Located in the southwest of Mallorca, in the municipality of Calvià and only 20 minutes from Palma Airport, is Palmanova Beach, a beach of exquisite quality considering its proximity to the city of Palma.
It is made up of three beaches that are almost joined together: Son Maties, Es Carregador and Na Nadala; all of them can boast of having some of the best cristal clear waters – very typical of the area of Calvià – and a half-kilometre long sandy beach length, although the latter has occasionally required a artificial regeneration due to currents which cause changes in its coastline depending on the time of year.
The area where Palmanova Beach is located takes a 180º turn in winter and summer. In the low season, as in all of the island’s tourist areas, everything is calm and quiet, but with the arrival of summer and the first tourists, especially from the UK, the area is once again reactivated and comes to life. Bars, hotels and businesses reopen their doors and will not close for several months.
How to get to Palmanova Beach
The connections to get to Palmanova Beach are more than good. You can get there by car or by public transport and, if you are a “two-wheeled” lover, you can get there by bicycle along the coast, alternately using the cycle path and the road.
How to get to Palmanova Beach by car
If you have decided that your trip to Mallorca should not involve keeping an eye on the bus timetables and you prefer to get around on four wheels, then we recommend that you use the car as a means of transport.
If you do not have your own vehicle, we recommend that you use a car hire price comparator in Mallorca to make a reservation, as you will be able to consult all the rental options available for the dates and choose the company that best suits your needs.
If your accommodation is located anywhere on the island, except in the areas of the Sierra de Tramuntana and Andratx, you must first make your way to Palma. Once there, all you have to do is take the Ma-1, then exit 13 and continue along the Ma-1015 to Palmanova beach.
If you are coming from the Sierra de Tramuntana, the route can be longer and more complicated as the roads are narrower and traffic is much slower. From Andratx it is about 20 minutes by car, a distance of 15 km following the Ma-1.
Going to Palmanova Beach by public transport
Public transport can be a very good option to get to Palmanova Beach, as there is a fairly acceptable frequency of buses and the journey is relatively short, in half an hour you will have reached the beach from the capital. The bus to take is line 104, departing from Parque de las Estaciones, in Palma.
If you decide to take a taxi to get to Palmanova Beach, you can also do so and the price will be more or less expensive depending on where you start from. From Palma Airport, it would cost you around 40€-45€.
You can find detailed information on how to get around by public transport in Mallorca in these two articles:
🚌 Public transport in Mallorca: bus, metro and train. Lines, timetables and fares.
🚕 Taxi service in Mallorca: taxi ranks, taxi companies’ telephone numbers and fares.
Private transfer to Palmanova Beach
🚐 If you want to get to Palmanova Beach without complications, you can also hire the services of a private transfer. Enter the place where you want to be picked up and the dates in the search engine and get the cost of the service instantly.
Cycling to Palmanova Beach
A bike ride from Palma can also be a very good option. You will alternate sections of cycle path with the road, and it is a very nice and quite enjoyable route.
The road is generally quite safe as it runs through the town and cars are not allowed to go at high speeds. From Palma it is about 14.3km or 50′.
Go by boat to Palmanova Beach
The best area for anchoring in Playa de Palmanova, if you decide to rent a boat in Mallorca, is in the vicinity of Punta Nadala. It is open to northeast-east winds and you will find an unbeatable area for anchoring, a sandy beach 3-5 metres deep.
Would you like to enjoy the island from the sea? and you have no qualifications or experience? Don’t worry, you also have the possibility to rent a boat without a licence. Half a nautical mile away is the Club Náutico de Santa Ponsa, the nearest port facility, so we recommend that you check the availability of boats from there to sail along Palmanova Beach.
Services at Palmanova Beach
Palmanova Beach is one of the beaches that we always recommend if you are travelling with your little ones and this is precisely because it is one of the beaches in Mallorca that has more services and infrastructures, but without renouncing to beauty.
This beach is ideal for children as it has many leisure options, including a playground just off the beach. In addition, it has a large surveillance team, because although it is a calm water beach, it is very large.
It has changing rooms, toilets, showers and parasols and sun loungers for hire, as well as trees under which you can take shelter from the sun.
The beach is located in the village of Palmanova, so in addition to having all the services of the beach itself, you will also have supermarkets, pharmacies, bars and restaurants close at hand.
