Magaluf

Magaluf is a major holiday restort on Majorca especially popular with British, Russian and Scandinavian package holidayers. The resort is well known as a stag-weekend and package-holiday destination for visitors looking for sun, sea and a wild nightlife. Magaluf features often in the British press, especially because of the binge drinking culture that thrieves amongst the young Britons visiting the resort. However there has been a push in recent years by major hotel chains and the local council to take Magaluf more upmarket, and more mature visitors as well as families are returning to the resort.

Get in

Palma's city airport (IATA: PMI) is the major airport in Mallorca, and has daily flights from many European cities on national and budget carriers. The airport is roughly 20 minutes by car, a taxi costs roughly €30 and many tour operators arrange transfers from the airport.

See

Do

Eat

Magaluf has many restaurants with British food and is mainly budget orientated rather than quality. There is only a small selection of local food on offer.

Drink

Nightlife is the main (and for many visitors only) reason for coming to Magaluf. There are bars scattered throughout the resort - but the main area of nightlife is focused in two areas, both walking distance apart. The busy main strip runs parallel to the beach and has a large number of bars and small nightclubs, filled with revellers hopping from one bar to the next. BCM square, next to the BCM superclub, offers further theme bars and more outside seating.

Expect to hear a similarly cheesy trance hits in most places you go; the Magaluf scene is much more focused on sex and drink and less on the music itself than on other Balearic islands such as Ibiza. On the other hand, BCM is large enough to attract big-name DJs and drink prices everywhere are much cheaper.

Unlike some similar resorts, touting in Magaluf is banned although if you're travelling in a group you're still likely to be offered drinks promotions to entice you into bars as you walk past.

BCM Square

The strip

Sleep

As a purpose built holiday resort, Magaluf has an extensive choice of places to say, though much of the budget accommodation is in poor condition

Stay safe

Despite the image often portrayed in the media, Magaluf is a safe holiday restort. However, you still need to be aware of the usual risks such as pickpocketing. Also, drinks in some bars and clubs tend to be mixed fairly strong and there have been known cases of cheap alcohol being used in mixes, which can cause a more serious hangover than their brand name counterparts.

At night the main strip can get very full, especially at the weekend.

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