Palma de Mallorca is the picturesque capital of the Balearic Islands. Many travelers are attracted to the area’s sandy beaches and historic center filled with ancient churches, castles and museums. Visit the national park, the aquarium and other significant landmarks.
Sunbathe on Cala Mondrago Beach and take a refreshing dip in the sea. Enjoy picturesque views and tranquil settings on the coast. Just east of this area are many resorts around the Palma Beach district.
Visit the 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis in the city center and admire its baroque façade and elegant windows. Explore arcades, tombs and columns in the building’s interior. From the Palma Cathedral, a giant gothic structure, enjoy views of the sea and the Parc de la Mar (Park of the Sea). The collections and exhibits at Es Baluard Modern Art Museum include more than 500 works of art from contemporary artists. Take the kids to see colorful fish at the Palma Aquarium, where you can dive with sharks and learn about marine life.
Discover the 14th-century gothic Bellver Castle west of the city. It is remarkable due to its circular shape, rare among European castles.
See Lluc Monastery in the island’s northwest area. Take a walking tour to appreciate the remarkable architecture and listen to its famous boys’ choir. While in this part of the island visit the charming Port de Soller Lighthouse.
Make a trip to Cabrera National Park, a group of islands south of Mallorca. Join a guided boat tour of the preserved area to see exotic animals, such as the sargantana lizard.
Reach Palma de Mallorca by flying to the island from most major European cities. Get a bus or taxi or drive a rental car from the airport to the city center, a journey of about 5 miles (8 kilometers). You can also get to the city by ferry from Spanish cities including Barcelona.
Palma de Mallorca is an ideal spot for a vacation, whether you want to relax by the beach, discover rare and exotic wildlife or learn about art and history.
The Expedia Palma de Mallorca hotels page features no less than 143 opulent and low-budget hotel and apartment options, so you shouldn't have any problems finding somewhere that suits your needs in this popular destination.
The Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel and the Hotel Hospes Maricel & Spa will appeal to those who enjoy a little a little luxury and want to spend as much time relaxing as possible while on the island. If you're on a budget, you will enjoy the Hotel Born and the Hotel Amic Horizonte, two of the island's more affordable choices.
Unwinding on a beach doing not much at all sure is nice, but there's nothing like throwing yourself into new experiences on your getaway!
Kick-start your vacation in Palma de Mallorca by checking out one or two of these activities:
For a more comprehensive list of activities, check out the Palma de Mallorca things to do page.
Situated by the sea, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Marivent Palace and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Bellver Castle. Cala Fornaris and Cala Mayor Beach are also within 10 minutes.
Situated near the boardwalk, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paseo Maritime and Bellver Castle. Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.
Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fundacion Juan March and La Rambla. Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca are also within 2 mi (3 km). Intermodal Station is 9 minutes by foot and Jacint Verdaguer Station is 16 minutes.
Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paseo Maritime and Bellver Castle. Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.
Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paseo Maritime, Mallorca Casino, and Porto Pi Centro Comercial. Port of Palma de Mallorca and Gomila Square are also within 15 minutes.
Situated on the boardwalk, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paseo Maritime and Bellver Castle. Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away.
Situated on the bustling waterfront promenade, Hotel Palma Bellver, Managed by Meliá hotel is a 5-minute walk from Palma Auditorium. La Seu Cathedral in the city's historic center is a 20-minute walk away, while Bellver Castle, the same distance away, offers breathtaking views.
Built in 1957 alongside Mallorcan palaces including the summer home of the King of Spain, this grand hotel boasts spectacular bay and beach views, five kilometres from the island's capital, Palma.