My Palma de Mallorca review – best month to visit, food prices, photos, attractions

Palma de Mallorca is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. As the name suggests, there are a lot of palm trees and they are really cool. A holiday to Palma de Mallorca is a must during the summer. Palma is not often visited by tourists who go to the popular resorts of Mallorca – Magaluf, Arenal, Can Pastilla, and Playa de Palma. And with good reason, because Palma de Mallorca also has plenty to offer.

Consider hotels in Palma de Mallorca, reviews, prices, and photos of holidays in Palma de Mallorca.

Where is Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is located in the western Mediterranean Sea and belongs to the Balearic Islands. “Mallorca’s neighbours in the archipelago are Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera and a number of smaller islands.

How to get to Palma de Mallorca from the airport

There are buses and taxis at the airport into Palma de Mallorca. A bus ride to Palma de Mallorca will cost you €5. Buses #1 and #17 go into town.

A shuttle service can be arranged from the airport to the hotel, day or night. Taxis start at 20 Euros.

How to get to Palma de Mallorca from the airport
Ryanair in Palma de Mallorka Airport / / James Stevenson

It’s also possible to rent a car directly from the airport, which is ideal for your city-break and less expensive than hailing a taxi. Cars can be hired from 50 Euros per day (Fiat Panda). A Volkswagen convertible costs 110 Euros.


When is the best time to go to Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is distinctly seasonal. Of course, the best time to go on holiday to Palma de Mallorca is in the summer. The season starts in May, but the most fun time on the island is during July and August. During this time, there are daily parties in Magaluf, the best clubs are open in Palma de Mallorca, and tourists are in abundance.

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Palma De Mallorca / / Eugene Zhyvchik

In winter, Palma de Mallorca is quiet, with few tourists, and the weather is around +14 degrees during the day. But entertainment at this time is not to be found on the island.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain / Magdalena Klaja

Hotel prices in Palma de Mallorca

Hotel prices in Palma de Mallorca are higher than on the Spanish mainland. This is understandable – this is a high-class resort. You can rent a hotel of medium price category from 100 euros per day. Hotels include breakfast, and the variety in Palma de Mallorca is amazing. Even 3-star hotels offer seafood, fish, which you will not see in 3-4-star hotels in other countries.

Hotel Almudaina from 150 euros
Innside Palma Center (ex Tryp Palma) from 170 euros
Convent de la Missio from 250 euros
BQ Augusta Hotel from 100 euros
Isla Mallorca & Spa from 140 euros

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Hotel in Palma de Mallorca / / Mason Dahl

The cheapest option for accommodation can be found from 30 euros, and it will be a bed in a hostel. It’s worth noting that hostels in Spain are well-maintained and modern.

Youth Hostel Central Palma from 30 Euros
Hostel Fleming from 35 Euros

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Hostel in Palma de Mallorca / / Angelika Yakumenko

Prices in Palma de Mallorca

Food prices in Palma de Mallorca:

  • Coffee 2 euros
  • Coca Cola 1.5 Euros
  • Glass of wine 5.5-8.5 Euros
  • Sangria (1 litre) 10 Euros
  • Cocktail 8 Euros
  • Salads 7,5-9,95 Euros
  • Pasta 7.5-8.5 Euros
  • Baguette with salami 4 Euros
  • Chicken baguette 5.5 Euros
  • Pizza 7.5-8.5 Euros
  • Fried mussels 10 Euros
  • Paella 30 euros
  • Fried fish 15 Euros
  • Lunch at a cafe 15-50 euros
Palma de Mallorca prices in cafe
Cafe in Palma de Mallorca / / Anna Wohnoutka

More prices in Palma de Mallorca:

  • Bicycle rental €7
  • Rent a deck chair with umbrella 15 Euros
  • Ibiza ticket 59 Euros
  • Aquarium ticket 24 Euros
  • Water park ticket 18,5 Euros
  • Bus ticket 1.5 Euros
  • Magnets 3 Euros
  • Mugs 5 Euros
Market prices in Palma de Mallorca
Market in Palma de Mallorca / / Caleb Stokes

Attractions in Palma de Mallorca

Palacio Almudaina is the landmark of Palma de Mallorca. This is one of the oldest palaces in Spain. It is now frequented by the Spanish royal family. You can go inside the Almudaina Palace for a ticket price of 7€. It is probably the most photographed place on the island and there are always tourists. The Gothic style chapel is fascinating. Nearby are the Royal Gardens with tropical greenery and fountains.

The cathedral, a landmark of Palma de Mallorca, can be seen from afar from the promenade. Nearby we discovered a lake with swans.

Palma Cathedral, Mallorca
Palma Cathedral, Mallorca / / Yves Alarie

Mallorca’s Gothic cathedral has been under construction for almost 300 years. And it has to be said, it is impressive. The cathedral is adorned with the largest “gothic eye” in the world.

We took a ride on a horse for 50 euros and went around all the streets and saw everything.

