Visit Palma for its lively nightlife, Beautiful Balearic beaches and rich history

Find your perfect holiday rental in Palma: refresh your mind, body and soul!

Rent a villa or apartment in Majorca's capital, Palma

Situated on the south coast of Majorca, Palma, otherwise known as Palma de Majorca, is the island’s lively capital, with half of the population residing in the city. Originally settled by the Romans, this western Mediterranean city expanded under Moorish occupation for three hundred years up until the 13th century before being reconquered by James I of Aragon - one of Spain’s most famous kings. Palma offers the perfect blend of culture, sandy beaches, clear seas and a vibrant nightlife – not to mention a historic and beautiful setting!

The capital boasts some lovely sandy beaches, so you’re never far from the warm Mediterranean. Renting a property in Palma’s historic centre gives you easy access to the city's main attractions; trendy restaurants, intimate cafés and an enormous harbour stretching from the front of the cathedral, bordering to the west. Cathedral La Seu is a striking 14th Century piece of historic architecture and must-see for culture vultures. Not to be missed is Bellver Castle and fortress with its fairytale-like structure. Surrounded by pine woods it is now a museum open to the public.

Palma's cyclist and pedestrian-friendly promenade is ideal for afternoon and evening strolls. Follow the cycle path and discover the city's man-made, urban beach, Can Pere Antoni, just a 15 minute walk from the cathedral. Explore the region's hotspots and hop-off attractions through an open top bus tour. Young families might appreciate a trip to Palma Aquarium, a marine park with thousands of sea creatures and over 700 species. For peace and quiet, rent a property with a private pool outside the centre for a perfect base to explore the sights.

Key holiday info
  • Palma airport is 8km and approximately 15 minutes away from the city centre.
  • Summer daytime temperatures range from 23 to 31°C, with an average of 18°C in winter.
  • The average sea temperature rises to 26°C during summer and drops to 15°C in winter.
  • Palma is home to Spain's oldest ship, the Rafael Verdera, built in 1841 and made from old wood and noble material.
  • Stroll down Passeig des Born, one of Palma's most beautiful tree-lined promenades at over 100 years old! It is dotted with shops, bars and charming cafes.

A beginner's guide to renting a property in Palma de Majorca

Palma de Majorca with its Mediterranean climate is a wonderful backdrop for a holiday. The hot summers, amazing sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and vibrant promenades means it offers something for everyone. It's also accessible: the main airport, Palma de Majorca airport, is 8km away from Palma itself and has direct flights to the UK and Europe's major cities. At Clickstay we have wonderful holiday rentals - luxurious properties with their own pools in and near the heart of Palma.

Majorca's capital offers several amazing beaches: Portixol beach, Cala Major and Illetas. If you’re after a quiet beach then consider the nearby fishing village of Portixol, 3km away from the city centre. But if you’re after people watching, go to Playa de Palma, a wide sandy beach within walking distance of La Seu, Palma’s historic cathedral. 

An extraordinary museum that perfectly mirrors an amazing history of Palma city is within well-preserved 14th Century royal castle, Bellver castle. Visiting this stunning monument overlooking the city will give you something to talk about with your family and friends.

Palma Aquarium is an amazing marine park where you can dive with sharks and, in the summer, swim in the stingray tank in the Mediterranean Gardens. Children can camp out in front of the Big Blue shark tank as well as celebrating their birthdays pirate themed parties. Palma Aquarium offers an interesting insight into the underwater world. 

If food and nightlife are your thing then explore the bars and restaurants in Palma’s city centre. Try Sadrassana restaurant, Adrian Quetglas, or Bar Espana for good local food at affordable prices.

Why rent a property in Palma de Majorca with Clickstay?

We've sent thousands of happy holidaymakers to properties all over Majorca and Palma for over ten years! We're a trusted brand with secure online payment and you can make reservations for your holiday in Palma with confidence. We're also here to help – whether you're looking for that perfect rental in Palma or you're already on holiday, you can call or email our customer services team.

Did you know...
  • In the heart of the city lies the 14th Century La Seu Cathedral - a stunning example of Gothic architecture, featuring a golden sandstone exterior.
  • Palma offers spacious promenades scattered with cafes and restaurants, as well as plenty of opportunities for beach water activities. Playa de Palma resort is a haven for holiday lovers and kite surfers.
  • Take a 4 hour bike tour around the region with a local guide and explore Palma's scenic paths. You can even stop for tapas during the tour!

Villas in Palma de Majorca with private pools

Enjoy a relaxing holiday by staying in one of our amazing villas in Palma with a private pool. Your own villa makes the perfect base to explore the local area and, after a long day on the beach or sightseeing in Palma, you can head back to your villa and have a refreshing swim in your own pool.

Our top 6 villas in Palma de Majorca with private pools

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Own a holiday property in Palma de Majorca?

If you are an owner or agent with holiday property in Palma, or if you want to increase your rentals, then sign up to Clickstay and manage your properties directly. Clickstay lets owners to contact renters directly. Our online system allows you to manage your property description, prices and availability, as well as catering for all sorts of holiday rentals – from properties with private pools to beach front properties.

Our costs are low: we charge a £1, €1 or $1 sign-up fee and you can then advertise an unlimited number of properties to directly to renters looking for a Palma holiday rental. We charge 10% marketing commission when a renter books your property through the Clickstay site.

Interested? Find out more on how you can list your villa rentals.