There are so many amazing possible activities to enjoy on Mallorca during your summer holidays that we have put together a list for you of our favourite things to do – so you don’t miss out on anything. Enjoy Mallorca!
1. Chill out at a beach club
Mallorca’s beach clubs take a day of sunbathing and relaxing to a new level. Expect stylish surroundings, comfy loungers, cool restaurant and bar, and other facilities. Some offer a pool, massages and other treatments, chill-out music and more.
Escape the crowds and check out Palma’s Purobeach, Purobeach Illetas and Las Terrazas in Illetas, Bardot at Gran Meliá de Mar, UM Beach House in Puerto Portals or Cala Llamp’s Gran Folies Beach Club.
2. Attend music concerts on the island
Mallorca is regularly the stunning location of various music concerts and theatre performances. Many open-air live music events take place during the summer months and worldly theatre performances happen in Palma and other towns on the island all year round.
There are many different international festivals of classical music, jazz, pop, and rock. All this and more can be experienced with a visit to one of Mallorca’s many cultural events. Enjoy our collection of the best music concerts and theatre performances!
3. Drive the Tramuntana… in style!
Add a touch of panache to the sensational drive through the Serra de Tramuntana mountains by hiring your dream set of wheels to do it in. Whether it’s a Ferrari, a Mercedes, or a classic two-seater convertible, you’ll feel like the king (or queen) of the road on this memorable mountain drive. Remember your camera for the views – and a shot of you at the wheel . . .
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Serra de Tramuntana is the backbone of Mallorca. Find out what this spectacular mountain range has to offer. […] Discover the Serra de Tramuntana
4. Discover Palma de Mallorca
Parts of Palma, such as La Lonja and the Old Town, are steeped in history and photo-worthy architecture, and you can easily explore the narrow streets on foot. Spending one or two days discovering this beautiful city is a must when visiting Mallorca. You can also go on a tour on a distinctive Palma City Sightseeing open-top bus, which gives you a great overview of Mallorca’s capital without too much footwork on your part. The tickets (children and seniors, half-price) are valid 24 hours and include multilingual recorded commentary. Hop on and off the bus at any of the 16 stops along the route, to explore the vicinity.
The capital of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands, Palma is the pearl of the Mediterranean. Discover why it’s been named the world’s best city to live in. […] Palma de Mallorca
Your guide to the best restaurants in Palma including new openings, Michelin-starred restaurants, and a variety of cuisines. […] Best Restaurants in Palma
5. Spend a day on the beach
With 262 beaches around the island, Mallorca is a paradise for the sun, sand, and sea lover. Find everything from large beaches with every facility for a fun family day, to hidden coves where you may share the sands with only a few people … or nobody.
Mallorca’s wonderful beaches have been yet again recognised with the blue flag awards. The island now has 31 blue flag beaches – including 3 new awards. […] Mallorca’s Blue Flag Beaches
6. Visit a winery on Mallorca
Mallorca has more than 70 bodegas and, in recent years, many have recognized their appeal to visitors and now open for tours and tastings. The book ‘Wine Route’ details bodegas that can be visited in the Binissalem DO (www.binissalemdo.com), as well as local gastronomy, markets, festivals, and places of interest.
When it comes to Mallorcan wine, there is now a huge amount of variety and choice, so choosing one can be a very difficult and almost overwhelming task. […] Mallorcan Wine
For wine lovers you can explore Mallorca’s best vineyards around the area of Binissalem DO region encompassing the island’s central towns. […] Follow the Wine route
7. Go designer shopping in Palma
Palma de Mallorca is a fabulous city for shopping, and you’re sure to find something from your favourite designer (or discover a new one!). The world’s top brands in designer clothing and accessories can be found by exploring Avenida Jaime III, Paseo del Borne, and the stores and boutiques in the adjoining streets and lanes.
8. Visit a museum
It’s worth making time to visit one of Mallorca’s interesting museums. The island offers not only several museums, but also lots of art galleries and even guided visits to artists’ studios. Bear in mind that most museums are closed on Mondays.
9. Pamper yourself on a luxury spa day
Spa visits have become a trend embraced by men and women of all ages, seeking to take a break from stressful lifestyles to bring some balance back into their lives. Whether you are looking for a spa located in a hotel or would rather frequent an independent urban spa for a refreshing weekend getaway, Mallorca offers an ample selection of professional spas that are sure to leave you feeling revitalized.
10. Visit the best towns and villages on Mallorca
Stroll around one of Mallorca’s beautiful small villages and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. The most enchanting are Banyalbufar, Valldemossa, Deià (often very busy in summer) and Fornalutx – named Spain’s most picturesque village. Find a café or bar and sip a cool drink as you appreciate the languid pace of life.
Even over the busy summer season, there are still some corners of the island largely undiscovered by tourists. We unveil Mallorca’s hidden secrets. […] Your guide to Mallorca’s hidden places
A breathtakingly beautiful towns on the west coast of Mallorca, Banyalbufar is known for its hundreds of steep terraces dropping to the sea, home of the Malvasia grape and its laidback nature. […] Banyalbufar
Discover the beauty and rich cultural heritage of Valldemossa, the historic town in West Mallorca within the Tramuntana mountain range. Read more… […] Valldemossa
Want to know where artists and media moguls gather in Mallorca? Read more with abcMallorca to find out what makes the mountain village of Deià so special. […] Deià
Known as the ‘Prettiest village in Spain’, with narrow, cobbled streets it is certainly worth a visit. Four hotels and a few cafes, it is a quiet spot in the Tramuntana and close to Sóller. […] Fornalutx
11. Have a gourmet experience
The best holiday memories are often of fabulous meals – and Mallorca is a gourmet’s paradise, where you can eat amazing food and discover the superb-quality wines produced here. Seven restaurants have the coveted Michelin star (Adrián Quetglas, Zaranda, Es Fum, Es Racó des Teix, , Jardín, Andreu Genestra and Marc Fosh).