The old town of Palma de Mallorca is very ascetic. The narrow streets, shops, and old houses create an unmistakable atmosphere. The houses are painted in different colours. Each house is unique, with colorful shutters, Moorish and Italian-style balconies, sculptures, and flowers.

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Palma de Mallorca streets / / Maurits Bausenhart

The streets weave into the Plaza Mayor, where there are many cafés and always a lot of tourists. The prices in the cafes are also for tourists. Lunch will cost 30-50 euros.

Palma de Mallorca on the street
Palma de Mallorca streets / / Maurits Bausenhart

The streets of Palma de Mallorca are decorated with colored graffiti, colorful cars, just a riot of colors.


The promenade in Palma de Mallorca is a major tourist attraction. The bay itself is very beautiful and large (20 km), with luxury yachts and chic beachside cafés. The glamorous cafes are white, like the colour of the yachts.

You can go down on the rocks to the sea, but it’s not super swimmy – it’s a big city, after all. For a beach holiday, you’ll need to head away from the centre of Palma de Mallorca. But the port doesn’t stop those who want to cool off – people take a dip in the water. Nearby, children climb into the water and for some reason beg for money from tourists.

The promenade in Palma de Mallorca
The promenade in Palma de Mallorca / / Sara Darcaj

Large cruise ships arrive in Palma de Mallorca, bringing crowds of tourists in the morning and taking them away in the evening. But when darkness falls, Palma de Mallorca does not fall asleep and the most glamorous clubs on the island open here. So even from other resorts, tourists are drawn to the clubs in Palma de Mallorca. You can even buy a ticket to the club together with a transfer at the travel agencies. And tourists are brought not by small minibuses, but by huge buses.

Another landmark of Palma de Mallorca is the Parque de la Mar.

A short walk away from the Almudaina Palace and Mallorca Cathedral reveals the promenade, harbour and market building. It too is Gothic in style and adorned with gargoyles. Nearby is the famous inscription “PALMA”. It’s impossible to pass by without taking a picture.

Shopping in Palma de Mallorca

The shops for tourists in the centre are numerous. You can buy souvenirs, books, jewellery and brand-name clothes. You can buy everything from magnets to clothes with the “Mallorka” label.

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My review of Palma de Mallorca

You can have a great holiday in Palma de Mallorca. The sea, the white-washed beaches, and the centuries-old architecture all come together in one place. Every street in Palma de Mallorca is filled with the spirit of the past. It is beautiful, clean and civilised.

The Spanish are nice friendly people, but unfortunately hardly anyone speaks English. But the rest in Palma de Mallorca in Spain will not affect it – the staff of hotels and restaurants speak excellent English.

Now you know about Palma de Mallorca, where the resort is located and how to get there, the sights of Palma de Mallorca in Spain, prices and features.

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Palma De Mallorca / / Eugene Zhyvchik

Answers to popular questions

What country is Mallorca in?

Mallorca belongs to the country of Spain.

On which sea is Mallorca located?

The island of Mallorca is situated in the western Mediterranean Sea, close to the Iberian Peninsula. This part of the Mediterranean Sea is called the Balearic Sea, which is one of the cleanest places in Europe with a large number of beaches marked with blue flags.

What’s the weather like in Mallorca?

The weather in Mallorca allows for Mallorca can enjoy six months of the year. Swimming is possible from May to October, although the water is a cool 15-18ºC at the beginning and end of the season. During the summer, Mallorca enjoys warm, dry weather with comfortable temperatures of 25-28ºC. During the autumn, Mallorca enjoys a long dry season until the first half of October.

The average temperature on Mallorca in January is 12 degrees, in February 12 degrees, in March 15 degrees, in April 17 degrees, in May 20 degrees, in June 26 degrees, in July 30 degrees, in August 28 degrees, in September 24 degrees, in October 23 degrees, in November 20 degrees and in January 12 degrees.

Which islands does Mallorca belong to?

Mallorca belongs to the Balearic Islands. It is the largest island of the archipelago with a population of 400,000 people, most of whom work in tourism or related fields. In addition to Mallorca, the Balearic Islands include Ibiza, Dragonera, Menorca, Cabrera and Formentera.

How much does a holiday in Mallorca cost?

A holiday in Mallorca will cost you around €1000 per week if you can do almost nothing. There are extreme tourists who can only go to one beach, eat fast food and buy nothing – 100 euros will be enough for them, provided that the flight and hotel are already paid.

When is the season for holidays in Mallorca?

Mallorca is open for swimming from May to October, but the best months are July and August. The weather is dry and hot (25-28°C), and Mallorca is full of tourists. From late September, Mallorca starts the rainy season, which lasts until November. The rains are infrequent during this time.

Which city is the centre of Majorca?

The capital of the autonomous community of Palma de Mallorca is Mallorca’s centre and largest city. The main attractions are the Cathedral, Almudaina Palace, Belver Castle, La Lonja, St Francis Basilica and the Arab baths.

What is the airport in Mallorca?

Mallorca is served by the international airport (Aeroport de Palma de Mallorca), which is situated 10 km from Palma de Mallorca. Airport code PMI.

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