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Jul 13, 2023

The Nightlife in Mallorca

The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Mallorca is in a class of its own. Turquoise waters, rugged shorelines, and magical sunsets perfectly encapsulate the Mediterranean spirit. With beaches that are known the world over, charming villages, and a bustling capital city, Mallorca is a highly sought-after destination.

 

Although Mallorca is suffused with historical and cultural value, it is perhaps best known for its unmatched nightlife. With some of the best cocktail bars in the world and sunset-to-sunrise beach parties, there are limitless ways to occupy your nights in Mallorca.

Bars

If you’re interested in exploring the bars in Mallorca, Palma, the capital city, is a great place to start. Palma boasts entertainment and nightlife all year round. The city consists of three major regions: Palma Old Town, La Llonja, and Santa Catalina, each with its own unique vibe and personality.

Palma Old Town

Although Palma Old Town consists mostly of shops and cafes, there are quite a few bars you shouldn’t miss, especially if you want to mingle with the locals. Check out Bar EspanaLink opens in a new tab and Molta BarraLink opens in a new tab near Placa Major for some decent cocktails and delicious tapas.

La Llonja

In La Llonja you can choose your own adventure by exploring the tiny streets and alleys.  You’ll find plenty of small bars along las calles (Spanish for ‘the streets’) of Carrer de Jaume Ferrer, Sant Joan, Apuntadors, and la Llotja. For the absolute best cocktails, be sure to stumble into El Neo Gastro Bar, and for a more classic vibe, check out Bar AbacoLink opens in a new tab.

Santa Catalina

Be prepared to bar hop through the district of Santa Catalina, with local favorites such as LAB Cocktails BarLink opens in a new tab, Hostal Cuba BarLink opens in a new tab, and La Havana Club all within walking distance of each other. With inventive and refreshing drink menus, you’re sure to find a new favorite drink at each location. If gin is your libation of choice, then you absolutely must stop by GinboLink opens in a new tab, Palma’s original gin bar.

Nightclubs

The nightclubs and discos in Mallorca are unparalleled. With dozens of options, there is literally something for everybody. Clubbing in Mallorca is truly an experience like none other.

Palma

In Palma, your best bet for nightclubs will be in Santa Catalina, where you are sure to find places open until 5 am. For classic “clubbing,” check out Brooklyn ClubLink opens in a new tab. The closer you get to the marina, the more your options open up for you, as Mallorca nightlife tends to gravitate toward the sea.

Ports and Marinas

Speaking of marinas, that’s where the most famous nightlife action can be found. If you’re into theme parties and cheap drinks, drive on over to Magaluf or Playa de Palma.

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For a more upscale, chilled nightlife experience, visit Port Adriano nightclub UppereastLink opens in a new tab, or Colonia Sant Jordi’s Laos Club. But if you’re looking for a classic Discoteca, Barracuda Nightclub at Port d’Andratx is the place you want to be.

Beach Clubs

But perhaps the most uniquely Mallorcan experience happens at the beach parties. Beginning every night at sunset, you are sure to find a beach club that suits your fancy.

Anima BeachLink opens in a new tab in Palma can tempt you with its decadent food and lively atmosphere, and for the full “Ibizaesque” experience, visit Nikki BeachLink opens in a new tab in Magaluf. With its chic clientele and sophisticated food and drinks, this is the place to see and be seen. But if that’s not your vibe, check out UM Beach House in Puerto Portals for a more laid-back experience. The beautiful pool and delicious cocktails will not disappoint.  With options like these, partying in Mallorca is almost mandatory.  

Family-Friendly Activities

While it’s true that Mallorca is best known for its vibrant nightlife, there are still plenty of family-friendly activitiesLink opens in a new tab to share with the kiddos.

 

While in Palma, enjoy an off-roading adventureLink opens in a new tab for the whole family. Ride on ATVs through rugged terrain, with chances for snorkeling and cliff-diving as well.

 

If you’ve got a marine enthusiast in the family, check out this sunrise cruiseLink opens in a new tab where you’re sure to spot some dolphins at play. Boarding at Port d’Alcudia, you’ll spend 3 hours out on the water and enjoying Es Coll Baix beach.

 

Take a guided tour through the Hams caves of Porto CristoLink opens in a new tab, exploring the Blue Cave—one of Mallorca’s most famous attractions. This tour is an excellent way to fully immerse yourself in some of Mallorca’s physical history and peek at the caves’ astounding botanical garden.

Your Mallorca Experience

With limitless bars, clubs, and activities, Mallorca is a destination like none other. With arguably the best nightlife on the Mediterranean, combined with the inherent tranquility of the landscape, Mallorca offers the best of both worlds. It’s a gorgeous island full of vibrant communities, each as welcoming and exciting as the next.

 

We could never list all the dazzling sights, entertaining clubs, or unique bars on the island, but the beauty of Mallorca is in the experience you make for yourself. Wandering the historic cobblestone streets, exploring wherever the night takes you. You’re sure to find something truly unforgettable.

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