Things to do in Mallorca

Often hailed as the jewel of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is a sunny haven of scenic coves, lofty mountains, and Moorish architecture. This accessible Mediterranean land of hilltop villages and white sand beaches captivates travelers from near and far, each leaving with their own magical story to tell.

With the average summer temperatures reaching up to 87 degrees Farenheight and dipping as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, while offering around 300 days of sunshine and blue skies, there truly is no “bad” season to visit Mallorca, making it easy to plan a trip to whenever you’d like.

Catering to different travelers with different styles, plans, and budgets, in Mallorca, you can easily go from clubbing the night away to planning to explore the beautiful coves, or checking out the bohemian art scene, meeting incredibly welcoming locals along the way offering their recommendations to best enjoy the island.

Read on to discover all the top things to do in Mallorca, Spain’s largest island, to help you decide how to spend your vacation.

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1 – Pay your respects at Palma Cathedral

Palma Cathedral

The star of the show in Mallorca’s capital city is undoubtedly the magnificent Palma Cathedral. Standing proud beside the harbor in the historic quarter, this Gothic marvel is home to holy relics and royal tombs.

Keep your camera handy to capture one of the largest stained-glass windows in the world, and see if you can spot Gaudi’s handwork on the alter.

Be sure to learn more about the cathedral’s extensive architecture, inspiration, and more about the surrounding area, on a walking tour.

2 – Harness the waves on a catamaran excursion

catamaran excursion

Cruise along the coast in style on board a comfortable catamaran. The twin hulls make this a stable ride, letting you concentrate instead on photographing the majestic sea cliffs and caves as you sail by.

Drop anchor in the picturesque bays of Portals Vells or Cala Vella, for a spot of swimming or snorkeling, and clamber back on board for a tasty barbecue feast prepared by the expert crew, as you mingle and make friends with your group mates.

Catamaran tickets start at $60 USD.

3 – Listen to an audioguide as you sit on a hop-on hop-off bus tour

hop-on hop-off bus tour Mallorca

Want to see the sights but short on time? Then a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Palma is the answer. Explore this city of culture at your own pace, stopping at the attractions that catch your eye.

Stroll through Plaza España, visit Palau de la Almudaina, or pop into the cathedral. Get a seat on the top deck for the best views, and listen to the audio guide to keep learning about the spectacular sights moving all around you.

4 – Go underground in the Cuevas del Drach

Cuevas del Drach

Heading deep below the earth’s surface on a tour of the Drach Caves is one of the most remarkable things to do in Mallorca. Live musical performances and special lighting effects transform this eerie underworld into something quite special.

Take a boat ride on the vast subterranean Lake Martel, and gaze in wonder at the ethereal formations all around you.

Some tours may include bonus activities like stopping by the Pearl Factory and the scenic town of Porto Cristo!

5 – Sink your feet into the white sand beaches of Cala Agulla

Cala Agulla, Majorca

Perfectly positioned between scented pine forests and commanding mountains, the beach at Cala Agulla is one of the prettiest on the island. Popular with families, the fine white sand comes with a dazzling dose of shallow blue sea to swim in.

Take a walk through the scenic nature sights, from the sand dunes to the desert plants, pine trees, and beautiful rock formations.

Hire a sun lounger or spread out your towel and settle in for a day for pure relaxation.

6 – Stroll around Palma de Mallorca Old Town

Palma de Mallorca Old Town

The historic quarter of Palma de Mallorca is a maze of narrow streets, leading to squares, mansions, and museums. Old Town highlights include the Gothic cathedral and the Palace of Almudania.

The best way to explore is on a walking tour, but if you want to cover more ground, bike excursions and segway tours are a fun way to get around.

Another fun way to explore the quaint streets of Old Town is to rent an electric scooter, where for approximately 1-hour, you’ll cover a lot of must-visit sites, with a multilingual tour guide.

7 – Venture inland on a quad tour

Quad tour Mallorca
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Journey into the rugged interior of the island on a thrilling off-road quad bike adventure. Explore lesser-known valleys and villages as you zoom along dirt tracks and hidden trails.

Stop at lofty mountain viewpoints for panoramic photos, then head to the beaches for snorkeling and cliff jumping. If you want to experience a different side of Mallorca – this is it!

The experience is available all year long, featuring a different route in the winter, with an equally jam-packed itinerary in store for you!

8 – Lazily stroll around and market hop in Soller


The peaceful town of Soller is nestled in a valley of orange groves between the hills and the sea. You can visit on a day trip, or by vintage train from Palma.

Wander along cobbled streets past traditional townhouses and practice your haggling skills at the market. Then indulge in a bit of people-watching in laid-back plazas, and tuck into local tapas and pastries at local cafes. Visit the Port of Soller for a stunning view over the bay.

9 – Explore the underworld in the Caves of Hams

Caves of Hams Majorca

Fancy doing something different? The Caves of Hams are out of this world, with bizarre rock formations and secret lagoons beckoning you into the depths of the earth.

Walk along pathways to discover 15 different areas, including an extraordinary underground lake called the Sea of Venice. Watch out for the free-flying birds and be amazed at the luminous colors of the blue cave.

Some combined tickets also include a stop at Dinosaurland Theme Park, making this a perfect activity for older children!

