As Majorca’s most known resort, Magaluf’s reception certainly precedes the sun-soaked capital of partying, indulgence, and beach going. Hot, sunny days, followed by cooled, neon nights present a backdrop that will make you want to stay up all day and all night, never missing a moment or a beat. Hosting over 1 million holiday goers per year, it’s obvious that Magaluf is a top Spanish destination that’s worth adding to your future travel itinerary.
Earning a name for itself as a top beach destination for over 40-years today, Magaluf is home to a variety of activities for different types of travellers, families, and more. Have a day at the Western Water Park, or the House of Katmandu, or maybe stay up all night at some of its award-winning clubbing and EDM venues that bring in some of the most famous names in business from around the world.
Like the rest of Spain’s tropical islands, Magaluf is situated on Majorca, near a kilometer-long beach, laden with crystal white sand that is so beautiful and clean, you can see your reflection. Naturally, the beach has earned itself a Blue Flag, saddled with sunbeds, watersports, and of course, a beach-long promenade where you can shop, eat, drink, and dine, all while taking in the aqua blue waters that hug Spain’s coastlines. Don’t worry: if you like a more secluded and quieter experience, Palma Nova is an easy walk along the coast where you can escape the crowds and really become one with nature.
By nightfall, visit one of Spain’s most talked about clubs, BCM, where some of the biggest names in music are spinning new tracks for dancers in action until midmorning. On par with the partying seen in Ibiza, many argue that Magaluf could be the “next Ibiza” in the years to come. Also family-friendly, Magaluf has plenty of dinner shows and live musical performances that are age appropriate, offering something for everyone in the sun-kissed slice of paradise.
Things to know about Magaluf
- Currency: Euro Exchange rate: £1.00 to € 1.16
- Timezone: Europe/Madrid (UTC+1)
- Language: Spanish
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Top accommodations in Magaluf
Hotel SamosHotel Samos is a three-star, family-friendly hotel on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Majorca, Spain.Located in the heart of Maga...
Sotavento Club ApartmentsSotavento Apartments is in the perfect location to take advantage of everything Magaluf has to offer. Its minimalist style, modern faci...
HSM Sandalo BeachThis comfortable and large complex enjoys a privileged beachfront enclave, with direct access to the sea. Ii is located in a calm resid...
Sol Guadalupe by MeliaThe Sol Guadalupe is located next to the Magaluf shopping and tourist centre and just 20 minutes from Bellver Castle. The hotel has a t...
Melia Calvia BeachSol Antillas Barbados is located on a hill over Magalluf Bay offering superb views of the surrounding area. The historic centre of Palm...
ME Mallorca by MeliaME is the hotel, Designed to engage & inspire on a personal level. ME Mallorca aims to connect with the senses of each individual, offe...
Apartamentos InnWe have 49 apartments and 2 studios fully equipped, in self-catering basis.The apartments have a bedroom with two single beds, and a li...
Sol Wave House HotelIberostar Royal Beach is located directly on the beach and a direct bus service runs from the apartments to the centre of Palma making...
Sol House the StudioThe relaxed Hotel Sol Trinidad has a beachside setting
Sol y Vera ApartmentsSol Y Vera Apartments are 100 metres from Magalluf Beach, Mallorca. They feature free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool with sun terrace. All r...
Things to do in Magaluf
- Western Water Park: What other sun-soaked paradise in the world also has one of the best water parks in all of Spain? Although the beach can be beautiful and relaxing, there is something incredibly fun about flying down tubes of waterways, into a lazy river with food and drink options abounding.
- Palma: As Majorca’s capital, those staying in Magaluf can take a quick 30-minute drive to Palma, a historic old town with cobble stone streets and history galore. There, visit the Gothic cathedral Sa Seu, with towers viewable from a glitzy marina. Stroll along the water’s edge after sundown, dining at some of the best restaurants in the world with menus abounding in tapas and local wine selections.
- Majorca Rocks Festival: Taking place over a 4-month period, this music festival occurs on the Majorca Rocks, making it one of the most beautiful views that has ever played backdrop to a music festival today. Big names like Tinie Tempah have graced its stage.
