Yes we get that for many, a weekend in Magaluf is the ultimate venue for a wild weekend of hedonism with which to bid farewell to single-life. And let’s be honest, if that’s your bag then you’re not going to go far wrong in Mallorca’s capital of crazy nightlife.
But of course, we also recognise that not everyone wants to press the flesh and freak out at the foam parties on their stag or hen weekends, favouring perhaps something a little more chilled out on their weekend away with the mates. All of which encourages us to remind you that there really is more to Mallorca than Magaluf.
The capital city is more than just the home of the airport – a lot more!
This is a beautiful city by the sea, rich in history and a haven for those who are looking for a sophisticated weekend break full of chic bars, good eating, shopping and an abundance of culture.
Like a smaller version of Barcelona the city is a picturesque blend of historic architecture and the modern elegance of its stunning harbour front. If it’s a more refined break away with your friends that you’re looking for then Palma is an option to consider. Days of classic Spanish city living give way at night to typically late finishes with an abundance of fine dining, traditional tapas and up market clubs to while away the weekend.
If you’re a smaller stag or hen group whose idea of fun is to kick back, sip some of the local wine and savour a bit of serenity then Soller might be the place for you. With the scent of oranges from the local groves this is a peaceful town steeped in traditional Spanish culture. Located between sea and mountains you can access the sleepy town by train, enjoying the local tapas bars and restaurants and the rustic charm of rural Mallorca. A beautiful town and potentially a base for those heading into the mountains for biking and hiking, but remember, in Soller the pace is decidedly slow!
Pollenca / Puerto Pollenca
Another one for those on the hunt for traditional settings, slower pace and a chance to explore the mountains and countryside, Pollenca is a charming town set among the Mallorcan hills. With an array of cafes and bars with a distinctly local feel this is a place to base yourself if your pleasures are for the outdoor pursuits such as cycling your way around the stunning mountains in the North of the Island.
If, however, you’re looking for a bit more life in the North-West of Mallorca then Puerto Pollenca, a few kilometres out to the coast represents one of the classier resorts on the island. With its narrow streets, beautiful beach front and marina as well as the picturesque pine walk Puerto Pollenca is a favourite among more mature groups, keen to enjoy some fine coastal dining and plenty of bars with which to while the night away.
If you are one of the stag and hen parties who want to sample the devilish pleasures on offer in Magaluf while keen to retain a certain sense of distance then Santa Ponsa offers this ideal blend. With a stretch of golden sandy beach and plenty of bars and clubs Santa Ponsa is a hugely popular holiday resort in its own right, with Magaluf just 10 minutes by taxi along the coast.
Santa Ponsa has also been a popular base for those looking to base their weekend around a round or two of golf with one of the more popular courses on the island just minutes away.