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Cabo Blanco is a headland located in the southeast of Majorca with a stunning sweep of bay backed by lush pine forests.
Once home to a military base, since the 1990s several small towns have sprung up along the coast, offering holiday accommodation ranging from luxury to budget, but with no compromise on comfort.
Just 10 minutes from the airport, Cabo Blanco is the perfect destination to unwind amid beautiful natural landscapes, while still having access to plenty of activities, fun and facilities.
It provides a peaceful alternative to Majorca’s main tourist spots while remaining well-connected by public transport.
The capital Palma can be reached within 15 minutes.
Cabo Blanco boasts several excellent sandy beaches perfect for sunbathing, swimming and watersports. The bay at the headland itself has calm, clear waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
The long stretch of Playa de Palma is also not far away, extending over 6km with fine golden sand.
Things To Do
Cabo Blanco offers extensive sports facilities including sailing, diving, snorkelling, golf, horse riding, cycling, and more. There are a number of waymarked trails for hiking and biking through the pine forests and countryside.
A wide range of cafes, restaurants and bars can be found along the beaches and in the resort towns. There is entertainment to suit all tastes from lively spots in El Arenal to relaxed local eateries. Excellent public transport connects Cabo Blanco to the rest of the island.
Activities / Excursions
- Watersports – Sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing
- Golf – Several championship courses in the area (see below)
- Horse riding – Trail rides through the countryside
- Cycling – Bike hire and trails available
- Paragliding – Popular off the headland and beaches
- Go-karting – Pro track Circuit Mallorca is nearby providing a thrilling experience
- Trike tours – See the island by open-air trike bike
- Aqualand – Large water park with slides and pools for all ages
- Beaches – Miles of pristine sands for sunbathing and watersports
- Historic Palma – The island’s capital is just 15 minutes away
- Nightlife – Lively restaurants and bars in El Arenal and Palma
Bars / Pubs & Restaurants
Cabo Blanco offers dining to suit all tastes and budgets. From beachside cafes serving fresh seafood, to trendy bistros in Palma, to charming village restaurants inland, there are plenty of options:
- Authentic Spanish cuisine – Paella, tapas, grilled meats and seafood
- International fare – Pizzas, burgers, Tex-Mex, Indian, Chinese
- Local specialities – Sobrassada sausage, seafood stews like Caldereta
- Mallorcan wines – Indigenous varieties like Manto Negro and Callet
- Beach bars – Relaxed spots to enjoy sundowners on the sand
- Family restaurants – Resort spots with kids’ menus and activities
- Fine dining – High-end restaurants in Palma using quality local ingredients
Nightlife ranges from laidback pubs and cocktail bars to vibrant late-night clubs and live music venues, especially if you venture a little further afield to S’Arenal (El Arenal).
The nearby Port of Palma is one of the busiest ports in the Mediterranean. It serves as a stopover for luxury yachts and cruise liners.
Ferry connections to mainland Spain, Italy and North Africa are available.
Excursion boats for tours and watersports also depart from here.
The port promenade features shopping, restaurants and bars.
With its year-round sunshine and scenic landscapes, Majorca is a golfer’s paradise.
There are over 20 courses dotted around the island, with several located near Cabo Blanco:
- Golf Maioris – 18 holes directly behind the resort
- Son Gual – Challenging 18-hole course north of Palma
- Son Quint – Designed by legendary player Seve Ballesteros
- Son Muntaner – 18 holes offering outstanding views
- Son Antem – Wooded 18-hole course close to the airport
- Son Vida – Luxury 18-hole course surrounded by villas
In the 13th century, Cabo Blanco was home to a Moorish watchtower to guard against invaders.
The coastline here was plagued by pirates until the 19th century, when fortresses were built to protect the island.
Cabo Blanco remained largely uninhabited until a military base was established there in the 1930s during the Spanish Civil War, taking advantage of the headland’s strategic location.
Barracks and bunkers can still be seen.
When the base closed in the 1960s, developers moved in to build tourist resorts.
