Welcome to Palma

The development is not without its problems. An 18,000-hectare 'gas city' is planned for the Palma area, but its roll-out has been hindered by a mixture of fluctuating world energy prices and controversial proposals to relocate large numbers of Palma's residents.

Palma sits on the coast nestled among coconut groves 45km south of the Tanzanian border. A melting pot of languages, with Makwe, Makonde, Mwani, Swahili and Portuguese all spoken, it doesn't hold many sights per se, and is usually used as a staging post on the way to Tanzania.

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$63.25 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Traditional recipes cooking experience

Together we are going to enjoy a day of cooking, preparing recipes that are typical of the islands. We will make a starter, a main course and finally, a dessert. You will become aware of the pleasure of cooking unhurriedly, with your own hands, in an atmosphere which is homely, simple and typical of the island.Where?The kitchen is on the outskirts of Palma, in Sant Jordi, a place with a history: a neighbourhood which was formerly important for the city. The abundancy and quality of the vegetables and potatoes were such that the zone was considered “the pantry” of Palma. An atmosphere of calm, surrounded by fields scattered with the characteristic windmills, a setting which makes the experience more authentic.

$90.84 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Food Hopping Tour Palma - Patios, Palo & la Cuina Mallorquina

Your Food Hopping guide welcomes you at the Plaça d’Espanya area of Palma de Mallorca, easy to reach by public transportation and with nearby car parking facilities. During an entertaining 4h walking discovery round-trip you will enjoy a proper multi-course-menu, served in classical order, with a new location for every course.Along the way, you will - enjoy a sparkling cava inside a historic palace,- discover regional fruit and catch at the market hall,- experience a true taste explosion when sobrasada meets orange blossom beer, - pay homage to the art of local cooking at a traditional family-owned bodega, where you will sample one of the house specialities that has made them a gastronomic icon in Palma,- encounter a guardian of Mallorcan baking traditions, in whose lovingly decorated bakery you enjoy a delicious savoury pasty, prepared in a way which has remained unchanged for many generations, - taste paella mallorquina from Palmas no.1 rice expert,- encounter wonderful coverted courtyards that recall Palma’s golden age with their morbid charme, - experience the sweet side of life in Palma with a home-made creamy refreshment at a small family-run Mallorcan institution, hidden away in the middle of the old town labyrinth,- find out that life isn’t bitter at all when sipping a traditional Palo Mallorquín,and much more. All Food Hopping tours are circular and conveniently end back at the meeting point.

$97.74 Cultural & Theme Tours

Quad Offroad Tour (in summer with Cliff Jumping and Snorkeling)

Enjoy a very special ride and explore the area around Palma on this fun quad bike tour. Experience four different stretches of terrain and enjoy a stop to snorkel and swim. After an appropriate introduction to the quad bikes through mud and water, cruise over stony paths and through sand dunes. Experience a trail through a forest and tackle more extreme climbs before you are finally rewarded with an idyllic view. Afterwards ride along the coast until you reach a secluded bay. Enjoy cliff jumping, snorkeling and swimming in summer. Out of season stop for the view and to take photos for lasting memories. At the end of the tour meander and drift over the flat terrain. Then ride along the promenade, past the beach bars and enjoy a cool drink.

$44.85 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mallorca Half Day Trip to Soller Port with Train an Tram

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Puerto de SollerThis beautiful natural port is separated from Mallorca by the mountains of Tramuntana. A little treasure coveted from the corsairs offers us mixed perfumes of orange blossom, irreplaceable scenery and a rich maritime history. The mythical steam train has been running since 1912, running the route between Palma and Soller. The Tram that runs from Soller to the port has been running since 1913. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: El Tren de Soller, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Balearic IslandsOn 4th October of 1913 Mallorca’s first electric tram line was inaugurated, running between Sóller and the Port of Sóller.Construction of the Sóller tram began after the inauguration of the Palma to Sóller railway line. The project for this line was designed and directed by Pedro Garau, and 4868 metres of track were laid. One outstanding feature of it is the iron bridge over the Torrent Major which was constructed by Maquinista Terrestre y Marítima.Initially the tram had an electric power station located in the Sóller station. The station was fed by a 65 horsepower explosion engine which worked a Siemens-Schuckert dynamo, providing a continuous 600 volt current.Although the Sóller tram was designed for the transport of passengers, it was also used to transport merchandise down to the port. Fresh fish was carried from the Port to Sóller in a small isothermal car and coal was taken to the former military submarine base in the Port of Sóller and the “El Gas” factory on trailers; mines and torpedoes were also transported from the Caubet magazine.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: SollerSoller is a beautiful village located three kilometres from the Port on the North East coast of Mallorca and is known as the commercial and cultural centre on the Serra de Tramontana. It emerges from a valley surrounded by mountains called the ‘el valle de Los Naranjos’ (the valley of orange trees) and the beautiful, central square which is the main meeting point of the village, is surrounded by many small, cobbled streets. Duration: 1 hour

$37.95 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mallorca Half Day Tour Valldemossa and Carthusian Monastery Real Cartuja

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Valldemossa Secrets, Valldemossa, Majorca, Balearic IslandsThis beautiful mountain village was once home to one of the most famous love stories of all times. Chopin and the french writer George Sand lived in the Monastery of Valldemossa and the village inspired some of their famous works. Many doorways feature the religious symbol of Majorca’s patron saint, Catherine Thomàs. Also known as Catherine of Palma, she protects the houses, a tradition set many years ago and still present in Valldemossa. The village is a perfect destination if you want to explore the island´s countryside. You can also enjoy a coffee and a “coca de patata”, the famous mallorcan pastry especially popular in Valldemossa.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Royal Carthusian Monastery (Real Cartuja), Valldemossa, Majorca, Balearic IslandsConverted into a historical emblem of the island, the monastery was built at the beginning of the XIV century by King Jaime the second for his son Sancho. The building was re-purposed in 1399 by monks and is now known as the “Royal Carthusian Monastery of Valldemossa”. Some of its famous guests were Rubén Darío, Azorín, Unamuno, the great composer Chopin and Georges Sand, who wrote his famous book “A winter in Mallorca”.Duration: 1 hour

$29.90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mallorca Half Day Palma Cultural Tour Bus and Walking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parque del Mar, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Balearic IslandsOne of the main urban parks in the capital that is situated right next to the Cathedral underneath the ancient wall. It has green grass, trees, family areas and a great lake that symbolises the old act that the Mediterranean bathed the Cathedral and Wall.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Catedral de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Balearic IslandsThe main religious building of the Island is the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, better known as La Seu. With Gothic influences, it sits above the sea on top of the ancient roman wall of the city in the Bay of Palma. It is declared a monumental-historical-artistic piece and its building was started by King Jaime the first in 1229, in honour of Santa Maria.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mercat de l'Olivar, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Balearic IslandsSituated in the commercial heart of Palma, it is one of the most modern markets in Europe. They offer local, seasonal products and local specialised produce. Nowadays, it is a popular meeting point for tourists and residents due to its great variety in food.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Bellver Castle, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Balearic IslandsThis excellent, gothic style fort is known as the oldest round castle in Europe. In was built at the beginning of the XIV century by King Jaime the second. It is built upon a mound and looks around onto a forest, which offers beautiful views of the city, the port, the mountains and the plains.