Palma Nova resort

Palma Nova (or Palmanova) is one of the original tourism resorts in Mallorca built in the 1960's. The resort is built around three beaches and at the Southern end Palma Nova borders with the more lively neighboring resort of Magaluf. These resorts have grown over time so that it is no longer possible to tell exactly where one resort ends and the other begins.

Today Palmanova is popular among younger party people at the Magaluf end as well as more mature adults who enjoy the comforts of a large and well established resort.

Special holiday offers Palma Nova

Beaches of Palma Nova

Palma Nova has three large beaches - Playa de Son Maties, Playa de Palma Nova and Playa des Carregador. Playa des Carregador is the quieter of the three beaches and lies in the Northern end of the resort. Playa de Palma Nova is in the middle and Son Maties at the Southern end next to Magaluf. The beach in Magaluf is also just a short walk from Palmanova.

Activities in Palma Nova

Water sports: Swimming, windsurfing, kitesurfing, pedal boats, banana and doughnut rides.

Water fun parks There are two water fun parks in Magaluf about 3 km from central Palma Nova: Aqualand & Western Waterpark.

Cruises: various daily glass bottom boat and catamaran cruises and a weekly cruise to Port d'Andratx on board the Britannia Jet. You can board cruises from the peninsula between Playa de Palma Nova and Playa des Carregador or at the Southern end of Playa de Son Maties. A wonderful underwater experience is available on board the Nemo submarine, which takes you underwater for 50 minutes down to depths of up to 30m below surface. Nemo submarine rides are available from Magaluf.

Sports: Tennis, Bendinat Golf 6km away, Poniente Golf 5km away and Santa Ponsa Golf I & II both about 8km away, Andratx Golf 14km away next to Camp de Mar resort, bicycling and walking.

Other: Minigolf at Fantasia Golf which has three 18-hole courses in tropical settings located by Es Carregador beach, Go Carting in Magaluf close to Aqualand, Marineland aquatic dolphin shows in Portals Nous approx. 2,5 km from Palma Nova, weekly markets in Calvià (Mondays), Palma (Saturdays) and Andratx (Wednesdays), Gran Casino Mallorca in Magaluf


Portals Nous - 3 km from Palma Nova, approx. 2 min drive
Illetas - 6 km from Palma Nova, approx. 5 min drive
Caves of Gènova - 9 km from Palma Nova, approx. 10 min drive
Porto Pi shopping center - 10 km from Palma Nova, approx. 10 min drive
Palma de Mallorca - 14 km from Palma Nova, approx. 20-30 min drive

Santa Ponsa - 5.5 km from Palma Nova, approx. 5 min drive
Paguera - 8 km from Palma Nova, approx. 10 min drive
Portals Vells - 8 km from Palma Nova, approx. 10 min drive
Port d'Andratx - 18 km from Palma Nova, approx. 20 min drive
Sant Elm - 22 km from Palma Nova, approx. 30 min drive
Al Campo Shopping Center - 21 km from Palma Nova, approx. 25 min drive
Festival Park - 25 km from Palma Nova, approx. 30 min drive

Restaurants and Eating in Palma Nova

Palma Nova is very popular among British tourists and this has led to many restaurants offering food to suit their taste like hamburgers and dishes with french fries, but if you prefer other types of food there are also restaurants offering various international cuisines like Indian, Chinese and of course Mallorcan food. There is an excelent Chinese restaurant called Gran Dragon at the Playa des Carregador end of the resort.

Nightlife in Palma Nova

Palma Nova is right next to Magaluf, which could be considered the party center of Mallorca, so there is no shortage of nightclubs, discos and bars. Some of the largest and most well known iclude BCM, Bananas and Boomerangs. If you plan on partying a lot you might like the Magaluf Club Pass.

Getting Around in Palma Nova

- on foot
- public bus
- taxi
- bicycle
- pedaling carts
- car or motorcycle


These distances are measured along roads for driving with driving time estimates.

25 km - Palma Nova centrum - Palma Airport - 30 min
14 km - Palma Nova centrum - Palma de Mallorca - 20-30 min

3 km - Palma Nova centrum - Portals Nous - 2 min
5.5 km - Palma Nova centrum - Santa Ponsa - 5 min
8 km - Palma Nova centrum - Cala Mayor - 10 min
14 km - Palma Nova centrum - Bellver Castle in Palma - 20-30 min
14 km - Palma Nova centrum - Andratx - 15 min
18 km - Palma Nova centrum - Port d'Andratx - 20 min

28 km - Palma Nova centrum - Valldemossa - 30 min
43 km - Palma Nova centrum - Inca - 40 min
58 km - Palma Nova centrum - Els Calderers - 65 min
65 km - Palma Nova centrum - Manacor - 60 min
67 km - Palma Nova centrum - Alcudia old town - 65 min
78 km - Palma Nova centrum - Porto Cristo - 1h 15 min

Accommodation in Palma Nova

Hotels in Palma Nova are lined along the three large beaches and many are right next to the beach. Majority of hotels here were built at the start of mass tourism in the 1960's and thus there are lots of quite tall hotels which provide great views towards the sea for inhabitants. When you're outside looking at these hotels, they aren't much to look at, but they are a defining feature of Palma Nova that can bring back happy memories to returning visitors.

Tourist Information Centers in Palma Nova

Palma Nova Tourist Information Office
Passeig de la Mar, 13
07181 Palma Nova
Tel: +34 971 682365

Magaluf Tourist Information Office
C/ Pere Vaquer Ramis,1
07181 Magaluf
Tel: +34 971 131126


General emergency tel: 112
Ambulance tel: 061
Fire department tel: 085
Spanish police general tel: 091

Calvia Fire Brigade
C/ Jaume I no. 121
07180 Santa Ponça
Tel: +34 971 690080

Calvia Civil Guard
C/ Miquel de los Santos Oliver no. 12
and in Palma Nova (by Post Office)
C/ na Boira
07181 Palma Nova

Calvia police station
Carrer d'Alicant. Polígon Son Bugadelles
07180 Santa Ponça
Tel: +34 971 003300

Healthcare and Doctors in Palma Nova

The best way to take care of your health while on holiday is prevention.

Many hotels have a doctor visit the hotel premises several times a week, but you can also go to the medical centers directly.

Municipal Basic Healthcare Unit - Palma Nova
C/ na Boira no. 2
07181 Palma Nova
Tel: +34 971 683775

Hospiten Espana - Clinica Juaneda
Avda. Son Matías, 1
07181 Palma Nova
Tel: +34 971 681518
24h medical service: 900 254 692 (free phone)

Optician in Palma Nova
Centro Optico
Avda. de la Playa, 12
07181 Palma Nova
Tel: +34 971 682802
Fax: +34 971 134542

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