Playa de Palma Holidays
Travel Agent's Viewthe resort is popular with Germans ... although the number of British bars is increasing
Playa de Palma is situated just east of Palma and only 5 minutes drive from the airport. The promenade runs the length of the beach and there is a harbour and marina area with a nautical club.
As the resort is popular with Germans, you will find many German bars although the number of British bars is increasing. There are also many restaurants and a fairly lively nightlife.
The nearby resorts of C'an Pastilla and El Arenal provide a greater selection of shops, bars and restaurants so there is something to suit everyone in the vicinity if not the resort itself.
Many activities can be found in the area such as the water park, crazy golf and of course the many sights of Palma which is definitely worth a visit.
Insider's Viewby Anna Nicholas
Rather like Magalluf, Arenal is tarred with the Blackpool-on-Sea brush but actually it is looking up in the world, and boasts far more than the long banana hued beach of Playa de Palma, rows of deckchairs and British and German grub.
Only 10 kilometres from Palma, Arenal is conveniently at the centre of the action while enjoying a relaxed, virtually traffic-free environment as its being mostly pedestrianised. It has a long and palm fringed promenade and beautiful vistas out to sea and to the craggy pine clustered cliff tops. Aside from the glorious stretch of Playa de Palma beach, these days one of the big attractions of Arenal is the fantastic Palma Aquarium housed in a funky modern building and displaying more than 700 marine species. I have taken groups of children here and it never fails to keep them amused for hours. I rather like the tasteful shop which has some unusual gift ideas and a quick stop at the café is essential after viewing all those sharks in tanks!
Children flock to El Arenal for Aqualand, one of the largest water parks in the world while others come for the excellent cycling and walking paths that run all round the bay. I love walking or cycling between Arenal and Palma. The coastline is spectacular and on a sunny day there's nothing better than stopping at one of the cafés on Arenal's leafy promenade for a cool drink or better still to have lunch at the very smart Club Nautico in the yacht club that does an excellent lunch and evening menu and offers pretty views of the marina.
Nearby resort of Cala Estancia has some upmarket clubs such as the ever-so white Ibiza style Puro Beach which is a little earnest but serves good cocktails and reasonable food overlooking the glistening sea. It also holds DJ nights by the pool which are well attended. Also popular is Anima Sea Lounge which is super cool and serves delicious Asian fusion food by the sea. For those in search of a few home comforts and Sky TV, the long established Sportsman's bar is a mecca for visiting Brits and apparently serves good English fare.
For shopping it's best to take the 23 bus into Palma rather than buy the fairly predictable souvenirs in Arenal although there's a nice little market every Tuesday and Thursday which sells artisan jewellery and crafts.
Playa de Palma Hotels
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Dunas Blancas Hotel
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Fergus Capi Playa Hotel
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HM Balanguera Beach
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HSM Alejandria Hotel
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HSM Venus Playa Hotel
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Iberostar Royal Playa de Palma Hotel
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Kontiki Playa Hotel
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Mac Garonda Hotel
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Mix Bahia Real Apartments
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Riu Bravo Hotel
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Riu Concordia Hotel
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Riu Festival Hotel
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Riu San Francisco Hotel
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Tres Torres Aparthotel
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