There are around 40 popular tourist resorts in Majorca which span it’s 550 km coastline. Most boast magnificent beaches and coves with crystal clear turquoise sea. The natural beauty on offer here is one of the main reasons that millions return each year.
Best Resorts in Majorca & Places to Visit in 2019
Magaluf, Palma Nova and Santa Ponsa are a few of the top resorts which lie in the southwest of the island. This is also where you will find the beautiful capital city, Palma.
To the north are the resorts of Alcúdia, Puerto Pollensa and Can Picafort to name a few. On the eastern coast lie the resorts of Cala d’Or, Calas de Mallorca, Cala Millor and many more.
Below we provide an introduction about some of the best resorts in Majorca. We have also written separate guides which you can visit to find out more about each location.
Magaluf is still one of the top resorts in Majorca due to the nightlife on offer. This resort is definitely more suited to the younger travellers and party-goers. Many families still book their holidays to this party capital each year.
There is much to like about Magaluf from a tourism point of view. Here there is a beautiful white sandy beach for bathers and those that enjoy water sports. There are also several water and theme parks located close by. These include Katmandu Park and Western Water Park for a fun family day out.
Puerto Pollensa (Port de Pollenca)
Puerto Pollensa or Port de Pollenca as it’s known is another top resort in Majorca. This resort is also among the most beautiful. Puerto Pollensa is the most northern town on the island. Here you will find excellent beaches and picturesque scenery.
The backdrop of the Tramuntana mountain range overlooks the small port and bay below.
Located to the east of Puerto Pollensa is the town and busy tourism resort of Alcúdia. This is another top resort in northern Majorca. The coastal area of Alcúdia stretches for 30 km of beautiful beaches and coves. This area is particular popular for family holidays. It’s also one of the most historic locations in Majorca
Palma de Mallorca
The beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca is the capital of Majorca and the Balearic Islands. This city is home to well over a third of the entire population of these beautiful islands. The stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma or La Seu (picture above) is the top attraction on the island.
All over this beautiful city are examples of historic castles and amazing architecture. If you want to experience the culture of Majorca then Palma is the place to go.
Palma Nova is a small town and custom built tourist resort. This resort lies on the southwestern coastline of Majorca. Palma Nova is one of the more popular resorts thanks to it’s lively party atmosphere, especially around the area of Punta Balena. This resort is like Magaluf in many ways. Famous for it’s wild 18-30 holidays where anything goes.
Of course this may not be your idea of a good holiday. There are plenty of attractions such as Golf Fantasia and beautiful white sandy beaches. Another big advantage of coming to Palma Nova is it’s close to Palma city which is a short 15 km drive away.
Cala d’Or is a beautiful resort full of pretty coves which are miles away from the noisy nightlife. This resort is popular for it’s turquoise waters and paradise-like surroundings. Among the green hills and rocky areas, the white villas and buildings add to the beauty of Cala d’Or. The pretty marina and surrounding areas are more picturesque locations to check out.
The popular resort of Can Picafort lies on the northeastern coastline in the Bay of Alcúdia. Can Picafort boasts some stunning beaches and is popular with German tourists.
Santa Ponsa is a pretty coastal area located on the west coast of Majorca. This area tends to attract more Irish and Scottish tourists. As a result there is a more Celtic influence here. There are a few sandy beaches here to choose from.
Playa Santa Ponsa is one of the better beaches on the island and is close to the shops, bars and restaurants. The water is calm here which makes this beach ideal for swimmers of all ages. Attractions to check out include the Jungle Parc theme park and the old windmill. The Cruz del Descubrimiento monument (picture above) is another leading attraction.
Explore Majorca Video
The video below is taken from a drone that explores the island of Majorca from the air.
Cala Millor lies in the northeastern area of Majorca. This was one of the first established tourist spots on the island. More beautiful coves and creeks line this section of coast. There are also 8 excellent beaches to choose from.
The main beach of Cala Millor is almost 2000 metres in length with an average width of 50 metres. Walking and cycling are particularly popular here. There are many trails offering stunning views of the eastern coast of the island. Here you will also find interesting monuments and some excellent markets.
Things To Do
Calas de Mallorca
Calas de Mallorca or “Coves of Mallorca” could not be better named. Three small coves make up this lovely resort. Like Cala Millor, there are many trails for walking. This is a great way to take in the spectacular surroundings.
The nightlife in Calas de Mallorca is more vibrant than some resorts. Here there are plenty of clubs, bars and restaurants to enjoy. There are also activities for the children with a small zoo and several play areas.
Cala Bona lies next to Cala Millor on the quieter eastern coast of Majorca. This is where most come to get away from the noise and enjoy a relaxing holiday. A few of the things to check out here are the pretty sandy beaches and marina.
Port de Sóller
Port de Sóller is a small village and resort located on the northwest coastline of Majorca. Also know as Puerto Soller, this resort is quiet compared to other resorts. Here you will find a pretty marina and two lighthouses which sit on either side of the bay. There are plenty of options for bars and restaurants. Do not expect wild nightlife when visiting here.