Things to do in Majorca
From pristine sandy shores to day trips, caves and natural parks – this Balearic Island has something for every kind of traveller. Spend the day shopping or checking out the sights in Palma, before heading to the coast for dinner and dancing at a trendy beach club. Whatever you want from your villa holiday, here’s our guide to the best fun things to do in Majorca, Spain.
Visit a beach club
Relaxing and sunbathing take on a whole new form at Majorca’s various glamorous beach clubs. Expect stylish furnishings and sun loungers, restaurants and bars serving gourmet fare, private pools, massages and other treatments. Among our recommendations are Palma’s Purobeach Illetas and Las Terrazas, as well as Bardot in Gran Meliá de Mar.
Tour the Tramuntana
In 2011, Serra de Tramuntana achieved UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Stretching almost 90km in length, this impressive mountain range is known as Majorca’s backbone from Cap de Formentor to Andratx. From the huge lakes of Gorg Blau and Cúber, to the lush olive groves and dry stone walling – this region of the island is famed for its rugged and authentic landscape that dates back centuries. Tranquil towns and villages worth visiting in this area include Deià, Valldemossa, Fornalutx and Sóller. If you’re hiring a car as part of your villa holiday, one of the most romantic things to do in Majorca is to take a drive through the Serra de Tramuntana along its famous mountain road, stopping along the way to take in the staggering views that make for incredible holiday photos.
Explore Palma, the island’s capital
Spend a morning wandering around in the glorious Majorcan sunshine as you explore the island’s capital of Palma, which is one of the best things to do in Majorca. Areas of the city such as the Old Town and La Lonja boast showstopping architecture and winding cobbled streets. The city operates a sightseeing bus if you want to take in all the major sights without the walk. If you have a car, be sure to discover La Seu (Palma’s Cathedral), and Bellver Castle, which dates back to the 14th century. Palma is home to over half of the island’s population, with great eateries, shopping and a trendy marina known as Paseo Marítimo.
Head to the beach
When you want to head out from your Villa Almendra Boi and explore some of the island’s sun-drenched beaches, you’ll have a whopping 262 to choose from! Majorca’s stretches of sand vary from the tranquil and shallow for families with children, to the more lively for watersports and surfing. Explore hidden coves as you swim in the azure waters, where you’ll find an abundance of fish and marine life. Some beaches have facilities like restaurants, lifeguards, shops, showers and toilets should you want to make a day of things, while others are more remote for those who want to share the sand with fewer people.
Visit the country’s wine region
Majorca has more than 70 wineries, and is a wine-lover’s haven. You can book tours and tastings frequently, sampling the best tipples that this sun-drenched region of the world has to offer. Regional markets, festivals and pop-up stalls often sell local wine and olive oils from the island’s various vineyards. Sineu, Santanyí, and Artà host markets selling wines, ales, handicrafts, and other fresh produce.
Make a splash at a waterpark with the kids
If you’re looking for fun things to do in Majorca, the island boasts an amazing four waterparks – one for adults, and three for the whole family. Enjoy a selection of water slides, kamikazes, wave pools and fountains as you cool off from the heat. Enjoy the Western Waterpark, which features several slides, a large wave pool and a Buffalo Bill themed park. Adults can take a dip in the Jacuzzi or spend some time lounging on the sunbeds. Also worth exploring is Hidropark in Port d’Alcúdia, which offers water slides and attractions, as well as bouncy castles, mini-golf, paintballing and trampolines.
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