Situated on the Spanish island of Majorca, Magaluf is a well-established tourist resort, drawing in thousands of holidaymakers a year. While Magaluf has an international reputation for its nightlife which seems to have overshadowed much of the destination’s charm, outside of the notorious Magaluf Strip there are plenty of fun things to do. If you are looking for a lively holiday with cheap drinks galore and plenty of sangria, Magaluf is your best bet.
Magaluf is principally served by Palma Airport (PMI) which is the principal airport on the island and receives frequent flights from both budget and national carriers. If you have booked your Magaluf holiday as part of a package deal, transfers are usually included in the cost. However, if you have organised the holiday yourself, there are taxis outside the airport which can get you to Magaluf in less than 20 minutes and cost around €30. On average, a direct flight from London to Magaluf will take just over 2 hours. For most of the year, a return flight to Magaluf will cost around £40. However, during July and August a return flight will cost closer to £100.
What to Do in Magaluf
Magaluf is situated along the edge of Magaluf beach which extends almost 1,000 meters and has sugar white sand and crystal clear waters. Aside from sunbathing and swimming in the sea, Magaluf Beach has numerous opportunities for watersports. There are pedal boats for children and families and paragliding and water-skiing for those who want something more adrenaline-fueled.
Undeniably, one of Magaluf’s principal draws is its nightlife which has attracted holidaymakers from all over Europe since the sixties. Here you will find an impressive selection of bars and clubs designed to meet a broad range of tastes. The main nightlife spots are the Punta Balena Strip which runs along the edge of the beach and BCM square. On BCM square you will find BCM Planet Dance, the largest club in Magaluf and a number of themed bars boasting copious amounts of outdoor seating.
Situated in close proximity to the resort of El Arenal, Aqualand is the largest water park in Magaluf. The park has waterslides of varying speed and heights, making it a great attraction for both families and thrill-seekers. In addition, there are a number of relaxing attractions too, such as a peaceful lazy river. In order to get the best deal on admission, you should book your tickets in advance and look out for tour operators offering special discounts.
One of the most notable attractions in Magaluf is Marineland, an amusement park with a marine theme and is a great day out for families. There are a number of performances throughout the day and plenty of aquariums to explore. Marineland’s menageries extend far beyond the realms of a traditional aquarium as you can also meet monkeys, reptiles, sea lions and tropical birds here!