The warm climate, enjoyable water temperature, perfect wind conditions and scenic coastline make our island the ideal destination for all kinds of watersports lovers. Think of an unforgettable dive through underwater caves, a peaceful sailing trip along the coast or an exciting ride of the waves. We have listed the best water activities in Mallorca for you.
Best Water Activities in Mallorca
Plenty of watersport centres and marinas all over the island offer excursions, equipment and lessons for activities such as scuba diving, kitesurfing or kayaking that will make your summer a thrilling adventure.
The island’s wind conditions make it an ideal spot for people who enjoy powering across the sea. The top areas for this fast and addictive sport are the bay of Palma and the bays of Alcúdia and Pollença thanks to their constant winds. There are several windsurfing schools along the coast that offer equipment and lessons such as Watersportsmallorca in Playa de Muro.
Passionate watersports fans will love ‘gliding’ over the sea with a colourful kite in Alcúdia, Pollença, Can Pastilla or Sa Rapita. Mallorca’s waves and wind make it easy for beginners to learn kitesurfing and a real pleasure for professionals to practise. One of the best kitesurfing schools is Pura Vida in Alcúdia.
Although Mallorca is not famous for its great surfing opportunities there are still some spots that attract lovers of the waves such as Cala Mesquida, Colònia de Sant Pere and the unspoilt beach Son Serra de Marina in the north and east of the island. When the meteorological conditions are favourable other good surfing spots are Ciudad Jardín, Can Pastilla and Santa Ponça.
Stand Up Paddling
Explore the coastline with this globally popular, easy to practise sport that is offered all over the island, for example at SUP Center Mallorca in Portocolom or Sóller SUP in Port de Sóller. A fun solo or family activity best enjoyed in the early morning or late afternoon when the sea is calm.
Waterski and Wakeboard
On calm days, sporty holiday makers can practise their waterskiing and wakeboarding skills through several boat hires that offer this service. Or you can book a session with travel and event agencies like LifeXperiences. Not keen on the open sea? Head to Mallorca Wakepark in Alcúdia. A cable ski park that has become very popular among wakeboarders from all over Europe.
Jet Skiing and Flyboarding
You like speed? Then jet skiing at Mallorca’s beaches will be your thing! Jet skis can be rented at numerous centres and marinas all over the island. You are more of an adrenaline fan? Try flyboarding, a new popular watersport sensation. It will leave you exhilarated! Rise up from the water and experience the amazing feeling of flying free. For example at Flyboard Mallorca in Sant Agustín near Palma.
It’s not a big surprise that kayaking is on our list of the best water activities in Mallorca. Adventurers of all ages will thoroughly enjoy exploring Mallorca’s stunning coastline and crystal clear waters by kayak or canoe. Stunning sea and cliff views are guaranteed. The equipment can be rented at numerous watersports centres and beaches per hour or for a guided full-day tour.
Numerous holiday makers with a passion for sailing decide to take lessons or get a sailing licence in Mallorca. There are plenty of great sailing schools on the island, for example the National Sailing School in Port Calanova near Palma or Sail & Surf in Port de Pollença, that offer courses and professional training for all levels.
Are you looking for a more relaxing way to experience the Mediterranean Sea? Get to know the island from a different perspective by going on a boat excursion. It will take you along the coast to hidden, unspoilt bays. Early birds will most likely experience a magical sunrise or even be able to spot dolphins in their natural habitat. You can also play captain yourself and rent a small motor boat for a few fun hours or the whole day. There are plenty of boat rental companies as well as day-tour offers in any coastal town. For example Robinson Boat Trips in Port de Pollença or Poseidon Charter Mallorca in Port d’Alcúdia.
Staying active in the summer heat can be quite exhausting. Charter a yacht or sailing boat for a few days of luxury and tranquility surrounded by the deep blue Mediterranean. Enjoy the gorgeous views of Mallorca’s coastline while swimming, relaxing on deck and having delicious meals served with a fresh, salty breeze.
A must among the best water activities in Mallorca. Fans of marine flora and fauna will love exploring Mallorca’s magical and species-rich underwater world. Recommendable spots for snorkelling on your own are Cala Sant Vicenç, Cala Mondragó or Cala s’Almunia. Equipment can be bought in many shops or rented in hotels and diving schools.
Scuba diving beginners and experts can book an excursion or take lessons at one of Mallorca’s professional diving centres. For example at Tramuntana Diving in Port de Pollença, Mar Balear in Port Adriano and Skualo in Portocolom and Porto Cristo. Diving deeper allows you to spot barracudas, moray eels, octopuses and many more species.
You feel like not doing anything but relaxing in the sun and taking a refreshing bath in crystal-clear water? Then spend your day at one of Mallorca’s best beaches.
Families looking for fun water activities can spend a fantastic day at one of the island’s water parks. The kids will have a blast racing down the slides and playing in the pools while the grown-ups enjoy a relaxed moment in the shade. You can choose from three parks in Mallorca. The Hidropark in Alcúdia, the Western Water Park in Magaluf and Aqualand in Arenal.