Visiting Mallorca - What to See and Do
One of the four islands that make up the Balearic Islands, Mallorca sits in the Mediterranean Sea, off the north-east coast of Spain. As the largest island of the archipelago, Mallorca attracts thousands of tourists each year who flock to the island's beautiful white sandy beaches and azure waters.
With a pleasant climate year-round and varied terrain, this island paradise offers visitors charming whitewashed villages as well as miles of coastline.
Ten things you must do in Mallorca
- Party until dawn; known as a Mediterranean party hotspot, the island is teeming with bars, discos and clubs where you can dance the night away.
- Go hiking in the mountainous north-west of the island and see the stunning array of flora and fauna the island has to offer, not to mention amazing views of the coast.
- Get wet and indulge in some adrenaline pumping water sports. The coastal resorts of Mallorca offer everything from jet-skiing, parasailing and wind surfing to banana boat rides, scuba-diving and pedalos rentals.
- Cool off from the Mediterranean sun with a trip to one of the island's water parks and enjoy the slides, wave pools and lazy rivers among other wet and wild activities.
- Explore Palma de Mallorca on foot, taking in the Gothic Cathedral and its museum, Palau de l'Almudaina; Arab Baths and Bellver Castle.
- Browse the art galleries and artists' workshops that line the main street of Deià, the one-time home of English poet Robert Graves.
- Ride the old train between Sóller and Palma and enjoy the stunning views as you pass through olive groves, fruit orchards and the Tramuntana Mountains.
- Visit the Roman remains of Pollètia, with its impressive amphitheatre, and trace the Roman city's history at the Pollentia Museum in Alcúdia.
- Get back to nature at Parc Natural de l'Albufera, a popular nature reserve boasting plentiful wildlife including moorhens, coots, herons and flamingos that can be spotted from the parks nature trails.
- Experience the subterranean lakes and caves at the Caves of the Dragon. Discovered in 1896, the stalactites and stalagmites here are fascinating, as is the underground lake.