Manacor is just an ordinary town with a population of around 30,000. Narrow streets radiate randomly from its large, central Gothic-style church, whose spires soar above the surrounding low-rise buildings and tree-lined streets and squares.
However, Manacor is lively, restless, accessible, rapidly growing, and a great centre for sport activities, shopping, industry and culture, including art and is a commercial and industrial town and regional capital. The town of Manacor is situated in a hollow which experiences the freezing fogs of winter and the burning heat of the summer.
Manacor has recently experienced a great boom in tourism and the nearby beaches are well attended in the summer. The recent boom has encouraged an increase in the number of hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. It has also enabled the area to become more organised. Most of Manacors beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag for safety and facilities.
Typical of a small town, with modest everyday shops and supermarkets. No real choice for tourists, apart from shops selling locally made pearls. There is a Monday market and daily vegetable market.
During the daytime activities include walking, cycling and relaxing. There is a small local museum, and guided tours of local pearl factory.
The nightlife is limited to hotel bar/restaurant and low-key cafe/bars towards resort centre.