Recently I was offered the opportunity to go on a blog trip around Majorca by lowcostholidays.com to explore the various destinations on the island and report back. Never one to turn down the chance to hit the road, i accepted with open arms and will be reporting back this week on the various places visited along the way.
First destination on the list was Magaluf. Renowned as a package holiday destination and one of particular attraction for the 18 to 30s we arrived with trepidation. Needless to say the party animals were out in their droves and on the main strip of Punta Balena it was easy to be put off. But, with a night’s sleep behind us and persevering, we headed to the Western Water Park just outside of the town to soak up some sun and slides. It was nice to get away from the central hub of the town and relax without the offer of a pint of Vodka Red Bull for 3 Euro rubbed in your face.
After a bit of exploration we spent the rest of the day between Palma Nova and Magaluf beaches, both of which are clean and pleasant. It seems the 18 to 30ers (i accept the irony that I am between 18 and 30) are tucked away in the hotels to venture as far as the beach which makes them quite a nice place to escape during the day.
Looking for alternative evening activities, we headed slightly out of town to the famous Pirate Show. I wasn’t sure what to expect but ended up watching an incredible show of acrobatics, dance and comedy that would match any other major resort around the world. If you’re in Majorca then it’s a must see.
On the stroll back to town we stumbled across a variety of great bars that had no pints of Vodka Red Bull in sight and an atmosphere that likened that of any other nice beach destination i’ve visited, a far cry from the carnage going on down the road on the main strip.
Magaluf is a tricky destination. It’s hard to look past the English bars and hoards of young Brits. But, if you look a bit harder, you can find great beaches, fantastic entertainment and some really good value hotels.
This post is part of the Majorca blog trip provided by lowcostholidays.com