Majorca is the crown jewel of family holidays, with its white-sand beaches and turquoise, crystal-clear water, alongside its family-friendly experiences and attractions. From the hard-to-please teens, excitable children or grandparents who just want to relax, the island is a great destination to make unforgettable memories in a unique environment. Here are 5 ways to enjoy Majorca with the whole family, including boat trips, theme and water parks, horse riding trails, journeying through the island on Sóller`s train, or hiking while discovering the Serra de la Tramuntana mountains.
While most visitors view the Mediterranean Sea from the beaches of Majorca, boat trips are a unique way of experiencing the island’s coastal beauty. With boats departing from different points on the island, visitors can get to know the natural wonders found in Andratx, Palma, Sóller, Sa Calobra, the island of Dragonera or Cabrera.
The wide variety of leisure parks will delight the whole family all year-round. For warmer months, water parks are the best choice to venture out for a day splashing around with one of the most famous, Western Park, set in the Wild West. Theme parks are another great option, where you can enjoy adventure activities, such as forest tours and safaris. You can also visit the aquarium to get to discover the world that lives under the sea.
Horseback riding, horse riding schools and ranches
Majorcans have a great affinity with horses going back generations, which is why it is common to find equestrian centres or ranches across the island. Excursions on horseback are organised for a range of ages and abilities and can offer an unforgettable experience of Majorca’s coast and the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains.
From Palma to Sóller, the Sóller Train is a unique and fun excursion that will transport you back in time through its wooden carriages and its old, highly detailed, artisanal rolling stock. During the journey, you will cross the natural wonder, Sierra de Alfàbia, along with several bridges and viaducts that make the trip a must-see.
Hiking allows you to discover Majorca´s traditions, its nature and heritage through its various signposted routes. The Serra de la Tramuntana, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is the heart of many of the trails. One breathtaking example is Deià cove, where the unique natural caves can be explored, or Cúber lake with its turquoise blue waters and rugged landscape.