Holidays in Mallorca/Majorca: where to stay in Mallorca, what to see & do in Mallorca, language in Mallorca
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Activities and sports in Mallorca

Mallorca is 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 hidropark near Alcúdia.

Pedal boating

You can hire a pedalo on most of the big beaches.


Puerto Pollensa boats

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.

Alternatively, 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.

Scuba diving

Mallorca is a great place for scuba diving too. In the beautiful, clear water, you can explore caves and grottos and see amazing fish.

There are many diving schools in Mallorca, where you can hire equipment and learn how to dive.

Other water sports

In Mallorca, 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)…


Back 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.


Serious bicyclists enjoy the challenge of Mallorca’s mountainous terrain and the less serious enjoy the freedom of a cheap, speedy way to get about.

You can hire a bike in almost all the tourist resorts in Mallorca.

Horse riding

There are many ranches and riding stables in Mallorca. You can hire a horse for a while, go on an accompanied ride or take some lessons.

Mallorca mountain road

Walking and hiking

Mallorca is famously fantastic for walking. Pretty well anywhere you go, you are surrounded by magnificent country and the views from the hills and mountains are breathtaking. The walking can be challenging or leisurely; you really don’t have to be super-fit to enjoy it, although, if you are super-fit, you’ll be in your element.

Not everywhere on the island is well signposted and it’s quite easy to get lost in some of the rural and mountain areas. It’s definitely advisable to take a book and/or a map.

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