Golf Son Servera also opened in the 1960s. It has beautiful native flora and a combination of mountain and sea views.
An accommodation offer specializing in golf contributes to the enjoyment of our visitors. It includes more than 40 hotels, mostly 4 and 5-star, located all over the island.
To combine Golf with culture or sight-seeing you may prefer to stay directly in Palma. However as an ideal leisure break I also recommend La Calla Millor, staying at the Hotel Protur Biomar with its own driving range and extensive SPA facilities or a Hipotel in Punta Rotja. For more details check out the hotels listed above.
Mallorca has many hidden jewels, idyllic bays with sandy beaches, with hotels in walking distance. The approximately 300 beaches of the island are one of the main reasons that attract visitors from around the world to Mallorca. (picture: Beach at Camp del Mar)
The short distance of the golf courses makes Palma ideal to split your day between playing a round of golf and enjoying the wide cultural and shopping offer of Palma de Mallorca. An other option would be visiting the city centre with its fairs and exhibitions of all styles, from classic to avant-garde, to suit all visitors.
1- Visiting its cathedral, churches, houses, and palaces: Palma has great historical and cultural wealth. Without a doubt, the most representative building is La Seu, its cathedral. The Palma Cathedral in and of itself is a visit that deserves a trip to the city; it is one of the most spectacular Gothic cathedrals in the world and has a simply extraordinary location, with its silhouette reflecting in the Parc de la Mar and defining the skyline of the city.
Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma is a dynamic museum that combines temporary exhibitions and informative and educational activities with a permanent collection, which includes works by Antoni Tàpies, Pablo Picasso and Miquel Barceló.
2- Tasting its typical products, such as its famous “ensaimadas” (a traditional sweet pastry with a spiral shape), which are made daily in “forns” (“bakeries”) and pastry shops throughout the city. According to most historians, this baker’s delight came to be as a bread or sweet pastry to celebrate the end of the year in the Jewish community. Its legacy goes back so many years that it has its own designation of origin.
3- Visiting its museums, such as the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, dedicated to the figure of this brilliant Catalan artist who built a strong bond with the Balearic capital in the later stage of his life.
4- Going shopping along its Golden Mile, considered the commercial heart of Palma. In this area –between Paseo del Born, Calle de Sant Feliu, and the wide and stately Avenida de Jaume III–, large national and international commercial firms can be found, alternating with bars, cafés, and restaurants to suit all tastes.
5- Visiting its traditional and gastronomic markets, such as Mercat 1930 and others with a long history – as is the case of Santa Catalina and L’Olivar, spaces that allow you to feel the pulse of the city, to get to know local ingredients first-hand, and to buy traditional products.
6- Diving into the crystalline waters of its beaches, such as the Palma Beach, which features fine white sand. The beach is a busy and lively paradise next to the boardwalk, which also has all the services and a wide array of all kinds of water sports: surfing, paddleboarding, and kayaking – among others.
7- Doing things with children, such as visiting the Palma Aquarium to discover the best kept treasures of the underwater world. A fantastic experience for the whole family that allows visitors to get to know the incredible marine habitats and the rescue, protection, and preservation work that the aquarium has carried out since being founded.
8- Enjoying its terraces and rooftops. We suggest starting with those around the Cathedral – an ideal place to observe the city and its surroundings with a bird’s-eye view. And, of course, don’t forget the rooftop terraces of some of the boutique hotels in the historic centre as they combine uniqueness and relaxation with magical sunsets.
9- Discovering the Jewish Quarter of the city. Palma was an important medieval city and, as such, it had its own Jewish Quarter. In fact, the Jewish Quarter of Palma, known as “Call Maior”, formed a kind of independent city which was also walled and had its own entrances.
10- Visiting the Arab Bath, one of the most emblematic monuments in Palma and, without a doubt, one of the great legacies of Muslim architecture in all of Mallorca. During the visit, you will see the large central room surrounded by columns which is dedicated to the steam baths and was part of a private residence.
11- Treating yourself to incredible cuisine in one of the city’s restaurants with Michelin stars. Establishments that combine top-quality ingredients and products with the know-how of their chefs: Santi Taura, Adrián Quetglas, and Marc Fosh.
12- Experiencing the city’s Christmas traditions; for example, by attending the “Canto de la Sibil·la” (“Song of the Sibyl”), a Christmas song declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, or by taking the Nativity Scene Route, which reveals to visitors an artisan tradition in which numerous shops and associations participate annually.
Fireworks, dragons, giant costumed heads and “xeremiers” (musical events) take to the streets in honour of the patron saint of Palma
There is one date underlined in red on Palma’s calendar: 20 January. In other words, the festival of Sant Sebastià (Saint Sebastian), the patron saint of Palma. In fact, it is not just this one day; the days before and after are all seen as festival days and a unique atmosphere is created all around the city. You really should experience it at least once in your life.
The best night is without doubt the night of the 19 January, which sees the traditional verbena (“revetlla” in Catalan) dances of Sant Sebastià. Locals come out onto the street and light bonfires (“foguerons” in Catalan) which are used to organise communal barbecues (here, we call them “torradoras”, literally ‘toasters’, as they are used to ‘toast’ the meat). But no matter how much we tell you about it, you need to come and see it for yourself, it is amazing!
The festival unfolds around the fire: concerts, giant costumed heads and also “xeremiers”, musical events involving the “xeremía”, a wind instrument typically found in the Balearic Islands, related to bagpipes.
Beware of the dragon!
If you are lucky enough to be in Palma on the night of 19 January, you will also get to meet our dragon: el Drac de na Coca. A crocodile-like dragon, it terrified the people of Palma, rampaging through the streets in the 17th century. Captain Bartomeu Coch was the hero who killed it. His family gave the crocodile’s body to Mallorca’s Museum of Religious Art, where you can still see it to this day.
Fire, a key feature of the Sant Sebastià festival, is also present in the traditional “Correfoc” parades.
Visiting Els Calderers estate is a walk through the history of Mallorca, get to know how farmers used to live, their traditions, tools and way of life. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the finca and spend a relaxing moment with your family.
The historic finca of Els Calderers is located between the villages of Sant Joan and Vilafranca de Bonany. In addition to the main building, the finca has several secondary buildings, cottages and fields.
The history of this manor house dates back to 1285, when it is first mentioned in the historical archives as belonging to the Calderers family. In the 18th century the entire estate was acquired by the noble Verí family.
The winery Finca Son Bordils is on the top of a hill in the center of Mallorca surrounded by the spectacular 34 hectares of vineyards of the estate.
A visit will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the place, knowing the vineyards and winery, to taste and purchase the wines at the winery.
Access to the property is done using the road Inca-Sineu, particularly in the Km. 4.1.
The nightlife of Mallorca consists of a large number of clubs and bars distributed around the island. They are usually small, lively bars with a great atmosphere. If you want to go clubbing, one of the most popular nightlife areas is the paseo marítimo in Palma, with a large concentration of night clubs. However one of the most lively areas is also Magaluf.
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