Things To Do In Palma Nova
Things to do During Your Next Trip to Palma Nova
Palma Nova, in the southwest of Mallorca, is a purpose-built holiday destination catering to all types of tourists. With its beautiful beaches, lively nightlife, and diverse accommodations, it has become a popular spot for millions of visitors each year. The accessibility offered by low-cost airlines and package holidays has undoubtedly played a role in its success.
Magaluf may be a better know holiday destination for those visiting Mallorca, but for holidaymakers who prefer a little more peace a quiet, Palma Nova is a much quieter alternative. Some of its most striking features include long sandy beaches, child-friendly attractions and budget-friendly hotels. Whatever time of the year, there's plenty to do. Here are some of the top attractions and things to see during your next trip to Palma Nova.
Theme Parks and Waterparks
One of the best theme parks in Mallorca is Katmandu Theme Park. Kids can enjoy visiting the upside-down house, house of magic, mini golf, soft play areas and splash around in the small water park. For more water fun there's Western Waterpark which is located just on the outskirts. With a wave pool, rapids, a 15-metre high half pipe and countless other thrill-seeking rides visitors might need to spend more than one day there.
Entertainment in the Evening
Families visiting Palma Nova won't be stuck for things to do even in the evening. One particularly exciting show is the Pirates Adventure Show. Amazing acrobats, dazzling dancers, comedy and fun for all the family make it an experience that won't be forgotten. This show has been taking place for more than four decades and more than 3 million visitors have enjoyed the spectacle. When the kids are tucked up in bed, or if you're visiting the island on your own, there's a late-night version of the show.
Shopping in Palma Nova
Aside from the typical souvenir shops there are countless convenience stores and supermarkets. For designer and high street shopping chains it just means a short trip by bus or taxi to the town of Palma. Another shopping experience not to be missed is Porto Pi. It's within easy driving distance or involves a quick trip on public transport.
A Relaxing Beach Holiday
Palma Nova is the perfect location for those who might be looking for a relaxing beach holiday. The sandy beach is shallow and perfectly safe, making it great for all ages.
For those you don't want to spend all their holiday on the beach there's the Tramuntana mountain range. It's very popular with hikers and bikers, especially during the cooler months of the year.
More Attractions Worth Visiting During Your Next Trip to Palma Nova
Palma Nova makes a great base for exploring the rest of the island of Mallorca
Palma Bus Tour – it's possible to hop on and off this tour. The open-topped, double-decker buses stop at 35 locations around the city. Stop off and walk along Calle San Miguel and spend some time in Plaza Mayor listening to the many street musicians and watching artists, hawkers and jugglers.
S'Albufera – this wildlife sanctuary is the most important wetland in the Balearic Islands. It includes both fresh and salt water areas and is full of local wildlife. It's possible to explore the park on foot. As well as countless beautiful birds you might also spot one of the many reptiles that make this sanctuary their home.
Boat Trips – boats leave daily for the archipelago of Cabrera from the port of Colonia Sant. Explore the many little islands that make up this national park and enjoy a stopover at the Blue Grotto.
With so many things to do during your next trip to Palma Nova, it's unlikely you'll be bored.