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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Magaluf, Mallorca, Spain

Magaluf, on the south coast of Mallorca, is well-known as a holiday destination.  The town has developed primarily to cater to mass tourism and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.  I spent an afternoon in Magaluf in April 2017.

Bus services across Mallorca are provided by Transports de les Illes Balears (TIB).  Several routes from the island's capital, Palma de Mallorca, run to or through Magaluf.

The principal service is route 104, which generally operates every 30 minutes between Palma and Peguera.  Additional buses operate between Palma and Magaluf on Mondays to Saturdays, to provide a 15-minute frequency over this section of route.

Route 104 is operated with a mix of standard and articulated single-deck buses.



























A number of the buses I saw were carrying advertising for visitor attractions.























As well as route 104, which operates as a stopping service, there is also an express service between El Toro, Magaluf and Palma.

This is route 105, which generally runs hourly, although it does not operate on Sundays.





Routes 106 and 107 also link Magaluf wth Palma, although these services are infrequent.

Another route serving Magaluf is the A11, providing a direct link between the resort and Mallorca's airport every 75 minutes.  Introduced in May 2017, just after my visit, the A11 also serves neighbouring resorts.

There is also a service 811 linking Magaluf with the market at Andratx on Wednesdays only.  Two buses leave Magaluf in the morning, returning from Andratx in the early afternoon.

There are plenty of coaches to be seen around Magaluf.

These provide airport transfers on behalf of package tour operators, free services to nearby visitor attractions as well as excursions.  They also provide school transport for residents of Magaluf.











 











Excursions by boat are also available.  One operator providing excursions along the coast, including trips to Palma de Mallorca, is Cruceros Costa de Calvia (CCC).







 
 







 
 




 




 
 

There are other operators too, including at least one which runs a "booze cruise" catering to Magaluf's party crowd. 

I will post separately about Palma de Mallorca, and other parts of the island, soon - watch this space!