Vivir en Mallorca / 06.06.2022
Very close to the coast, but not far from the main city centre, we find the special eastern part of Palma. Discover the conviviality of maritime, urban and rural life by taking a short journey with us through this guide. Are you ready to feel the tranquillity and the sea breeze?
Our first stop: El Portixol. This is an old fishermen's quarter near the cathedral with a beautiful promenade that has captured the hearts of the locals and has now become one of the hippest places to live and go out.
A great way to explore this beautiful place is to walk from Portixol to El Molinar, either on foot or on the extensive cycle path. Relax by the sea with a good meal, a coffee, or a few cocktails. Make a note of the most emblematic bars along the route:
If you want to try the typical Ilonguet, we invite you to visit Es Vaixell, the locals' favourite café. With one of the most beautiful views and a rich pizza menu, the Cocco restaurant makes for a pleasant evening. You prefer international cuisine in an adults-only setting? Izizi Nunnak is the place to go to enjoy the fusion of dishes from around the world and the extensive wine list.
Another place not to be missed if you are a lover of the sea and sailing is Club Náutico Portixol. Here you will find countless social events, various courses and... a fish restaurant with a large terrace where you can enjoy the best Mediterranean dishes!
The great variety of activities this place offers, the cosy atmosphere and the good access to the centre of Palma have helped it gain the reputation it deserves. If you want to get to know this charming area further, join us on the coastal route!
A walk accompanied by the sea and a spectacular natural landscape is a pleasure that must be experienced to be understood. To this end, we invite you to immerse yourself in this Blue Trail, a route of great scenic value. From Molinar, more precisely from Sa Petrolera, begins the beautiful coastal route that you will want to discover.
Viewpoint Arr. If you leave Molinar and go through Ciudad Jardín, a pleasant walk along the coast will take you to this viewpoint. Enjoy the best panoramic views of Palma Bay and let yourself be carried away by the sound of the waves while enjoying the fantastic sunset.
Cala Gamba. An oasis for water sports lovers. If you want to experience a real adventure, you can try out sports such as sailing, windsurfing and jet skiing at Club Náutico Cala Gamba. Moreover, this Blue Flag marina offers space not only for adults, but also for the little ones, because there is a summer camp! And if leisure time at sea is not your thing... Don't worry! They also offer a wide range of gastronomic options such as paellas, fideuas and seafood.
Es Carnatge. We come to the most pristine area in the east of Palma; a naturally left place on the coast, surrounded by native vegetation and fauna, with an amazing marine ecosystem. Do you know why the people of Palma love this place so much? Dogs are allowed here! And if that wasn't enough, you'll also find archaeological remains and impressive panoramic views of the Tramuntana mountains.
Purobeach. True tranquillity in chill-out style. Here you can enjoy a cocktail by the swimming pool, treat yourself to a relaxing massage, sample the combined flavours of the menu and admire the sunset over La Galera island. Are you looking for more relaxation and well-being? Every Sunday at 9 am you can experience yoga!
Cala Estància. At the end of the route, you'll come across an artificial beach that has been awarded the Blue Flag and is a great place to relax. Enjoy a delicious cocktail at the MAI MAI Surf Bar, try the Mediterranean dishes at La Payesita restaurant or dive into the exotic El Ancla bar.
With its wide sandy beach and turquoise waters, Can Pastilla is one of the most popular beaches for surfers of all kinds. And the eastern part of Palma is perfect for these activities.
Do you like a good surfing atmosphere? Visit the Bona Ona Surf Club, where you can get into these sports or even eat healthy.
Another of Can Pastilla's most famous attractions is the Palma Aquarium. If you want to discover what is hidden in the depths of this beautiful island, a visit is a must!
Finally, if you want to experience tradition like a local, visit the weekly market in Can Pastilla! It takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 8am to 2pm in the Plaza de Pius IX. There you will find delicious seasonal fruit and vegetables, exquisite, cured meats and a wide selection of local wines.
A little further from the coast and only a few kilometres from the centre, in the district of Llevant, are two small towns with their own character: Sant Jordi and Son Gual.
Sant Jordi. History and archaeological remains are part of this special little village. The old mills on the Pla de Sant Jordi do not go unnoticed. Sant Jordi is also home to the archaeological site of Cas Quitxero, which dates back to the Iron Age! And where there is history, good food is a must. Get to know one of the city's most unusual festivals: the Fira de Caragol. Every year on the penultimate weekend in May, locals gather for music, recipe competitions and the famous snail races. Come and try the traditional snail dish, you will be surprised by its taste!
Son Gual. Tranquillity and exclusivity are the buzzwords that best describe this area, which in recent years has become one of the most luxurious places to build a life on the island. Life pulsates here in a unique way. Organise a great day out with friends and family at the magnificent Son Gual golf course. To complete the experience, enjoy delicious Mediterranean dishes in the restaurant. And... Don't miss the view from the terrace over the Valley of a Thousand Windmills! But Son Gual is not only a golf course, it is also a place of gastronomy. At Can Gafet Restaurant you can enjoy exquisite grilled meat dishes. And if you want to try the delights of Mallorcan cuisine, the S'Hostal des Pla restaurant will surprise you with its menus.
If you want to live near Palma, but surrounded by natural spaces and close to the sea, the area east of Palma is the ideal place for you. These places offer you a quiet but lively atmosphere.
It is not surprising that it is a popular place for many families. There is a wide range of public and private schools and the British school The Academy International School is nearby. There are also several health centres and Sant Joan de Deu Hospital is just a few minutes away.
If shopping is one of your passions, FAN Mallorca will be your best ally. Here you will find shops for clothes, food and electrical appliances, as well as a variety of restaurants.
As if that wasn't enough, living in this area has another great advantage: the connection with the centre! From the centre of Palma, you can reach the place you want in just 10 minutes by car or by public transport (with lines 35, 31 or 25). You will even feel close to foreign countries! The airport is only a few kilometres away.
Has the east side of Palma impressed you yet? At Living Blue Mallorca, we will help you find the right apartment or house. Start your life near the coast, from El Molinar to Can Pastilla, or in the quiet villages of Sant Jordi and Son Gual. What are you waiting for? Experience the absolute serenity of the island!