A quick guide to shopping in Mallorca
Shopping in Mallorca is one of the most popular pastimes to enjoy during a holiday here.
The island has been known for producing a number of textiles and clothes, especially shoes, but today the variety of shopping available is vast and varied. Many major towns and villages have weekly markets, at which you can browse a selection of local vendors that offer anything from souvenirs to clothing, fresh produce and jewellery. Busier areas tend to have a wider selection of mainstream shops, and there are a number of purpose-built outlets that provide you with ample selection when it comes to shopping in Mallorca.
If you’re considering renting a holiday villa in Mallorca that’s close to local shops, Balearic Villas is the ideal place to start your search. We have a number of holiday villas close to some of the best shopping on the island, making it convenient for you to plan a day out without having to venture too far from your own private holiday home.
Where to go shopping in Mallorca
Perhaps the best-known destination for shopping in Mallorca is the capital of Palma.
The pedestrian layout of the town makes it ideal to wonder around and discover the many designer stores and boutiques on foot. Avinguda Jaume III is the main shopping area of the town, and although relatively new, this avenue is home to a number of upmarket boutiques along with plenty of cafes and restaurants for relaxing in between shops. A large department store, C&A, lies to the foot of this avenue, and is a great place to stock up on clothing for the whole family.
Palma is also home to lots of narrow atmospheric alleyways, which are packed with unique shops. And for those who like everything in one place, there is El Cort des Ingles, which houses concessions for every conceivable taste and budget, as well as a supermarket.
Aside from Palma, there are a number of other places to indulge in some holiday retail therapy. If you’re looking for upscale shopping in Mallorca, head to Port D’Andratx. The island’s answer to the French Riviera, this port is home to a number of designer shops and boutiques. If you are renting a holiday villa in Pollensa, make sure to pay the market a visit, or try rummaging around the Old Town to score a local bargain. There are a number of gift shops and small boutiques here, as well as in the Old Town of nearby Alcudia.
For those looking for a more modern option, there is Festival Park. This large retail park is easily reached by the motorway, and as well as many branded shops, also features a cinema, go-karting, and a small fair and play area for the children. It is relatively quiet in the daytime, with most of the locals opting to enjoy the many dining options in the cooler evenings.
With any one of our holiday villas in Mallorca, you are never far from some of the best shopping Mallorca has to offer!
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