A guide to the best day trips in Majorca

For many intrepid holidaymakers, a strong level of adventure is crucial if they are to enjoy their holiday. For others, you might want options for days out to fit in between days lying in the sun and feasting on great Mediterranean cuisine.

As the largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca offers countless opportunities to walk on the wilder side of the island, with attractions to suit all tastes. From guided tours, to solo boat trips, and aquariums to museums, Majorca’s got it all. Here are some of our favourite day trips, and we’re confident they’ll soon be yours too.

Unleash your inner animal at Jungle Parc

One of a kind, Jungle Parc is the only acrobatic aerial circuit in the Balearics.

This adrenaline-packed day out is fun for all the family, with sky-high thrills and plenty of opportunities to laugh at your loved-ones gymnastic skills – or lack of. Situated in Santa Ponsa, the staff at Jungle Parc are friendly and fun, and show you how to jump around the treetops like monkeys.

Swim with sharks at Palma Aquarium

Great if you’ve got an interest in the aquatic, or just if you need to shelter from one of Majorca’s very rare rainy days, Palma Aquarium is a huge water-life observatory. The splendid variety of sea life found here is conserved ethically for the entire family to enjoy.

Situated between Palma and Arenal, there are many activities for you to take part in, including guided tours and, if you’ve got your scuba license, diving with sharks!

Storm the Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle is one of the most impressive sights in Majorca, with the towering battlements and surrounding moat built for King James II of Majorca in the 14th century. Today, the castle is open to the public and used by the city of Palma for events on occasion.

You’ll marvel at the wonderful circular inner yard, which gives the castle a rounded geometry rare in our British castles. Children will love peering over the battlements and pretending they’re surveying their own kingdom and fending off attack.

Go underground in giant caves