Renting an Apartment in Palma Nova - Mallorca Travel Spain
Tourists heading to Palma Nova tend to split into two categories - young adults going for the nightlife or young families going for the beach. Most of the apartments in Palma Nova are set up to cater for these groups, so don't expect too many crystal decanters.
Apartment complexes usually have a communal pool, and some have a bar and in-house entertainments. Individual apartments have cooking and washing facilities, and may offer terrace and air-conditioning if you are prepared to spend a bit more.
Self-catering apartments will clearly be cheaper than comparable hotels, but you may end up spending more money overall than you would on an all-inclusive deal where food and drink is part of the price.
Apartments in Palma Nova are usually within 200 metres of the beach; tourist accommodation in the town was designed with that requirement to the fore. And the geography of the town places every apartment within striking distance of Magaluf - taxis do not cost more than a few euros each way.
Some of the better apartments in Palma Nova include:
Nova Apartments: three-key rating, very clean, bar, pool. Avenida Ca's Sabones, Son Matias. Tel +34 971 68 29 66. Can be booked through Acorn International. (www.acorn.es).
Club Playa Ca's Sabones: three-key rating, near the beach. Avenida Ca's Sabones 7, 07181. Tel +34 971 68 32 11.
Lunamar: three-key rating; Avenida Ca's Sabones 15, 07181. Tel +34 971 68 32 65.
Portonova: three-key rating, in a quieter part of town, 100 metres from the beach. Paseo del Mar 2, 01781. Tel +34 971 68 15 12.
Operators such as Alpha Rooms specialise in discount hotels and apartments and are a good source of last-minute, cheaper deals. (www.alpharooms.com)
Big-name UK tour operators such as Thomas Cook and Thomson also have a decent range of apartments in Palma Nova.
The Spanish tourist office in the UK runs courses for travel agents specialising in Spain. Their website www.tourspain.co.uk lists all agents who have been designated ' Spain specialists' and who can advise about apartments.