Palma is the largest conurbation and the capital city of Majorca, itself the largest of the Balearic Islands. Almost half the island's population live in or around Palma. Majorca, and its beautiful resorts such as Alcudia, Cala Estancia, Deia, Illetas, are some of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, primarily because of the warm and sunny Mediterranean climate. Majorca - Palma Airport is served by virtually all European airlines, from low-cost to full-service carriers. Those travellers searching for flights to Magaluf, flights to Santa Ponsa, flights to Palma Nova must be aware that they need to fly into Majorca-Palma airport and take a short transfer from here. The best cities from which to fly to Palma are probably London, Madrid, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. Nevertheless, it is also possible to reach sunny Majorca - Palma from smaller airports for example with flights from East Midlands. If you're looking for a cheap flight to Alcudia, you must fly to Majorca-Palma Airport from London, you will be spoilt for choice as far as airlines and departure airports are concerned. With that in mind, a good way to find a cheap flight is to use our online flight comparison tool. This allows you to compare different offers and choose the one that suits you best. Palma is just as popular with tourists as the rest of Majorca, and the resorts of Magaluf, Cala San Vincente, Porto Cristo and Santa Ponsa, with the holiday season lasting from April to October. Perhaps Palma's most popular attraction is its ancient cathedral, which stands proudly in the centre of the Old Town. Additionally, a visit to Castell de Bellver (a castle built on the ruins of a Muslim site) is highly recommended. If nightlife is what you're after, head to Paseo Marítimo which surrounds the port. Here you will find no shortage of pubs, bars and clubs, as well as fantastic views of the cathedral which is lit up at night.
The city of Palma, since it is such a popular tourist destination, is very well served by public transport within the city as well as transport links which go further afield to places such as Puerto Pollensa, Sa Coma, Formentor or Playa de Muro. The city has its own metro network which offers regular services and is user-friendly too. The bus system includes several routes which serve Palma's historic centre. The city's transport hub is at Plaça d'Espanya. Palma is located on the south coast of the island of Mallorca, surrounded by a bay of the same name. If you are arriving by air, you will land at Majorca - Palma airport, the only major airport on the island. It's a great base from which to explore other great areas of the island, for example Cala Vinas, C'an Picafort or Portal Nous, all of which are easily accessible.