There are plenty of other interesting restaurants offering delicious cuisine, amazing value for money, and friendly service. Here are the most interesting articles about the best restaurants on Mallorca.
There are now seven Michelin-star restaurants on Mallorca, with a total of eight stars. Here’a an overview of the successful chefs. […] Michelin star restaurants on Mallorca
12. Have some family fun!
Spending a holiday on the island gives you a wide offer of family activities that you and your children will enjoy. Apart from the sightseeing, children are always looking for some exciting activities over a family vacation. Visiting Palma Aquarium, the Mallorca Planetarium, or Marineland sure sounds like a plan for the little ones and young-at-heart adults!
There’s so much to know when visiting or relocating to Mallorca as a family; healthcare info, buying kit and staying active. View our essential guide here. […] The family guide to Mallorca
Thinking of something fun for all the family is not an easy task. But, Mallorca offers a wide rage of family friendly activities to keep everyone happy. […] 10 family-fun attractions on Mallorca
13. Paseo… and party
Join the locals and do a party crawl around one of Palma’s main nightspots. The bohemian area of Santa Catalina is packed with bars and eateries that positively buzz after dark. Nearby, Paseo Marítimo is one long strip of eateries, bars and clubs – including the legendary Tito’s. You can wander for hours around La Lonja – home of the Jazz Voyeur Club, unique bar Abaco, and a host of places to eat, drink and be merry!
Discover all of the diverse and exciting nightlife that the Balearic Capital has to offer from fabulous cocktails to late-night dancing in a nightclub. […] Nightlife in Palma
Full of character, delightful shops and amazing eats, the Santa Catalina area of Palma deserves a special look. Here, we tell you all you need to know! […] Discover Santa Catalina!
Palma’s seafront promenade takes you past yacht-filled ports, it’s perfect for walks and bike rides during the day, and dining and dancing at night! […] Palma’s Paseo Maritimo
La Lonja in Palma is famous for its lively nightlife – full of restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs. Here is your complete guide to La Lonja. […] La Lonja Palma
14. Get sporty
Sport in Mallorca comes in many forms. Whether you belong on the water, prefer your fitness of the dry variety or both, there’s a wealth of activities to get involved in. Besides the more established watersports like kitesurfing, jet-skiing and diving, popularity is growing in stand-up paddle surfing, which is easy to learn and fun for all the family.
Cycling, golf and tennis are huge and vastly well catered for, and there are bountiful opportunities for climbing and hiking in the Serra de Tramuntana. When the mercury rises and you prefer to work out indoors, there are plenty of air-conditioned gyms to make use of.
15. Take a golf mini-break
Mallorca has more than 20 superb golf courses – many offering spectacular views and top-class facilities. If your game could use some improvement, get some tuition from one of the excellent PGA golf instructors based on Mallorca.
The warm sun on your face and arms as you line up for a swing to the glittering backdrop of the Med and mountains… This is golf, Mallorca style. […] Golf Mallorca
16. Browse a local market
Discover the essence of Mallorca at one of its weekly markets. Every town and village has a regular market, where you can stroll around the stalls and take your pick of local produce and handicrafts. The towns of Sineu, Santanyí, and Artà have the most interesting markets. In Palma, visit the indoor Mercat de l’Olivar and Santa Catalina’s covered market.
Spend a whole morning wandering around Mercat de l’Olivar, browsing, buying, and soaking up the atmosphere over a snack or drink. […] A Morning at the Market
17. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous…
Dress to impress and head to one of the hottest superyacht harbours, Puerto Portals or Port Adriano, where you can enjoy celebrity-spotting as you sip Cristal at one of the trendy bars. Afterwards, dine at one of the chic restaurants – followed by late night dancing.
Puerto Portals is the glamour hotspot of Mallorca with numerous luxury yachts, top class restaurants and the best international designer brands on offer. […] Puerto Portals
Port Adriano: The Philippe Starck designed harbour of 80 sailing and motor yacht moorings, 40 fashion boutiques, chill-out bars and restaurants. Visit now! […] Port Adriano
18. See Mallorca from the sea
You’ll enjoy a completely different perspective of Mallorca when you see the island from a boat out at sea. To do this in style, you can rent a sail or motor boat for a day, or charter a vessel for longer. The choice ranges from a rib for a few hours, to a superyacht for a few days of sheer indulgence.
19. Take an excursion
An unforgettable train ride through the mountains, visit to an authentic Mallorcan ‘granja’ (farm), or a shop-til-you-drop session at a top outlet centre are just some of the possible excursions to tempt you to leave the beach for a different day out.
20. Swoon over a sunset
It happens every day, but how many of us make time to simply sit and watch the sun go down? Doing so can be even more memorable when you add a bottle of cava and a picnic. Head up to the lighthouse in Puerto de Sóller for a dazzling view of the sun slipping into the Mediterranean. For unforgettable views of the sun setting behind the Tramuntana, head for the waterfront at Colònia Sant Pere, near Artà.
Make the most of your time in Port de Sóller with the abcMallorca guide on the history, culture, best attractions, hotels, restaurants and things to do. […] Port de Sóller
See the abcMallorca guide to the beautiful, historic town of Arta in north east Mallorca and find out more about luxury lifestyle on offer. […] Artá