10 – Admire the Gothic architecture and courtyard of La Almudaina

Royal Palace of La Almudaina

Conveniently situated opposite the cathedral in Palma, this 10th-century Moorish fortress is one of the top sights in the capital. Rebuilt by the Christians in a more Gothic style, the Royal Palace of La Almudaina has been home to the nobility for centuries.

Explore staterooms and grand halls, then visit the museum to discover how history has shaped this magnificent palace through the ages.

Explore the Royal Collections inside, consisting of dozens of detailed textiles and tapestries, further detailing important Spanish history.

11 – Snap photos of the dolphins on a dolphin-watching cruise

dolphin watching in Mallorca

Hop on board a catamaran and sail out to sea in search of dolphins. Keep your eyes peeled for all manner of marine life as you cruise along the coast – make sure you have your camera to capture the action.

Pods of friendly dolphins often play in the bow waves of the boats, leaping through the surf and showing you their signature moves.

Be amazed by the wonder and size of whales, on a whale-watching tour, as you watch the creatures pop their head up to the surface while learning fun facts about them from your tour guides.

12 – Swim with sharks at Palma Aquarium

Palma Aquarium in Mallorca

Looking for a fun family day out? Then visit Palma Aquarium and come face to face with over 8000 creatures of the deep. The highlight of this vast aquatic kingdom is the Big Blue Shark Tank – courageous explorers can even dive with the beasties inside!

Listen to enchanting whale songs in the 3D Aquadome, and watch manta rays chowing down at feeding time.

Some tickets also offer entry into the fascinating 3D cinema, featuring life-like nature films that detail local sea life.

13 – Chill out at Es Trenc Beach

Es Trenc Beach Majorca

Es Trenc is the most famous beach in Mallorca, and it is easy to see why. The long swathes of golden sand and shimmering turquoise sea have distinctly Caribbean vibes. Grassy dunes line the beach, giving a sense of natural wilderness.

Facilities are low-key and unobtrusive, which is part of the charm. So, pack a towel and a picnic, and settle in for the day.

Don’t know how to get there? Consider a beach day tour with bonus roundtrip transportation included in your experience!

14 – Get a dose of culture at Valldemossa

Valldemossa Mallorca

Just a 20-minute drive from Palma, the mountain town of Valldemossa feels a world away from the city bustle. Pedestrianized alleyways entice you into the heart of this rich cultural settlement, with churches, gardens, and plazas to explore.

Stroll around the Real Cartuja monastery and enjoy a Chopin piano recital in remembrance of the composer who once stayed here.

Make it a day, and enjoy the several different stops included in a few combined tickets, including stopping by Soller and Serra de Tramuntana!

15 – Enjoy some beach time at Cala Vella

Cala Vella
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Kick your shoes off and feel the warm sand on your feet as you walk along the beach at Cala Vella. This dreamy cove is one of the most popular beach resorts in Mallorca, with its turquoise waters and sheltered bay.

Only accessible via boat, you can rest assured knowing that this beach is almost always quiet, even during the high travel times! Make a day of it on a boat trip to Cala Vella, with barbecue lunches and as much snorkeling as you can handle.

16 – Meet sea creatures on a snorkeling tour

snorkeling in Mallorca

Snorkeling tours are one of the best things to do in Mallorca. The underwater world around this Mediterranean island is sublime, with unusual rock formations and abundant marine life to discover.

Swim out from deserted beaches or jump overboard and float beside colorful rainbow wrasse and seabream. Keep an eye out for moray eels in the rocky crevices.

First time snorkeling? There are activities geared specifically for first-timers, so don’t feel intimidated! Other tours are combined with quad tours and more.

17 – Taste test the local Manto Negro on a wine tasting

wine tastings in Mallorca

No visit to Mallorca would be complete without a wine tour in some of the prettiest vineyards on the island. Visit family-run wineries to learn about the production and aging process on a guided tour.

Test your sommelier skills with tastings of these locally produced vintages (one of the best Spanish wine regions), and buy a bottle or two to take home. Some tours include plates of tapas to complement your wine.

What pairs excellently with wine you may ask? Cheese of course! So don’t forget to also check out a cheese tasting, where you can try artisanal Mallorca cheeses, like Queso Mallorca.

18 – Relax on Formentor beach

Formentor beach

Beaches are a huge part of Mallorca vacations, and the sandy swathes of Formentor are some of the best. Indeed, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in the tropics!

The slim crescent of golden sand backs onto a pine forest, creating a wild yet welcoming vibe. Enjoy the views towards Cap de Formentor, and float languidly in the sparkling waters that lap gently against the shore.

To get to Formentor beach, consider a day tour to Pollença, with a ferry ride to Formentor beach!

19 – Learn to shred with wakeboarding in Palma de Mallorca

wakeboarding in Palma de Mallorca

If you’ve ever sat on the beach and watched the wakeboarders tear it up, you know it looks like fun! Why not try it yourself and see what the fuss is about? Take your first full lesson or sample the sport with a short 15 to 30-minute taster session.

Regardless of your skill, all levels of expertise are welcome!

Master the basics then move on to some more advanced tricks. Discover your new favorite sport with wakeboarding in Palma de Mallorca. It’s a blast!

