About Playa de Palma
The Playa de Palma (Platja de Palma in Catalan) stretches east along the coastline from the Mallorcan capital of Palma de Mallorca. It includes the tourist resorts of S’Arenal and Can Pastilla and the smaller town of El Molinar, all of which enjoy fabulous sandy beaches and are conveniently close to the centre of Palma de Mallorca. This part of the coast is also home to the Can Pere Antoni beach, one of the most popular with locals.
Food & drink:
While in Mallorca, you must try the famous ‘ensaïmades’, a sugar-topped flaky pastry which are perfect for breakfast. Simple snacks like ‘pa amb oli’, bread rubbed with tomato and drizzled with olive oil, is delicious paired with the local ‘sobrassada’, a cured sausage flavoured with paprika. Seafood figures prominently on local menus along the coast, but you’ll also find roast lamb and suckling pig, as well as classic vegetable dishes such as ‘tumbet’, a mixture of aubergine, peppers, tomatoes and potatoes.
Off the beaten track:
To see a different side of Mallorca, head inland to Llucmajor, a peaceful, country town which has a popular produce market and flea market every Friday. The Capocorb Vell, 12 kilometres from Llucmajor, is a fascinating talayotic site which dates back about three thousand years.