Things to do in
Palma de Mallorca

Dive into island life in the Balearic capital and explore the charm of the medieval city center.

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From Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise

1. From Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise

Climb aboard a catamaran and cruise from Palma de Mallorca to the beach resorts of Portals Vells or Cala Vella, depending on the wind conditions. Admire the cruise ships and yachts of the rich and famous as you depart the Port of Palma and sail along the spectacular south coast. Upon arrival at your destination, drop anchor and jump in for a swim in the turquoise waters just a few meters from an idyllic beach. Top up your tan in the Mediterranean sun and soak up the ambience of your surroundings. Use the complimentary masks and look for the local marine life on a snorkeling adventure before continuing to your second stop where you can swim again.  During the trip, make 2 stops, 1 in Cala Vella or Portals Vells and the other in another cove next to it. Climb back on board for a buffet meal of a selection of barbecue meats (chicken breast, skewers, and sausages), fresh salads and cake for dessert. Soft drinks and Mineral water are included during the whole trip and also wines from Mallorca and Sangria during the meal.  Choose from a morning departure at 10 AM or an afternoon departure at 3:30 PM and enjoy 5 hours of leisure. Sail back to Palma de Mallorca at the end of the day.

Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

2. Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

Skip the lines to Palma Cathedral, built by the Crown of Aragon on the site of a Moorish-era mosque. Started during the reign of Jaime II, the magnificent sandstone monument is a work of ecclesiastical art. It comprises of 3 naves, including the main nave that houses the Trinidad Chapel where the remains of the kings Jaime II and Jaime III can be found. Admire highlights of the façade, such as the imposing columns of the main door and the sculptures by Guillermo Sagrera on the south facing Portal del Mirador. Discover additions made by the architect Antoni Gaudí in the early 20th century, along with works by the artist Miquel Barceló in the Santísimo Chapel.

Palma de Mallorca: Half-Day Catamaran Tour with Buffet Meal

3. Palma de Mallorca: Half-Day Catamaran Tour with Buffet Meal

Be welcomed by the crew at the pier in Palma and board the modern catamaran and set forth away from the marina on a southward sea journey. If conditions allow it, the sails will be used instead of the engine so you can experience sailing on the open sea. Anchor at Cala Vella and admire the incredible crystal clear water. Enjoy free time here to go swimming and snorkeling (equipment available for rent onboard), or just sun-bathe from the deck listening to relaxing music. During this time your crew will prepare a generous gourmet buffet using fresh ingredients. Tuck into a delightful variety of dishes made with quality ingredients. Choose from several delicious offerings with vegetarian options also available. After your meal, the catamaran will set sail again to the second swimming stop at Cueva Verde. Enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings as you take a refreshing dip in a secluded location. On the way back, sail through the Bay of Palma and look out for the Cathedral of Palma and the Bellver Castle. Listen to your crew as they provide you with local tips about what to do during the rest of your time in Mallorca. If you have selected the afternoon time slot, admire views of the magnificent sunset on your return to the marina. As you sail in the calm of the evening, you can also enjoy chilled-out tunes played by the onboard DJ.

Palma de Mallorca: All-Inclusive Daytime Boat Party

4. Palma de Mallorca: All-Inclusive Daytime Boat Party

Make the most of your stay in Palma by exploring the coastline on a party boat with an all-you-can-eat buffet. Meet at the Barca Samba to board the vessel, then enjoy magnificent views over Palma Bay as the boat crisscrosses the harbor. After an hour, the anchor will be dropped and you can jump into the cool water and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings with your new friends on board. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet-style lunch on board and 2 drinks (beer, sangria, or soft drinks) included in the activity. More options are available for purchase directly on board. If you're not engaged in watching live sports on satellite TV, the resident DJ will have you dancing the afternoon away in no time. After 4 hours, you will head back to the port, taking the party all the way to the shore.

Palma de Mallorca: Sunset Boat Tour with DJ and Dance Floor

5. Palma de Mallorca: Sunset Boat Tour with DJ and Dance Floor

Embark on this Palma Bay sunset cruise. Enjoy this tour that includes a dance floor, live DJ, and cold drinks. Meet other people as you dance and sing the night away. Start in the heart of Palma on the promenade. Look out at the views of the Port of Palma with the Tramuntana Mountain range in the background before hopping on board the boat. Set sail around the bay as the DJ plays upbeat summer songs to get you on your feet. During the evening, enjoy access to the boat’s bar, with two drinks included in the price.  Capture memories and photos with the stunning Mediterranean sunset behind you in this unique atmosphere. Return to port after a fun evening.

