Playa de Palma – Have the Time in Your Life on Majorca’s Beautiful South Coast
Location: A Mediterranean Paradise in the Balearic Islands
The main island in the archipelago of the Balearic Islands in Spain, Playa de Palma is the located on Majorca’s central south coast. Right in the Bay of Palma, it has six kilometers of pristine coastline. With its azure beaches, coves, cliffs, mountain ranges, and palm trees, Playa de Palma is a piece of Mediterranean paradise on earth.
Culture: Enjoy La Dulce Vida in this Sunny Spanish Coast
Get into the relaxed, laid-back lifestyle of this sunny Spanish coast. In Playa de Palma, you can bury your toes in golden sand, watch the fishing boats go by, and enjoy the sweet life. The island offers many activities for those in love with el mar: there are nine yacht clubs and marinas and five beaches, most of which provide services for sailing, sport fishing, windsurfing, kite surfing, wakeboarding, and Capoeira. The King’s Cup Regatta and the Almirante Conde de Barcelona Trophy are two big events that are also hosted on this island. Mediterranean food is a big part of Playa de Palma’s culture. Make sure you sample the Tumblet, a vegetable stew with potatoes, fried peppers, and eggplants in tomato sauce, the Pa Amb Oli, bread with oil and tomato, and the Binissalem-Mallorca wine.
Activities: Gothic Architecture, Seafront Promenades, and Street Festivals
Playa de Palma’s Old Quarter is a testament to the island’s Moorish past. The Old Town is encircled with 18th century walls, and is home to several old churches, mansions, and palaces. The Cathedral of Palma (Sa Seu), located right beside a fishing harbor and commissioned by King James I, is a good example of Gothic architecture with its arching vaults. It also has an iron canopy and rose window designed by no other than Antoni Gaudí. If it’s nightlife you seek, the seafront promenade is dotted with casinos, bars, and clubs. There are also yearly street festivals that take place, namely the Fiesta Revelta de Sant Antoni, and the Fiesta de Sant Sebastià.