Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

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

Our most recommended things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

1. Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

Skip the lines to La Seu Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca and explore its breathtaking interior. Admire the blend of architecture with contributions from Antoni Gaudí and Miquel Barceló. 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: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Swim

2. Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Swim

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.

Palma de Mallorca: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

3. Palma de Mallorca: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the highlights of Palma de Mallorca on a city sightseeing open-top bus tour, and jump off at any of the 16 stops to explore the city’s attractions at your own pace. Choose from a 24 or 28-hour ticket and tailor your bus tour around your own schedule. The island's capital offers a rich mix of history, culture, and nightlife, and the fascinating central area comprises narrow streets between high walls of ancient buildings. Hop off at dozens of attractions, such as the Palau de La Almudaina, a royal palace that has stood since the Arab conquest, and is still home to the Royal Family. Explore the truly unique part of town known as Poble Espanyol. Here you'll find a collection of many different types of architecture, representing the different styles used around the country. Also be sure to check out Plaza de Espana, a scenic part of the island, where you can bask in the beauty from the open-top deck. Or hop off to have a proper taste of the local culture. Bus Route: 1. Antoni Maura 2. Placa Mercat 3. Ramblas 4. Plaza de España 5. Avenida Alexandre Rosselló 6. Porta des Camp 7. Passeig Maritim 8. Poble Espanyol 9. Bellver Castle (if option selected) 10. Plaza Gomila 13. Avenida Joan Miro 14. Estacio Maritima 14b. Passeig Maritim 15. Avenida Gabriel Roca 17. Avenida Jaume III 18. Moll Comercial Choose the "essential" option if you want to have the ticket to Castle de Bellver included with your 24 hours bus ticket.

From Mallorca: Caves of Drach Day Trip with Hotel Transfers

4. From Mallorca: Caves of Drach Day Trip with Hotel Transfers

Explore the natural wonder and beauty of the Caves of Drach in Manacor. Learn from your guide about their history and formation, and finish your visit with a stop to find out about the Manaacor pearl farming industry. After being picked up, head straight to the caves, 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.

Palma de Mallorca: Off/On Road Buggy Tour with 2 or 4 Seater

5. Palma de Mallorca: Off/On Road Buggy Tour with 2 or 4 Seater

Experience Mallorca from a new perspective and explore the interior of the country on an on-road, off-road buggy trip. Take in unbeatable views away from the crowds as you make your way through Llucmajor and Randa. Stop for a break at a monastery in Randa. After a briefing from one of the guides, hop on board your own 2-seater buggy to start your adventure. Only a few minutes later, get your first taste of Mallorcan flair as you reach the first fields, small ranch estates, and traditional windmills. Enjoy easy riding thanks to all buggies being equipped with automatic transmission and power steering. All vehicles are also equipped with seat belts so that no helmets have to be worn and you can enjoy the ride without restrictions. Immediately after the small town of Sant Jordi, come to the off-road route. From there, drive about 30 minutes over an unpaved track, where the buggies can really show what they can do. Noticing how the buggy effortlessly copes with every bump is great fun for young and old. At the end of the off-road route, make a small stop as you approach the outskirts of the traditional town of Llucmajor. Then, continue to the nearby mountain Randa, which is easy to reach after a short stretch of road over great switchbacks. One of the most spectacular panoramas that Mallorca has to offer awaits. During a 30-minute break at an altitude of 542 meters, enjoy a 360-degree view of the entire island with all its enchanting landscapes and picturesque bays. Arrive at the monastery of Randa and enjoy a break at the restaurant inside. Use the toilets or choose to grab a coffee, cold drink, or ice cream (costs not included). This is also the perfect opportunity for anyone who would like to change drivers before heading back.

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

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

Discover Mallorca in a variety of ways on this day trip from the south. Be picked up in a comfortable and air-conditioned bus, take the famous Tren de Soller tram, and enjoy a boat 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 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. 

Mallorca: Quad/ATV Tour

7. Mallorca: Quad/ATV Tour

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 in summer or to admire panoramic, clifftop views in winter. See beautiful Mallorca differently. 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 the 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.

Mallorca: Palma Aquarium Ticket

8. 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. You will also experience a 3D movie and a behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium. 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.

Palma de Mallorca: Daytime Boat Party with Live DJ

9. Palma de Mallorca: Daytime Boat Party with Live DJ

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, eat, drink and party, 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: Caves of Genova Admission and Self-Guided Tour

10. Palma: Caves of Genova Admission and Self-Guided Tour

In 1906, the Caves of Genova were discovered just a few minutes from Palma. During prehistoric times, the natural caves served as a habitat and refuge. Experience their natural beauty, which the water has been sculpting over the past centuries. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the caves, located in the residential neighborhood of Genova. Explore a series of underground limestone galleries linked by naturally formed corridors Tour the caves at your own pace. Descend 36 meters, and admire vast domes, majestic columns, water pools, and tunnels.

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What people are saying about Palma de Mallorca

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 20,078 reviews

Juan did a great job of keeping us entertained and informed throughout the trip. The transfers were made with ease. The experience was enjoyable and I would recommend to other holidaymakers. Francisco did a great job of driving us through the mountains and on our return back to our hotels. Great to see a part of the island not previously enjoyed or seen. Well done to 'no frills' also for making this available.

It is a great program, the two caves are marvellous. Well organised trip with a longer free time at Porto Cristo, so you can swim in the sea. Please, if you book this excursion tell your kids beforehand that it is NOT funny to hold a clapping contest while the quartet plays classical music at the lake in the cave.

The staff very helpfully we hired 2 single kayaks. The member of staff sorted the kayaks out for us he also told us about an island you can paddle to I am a experienced paddler so my wife and I took us 20mins to get there we got 2.30hours instead of 2 hours advertised.

History of Palma in a nutshell. Good short program and the cathedral is literally the next building. It is a good idea to buy the tickets for both.

What a fun experience ! The crew was excellent and the spots they took us to were so beautiful