For a fun filled holiday with a party atmosphere in 2018, head to Magaluf. Once a sleepy and tranquil fishing town, the Magaluf of today is a bustling hotspot for sun, sand and shots.
This Majorcan destination may be well known for its party atmosphere, but away from the neon-lit strip and thumping bass of the clubs and bars, Magaluf also has some hidden gems worth digging up. Quieter parts of Magaluf have an infectious laid back charm, helped along by miles of glorious white sand beaches and welcoming locals.
With the island capital Palma just a 25 minute drive away, you’re within easy reach of Majorca’s cosmopolitan streets. Packed with culture and plenty of shopping opportunities it offers the ideal escape from Magaluf’s busy streets.
Holidays to this party capital are infamous for their non-stop energy and explosive nightlife. Whether you’re enjoying a lazy day on the beach, soaking up the sun by your hotel pool or joining in the fun at a foam party, in Magaluf, it’s always time to party.
Most popular hotels in Magaluf
HM Martinique Apartments
Sol Katmandu Park & Resort
Florida Universal Hotel
HSM Don Juan Hotel
Sol Guadalupe Hotel
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 45m
When to go
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Super-clubs, buzzing nightlife, foam parties and rocking festivals where the fun never stops, just a few of the main attractions on a Magaluf holiday. Away from the Balearic beats on the strip, Magaluf has more than just a party atmosphere to draw in the crowds. Beautiful beaches with long stretches of pristine white sand and turquoise waters are waiting to revive weary clubbers and sun-seeking families. The fast-paced nightlife culture has influenced Magaluf’s beach life too. The water-sports are adrenaline-fuelled, high-octane activities that will have you coming back for more every time. Make a splash on a jet-ski or whizz across the waves on an inflatable ride. Water-parks, golf courses, mini-golf and theme parks are all on the menu too. With new attractions opening all the time, including the latest trend of escape rooms, there’s always something fun to do in Magaluf.
Wine and Dine
This lively party town caters to a diverse crowd. Whether you’re on holiday to Magaluf to dance from dusk ’til dawn or to enjoy this wonderful stretch of Majorcan coast, you’ll find plenty of tasty treats to enjoy. Grab some fast food on your way to a hedonistic night out or track down the authentically run and owned Irish bars for some familiar hospitality on far away shores. Similar to food on the Spanish mainland, Majorcan cuisine has a rich history reflected in its dishes. Tracking down some rustic Majorcan dishes in a traditional restaurant is more than worth it. Well-known favourites include tapas and paella, but if you’re looking for something a little different, try the locally made Grimalt cheese or the Coca de Trampó - a vegetable pizza style dish that’s perfect for a lunchtime snack. With restaurants serving up delicious Italian, German, Indian and European food, there’s a vast menu to choose from on a Magaluf holiday.
For a town with an epic party reputation, Magaluf also extends a warm welcome to families. Dive right into aqua-fun at the Western Water Park or experience the thrills and spills of the Katmandu Theme Park. Golf fans will love the three 18-hole mini-golf courses in the neighbouring resort of Palma Nova. Pitch and putt your way through Golf Fantasia’s waterfalls, caves and tropical gardens to win the round. Magaluf’s beaches are ideal for long lazy days on the beach. More active family members can take part in the huge range of water-sports available. From a snorkelling session looking at the serene underwater world to the crazy, high-octane action on jet-skis and inflatable rides. In the evening the entertainment continues with one of Magaluf’s most popular attractions - the Pirate’s Adventure dinner and show. The early show is family friendly, so be sure to book a babysitter if you want to catch the later ‘uncut’ performance. For inquisitive minds of all ages, the latest trend to hit Magaluf is the escape room! Can your family solve the puzzles to unlock the room in time? No matter the outcome, it’s great interactive fun for all ages.