20 – Place your bets on who wins a karting race

Ekarts Mallorca
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With over 40 years of experience, enjoy the amenities and karting at Karting Can Picafort! Perfect for both adults and children, enjoy making your rounds through the track, and even get to participate in a fun Go-Kart competition if you’re feeling up for it!

Ekarts Mallorca offers eco-friendly kart options, in a cool setting where you can choose between 3 different ticket tiers. Choose between different races, divided up by how fast you can go (between 40 km/hour to 65 km/hour), and more!

21 – Saddle up for a horse riding tour

horse riding in Mallorca

Release your inner cowboy and sit high in the saddle as your trusty stead navigates the rugged island interior. Routes can include coastal trails and forested slopes, with plenty of breathtaking mountain views thrown in for good measure.

Experienced riders can up the pace with a trot or canter, feeling the freedom that comes with a horse riding tour in Mallorca. For something extra, book a horse riding tour with a wine and cheese tasting plus dinner and dancing afterward!

22 – Power along the coast by jet ski

jet ski in Mallorca

Ramp up the power and skim along the water on a thrilling jet ski tour. Ride tandem or go solo – you can decide. This is a fun way to see a different side of the island, with enough throttle as you can handle.

As you venture through magnificent sites like Los Deltas Natural Reserve, you’ll discover secret caves that can only be reached by intrepid sea explorers.  If you’re feeling up for it, take a dip in the open sea.

23 – Tuck into delicious delicacies on a Tapas Tour

food tours in Mallorca

Food is an important part of your vacation, so take a tapas tour around Palma and get those taste buds working.

Take in the Old Town sights as you hop between bars and markets with a local foodie, sampling everything from Spanish tortilla to almond ice cream. Will your favorite bite be crispy ham croquettes, or will you prefer the garlic prawns?

Learn to cook and savor the flavors of saffron-infused rice made with chicken, seafood, and vegetables in a Paella – a traditional Spanish dish inside a Paella cooking class.

Want to learn about what the locals are drinking? Book a fun beer tasting, whether it’s to party it up, or visit the different bars in the city for the best beer and tapas combo.

24 – Soar through the sky on a hot air balloon flight

hot air balloon flight Majorca

See the island from a different perspective as you drift silently overhead. Hot air ballooning is one of the most thrilling things to do in Mallorca – especially if you go at sunrise.

Keep your camera ready as you float over rugged mountains and sleepy villages, and see if you can spot the famous landmarks of Palma down below, from the famous Tramuntana Mountains to the extensive rocky coast of the northeast side of Mallorca.

To finalize the experience, celebrate with a little bubbly.

25 – Bird watch from the turquoise waters of Parc Natural de Mondragó

Parc Natural de Mondragó

Of all the things to see in Mallorca, this one takes some beating. Famed for its pristine sands and sparkling turquoise waters, Mondragó Nature Park is also home to migratory birds who come to nest in the wetlands.

Hike along the winding trails that meander around the shore. Then walk barefoot on the best beaches on the island – we recommend Cala Mondragó and S’Aramador!

Stop by for a refreshment at one of the seaside beach bars, and relax after your walk around paradise.

26 – Join Fliteschool Mallorca for an unforgettable e-foil surfing odyssey

Fliteschool Mallorca
credit to Fliteschool Mallorca

Embark, on an adventure with Fliteschool Mallorca, where you can experience the thrill of e-Foil surfing. You’ll feel a rush of excitement as you effortlessly glide over the waves.

Explore the coastline and discover treasures along the way. Whether you’re new to e Foil surfing or an experienced enthusiast there are bays and thrilling surf spots for everyone to enjoy.

Escape the ordinary and let yourself be carried away by the excitement of this fun adventure.

27 – Dip your toes into scuba diving at Cala Delta

scuba diving in Mallorca

Perfect for beginners, the calm waters of Cala Delta are home to an enchanting underwater kingdom. Master your breathing techniques then head out to put your newfound skills into action.

Swim up close with shoals of colorful fish, and marvel at the vibrancy of this marine nature park. You might spot a barracuda or even a turtle if you keep your eyes peeled.

The experience lasts for 45-50 minutes, but the memories will surely last a lifetime, especially in small groups.

28 – Enjoy the Bay of Palma on a parasailing adventure

parasailing in Mallorca

Get ready for lift-off when you hop on board a parasailing adventure, taking flight and seeing the island from a higher perspective. Included in the price are the tour guide, safety equipment, and boat ride.

For more fun in the sun, check out a jet boat, where aside from the thrill of gliding through places like Sa Coster, Sa Calobra, and Cala Tuent, all known for their natural beauty, you’ll also explore some of the rugged natural terrains of Mallorca and secret caves.

29 – Fish some local albacore on a fishing charter

fishing in Mallorca

Feel the excitement of learning something new like how to reel in a fish when you rent your spot on a fishing charter!

From albacore to dorado, and needlefish, plus more, you’ll get the lowdown on the best tips on how to catch your fish, with the experience of local fishermen on board, and all the proper gear included!

For a duration of up to 4 hours, sail through the blue sea, and if you’re lucky, even spot dolphins in the distance!

