Situated just 20 minutes from the airport -- so you’ll feel like you’re on holiday from the moment the plane hits the tarmac -- Magaluf offers something for everyone. Relax on the attractive beach or, for the more energetic among you, visit one of the waterparks or golf courses nearby.
Magaluf comes into its own in the evening with a whole host of bars, clubs, restaurants, shops and nightspots coming to life.
When to go:
Located on the west-coast of Majorca, Magaluf enjoys a Mediterranean climate, consisting of very hot summers from June to September. During these months, you’ll bask in average temperatures of 22°C - 23°C, and the highs can reach the low-30s in July and August. These also happen to be the most popular times in the resort, so be prepared to battle some crowds.
Averaging around 8 hours of sunlight a day, and temperatures around 18°C with highs of 23°C, many feel the spring and autumn months hold a stronger appeal.
It is the best-known of Majorca’s resorts for good reason. From pristine beaches to activities to a buzzing nightlife, it has a little bit of everything.
A highlight in the calendar – lasting a whopping four months – is the Majorca Rocks Festival and should not be missed for top quality, headline live acts.
The Blue Flag beach, which displays its stunning white sands across a 1km stretch, is a real attraction of the region. There is a huge selection of water sports available, and the bordering promenade is chock-full of restaurants and bars.
For something a little more serene, the short walk to Palma Nova resort may be more to your preference.
Right on top of the waterfront is a great assortment of eateries, where you can indulge yourself with a fine selection of international cuisine and wash it all down with a cocktail (or four).
For a taste of tradition, why not pop into the famous Los Caracoles and order a dish of their signature spicy snails?
In case you didn’t know, Magaluf is one of the biggest playgrounds anywhere in Spain, specialising in good music and plaes to dance the night away.
The iconic superclub BCM has previously been voted one of the top 5 clubs anywhere in the world. But it’s not all nightclubs – the neon-lit Punta Ballena has a host of bars, pubs, karaoke and everything else you can think of to get your rocks off.
This resort was almost entirely purpose-built with tourism in mind, so history and culture are a bit thin on the ground, though a taste of theatrics are on offer via the very popular Prates Adventure Show.
A feel for the history of the region is more readily available in Plama, where a tour around the Santa Maria Cathedral is well worth the trip.
For action and adventure, Magaluf’s really got you’ve covered (providing you can peel yourself from the sun-lounger after all the partying you did the night before).
More water sports than you can shake a stick at – including water skiing, jet skis, banana boats, donut rings, parasailing and pedalos – is there for the taking at Magaluf’s beach.
There’s also the House of Katmandu theme park, The Western Water Park, Karting Magaluf and Aqualand all very nearby.
As with most resorts, buses offer the cheapest option when traversing the local area, and indeed the whole island, is concerned. They are generally clean and reliable. There are also taxi ranks located in various places around the resort and flagging one down on any main street is usually no issue at all.