Tourists staying in Palma Nova really get the best of both worlds in that they have the choice between spending an easy-going night at a beachside bar, or taking a short stroll over to Magaluf to party at the best night clubs on the island.
The nightlife in Palma Nova is decidedly more subdued and laid-back than in Magaluf. In lieu of nightclubs, Palma Nova has lots of lovely beach bars and restaurants that remain open late into the night.
Disco bars at Palma Nova
Banana Joe’s Bar is the most well known disco bar in Palma. Open from April to October each year, Banana Joe’s caters to an English crowd and is a good place to watch sports and relax during the day.
Once the sun goes down, the bar’s resident DJ gets to work, playing a mix of old school, dance, and party music. There’s no dress code here, but there are plenty of drink specials each night. Just a few doors down from Banana Joe’s is its sister club, Reflex. Featuring more of a retro theme, Reflex also gets pretty lively at night.
Palma Nova beachside lounges
Stroll along the beach at Palma Nova and you’ll run into a long line of beachside bars and restaurants open for after hours drinks. Zen Lounge Bar and Grill is a favourite with tourists. Serving mostly Mediterranean fare, Zen also boasts an extensive cocktail menu filled with tropical flavours.
Chi Lounge, which lets you enjoy drinks right on the beach, is another popular after hours option in the heart of Palma Nova serving cocktails, sushi, Chinese, and Thai cuisine.
Magaluf around the corner
Palma Nova and Magaluf are separated by a short pedestrian promenade, meaning that a whole host of legendary nightclubs are right at your doorstep. BCM Square, which is scarcely 2 km from Palma Nova, is at the centre of all the action and is guaranteed to be full of partygoers from April to October. Beyond that there are over 50 additional nightclubs and bars in Magaluf to choose from.