With ample doses of sun, sand, sea and wild parties, Magaluf’s attraction is simple but straight to the point. The city offfers holidaymakers the chance to let loose upon the world in a frenzy of bustling bars and colourful nightclubs.
By day you can look forward to an array of things to do, caramel-coloured beaches, sunbathing by the poolside and lapping up wonderful cuisine in an attempt to purge and cleanse your body of the night before.
Your evenings will be filled with vibrant clubs, busy beach parties and of course, cocktails! All of which combine to remind you of the real reason to travel to Magaluf. It also reinforces Magaluf as the party capital of Europe.
But don't be mistaken, there are plenty of other things to do in Magaluf, it is just that nights out and loud nightclubs are why it is so famous.
Top Hotels in Magaluf
HM Martinique Apartments
HSM Atlantic Park Hotel
Universal Florida Hotel
Flamboyan / Caribe Hotel
Sol House Mallorca mixed by Ibiza Rocks
At a Glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 30m
When to go
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Contrary to reputation, there are more things to do in Magaluf than simply enjoying nights out on the town. The resort itself is surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes and rolling hills that are perfect for exploring.
Take in the coastal views that surround the area or soak up the sun on Playa de Magaluf, one of the resort’s sandy white beaches. If you fancy a brief escape from the area’s energetic sands, take a short walk along the promenade to Palma Nova, Magaluf’s next-door neighbour. Palma Nova has a sandy beach that dips gently into the sea, providing an ideal spot for families to soak up the Spanish charm.
Away from the beaches and water sports is Majorca's capital city Palma. The city has plenty of great museums and cultural sites to tour. It has everything else that Magaluf is missing, and is perfect when you need to get away from the craziness that ensues.
Wine and Dine
When it comes to eating out, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Aside from plenty of fast food outlets serving quick and tasty snacks, there is an array of international cuisine on offer. Venture along the beachfront to check out Magaluf’s local seafood dishes that are coupled with great views.
Authentic Spanish cuisine can also be found in the town, serving everything from tapas to tortillas and paellas to pinchitos. For tasty fusion food coupled with great atmosphere, head to Magaluf’s busy strip for a great range of eateries including BBQ, grill and Tex Mex.
There is no shortage of food options in Magaluf nor is there a problem finding a cool drink. Whether it is fruity cocktails, refreshing white wines or cold pints of beer, you will find it on a night – or day – out in Magaluf.
If you’re not a clubbing fanatic or sun-worshipper, there are still plenty of things to do in Magaluf. Take the free shuttle bus from the beach to the Frontier-themed Western Water Park. It is a great spot for the entire family and features daily shows and rides for all bravery-levels.
The high-speed Mega Slide is great for adrenaline junkies whilst younger children will love the turbulent water rapids at Kid’s Waterland. Home to the popular Western Divers Show, this act features synchronised diving stunts and is a must-see to round off your day.
One of the most popular Magaluf attractions is Katmandu Park, an interactive theme park that the kids love. Ideal for families looking for unusual entertainment, it aims to transport you to a realm of 4D where you can explore five separate film worlds. If you’re feeling brave, try the Asylum – a haunting paranormal experience.
Action and Adventure
Magaluf is a hot spot for those seeking adventure and there are a range of activities to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime.
Water sports are particularly popular, with jet skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving on offer. The coastal city also has yachting facilities for budding sailors, allowing you to sail around the coast and out into the Mediterranean Sea.
For those that like to keep their feet firmly on the shore, cycling is a popular leisure activity in the resort. Hop on a bike and journey along a route adorned with flora and fauna before making your way to one of the area’s secluded beaches for an afternoon siesta.
Don't forget your hiking boots, because Magaluf has a number of great hiking routes. The further inland you go, the more hills and mountains you will find as you explore the terrain.
Life's a Beach
Magaluf is full of the most beautiful beaches and they are all cleaned every day so youc an be sure of a good experience. Playa de Magaluf is the most popular and main beach, a huge expanse of white sand and sparkling blue water The Playa Palma Nova is also popular, these beaches are likely to be very popular but it means there will be amenities within reach. If you want to find a quieter spot and are prepared for a bit of adventure to get there, Coll Baix is a hidden treat, away from the ranks of tourists but still with white sand and turquoise waters. Ses Assussenes is also a more remote and spectacular beach, a walk from Son Baulo beach will take you there. For a pleasant long walk and stunning beach, Cala Boquer is well worth the trip. Cala en Basset, Es Dofi, Calo des Marmols and Sa Canova are all quiet beaches waiting to be explored and Es Calo is an excellent place for snorkelling. It may seem at first that Magaluf is all tourist covered beaches but there is plenty of hidden places to walk and explore here and enjoy the gorgeous countryside.
Catering to a wide range of musical tastes, the club scene continues to be one of the most popular Magaluf attractions. Visit the vibrant Punta Balena strip, home to many of the best nightclubs and bars.
BCM is the largest club on the island and remains one of the most popular. It is a well-known venue for regular foam parties and UV themed nights where neon paint is launched at the dance floor in a kaleidoscope of colour.
The exclusive Magaluf Club Pass is definitely worth investing in as it entitles entry to all five of the most popular nightclubs for one night only. Magaluf has also played host to many famous DJs and live acts, including David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Greg James.
For those that have a sense of fun, check out some of the themed bars that can be found in the area. The Baywatch Bar is loved for its party atmosphere while the Eastenders Bar supplies a great all-day breakfast to indulge in the morning after.
Even though Magaluf is a partygoer's dream, the city has a romantic side and is perfect for couples on holiday. The five-star hotels cater to couples that want out of this world dining before heading out on the town. Walk the promenade under a moonlit sky as you enjoy each other's company on twilight stroll.
Palma is just a half-hour drive away and couples can experience the dreamy culture of the city. Walk the narrow lanes in the old town or grab lunch at a streetside café in the capital.
If you would prefer to stay somewhere a little quieter in Magaluf, nearby town of Alcudia. Featuring a picturesque port intermingled with thrilling attractions; it is the perfect place to escape the neon lights of Magaluf.
As with many major Spanish resorts, Magaluf has its fair share of festivals, carnivals and events. Carnivals are popular in February in the run up to Lent, with fancy dress parades taking over many of the streets. Religious days are widely celebrated with concerts, dancing and fireworks for all to enjoy.
While Magaluf has its share of historical sites, Palma has the best sights to see when on Mallorca. Palma Cathedral, Bellver Castle and Llotja are just a few of the great places to visit and tour. A visit to Palma allows you to experience a completely different atmosphere as you meander down the cobbled streets.
The way of life is far more laid back in Magaluf than back on the mainland. You will find that life is centred around the great beaches and parties that go on nightly.
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