MagalufMajorca 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 thrives amongst the young Britons visiting the resort. However major hotel chains and the local council are taking Magaluf more upmarket: more mature visitors and families are returning to the resort.
There are frequent buses from Palma de Mallorca, operated by TIB. Journey time is about 35 minutes.
Pirates AdventurePirate-themed music and gymnastic extravanganza - evening shows have an adult flavour
Booze CruiseCruise around the island on board a catamaran with a well-stocked bar. Evening cruises tend to be monopolised by tour operators
Magaluf has many restaurants with British food and fast food and is mainly budget orientated rather than quality. There is only a small selection of local food on offer.
phone: +34 971 130 500address: Carrer Contralmirall Pou, 2Tom Brown's is a popular and well reviewed small chain of British owned restaurants in Magaluf. Having been around since 1982, it is one of the oldest restaurants in Magaluf. There beach front restaurant offers breakfast, snacks, dinner cocktails and has pool tables and free internet.
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.
BCMBCM's premier nightclub is one of the largest in Europe . The main floor attracts internationally-famous DJs whilst the lower floor immerses its dancers in foam, water, or even popcorn. The €30 entry fee might seem steep until you realise that the bar is totally free all night (you're only allowed to buy one drink at a time) and the promotion includes free T-shirts and accessories (for those sober enough to remember to collect them but drunk enough to actually wear them). You can start free drinks early in BCM's satellite bar on the main strip.
Banana DiscoDance club well established on the local scene and known for being where DJ Sammy started to build his international fame. An entry ticket to here gets you into four other small clubs on the strip
phone: +34 971 130 600address: Calderon de la Barca, 2 - 07180 MagalufFormerly known as the Don Manolo Hotel, the HSM Atlantic Park Hotel is located next to Punta Ballena and a short walk from the beach. Renovated on 2007, bookings can be done either half board or all inclusive.
Sol y VeraBudget self-catered accommodation located a short distance from BCM square; generous room sizes but condition and cleanliness are variable at best
phone: +34 971 130950address: Avda. P. Vaquer Ramis, s/n Magalluf - Majorca 07181 SpainThree star hotel that is being upgraded. Has five rooms with access for disabled holidaymakers.
At night the main strip can get very full, especially at the weekend.