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Palma (or Palma de Mallorca) has a variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. There are many tour and travel companies offering various types of sports.

Top 10 Activities To Do in and Around Palma


Cape Formentor, The Northwest Coast Scenic Drive

This is the most beautiful drive in Palma de Majorca for bike riders and photographers. Though a little busy with traffic, this road is worth a drive. Bestowed with nature’s beauty and stunning views of the Mediterranean beaches from the top of the surrounding mountains, Cape Formentor carves a niche for itself. A visit as early as possible in the morning is ideal, as the beaches get very busy during the day.

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Palma City Historical Walking Tour

This half-day tour in and around the city introduces you to the fascinating, culturally diverse city of Palma. On this sightseeing tour, a walk down the cobbled street swill allow you discover the enchanting and hidden courtyards, and the best sights of Palma such as the Gothic Quarter, Cathedral de la Seu and Alumdaina Royal Palace.

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Palma de Mallorca City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Opting for this tour enables you to hop-on and hop-off as many times as you want while you roam in and around the city in an open-top double-decker bus. The tour ticket is valid for 24-hrs from first use, and the route covers 15 conveniently located stops around the city. This tour gives you a chance to set your own itinerary and see the city attractions at your own pace.

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Join the Fiestas

Spain is well known for its celebrations, festivals and Palma is no exception. The city celebrates the national holidays and fiestas that emphasized traditions, food, and processions. Most fiestas have exhibitions, side stalls, and attractions such as parades of local dancers dressed up in traditional costumes or fancy dresses. These fiesta days prove to be great opportunities for the family to socialize, and maintain the old traditions.


Wine Tasting Tour

The wine tasting tour includes a walk through the vineyards and cellars of Mallorca (or Majorca). It offers a closer look at the old processes and methods of winemaking that are still in practice. Also, the tour offers an opportunity to taste excellent wines such as the Callet, Manto Negro, Prensal Blanc, etc. along with a few local tapas and other delicacies.

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Scuba diving

Palma is a heaven for scuba divers as clear waters, and nearby natural underwater caves make great diving spots. The waters around Palma are home to some beautiful reefs, as well as plenty of marine flora and fauna including starfish, sea urchins, and squid. Diving sites vary from easy to challenging. Instructors guide the novices as to which site to choose. The diving clubs and centres here provide all the necessary equipment.


Sea Kayaking

The calm and crystal clear waters surrounding Palma are the reason why kayaking has become very popular today. The island is rising to fame for canyoning and climbing as well. The adventure enthusiasts can hire the equipment and kit necessary for a range of such adventurous activities. Qualified instructors provide top-class guidance to beginners.


Shopping

Palma proffers a variety of shopping opportunities including upscale markets, flea markets and organic food markets as well. Avinguda Jaume III and Passeig des Born are the main areas with unique boutiques while small specialist shops surround Placa Major. Shopping malls and hypermarkets such as Centro Comercial Porto Pi are within close vicinity of the city centre. For varied fruits, vegetables, fish, and meat you can set out to the huge, colourful indoor Olivar Market. It is a feast for all the senses!


Scenic Train Ride from Palma to Soller

This day excursion takes about 1-hr 30-mins to reach Soller from Palma. A short journey, though, it takes you back in time by 50 years. The train ride runs 27km along its narrow-gauge tracks through beautiful landscapes, villages, country stations, scenic mountains and down into the citrus valley where the town of Soller is situated. The vintage carriages of the trains, mahogany panels and brass fittings add up to a nostalgic feeling and will leave you spellbound.


Join in the Nightlife

Palma has a great number of lively, friendly bars and pubs. Usually small, most of the bars and pubs are located in "Paseo Maritimo". They cater to every type of tourist, may it be young or adult. Nightclubs, discos, pubs and cafes in other urban centres such as Pollença, Llucmajor, Magaluff, and Alcudia, all have their own style. Also, there are more lively and fun hangouts along the island's northern belt as well. Submerge yourself in Palma’s nightlife, and your trip to the city will be an experience of a lifetime.

Activities all over Majorca Island


Aqualand – El Arenal

This well-established water park is located behind the famous beach resort of Platja de Palma. There are a plethora of water slides in different shapes and sizes, along with pools, water playgrounds, children’s paradise, and other exciting rides. “Banzia” is one of their famous rides where you skim over the water’s surface with a plastic sled.

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Hidropark – Alcudia

This is a water based theme park that includes activities for young children.

Address: Av. Tucà, s / n, 07400 Port d'Alcúdia, Illes Balears


Safari Zoo Services SL - Porto Cristo

See the giraffes, zebra and monkeys while driving round the safari park. Also, there is a ‘baby zoo’ where young reptiles and elephants born at the zoo reside. Arrive early to see the animals feed.

Address: Carretera Porto Cristo a Son Servera, Km 5 07680 Porto Cristo, Spain


Marineland - Portals Nous

At Marineland, there are trained dolphins, sea lions and parrots perform different activities in addition to the penguin pool, reptile house, sharks, tropical fish, flamingos, and monkeys. A mock pirate boat and miniature train entertain the children.

Address: Carrer Garcilaso de la Vega, 9 07181 Costa d'en Blanes, Mallorca Illes Balears, Spain


Palma Aquarium

Palma Aquarium is renowned for its 200 species of marine life sourced from all over the world. It is home to enormous shark tanks, a garden play area for kids, and a gift shop where you can buy a wide range of toys, games, and clothes. What’s more, the shark tank welcomes PADI certified drivers to swim with four different types of sharks - Smooth Hound, Blacktip Reef Shark, Sand Tiger Shark, and the Sandbar Shark.

Address: Carrer Manuela de los Herreros i Sorà, 21 07610 Palma, Spain

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