For those who want everything, nature, beach, mountain, culture, shopping, cuisine, party… There is a destination for a city break in any time of the year not to be missed, a classic each Easter: Palma de Mallorca. Modern and cosmopolitan, a choice for every taste, one of the most complete alternatives with the best quality-price relation of the market, even though could seem a priori more expensive.
The Balearic Islands capital mixes all kinds of travel motivation, for each type of traveler: with kids, friends, alone, in couple… and impeccable services, with one of the best connected airports in Europe and high end hotels.
To enjoy the city, nevertheless, the best option is booking a hotel in the Palma centre, close to the Paseo Marítimo and the old part of the city. Prices are usually higher than the beach hotels in Majorca, but worth it because it allows to save money on car rentals and petrol, and focus on the important: enjoying the city, its wonderful weather, its sea, its bars, its people.
The essential visits in Palma are its historic centre, where there is an enjoyable route of tapas and terraces every Tuesday and Wednesday of the year and a nice collection of traditional Majorcan courtyard; the cathedral, or Seu, as in the island is called, exactly in front of the Palace of La Almudaina, with Parque del Mar at your feet and Mediterranean view.
To go out at the night in Palma, nothing better than begin in the area of La Lonja and continue towards the Santa Catalina neighbourhood and Paseo Maritimo, where the best discos of Majorca are gathered. The shopping routes: in Paseo del Borne, Union street, Jaime III and Avenidas.
Besides, the city has an excellent bike route, so that one of the cheaper and more comfortable ways of going across it is renting a bicycle. And if you book a hotel in the Palma bay, you will have access to all this and more: a delicious promenade on the shore, marvellous caves and beaches, and going through the entire centre by bike. What else can you ask for? J