Ciudad Jardin lies to the east of Palma, just along the bay from Portixol and Molinar and close to the airport.
Its lovely golden sandy beach boasts shallow waters and a promenade that takes you either back to Palma or east to Playa de Palma (S’Arenal), as well as glorious south-westerly views of the Bay and Palma. The village was built in the late 19th century as a luxury resort close to Palma, the highlight of which was the modernist neo-Moorish Ciutat Jardí Hotel. In more recent years, a number of smart restaurants and cafes have opened up along the seafront. Although some of the buildings are still a little bit shabby, there is a definite Miami-South Beach feel to the place. Its proximity to the airport could be viewed as a plus or a negative depending on how noise sensitive you are.
Ciudad Jardin is a good place to stay for those who want a beach holiday but want to be within easy reach of the shopping, sights and attractions in Palma and the facilities in the resort Playa de Palma. Although a few expats have managed to penetrate the area, most of the residents are still very much Spanish which adds to the friendly nature of this small resort.
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