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About Palmanova

Palma Nova is located on the southwest coast of Mallorca in the beautiful municipality of Calvia. It is appreciated by vacationers thanks to its long stretch of beautiful white sand, with a range of hotels and family attractions. Just a ten-minute walk from the lively Magaluf district, visitors can get there if they want to experience its vibrant nightlife, returning to Palma Nova to escape the crowds.

Dating back to the mid-1930s, Palmanova was one of the first tourist resorts to be built in Mallorca. Formerly a fishing village, island officials decided to transform the area into a seaside resort while hoping that it would attract visitors. It certainly worked after the Spanish Civil War, Palma Nova thriving with tourism since the 1950s.

History and culture of Palma Nova

Palma Nova was developed in the 1960s as a specially designed seaside resort. It has an international community, but mainly attracts tourists and British residents. Unlike the neighboring Magaluf, Palma Nova remains active all year round, making it a popular choice for permanent residents. You can drive to Palma in 10-15 minutes and there are excellent amenities available for food shopping and health care. The British are particularly welcome.

Palma Nova attracts a large part of the ex-pat population during the winter months and is lively in summer, but not noisy or noisy. The city is not as upscale as the portals of nearby Puerto and as such is more affordable than many areas of Mallorca both as a vacation destination or as a place to buy property.

Shopping

There is an excellent range of shops for such a small town - as well as the usual souvenir and beach shops, boutiques, press agents, a bookstore, perfumeries, and leather goods. There are also several large supermarkets nearby, which are well worth a taxi ride if you are self-employed. The bustling Porto Pi shopping center is also easily accessible by car. If you are really interested in serious shopping, head to the city of Palma where you will find almost everything you want.

Major attractions of Palma Nova

The main attraction of Palma Nova is the safe, shallow sandy beach which is perfect for a traditional vacation with a bucket and shovel or water sports.There are also many major attractions easily accessible in the surrounding areas of Magaluf and Santa Ponsa. Live entertainment, bars, restaurants, water parks and much more.

Things to do in Palmanova

Palma Nova is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a beach holiday, but it is also ideally located for access to some of the most beautiful natural parks in Mallorca and to many golf facilities. There are several golf courses in Santa Ponsa and Cala Vinyes.

The Tramuntana mountain range, also in the southwest of Majorca, attracts many hikers and cyclists, especially during the cooler months. Use Palma Nova as a base and you can access a very wide range of trips around the island or spend the day in the lively town of Palma de Mallorca.

Boat trips

Explore the southwest coast by boarding one of the many boat trips from Palma Nova. There are half-day excursions with swimming stops, many of which offer all-inclusive packages for lunch and drinks. A glass bottom boat trip will allow you to explore the fascinating underwater world without getting wet.

Golf and mini golf

Palma Nova is close to some of the best golf clubs on the island. Santa Ponsa Golf, T-Golf & Country Club and Real Golf de Bendinat are all within 10 minutes by car. A major attraction in Palma Nova is the Fantasia Mini Golf, with its three 18-hole courses located in tropical gardens, you will play among magnificent and picturesque waterfalls, lakes containing caves, ducks, wooden bridges and a other variety of tropical vegetation.

Amusement park

The theme park in Kathmandu has been named the best theme park in Majorca and the second best theme park in Spain. In the iconic upside-down house, you will find a small water park, gentle play areas, 4D experiences, a magic house, mini-golf and much more.

Go karting

Do you need speed? Karting Magaluf attracts a wide range of people of all ages on vacation in the southwest of Mallorca. There are different types of go-karts depending on what you are looking for, and the prices for these go-karts correlate with that.

Water parks

The Western Water Park is located just outside the complex. Here you can spend the day exploring all of its different attractions, including a wave pool, water rapids and a 15-meter high half-pipe among other thrill rides. There are also many activities for the little ones. If the rides are not for you, then Marineland is a marine amusement park with dolphin and sea lion shows, as well as aquariums with sharks and other species.

Evening entertainment

Pirates Adventure Show is a truly unforgettable family experience with acrobatics that will surprise, dancers who will dazzle and laugh for all ages. Tickets also include drinks and food for the evening. There is also a late-night show for adults only, an X-rated version thanks to the script full of innuendo. He enjoys an electric atmosphere and live DJ sets alongside his acrobatics. A high-end party destination with a unique touch!

Shopping

There are plenty of convenience stores in the resort alongside typical vacation souvenir shops, beach shops selling inflatable items, towels and sunscreen, newsagents and more. There are also some large supermarkets, namely Lidl and Aldi in Son Caliu - a few minutes by taxi and worth it for independent vacationers. Being a short distance from Palma, it is easy to take a bus or taxi to go to the street or go shopping.

Palma Nova Restaurants

Palma Nova offers a huge range of restaurants, most of them are situated on the main strip along the beach. Prices are set to suit a modest budget, but you can also find more gastronomic offerings, especially in the more upscale resorts of Puerto Portals and Bendinat.

Campino Beach

Located next to the bay of Porto Novo in Palma Nova, this intimate restaurant exudes glamor on the beach side with its bright white decor. Their menu is dedicated to Mediterranean cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh seafood and fish dishes. A place to sip champagne in the sun while enjoying the sea view.

Max Garden

A new addition to Palma Nova, this restaurant attracts a lot of love with its original design features. Their playful dishes are well presented and the varied menu offers light meals such as wraps and tacos, as well as woks, grilled meats and fresh fish.

Il Tano

Passionate about authentic Italian cuisine, the owner Alessandro Leo now owns three restaurants in Mallorca. High quality ingredients go into their menu, which includes a wide variety of wood oven baked pizzas - don't ask for a Hawaiian! - as well as many favorites from southern Italy. Discover Il Tano's partner restaurants in Santa Catalina and Portals Nous.

