Blue Flag beach
Before you hit the clubs, you'll want to top up that natural tan and the Magaluf Beach is a kilometre long stretch of golden bliss. The coastline has been awarded a European Blue Flag award because the sand is smooth and clean but at peak times the beach can be very busy.
Fortunately there is plenty to do around the shores to keep you occupied. Restaurants, hotels, bars and shops are just behind on a long promenade to cater for your beach experience. Off the coast the water is warm and shallow which makes it great for a leisurely swim or snorkel.
Water sports and scuba trips are available but you'll also see and hear party boats leaving from the small dock area.
Party capital of Europe
There is a massive selection of bars and clubs in Magaluf so every night can offer something different.
The premier destination of Magaluf is BCM. World class DJs and singers perform here so the entry fee will depend on the act but the drinks are usually free once inside. You're also given some free BCM swag just for turning up like wristbands, bags, t-shirts and towels.
Elsewhere you won't struggle to find a popular dancefloor or busy beer garden somewhere around the strip or in BCM Square.
The majority of hotels are all-inclusive so a popular plan of action is to stay at your free-bar until closing before heading out to town around 11 or 12 o'clock.
During the day
Back in the daytime there are some popular attractions around the town. Slap on the suncream and head out early to avoid the queues at Western Water Park. A short ride out of the main town, this park features a good selection of thrilling slides as well as a large wave pool and some cafes.
Further out is Katmandu Park with rides, amusements and a 4D cinema screen or you can spend time and money enjoying the smaller activities in Magaluf. You'll find mini-golf courses, a manmade surfing experience as well as daytime entertainment around the dozens of hotels here to.
Along the strip and close to BCM Square you'll find plenty of shops providing all of the necessary holiday amenities like souvenir shops, supermarkets and a pharmacy. Just behind the beach there is a quaint mall too which offers expensive jewellery as well as surf gear and clothing.
Cafes, pubs and restaurants
While your hotel is likely to offer all-inclusive food, there are plenty of restaurants in Magaluf if your appetite calls for a change.
There are several expats who have opened up their own pub or restaurant here so you'll find familiar meals while there are also dozens of traditional Spanish dining areas to enjoy too. Throw in Asian restaurants, steak houses and fast food options and there is plenty to choose from.
Of course on the short walks back to your hotel from the nightclubs, the whiff of takeaways will lure you into indulging in an unhealthy, greasy but definitely delicious kebab or pizza.
After landing at the Palma de Mallorca Airport it will take just under half an hour to reach your hotel in Magaluf. If you take a coach transfer it may take longer as there are a lot of hotels to stop off at.
Once you're checked in and unpacked, there is no reason to grab another taxi or bus as everything in Magaluf is relatively close by. All hotels and clubs run alongside the 1km beach so walking along its promenade will get you around.
To get to the water or adventure park just out of town then a taxi is a cheap option when charged on the metre.
Best time of year to visit
The summers in Magaluf are glorious while the winters can get much milder. Average temperatures in August are around 25C but January drops to 10C at times.
Rain is rarely seen in the summer and the winters can get marginally wetter as well.
If you're looking for a busy, hectic and bouncing atmosphere in the sun then visit during July and August. If you want the weather but a slightly quieter time then head over in May, June or September.
Location of Magaluf