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Top 5 Palma: CIEE Palma de Mallorca

Why Study Abroad in Palma de Mallorca?

Here are our top 5 reasons!

The people: having great International and Spanish friends, some of them best friends “ever and forever;” traveling and exploring the island with people from all over the world; full immersion in Spanish language – speaking with classmates, Homestay hosts, intercambios, and internship colleagues. Students also love the CIEE professors, who are always so involved in what they teach!


The Spanish lifestyle, the laid back and “no pasa nada” attitude: Palma has a busy city life, but people take breaks to have coffee, go for walks, have (late) long dinners with great food and conversation. Mallorcans fully embrace life and this attitude is tremendously contagious.


Great beaches and mountains: The privileged Mediterranean landscape, together with the weather and the incredible color of the sky and the sea, make every beach excursion or hiking experience worthwhile. Favorite beaches near Palma are Illetas, Cala Comtesa and Cala Nova; a little further, students love Cala Mesquida, Formentor, Cala Varques, Cala Mondragó, Es Trenc, and Colonia de Sant Jordi; and some recommend never leaving the island without taking the most beautiful boat ride from Soller Harbour to Sa Calobra.

   Palma de Mallorca_Landscapes_Cala de Formentor

The awesome nightlife: Tapas Tuesday is a favorite for students, or as locals call it “la Ruta Martiana.” For the weekend, the preferred area is La Lonja Neighborhood, great to meet people and eat good food. Students particularly recommend Aqua Bar. And, later at night, Paseo Marítimo is the discotheques and pubs area right by the sea.


Being in an Island in the Mediterranean says it all: Students love riding bikes or running along the peaceful paths by the Ocean of Palma. They say the sea is different every day and it is a beautiful experience to watch it change. Students always comment on how easy the public transportation is to near beaches, including affordable travel around Spain and other European cities!


“Palma is a beautiful city. Take time on your own when you get here to get lost in it. Find the hidden streets and corner bars. Walk around when the city is swimming with tourists and on a quiet Sunday afternoon when you won’t encounter another soul. Learn to love the city. I promise it is not hard!” (Hannah J., Fall 2012/Spring 2013)


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