30 – Take a boat tour along the jagged cliffs of Calo des Moro

Calo Des Moro

This hidden gem lying on the southeast corner of the island is one of Mallorca’s best-kept secrets. Flanked by rocky cliffs, fine-grained, and white sand shores perfect for a lie-down, Calo Des Moro is a beautiful bay with calm waters that make swimming a delight.

Unless you take a boat tour, getting there is an adventure – the scramble down to the beach is steep. The lack of facilities is part of the appeal, just arrive early to bag your spot.

31 – Explore olive groves and secluded lakes hiking through Serra de Tramuntana

Serra de Tramuntana

For the best views on the island, head up to the mountains of Serra de Tramuntana – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that forms the backbone of Mallorca.

Walk through ancient olive groves and around tranquil lakes as you explore this beautiful rural idyll, stopping at traditional villages along the way. For something different, take a historic train tour and see the highlights in style.

Though ruins are what’s left of the La Trapa monastery, you can hike up to the top to get some of the most incredible views of neighboring islands, the mountains, and the blue sea.

32 – Find adventure with coasteering in Mallorca

Coasteering in Palma de Mallorca

Experience awesome views and thrill-packed adventures with a coasteering excursion in Mallorca. As you might expect, coasteering includes the best of what the seaside has to offer, including swimming, cliff jumping, climbing, and abseiling.

Discover places on the island that few others get to see and push your limits in these physically demanding but rewarding activities.

This experience welcomes adventurous travelers ages 10 and up, and although no previous experience is necessary to participate, the ability to swim is the only prerequisite.

33 – Kayak through Mallorca’s best secret beaches

kayaking in Mallorca

Put on your explorer’s hat and paddle along the rocky coastline of Cala Major, drifting into hidden coves and swimming off sandy beaches.

The calm waters make this fun for beginners and pros alike, and the local guides know all the best spots for photos. Take a snorkel if you want to see shoals of colorful fish flitting about the seabed.

Another great way to explore the stunning water is via canoeing! Pass by the idyllic sights of rocky cliffs, virgin coves, and other dreamy nature views sure to take your breath away.

34 – Balance your vacation in Mallorca with some yoga

yoga in Mallorca

For a workout that breaks a sweat, while helping you stretch perfectly after so much time on your feet sightseeing, consider a restorative yoga session, many times taking place on the beautiful beaches of Mallorca.

Taking place in dreamy places like Palmanova Beach, or even on a stand-up paddleboard on the water, some yoga sessions are also accompanied by a delicious brunch afterward, while some yoga experiences also offer a hike before the yoga session for a full morning of physical activity.

35 – Swing through the trees in Jungle Parc Mallorca

Jungle Parc Mallorca

Tackle high-ropes courses, zip lines, and suspended bridges at Jungle Parc in Santa Ponsa. Suitable for all ages, this outdoor adventure playground will get your adrenaline flowing in no time.

Test your balancing skills on the Explorador course and negotiate your way over cargo nets, swings, and even an aerial bike bridge. Will you make it to the end?

To score some deals, make sure to check out their website for group-saving options, including the COMBO deals with unlimited fun!

36 – Watch sea lions perform at Marineland

Marineland Mallorca

Marvel at the antics of dolphins, penguins, and sea lions on a family trip to Marineland Mallorca. Meet the wild inhabitants of the aquariums and aviaries, and enjoy entertaining shows throughout the day.

Want to get up close and personal with a dolphin? Then take part in one of the special encounters and come away with a photo to commemorate the magical moment. Save time and money, and consider booking a skip-the-line ticket, with access to Marineland and the shows!

37 – Descend underground in the Genova Caves

Genova Caves
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Explore deep beneath the surface of the earth on a guided tour through the prehistoric Genova Caves near Palma. Walk along winding tunnels and colossal caverns decked out with stalactites as you plunge further into this little-known world.

Admire towering calcium columns and mysterious pools, which are illuminated with colorful lights to enhance the definition. Get your camera ready! Several ticket options are available to accommodate your travel plans, from time-saving skip-the-line tickets to self-guided tour tickets, and more!

38 – See some of Joan Miró’s best work at Fundació Miró Mallorca

Fundació Miró Mallorca
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One of the most thought-provoking things to see in Mallorca is the Fundació Miró Mallorca. This gallery was the home of Spanish painter Joan Miró, known for his vivid childlike compositions.

There are over 100 paintings to enjoy, as well as several intriguing sculptures. Pop into the studio which remains untouched, with unfinished work and open tins of paint still on the floor. Finish off your walk to the art museum outside in the gorgeous gardens, where many of the sculptures are located.

39 – Learn how to rip through the waves on a surf lesson

surf in Mallorca

Up for another water sport? Why not book a surf lesson, and try this freeing sport on the best beaches of Mallorca? When you book a surfing lesson, you’ll be taken to the best beaches in Mallorca, known for great waves, no matter your level of expertise.

Perfect for beginners or experts, your professional guides will meet you exactly where you’re at! Want to try surfing, the modern way? Consider booking a 2-hour electric foil surfboard fliteboard to glide over the water.

