Sometimes it is hard to force yourself off the sunlounger when you are on holiday. It is certainly holiday heaven for some but if you want to see a little of the island then look no further. Majorca has a variety of things to do, no matter your what your age is.
Whether you have children with you or not, there is something charming about Marineland. It is a typical holiday thing to do, shamelessly commercial, yet also shamelessly fun. Immerse yourself in this colourful environment because it will prove to be a great day out. It is the kind of place where dolphins will dazzle you, the penguinarium will amaze you and who could resist the parrot show? This is the stuff that family holidays are made of and children will certainly adore a visit to Marineland.
Take A Trip on a Catamaran
A more sedate yet still watery occupation on Majorca is a trip on the Mediterranean on a catamaran. For first timers, it is a fabulous way to view the island from the sea. There are many firms that compete for your business so booking is usually not a problem. Once out on the water a delicious lunch is served with accompanying cold drinks. It is a completely different perspective of the island and it will amuse both the young, as well as the older traveller. Keep your eyes open for signs of marine life, there are plenty of wild dolphins in the area.
Have a go at Surfing
Malaga has the only wave house in the whole of Europe so who could resist the opportunity of learning to surf. It is truly convenient – none of the bother of tracking weather systems around the globe, just turn up and pay your Euros for some guaranteed waves. There are two machines to try out, the first is the flowrider. This is an impressive way to catch a wave without even hitting a beach. The other machine is the Flowbarrel 10. This is the one that creates the famous wave that is found in Hawaii – the Pipeline. It’s certainly tricky but if you fancy a shot a catching a wave or even sunbathing whilst others try, this makes for another memorable day out.
For diving afficianados who have never tried diving in the Mediterranean, then you are missing a wonderful opportunity. The problem with diving here is that it does not have the same pazazz as, for instance, diving in the Red Sea. Or so you might think until you try it. There is a wonderful world of marinelife thriving in the Med and it is a great place to brush off the old wetsuit for a few really interesting dives. Alternatively, if you have never tried this amazing sport but would like to try something new on holiday, then any of the dive centres on Majorca can help you discover the wonderful sea life here. There are some really interesting things to see. Starfish, Cuttlefish and Octopus abound, there is nothing more amusing than watching an octopus sitting in it’s nest, observing you with one eye! Many first timers will have some initial instruction in a swimming pool to go through the basics but then the adventures begin when you head for the sea. It is a great opportunity to dive, so be brave and try it! Kids can try diving as long as they are 8 years old and are proficient in swimming. The local PADI dive centre will go throught he kids based orientation in the pool. It would be something rather cool for your child to achieve. Try it, diving is a great pasttime and diving in Majorca is a real pleasure.
Catch a Vintage Train to Soller
After all that excitement, how about something a little more sedate? Catching a train does not sound particularly interesting, except that this train is a vintage wooden train. It sets off from the station in Palma and trundles through beautiful scenery. It is a great experience, one which was really meant for the local citrus growers to get their wares to market in Palma. Check out the pitch black tunnels that make it possible for the train to get throught the rocky mountains. Once the train arrives at Soller disembark and explore this beautiful little town. It is a special place, one which deserves a day’s pottering. Lots of lovely cafes and restaurants could tempt you in from the main square and the rather too expensive shops will amuse you with their fabulous offerings.
Majorca has a myriad of things to do. So drag yourself off that sunlounger because great memories last a lifetime, unlike a sun tan.