Magaluf remains a popular destination for British tourists. There are restrictions on some all-inclusive hotels in central Magaluf, limiting guests to six drinks per day (three at lunch and three at dinner).

Magaluf offers a range of stylish beach hotels, themed hotels for music lovers, and budget-friendly apartment hotels. Notable options include the luxurious Meliá South Beach Hotel Magaluf, Dreams Calviá Mallorca, Hotel Sotaveno Club Apartments, HSM Sandolo Beach, Hotel Samos, and INNSiDE by Meliá Calviá Beach.

The Fergus Club Waterpark is a recent addition, catering to families with a large outdoor water park.

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Enjoy Direct Beachfront Hotels in Magaluf Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
Experience the allure of staying in a hotel right on the beach in Magaluf, offering panoramic views of the expansive Mediterranean Sea. Photo: © Blurf – Dreamstime.com*

Restaurants in Magaluf in Mallorca

Magaluf’s dining scene includes fast food and British dishes, but also offers fine dining options. Enjoy an aperitif at Robinson Crusoes and a Mediterranean meal at Restaurant El Mundo or  Alexandra. For steaks or pizza, try The Palm trees.

Nikki Beach serves sushi, seafood, salads, and chateaubriand.  Bondi Beach offers cocktails, sushi, steaks, pasta, wok dishes, and Halal options, along with a solid wine list.

For more dining options, visit Palma Nova or take a taxi to  Palma.

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Dining by the Beach in Magaluf: Enjoy Views of Palm Trees and the Mediterranean Sea
Indulge in dining at several beachfront restaurants in Magaluf, offering picturesque views of palm trees and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Photo: © Blurf – Dreamstime.com*

Nightlife in Magaluf in Mallorca

Magaluf is famous for its vibrant nightlife, centered around Punta Ballena, also known as The Magaluf Strip. This street boasts over 40 neon-lit bars, nightclubs, and music venues, open until the early morning hours.

Top nightclubs include the renowned BCM, stereotiger tigerMambo’s og Alex’s.

Consider purchasing an MCP Pass (Magaluf Club Pass) for access to five clubs: Bananas, Boomerang, Carwash, Honey’s Lapdance, and Tokio Joes.

Modern hotels often host rooftop parties, such as at Hotel Innside by Meliá Calviá Beach. Other beach clubs include Zero Boathouse Beach Club and the exclusive Folies Beach Club, offering Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, VIP areas, and Balinese beds.

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Vibrant Nightlife in Magaluf: Bars, Discos, and Endless Fun
Experience the lively nightlife of Magaluf with vibrant bars, pulsating discos, and indulgent spas. Curious about what they’re watching? Perhaps football? Photo: © Blurf – Dreamstime.com*

Activities in Magaluf

Magaluf offers various attractions, including Pirates Adventure,  House of Kathmandu and the water park The Western Water Park. Nearby, you’ll find T-Golf & Country Club in Cala Vinyes and a The go-kart track.

Shopping in Magaluf

Magaluf has two shopping centers: Momentum Plaza, with restaurants, clothing stores, and gift shops, and  Centro La Vila, near Katmandu Park, offering a relaxed shopping experience.

For more options, visit Palma Nova or take a taxi to the Porto Pi shopping center in Palma. If ypu want to go all in then go to the shopping mecca in Palma.

Markets Near Magaluf

Take a break from partying and visit the  the weekly market in Son Ferrer, held on Fridays in the morning and afternoon hours from 8:30 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. Or the traditional The market in Calviá on Mondays, offering fresh produce, local delicacies, clothes, and handicrafts.

Read more about Mallorca’s markets and Palma’s markets.

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