40 – Escape reality at Katmandu Park

Katmandu Park

The best theme park in Mallorca really packs a punch when it comes to rip-roaring rides and mind-boggling attractions. Fun for all the family, Katmandu Park boasts everything from upside-down mansions with enchanted forests to ice caves with interactive aquariums.

Perfect for families traveling with children, this activity fits the bill with amusement parks, theater, and more! Battle zombies from the underworld on a virtual roller coaster, or cool off in the splash park with its flumes and waterfalls.

41 – Take a boat to Dragonera Island

Dragonera Island

Love snorkeling and swashbuckling pirate stories? Then sail across to the uninhabited islet of Dragonera for a day of wild exploration. Traversing these secretive shores is one of the most adventurous things to do in Mallorca – perfect for nature lovers of all ages.

Once the haunt of famous pirates like Barbossa, today this protected reserve is a haven for hiking, swimming, and lizard spotting! Some tours also include kayaking, and scuba diving, as well as cruises with lunch included!

42 – Feel the thrills on a canyoning adventure

canyoning in Mallorca

Abseil down dramatic gorges and scramble over boulders, following the river as it gushes through lush canyons. Practice your rope techniques under the watchful eye of your expert guide, and jump off vertical rocks into plunge pools if you dare.

Suitable for all ability levels, canyoning in Mallorca is a great way to get up close to nature. With multiple tours offering slightly unique experiences, opt between visiting places like Torrente de Pareis, or other highly coveted spots within the Tramuntana mountains!

43 – Make the city your playground on a scavenger hunt

scavenger game in Mallorca

Run around the city, searching for clues and riddles to solve yourself with your best friends after you download a fun scavenger game directly to your phones.

Visit different corners of the city that you wouldn’t go to otherwise on your own, going at your own leisure, and stopping throughout the city to take pictures of these hidden gems. For the ultimate explorers, check out a treasure hunt in a cave in Mallorca!

So pack your comfiest shoes, and get ready to explore!

44 – Rise to new levels on a fun flyboard adventure

flyboard in Mallorca

Rent a thrilling flyboard, and literally float above the water, reaching new heights, not to mention, the incredible views only you will experience of the stunning Bay of Alcudia and Port Calanova!

Sessions typically last around 15-20 minutes and are jam-packed with learning how to perform tricks both on air and water, as well as recording your awesome skills so you can show off on your social media sites.

So bring your sense of adventure, for this exciting ride!

45 – Find the best deals and products at the picturesque markets

Inca Market, Majorca

Want some unique souvenirs to take home? Then head to the buzzing Inca Market and browse the stalls with their artisan handicrafts and traditional leather goods.

Held every Thursday morning, Mallorca’s most famous market is the perfect place for a wander. Practice your bartering skills and absorb the jolly atmosphere as you admire the colorful wares on display.

Another wonderful market to make your way to is the Mercado del Olivar, where you can get everything from fresh ingredients, to enjoying a local lunch or snacking throughout the market’s food stalls.

46 – Look around the spectacular, circular courtyard at Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle

Perched on a hilltop 3 kilometers outside Palma, this imposing 14th-century fortress is the only circular castle in Spain. Formerly a royal residence and an infamous prison, today Bellver Castle is one of the most popular things to see in Mallorca.

Admire the spectacular views, then head inside to explore towers, walls, and courtyards. Swing by the museum for ancient artifacts and island history.

Whether you’re visiting for a few days or stopping by on ship, check out day trips and shore excursions to Bellver Castle!

47 – See all of Mallorca on an exciting paragliding experience

paragliding experiences in Mallorca

Feel as free as a bird when you book yourself a thrilling paragliding experience, soaring over the blue skies, and even more blue waters of the Mediterranean!

Appreciate the incredible views of Mallorca, from the Serra de Tramuntana to the island’s rocky cliffs and coast, spectacular beaches, and picturesque towns and villages.

For a duration of 20 minutes (which will feel less with all the adrenaline!) you’ll fly with a professional who will take the reigns of the paraglide, as you sit back and enjoy!

48 – Look above at the centuries-old rock formations at Cova de Coloms

sea caving at Cova de Coloms
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Mallorca has many caves, but the adventure that awaits you in the Cova de Coloms surpasses them all. Accessible only by swimming, this is the best sea caving trip on the island.

Wetsuits and lifejackets make the swim easier, and once inside you can explore underground caverns and lakes. Be amazed by eerie rock formations and jump into cave pools if you dare. You’ll also learn all about how the rock formations were created over time, to complete the trip!

49 – Hop on a thrilling buggy tour through golden Cala Millor

Cala Millor

The popular holiday resort of Cala Millor on the eastern coast is famous for its long sandy beach and idyllic blue waters. Yet venture away from the shore and a world of rugged adventure awaits.

Take a fun buggy tour through remote villages and valleys, visiting monasteries and castles along the way. Enjoy stunning views over the sea, before returning for a dip in the warm Mediterranean.

Amp up the fun by joining an adventurous jeep tour, traversing through the roads less traveled, going from the mountains to the beach, and everything in between!

50 – Practice your swinging on the golf course

golf in Mallorca

Family-owned and with over 150 hectares of verdant golfing spaces, Golf Son Gual Mallorca wows visitors as one of the best golfing spaces in Mallorca.

