Magaluf Holidays – Experience Majorca’s party town
Magaluf is one of Majorca’s most well established holiday resorts, situated just 15km west of Palma and the international airport and famous for its party atmosphere of all night music and dancing. This makes it a popular choice for groups of young people in search of sun, sea and sangria. A large selection of bars and clubs provide ample opportunity to enjoy the warm nights and even take in the occasional sunrise. There is also an extensive choice of restaurants and cafes ranging from fast food outlets to more traditional Majorcan dining. Attractions including the large Western Waterpark, Katmandu upside down house and Pirates circus show are guaranteed to keep you entertained both day and night.
The wide sandy beach at Magaluf is another all-important feature of the resort where you can spend lazy days on a sun lounger or try one of the many water sports on offer. Glass-bottom boat trips are a particularly pleasant way to enjoy the coastal scenery. If you fancy venturing out of Magaluf, the neighbouring resort of Palma Nova is slightly quieter and offers an enticing assortment of shops and boutiques as well as a weekly market. The Majorcan capital Palma can also be easily accessed on public transport for those looking to experience a little history and culture whilst on Magaluf holidays.
When to go
As one of the better known Majorcan holiday resorts, Magaluf is a popular destination throughout the year. Inevitably, the summer climate draws the largest number of visitors when the resort can start to feel somewhat crowded. Happily, this all adds to the lively atmosphere on the streets and beach and ensures that there is no shortage of entertainment to keep even the most active visitor occupied. Alternatively, during the quieter months of the year, roughly from November to April, Magaluf takes on a somewhat different character more likely to appeal to those able to enjoy the luxuries of a longer winter break. During these months the larger clubs tend to open only at weekends and the beach becomes significantly less crowded.
The weather in Magaluf
As just noted, Magaluf enjoys a superb summer climate with high temperatures and almost no rainfall throughout all of June, July and August. Daytime temperatures are regularly in the mid-20s by the start of June and rise throughout the summer peaking at around 29°C in August. The sea is also pleasantly warm ranging from 21-25°C and this cools slowly throughout the whole of autumn dipping to around 19°C by November. Daytime temperatures between September and November also drop relatively slowing dipping down to 18°C by the end of the season. Winter (December to February) sees lows of around 12-14°C and this picks up again in March creeping into the low 20s by the start of May.
Getting the best deal
Magaluf makes a regular appearance on the summer holiday deal lists of most of the major UK tour operators meaning there is plenty of opportunity to bag a bargain for all-inclusive or package holidays to the resort. This is likely to be one of the best ways to get a good deal as competition is high amongst holiday providers to offer the most cost-effective holiday package. Be sure to check that your package includes flights, accommodation and transport to and from the resort.
As an added bonus you will have a representative at the resort who can recommend good local deals for day trips or evening entertainment. Alternatively, it is possible to book your flights and accommodation independently in which case it is well worth doing some additional research before booking. We’ve picked out some of the best deals below to give you an idea of what to look out for. Book early and only pay a small deposit, pay the rest later.
Airport and transport need to know
Travelling to Magaluf is relatively straightforward with regular flights to Majorca from the UK operating from a large number of UK airports. These include all the London airports as well as major airports in other parts of the country such as Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow and smaller regional airports such as Southampton, Cardiff and Aberdeen. Palma de Mallorca Airport is located on the west coast of the island and is a modern building with many eating and shopping outlets to keep you occupied when passing through. Be sure to leave plenty of time to catch your flight upon departure however as the airport does get very busy.
If you are travelling with a tour operator to Magaluf then you will most likely enjoy the benefit of a coach transfer to the resort making the journey completely hassle-free. This should take around 20-30 minutes although can be slightly longer depending on your accommodation. If you are travelling to Magaluf independently then the easiest option is to pick up one of the many taxis located in front of the arrivals hall for a fixed price of around €40 (£32). If you are travelling in a group however, it is worth noting that taxis in Majorca are only licensed to carry up to a maximum of 4 passengers.
The best beaches in Magaluf
The beaches surrounding Magaluf are one of the resorts’ biggest attractions with a great range of activities and warm, shallow waters. We’ve picked out the best beaches in the area for beach-goers of all types so you can see exactly what is on offer.
Best beach for lazing on a sun lounger
The beach at Palma Nova is a great choice for lazy days in the sun. Easily accessed on foot from Magaluf, Playa de Palma Nova has numerous sun loungers and parasols to hire and is that bit quieter than the main beach in Magaluf itself meaning that you can easily drift off under the warm sun or take a stroll amongst the shady pine trees lining the back of the beach.
Best beach for activities
Playa de Magaluf is a whirlwind of beach and water-based activities providing non-stop daytime entertainment. Have a go at jet-skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling, parascending or jump on a banana boat and hold on tight! Glass-bottom boat rides and boat trips can also be taken from the beach. Note that alcoholic drinks and glass bottles are strictly prohibited.
Best beach for complete isolation
Across the headland from Magaluf, approximately 10-15 minutes by car is the small beach of Cala Blanca. This quiet, sandy beach is tucked into a small cove and is rarely visited by tourists. With very little but the stunning scenery and refreshing sea to distract you this is a great option for those looking to escape the non-stop festivities of Magaluf for an afternoon in the sun.