Things to do in Palma Nova

Must-see Palma Nova sights

Nestled in the scenic Bay of Palma, Palma Nova is a gem for those looking for areas for their Majorca holidays. Just 30 minutes from Palma by bus, this small town has become so popular with visitors that many now own a place there, and it’s easy to see why. While there, you may consider a day trip to Palma, so be sure to check out our guide with things to do in Palma.

  1. Go golfing at Golf Fantasia
  2. Take a hike in the Tramuntana mountain range
  3. Eat fresh at Can Blanc
  4. Catch the waves by wakeboarding
  5. Chill out on Playa Carregador
  6. Soak up the views at punta Marroig
  7. Play on, Playa Palmanova
  8. Take a respite in Cafe Palmanova

While it's not as boisterous as neighbouring Magaluf (which lies at the very southern end of Palma Nova), you can still enjoy a sun-and-sangria holiday, exploring the ins and outs at a slower pace. There’s snorkelling and sunset walks, glittering marinas and quiet coves, and plenty of bars and restaurants to wind down in.

1. Go golfing

Golf Fantasia Miniature Golf is one of the best things to do in Palma Nova. This popular mini-golf course offers three different ‘tropical ranges’ to choose from; think mini waterfalls and wildlife. It’s not just for kids, though - some of the holes are pretty hard, so no slacking. 

While you’re there:
Take a breather at the on-site snack-bar and restaurant.

Best for: Getting away from the beach.

2. Take a hike in the Tramuntana mountain range

Swap your flip-flops for walking boots and take on a hike through part of the UNESCO-listed Tramuntana mountain range. Among the things to do in Majorca, you may consider enjoying nature in this idyllic area.

Mallorca’s great for walking trips but word hasn’t seemed to spread (not yet, anyway); either way, make sure you do your research before you set off - plenty of local shops sell decent guides and maps if needed.

For Majorca excursions, choose between easy strolls to long-distance treks along well-marked routes; the dusty trails, green-topped peaks, and sparkling sea-vistas are all equally as stunning.

While you’re there:
If you don’t fancy hiking, opt for cycling, instead.

Best for: Adventurous souls.

3. Eat fresh at Can Blanc

There’s dining with a view, and then there’s Can Blanc Beach. This all-white, beachfront restaurant serves up a delicious range of meals - pick at tapas dishes, sip a colourful cocktail and watch the sun set. Afterwards, shiggle down your meal with a walk along the promenade and listen to the waves lap the shoreline.

While you’re there:
Watch the yachts drift into harbour at the marina, just to the left of the restaurant.

Best for: Beachfront dining.

4. Catch the waves by wakeboarding

Wakeboard, waterski or wakesurf - the choice is yours at El Spot Wakeboard School. Starting at the tip of the swanky Palmanova Yacht Club, you’ll either be collected by boat, or for larger groups, you can hire your very own private boat. Although there are other watersports available in Palma Nova, this has to be the most adrenaline-fuelled ride you can get.

While you’re there:
Mooch around the curve of the marina to check out the yachts, speedboats and everything else in between.

Best for: water babies.

5. Chill out on Playa Carregador

Planning what to do in Palma Nova doesn’t require too much effort. Playa Carregador is located on the eastern end of Palma Nova, closest to the Yacht Club and Golf Fantasia. This is a perfect spot to soak up the rays, go for a dip in the aquamarine waters just a short saunter away or try your hand at volleyball. All in all, everything is in walking distance for you here.

While you’re there:
At the southern end of the beach, you’ll spot tourists giving paddlesurfing a go - why not join in?

Best for: Beach bums.

6. Soak up the views at punta Marroig

Between Palma Nova and Playa Carregador beaches is punta Marroig, a rocky outcrop with a lined seafront path that makes for a pleasant evening stroll. Just next to it is a park, perfect for dog-walkers or for simply taking a breather.

And just down from the path is a long wooden observation deck, which makes for a blissful spot to watch sailing boats bob on the glittering sea - it’s definitely one of the most relaxing things to do in Palma Nova.

While you’re there:
Stop off at Ciro’s, a tempting Mediterranean restaurant, serving fresh paella, cocktails and coffee - just perfect.

Best for: Unbeatable seafront views.

7. Play on, Playa Palma Nova

Descend onto bustling Playa Palma Nova, pull up a sunlounger and let your mind unwind. This busy-but-beautiful beach has a wide, shallow bay, rock headlands and views of the turquoise sea interrupted by speedboats zipping across the waves.

This is the ultimate spot for the perfect sunscape; browse our Palma Nova holiday packages to find out more.

While you’re there:
Just behind the beach is a small playpark - a perfect stopoff if you’ve got kids in tow.

Best for: Having fun on the beach in your own way. 

8. Get sophisticated at Cafe Palma Nova

Bright and spacious with a relaxing atmosphere (they even have hammocks), stylish Cafe Palma Nova is the place to get your namaste on.

If an aromatic herb garden, free childcare and spacious indoor- and outdoor-seating isn’t enough, their regularly-changing menu includes grilled cuttlefish and fried eggs with truffle - tempted now? 

While you’re there:
You can also purchase bottles of wine from their small shop, making for a perfect (and much-appreciated) souvenir.

Best for: Chilling out in a seriously slick, simply styled restaurant-cafe.

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