Equally offering the best golfing in the Mediterranean, Golf Son Muntaner offers top golfing standards perfect for professional golfers. If it’s your first time golfing, practice your skills in designated practicing areas!

From world-class dining options to world-class golf courses, a trip to T Golf Palma Puntiro to play golf in between stunning Mallorca greenery and gardens is a must.

51 – Sunbathe at Alcudia Beach

Alcudia Beach Mallorca

The fine white sands of Alcudia Beach make this stretch of coast one of the most desirable on the island. Bag a sun lounger and spend the day chilling out, enjoying cocktails and nibbles from the beach bars.

Feeling energetic? Then give stand-up paddle boarding a whirl – the calm waters are ideal for getting to grips with your balance. Whether you’re looking for a lesson or you want to rent the equipment alone, check out the different SUP options!

52 – Splash around at Aqualand

Aqualand Mallorca
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Enjoy some respite from the heat at Aqualand – one of the world’s largest water parks. Race your friends down the flumes, take on the waves at the surf beach, and float lazily down the Congo River.

Younger visitors will love the watery realm of Dragonland, where mini waterslides and a splash pool will keep them entertained for hours. Reward yourselves with pizzas and burgers after your exertions.

Don’t like waiting in lines? Check out the skip-the-line tickets offering this, and more!

53 – Wander through the Jardines de Alfàbia

Jardines de Alfàbia

Swap beaches for hillsides and enjoy the change of scenery on offer at the historic Jardines de Alfàbia. Sitting pretty in the heart of the Tramuntana mountains, the house and English-style gardens have a distinctly Moorish flavor, with a mix of Roman, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture.

After visiting the mansion, stroll through the manicured oasis, where palm avenues and lily ponds with fountains will keep you entranced for hours.

Cut the line with skip-the-line tickets available for purchase online!

54 – Feel the soothing effects of a Hammam

Hammam Bath Session in Mallorca

After so much sightseeing, you deserve a rejuvenating session at Hammam Al Ándalus, offering Hammam massages, a hot steam room session, lying down on a hot stone bench, and bonus facial services.

Relax instantly with the smell of oils, and incense aromas, as you’re well received and taken care of by the caring staff.

Looking for additional relaxing things to do in Mallorca? Don’t hesitate to check out the different spas for a moment of peace and serenity.

55 – Get breathtaking views from the tops of Capdepera Castle

Capdepera Castle, Mallorca

Get sweeping views of the sea and mountains when you reach Capdepera Castle, situated on top of a hill on the northeastern side of Mallorca.

Built in the 14th century in order to protect against pirate attacks, the Capdepera Castle took various other uses in the future, with remnants of a church, as well as remnants of its military use.

The castle is open all year round, except January-February.

56 – Challenge your problem-solving skills at an escape room

QuestQuest escape room in Mallorca
right: credit to QuestQuest

Whether it’s a themed escape room or an escape room that takes place outdoors, you are guaranteed to have a blast solving together riddles, and answering questions while working with a small group, to literally “escape” and win.

The game usually takes around 60-minutes and rewards you at the end with a completion certificate.

Have children? There are escape rooms that families can do together, too!

57 – Take to the skies on a gorgeous airplane or helicopter tour of the island

helicopter tours in Mallorca

Get a spectacular view from the skies on an airplane tour (Microlight Flight Baptism) for approximately 30 minutes, crossing land and sea, as the wind blows through your hair. If you’re traveling with someone else, request to split the 30 minutes into two 15-minute sessions.

If you want something a bit more covered, then consider booking an exciting helicopter tour, showing you the magic of Mallorca, especially great during sunset hour. Discover the island’s charming towns, shimmering sea, and nature from the sky!

58 – Snap photos of the verdant hills of Cabrera Island

Cabrera Island

Just off the southern coast of Mallorca, Cabrera Island is the perfect place to escape the crowds. Part of the Cabrera National Park Archipelago, this uninhabited islet is famed for its blue grotto where mesmerizing cave reflections make the water dance.

Take a boat trip and spend the day exploring the ruined fortress tower, a naval cemetery, and the Cape Punta de Anciola lighthouse. Tours start at $42 USD and offer day tours from 4 hours up to a full day!

59 – Spend hours relaxing at the scenic beach clubs

Mharese Sea Club, Mallorca
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Looking for a central beach club? Hit up Anima Beach, located in the heart of Mallorca, with excellent services from drinks, food, and shady parasols.

For something low-key, yet offering opulence, visit Mharese Sea Club, located on the discrete southern tip of Mallorca in Puig den Ros. Also offering a slice of exclusivity is UM Beach Club on the southwest side of Mallorca, with Mediterranean vibes.

Take a lazy nap on the ultra-cozy beach beds at Nikki Beach, with refreshing drinks, and a chill atmosphere.

60 – Zoom down flumes at Western Water Park

Western Water Park
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Plunge down waterslides or chill out in relaxing pools at this Wild-West-themed aquatic park. The rides and attractions at Western Water Park come in all shapes and sizes – perfect for all the family.

Do you dare to take on the gravity-defying Beast, or will you prefer to float serenely down the Gran Canyon by raft? The choice is yours.

To get to the fun the fastest, consider pre-booking your Western Water Park tickets online. Admission starts at $36 USD.

61 – Walk through canyons and beaches at Torrent de Pareis

Torrent de Pareis - Sa Calobra

Lace up your boots and head deep into the Torrent de Pareis natural park for an adventurous day of scenic trekking. Surrounded by dramatic rocky crags and following a vast canyon, the route starts at Escorca and winds down to the coast at Sa Calobra.

Keep an eye out for goats and vultures as you scramble over boulders and leap across ponds.

Although you can plan a hike through Torrents de Pareis anytime, be careful to read sudden changes online.

62 – Go for a joy ride through the Mediterranean with windsurfing

Windsurfing in Palma de Mallorca

Enjoy windsurfing through the spectacular waters and beaches on Mallorca, from Port Calanova or Alacudia Bay, with a professional instructor by your side.

For up to 2 hours, book a windsurfing guide to show you the ropes of this exciting sport to the point of getting out to the water and taking your new skills for a spin.

Another similar water activity to pursue is kitesurfing, where you become attached to the board and sail, as the wind powers your sport!

63 – Practice your Spanish culinary skills in a cooking class

cooking classes in Mallorca

Get your hands dirty by taking a Spanish cooking class, where you’ll learn about certain ingredients common in Spanish food, and of course, how to cook some of the most popular dishes.

From The Coca de Trampo, a flavor-infused bread, to the brothy rice, meats, vegetables, and spices mix called Arrós Brut, and more.

Choose to cook alongside a local in their kitchen, enjoying your creations with the whole family.

64 – Celebrate another successful day in Mallorca at the best restaurants

Terrae, Mallorca
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Guaranteeing a grand gastronomic experience, the chef at Terrae welcomes you to indulge in simple plates with big flavors, where no ingredient goes to waste. Locals recommend beef with Terrae-style potatoes or the Tacos Terrae.

A visit to Restaurante Ca na Toneta is not only a treat but a must when visiting Mallorca. Known for its exclusivity when it comes to certain organic ingredients, sourced from local farms, you’ll enjoy the Mediterranean-inspired dishes that make up the menu.

Have a lovely meal at Ca’s Patró March, where the views are incredible, but the food exceeds any expectations. Situated with views of the cove at Cala Deià, enjoy the menu offering an extensive list of seafood dishes.

For a deliciously wonderful, and luxurious meal (you deserve it!) visit DINS Santi Taura Restaurant, where the dishes offer local history, fresh ingredients, and passion from the head chef, and his well-equipped team. Situated close to the Cathedral, you’ll have extraordinary views of Old Town.

Another Michelin-star restaurant, Adrian Quetglas Restaurant deliciously combines haute cuisine, made of local ingredients from Mallorca’s markets. Opt for the 2 or 6-course meal for the ultimate Mediterranean journey through the palette.

Quadrat Restaurant & Garden features a delicious combination of Mediterranean cuisine with top-world flavors, for a burst of happiness from the soul. From Beijing duck to Chimichurri and grilled yuca – get ready to travel the world’s best flavors from your seat!

65 – Have fun at Cala Figuera Beach

Cala Figuera

The best way to reach Cala Figuera beach is by boat, floating past vertical cliffs, and arriving in style at the cove. This remote northeastern bay is a bit of an insider secret, with crystal clear waters that are ideal for snorkeling.

You can walk there too, along the undulating coastal pathway. The hike is steep so a refreshing dip at the end is most welcome. Pay attention to the various tours available, as each offers a slightly unique experience worth joining!

66 – Reserve your seat to have dinner with a pirate

Magaluf Pirates Adventure, Mallorca
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Enjoy all the fun at the Magaluf: Pirates Adventure Dinner Show, serving an extensive buffet, as you enjoy the acrobatic and professional pirates taking center stage!

There are 2 different dinner shows, Pirate Adventure Show geared towards families of all ages, and Pirates Reloaded, which is a show aimed towards adults 18+.

With over 30 years of experience entertaining a large number of people, make sure to book your tickets with anticipation.

67 – Sail into the sunset

sunset cruises in Mallorca

Relish those magical moments when the day gives way to dusk as you sail around the dramatic coast of Mallorca. Hold your breath as the fiery red sun finally plunges into the sea, flooding the sky with romantic golden hues.

Enjoy a delicious local dinner or barbecue on deck, take a refreshing dip, or simply sunbathe in the bow nets. Whether you’re traveling with your partner, or you’re giving yourself a solo treat, this experience is a must-do in Mallorca!

68 – Practice your tennis at the Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience

Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience, Mallorca

Learn about the career of this Spanish tennis legend as you explore the Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience in Manacor, where he was born. Get up close with his trophies and see some of the gear used in his grand slam triumphs.

Compete against your rivals in the latest generation sports simulators, or enjoy a tennis lesson with a professional coach. Those who are true fans of the sport and/or Nadal, consider a full-day tour including a behind-the-scenes look and VIP access.

69 – End the night on a sweet note at the best rooftops

Katagi Blau, Mallorca
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Overlook the stunning Old Town of Mallorca, Almaq Rooftop features a variety of light and filling dishes, plus stunning craft cocktails.

Perched atop a 17th-century house, Terracotta at Hotel Antigua Palma tantalizes visitors with its rustic, yet chic digs, live DJ, and a great selection of craft drinks, including vermouth.

Award-winning for its stellar Asian fusion cuisine, Katagi Blau offers a spectacular rooftop, while the summer nights at Singular Rooftop Terrace, offer stunning cathedral views and copious amounts of champagne!

70 – Get a lucky strike at Mallorca Bowling

bowling in Mallorca

For a different activity on your Mallorca itinerary, bowling is an activity that will add a boost of fun competition!

With over 5 bowling alleys available, labeled based on expertise, you’ll have a blast competing with your friends to see who ends up losing and having to pay for that night’s dinner!

Other than a fun bowling activity, you can also enjoy karaoke, and all sorts of arcade games to finish off your night at Mallorca Bowling!

Love a good deal? Check out their frequent promotions online.

71 – Be entertained at Son Amar Show

Son Amar Show
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For an evening to remember, head to the Son Amar Show which deserves its reputation as one of the best things to do in Mallorca. Watch as international acrobats leap through the air and dancers wow with their graceful agility.

This themed interactive show takes you on a magical journey through the Mediterranean, with special effects and choreographed performances bringing it to life. To book your show tickets, head to their website to score the best seats and deals!

72 – Party until the next morning checking out the nightlife in Mallorca

El Neo Gastro Bar, Mallorca
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El Neo Gastro Bar is known by locals as one of the best bars to hit up for incredible drinks, and an extended list of craft beers and spirits. Located in the area of La Llonja, round your night out at this trendy, bohemian spot, which also serves incredible food.

Agua Bar, also located in La Llonja is a great place to visit if you’re in the mood to dance the night away. Listen to the best songs played by a DJ and if you can, check out their website to look for themed nights and specials like Open Mic Night, and Free Drinks nights (for ladies).

Situated in the other nightlife district in Palma, Santa Catalina, enjoy the lively, Bollywood-inspired bar serving up a great list of its signature cocktails, classic cocktails, and of course, beer and spirits.

How to get to Mallorca?

The best way to get to Mallorca is by flying into Palma de Mallorca airport, with a few ferries traveling from the mainland as an option as well!

To ensure an easy journey from the airport to Old Town, check out the best airport transfers in Mallorca. Stopping only for a few hours via ship? Look through the best shore excursions in Mallorca to ensure a great experience exploring Mallorca’s main sights!

Where to stay in Mallorca?

ICON Rosetó is a splendid boutique hotel that has the history of a previous life as a convent, but today, offers a modern design, with excellent amenities. Choose between a glowing city view or a lush garden view, and enjoy a complimentary Mediterranean breakfast.

If you’re traveling with a large group, then Casa Catalina is the place for you. The spacious vacation home, equipped with a lovely roof terrace with views of the beautiful mountains, offers multiple rooms for each guest to have their own space. Set on a picturesque and quiet street, you’ll love rustic vibes and excellent attention from the host.

Can Busquets is another wonderful hotel, overflowing with charming decor, tall ceilings, and wooden beams, situated in the middle of the gorgeous Tramuntana Mountains. If you are traveling to Mallorca for cycling, hiking, and outdoor tourism especially, Can Banquets is the place for you.

Visiting Mallorca on a budget?

Get an introduction to the city, exploring its main sights, while also learning the lay of the land with the help of your local guide on a free walking tour in Mallorca.

Looking to save some extra cash? Check out a TUI Pass, offering up the best of Mallorca, with up to 60% off the price of entry to museums, landmarks, and other sites, plus other bonuses!

Where to go next?

Keep exploring Mallorca, and the surrounding areas, for a few days with the best multi-day trips! Check out our list of the best multi-day trips from Mallorca, departing almost daily.

A ferry ride away from Mallorca is the equally beautiful, and naturally stunning island of Menorca. Known for its turquoise blue waters perfect for scuba diving, its pristine vineyards offering some of the best wine, or trekking through the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the list of things to do in Menorca is truly enchanting.

Bringing together an incredible nightlife scene by night and a Mediterranean dreamland by day, read up on the best things to do in Ibiza -an island that most definitely caters to more than one type of traveler.

From the flourishing seafood food scene to the sleepy seaside villages, and incredible hiking opportunities, you’ll see that the opportunities are endless to step out of your comfort zone, and into something exciting in Ibiza.

Considered the second most visited country in the world, make sure to check out our picks for the best places to visit in Spain, especially those near Mallorca!

Final thoughts

From the beautiful shores of Cala Vella beach to the incredible views from the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, and the Gothic architecture of Old Town, it’s easy to assume that whether you’re looking to relax or get adventurous, Mallorca is your next island destination.

We hope that you enjoyed reading our picks for the best fun things to do in Mallorca.

Happy travels!

Heather is a freelance travel copywriter and blogger based in the beautiful English Lake District. She has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years, having enjoyed roles in marketing, sales, content and even as a tour rep abroad. Her writing has appeared in several international publications, and she has partnered with tour operators and hospitality providers across the world to promote their services. Heather can often be found on safari in Kenya, haggling in the Moroccan souks or living the high life in Scottish castles. Back at home, she spends her time camping in the Cumbrian fells and playing the double bass.