Where to stay in Mallorca: best areas and locations to sleep on the island

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Mallorca is a beautiful island in Spain with a wonderful climate for most of the year, breathtaking landscapes, beautiful beaches and coves, charming towns and villages, an intense nightlife and delicious cuisine. There are many interesting places and beautiful areas to stay in Mallorca to see its beauties or to spend pleasant holidays by the sea.

Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands e one of the main holiday destinations in Europe. Its enchanting landscape made of rocky mountains, lush and wooded hills that descend steeply to the sea and inviting beaches, coves and bays bathed by a clear and crystalline sea, are some of the reasons for the many tourists who come to the island from spring. to autumn.



In addition to the wonderful nature, the island is also rich in historic towns and charming villages, medieval churches, ancient castles and art museums. The combination of culture, nature and such a varied offer of attractions and entertainment all in one island make Mallorca an ideal place to spend long holidays without ever getting bored.

Best areas to stay in Mallorca

To welcome the 10 million tourists a year they think about it over 10 thousand accommodation facilities scattered all over the island: hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, campsites, villas, holiday homes, tourist apartments, farmhouses, tourist villages and hostels. In short, there is an embarrassment of choice.

If the accommodation offer is very wide and varied, also for the places where you can sleep on the island the choice is very wide, with over 100 between resorts and tourist areas. But which are the best? Let's see what they are the 10 best areas and places to go on holiday and stay in Mallorca.



Palma de Mallorca: the most comfortable and the most beautiful to see

Palma de Mallorca is not only the capital of the island but also the most beautiful and interesting city to visit, and together with Magaluf the one with the nightlife more intense. It is also the most comfortable area to stay both because it is the most close to the airport and the port, both because it is the most comfortable area to reach all areas and locations of the island.

Staying in the center of Palma de Mallorca offers the perfect combination of culture and relaxation, being a few steps from the sea. In front of the splendid cathedral and the royal palace, narrow cobbled alleys from the waterfront in the heart of the old city, where pedestrian streets, charming squares, ancient courtyards and elegant bars attract locals and tourists for their beauty.

The resort of Palma de Mallorca and the surrounding areas are also what they offer the largest number of hotels, attractions and entertainment, such as: water parks, aquariums and discos. Both for young people and for couples and families with children it can certainly be an interesting choice where to stay.

The most beautiful area to stay is the one overlooking the large and beautiful marina. If you want to visit the city of Palma de Mallorca there are various and good accommodation facilities, even in the historic area of 鈥嬧媡he city. If, on the other hand, the main reason is beach holidays, it is better to prefer the tourist areas of Cala Major, Playa de Palma e El Arenal.


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Cala Millor: for beach and sea lovers

Cala Millor is one of the most touristic areas on the east coast of the island. Located 90 km from Palma de Mallorca, the best way to reach the resort is by car, but there are also buses from the transport company TIB.


Cala Millor, located between the tourist resorts of Porto Cristo and Cala Rajada, is it developed almost exclusively along the coastin fact many hotels are right on the beach. It is sure one fantastic area for beach holidays, especially for families with children.

The most important attraction of Cala Millor is its wide beach almost 2 km long and 40 meters wide, bathed by a clean, limpid and crystalline sea, where you can practice numerous watersports such as surfing, kayaking, sailing or diving.

THEaccommodation offer it is very varied and of high quality, with most of the hotels and apartments located on the first line facing the sea, with a pedestrian area behind it.

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Alcudia and Port d'Alcudia: for tranquility

Surrounded by rich vegetation and extensive pine forests, Alcudia is one of the most scenic cities of Mallorca. This city, preserved within medieval walls, is known for its historical monuments, delicious cuisine and traditional festivals.

Alc煤dia has a distinct atmosphere with winding medieval streets and Renaissance palaces. To visit the churches of Santa Ana and Sant Jaume and the baroque chapel of Sant Crist.


Alc煤dia also has archaeological sites as the city was built on the site of an ancient Roman settlement. Some interesting tourist attractions are located outside the city, such as the natural park La Albufera and the popular seaside destination of Port d鈥橝lcudia, where the plates and the ships for Barcelona and the island of Menorca arrive and depart.

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Most of the accommodations in the area are villas, tourist apartments and holiday homes, but there are also various hotels.

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S贸ller and Port de S贸ller: one of the most beautiful and characteristic areas

Located on the north-west coast of Mallorca, in a green valley surrounded by olive groves, orchards and the highest mountains of Mallorca, S贸ller is one of the most characteristic cities of Mallorca ed one of the most pleasant places on the island to walk.

This pretty town, in addition to having a beautiful square and many buildings of architectural interest, has several important ones historical monuments including the XNUMXth century church of Sant Bartomeu, a monument dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and heading towards the town of Lluc, the Monastery of Sa Capelleta. Outside the city you can visit the Palazzo Alfabia and its beautiful gardens.

The most touristic area is Port de Soller, 4 km away and reachable, as well as by car or bus, with the Tranv铆a de Soller, a vintage tram that takes tourists on a ride through these beautiful landscapes immersed in an idyllic valley. Port de S贸ller has a picturesque marina with the verdant hills as a backdrop. Many boats and yachts are moored in the marina.

