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Playa de Palma in Mallorca

Playa de Palma in Mallorca: The ultimate guide

Playa de Palma in Mallorca stands out as an attractive beach destination for numerous reasons. Its proximity to the airport and the old town of Palma makes it a convenient choice, but its appeal also lies in the elegant hotels and exquisite restaurants that line the shore. By day, Playa de Palma in Mallorca is a bustling beach promenade, while by night, it transforms into a lively hub for evening strolls, dining, and nightlife.

Where to Stay and Eat in Playa de Palma in Mallorca

Wondering where to stay and dine in Playa de Palma in Mallorca? Look no further! This guide will help you discover the best spots in this popular holiday destination.

Playa de Palma in Mallorca - a big beach resort close to the city of Palma. - Palma & Mallorca Community
Life on the promenade in Playa de Palma is used for everything from early morning joggers, a nap in the shade in the afternoon, to dining and nightlife in the evening. Photo: © Krzysztof Gach |

Arenal or Can Pastilla: Which is Right for You?

The 5 km stretch of Playa de Palma encompasses the holiday areas of Can Pastilla and Arenal. Historically, wealthy Mallorcans built their summer houses here among the pine forests. Today, remnants of this greenery can still be found in the form of parks and green areas.

Can Pastilla retains a more authentic Spanish charm with its exciting restaurants and local life. For an in-depth look at this area, check out our separate article dedicated to Can Pastilla in Palma.

Arenal, on the other hand, is known for its international atmosphere with a particular German influence. Here, you’ll find popular spots like Bierkönig and Mega Park for lively nights, as well as family attractions such as Aqualand and Palma Aquarium.

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A hotel employee prepares the pool for the guests. Playa de Palma in Mallorca offers many accommodation options, from large hotels to small ones. Photo: © blurf |

Hotels in Playa de Palma in Mallorca

Staying at Playa de Palma in Mallorca offers the perfect blend of beach and city holiday, with Palma’s city center just 10 km away. Many choose to cycle into the historic city, though local buses are also available. Read about  the public transport on Mallorca

Sunprime Waterfront in Can Pastilla is an adults-only hotel ideal for indulgence with its fine dining and wine.

Grupotel Playa de Palma Suites & Spa is perfect for a relaxing getaway, known for its charming surroundings and secluded location. For a beachfront experience, Grupotel Acapulco Playa allows you to stroll directly from your room to the beach. Hipotels Playa De Palma Palace & Spa is a large, luxurious hotel that brings the best of Playa de Palma to your doorstep.

The Beach at Playa de Palma in Mallorca

Playa de Palma’s 5 km long beach is a haven for sunbathers, swimmers, and water sports enthusiasts. The promenade is popular for morning jogs and leisurely strolls, while the fine, light sand and calm, child-friendly waters make it ideal for families. The beach is divided into smaller sections called balnearios, each equipped with bars, changing rooms, and showers, ensuring a pleasant experience for all visitors.

Dining in Playa de Palma in Mallorca

The beach promenade is dotted with numerous dining options. Enjoy a drink while watching the sunset at one of the many bars and restaurants.

Kanistesa serves up seafood, paella, and tapas. For a great view with your meal, visit Mikel & Pintxo.

For grill options, consider Can TorratSteakhouse Tango or Mama Muu. If Italian cuisine is more to your liking, try  El Patio, which also serves delicious steaks.

Join our large Facebook group, “Restaurants and Bars on Mallorca,” to hear recommendations from fellow travelers.

Bierkonig in Arenal - Playa de Palma in Mallorca. - Palma & Mallorca Community
The legendary Bierkönig in Arenal. Inside is the large hall. If you enjoy German festivities, then Bierkönig in Arenal is the place to be. Here, you get an intriguing glimpse into German beer culture. Photo: © Bwendeln |

Nightlife in Playa de Palma in Mallorca

Experience vibrant nightlife at Hello the Club or the more intimate Latino. At Mega Park Playa de Palma, enjoy live shows along with food and drinks. For a true taste of German beer and party culture, visit Bierkönig in Playa de Palma .

Attractions in Playa de Palma in Mallorca

Looking for water fun? Aqualand El Arenal is the island’s largest water park, perfect for all ages.

Palma aquarium offers a fascinating glimpse into marine life with its diverse exhibits.

At TIROLINAS GO!, you can swing from tree to tree, channeling your inner Tarzan.

Explore the  the medieval city of Palma by bike or local bus. Discover Gothic cathedrals, tapas bars, and an array of shops. Don’t miss out on the free cultural experiences in Palma. in Palma, or the charming narrow streets perfect for shopping and cultural immersion.  Go shopping in Palma!

For a unique driving adventure, try a Mallorca buggy tour.

Discover local culture at Franciscan Tor La Porciúncula, a serene church with a museum showcasing Mallorca’s past. The glass church’s stunning light and color display is truly spectacular.

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