Flight and hotel packages in Palma Majorca
Presentation of Palma Majorca
Palma is the capital city of the island of Majorca in the Balearics, a group of islands including Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera. When you go on holiday to Palma Majorca you will be captivated by the rocky inlets and striking features of the bay, as well as the busy marina and bustling town itself. Along with tourism Palma also has a large agricultural economy, largely visible in the many oranges, almonds and olives growing outside the city. Book a flight to Palma Majorca with us today and we will make sure you find a superb hotel with one of our discount holidays for your perfect vacation.
Things to know before visiting Palma Majorca
If you are from the UK you will not need a visa to enter Majorca on your holiday to Palma, you just need a valid passport. The currency is euros, as for most European countries, and travellers cheques and credit cards are widely accepted. The international airport is only 5 miles away from the city which can be reached easily by hire car, taxi, bus or on an organised transfer. If you would like to compare holidays, our great deals can include a flight from London to Palma Majorca or a flight from Manchester to Palma Majorca. Contact us today so that we can find you the best one.
What is the weather in Palma Majorca?
When you are on holiday in Palma Majorca you will find that the weather is perfect whatever time of year you arrive. The island has the best of Mediterranean climes with the advantage that Palma is sheltered by the mountains in the centre of the island, and this makes it warmer still. With over 300 days of sunshine, book one of our discount holidays today and experience the fantastic weather for yourself.
Things to do in Palma Majorca
As Palma is on a Mediterranean island, many visitors come to enjoy the beaches and the best ones to visit in Palma are:
- Cala Major, about 2 miles out of the centre, has parasols and sunbeds for hire with hotels and restaurants for snacks and drinks.
- Ciudad Jardin is a blue flag beach just 3 miles to the east of Palma. It has lifeguards and a children’s play area.
- For the closest beach to the city, try Ca’n Pere Antoni Beach, also known as Palma City Beach with clean golden sands.
- Portixol Beach is shingle rather than sand, but is on a calm, clear-watered bay and is less busy than some of the other beaches close to the city.
With its history dating back to Roman times, there is a lot more to Majorca than just the beaches. You can visit the unusual cathedral with a Gothic exterior but a modernist interior by Gaudi. There is a lovely museum containing Roman, Arab and Spanish exhibits in the Castell de Bellver. Surrounded by pine forest, this building also gives you a view over the city and into the foothills as well as over the bay. For a fantastic holiday in Palma Majorca and to see all these sights, book one of our low-cost holidays today.
What to eat in Palma Majorca?
You will want to try as many local dishes as you can when you are on holiday in Palma Majorca as this island has some of the most impressive and tasty food in the Balearics. For a few traditional dishes you should try the restaurant in the Sa Nostra Cultural Centre, Aromata. It has some lovely authentic food including a quince and goat’s cheese salad and hearty, casseroled veal cheeks. Alternatively, you could try Tumbet, a typically Mediterranean stew with aubergine, tomatoes, potato, peppers and the ubiquitous garlic and olive oil. You can find it in many of the island’s restaurants so contact us today to book one of our amazing discount holidays and come and taste these dishes yourself.
What to bring from Palma Majorca?
When you are on holiday in Palma Majorca it can be tempting to buy some of the easily found souvenirs that you can pick up everywhere, for example key rings or a fridge magnet. But if you want to buy something authentic you need to try a little harder. Mimbreria Vidal is a traditional basketry that sells more than just wicker-work baskets. There are hammocks, chairs, hats and mats to choose from to remind you of your lovely holiday. If you fancy taking the train to the town of Inca, there is an enormous market on a Thursday morning that has local artisanal products and handmade trinkets. When the island is this picturesque and there are so many things that you can take back home that will remind you of your incredible holiday, you should call us today and book one of our low-cost holidays so that you can experience it all for yourself.