Saigon baguette

A no frills place serving authentic Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Their tasty dishes are all freshly prepared, which sometimes leads to waiting. If you are not in a hurry and would like to taste delicious curries at a good price, do not hesitate to pay a visit.

Ciro's

The spacious terrace of this Mediterranean restaurant offers breathtaking views of the bay. They specialize in paella, seafood and fish dishes, but meat lovers will also find plenty on their menu. Groups are welcome and special menus can be arranged. An elegant and relaxed environment for the whole family.

My thai

Bangkok chefs evoke colorful dishes of Thai cuisine at this beachside restaurant. Accompany your meal with a refreshing Thai beer or a good Spanish wine. A tasty choice whatever the weather is, with indoor and outdoor seating available.

Sakana sushi

An elegant place dedicated to high quality Japanese cuisine. They focus on sushi prepared with premium ingredients. Located very close to the seaside, you can enjoy the sea breeze from their spacious terrace. Sakana Noodle is sushi’s sister restaurant based in Palma.

Il Chiringo

Have lunch with the sand between your toes at this laid-back beach restaurant. Their extensive menu of local and international cuisine is sure to please everyone at your party. Sea views coupled with cocktails, and perhaps a DJ playing in the evening, create a relaxed vacation vibe.

Cafè Palmanova - Amadip Esment Fundació

A “gastronomic project with social value” is the way in which this foundation refers to its three spacious and bright restaurants. Giving decent jobs to those with special needs and prioritizing local ingredients are just two of their principles. Their three course lunch menu is excellent value for money.

A number of restaurants remain open throughout the year, catering to the appetites of local residents. That said, Palmanova is much quieter in winter, and it's always worth checking the restaurant's opening hours to avoid disappointment. For more refined dining experiences, head to the nearby Puerto Portals.

Palma Nova Hotels

Palma Nova is intensifying and there is now a good choice of renovated hotels to choose from. Some are for adults only while others welcome families with kids' clubs, wading pools, and entertainment for kids. If you're looking for something a little more upscale, then Son Caliu to the east might be more to your liking.

Senses Palmanova has been recently refurbished to a good standard, making it a top choice for adult visitors to the area. The modern hotel offers impeccable rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a spa and wellness area with steam baths, hydrotherapy and traditional Turkish baths. A highlight is the exclusive rooftop pool with panoramic views of the bay of Palma Nova - only available to Club Sky Privilege guests. If you want to have a little more independence during your holidays in Mallorca, then Mar Hotels Rosa del Mar & Spa is a modern apartment hotel complex located in the center of Palma Nova, just 150 meters from the beach of San Matias. If you don't want to venture too far from the hotel, half-board options are available, as well as a busy day and night entertainment program for adults and children.

Nightlife in Palma Nova

The nightlife vibe in Palma Nova is more of the late-night bars than the nightclubs. Many people will have a few drinks at Zen Lounge Bar & Grill, enjoy live music at El Mecca Bar or indulge in guilty pleasures at Monroe's Karaoke Bar before venturing onto the Magaluf promontory to move their steps in the one of the many nightclubs along the strip.

Events in Palma Nova

Many events take place nearby, including live music at Magaluf (which is within walking distance), annual golf tournaments and regular nautical and sporting events.

Beaches in Palma Nova

There are three stretches of beach in Palma Nova, all linked to a lively promenade that runs from one side of the resort to the other. The beach of Palma Nova, a blue flag beach, is located right in the middle of the resort and has a large size, 1 km long and a depth of 60 meters. This section of beach is probably the best for those wishing to engage in certain water sports. Es Carregador is another blue flag beach at the eastern end of the seaside resort, near a small port, which has fine white sand and a clear blue sea. It is popular with families because it has a children's playground on the promenade behind the beach. The westernmost beach is Son Maties, another blue flag beach and the largest of the three. This one has all the cool new bars, offering a great place for a drink.

Living in PalmaNova

Palma Nova is popular for permanent residents due to its proximity to Palma and its year-round amenities. During the off season months it is always possible to find duty free perfumes and other tourist requirements to sell, as some stores remain open to older tourists (mainly from the Spanish peninsula) who come for the milder and lighter weather. calmer atmosphere of the season.

Properties for sale in Palma Nova

Property is more affordable here than the most exclusive towns of Bendinat, Portals and Illetes. You can get a two bedroom apartment with sea view for less than 200,000 euros and villas are available from around 300,000 euros up to around 4 million euros.

Surroundings of Palma Nova

For those who do not find Palma Nova lively enough, the party capital, Magaluf, is located on the other side of Punta de sa Porrassa, where there is a 17th century watchtower. Magaluf is home to The House of Katmandu, Pirates Show, Western Park and Aqualand and Karting Magaluf water attractions.

The family-friendly resort of Santa Ponsa is also a few minutes away by bus or taxi, and the nearby Son Caliu is ideal for supermarkets.

Six kilometers inland, north of Palma Nova, lies the pleasant little town of Calvià. Head here to sample a quieter, more rural part of the municipality, and have a drink or snack in one of the many bars. CTM operates a bus service that connects Palma to Palma Nova to Calvià several times a day.

Using the local bus service, other areas of this part of the coast can be explored: head to the prestigious portals of Puerto for celebrities or to Palma de Mallorca for a day of fantastic shopping.

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Palma Nova

Palma Nova attracts a large part of the ex-pat population during the winter months and is lively in summer, but not noisy or noisy. The city is not as upscale as the portals of nearby Puerto and as such is more affordable than many areas of Mallorca both as a vacation destination or as a place to buy property.

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