Destination guide

Linger a little in Palma de Mallorca

For some it's a steppingstone to pulsing Magaluf. For others it's a ticket to the sands of Cala Major. But Palma de Mallorca is much more than just a gateway to the famed resorts of this Balearic jewel. It's also a thriving, throbbing, culturally rich city in its own right. You can seek out everything from stylish Palma de Mallorca vacation rentals to crooked fishing bungalows to expereince the fusion of Moorish treasures and Spanish flair, to wonder at the formidable Bellver Castle and gilded Alc‡zar, to sip sangria and munch spicy tapas, to snap the Gaudi-infused Cathedral and wander cobbled plazas.

Things to do

Discovering wonders at every turn in Palma de Mallorca

In the Old Town, look up _ that muscular Gothic medley of spires is the Cathedral, an icon of the city. Nearby are the Arab Baths, where layers of Byzantine and Roman history lurk beneath the cupolas. On the other side of town is the palm-sprouting Plaza de Espana, a place to people watch and sip coffee. Jaunts to the archaeological museums of the Castell de Bellver and the Es Baluard museum _ Picasso included _ are possible from there. For the kids, Aqualand's slides are close, and the snapping sharks of the Marineland zoo.

Activities

Cultural punch in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca's history is wrapped up with Aragonese kings and Arabic sultans. That manifests in an enthralling set of cultural pursuits, whether guided tours of the pastel-painted Old Town or hop-on, hop-off jaunts on the popular, palm-shaded sightseeing routes. Magaluf's influence can be felt in the beating 1950s discos of Paseo Maritimo. There are art galleries next to eye-watering cathedral complexes. And there are taste-bud-tingling tapas joints _ cooking lessons and cocktail making classes are a great way to work up an appetite.

Weather

Sun-kissed culture in Palma de Mallorca

When the hot summer months swing around, Palma de Mallorca bursts at the seams with visitors. Some will only linger in the capital a couple of days before heading out to the beach resorts along the coast. Others will seek out Palma de Mallorca vacation rentals for that hit of Balearic culture between May and August. Coming at any other time of the year still means getting the museums and awesome sights, only with lower rates, and the off chance of some rain or cloud.

Natural features

A wilder side of Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca hides in a wide bay on the south-western edge of Mallorca island. It's the largest city in the whole Balearic chain, and comes surrounded with uber-popular beaches at the Parc de la Mar and Cala Major. If you'd prefer to see a wilder, rugged side of the islands, then you can head to the sculpted peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana. This wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site runs the length of the north coast with its pine-studded slopes and enchanting hilltop towns. Hiking abounds around Fornalutx, there are deep cave systems, and rare vultures in the skies.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Palma de Mallorca

Fly into Palma de Mallorca (PMI), the closest airport, located 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Palma de Mallorca Son Fuster Station or Palma de Mallorca Verge de Lluc Station to see more of the city. You can see more of Palma de Mallorca by jumping on the metro at Intermodal Station, Jacint Verdaguer Station or Son Costa-Son Fortesa Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Palma de Mallorca?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,901 vacation rentals near Palma de Mallorca. From 986 Houses to 1,011 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Palma de Mallorca for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Palma de Mallorca?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Palma de Mallorca:

  • Santa Catalina: 145 vacation rentals
  • Cala Major: 67 vacation rentals
  • Sindicat: 147 vacation rentals
  • El Molinar: 38 vacation rentals
  • Les Meravelles: 50 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Palma de Mallorca?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Palma de Mallorca. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mallorca Casino: 3,045 vacation rentals
  • Estudi Lul·lià de Mallorca: 3,448 vacation rentals
  • Genova Caves: 2,891 vacation rentals
  • Ferrocarril de Soller Train Station (Palma de Mallorca): 3,554 vacation rentals
  • Port of Palma de Mallorca: 3,144 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Palma de Mallorca listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Palma de Mallorca?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 986 Houses in Palma de Mallorca. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Palma de Mallorca include:

  • Villas: 1,011 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 521 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 212 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Palma de Mallorca?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,090 vacation rentals with pool available in Palma de Mallorca. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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