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Shopping in Mallorca was never so much fun - Great value airport transfers and island-wide transport services to and from your hotel!
The top shopping areas on the island are in Palma city capital, where most the population lives and where you can get anything and everything and spend an amazing day out while you are at it.
The two main shopping areas in Palma are:
Avenida Jaime III and Paseo del Borne
These two are Palma's large boulevards; el Borne is home to the high end brands like Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Carolina Herrera and Mulberry, local boutiques like Rialto Living and the more popular highstreet names, while Jaime III has El Corte Ingles.
Though Mercado Santa Catalina is certainly vying for attention these days as a whole meddley of boutique shops and trendy cafes spring up on every corner and the area has a very definite arty and cosmopolitan feel to it.
Having said that, the upmarket yachting areas around Palma near the main luxury marinas of Portals Nous and are also top notch shopping destinations, especially if you like high end brands. But more on them later, under: Luxury Shopping.
This is sometimes the easiest way to go shopping. You get all the best brands in one place and often have a selction of eateries on location too. Though the island is quite small, there are a few shopping centres in Mallorca, mostly located around Palma city.
Also known as Mallorca Fashion Outlet, Festival Park is located a little further out of Palma, heading north, an allround shopping centre, with 60 shops, a full cinema, a bowling alley, kids bounce park and 17 cafes and restaurants. It also has lots of outside space. If you like malls, this is one for families with kids.
Centro Comercial Porto Pi
Porto Pi has a 140 shops with great selection of brands, possibly the most varied and high end of the malls. It is located on the east side of Palma, at the end of the Paseo Maritimo and has a great Sushi bar on the premises.
FAN Mallorca Shopping
Fan is the newest addition to mallorca's shopping centres and has become particularly popular because it houses the island's first Primark store. Located just before the airport turn off, this is a great stop off on arrival or on your way home.
Though AlCampo is a supermarket really, it does have an awful lot of different sections, with electronics, clothes, books, toys, plants etc. But is also worth noting here becuase within the Al Cxampo complex there is also a Decathlon, Zara Kids, and
El Corte Inglés
The island's weekly markets and seasonal fairs are a whole different way of shopping, much closer to Mallorca's traditional pulse, and a fabulous way of getting acquainted with the smaller villages away from the coast. Each tends to concentrate of a specific harvest and will be showcasing the best products of the season; wine, olives, seafood, almonds, etc. Though many are food markets, there are always a whole array of artisan stands too.
Almond Fair, Son Servera
Pottery Fair, Marratxi
Sepia Fair, Alcudia - Sea food festival
Wine Fair, Pollensa
Cheese & Wine Fair, Estellencs
Herb Fair, Selva
Octopus Food Fair, Portocolom
Artdemossa, Valldemossa - art & culture festival
Melon Fair, Vilafranca de Bonany
Wine Fair, Binissalem
Fair, Campos - Gastronomic festival with sobrassada sausage
Olive Fair, Caimari
Honey Fair, Llubi
Partridge Fair, Montuiri
In Palma the luxury stores are found primarily around the main shopping streets mentioned above.
Along the coast however, near the most exclusive harbours and marinas, you will find the most glamorous side of the island and here is where the shopping gets interesting. See Port Adriano and Puerto Portals.
Majorica Pearls Factory Shop, Manacor
Teixits Vicenes, Pollensa