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Mallorca Nightlife


Though not as raucous as its Balearic neighbour Ibiza, Mallorca is still famed for its nightlife, most of which is centred around its holiday resort towns. Of these, Magaluf is the most vibrant, closely followed by el Arenal and Palma.

From raging bars to quieter pubs and tavernas, Magaluf has got it all. The resort's infamous Punta Ballena strip is literally overrun by partygoers in the summer time, wending their merry way from one seething watering hole to another. The ever-popular BCM Planet Dance can accommodate up to 5,000 people and regularly features big-name DJs behind the decks. There are many other popular clubs and dance and live music venues as well; while those planning a bachelor or bachelorette party in Mallorca should head to Dorado Night City on the edge of Magaluf, where much of the entertainment has an erotic edge to it.

Some of the most popular clubs in el Arenal include Woody's Bar, Uforia, Riu Palace and Zorbas, a double-storey disco that's chiefly popular amongst 20-30 year olds. In Palma itself, Pacha Mallorca has a big reputation (and can charge a hefty admission during summer), while Tito's, located on the seafront near Paseo Maritimo, is one of the more exclusive clubs in Mallorca. L'Havanna is good for Latin music and dancing; Jahfarai boasts an interesting mixture of reggae, ska and dub music; and Black Cat is the most popular gay bar on the island of Mallora.

Meanwhile, Paguera, Puerto Pollensa, Cala Millor, S'Illot and Sa Coma are all quieter resorts, which cater more to families. Don't expect much pulsating nightlife in these areas - the evening's entertainment will more likely consist of a pleasant paseo (stroll) along the waterfront, before heading out to a tavern for a few quiet drinks and a relaxed meal.

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