These are my 8 things to do in Palma de Palma to help you plan your holiday. Playa de Palma is an actual tourism paradise with so much to do, it’s difficult to know where to start.

And since Playa de Palma is conveniently located behind the airport, it’s also the perfect destination for a long weekend or a quick break without having to travel far when you land in Mallorca.

If you are planning a holiday here, here are some ideas for things to do in Playa de Palma.
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1. Playa de Palma beach

Playa de Palma’s crowning glory is an enviable 6km beach stretching from Can Pastilla (with Cala Estancia to its side) all the way down to the popular resort El Arenal.

You won’t stuggle to find a space on the sand here in Playa de Palma.

It does get busy during hte the summer months.

The promenade that lies behind the Playa de Palma beach is the longest and loveliest on the island for its interupted beach views.

Ride, skate or walk along this stretch. Walk off an early evening meal or get up early and put in the kilometres before you hit the sunbeds.

Playa de Palma Mallorca

2. Enjoy the Playa de Palma Sunset

Playa de Palma is a great place to head early evening to watch a great Mallorca sunset, whatever time of year you visit.

The promende is lined with bars serving cool cocktails, or just sit on the beach with a few refreshments and watch the sun set in peace.

You can see what Playa de Palma is like further on my in Youtube livestream here:

3. Watersports

Playa de Palma is a magnet for windsurfers, kitesurfers and paddleboarders.

The wind picks up in the early afternoon making this a great time to hit the waves with sail boards.

You can hire equipment or take lessons in the many rental shops along the Playa de Palma promenade.

The main rental shop lies beachside infront of the El Cid hotel.

things to do in playa de palma

4. Boat cruises

There are some great boat trips you can enjoy in Playa de Palma from day cruises to a quick blast around the bay on a banana boat.

One things for sure, booking a boat trip is the best way to keep cool in Mallorca on a hot day!

Here are some suggestions:

5. Aqualand Water Park

Staying in Playa de Palma means also that you are in the in resort most conveniently located to the biggest waterpark in Mallorca, Aqualand.

It’s also the best place to go when the island is in the middle of a heatwave.

Aqualand is huge with high adrenaline rides for those who want to experience the best that waterparks have to offer.

There are so many rides to try here. Some are more terrifying than others, but this park is fantastic fun and a must visit if you are staying in the area.

There is also a fantastic Kidzworld area for little children, with smaller slides and a huge pools.

Top Tip: Take a picnic and sit on the grass areas to save money in the very expensive restaurants on the site.

You can book your entrance ticket here.

Aqualand, Mallorca
Aqualand, Mallorca

6. Palma Aquarium

Palma Aquarium is not just a great day out for all the family, but also an educational experience.

Find out more about what lies beneath the sea and how we can protect our oceans.

There are some magical displays here as well as some great immersive experiences.

With the new Aquadome, as well as opportunities to dive with sharks, shark vision boat and daily encounter tours. These tours come at an extra cost and it can get a little pricey.

However, you can still get a general entrance ticket to Palma Aquarium and enjoy the displays and well as the fantastic kids’ play area.

Palma Aquarium Mallorca

7. Shopping at Fan Shopping Centre

If you need a break from the beach and want to visit one of the island’s main outdoor shopping centres, jump in a taxi from Playa de Palma to Fan Shopping centre.

You can visit Carrefour, which is one of the biggest supermarkets on the island here.

At Carrefour where you can pick up some fine wines, other great Mallorcan produced products.

There area also several popular Spanish chains including the incredibly cheap Primark and Zara.

Plus you’ll find H&M on two floors, and the Decathlon sports store.

There is also a huge cinema complex, as well as plenty of great restaurants to stop for lunch or dinner.

Best of all for kids is the fantastic Dock 39 where kids can climb and abseil on the climbing structures or play in the play park.

things to do in playa de palma

8. Visit Palma

Staying Playa de Plama means that you are ideally located to make a day trip to the Balearic captial, Palma.

And my favourite way of getting to Palma is by bike.

You will find a fantastic cycle path linking the entire Playa de Palma area to Palma city.

If you would like to rent bikes in Playa de Palma, then there are many cycling rental stores right along the Playa de Palma sea front.

Look in particular on the area of rental shops right at the start of the beach in Can Pastilla. You will see some bicycle rental points located right at the beginning of the pink cycle path.

You can also catch the EMT public bus. You can check the bus timetables here, – look for the timetables for the numbers 23, 32 and 35 leave frequently for Palma city.

Fares cost approximately 2€.

If you would like to book a quick and easy sightseeing tour of Palma, then book a ticket on the hop-on-hop-off city sightseeing bus which takes in all the major sights.

If you have any other top tips for things to do in Playa de Palma, let me know in comments below.

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