Is Palma Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Palma is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. The locals are welcoming and friendly, and there are plenty of public spaces and tourist spots that are well-lit and populated. However, as with any destination, it's always essential to be cautious and aware of your surroundings, especially at night. According to the local police reports, the likelihood of serious crime is low, but petty crimes like pickpocketing can occasionally occur in crowded areas, so it's advisable to keep your belongings close to you. Keeping these precautions in mind should lead to a safe and enjoyable trip.

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How safe is Palma?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Overall, Palma is quite safe at night. Streets are well-lit and populated, in most areas, even in the evening hours. However, like anywhere in the world, it is still recommended to remain vigilant. Stick to main streets and avoid alone, isolated areas. It's always a good idea to inform someone about your whereabouts and keep your valuables hidden. Crimes that do occur tend to be opportunistic, so lessening the opportunity can greatly reduce the likelihood of encountering problems.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Palma, is generally safe and reliable. The buses and metro are frequently used by both locals and tourists, and are well-maintained and regulated. Despite this, as in any travel situation, it's always important to remain alert and vigilant about your surroundings to ensure your safety.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

In Palma, the level of street harassment is generally low. It's considered a safe city especially in the central and tourist areas. Like any city, there are certainly some neighborhoods that are less safe than others, particularly late at night. However, as long as you stay aware of your surroundings and minimize risky situations, you should not experience much street harassment. As always, use common sense, avoid isolated areas especially during the night, and be wary of unsolicited attention.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Palma's level of petty crime is comparatively low. Occasionally, incidents like pickpocketing or bag snatching may occur in crowded places like public transport or tourists sites. However, by taking precautions such as securing belongings and staying alert in crowded areas, these risks can be minimized considerably.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

According to many tourists and locals, the tap water in Palma is considered safe to drink. However, because it's purified through a desalination process, it has a bit of a different taste compared to other tap waters. While this could be unusual to some, it doesn't pose any health risks. It's always a good idea to stay hydrated especially when you're on your travels.

Is Palma safe to travel?

4.4 /5

Based on 6 experiences

Solo travel experience

I travelled to Palma in December so I didn’t expect the weather would be that nice. I felt quite safe even at night. There is no loud parties at night(even if there are some, they not gonna annoy you) I definitely recommend you to take your swimsuit (even in December) I saw some people swimming, the water was not cold at all. Very beautiful place and prices are adorable. For a nice dinner at the restaurant I payed 25-30 euros. The prices for coffee are incredibly cheap😄

Posted: May 9, 2024
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Nada

Nada

Germany

Solo travel experience

Mallorica has a good vibes, it’s a mix of simplicity and uniqueness. People also are so friendly and nice and love live. Food also was so good especially seafood, but some restaurants doesn’t seems so fresh. It was overall special and safe

Posted: November 26, 2023
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Couple travel experience

We stayed in Palma and each day we visited a beach somewhere or another town. We didnt spend much time in Palma, we mostly visited old town there. I was kinda disappointed to see everything closing early - around 10 pm. Apparently, the other part of the town is much more lively with a better nightlife - i gathered that from one evening, when we had dinner there. However, Palma felt pretty safe to me. During the day the old town is nice and has a great atmosphere, there is a lot of nice boutique shops. But as I said, we mostly visited other places. We got around with bus and we used a train once. Buses are very great, make sure to check the schedule. Also it is much cheaper if you pay by credit card directly on the bus (if there is more of you, pay everything with one card since you get a discount) - except the bus from airport, which costs 5e/person. we stayed in a room with privet bathroom in a rental unit, a few minutes of walking to the centre. I would recommend visiting Cala des Moro - since it is very popular, there is a lot of tourists, but it was beautiful. I wasnt as impressed by Cala Pi. We also liked Manacor and Porto Cristo. What I liked the most was Valdemossa - a small town in the mountains. It is very pretty, a lot of local bars and boutique shops. I really enjoyed it there. I would recommed eating a seafood paella once, since it is the local dish. We also went for tapas and wine. We really liked alioli and olives. We visited La Rosa - a tapas restaurant in Palma. The vibe and food are amazing, maybe it is a bit pricier, but still accessible. However, I would really advice you to make a reservation - thet goes pretty much for every restaurant you want to visit. Also visiting Can Joan de sAigo is a must if you ask me. You get traditional pastries and good coffee and the price is very good. We ate breakfast there a couple times, however it also thends to get busy. All in all the trip was amazing, we got the most of it. We stayed for a week and spet around 600e per person (including accomodation) or something like that. I would say that you can sped less, depending on what you want to do or see. If you visit Mallorca for beaches and nature, maybe it is better to stay on another part of the town - see which one has best access. If I went again, I would stay in Palma for 2 nights and 5 nights somewhere maybe a bit more on the east of the islad, since I think that is where you find (or can access easier) most of the pretty beaches.

Posted: June 17, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I went alone for a week. It was great fun, it was easy to get around, the food was wonderful, and I felt very safe.

Posted: June 2, 2023
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Is Palma safe right now?

Before your visit to Palma, it's essential to check travel advisories for Spain, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States Government advises exercising increased caution in Spain due to terrorism and civil unrest. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Spain due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 4, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises to exercise normal safety precautions in Spain. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 18, 2024

Is Palma worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 6 experiences

Arushi

Arushi

Germany

Solo travel experience

I am facinate by this plac3. Always heard of this palce, saw literally heaven on earth. Dont miss to join free walking tours and rides as well. Food is amazing. Please try tapas here very tasty I stayee near beach , avoid due to cold but to see a beautiful morning, may be bear the cold

Posted: May 27, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Sandra

Sandra

Germany

Solo travel experience

Palma is the beautiful capital of Mallorca - the island of light. It has a historic center with a lot of sites to visit - the most famous one is the cathedral. You find an outstanding number of national and international restaurants with good prices for delicious food and also some shopping areas. The beach is in walking distance - as well as the Harbour, where you can start your trip on a boat. The people are very open and relaxed; it is a place to spend a wonderful time. ☀️

Posted: October 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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