Visit Mallorca this Winter

Majorca is the largest of the sun-drenched islands off of the Spanish coast. It is renowned for its beautiful Mediterranean beaches and rich history. From scuba diving to exploring ancient castles to sipping a cocktail at a beach-side club, Majorca has something for all types of travellers. We’ve compiled a list of activities for however you choose to spend your winter island getaway.

 

Beaches

 

Alcudia - Flickr: lunaroja2308
Alcudia – Flickr: lunaroja2308

 

Alcudia Beach

Playa Alcudia has miles of white sand beaches. The closer you get to the port, the more beach bars and restaurants there are to choose from. Rent an umbrella and lounge in the sunshine or wade into the shallow turquoise waters. This Spanish gem is a frequented spot by tourists and locals alike.

 

 

 

Mood Beach Club – Flickr:  tiffany.naylor
Mood Beach Club – Flickr: tiffany.naylor

 

Mood Beach Club

Mood is a cocktail bar, beach club and restaurant, and lounge with live music. Enjoy the beautiful view of the sea as you sip a tropical cocktail or munch on a delicious Spanish dish. The atmosphere is laid-back, yet chic and you will not want to leave!

 

 


Historic & Cultural

 

Passeig Born – Flickr: Gilly Berlin
Passeig Born – Flickr: Gilly Berlin

 

Passeig des Born

You don’t need to walk far down the street to find a plethora of bars, shops, and restaurants. Trees line the streets and music can be heard in the evening hours. This hotspot is considered the heart of Palma and is a pleasant location to spend the day or evening.

 

 

 

 

Bellver Castle - Flickr: Cristian Bortes
Bellver Castle – Flickr: Cristian Bortes

Bellver Castle

This Gothic style castle is one of the only round castles in Europe. For hundreds of years it was used as a military prison, and now it is one of the main attractions on the island. The island’s main history museum lies inside. This unique castle sits on top of a hill and offers spectacular 360-degree views over Palma city.

 

 


Shows

 

Son amar - Flickr: No Frills Excursions
Son Amar – Flickr: No Frills Excursions

 

Son Amar

Watch fantastic dancers perform to traditional and contemporary music in an old 12-century mansion. This show offers the traditional Spanish Flamenco as well as contemporary dances. The costumes and music are sure to dazzle you and the food is superb.

 

 

 

Pirate Show - Flickr: Experience Kissimmee
Pirate Show – Flickr: Experience Kissimmee

 

Pirates Adventure Show

Now in its 29th year, this entertaining show boasts world class acrobatics, gymnastics, and breathtaking dancing. Escape to a world of action, thrills, laughs, and fun for an unforgettable experience.

 

 


Outdoors

 

Cap de formentor - Flickr: SanShoot
Cap de Formentor – Flickr: SanShoot

 

Cap de Formentor

This peninsula offers spectacular views of the sunset and sunrise over the cliffs of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range and surrounding sea. Visit the lighthouse or cafe when you have thoroughly enjoyed the views. Be sure to get there early if you are travelling in summer, as there will likely be many other people waiting to get a view!

 

 

Mondrago - Flickr: DeepBluC
Mondrago – Flickr: DeepBluC

 

Mondrago Natural Park

This natural park has a variety of bird life and an abundance of beautiful beaches and orchids within the woods. It is famous for its stunningly white beaches and deep turquoise waters. It is situated in a remote part of the island, but is frequented by many locals and tourists alike.

 

 


Family-Friendly

 

Ziplining - Flickr: Jim Larrison
Ziplining – Flickr: Jim Larrison

 

 

Jungle Parc

Jungle Parc offers zip-lining fun for all ages and abilities. Choose from three exciting courses and glide along the treetops like a bird. Instructors ensure your safety before you try the courses. The park is easy to access and the staff speaks English.

 

 

 

 

 

Scuba Diving – Flickr: lse Rejis and Jan-Noud Hutten
Scuba Diving – Flickr: lse Rejis and Jan-Noud Hutten

 

 

Big Blue Diving

What better place to snorkel or dive then the crystal-clear waters off of the Majorcan coast? With Big Blue Diving, you can snorkel or dive with the option to rent equipment. You can also choose to take a scuba diving course if you have never dived before.