Cobbled streets and cultural cool
Holidays in Palma offer visitors a chic and cosmopolitan town with a laid back island feel. The capital of Majorca, and also known as Palma de Mallorca, it’s set on the island’s south coast and offers some excellent beaches, a lively marina area and cultural sights just waiting to be explored. Palma Cathedral is top of the list, with its steep spire dominating the city’s skyline and an interesting history to discover inside. Alternatively, visit some of the many museums and art galleries which pepper the city.
There are plenty of shops for those wanting to pick up unique items from the town’s boutiques, as well as well known brands on the busier streets. And food lovers won’t be disappointed either. Palma boasts some excellent restaurants, including Majorcan classics and family run establishments, as well as chic trendy Asian eateries and international options. When it comes to bars there is a plethora to choose from – from lively karaoke bars to modern cocktail bars overlooking the marina.
Flight time from the UK to Majorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Palma airport to Palma is approximately 20 minutes.
Majorca starts warming up for summer around April, when the mercury climbs into the 20s and doesn’t stop until around July, which can top 30°C. You’re looking at around 11 hours of sunshine a day in midsummer, with bath-like sea temperatures. Things won’t cool off until October, which still hovers in the low to mid 20s.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.