Situated in the liveliest part of Mallorca, offering wonderful long white beaches, a wealth of entertainment and an exhausting nightlife. Much has been done to improve Magalluf over recent years with some of the 60s apartment blocks being demolished and a new palm-lined promenade being created, however it is still very much a party town popular with 18 to 30s looking for sun, sand and the odd San Miguel. Quieter areas can be found on the outskirts of Magalluf, in the suburb of Torrenova and in neighbouring Palma Nova.
It is boisterous and noisy, but its notoriety is only partly deserved. The Lager Belt includes all the flat ground at the centre and back of the resort, as well as the base of the Torrenova promontory. Outside this area are more peaceful enclaves, including Cala Vinas and Torrenova, a quieter, greener and more scenic suburb.
This area is suited to the younger lively crowd, singles and many families, mostly European and British, throughout the high season. Mature holidaymakers tend to take over in the low season. This resort has something for all, though the focus is still on the younger crowds who come to enjoy the active nightlife.
This resort has over 100 tourist hotels, aparthotels and apartments. Many are large package operations with a holiday-camp feel, which have set dining hours and intrusive public-address systems. Most of these are securely middlemarket, and many open from May to Oct only. The more appealing, higher-rated establishments are at Cala Vinas and in a group at the S end of the beach. Some good properties can be found in the quieter suburb of Torrenova. There is a handful of good-quality hotelswhich exist in Son Caliu, adjacent to Palma Nova.
Magalluf is found on the south west coast and is 15½-ml from Palma Bay, merging with the smaller resort of Palma Nova (9½ mls SW of Palma, 15½ mls from the airport). The resort is facing south east, overlooking the wide bay and Magalluf Beach. It is backed by open rural land.