Paseo Maritimo – updated 14 February 2023.
Paseo Maritimo is a beautiful waterfront promenade in Palma, Majorca. Located on the south coast of the island, the promenade runs along the edge of the sea, offering stunning views of the Mediterranean and the city skyline.
The Paseo Maritimo stretches for over four kilometers and is lined with palm trees, parks, and a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops. The promenade is a popular spot for walking, jogging, cycling, and rollerblading, and is a hub of activity both day and night.
Avinguda Gabriel Roca
Also known as Avinguda Gabriel Roca, this 4 km stretch of promenade is the most popular walk in the city. There is so much to see along the way such as the wonderful harbour with row after row of yachts, Palma Cathedral, Bellver Castle and the stunning Mediterranean Sea framed by pink sunrises or golden sunsets.
What to see
The recommended starting point for a walk along Paseo Maritimo is Porto Pi. You’ll pass a number of attractions such as Tito’s; which is the hottest club in town (some would say, on the island) and Palma’s Auditorium; where you can watch shows and concerts and towards the end of your walk, you’ll pass the 16th century wall around Es Baluard Museum. The final part of the 4km walk includes the Royal Palace of La Almudaina and the magnificent ‘La Seu’.
Parc de la Mar
Forty plus years ago, the sea came right up to the walls of the Cathedral until the sea was pushed back in the 1970’s due to construction. City planners created an artificial lake called Parc de la Mar at the foot of La Seu, which today provides a great area for concerts and fairs plus a superb photograph opportunity.
Just beyond the cathedral at Ca’n Pere Antoni, is Palma City Beach. It is a golden, sandy beach that is very popular with the locals and visitors who are staying in Palma and fancy a quick dip in the sea.
Playa de Palma
From Palma City Beach, the wide pedestrian promenade joins the popular resorts of C’an Pastilla to El Arenal, this part of the seafront is known collectively as Playa de Palma. Look out for the ‘Balnearios’; which are a series of open-air huts serving drinks and snacks.
Each year the Paseo Maritimo becomes alive due to the Palma International Boat Show; which takes place at Moll Vell, close to La Lonja and central Palma.
Overall, the Paseo Maritimo is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Palma, Majorca. Whether you’re looking for a scenic walk, a night out on the town, or a peaceful retreat, the promenade offers something for everyone. So, take a stroll along the Paseo Maritimo and experience the beauty and charm of Palma, Majorca for yourself.