The town of S贸ller is located 20 km from Palma de Mallorca and can be reached by car with the MA-11 road, with the buses of the TIB company or the famous S贸ller Railway, a vintage train that connects Palma de Mallorca and S贸ller 6 times a day.

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Sleeping in the city of Soller or in the nearby Port de S贸ller area can certainly be an interesting experience, not so much for beach holidays, but more for the charm of these areas than represent the history of Mallorca.

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Pollen莽a: for the beautiful natural landscapes

Known for its lively harbor and its beautiful bay with a wonderful deep blue sea, Pollen莽a is a good place to stay to visit some of the landscape and natural beauties of this area of 鈥嬧媡he island. Most of the accommodations in the area are villas, tourist apartments and holiday homes, but there are also various hotels.

In the shadow of the mountains, this one attractive and traditional Majorcan town it has an enchanting medieval village with two important churches, Our Lady of the Angels and the Iglesia de Puig del Calvari, a Baroque pilgrimage chapel. The historic city center is within walking distance of beautiful beaches.

Do not miss a visit to the promontory of Head of Formentor, where on the road you will find the viewpoint Mirador de Mal Pas. Although isolated and located in a remote position, and accessible only on foot or by boat, the beach of Cove in Gossalba.

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Located about 40 km from Palma de Mallorca, the best choice to get to Pollen莽a is by car, so you can move comfortably to see the beauties of the area. The best sleeping area is close by Port of Pollen莽a, a splendid and wide white sand beach.

Magalluf: for young people and lovers of nightlife

Magalluf is from Mallorca, best known for its intense nightlife. In fact, the locality is one one of the main holiday resorts a favorite with tourists looking for sun, sea and a wild nightlife.

On weekends, groups of friends arrive from all over Europe to celebrate stag and hen parties. The locality is particularly loved by young people not just for the many bars, night clubs and discos, but also why it is one of the cheapest areas to sleep Majorca.

Nightlife is the main reason to come to Magalluf. There are bars scattered all over the resort, but mostly the nightlife is concentrated in two areas, both within walking distance. Also there road that runs along the beach has a large number of bars and small discos where young and old alike party until the crack of dawn.

Magaluf hosts the discoteca BCM, the most beautiful, largest and most important in Mallorca, as well as being one of the most popular in the world. The main attractions are the Aqualand water park e Sol Katmandu Park & 鈥嬧婻esort, a one-of-a-kind attraction.

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Playa de Palma and El Arenal: the economic pi霉 area

Located in the Bay of Palma, Playa de Palma and El Arenal have a very long stretch of coastline and are one of the favorite areas for those looking for beach holidays, to stay very close to the beach and not far from Palma de Mallorca.

La length of the beach is almost 6 kilometers and it is one of the most touristic places on the island. It is also one economic zone where to sleep, eat and spend the holiday. Among the main attractions in the area we have the famous Aquarium palm and a fun water park.

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La area is loved a bit by everyone, families with children, couples and groups of friends. The wide beach allows you to spend pleasant days at the beach, but also to practice various watersports. On the waterfront there are zillions of restaurants, bars, shops and night clubs.

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Port de Pollen莽a: for families with children

Port de Pollen莽a is one of the main tourist spots in Mallorca. The port of Pollen莽a is located in one of the two large bays on the north coast. Near the port and the beach you will find various bars and restaurants with international cuisine, very popular both day and night.

It has a beach almost 1,5 km long and 40 meters wide, ideal for practicing all types of watersports. The sea that bathes the beach is almost always calm, being inside a bay, moreover the beach slopes gently into the sea, having shallow and even slightly warmer water for many meters.

It is a particularly suitable destination for families with children. The best area to stay is that near the beach and the port, so as not to have to use the car, moving quietly on foot.

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Santa Ponsa: one of the most elegant and luxurious areas

Located 20 km from Palma de Mallorca (15 minutes by car), Santa Ponsa is one of the most elegant areas of the island, particularly appreciated by lovers of nature, golf and yachts. The beach is 100 meters wide and over a kilometer long and is equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas, bars, restaurants and all kinds of services.

The area is perfect for let children play in the water, being a stretch of sea located in a bay and therefore sheltered from the open sea, and with a shallow seabed for many meters from the shore. This does not exclude the possibility of practicing the many different ones watersports.

Most of the accommodations are villas, apartments and luxury hotels, for a rich tourism in search of tranquility. To attract more this type of clientele we think the different excellent golf courses 18 holes in the area. Many of this clientele dock their yachts in nearby Port Adriano, a modern marina.

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Cala d'Or: a good area for everyone

Cala d'Or is without a doubt one of the best places to stay in Mallorca. The locality boasts some of the most beautiful beaches and coves on the island, In addition to beautiful natural landscapes surrounding the area.

Close to the little one marina, one of the best and most luxurious on the island, there are numerous bars, restaurants and shops making this area one of the most popular for strolling during the day and where to have fun in the evening.

The location is an excellent choice to stay in Mallorca for a bit 'for everyone. In the vicinity of Cala d'Or are located some of the most important attractions on the island, such as the beautiful Caves of the Dragon, the Mondrago National Park, the prehistoric settlement of Arta and the beautiful town of Porto Cristo.

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