Flights to Palma this weekend
Flights to Palma de Mallorca
Fly directly to the sunny city of Palma on the island of Mallorca from London in less than two and a half hours and grab a bargain from lastminute.com whatever time of year you’re planning to go. Palma has everything – a beautiful coastline with sandy beaches, points of historical and cultural interest and a mountainous backdrop that’s great for walking. Here are our top tips on places to go and things to do while you’re there.
Mallorca is a popular destinations for holidaymakers, particularly in the summer when temperatures can soar above 30˚C and as the capital city, Palma is a great choice for couples, singles and families. It’s on the south coast of the Balearic Island in the Bay of Palma and as such is home to some lovely, sheltered beaches. Calo Des Moro is one of the nicest around, with white sands and crystal clear waters that are perfect for donning a snorkel and exploring the marine life. The craggy, rocky bay makes this beach feel very secluded and it also means it’s a good idea to wear some supportive shoes to get there – flip flops aren’t great on the rocks!
For a beach with restaurants close by for breakfast, lunch and snacks, give Playa de S’amarador a try. The sandy beach has plenty of room and there’s another just a few minutes’ walk away in the next cove if you fancy a change of scene.
Fresh air and fantastic views
The mountainous nature of Mallorca means there are some great views if you’re up for walking and climbing. Explore the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range that runs the length of the north coast of the island. While it’s not technically Palma, if you’ve hired a car as part of your holiday, it’s definitely worth the short drive across the island, simply for the stunning views. Pick from a number of set walking routes, with short and long ones available depending on how active you are and adventurous you’re feeling. Beautiful towns are dotted around, making it the perfect destination for a day out. Don’t miss the best views from the Far de Formentor lighthouse and a trip to Puerto Soller on the open tram.
Back to the city
If you’ve chosen Palma for a city break, there’s a load to see, do and eat! For architecture lovers, visit the Le Seu cathedral, an impressive example of the Gothic era and an easy way to while away an hour or so. Basilica De Sant Francesc is another beautiful building that dates back to 1281. If it’s art you’re after, a must-visit is the Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation. The building itself is very unusual and the exhibition of Miro’s work inside truly breathtaking if you’re a fan of the surrealist, Spanish artist and ceramicist.
For the kids
Take the kids to Palma’s aquarium – winner of a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award and a really exciting adventure for people of all ages. You can even scuba dive or treat the kids to face painting, drawing and other activities.
Palma is a great place to visit any time of year, and with cheap flights taking less than three hours from London, what’s stopping you?