Palma Nova is located on the southwest
coast of Mallorca within walking distance from the popular holiday
Of the two holiday resorts, Palma Nova
is the most family-friendly, whereas Magaluf is perfect for young
people looking for a party.
The beach in general
Palma Nova has three nice beaches very close to the town. The main
beach, Playa de Son Maties, is 400 metres long, whereas the two
other beaches are slightly smaller.
All three beaches have fine-grained sand
and lovely clear water. At a distance from the shore, there is a
raft from where you can jump and slide into the water. This is very
popular among the older children.
The beaches have all facilities
possible, including sun lounges, sunshades, showers and toilets.
Furthermore, there are also wheelchair ramps.
The sea front 'Passage de la Mar'
connects all three beaches and is perfect for a stroll after dinner.
All three beaches are child-friendly. Lovely sand to play in and
shallow water. There are several playgrounds behind the beaches.
Water sports activities
There are many water sports activities, particularly at Cala Blanca.
If you need a water activity, you can take a walk to Magaluf - here
you will be sure to find it.
There are many restaurants and beach cafés along the sea front.
One of the best ones is
which has a fine selection of classic tapas dishes. If you need a
fast meal, the sea front also has many fast-food restaurants,
Palma Nova holiday resort
The relatively large holiday resort Palma Nova is the obvious choice
for a family holiday. There is a wide variety of shops, restaurants
and child-friendly activities, for instance in the large miniature
golf centre, Golf Fantasia.
Palma Nova also has many fine hotels.
According to the users on TripAdvisor, the best family hotel is the
4-star apartment hotel
Viva Palmanova. The hotel has a
large separate pool area for the children and very nice buffet food.
Close to Palma Nova, you will find the
very popular water park Western Water Park and The Pirates Show,
which is the biggest show with dancing and acrobatics in Mallorca.