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Discover unusual adventures in Mallorca

Many people think of Mallorca as a sun, sea and all-inclusive resort destination. But there’s so much more you can do in this Balearic beauty – so it’s worth checking out some of the more unusual things to do in Mallorca while you’re there. If you take the time to really explore the island, there is so much to discover. From hidden beaches and quaint fishing villages on the coast to the stunning mountainous interior… not to mention an exceptional cuisine to discover!

Instead of booking a resort or a standard package holiday, plan your excursions in Mallorca. Here are some ideas to get you started… Mallorca offers a plethora of unique experiences beyond its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. Here are some unusual things to do on the island. We have for you a list of some unusual things to do in Mallorca.

Plan a road trip

For such a small island, Mallorca is packed with a huge variety of landscapes. One of the best ways to explore the island is to hire a car and plan a mini road trip. Car rental in Mallorca is quite affordable and gives you complete freedom to explore the island. Plus, the island has some incredibly scenic roads – especially as you wind your way up and over the mountains.

Explore Fornalutx

This stunningly pretty village of Fornalutx is often referred to as the ‘most beautiful village in Spain’ and when you visit it, it’s easy to see why. This beautiful village is full of cobbled streets and honey-coloured stone buildings. Surrounded by fragrant orange and lemon groves, with the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range behind it, the historic little village dates back over 1,000 years. It has a rustic charm and a sleepy, tranquil atmosphere – and is an absolute must-see on Mallorca!

Visit Palma Cathedral and admire Gaudi’s work

Designed by the legendary Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí together with the artist Miquel Barceló, the cathedral in Palma is well worth a visit. It’s such a great sight! It’s a stunning Gothic structure with colourful stained glass windows and a beautiful facade. It just gets better inside! This building is a must-see in Mallorca, even if you’re not a lover of art or architecture.

Enjoy the view from the Castell de Bellver

Also worth a visit when you are in Palma is the Castell de Bellver, which is located in a beautiful park on a hill and offers a breathtaking view over the city. The round castle with its unique round tower is the only one of its kind in Spain. It has quite a rich history dating back to the 1300s. Entry is free on Sundays or just €6 otherwise, so it’s a great place to spend an afternoon and enjoy the views of picturesque Palma.

Artistic Expressions

Immerse yourself in Mallorca’s burgeoning art scene by visiting unconventional galleries and studios, such as the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, showcasing the works of renowned artist Joan Miró, or exploring the vibrant street art in the Palma neighborhoods of Santa Catalina and El Terreno.

Escape to the mountains on the Tren de Sóller

Embark on a scenic journey aboard the historic Ferrocarril de Sóller, a vintage wooden train that travels from Palma to the picturesque town of Sóller, passing through breathtaking landscapes of mountains, valleys, and citrus groves. What better way to see the 1,400-foot-high Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range than from a scenic train journey? The one-and-a-half hour journey crosses beautiful countryside before winding through the mountains and offering spectacular views.

Visit Sanctuari de Lluc

Discover the tranquil Sanctuari de Lluc nestled in the Tramuntana Mountains, where you can explore the beautiful botanical gardens, visit the monastery museum, and witness the daily performance of the Blavets Boys’ Choir. Santuari de Lluc is the most important holy site on Mallorca and lies in a picturesque valley setting in the Tramuntana mountains. A must-see!

Pirate Adventure

Set sail on a pirate-themed boat excursion along Mallorca’s coast, where you can enjoy swashbuckling entertainment, snorkel in secluded coves, and even search for hidden treasure on a thrilling treasure hunt. Celebrating over 30 years of treasured memories, the Pirates Adventure Show in Mallorca has amazed over 3 million customers with a swashbuckling mix of world class acrobatics, thrilling gymnastics and breath-taking dancing. Escape to a magical world of action, thrills, comedy and fun for an experience that you will never forget. Pirates Adventure is the ultimate show for all ages, whilst the Pirates Reloaded 18+ is an electric adults-only night. Choose Pirates Adventure as a treat for all the family or Reloaded for a night of anthems and acrobatics.

Ethnological Museum of Majorca

Step back in time at the Ethnological Museum of Majorca in Palma, where you can explore traditional island life through exhibits showcasing ancient crafts, agricultural tools, folk costumes, and historical artifacts. Ethnological section of the Majorca Museum, located in an old house ceded by architect Gabriel Alomar i Esteve (1965). A series of traditional field tools, a collection of traditional pottery and an ancient chemist are displayed within the various rooms.

Cliff Diving

For the adventurous at heart, try cliff diving at one of Mallorca’s scenic cliff-jumping spots, such as Cala Deià or Cap de Formentor, where you can leap into crystal-clear waters from towering cliffs surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery. Though the beaches are fabulous on Spain’s gorgeous island of Mallorca, many visitors are looking for something a lot more exciting than a day spent relaxing and playing on those sandy shores. That’s not a problem either because Mallorca is filled with sea caves just waiting to be explored and cliffs that are absolutely perfect for an adrenaline-pumping leap into the Mediterranean Sea.

Mallorcan Cooking Class

Delve into the island’s culinary traditions by participating in a hands-on cooking class, where you can learn to prepare authentic Mallorcan dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, such as sobrassada sausage, ensaimada pastries, and tumbet vegetable stew.

Visit a winery

Did you know that there are over 70 wine producers on the island of Mallorca? Visit one or two for a tour of the vineyard and winery to learn more about the winemaking process and – of course – for a tasting of the products! Although this is not something you might associate with Mallorca, this is certainly one of the more unusual things you can do and it’s a really fun activity!

Explore caves and underground lakes

Explore the mesmerizing underground world of Mallorca’s caves, such as the Cuevas del Drach and the Cuevas dels Hams, where you can marvel at spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations and even take a boat ride on underground lakes. Located on the east coast of Mallorca, the Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) are one of the island’s most impressive attractions. This network of breathtaking caves stretches over 1,200 metres. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a boat trip across the 170 metre long Lake Martel to sail under the stalactites that are perfectly reflected in the still waters. There’s even a classical music concert on the lake, so it’s definitely one of the most unusual things to do in Mallorca.

Discover hidden beaches in the Parc Natural de Mondrago

There are a few natural parks in Mallorca, and one of the most beautiful is the Parc Natural de Mondrago. A lovely stopover for any holiday in Mallorca, this is the ideal place to seek out hidden coves and secluded beaches, away from the crowds of Magaluf. Mondrago is located in the south-east of the island and has some truly idyllic beaches that are quieter and more isolated than those at the resorts. And with over seventy bird species as well as many other wild animals, the park is also ideal for nature lovers.

Horse riding in the mountains

For a unique perspective on the mountains of Mallorca, go on a horse riding tour. This is the perfect way to explore the unspoilt interior of the island. There are several farms that offer guided horse riding tours, such as Rancho Can Picafort. Immerse yourself in nature on a gentle ride through the forests and mountains in Can Picafort.

These unusual activities offer a different perspective on Mallorca’s rich culture, history, and natural beauty, ensuring a memorable and diverse island experience.

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