There is no point in trying to paint a false picture of Magaluf as it’s loved or hated for what it is, a mini version of Benidorm where budget package holidays, pound a pint beers and cheap and cheerful cafes and restaurants rule the roost.
One of Majorca’s major tourist resorts, Magaluf sits on the western side of Palma Bay and is about 25 kilometres from the island’s main airport. Pretty much a ghost town during the winter, the resort pulses with energy and a good deal of testosterone during the peak summer months of July and August.
Where is Magaluf?
Magaluf nestles among the surrounding towns of Palma Nova and Torrenova with its main sandy beach backed by a great selection of shops, bars, cafes, takeaways and restaurants where the predominantly young party crowd don’t have far to go for a cold beer!
Nightlife in Magaluf
When the sun sets over Magaluf the resort really comes to life, especially along the Punta Balina Strip where some of the larger nightclubs have played host to many of the world’s top DJ’s such as Basshunter, Tiesto, Judge Jules, Calvin Harris and David Guetta.
Controversy, Deaths & Anti-social Behaviour
Sadly, the age old worldwide drinking tradition of daring each other to a variety of challenges, in Magaluf’s case swimming out to Black Lizard Island, has in recent years become more and more dangerous and has escalated into ‘Parkour’ types of dares resulting in a number of serious injuries and a few deaths.
Local councillors have recognised the increase in this type of dangerous and anti-social behaviour and in an attempt to reduce the casualties in the local clinics and clean up the streets, have introduced on the spot fines fines for a number of silly and dangerous trends such as climbing trees or buildings and playing football in the streets.
There is even talk of the local Policia teaming up with a force of British Police during the coming summers to try to keep the rowdy revelers in order and clean up the resort’s image.