Built in the 1960's primarily as a tourist resort Palma Nova is now one of the most popular in Majorca (Mallorca). It's continued popularity amony the young and old can be attributed to its three beaches making it a family favourite and its proximity to party town Magaluf which attracts younger people. Palma Nova and Magaluf are the largest resorts in the municipal district of Calvia, and are situated on the south west coast of the island, approximately 15km or 10 miles west of Palma, and the Son Sant Joan International airport.
Palma Nova hotels can be reached within 30 minutes travel of the airport. With over 70 apartments and hotels in Palma Nova there is still plenty of room to relax at one of the development's beaches. These fine sandy beaches are home to wild waterspouts and more reserved trips in glass bottom boats for those looking for a slower pace. Bars, restaurants, fast food and cafes are situated close to the beach and Palma Nova Hotels. If you are looking for some traditional Majorcan dishes or the familiarity of a McDonalds, a venue to suit can be found on the promenade.
Friends, families and couples can enjoy the upbeat mood found on Palma Nova's beaches. One of the many attractions is 'Golf Fantasia', a miniature golf park set in a tropical garden. The main tourist information office can be found in the middle of the promenade, so there is little chance of getting lost and you will also have full access to all the amenities. This fun-loving attitude belies a softer, quieter side, where you could quite easily spend many hours basking in the warmth of the Spanish sun whilst listening to the hypnotic ocean waves wash up the beach. The beach is located between Punta Marroig and Punda Nadala. It is the central beach of Palmanova between the one of Carregador and Son Maties. It has obtained the Blue Flag, qualification that grants the European Union as recognition of his high quality. This beach receives the same name as the residential nucleus where it is located, where one can find all kinds of service, infrastructure, and offer of free time and accommodation that could demand the beach tourism. Equipment and services: this beach has special handicapped people's facilities, parking, beach cleaning and waste bins, and seafront promenade, Red Cross with a longboat, bus stop, beach umbrellas and hammocks, renting from water crafts.
Upon arriving in the Son Sant Joan Airport, you will no doubt be looking forward to relaxing at your resort. Unfortunately, there is still one more leg of the journey to complete. We would recommend pre-booking a transfer from the airport to your accommodation as you could be waiting upwards of 20mins for a taxi at peak times.
From the Son Sant Joan airport, Palma Nova is one of the first of the popular destination, Magaluf being another Brit magnet. On a good day you should expect to reach the centre of Palma Nova after approx. 20mins drive. Due to the volume of traffic at rush hour, if your flights coincide, you are more likely to roll up at your resort after a 45min drive.
If you are considering hiring a car instead of depending on other public transportation, you will be happy to know that the drive from the airport is generally straight forward. We have provided a quick route which will take you from the airport to Palma Nova:
- From the airport, at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the Ma-19 Autovia le Levante heading towards Palma (West).
- Join the Ma020 Circunvalaion de Palma
- Continue on the Ma-20 and join the Ma-1 Carretera de Palma.
- At junction 13, take the 1st exit towards Palma Nova / Magaluf
If you decide to pick up a taxi at the airport, be clear about where you want to go and also agree on a fixed price to your destination. As is the case in the UK, many of the taxis in Palma Nova will not have child seats available. If you are concerned about the safety of your child, it is best to arrange a taxi beforehand and ask them to specifically provide adequate seating for your children.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -