Things You Need to Know Before Travelling to Palma
Palma is one of Mallorca's most popular tourist destinations, and for good reason. The golden, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters are an obvious draw, while the ancient buildings, including the 13th-century Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral, are fascinating to wander around.
Whatever your reason for visiting this charming capital of Mallorca, here at Holiday Extras we offer airport transfers to enable you to get to your desired destination stress free.
To make sure you have the best experience of Palma, have a read of our expert advice on what you need to know before you travel.
Summer is busy
With almost guaranteed sunshine in July and August, the beaches in Palma do tend to get very crowded. If the idea of lying inches away from other sun seekers is off putting, you might want to consider visiting in May or October. Temperatures are still high - generally around the mid twenties - and the lack of crowds will make it more of a relaxing experience.
There's more to Palma than the beaches
Most people travel to Mallorca for sun, sea and sand, although Palma in particular has so much more to offer tourists. Not to be missed is the ancient Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral and nearby Royal Palace, while you can appreciate the picturesque Old Town on a stroll through its mazy streets.
Experience a festival
There are a wide variety of festivals and celebrations throughout the year in Palma, and combining your visit with some of the festivities is a great way to experience the local atmosphere. Concerts and bonfires are held in January for the patron saint, Saint Sebastian, while the colourful processions during Easter week are also worth a watch.
Palma is generally a safe place to visit, although there are certain things you should be aware of. Particularly in the busy summer season, pickpockets do operate in tourist hotspots, so try to keep valuables hidden. Tap water, while fine for teeth brushing and showers, is not for drinking; always buy bottled water instead. Also, if hiring a car to drive through Palma's nearby mountains, be careful on the narrow winding roads.
At Holiday Extras, we hope you have the best time possible, so don't forget to book your Palma airport transfers to make sure your travel runs smoothly.