Action and Adventure
Away from the wild adventures happening every night on Magaluf’s strip, the resort is packed with opportunities to get your adrenaline racing by day. Keen cyclists will want to bring their bike and cycle some of the hallowed routes where professional cyclists from around the world train. Calvia offers some fantastic cycling for slow-paced scenery gazers and faster bikers looking to set a blistering pace. Ditch the bike and climb the slopes of the island’s tallest mountain. The impressive peak is higher than Ben Nevis and offers committed hikers a serious challenge. For more laid-back thrills and spills the Western Water Park is the perfect place to make a splash. For a fun-filled family day out the Katmandu Theme Park has something for everyone. You’ll need lightening quick reactions to make it through the laser shoot out with zombies on the park’s rollercoaster. Hit the beaches for some of the best water-sport fun on the island. With everything from inflatable rides to wind-surfing, parascending and jet-skiing on offer, you’ll always find adventure in Magaluf.
Life's a Beach
Magaluf’s beaches aren’t just a place to wait for the effects of last night’s partying to wear off, they are chock full of fun activities too. High-octane water-sports, bungee rope thrills and beach games are waiting to keep the party atmosphere going until the sun sets and the clubs open their doors. For a more serene day at the beach, Magaluf’s waters are excellent spots for snorkelling and scuba diving. Experienced divers can explore sunken cargo ships and huge wrecks resting on the sea bed off the coast of Palma, while snorkelers can still see some stunning sights with just a mask and flippers. As the day draws to end you still don’t need to leave the beach. Beach clubs are home to chic restaurants serving cocktails and dinner right on the shore.
Magaluf is a party capital that needs no introduction. It’s no secret that this Majorcan hotspot has made a name for itself as one of the most hedonistic destinations in Europe. Fun-seekers flock to its golden shores year after year for a holiday they will never forget. If you’re in town to party, hit the Punta Ballena strip and find out why Magaluf prides itself on entertaining its guests. With over 50 bars and clubs, there’s everything from big room beats in neon-lit raves to cheesy discos playing all your pop favourites, there’s a scene for all types of party animal. It may not compare to Ibiza in terms of famous names spinning decks, but well known DJs have been known to pop in and serve up some legendary sets. While it’s true that Magaluf really lets its hair down as the sun sets, there is a more laid-back side to the after dark hours too. Quieter bars offer evenings of relaxation, where you can unwind but still feel part of the party. In Palma Nova, just a short walk away, the nightlife runs at a slower pace if you really feel like leaving the festivities behind for a few hours.
As well as giving fun-loving couples the chance to put on their dancing shoes and party late into the night, Magaluf also gives them the chance to relax by the pool, take a stroll along the beach or enjoy the slower pace of life in Calvia Beach Resort. Located in a quieter stretch of Playa de Magaluf, this laid-back resort is a couple’s haven. Take leisurely boat trips in the sun, set out on hiking routes or hire bikes to explore the coastline at your own pace. There are shopping, golf courses and water-sport activities on hand during the day and by night; the chic local restaurants are serving up tasty meals you can enjoy while you share a bottle of wine. The beautiful beach in Calvia is where you’ll find sun-worshipping couples topping up that all-important tan, before taking a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters.
To enjoy the best of Majorca’s cultural heritage you’ll need to tear yourself away from the sunny shores and warm sands of Magaluf’s beaches. Palma, the island’s capital more than makes the short 18km journey worthwhile. With a grand 14th century cathedral and a castle from the same era to explore, you can take a peek into the island’s past while enjoying the cosmopolitan city’s atmosphere. For a chance to stock up on some holiday souvenirs, head to the weekly market held on Thursdays in Inca. Just over a 30 minute drive inland from Magaluf, it’s one of the biggest markets on the island. Selling everything from cut price trainers to local produce and leather goods, this market is a rich mix of stalls and a great place to spend a couple of hours browsing their wares. Back in Magaluf you can still delve into island culture by enjoying an authentic meal in one of the Majorcan restaurants. Whether you tuck into rustic stews or try a range of tapas dishes, the regional cuisine and local hospitality will immerse you into Majorcan life straight away.