Mallorca or Majorca is known for beach resorts, sheltered coves, limestone mountains and Roman and Moorish remains. Capital Palma has nightlife, the Moorish Almudaina royal palace and 13th-century Santa María Cathedral. Stone-built villages include Pollença, with its art galleries and music festival, and hillside Fornalutx, surrounded by citrus plantations.
The weather in Mallorca remains warm throughout the year with average night time lows dropping to around 10 ºC in December and January. The summer months can see temperatures reach 40 ºC, although the averages are around 30 ºC.
If you are travelling with children and would like to get away from the beach for a while, you can get car hire in Palma de Mallorca and take a look at some of these family friendly activities in Mallorca.
Castell De Bellver
Bellver Castle is a gothic style castle hill 3 km to the west of the centre of Palma. It was built in the 14th century for King James ll of Mallorca, and is one of the few circular castles in Europe. First serving as the residence of the Kings of Mallorca, and afterward long used as a military prison throughout the 18th to mid-20th century, it is now under civilian control, being one of the main tourist attractions of the island, as well as the seat for the city’s History Museum.
Immerse yourself in a journey through all the oceans of the world without leaving Mallorca. Discover the secrets of the seabed, its threats and how you can protect its inhabitants in an unforgettable experience. Don’t miss their daily meetings where you can see how they feed the animals! If you are feeling brave, you can dive in to the Big Blue, one of the deepest shark tanks in Europe, containing 3.5 million litres of salt water. Together with a Palma Aquarium instructor, you can enjoy a dive with 11 shark and feel the depths of the sea.
Aqualand el Arenal
A large amusement park with a mix of high-speed water slides, kids’ splash pools & calm raft rides. Swim with a giant dragon and slide down the water slides. There are three areas so that the smallest children can make their dreams come true. Slides, hanging bridges, and attractions to experience. Rides designed to be entirely safe, as well as a lifeguard team on duty.
Located on the east coast of Majorca, specifically in the town of Porto Cristo, these caves have a horizontal extension of about 1,200 metres and a maximum depth of 25 m. below ground level, The caves contain a large underground lake, Lake Martel, 25 m. under the surface. The caves hide inside a large underground lake, Lake Martel, considered one of the largest underground lakes in the world.
The safari zoo is a successful mixture of a wildlife park and leisure park. The safari land with the wide animal outdoor enclosure gives more than 600 animals a home and the visitors the opportunity to experience animals in the wild. Situated in a beautiful and unique landscape it offers fun and pleasure for the whole family.
There are also several playgrounds for children.
Royal Palace of La Almudaina
The Royal Palace of La Almudaina, which dates back to the 14th century, is the official residence of the King and Queen during their stays in Mallorca. Together with the Cathedral of Palma it is a landmark of the capital of the Balearic Islands. The palace reflects the artistic styles that have succeeded each other throughout the history of the island.
A mini-golf gem in the heart of Palmanova just meters from the beach. There are three different tropical courses to choose.
There are so many more attractions and beautiful scenery to explore throughout the island so if you are thinking of venturing out of the resort you are staying in, you may want to get car hire in Mallorca airport for independence straight off the plane. Enjoy!