However strict planning laws have maintained the area’s natural beauty and prevented large hotels from being constructed.
Cabo Blanco remains a peaceful haven edged by forests and farmland.
Best Places to Stay
Cabo Blanco offers varied accommodations from luxury hotels to budget apartments. Some top picks:
The Universal Hotel Cabo Blanco offers an upscale, adults-only coastal retreat with excellent dining, facilities and location for a romantic or relaxing beach getaway in southeast Majorca.
- Adult-only boutique hotel in prime seafront location in Colònia de Sant Jordi, southeast Majorca
- Contemporary, elegant décor reflecting natural essence of Majorca
- Direct sea access from pool/sun terrace area
- Close to the famous Es Trenc beach and Cabrera National Park
- Stylish, bright rooms with sea views
- Facilities: large pool and sun terrace by the sea, chill-out zone, gym, bike parking
- Dining: buffet breakfasts, 5-course dinner menus, poolside snack bar
- Focus on Spanish and international cuisine using quality, seasonal local ingredients
- Evening entertainment and guided excursions are available
- Free WiFi, 24-hour reception, laundry services, and medical services are available
- Transfers can be booked online
Best Delta Hotel
The Best Delta Hotel is an all-inclusive hotel located along the Cabo Blanco coast, about 800m from the sea and 8km from El Arenal beach.
Palma Airport is 17km away by road.
Facilities include an adult and kids pool, indoor pool, gym, playground, kids club (seasonal), buffet restaurant with show cooking, bars and cafes. Entertainment and activities are offered day and night in summer.
The 288 guest rooms have air conditioning, mini-bar, TV, telephone, safe (fee), balcony and private bathroom.
All-inclusive covers breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, unlimited snacks from 10am-11pm, ice cream from 10am-6:30pm and alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks from 10am-11:30pm. Some items may incur extra fees.
In summary, Best Delta Hotel provides an all-inclusive coastal vacation option with pools, dining, entertainment and amenities for families and couples, located a short distance from Palma and beaches.
Ola Maioris Hotel
Globales Maioris is a modern, family-friendly all-inclusive hotel located in a residential area 7km from El Arenal beaches and 17km from Palma Airport. Facilities include a large pool, playground, sports courts, and bike rentals.
The buffet restaurant offers international cuisine with live cooking stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There is a poolside snack bar and lobby bar. Entertainment includes a kids club and evening shows.
Guest rooms feature air conditioning, TV, WiFi, fridge, balcony, and private bathroom.
Safety deposit boxes are available for a fee.
Overall, Globales Maioris provides a fun, relaxed all-inclusive vacation option for families, with good dining, facilities, entertainment and comfortable accommodation near Palma and beaches.
Its location in a residential area offers a more peaceful setting.
Cabo Blanco enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers and mild winters.
- Summer (June-August) – Average highs of 30-32°C. Perfect beach weather.
- Winter (December-February) – Daytime averages of 16-18°C. Cooler but still pleasant.
- Spring and autumn see comfortable temperatures around 22-25°C.
- The sea remains swimmable June-October, averaging 22-24°C.
- Rainfall is low year-round, but most likely from October-January.
- Air – Palma de Mallorca Airport is a 10-minute drive from Cabo Blanco with many domestic and international flights.
- Road – Good motorways connect with Palma and other resorts. Car rental is available.
- Bus – Frequent, fast and inexpensive buses run along the coast.
- Boat – Daily ferries link Palma to mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands.
So in summary, Cabo Blanco offers the perfect blend of nature, activities, facilities and island life to suit all tastes and budgets. Its beaches, walks, sports and proximity to Palma make it an ideal Majorcan destination!
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Mark Kaye is a travel writer and content creator living in Majorca, Spain. Originally from the UK, Mark moved to the island and quickly fell in love with Majorcan culture, food, and scenic landscapes. When he’s not busy writing detailed guides about Majorca’s top tourist attractions and hidden local gems, you can find him out exploring coastal trails or wandering the streets of Palma’s Old Town in search of his next great restaurant discovery.