Things to Do in Palma De Mallorca

With the advent of mass tourism in the 1950s, Palma developed into a tourist destination. This has contributed to enormous changes in the traditions of the city, its language and economic power. The tourism boom has led to a significant increase in the palm tree. In 1960, Mallorca received 500,000 visitors, in 1997 it was visited by more than 6,739,700 people.

In 2001, more than 19,200,000 people arrived through Son-Sant Joan Airport, which is very close to Palma, and another 1.5 million arrived by sea. Palma is a city with a rich history that reflects the times of occupation of the Romans, the Byzantine period and the Muslim period. Palma is a thriving place all year round, which has a lot to offer visitors. Here are five suggestions on what is worth doing and seeing.

The sushi bar at the Hotel Sant Frances Singular

On the roof of the award-winning 5-star boutique hotel Sant Francesc Singular there is an impressive outdoor terrace where guests and locals can eat sushi while admiring the panorama of the surrounding city.

Although there are no majestic peaks or stunning sea views here, visitors can admire the picturesque surrounding roofs, the neighboring medieval church and the majestic sandstone palm Cathedral. Enjoy the magnificent view with initial-class Japanese delicacies from the sushi bar or a perfectly grilled burger.

Cathedral of Palma

The cathedral is impressive from the outside and is located in an awesome location that rises above the waterfront. Perhaps the building is even more impressive inside, with an awesome colorful light that penetrates into a cavernous airy interior through the great stained-glass windows.

There is also a modern atmosphere with an unfinished restyling of Gaudí’s work and a modernist chapel of the famous Spanish artist. Located in the historic center of Palma, it is surrounded by gardens and beautiful streets of the old town. Be amazed by the craftsmanship of the stonemasons who created this wonderful structure.

Caves of Genoa

In 1906, a treasure carved out of stone was discovered – the caves of Genoa, a fascinating natural heritage located just a short drive from Palma. In prehistoric times, the natural caves in Mallorca served as a habitat and refuge.

Today, thousands of people are fascinated by its natural beauty, which water has created over the past centuries, including great domes, majestic columns, water basins and tunnels.Their proximity to Palma makes them easily accessible to visitors, as they are located in a residential area of Genoa. The tour of the interiors is conducted by small groups of people accompanied by a guide, with whom you will go 36 meters into the depths.

Car rental service

Mallorca is a great island to explore by car. Use the palm tree as a base to explore the island. Mallorca is not so big that it is not easy to get from one end to the other in a relatively short time. Here you can admire a variety of landscapes: the plains to the south and east, and the peaks to the north.

Explore the Tramuntana peaks and visit some of the beautiful villages you will find there. Of particular interest are Valdamossa, Fornalutx and Deya – stunningly beautiful and well-groomed villages with excellent restaurants and cafés. Drive on the way from Soller to Pollença and marvel at the breathtaking scenery on the way. Sa Colabra is worth a visit, at least to cross the winding road that meanders and descends to the sea. The road from Pollença to Cap Formentor is one of the most beautiful roads on the island and the lighthouse at the end offers a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea. Car rentals are inexpensive and there are many companies in Palma to choose from. You can also rent a car upon arrival at the airport.

Time on the beach

Millions of people visit Mallorca to spend time on the fantastic beaches that dotted the awesome coast of Mallorca. There are 262 beaches in Mallorca with a total length of 50 km. It’s a great beach! The choice is great – from secluded beaches to wide sandy beaches or rocky coves.

The beautiful beaches of Mallorca have once again been awarded the sapphire Flag. Currently, there are 31 beaches on the island that are marked with the sapphire flag. The beach with the beach clubs Anima Beach Club and Assaona Beach Club is just a few minutes’ walk from the center of Palma. The beautiful little beach of Illet is only a short drive from the hotel. This small, sheltered beach with sparkling, clear water and soft, golden sand is one of the most attractive beaches on the coast southwest of Palma. It is not a very big beach, so we recommend arriving early to qualify for a piece of this paradisiacal corner. You can rent sun loungers and umbrellas on the sand or relax in one of the two good beach clubs that you will find there, the Virtual Club and Las Terrazas.