Where to eat at Palmanova Beach
Whether you want to eat right on the beach without taking off your swimming costume or enjoy the cuisine of a more refined restaurant, you can do so at Playa de Palmanova.
Restaurants and bars of all styles and price ranges serving everything from Chinese, Indian, Italian and hamburgers to local Mallorcan cuisine can be found all along the promenade and along the streets on the second line of the beach.
What to do in Palmanova beach
This area is like an “amusement park”, whichever way you look at it. You won’t be bored.
On the beach itself you can spread out your towel and sunbathe in the sun or enjoy the crystal clear sandy beaches while snorkelling.
There are companies right on the beach where you can rent a paddle board or a pedal boat, and other more specialised companies where you can do water sports such as sailing and kayaking.
Leisure and entertainment in Palmanova
In this area it is impossible to get bored, there are activities and plenty to do whatever age you are.
During the day, visit and have fun at the Western Water Park, go karting, or try tree climbing at the Jungle Parc. You can also ride the waves at the Wave House or relax at the numerous beach clubs.
Very close to Palmanova beach there is an endless nightlife, famous for its parties until the early hours of the morning. You will find bars and discotheques, or concerts in BH Mallorca, in BCM or the hundreds of pubs and night clubs in Palmanova and Punta Ballena in Magaluf.
Activities around Palmanova Beach
The sun and the beach are an important part of the activities offered by Calvià. This is extended with more sports, hiking, Natural and Historical Heritage, culture… all these are reasons enough to visit the surroundings of Palmanova Beach at any time of the year.
Mallorca has 300 days of sunshine a year and a mild Mediterranean climate. It is a perfect attraction in Europe for federations and teams that set up training camps and prepare for the high competition season: cycling, triathlon, swimming, athletics, hiking, tennis or football are some of the most popular activities that can be carried out thanks to the fantastic climate that reigns here.
You can also play golf at one of the many nearby facilities, such as the T-Golf & Country Club, Golf Santa Ponsa or Real Golf Bendinat.
Trail running and hiking in Palmanova
Athletics, and “sport on foot in general”, is one of the most popular activities in the area, thanks to the fact that just behind Palmanova beach is the Sierra de Calvià mountain range which links up with the Sierra de Tramuntana. There are dozens of trails for dynamic people who want to practice trail running or hiking in Mallorca.
If you like walking, here you will find many hiking routes in Calvià to make your holidays on the island more dynamic. Among them, we recommend you:
- Sa Font Nova
- Sa Vinya
- Comellar des voltor
- Es Capdellà- Estellencs, this corresponds to a section of the GR221 route or Ruta de Pedra en Sec, which is the route par excellence that runs longitudinally along the Sierra de Tramuntana in Mallorca.
Cycling in Palmanova
Cycling in Mallorca is one of the star sports in this area and on the island in general. If you like this sport you will find paths and trails in the mountains to practice mountain biking or if you prefer the road, there are thousands of roads available for them.
Are you interested in cycling around Mallorca? Download this map with the best cycling routes of Mallorca that we have prepared for you and the readers of Yo soy Mallorca. In it you will find very attractive routes with different levels of difficulty, including routes close to Palmanova Beach.
Where to stay in Palmanova
Palmanova is a tourist village very close to Palma and Magaluf, but with a much quieter atmosphere. It is a good area to stay in, and is one of our favourites, as it is well connected and combines the tranquillity of its beautiful beaches with the nightlife of neighbouring Magaluf.
Prices are a little more expensive than in Magaluf, but it’s definitely worth getting away from the hustle and bustle when it’s time to relax. If you are traveling with your family or are looking to combine relaxation and leisure… Don’t hesitate! This is your area.
Do you want to stay in the Palmanova Beach area? Enter your dates and choose from hotels, villas, flats, rural hotels and other available accommodation.
Cycling hotels in Palmanova
If you have come to cycling in Mallorca you will be interested in cycling specialised hotels that will make your life easier as they will take care of your bike and your rest. If so, you can check out our article about the best cycling friendly hotels in Mallorca.
If your idea is to stay near Palmanova Beach, these are the closest hotels that will treat you and your vehicle better:
- Hotel Zafiro Palmanova
- MarSenses Rosa del Mar Hotel & SPA
- Hotel Agua Beach
- Hotel Ponent Mar
- Hotel Son Caliú Spa Oasis
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