If you’re looking for a fun family beach break this year, set your sights on a holiday to Majorca. This Mediterranean island has a longstanding reputation as a great place to spend a family holiday, thanks in large part to its beautiful beaches, enchanting caves, high thrill water parks, and cheap holiday offers from hotels and resorts. Be sure not to miss these sights and attractions on your family holiday to Majorca:
Family Friendly Beaches
Of course, one of the best reasons to travel to Majorca is for its clear blue waters and golden sand beaches. Cala D’Or beach is probably the best known beach destination for families, as its sheltered cove area boasts calm, gentle waters where the children can splash around.
Playa de Muro, located near Alcudia, is another great option, as its beaches are less crowded than Cala D’Or but still offer plenty of facilities. Finally, the clear, shallow waters of Playa de Palma are a great place for the children to play or the whole family to try a fun water activity, like jet skiing, water skiing, or paragliding. The promenade is ideal for taking a walk or bicycle ride.
Fun Filled Waterparks
Tired of shaking sand out of your beach towels? Plan to spend a day (or two) at one of Majorca’s many family-friendly water parks. Aqualand in Arenal offers high thrill rides like the “Tornado,” “Rapids,” and the twisting “Anaconda,” as well as the lazy “Congo River.”
The high thrill water rides at WesternPark Water Park in Magaluf include “The Beast,” “The Boomerang,” and the 260-metre “Mega Slide.” As well as water activities, HidroPark in Alcudia features paintballing and golfing activities and bouncy castles and trampolines that the kids are sure to love!
Aquariums, Marine Parks, and other Natural Attractions
Allow your kids to get an up-close look at some of the world’s most beautiful (and terrifying) sea creatures at the Palma Aquarium; children who are age eight and up may also be able to swim with the rays or have a “shark sleepover.”
Head to Marine Land in Costa d’en Blanes to catch a spectacular dolphin and sea lion show, or stop in for a visit at the tropical house and aviary, where large snakes, lizards, piranhas, and exotic bird species are housed. You could also visit the Safari Zoo or La Reserva Nature Park.
Holidays in Majorca would not be complete without a visit to the island’s most enchanting caves. The Cavern of the Dragon, located on the east coast of the island, is nearly 2,400 metres in length; tours include a short concert and a light show that imitates the sunrise over the lake.
The Cavern of Arta, on the northern part of the island, is also worth a visit, as the special effects tour highlights the fascinating stalactites and stalagmites in deep reds, purples, and greens.
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