Mallorca: Palma Aquarium Ticket

6. Mallorca: Palma Aquarium Ticket

See marine life from the world’s oceans with an entrance ticket to Palma Aquarium in Palma de Mallorca. Home to over 8,000 animals and 700 different species, the aquarium opened in 2007 and organizes environmentally focused activities Enjoy a wide variety of interactive experiences that combine education with fun suitable for anyone over 8 years old. Take part in workshops and other adventures, such as the popular diving with sharks and rays, the Shark Sleepover and many more. Look at Europe's deepest shark tank and watch sharks and jellyfish swim above your head. Search for clown fish and the black widow tetra in the 25 aquariums of the Tropical Seas. Experience a tropical rainforest on the largest roof-top garden in Spain and much more.

The Caves of Drach Full or Half-Day

7. The Caves of Drach Full or Half-Day

On your trip to Mallorca, don't miss this visit to the Caves of Drach, located in the town of Manacor. After being picked up, head straight to the Caves. These caves are an absolute wonder, formed millions of years ago by the water pressure of the Mediterranean Sea. The Caves of Drach comprise 4 separate and gigantic caves full of impressive stalagmites and stalactites. The most interesting attraction of these caves is their 177-meter-long underwater lake, known as Lake Martel. While inside the caves, admire a light show synchronized with the melodies of a small orchestra. Finish your visit with a stop at an exhibition on Manacor's pearl farming industry. Learn all about the manufacturing process of these classic gems. Or, if you choose the full-day option, continue with a visit to the Caves del Hams, famous for its fish-hook-shaped stalactites and stalagmites—the cause of their unique shape is still unknown. Then, finish off your full-day tour with a visit to the beautiful Porto Cristo, on the eastern coast of the island.

Mallorca: Off-Road Quad Biking, Snorkeling & Cliff Jumping

8. Mallorca: Off-Road Quad Biking, Snorkeling & Cliff Jumping

Enjoy a ride and explore the area around Palma on this fun quad bike tour. Experience four stretches of terrain and enjoy a stop to snorkel and swim. After an appropriate introduction to the quad bikes through mud and water, cruise over stony paths and through sand dunes. Experience a trail through a forest and tackle more extreme climbs before you are rewarded with an idyllic view. Afterward, ride along the coast until you reach a secluded bay. Enjoy cliff jumping, snorkeling, and swimming in summer. During the cooler months, stop at a cliff and take in the panoramic views. At the end of the tour meander and drift over the flat terrain.

El Arenal, Mallorca: Bay of Palma Boat Tour

9. El Arenal, Mallorca: Bay of Palma Boat Tour

Explore the beautiful Bay of Palma on a boat tour. Relax on a modern vessel, equipped with a swimming mat, floats, a high-quality sound system, and bar service. Enjoy stops for swimming in crystal-clear waters of the nature reserve. Explore the underwater world using snorkeling equipment provided. Admire the views of the southern coastline of Mallorca. See the cityscape of Palma in the distance, and the many beaches dotted along the coast.

Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat & Train Ride from the South

10. Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat & Train Ride from the South

Discover Mallorca in a variety of ways on this day trip from the south. Take the famous Tren de Soller, then enjoy a catamaran trip to La Calobra Cove. Enjoy pickup from your hotel anywhere in Arenal, Can Pastilla, Palma, Costa den Blanes, Cala Major, Portals, Palmanova, Magalluf, Santa Ponsa, Paguera, or Camp de Mar. Take a ride on the island's legendary wooden electrical train. This is the perfect vantage point to admire the most beautiful landscapes in the Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue with a boat trip on a catamaran to La Calobra Cove. Stop for lunch, and enjoy some time at your leisure. You'll also visit the Torrent de Pareis, a narrow mouth of a torrent between two cliffs.

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Planning Your Visit

  • How long should I stay in Palma de Mallorca?

    One week for maximum chilling and sightseeing time!

  • How walkable is Palma de Mallorca?

    Palma's labyrinthine streets are pretty walkable. There is also a value-for-money public bus system known as the EMT.

  • When should I go to Palma de Mallorca?

    All times of the year are lovely, but between May and October ensures that all tours will be running - for example, some boat trips only take place between these months.

  • Anything else I should know?

    Keep hydrated, bring sunscreen, and stay out of the heat around midday. Mallorca's Mediterranean location makes it a very warm place.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    Spring, Summer & early Fall

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What people are saying about Palma de Mallorca

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 10,631 reviews

We did the half day visit to the Caves of Drach and would really recommend visiting them it was a wonderful experience ( wait until the end with the orchestra’) My only downside was we had to wait over 30 minutes for the coach to pick us up in the morning and we were stuck at the docks with nowhere to get a drink etc

Pablo and everyone of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful during the tour, even providing recommendations for where to go on the island after the ride was over. It was a beautiful day for a ride and a nice intro to other parts of Mallorca.

Good way to get about and see palma, all the stops are well marked and they now have an app which makes if even easy to check bus times and the route

The buffet was delicious, the waiters very nice and the dj at the top, I highly recommend

Great tour. Everything was planned and carried out flawlessly.