Activities and sports in Mallorca
heaven for the active and sporty. Both on
land and in the water, there are tons of
interesting activities to choose from.
The sea around Mallorca is
a joy for swimming, especially later in
the summer, when the sun has been on it
for a few months. You just need to be sensible,
of course, and not go too far out or swim
where there is a red flag indicating danger.
If you want more water action
in a controlled environment, check out the
You can hire a pedalo on most
of the big beaches.
For more serious
boatspeople, you can charter a sailing yacht,
motor cruiser or catamaran – or bring
your own. Mallorca has many excellent marinas
where you can berth and explore the island.
As well as around Mallorca, you can sail
easily to Menorca and also, slightly further,
to Ibiza and Formentera.
If you are
inexperienced at sailing or driving a boat,
you can hire a crewed boat. You can also
just take day or half-day cruises.
you could take some lessons and learn to
sail. There are several courses you can
take, depending how keen you are, and Mallorca
is a marvellous place to learn.
A boat gives
you a different perspective on Mallorca.
It is quite expensive to hire one but do
treat yourself to some time on a boat if
you can because it’s a fantastic experience.
a great place for scuba diving too. In the
beautiful, clear water, you can explore
caves and grottos and see amazing fish.
many diving schools in Mallorca, where you
can hire equipment and learn how to dive.
Other water sports
you can try just about anything that interests
you in the way of water activities: wind-surfing,
paragliding, jet-skiing, water-skiing, wake-boarding
(like water-skiing but with one board instead
of two skiis)…
on dry land, Mallorca is a popular place
to play golf. There are at least twenty
golf courses on the island, so you should
find one that suits you, whatever your level.
The facilities are usually pretty good and
many of the clubs offer lessons.