Mallorca attractions for families are concentrated mostly in the southern part of the island, and each city has its own attraction. Palma de Mallorca boasts the Palma Aquarium and the Marineland Dolphinarium. In Magaluf, there are as many as 3 family holiday centers: theme park Katmandu Park for all ages, the Pirates Adventure show and themed water park the Western Water Park.
The another island's most popular giant waterpark is Aqualand, and it is located on the south-west coast in El Arenal, 15 km from Palma de Mallorca.
Palma Aquarium Mallorca is one of the largest aquariums in Europe. The aquarium is located 500 m from Playa de Palma beach. It includes 55 tanks and over 700 different species from the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Big Blue tank is the deepest shark tank in Europe. It contains the largest collection of live coral in Europe.
Palma Aquarium is divided into 9 thematic areas. The total length of the route is only 900 meters, we recommend a 2 to 3 hour visit to enjoy Palma Aquarium facilities. Time is needed in order not to rush the kids while playing with starfish or watching sharks.
Most of the tour will take place in the twilight. With small kids you can stay near aquariums with small fish, scurrying around among corals. In the contact pool everyone is allowed to touch the stingrays, sea stars.
Coral reefs are the pride of the Palma Aquarium. Corals perfectly survive in captivity and build new fancy colonies. A very unusual tank was allocated to jellyfish. The huge cylinder with translucent umbrellas looks like a lamp with wax.
Activities in Palma Aquarium: Feedings; Snorkelling with Rays; Shark Vision boat; Nautilus indoor activity park; Dive with Sharks; Shark sleepover.
Open 365 days a year. Time varies depending the season. Price 2019: Adult Entrance Ticket - €22,50; Child Entrance Ticket (Ages 4 to 12) - €14
Marineland Mallorca is a marine life theme park with 7 Dolphins, Sea Lions, several aquarium (fresh water, sea water and Mediterranean aquarium) with different species, Penguins, Tropical Park.
We recommend a 3 to 4 hour visit to enjoy Marineland Mallorca facilities, shows, visiting marine life zoo and aquarium. Every day dolphins and sea lions give 2 shows. Also 3 parrots shows every day.
It is possible to swim with the dolphins and learn more about their lifestyle. To do this, sign up to participate in the program Meeting with dolphins. Suitable for children over 7 years old.
In between shows, we recommend visiting the marine zoo with see waterfowl, monkeys and reptiles. There is also a clinic for turtles here - here they repair broken shells. Recovered reptiles are released back into the wild. But some remain to live in Marineland Mallorca, in the company of lizards, snakes and frogs.
Marineland Mallorca open from end of March till mid October. The opening time, time of the show and the feeding is recommended to check on the official website. Price 2019: 11€-23€ depending the height. Kids below 0.90m - free.
Aqualand El Arenal is the largest water park on the Mallorca and part of Aqualand network. It is located 15 km from Palma de Mallorca, in El Arenal.
There are 19 water attractions, including excellent playgrounds and dizzying slides of various types. a paradise for extreme people - such is the number of high and difficult descents.
Perhaps Aqualand El Arenal can be called a paradise for extreme lovers because of the number of high and difficult slides: adrenaline King Cobra, Anaconda, Devil's Tail and many others. The smallest of the slides - Multipistas - suitable for families. 3 areas for smallest children with slides, hanging bridges, and attractions to experience. Rides designed to be entirely safe for kids.
Due to the large number of extreme slides and attractions in Aqualand Mallorca, there are always a lot of young people here. If you are looking for a place to stay with young children, the water park Western Water Park in Magaluf or HidroPark in Alcudia is more suitable for you.
Open from mid May till October. The opening time is recommended to check on the official website. Price 2019: 12-30€ depending the age. Kids 0-3 yo - free.
Soller Train is an unique old train excursion in Mallorca. Wooden train route starts in Palma and its destination is the station of Sóller, located in the hearth of the valley. Train journey is approximately 1 hour.
The best time to departure from Palma - in the morning (around 10-10.30). So you will have enought time to see the Sóller and Port de Sóller without any rush and come back with the evening train.
The Sóller railway stands out for the picturesque route it runs along, overcoming the natural barrier of the Sierra de Alfàbia mountain range. Train travels through several bridges and 13 tunnels, the railway rises up 199 metres, crosses over viaduct with 5 arches. On the way from Palma to Sóller train makes 5 min stop in Mirador Pujol de'n Banya for a beautiful panoramic photos.
Soller train cost: Palma-Sóller-Palma 25€/ adult (price in 2019); kids travel with 50% discount.
The train journey ends at the town of Soller. From there travellers can catch the vintage electric tram - the oldest in the world - down into the picturesque Port de Soller. Tram journey takes about half an hour.
Vintage electric tram between Sóller and the Port of Sóller is the island’s first electric tram and the oldest in the world (from 1913). It runs from Sóller down into the picturesque Port de Soller. Tram journey takes about half an hour.
Tram price is Sóller 7€/one way. Combination ticket: Palma – Puerto de Sóller – Palma/Train and Tram/32€ (price is for 2019).
In the old tram station ther is the restaurant Mar y Sol opened on May 5, 1929 and serves guests since then.
Tapas-style tastings in Port d'Alcúdia
This popular nautical and cuttlefish gastronomy fair combines boats and all-things-nautical with cuisine: an opportunity to discover how creative local restaurant chefs can be with cuttlefish.
Tapas-style tastings are served from stalls within a large marquee, enabling you to experience the cuisine of restaurants you may not be familiar with.
Cooking demonstrations, food tastings and a salt market feature at this fair which celebrates Ses Salines history in salt extracting.
100% Mallorcan! Check it out this Sunday from 10.00 - 16.00hrs
Every Sunday in May, the Boulevard at Puerto Portals will be filled with all the colour and authenticity of an island farmer’s market. Held between 10:00 hrs and 16:00 hrs, this is an opportunity to full your basket with the freshest fruit and vegetables, traditional handcrafts and other locally-produced goods.
Shoppers can enjoy a delicious brunch made of wholesome natural ingredients, accompanied by great music. Parents can take a well-deserved break while the children join in special themed workshops, designed to help them have fun as they learn.
The organisers at Puerto Portals aim to promote charitable shopping through their ‘One to One‘ initiative: each purchase of a ‘One to One’ labelled product will result to that same item being added to a charity basket, destined for delivery to the local non-governmental organisation Mallorca Sense Fam.
For a 100% Mallorcan experience, head to your local 0 km farmer’s market at Puerto Portals this Sunday!
The village of Estellencs celebrates the divine union of wine and cheese with tastings and stalls boosting local products.