Things to do in Palma de Mallorca
Explore Mallorca's sea of riches
The waters of Mallorca are rich with dive sites. Experienced divers should seek out the island's southern tip for the Porto Pi Caves, Palma wrecks, and house reef Bonanza Playa. For first timers, the waters off Palma itself are great. West Coast Divers Mallorca (tel: +34 664 592 946; www.divinginmajorca.com) offers courses, equipment and excursions.
Find some air at Mallorca Wake Park
Blessed with miles of Mediterranean coastline and thousands of islands nearby, Mallorca offers plenty of aquatic activities. Thanks to its compact size, you can easily get from Palma to any part of the island to quench your thirst for adventure. Cable skiing at Mallorca Wake Park (tel: +34 633 66 44 39; http://mallorcawakepark.com) is worth the journey.
Jump aboard the Mallorca Wine Express
With an increase in the popularity of Mallorquin wine, wine-tasting tours are attracting quite a lot of attention these days. Several companies organize tours but the most novel is a tourist train heading into the vineyards around Es Raiguer. For the best local wine, board the Mallorca Wine Express (tel: +34 653 528 659; www.mallorcawinetours.com).
Seek out the thrill of canyoning
Canyoning is still relatively new in Mallorca but deep limestone cuts in the hillier parts of the island are attracting daredevils. The most daunting, Torrente Gorg Blau, is certainly one for the experienced, whilst Torrente Coanegra offers a good initiation. For both gear and guidance, take a tour with Tramuntana (tel: +34 97 163 2423; www.tramuntanatours.com/canyon.html).
Strap on your walking boots and hike the isle
With year-round sun, rolling hills and rocky terrain, it’s a mystery why Mallorca isn’t inundated with hikers. As it’s not, make the most of the quiet trails that criss-cross the island. Mallorca Hiking (tel: +34 699 906 009; www.mallorcahiking.com) can show you the way with rambles that range from three-hour trips to challenging seven-day adventures.
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