While Mallorca is well known for its appeal to the package holiday market of tourists flying in for their once a year dose of sun, Magaluf, perhaps more so than any other place on the island, has a reputation as a resort for non-stop fun and games. A summer destination of choice not only with young, single holidaymakers, Magaluf’s image is definitely on the up and up, and its popularity with families and couples is also growing.
Here’s just a taste of some of the things you can enjoy in Magaluf.
The Beach and Beyond
Magaluf’s main beach – Platja de Magaluf – is well-maintained and facilitated, not to mention very long. Stretching for nearly a kilometre, the fine sand beach and the clear water are a magnet for holidaymakers – so don’t expect serenity. The vibrant nature of the beach is half the fun, though, and with a range of water sports, lots of cafes and restaurants and a good selection of bars, you’ll never be bored. If you’re feeling energetic, take on the challenge of the 400-metre swim out to Black Lizard Island, named for its black lizards!
From Market to Market
It’s Spain after all, so you never have to look too far for a market. Whether you want to browse for souvenirs or shop for some authentic local food delicacies, a visit to a market will give you a taste of island life at its most colourful. Every Monday there’s a good sized food, fashion and craft market in nearby Calvia, while the markets held in Andratx every Wednesday date back to the 19th century.
If you haven’t heard about the legendary nightlife of Magaluf it may take you by surprise! The famous strip of bars, restaurants and shops that runs along the beachfront is pumping at any time of the day, but after dark its reputation as the nightlife capital of Mallorca takes on a life of its own. If you’re not the partying kind, you’re perhaps best served to stay safely tucked up inside, but if you’re up for a party, you’ve found it.
As well as the attractions of the resort itself, Magaluf’s easy proximity to nearby towns like Calvia, Torrenova and Palma Nova means it’s easy to escape the hustle and bustle and explore some of the region’s more tranquil areas as well.
How to Get to Magaluf
You can fly into Mallorca’s international airport from mainland Spain or international ports including London, Frankfurt, Paris and Madrid. From the airport in Palma, you can book a convenient Mallorca airport transfer to get you to Magaluf, which will take around 30 minutes on average. For those travelling by road from mainland Europe, there is a regular ferry service to Palma from Barcelona, Denia or Valencia.
Private Taxi Service: A private, pre-booked Mallorca airport transfer service will get you to your accommodation in Magaluf via the fastest, most direct route.
Shared Shuttle Service: For a more cost effective option, a shared shuttle service is the best way to get to your final destination.
Where to Stay
Apartamentos Sol y Vera – In a quiet location just 100 metres from the beach at Magaluf, the Apartamentos Sol y Vera provide an excellent budget friendly accommodation option. Rooms have private terraces, private bathrooms, fans, safe, flat screen TV and well equipped kitchenettes. There is an onsite restaurant and bar, a pool, and the complex is just five minutes from the Poniente Golf Club and a short walk from the centre of Magaluf.
Hotel Samos – In an ideal central location just 250 metres from the beach in the heart of Magaluf, the Hotel Samos offers modern, spacious accommodation. All rooms have balconies with ocean or mountain views and the complex features excellent indoor/outdoor entertainment areas, an onsite restaurant, a pool for adults and a sun terrace.
Sol Wave House – With a beachfront location and an appealing modern décor, Sol Wave House offers the ultimate accommodation in Magaluf. The complex features two wave machines, an infinity pool and spacious, air-conditioned suites. All suites have either sea or pool views and offer a very convenient stay with private bathroom, kitchenette and free Wi-Fi. There is an onsite restaurant, bars and entertainment programme.