Things to Do in Mallorca - page 2
The Wild West transforms into a water playground at Mallorca’s Western Water Park. Located—appropriately—on the western side of the island, this is where you’ll find a paradise of splash-worthy activities suitable for family members of all ages.
For the adventurous water-lovers in your brood, Western Water Park offers over 10 different rides. For example, there are the Multipistas with six side-by-side slides that make for a steep slithery race to the pool finish. Then, don’t miss the Tornado, on which two people can slosh down its channel together before plunging into the water. Meanwhile, those that are height-averse can get soaked in the wave pool or go on an adventure down the Wild River.
The littlest of kids can get their fix, too, at Children’s Paradise. It is there that you’ll find a tike-sized pool and playground designed for younger folk, as well as a mini water park for the little ones, complete with smaller slides.
Once you and the family have had your fill of playing in the sun, relax in the warm Jacuzzi baths, or check out one of the diving exhibitions featuring professional divers.
One of Mallorca’s biggest outdoor weekly markets, Inca Market takes over the island’s leather-making town of Inca every Thursday. Offering more than 100 stalls, the market is a great place for snapping up traditional local leatherware, handicrafts, delicacies, and fresh produce.
Travel the world from Mallorca via this show of culturally diverse dance and entertainment. The over-50-year-old show has fine-tuned the art of transporting an audience via live music, comedy, acrobatics, and, of course, a medley of dance, ranging from Spanish flamenco and Irish dance, to classic Broadway numbers, and more.
It’s not all about what’s on stage, either. Prior to the show, guests can be treated to drinks and a fancy four-course meal. Depending on the show ticket purchased, you can also enjoy front-of-stage seating, upgraded drinks such as sparkling wine, or even pre-show cocktails backstage. Located not far from Palma, and often easily accessible by budget-friendly, pre-arranged coach, it’s a night of entertainment that you won’t want to miss while in Mallorca.
An extensive collection of art, books, and sculpture that spans multiple centuries and mediums, the Palau March Museum is a cultural highlight of Palma. Of particular note are its courtyards of exquisite sculpture and statues from the likes of Rodin, Moore, Cardenas, and Chillida, the massive Book Hall with rare manuscripts, and the unique collection of nautical charts from the 15th-17th centuries. There are other rare finds here, such as an extensive Nativity crib exhibit and other painted wooden sculptures (many of them religious in nature.)
The museum’s exterior is worth a visit alone, with influences from Baroque palaces. It was once the residence of the richest man in Mallorca. A variety of shapes, textures, and colors on display in the outdoor gallery is a sight to behold. The courtyard is quite scenic, with a highly decorate facade and a great view of Palma.
The intimately sized Katmandu Park will make other theme parks seem ordinary, as it offers a combination of adventure- and adrenalin-filled interaction. Located just a five-minute walk from the Magaluf beach, and a 20-minute drive from Palma, it’s a great place to both escape and savor the heat given Katmandu’s indoor and outdoor activities (such as a water park).
Park highlights include its upside down house filled with illusions, mazes and more. Then there’s the 4D theater and its rotating shows, 5D experiences suitable for older kids and adults, and even an obstacle-laced K3 climb. Smaller children will especially enjoy the splash park and five-level underwater-themed play area, whereas the whole family can hit the links on the miniature golf course. Food is available within the park, and more options can be found just beyond the entrance gates.
If your visit to Mallorca calls for a water experience beyond just the beach, then you’ll get your fix at Marineland Mallorca. The ocean-inspired amusement park is the place to go to slip down some water slides and to discover the creatures under the sea, including penguins to turtles, sting rays, dolphins, and sea lions.
In fact, it's those latter two—the dolphins and sea lions—that are really the stars given that admission also includes checking out these marine animals in an incredible show. The park isn't only about water life, either, as it is home to tropical rain forest animals, too, such as snakes, iguanas, monkeys, and more. And although Viator tours do not include this experience, Marineland Mallorca offers 40-minute dolphin encounters for an additional fee of €65 to be paid onsite.
The only waterpark located in the north of Mallorca, Hidropark has a variety of water activities and rides spread out over 40,000 square meters. For the actively inclined, SNUBA and mini golf are offered in addition to speedy water slides, while gentler options are available for small kids or those who prefer to relax.
The kids' water playground is themed with sea life and is known for its large octopus slide. There’s also a slide race for groups of kids. One of its most unique offerings is the floating water ball pool, which allows participants to step into a large plastic ball and propel themselves across the water’s surface.
More adventurous options include the Kamikaze slide, which drops from 15 meters high, and the soft slide which twists and turns rapidly. For those who prefer to stay dry, the fun park also has paintball, bouncy houses, and trampolines.
Puig de Galatzo Nature Reserve (La Reserva Puig de Galatzo) is a prime destination for visitors who want to experience Mallorca's natural beauty—and take part in a few thrilling outdoor activities. Enjoy hikes, a plethora of flora and fauna, and fantastic mountain views, as well as adventures like ziplining and rock climbing.
The Na Burguesa Viewpoint (Mirador de Na Burguesa) sits at the top of the Serra de Na Burguesa, a mountain range that is easily accessible from Palma de Mallorca. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views over the city from the 1,443-foot (440-meter) peak, then hike through the surrounding woods on one of the area’s many walking trails.
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