Majorca has some of the longest beaches in the Balearics, so it’s a great destination for family holidays and all-out relaxation under the Mediterranean sun. But when you don’t feel like paddling in the warm sea or stretching out on a lounger, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Majorca to keep you entertained, whatever your style.
It may have a reputation as a bit of a party island, but scratch beneath that bright, brash, and breezy surface and you’ll find Majorca is packed with natural beauty and plenty of history. It’s tough to tear yourself away from those beaches with their crystal-clear waters and powder-soft sand. But if you can manage it then head inland and you’ll find towering mountains, fabulous natural wonders, and cobbled streets winding through tiny villages, for a taste of traditional Majorcan life.
The Serra de Tramuntana mountains run along the north-west coast of the island, and give you truly stunning views of the ocean. You don’t even have to hire a car to get there either, as there’s a very popular tourist train that takes you all the way from Palma to Sóller. It’s a great way to sit back, relax, and watch the scenery roll by. You’ll be surprised how green and lush the interior of the island is!
The Great Outdoors
Majorca is the perfect destination if you love the outdoors. Hiking and trekking are popular all year round, although do bear in mind that away from the tourist spots you’ll find working farms, so make sure you respect private property, and watch out for the bulls!
If all of that walking sounds like hard work, you can head straight back to the beach and recover with a little relaxation time on a sun lounger. Dip in and out of the clear water, or pop on a snorkel and say hello to the underwater inhabitants of the island. If you fancy going a little deeper, there are plenty of PADI-approved diving schools who will take you on your first scuba dive. If you’re an outdoor lover then there are lots of things to do in Majorca (both on land and under the waves) that will give you that adrenaline buzz, and lots of photo opportunities too!
Towns and villages
The towns and villages of Majorca are delightful, and have real character. A great favourite is Pollenca, which has lost none of its charm over the centuries. Climb up the steep cobbled street to Puig de Pollença, a 15th century nunnery, or pick up a bargain at the market. If you’re reasonably fit, you can walk up the zig-zag path of Cami Vell del Far. If you’re ridiculously fit, you can run up it!
Phew! We think it’s time to kick back and relax again, after all that physical activity. You simply can’t beat the simple delights of sipping your favourite drink with a view of a trendy marina. Getting lost in a maze of medieval streets and taking a ride on a quaint old tram could be highlights of your holiday. And when the sun goes down, the things to do in Majorca shift gear yet again, and the party really gets started. Glam up, grab your dancing shoes, and get ready for a big night out in one of Majorca’s famous nightclubs.