Cheap Holidays to Majorca

Tips on finding your right holiday deal

  • 1 The capital of Majorca, you can choose to stay in the centre with the attractions or head south of the centre to enjoy the beach at El Molinar.
  • 2 There are cheap flights from airports across the UK so try all your nearest ones - prices are most expensive in July and August.
  • 3 Although most of Majorca shuts down over the winter, the weather is mild and the sights in Palma are still open, making it a great time for a city break here.

All you need to know about holidays to Majorca

Palma de Majorca is the capital of the Spanish Balearic Island of Majorca. Known to many holidaymakers as just the entry point for their cheap holiday to Magaluf, Palma Nova or countless other resorts, if you're after a city break with a beach on tap then you really should be considering a holiday to Palma de Majorca.

What to see in Palma de Majorca

History lovers are in for a real treat on a holiday to Palma with plenty of heritage to explore. This includes the Castell de Bellver which also boasts amazing views, the Pueblo Español, the Catedral de Mallorca and the Banys Àrabs, or Moorish Baths. Take time to stroll the Paseo Maritimo where you can see the Cathedral lit up at night and you'll also find the best of the nightlife here too.

Other attractions include taking a day trip to Aqualand and seeing the modern art at the Museo de Arte Español Contemporáneo which features works by artists including Dali, Picasso and Miro. Read more on Palma here.

How to get to Palma de Majorca

Great news - since Majorca is such a popular holiday destination, there are many cheap flights throughout the year, although as you would expect they get more expensive the hotter the sunshine. Flights depart from all over the UK so there is no reason why you can't head off on a holiday in Palma from your local one.

Most holidays to Palma don't come with transfers included, but that's ok because the local bus runs a regular service at a very reasonable price. There are also taxis available, and since it's only six miles to the centre from the airport it won't break the bank - particularly if you're sharing.

Where to stay in Palma de Majorca

Expect hotels in Palma to be particularly busy between July and September when the peak crowds hit the island, but outside this you will find plenty of availability and good rates on a range of hotels from self catering and budget accommodation to five-star luxury.

The city is quite large with sprawling suburbs so it's best to do a little research about the area your hotel is in before you book so that you can save time and money on daily travel. The central areas such as Sindicat, La Seu, Corte and Mercat are firmly within the Old Town and will be much sought-after. Seek out hotels in nearby areas such as Foners, Arxiduc and Santa Catalina to save on your Palma holiday without sacrificing comfort.

Travel Tips

Travel Tips for Majorca

  • Old CityWhat a delightful and charming little place! The streets have a sort of Moroccan feel to them and there are so many cool buildings to look at.

    posted by qvanleer

  • Almudaina PalaceThis once Arab then Spanish palace is an impressive and imposing building. Make time to chill out in the beautiful S'Hort des Rei Gardens around the palace too.

    posted by grobertson

  • Son MorroigWe were taking a couple of days to explore the island and this is one of the highlights of that trip. An amazing medieval mansion with some pretty extraordinary views.

    posted by cbaird

  • Bellver CastleLovely huge castle, home to the Palma History Museum and the Despuig Collection of Classical Culture. Great place, lovely views.

    posted by fstainforth

  • Museu d'Art Espanyol ContemporaniWe had a day in Palma before heading out to our resort and we ended up here, in this art museum. Wonderful collection and not a bad looking building either.

    posted by cemrick

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