Best area to stay in Palma de Mallorca

Best area to stay in Palma de Mallorca

The best area to stay in Palma de Mallorca is the old city, which is perfect for weekend visits, business visits or even if you want to use the capital as a base for exploring other areas of the island. Palma also offers some great beaches such as Cala Major and Sant Agustí, which are set away from the city centre but can be an interesting option in summer.


Watching over the city and the Bay of Palma, Mallorca´s Cathedral “La Seu” is one of the city´s must see monuments. This gothic style cathedral, full of light bouncing of its restored glass windows, is impressive both inside and out. Other main attractions are the emblematic Passeig del Borne avenue, the bustling Olivar market, the Basilica of Sant Francesc, the gorgeous Sa Llotja building and the Plaza Mayor.


For shopping you will find everything you need on the Jaume III avenue, but don´t miss out on the Santa Catalina neighbourhood which is filled with some of the city´s best most fashionable bars and restaurants.

Hotel   Avg price
Hotel Amic Horizonte
Carrer de Vista Alegre, 1
112€ - 110$
MLL Blue Bay
143€ - 140$
Hotel   Avg price
Hotel Joan Miró Museum
Carrer de Bartomeu Fons, 8
110€ - 108$
Catalonia Majórica
Carrer de la Garita, 3
125€ - 123$
Hotel Palma Bellver
Av. de Gabriel Roca, 11
155€ - 152$
Hotel Saratoga
Passeig de Mallorca, 6
211€ - 207$
Hotel   Avg price
Hotel Calatrava
Plaça de Llorenç Villalonga, 8
429€ - 420$
Convent de la Missio
Carrer de la Missio, 7
444€ - 435$


On the map, which shows the most convenient area to stay in Palma de Mallorca, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.


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The Old Town, the best area to stay in Palma de Mallorca


palma-de-mallorca.The Old Town is, without a doubt, the best place to stay in Palma de Mallorca, thanks to the unique cultural, artistic and of course, historic experiences on offer, which often surprises many people who come here only looking to enjoy its sun and beaches. Palma´s history goes back to Roman times and it´s estimated that it was founded way back in 123 BC; meaning that if you explore the city centre through its narrow and winding streets, you will feel like you have been transported back to that period of history, thanks to its many famous monuments and impressive buildings, which stand out for their beautiful architecture.


The Old Town is home to the monumental complex containing The Royal Palace of the Almundaina and the Mallorca Cathedral also known as La Seu. This is a must see due to being the islands most important religious building and was declared a Historic Artistic Monument in 1931 and is reflected in the waters of the Parc de la Mar, one of the city´s most renowned urban parks, situated between the wall and the Levante Motorway.


From the top of the wall, you will experience one of the best views in Palma de Mallorca, taking in the beautiful Bellver Castle, an enormous gothic style fortress. You should also take a stroll along the Jaume III Avenue, one of the main commercial thoroughfares in Palma de Mallorca, which is lined with exclusive boutiques.


You will also come across the Weyler Square in the same area, where you will find the Gran Hotel luxury establishment and pioneer in Majorca´s tourism and hotel industry; as well as the Plaza Mayor, one of the city´s most bustling areas which leads to some of the most important streets, and is known for its ample gastronomic offering where you can sit back and relax in one of its many bars and restaurants.


The centre of Palma de Mallorca is located just 8km from the Son Sant Joan airport. You can get there by taxi, bus (using lines 1 or 21), or from the port. If you want to visit the Old Town, which is the best place to stay in Palma de Mallorca, you can take a ride on the L2 Old Town loop which starts off in Balanguera from Gabriel Alomar street, taking 15 minutes.



Accommodation in Old Town


Other places to stay in Palma de Mallorca


Palma Beach


palma-beach.Palma Beach is the main beach in Palma de Mallorca which runs from Can Pastilla, to the south of Palma, up to S´Arenal. It is situated between the airport and the city centre and is where Majorca´s extensive tourism first started. Many hotels have been built along the beach, together with all the leisure facilities any European tourist on their summer holidays could need.


It’s a typical beach area which has been built for mass tourism, with all the necessary amenities included. In summer, it is frequented mainly by German and English tourists, who are Majorca´s biggest fans.


The younger crowd can enjoy the beach and nightlife whilst families, in addition to the beach, can enjoy the attractions that have been specially designed for kids such as the Aquapark waterpark and the Palma Aquarium.



Accommodation in Palma Beach




Cala Major 


Cala MajorCala Major is a great alternative if you want to visit Palma and stay on the beach but in a less built-up and more elegant area. The Cala Major area can be found around half an hour away from the centre of Palma, on the way to the exclusive Calvià area. Cala Major beaches are much smaller and covey beaches, which are set in rock, pine areas and are quite different from the extensive Palma beach and more typical of the island.


Aside from being a great alternative for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Palma, it also offers many sites of historical interest such as the Marivent Palace, summer residence to the Spanish Royal Family, and some of the best restaurants with the most spectacular sea views such as II Paradiso o the A Popa.



Accommodation in Cala Major