Playa de Palma is changing
Playa de Palma, up to now seen as a symbol for fairly boisterous holidays, is so much more than just sun, beach and wild parties. In fact, Majorca’s most famous tourist hotspot is changing. Adiós Ballermann? Not quite. But in this bay with the 4.6 kilometre long sandy beach sloping gently into the water, four and five-star hotels have now opened their doors to holiday guests. This goes to show that high-quality tourism is finding its way into Playa de Palma, despite its party image. No wonder, because one thing is for certain: the bay with its long beach is absolutely gorgeous. That’s true not only in summer, by the way. In the cooler months, it’s fantastic for good long beach walks, with the sound of the waves breaking on the shore.
Between “Bierkönig” and “Beach Club Six”
Meanwhile, the bars and restaurants at Playa de Palma are also changing, confidently taking up position in their more sophisticated versions alongside party hotspots such as the resilient “Bierkönig” and the “Megapark”. One such example is the cheerful Mediterranean restaurant Ginger Beach on the seafront between beach sections 9 and 10. Another is “Ballermann 6”, which has now matured into a much more classy beach bar, “Beach Club Six”.
The “Palma Beach” project
With the “Palma Beach” project, a group of private entrepreneurs has set a goal of upgrading at least part of the Playa. The project includes high-quality leisure programmes and sports events such as yoga courses on the beach and long-distance running events like the “Palma Beach Running Course” – a 10-kilometre run between Club Nautico S’Arenal and Club Nautico Can Pastilla.
Not only for party animals
In any case, a holiday full of variety at Playa de Palma is guaranteed – and not just for party animals – thanks to the wide range of hotels of different categories, bars, beach clubs, discos, restaurants, boutiques, perfumeries, souvenir shops, supermarkets, etc. And anyone intending to buy a property in Majorca should definitely keep an eye on Playa de Palma.