- BCM Square: Aside from the award-winning clubbing venue, the BCM square also hosts foam parties, laser shows, 24-hour happy hours, and everything you can basically think of in the world of nightlife. If it’s been thought up, it’s been hosted at BCM square.
Also in Palma, indulge in some retail therapy with upmarket boutiques and shops, Saint-Tropez, and Cannes options, as well as designer flagship stores that are waiting for you to step right on in. Meander through open-air markets, learn about the history of the island, and even party the night away at nightfall in Majorca’s bustling capital.
Magaluf comes with a Blue Flag kilometer-long beach that like the rest of Spain, is hugged by the whitest of white sand imaginable. Expansive and gorgeously pristine, many people claim you can even see your reflection in the sand while walking. As the main attraction in Magaluf, the beach is also equipped with everything you could ever need to have the time of your life, including jet-skis, paddleboards, parasails, and different types of watersports. When you’re all done, wander onto the promenade that lines the beach with cafes, bars, clubs, and more. It’s everything you could ever need, all in one space.
If you’re looking for a more secluded getaway, perhaps one for you and your special sweetheart, then consider a quick walk to Palma Nova, where the sunbeds and luxurious beachside service is meant for a quieter crowd. Drift off in pure luxury with a sparsely populated beach that will make you feel like you are the only one there. If you explore long enough, you can even find hidden coves and rock covered portions of the beach where you can partake in the photo-shoot of a lifetime.
Equipped with 300 days of sunlight and warm to hot temperatures 9-10 months throughout the year, you can always count on perfect weather when staying at a Majorca beach. That’s what makes the island and beach going experience so special.
Food & drink
Naturally, as a location known for its beaches, some of the best dining and drinks can be had right from the sandy white vicinities. Slurp down a beachside cocktail from one of the most famous joints in Magaluf: Daiquiri Palace. Choose from 24 varieties of frozen daiquiris that are actually made from local fruit, plucked right on the island. Also at the marina, hop along the seafood restaurants nestled right against the water, ranging from contemporary eateries to quick-stop joints that will give you something to grab and go on your strolls.
Eat at Los Caracoles, a traditional Spanish restaurant famed for its “spicy snails” that will really take your taste buds on a wild adventure. Or, make a reservation at Pardos, known as a restaurant for true fish lovers. Family-fun, the manager invites you to pick the catch of the day right at your seat, having a say in what your dinner will look like.
By day, venture to Palma where you can sample different foods and drinks at the old town markets, continuing on a tradition that was founded hundreds of years ago. In both areas, dine at tapas establishments where you can take part in the Spanish form of appetizers while drinking local wines that were made right on the island or sourced from the mainland. There are also kid-friendly restaurants that can be recommended through your stay accommodation company.
Many people refer to Magaluf as the “nightlife champion” of Spain. That means, the resort doesn’t even need an introduction when it comes to the fun, the laughter, the music, and the debauchery that you can find when having a night out on the Magaluf town. As one of Spain’s very best party playgrounds, Magaluf comes with a neon-lit strip of bars and clubs, as well as the super-club: BCM. On par with one of Ibiza’s best dance floors, DJs and musical performers line up from around the world to have a chance with the BCM venue.
Outside BCM is the BCM square, where the party madness spills out onto the streets. Take part in a foam party, laser show, or square-wide rave that will keep you up until the sunrises. Always keeping partiers guessing, there’s a new kind of activity you can drink to in the BCM square every single week.
Aside from BCM, there is also the Punta Ballena neon-lit strip where everything from karaoke bars to pubs can be checked out and hopped. You can even sign up for bar crawls that bring you down the strip, establishment by establishment, so you don’t have to miss anything in your travels. Plus, Palma packs its fair share of nightlife establishments if you decide to take a day trip to Majorca’s capital.
As for the families, there’s also easy evening entertainment options, like dinner shows for kids of all ages. There’s also live music in bars and on the streets, as well as paid-for productions that are age appropriate.