Travelling solo can seem like an intimidating experience but it can also be life-changing. It allows you to explore new places and their culture at your own pace. Time alone with your thoughts gives you an opportunity to self-reflect; take stock and evaluate, or just really decompress.
The city of Palma in the island of Mallorca is an exquisite location; a place where you can soak your feet in turquoise water and truly let your hair down. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or on your first trip alone, Mallorca’s capital makes an ideal spot to get away. The city is very safe, with a culture similar to North America or Western Europe. English is the first language and it is pretty easy to get around by bus, taxi or car. Renting a car to visit the beaches is a convenient and affordable way. The cost of living in Palma de Mallorca is reasonable so you won’t have to shell out too much for anything. The best times to visit Palma for a solo traveller are between May and October. The grape harvest festival in Mallorca each September is as rowdy and a lot of fun.
Palma has a large selection of exquisite boutique hotels, designed for solo travellers. Check into hotels like the Hotel Saratoga which is home to Palma’s famous Blue Jazz Club; a high-end establishment, ideal to meet people and grab a drink in Palma. Hotel Balanguera has a minimalistic vibe and specially designed rooms for solo travellers and it is located only at a 10-minute walking distance from the city centre. If you would rather be closer to the historical sites around Palma, Hotel Armadams is a good luxury choice. Another alternative for backpackers on a budget is the Urban Hostel Palma; with bunk beds, access to lockers, locks and towels, this place is a great choice for travellers interested in restaurants, food and city walks.
With its cobbled streets and an old town atmosphere, Palma is a labyrinth of new things waiting to be discovered. You could spend weeks in this city alone, and still uncover fresh joys every day so a good way to hit the hotspots of the city is taking a bike tour. Explore the heart of the grand plaças, impressive monuments, museums, galleries and churches of Gothic splendour all around or head to the edgy districts; a mix of traditional and exclusive neighbourhoods, while a vibrant food and shopping scene exudes its magic across the city.