It is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Balearic Islands.

Located in the municipality of Calviá, 18 km from Palma de Mallorca, every summer thousands of visitors flock to Magaluf, attracted by its beaches and coves with turquoise waters and, also, by the lively nightlife offered by the enormous number of bars, nightclubs and leisure establishments that are concentrated around the promenade.

Internationally famous, on many occasions for unwanted reasons (being the epicenter of drunken tourism and excesses of young people), there are many options to enjoy the Majorcan town and its surroundings with the family and away from the hustle and bustle of nightclubs and

after

parties .

Here are five reasons to visit Magaluf this summer.

1. Festivals

The Majorcan town will have a multitude of cultural activities and concerts this summer.

The old Calviá Aquapark, in Palmanova (neighbouring Magaluf), will host twenty concerts by established artists throughout the summer, including the

Mallorca Live Summer

cycle , with guests such as Sebastián Yatra, Coque Malla, Bunury, Crystal Fighters, Dani Martín or Fangoria, and

three Sonar Mallorca mini-festivals

.

2. beaches and coves

Magaluf

beach

is an extensive sandbank of almost 1 km bathed by incredible turquoise and calm shallow waters.

It has all the services and it is possible to practice water sports such as jet skis, kitesurfing, water skiing, kayaking... In the center of the bay lies the

Sa Porrassa

islet , a natural reserve ideal for diving.

On the outskirts of the town there are postcard coves, such as

Cala Falcó

, a small sandy beach surrounded by pine forests and rocky areas, or

Cala Vinyes

beach .

The neighboring beaches of

Son Matías

and

Palmanova

are two other nice options that can be reached on foot, as they are about a 20-minute walk from the center of Magaluf.

3. Hiking

Galatzo farm.

About 18 km north of Magaluf, within the Sierra de Tramontana, is the

Galatzó

, one of the largest public estates in the Balearic Islands, which is accessed from the pretty village of Es Capdellà.

The space, with a rich archaeological and natural heritage, where the oak forests, pine forests and garrigues stand out, is ideal for doing all kinds of activities in nature and is also a benchmark for lovers of hiking in Mallorca. .

It has four marked itineraries of different difficulties, which run between 7 and 15 km each, and in which you can see a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Two of them are also suitable for children.

More information here.

Charming towns

A paradise in Bajo Ampurdán: three places to fall in love

  • Drafting: M. CHANNELS

A paradise in Bajo Ampurdán: three places to fall in love

El Fonoll, the thousand-year-old town where, to enter, you have to pay and... undress

  • Writing: MARIA CANALES

El Fonoll, the thousand-year-old town where, to enter, you have to pay and... undress

4. Markets and theme parks

Strolling through the

Hippy Market

in Plaza Jacques Sasson in Magaluf is a must if you want to enjoy a sustainable hippy-themed market, the only one on the island, with local crafts, km 0 products and children's entertainment.

Until mid-October, from Thursday to Sunday (from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.), the venue is open to purchase traditional Majorcan pieces, gastronomy and carry out various activities.

And to do something different with the little ones, the Western Park

water parks

, with one of the highest water slides in the world, and the

Katmandú Park

, in Magaluf, offer a whole world of fun around water.


5. Patron saint festivities

To end the summer, the municipality of Calviá celebrates

the Fiestas del Rey Jaime

, which take place in Santa Ponsa (10 km west of Magaluf).

A highly recommended plan to live a historical recreation of the landing of King Jaime I the Conqueror in Mallorca (in 1229) and the battles between Christians and Muslims.

It is the most representative cultural and festive event in the municipality of Calvià.

Magaluf promenade.

Where to sleep

Hotel Florida

.

Hotel for adults only two minutes from the beach.

It has a swimming pool with sea views and rooms with a terrace.

Price

: from 180 euros.

Reservations here.

Meliá South Beach

is an elegant establishment next to the beach in Magaluf.

It has four outdoor pools and The Cape Nao Beach Club restaurant.

Price

: from 272 euros.

Reservations here.

Where to eat

Paellas, meat and fish at

El Mundo

(Pinada, 2, local 8, Magaluf; 971 68 12 80), a restaurant with a terrace specializing in Mediterranean food.

Grilled dishes, rice dishes and tapas, in the familiar

Titanic

(Contralmirall Riera, 2, Magaluf; 971 13 02 85).

NOTE TO THE READER

*By reserving these accommodations through our website, readers will not get discounts or additional advantages, but they will contribute to Metrópoli obtaining a commission for each reservation as an affiliate of the Booking.com program.

The inclusion of links does not influence the editorial independence of this medium: the editors select and analyze the products freely, according to their criteria and specialized knowledge.

Conforms to The Trust Project criteria

Know more

Keywords: