Family holidays: The best places to go in Mallorca
There are many reasons that make Mallorca the perfect destination for a great family holiday. Not only does it have fantastic beaches that are perfect for kids, with calm, clear waters, but it also offers the chance to do some urban sightseeing as well as the option to spend some time in nature.
You can find countless fun activities on this marvellous island to delight the whole family, old and young. Water is the main attraction but there is also its rich biosphere, the fine architecture in the cities, its contrasting landscapes and the delicious food you can taste in each region.
Enjoy your next holidays in Palma de Mallorca, an ideal destination which will leave you with unique and unforgettable memories, and by staying in our Hotel Boutique Posada Terra Santa you can complement these wonderful days with top-class accommodation. Located right in the historic centre of Palma de Mallorca, the former mansion belonging to the Barons of Boixador is the prefect starting point for spending a great time with your family on the island.
In this article, we are going to suggest some of the best things to do on holiday with your family in Mallorca. Fun is guaranteed for the little ones, but also for the adults too.
PALMA AQUARIUM AND JUNGLE PARC JUNIOR
If you are looking for a great fun day out with the family, we can recommend two unforgettable activities.
On one hand, you can explore the Mediterranean, the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans without leaving the island, thanks to Palma Aquarium; one of the best aquariums in Europe with the largest exhibition of live corals and a huge and imposing shark tank, the largest in Europe. Situated only 500 metres from Palma Beach, at Palma Aquarium you can see over 1000 different species of marine life. If you dare, you can also swim with the sharks and children aged eight and upwards can swim with the wonderful manta ray.
On the other hand, those of you who love excitement will enjoy Jungle Parc Junior, the largest adventure park with zip wires in the Balearic Islands. It is a large, enclosed park measuring nine hectares, located in a pine forest near the town of Santa Ponsa (Calviá) that offers 134 aerial routes with fun for all ages. The Park has three itineraries that are suited to all types of people, regardless of age and physical condition, and as it promises that you can spend over an hour without touching the ground, a fun time is guaranteed.
WATER PARKS IN MALLORCA
Water is one of the main features of Mallorca, and the warm weather is a great incentive to enjoy a day out with the family in one of the island’s many water parks.
We recommend the Western Waterpark of Magaluf, a water park that stands out for its many slides and pools suited to all ages, but also a section that is specifically designed for smaller children and diving exhibitions.
While you are in Magaluf, don’t miss the Wave House. Located right on the seafront, it is one of only five wave houses in the world, and the only one in Europe. It is the ideal place to learn and practice flowboarding.
Another option closer to Palma de Mallorca is Aqualand El Arenal, one of the largest water parks in the world and one that, besides its water slides and a wave pool also has a mini zoo, a kids farm and a parrot show.
The island of Mallorca lies in beautiful turquoise waters and has more than 250 beaches and bays, along with impressive sea cliffs. There really is no better way to explore its 554 kilometres of coastline on your family holiday than to take a boat ride.
There are many options to choose from, with trips of all lengths, from one or two hours to a whole day out. Some of the popular options are a trip across the bay of Palma or around Alcudia and the bay of Pollença, while it is also a great idea to take a boat trip out to the island of Cabrera or take an evening trip to enjoy the sunset at sea, available at the main ports, like Palma, Pollença or Sóller.
CAVES OF MALLORCA
There are lots of caves and grottos to explore in Mallorca, an activity which is sure to bring out the explorer in the little ones. There are many options to choose from across the island, although the most popular are surely the Cuevas del Drach, which are on the east coast.
The Cuevas de Drach have almost 1,200 metres to explore and reach a depth of up to 25 metres below the ground. They are a symbol of the island that is known around the world because of the underground lake, Lake Martel; one of the largest of its kind in the world.