Mallorca

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With sunshine a given on most days, island activities tend to revolve around the outdoors and the beach, with plenty of pursuits to entertain you once you’ve had your fill of sunbathing. Family-friendly Majorca also has ample opportunities for the little ones.

Day Trips from Mallorca

Aquacity

This waterpark has more than enough water slides, tubes and chutes to keep everyone happy, along with pools and attractions for the tots.

10 miles east of Palma, Carretera Palma-Arenal; km 15, 011-34-971-44-00-00, www.recar-adventure.com
Tags: family | moderate | day trip | water park

Auto-Safari Park

Giraffes, rhinos, monkeys, elephants and antelope surround you as you drive through the safari park in your own vehicle or cruise by on the train. Little ones love the petting zoo.

40 miles east of Palma, Carretera Porto Cristo-Son Severa; km 5, 011-34-971-81-09-09
Tags: family | moderate | outdoors | day trip | wildlife

Diving Trips

The Balearics are not the tropics, but the undersea life is still rich and colorful with moray eels, lobsters and schools of fish at dive spots around the island. Set out on your own, or let the Octopus Dive Center be your guide.

Octopus Dive Center, 20 miles north of Palma, Port de Sóller Marina; Port de Sóller, 011-34-971-63-31-33, www.octopus-mallorca.com
Tags: moderate | day trip | wildlife | road trips

Marineland

Majorca’s premier family attraction features the de riguer dolphin and sea lion show, penquins and performing birds.

10 miles west of Palma, Calle Garcilaso de la Vega, 9, Costa d’en Blanes, Calvia, 011-34-971-67-51-25, www.marineland.es
Tags: family | moderate | day trip | wildlife

Sailing Charters

Spend a day fishing, enjoy a romantic sunset dinner cruise or charter your own boat to explore coves that are accessible only by water. Although the island has many charter services, Vita-Bel II is the best. Closed November through April.

Vita-Bel II, 40 miles east of Palma, Cala d’Or Marina; Cala d’Or, 011-34-649-18-95-95, www.vita-bel.com
Tags: sailing | expensive | outdoors | day trip

Sóller

Orange tree- and olive grove-shaded Sóller is just an hour away (about 17 miles) via a vintage, wooden train that leaves from Palma de Mallorca. Take in the town’s architecture, some of which dates back to the 14th century, or explore the Botanical Gardens, which claim more than 128 species of plants endemic to the Balearic Islands.

, www.jardibotanicdesoller.org
Tags: architecture | history | day trip | gardens

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