One of Palamanova’s most unique attributes is undoubtedly its star shaped sprawl, a phenomenon that is best observed from a birds-eye vantage point. As one on Spain’s most popular resorts, the tourist facilities of Palmanova are second to none; the blissful beaches and relaxed restaurant exude a more tranquil atmosphere than that of its noisy neighbour Magaluf, and those seeking to satisfy cultural cravings will be delighted by the proximity of the picturesque island capital of Palma.
Sip an ice cold cocktail while sinking your toes in the silken depths of the white sand, watching the waves undulate within the shimmering sapphire sea; this is a typical Palmanovan activity due to the incredibly high quality of its beaches. 500m of pristine sand tumbles into the crystal clear waters, which prove a perfect place for snorkelling and swimming.
Escape the sandy sanctuary of the beach in order to enjoy a day as a cultural connoisseur in Palmas, Majorca’s captivating capital. After only a short, 20 minute drives, visitors will be able to wander the sinuous streets of the Old Town in order to discover the Gothic glory of Palma Cathedral as well as the delight of the picturesque harbour. Sophisticated shops are ideal for the purchase if stylish souvenirs, and classy cafes and wine bars implore visitors to enter with extensive menus and impeccable chic.
A restaurant guaranteed to make you return for more of its sublime seafood specialties is Port’O Call, an excellent eatery whose harbour location adds to its traditional charm. Delectable dishes involve ingredients fresh from the sea that day, so ensure you sample succulent sea bass, perfectly cooked salmon and tasty grilled prawns. (Paseo del Mar 16-18 Palmanova, Calvia, Majorca, Spain)