Spain Guide


Mallorca Nightlife

When the sun goes down, Mallorca is the playground of the rich and famous who party alongside the not so rich (or famous) hordes of package holidaymakers. Dress to kill girls, because you might just find yourself gyrating alongside the likes of Michael Douglas or Boris Becker at Palma's top nightspots.

The south west resorts of Magaluf, Palma and El Arenal which these days more or less all merge into one are where you'll find the hottest actions. The place is chock a block with late night music bars, clubs, cabaret shows, foam parties, karaoke.

If you're a bloke, don't be TOO smug about all those nubile young things who keep forcing their attentions on you in the streets of Magaluf. They're just trying to scrape a small commission from "encouraging" you into one of the big nightclubs.

The top clubs in town include BCM Planet Dance which can accommodate 5,000 revellers at a time. The club attracts international DJs and puts on some spectacular hi tech laser shows. BCM is divided into three levels the young and trendy gather on the upper level, the middle level tends to attract a slightly older set and the basement Millennium Club is the place to go if you're into foam.

Tito's, on the seafront Paseo Maritimo, is one of the most exclusive night clubs in Mallorca. The 2,000 capacity club has incredible laser shows, go go girls and a glittering clientele which includes movie stars, top models and sports idols.

For a wild night out of erotic shows, Miss Wet T Shirt contests, foam parties and the like head for Dorado Night City on the edge of Magaluf. Free shuttle buses from the centre of Magaluf are laid on to take you to this disco bar complex which is strictly for younger ravers with a strong constitution.

Other popular clubs here include Pacha's, Banana Joe's, Car Wash, School Disco, Poco Loco, Venue and Boomerang's.

There are numerous disco pubs and bars with live music including The Rising Sun at C'An Pastilla a must for soul fans as it's run by a member of the Drifters and features some great black American soul singers.

If you fancy trying your luck at the gambling tables, Casino de Mallorca in Urbanizacion Sol de Mallorca has craps, stud poker, American roulette and blackjack. There are 140 slot machines, a restaurant and international cabaret shows. It's only for over 18s and you'll need to show your passport at the door.

Good family nights out include the Pirates Adventure where you get a fun, swashbuckling show with free flowing "pirate punch" and much lively audience participation. (Note that the shows are adults only on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays).

There's a spectacular international cabaret show at Son Amar where you can enjoy top variety acts and a gala dinner in a converted mansion which can accommodate 2,000 guests.

The Stadium Bar is another good family venue with live acts or karaoke every night of the week.

The Nightlife in other resorts around the coast is more low key and tends to centre on activities laid on by the tour reps.

Alcudia, on the north coast, has several clubs the biggest and most popular is Menta which offers a mix of Spanish and disco music and an indoor swimming pool to cool off in.

If you're staying anywhere other than the Palma area and nightlife is important to you, check in advance with your tour operator to see what entertainment will be laid on in your hotel or apartment complex.