Planning your holidays to Majorca? Make the most of the island's stunning waters with our guide to water sports in Majorca. From exhilarating jet skiing to tranquil paddleboarding, discover the best activities to add a splash of adventure to your Majorcan holiday. Dive into the fun and explore the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters with our top recommendations!
The largest island in the Balearics, Majorca, with its extensive coastline, is the perfect place for a variety of water sports, making them some of the best things to do in Majorca.
Beach holidays have evolved beyond just lounging in the sun. Nowadays, a trip to the Med often means seeking a more fulfilling and adventurous holiday. What better way to add excitement to your time abroad than by engaging in water sports?
Whether you're learning a new aquatic skill or simply enjoying the thrill of the sea, Majorca offers an array of options.
Watch the video for an introduction to the dynamic world of water sports in Mallorca.
Head to the north of the island and seek out Mallorca Kiteboarding (Carrer Club Sol-Puerto, 7, 07460 Pollença, Illes Balears, Spain) in the Bay of Pollença for a proper adrenaline rush. Unlike in some parts of the Mediterranean, kitesurfing is not banned in Mallorca, making it the perfect place to ride the waves.
There are kitesurf Mallorca schools all over the island for those who’ve never tried this extreme sport before, but anyone looking to go kitesurfing in Mallorca should head to the north. Why? Because it enjoys the lion’s share of ideal weather conditions.
However, Palma and Alcúdia bays are great alternatives thanks to their constant winds. If you can’t make it there, then beaches like Cala Millor, Cala d’Or, Can Picafort (nearby Son Serra de Marina is a known hotspot for kitesurfers and windsurfers) and Magaluf – among others – are all places where you’ll find kitesurfing readily available.
If you fancy some more traditional aquatic adventures – y’know, the ones that involves boats and not a nerve-shredding combination of surfboards and kites – then stick around on Mallorca’s regularly windswept northern coast for some good old-fashioned sailing. If you’re feeling adventurous, stop by Sail & Surf Pollensa (Passeig Saralegui, 134, 07470 Pollença, Illes Balears, Spain)in the Port de Pollença, hire a yacht/catamaran (delete as applicable) and take to the open waters for a different way to see the island.
Outside of Pollença, you’ll find decent sailing opportunities all over the island – Palma, Port d’Andratx, Santa Ponça, Port Calanova, and Port d’Alcúdia are all home to schools where you can learn or develop your sailing skills.
With its reefs, coves, caves and stunning crystal-clear waters, Majorca is the land of opportunity when it comes to diving in the Balearics. The island’s waters contain some 70 dive sites, and the quality of these reefs, wrecks, caves and underwater nature reserves has earned Mallorca a reputation as one of the best diving destinations in the Mediterranean.
The best Majorca diving sites can be found in the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia, but you’ll be able to get up-close-and-personal with Mallorca’s underwater residents at spots around the island.
Never so much as looked as a set of flippers before? No worry. If you’ve got time on your hands, you can visit one of the many diving schools in Mallorca for introductory lessons in shallow waters, or for a chance to improve what you already know.
And if you can’t commit to learning how to dive, then there’s always snorkelling. The island’s rocky cala make for great snorkelling spots, and with snorkelling equipment available from many resorts and sports shops, you’ve no excuse
Snorkelling is a fantastic activity for the whole family and ranks high on the list of things to do in Majorca for families. It's an excellent way to start your underwater adventures without straying too far from the comfort of the water's surface. You'll find that many tourist shops in the resorts sell snorkelling gear, or you can visit a sports shop if you're looking to invest in higher-quality equipment. This family-friendly activity is a great way to explore the aquatic wonders of Majorca together.
You’ve probably seen a flyboard before but haven’t strapped yourself into one. For the uninitiated, it’s a bit like a jetpack, except you’d be wearing oversized boots that shoot water at high pressure through two jet nozzles.
So, where can you try this weird and wonderful water spot for yourself? Head to Flyboard Mallorca (Avinguda de Joan Miró, 327, 07015 Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain) in Palma and strap yourself in for a ride you won’t soon forget. Other flyboard hotspots include Port d'Alcúdia and Port de Pollença.
Majorca might not be an obvious destination for surfing, but that doesn’t mean you should disregard it completely. Surfing is still Majorca’s favourite water sport, after all, with tonnes of courses and surf shops available on the island.
If you’re a complete surf novice, learn in the calmer, shallower waters near Palma at Bonaona Surf School (Carrer dels Palangres, 7, 07610 Can Pastilla, Illes Balears, Spain), before trying your newfound surfing prowess at some of best beaches in Majorca.
Once again, head to the North of the island for wide-open, relatively crowd-free beaches that – most pertinently to surfers – enjoy consistent breaks all year round. Cala Mesquida is the place to go, but alternative surf spots include Peguera, Playa d'Alcúdia, Cala Major and Ca’n Picafort.
If you’re looking for more Mallorca activities, look no further than our guide to some of the best food on the island. Eating is an activity, after all. We’ve got a few more guides to this brilliant Balearic island as well, from the best beaches in Mallorca to its nightlife capital Magaluf.