Playa de Palma
Just 4 km from the centre of Palma de Majorca and 2 km from Son Sant Joan airport, lies one of the best beaches in Majorca and in the whole Balearic Islands - Playa de Palma. Beside its numerous services and facilities, its proximity to the island's capital makes it a perfect place to explore the countless architectural and artistic treasures in and around Palma de Majorca - one of the most important cities in Spain and any of Iberostar’s Playa de Palma hotels can provide you with luxury accommodation in this area. Our chain’s policy is quality in everything, which is why staying with us means staying at the best hotels in Majorca or elsewhere.
At 4 km in length and 50 m wide Playa de Palma with its warm, crystal-clear waters and a pleasant Mediterranean climate is an optimal destination to enjoy time with your better half or spend the best family holidays in Majorca. So, are you planning a romantic getaway with your partner? Looking for a child-friendly place or simply want several days to relax and can’t decide where to stay? Choose among Iberostar’s Playa de Palma hotels and all your needs will be satisfied.
If you are staying in Playa de Palma and making a list of places to visit in Majorca, we advise you to concentrate your attention on Palma de Majorca and its endless historical and cultural attractions.
Probably the number one place of interest in this vibrant city is The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, or simply Palma Cathedral built in 1630, more commonly referred to as La Seu. Its facade exhibits one of the largest rose windows ever built in Levantine Gothic style that gave the cathedral its popular name – the Gothic eye. In addition, this is the only Gothic cathedral built by the sea. Inside, as part of the decoration, there is a mural by Miquel Barceló and the famous avant-garde architect Antoni Gaudí was involved in its reconstruction, although he left the project after an argument with the contractor in 1914.
Just in front of the Cathedral stands palace of the Almudaina - an official building, constructed on the site of an arabesque fortress, which the Royal Family use as an official residence for ceremonies and State receptions.
Another remarkable item among local religious buildings is the Lluc monastery, an obligatory pilgrimage site for those wanted to worship the Virgin of Lluc – the patron saint of Majorca.
Bellver Castle dating back to 14th-century is also well worth a visit. It is one of only three European castles with a circular layout, offering an exceptional view over the Bay of Palma. Today the caves in the forest surrounding the castle are open for visitors once more. Another similar attraction is the Bendinat castle, built in the 19th century by the 3rd marquis of la Romana.
As for museums, it is highly recommended to visit the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, the Joan March Foundation and the Es Baluard Contemporary Art Museum, which compete with the Palma Aquarium for tourists’ attention. Opened in 2007, it is the largest aquarium in Europe and a place where you can observe aquatic fauna from around the world.
Finally, it is worth having a closer look at the Porto Pí lighthouse - the third oldest lighthouse in the world still in operation, located in the bay at the end of the promenade in Palma known as the Paseo Marítimo.
So, as you see, your Majorca holidays can be very intense in a cultural sense should you decide to stay in Playa de Palma.
Playa de Palma is one of the most visited beaches in Majorca. With fine golden sand and crystal-clear waters, it is more than 4.5 km long and 30 m wide. Lying next to the Paseo Marítimo promenade, the beach is easily accessible with highly developed infrastructure and is very well equipped. This means Playa de Palma beach has surveillance and service accessibility, facilities for people with functional diversity (in the spa area 15), showers, public restrooms, kiosks and sunbeds and umbrellas for hire, etc. Hence, this is an ideal place to enjoy the sun and warm temperatures of Majorca together with the whole family.
In addition, Playa de Palma is an excellent destination for water sports fans. In fact, this beach allows you to practice surfing, paddle surfing or kayaking. It is even possible to rent some pedal boats for a fun ride. What is more we must point out that at one end of the beach there is the Marina which houses the S'Arenal de Llucmajor Sailing Club - an ideal place to navigate the coast of Majorca.
In Palma de Majorca, there is no better way to leave your worries behind than walking along the Calvià promenade which is considered the lungs of the island’s capital.
And for those planning to get married in Majorca it is useful to know, that the Palma Aquarium offers the chance to celebrate a wedding in a very original way - under the sea!
Moreover, in Palma de Majorca there are a great number of restaurants, where it is hard to resist the flavours of the authentic Majorcan cuisine. In addition, of course, the city has a lot to offer in terms of nightlife - numerous pubs, clubs, discos and terraces with nice views, where you can have a drink, dance, socialize and have fun are at your disposal.
In order to comfortably enjoy all the attractions of Playa de Palma, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts invites you to spend an unforgettable holiday in Majorca at any of the three Iberostar hotels in Playa de Palma.
If you are looking for an exceptionally comfortable seafront hotel, we encourage you to choose the Iberostar Selection Playa de Palma – 5-star hotel in Majorca, with its spa, luxury rooms and a gourmet restaurant where one can try the best Majorcan dishes.
Moreover, we also have two 4-star hotels in Playa de Palma: the Iberostar Cristina and the Iberostar Bahía de Palma. These outstanding hotels offering a spa and sea views, provide you with all the necessary services and facilities to make your stay unforgettable. For all this and more Iberostar Bahía de Palma adults only hotel guarantees you total peace and quiet and the best couples-holidays.
On the other hand, Iberostar Cristina is one of the best family hotels in Majorca. This hotel is an ideal place for holidaying with children, as it offers an indoor heated pool as well as a pool for children, where the little ones will have a great time while staying completely safe. Plus, if you are spending your holiday in Majorca, then cycling is a great way to enjoy the island and our staff at Iberostar Cristina will gladly arrange this activity for you.
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