Don´t think for a moment that walking is off the agenda if you haven´t hired a car. There are so many walks in Palma that can be enjoyed by taking advantage of the fantastic public transport system. Lets start with taking a stroll along the Bay of Palma.
Hop on the No 15 Bus at Placa Espanya (opposite the train station, next to the large international newspaper kiosk). Your destination is either Ciutat Jardin (an hour´s gentle stroll back into Palma) or Portixol harbour (30 minute stroll back into Palma).
Once off the bus head towards the sea and take in the view.
You should be able to see Palma in the distance with its majestic Cathedral and the walk that lies head of you.
This has got to be one of the best seaside corniches in Europe. Walking along the promenade, your spirits are lifted by the fresh sea air, the sun glinting off the blue sea, the palm trees gently rustling in the breeze, and lots of people-watching opportunities!
En route you will be tempted by an array of eateries and coffee shops that now make up this once sleepy fishing area. Sea-facing properties along this magnificent promenade are now eagerly sought after (and its not hard to see why) with some apartments fetching upwards of €1million!
Enjoy the delightful old marina area of Es Molinar which you will pass, with lots of traditional llauts ( local Mallorcan fishing boats) and perhaps stop for a spot of lunch at the rustic clubhouse restaurant. The myriad of benches along the way allows you to sit, take in the view of the cruise ships passing in and out of the Bay of Palma and the sheer size and majesty of Palma Cathedral as it draws ever nearer to you.
So whatever time of year you decide to visit, summer or winter, slip on some comfy shoes and take in this jewel of the Mediterranean.