Holidays in Majorca? Recommendations for adults and children

The countdown to your holidays in Majorca starts, you have already packed your luggage and you start to take note (on your future travelogue) of all those recommendations given by those friends who have already visited the island with family. Known as an ideal destination for holidays with friends or as a couple, the thing is that Majorca is a unique island for family vacations.

It has the ideal size (it can be crossed from north to south by car in less than an hour), endless beaches (all of them worth visiting) and a local gastronomy admired by both adults and children. Majorca offers specific plans you cannot miss.

A visit to the aquarium of the island

Palma Aquarium

Palma Aquarium

The main aquarium of Majorca, Palma Aquarium, is a 10 minutes’ drive from Palma’s centre (or even less if you come from the airport). It is an amazing park which perfectly reproduces the different sea beds of our planet. How? With 8000 animals and more than 7000 species hosted in its more than 5 million litres of sea water. A true marvel more than recommendable for the whole family.

A tour around S’Albufera

The main wetland of Majorca is also one of the most special places of the island. The visit to S’Albufera, located in the north of the island (between Muro, Alcudia and the beautiful beach of Son Serra de Marina), is a must live experience for families. Apart from choosing between visiting the park on foot or by bike, visitors will be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful and authentic autochthonous flora and fauna of the island.

S'Albufera Natural Park, Majorca

S’Albufera Natural Park, Majorca

A trip on motor launch:

To discover hidden coves, enjoy a bath in areas of difficult access, enjoy a snorkel session or simply to relax contemplating landscapes of unmatched beauty. You will be able to experience this and much more with the excursions on motor launch offered at Palma’s, Santa Ponsa’s and Soller’s ports. Which are the advantages? Their quality price ratio, especially if we take into account that the combination summer-Majorca normally implies higher prices.

All Inclusive hotels in Majorca

Although there are many ways of travelling, the best option —especially for those who do not want to worry about anything but resting and enjoying— is choosing a high quality All inclusive hotel. There is a wide variety of All Inclusive hotels of an exceptional quality in the island, like the IBEROSTAR Albufera Park, located close at hand from the natural park S’Albufera, or the IBEROSTAR Ciudad Blanca, a four-star hotel located in Alcudia’s Bay, with different apartments and fully-equipped studios for families to feel like at home.
Do stressed parents want to enjoy some time in the Jacuzzi while children play in the swimming pool? No problem. The best option for all of them is the hotel IBEROSTAR Playa de Muro. A reference All Inclusive hotel for cycling lovers, with terraces, swimming pools (a total of five), pure nature and endless activities for adults and children.

What to do in Fuerteventura with your family?

Fuerteventura is of the most charming islands in the Canary Islands. Tenerife is really popular, but Fuerteventura is becoming also really famous among travellers, especially Jandia Beach, one of the largest beaches in the island, perfect for watersports and one of the best family holiday destinations.

If you are planning your next family holidays, we suggest you visit Fuerteventura, a multicultural island with amazing volcanic landscapes and where you will enjoy the nice African climate, the sun, the beaches and the delicious gastronomy.

Are you ready to discover Fuerteventura?

family accomodation in Jandía Beach

family accomodation in Jandía Beach

Which places to visit?

You cannot miss Jandia Beach in the beautiful Atlantic island. It’s not just the most beautiful beach in the island, but one of the biggest in the Canary Islands. It’s also the place where you will find most of the greatest hotel offer.

Fuerteventura hosts Lebrancho Rock, one of the most popular festivals in the island. Local and Canarian music groups are playing in this famous festival close to Holy Week.

Visit Llano’s Cove in Fuerteventura, a unique adventure for your family that will make you discover the volcanic eruptions history and its consequences, as well as the exotic animals living in the coves.

Miguel de Unamuno lived in Fuerteventura during his exile. He lived in a house which is now a museum, Unamuno’s Museum. You can find some of his unique writings written while he was in Fuerteventura.

Accommodation options

If you want to stay in Fuerteventura, there’s a hotel chain offering all the comfort and excellent services your family needs. IBEROSTAR has three hotels and you can choose the one that best meets your needs.

  • Fuerteventura Palace Hotel: it’s located in Jandia Beach in an exclusive area. This All-Inclusive hotel is only oriented to adults and offers a great spa & wellness area. All your need will be met in this hotel.
  • Playa Gaviotas Hotel: gourmet gastronomy, sport areas and kids club for children under the age of 16. It’s one of the best All-Inclusive hotels in Fuerteventura for couples and families.
  • Playa Gaviotas Park Hotel: a family friendly hotel which offers an amazing Bowling Bar, outdoor pools, live music and a small disco; 3 kids club; fitness and spa areas. All these and much more at Jandia Beach.

Tips for your perfect family holidays

Holy Week is coming and we need to plan our holidays. Kids have school holidays and it’s time to have a break and relax. One of the best family holiday destinations is Majorca, a place where you and your children will enjoy the beach, the natural environment, the sunny weather and the quiet atmosphere.

The island offers lots of interesting spots that you can visit, explore and take pictures with your family. You cannot miss some of these places like the centre of Palma, especially if you are visiting Majorca for the first time. Here’s a list of the most emblematic places of Majorca:

La Seul Cathedral, Majorca

La Seul Cathedral, Majorca

  • Majorca’s Cathedral: it’s one of the most beautiful gothic monuments in the world. The cathedral, also known as “La Seu” is not just an emblematic temple of the island, but a wonderful building that characterizes the city of Palma and its people. n
  •  Bellver’s Castle: an impressive castle which towers can be spotted from far away. It is located near a beautiful pine forest. We have panoramic views of Palma’s Bay from the top of the castle. The castle hosts special celebrations during the spring months, as the popular Angel’s celebration.
  • Almudaina: it is one of the most emblematic buildings in the city located just in front of Majorca’s Cathedral. The Spanish Royal Family still hosts official receptions during their holidays in the island.
  • Santa Catalina neighbourhood: it is one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Palma, where we can find many bars, nightclubs and restaurants. It’s one of the best places to have a drink or snack on weekends.
  • Jaime III, Sindicat, Sant Miquel and Borne Streets.- it’s the best shopping area in Palma, an essential tour to buy some top brand clothes, accessories or original products. Moreover, there are lots of charming cafés with nice terraces where you can drink something and have a rest.

In reference to accommodation, if you have already planned your family holidays in Majorca, you should book a child friendly hotel. Palmanova and Playa de Palma -because of their comfort and proximity to the airport- are the best areas where you can find child friendly hotels.

Some of the best family hotels are:

Sol Hotels for families

Sol Hotels for families