Young Travel Writers 2015

Eve Sheratt, 12

Last updated 20th July 2022

Author: Eve Sheratt
Age: 12

Glowing sunsets, breathtaking beaches, the bluest seas, Palma de Mallorca is BEAUTIFUL!

It really is in all its glory…
We all need a break and, quite frankly,  Palma’s the best place for it!  Charming and touristy, the city centre is packed full of intricate shops and cafes.  You can read a book in the sun, take a load of selfies, or even ride on a horse and carriage.  What’s more, central Palma is packed full of heritage with a charming cathedral, gracious gardens and even grand palaces to wander through, in awe.

If the city isn’t really for you, you could always visit the amazing beach situated in Cala Major.  The sea is magnificently turquoise and the sand is so golden and soft that you will never want to leave.  There are beach shops near by and the handy bar situated beachside has food, drink and that ice cream you never knew you needed.

If you’re travelling to Palma on a budget, I recommend that you book a hotel with breakfast included as not many other places offer the same services. This also means you don’t have far to go for breakfast if you sleep in, in the blissful land of slumber.  For your two remaining meals for the day, the best option for lunch is to go to a supermarket or fruit stalls or bakers etc to buy a sandwich or toastie as the prices give you value for money and you can also take them to a beach, or the like, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.    For dinner, many of the best value restaurants are hidden in alleyways but have amazing food.  I would reccomend Bar Coto in central Palma where you can choose from two delicious menus for just €10 each: the 2 course tapas menu (tapas & dessert) or the menu del dia (salad or soup, any main and the dessert of the day). To get around, I would recommend using the busses as a fare is only €3 per person and everyone nearby is friendly.  If you are travelling at night, though, I would recommend using a taxi as there is still the odd stag night around.

All in all, Palma has everything that can be hoped for in a holiday. What could you want more?