Palma Nova provides an ideal location for a family-friendly holiday. Situated on the south-west of the island, the town is close enough to Magaluf for those who want to party, but far enough away for a quiet break if preferred.
On Mallorca, nowhere is ever far away, and Palma Nova is close to the airport, beaches and a number of tourist attractions. A taxi service from Palma Nova Airport can be pre-booked to ensure a smooth, rapid transfer to your hotel, so there’s no need to hire a car.
If you wish to visit one of these exciting attractions they can be reached by public transport, or by going on an organised excursion.
1. The Pirates Show
The Pirates Show, in Magaluf, is just a few minutes drive from Palma Nova. This is the island’s most popular attraction and offers family-friendly, and adults-only performances. The shows are a skillful blend of acrobatic gymnastics, adventurous drama and comedic timing. A meal is included with the ticket, as are a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks.
2. Water Parks
Aqualand and the Wild West Water Park are both just a few minutes south of Magaluf. Both parks offer a combination of slides, pools and other water rides to keep children and adults busy all day.
3. Caves of Drach
A visit to the eighth wonder of the world is a must while you are in Palma Nova. You can join a guided tour into the depths of the cave to marvel at the natural rock formations and underground lake.
4. Soller Train
Step back in time, and ride aboard the Soller train. Running from Palma, through the Sierra de Alfàbia mountain range, to Port de Soller, the route takes in some spectacular scenery.
5. Palma Aquarium
If the weather drives you indoors, or you simply need a break from the sun, visit Palma Aquarium. This popular attraction includes the biggest collection of living coral in Europe, and Europe’s deepest shark tank. With dozens of species of marine life, in state of the art aquaira, Palma Aquarium will have you mesmerized.
6. Rancho Grande
This small family run zoo is home to native species alongside more exotic animals. They also offer horse riding, or you can take a trip in the horse drawn wagon.
7. Catamaran Cruise
Feel the cool breeze on your face, and the swell of the ocean beneath you, on an organised catamaran cruise. Explore the local coastline as you sail wherever the wind takes you.
8. Jeep Excursion
If you’re feeling wild and adventurous, book a jeep excursion in the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains. The day involves around four hours of off-road driving, with an opportunity for everyone to take the wheel should they wish.
To make the most of your visit to Mallorca, take care to get the right balance of rest and relaxation, with adventure and exploration. Back-to-back excursions can cause tiredness and make the trips less enjoyable, so it’s better to intersperse your trips with laid-back days at the beach.