Things to do in Balearic Islands

This Spanish archipelago promises incredible scenery, eye-catching architecture, and adventures galore.

Our most recommended things to do in Balearic Islands

Mallorca: Visit the Caves of Hams

1. Mallorca: Visit the Caves of Hams

Journey to a world of crystalline caverns with tickets to Hams' Caves in Porto Cristo, Mallorca. Discover the mystical chambers of the caves and marvel at their magnificent stalactite formations. Experience the natural acoustics during a classical concert on the Sea of Venice, an underground lake. Witness the caves' peculiar fish-hook-shaped formations. Explore the 3 main caves, starting with the round cave. Step into its botanical garden with many species of free-flying birds that are native to the island. Experience its special micro-climate that promotes its distinct vegetation. Enter the blue cave to watch the educational documentary, Discovering the Past, presented with blue lighting using cutting-edge LED technology. Learn about the history of Mallorca, its first inhabitants, the formation of the Hams' Caves, and their discovery. Admire Samson’s pillars, the plains of Fra Mauro, and the Pit of Hell, where, in a natural auditorium, they will present Genesis, the history of life, a frenzied time-lapse from the Big Bang to the present day, projected onto the very rock-face of the cave.  See the 12 galleries of the main cave. On the underground lake of the Sea of Venice, enjoy a musical show inspired by the Carnival of Venice with laser lights projected onto the walls of Hams' Caves accompanied by Mozart music.

Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

2. Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

Skip the lines to La Seu Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca and explore its breathtaking interior. Admire the blend of architecture with contributions from Antoni Gaudí and Miquel Barceló. Started during the reign of Jaime II, the magnificent sandstone monument is a work of ecclesiastical art. It comprises of 3 naves, including the main nave that houses the Trinidad Chapel where the remains of the kings Jaime II and Jaime III can be found. Admire highlights of the façade, such as the imposing columns of the main door and the sculptures by Guillermo Sagrera on the south-facing Portal del Mirador. Discover additions made by the architect Antoni Gaudí in the early 20th century, along with works by the artist Miquel Barceló in the Santísimo Chapel.

Porto Cristo: Dinosaurland and Caves of Hams Combined Ticket

3. Porto Cristo: Dinosaurland and Caves of Hams Combined Ticket

Make the most of your time in Mallorca with a combo entry ticket to the Caves of Hams and Dinosaurland. Discover a wonder of nature with more than 10 million years of history at the Hams’ Caves. Admire stalactite formations of the caverns and continue the adventure at a dinosaur theme park. Start the visit at Cuevas Dels Hams or the Caves of Hams, made up of 3 zones. First, enter the Round Cave to enjoy a botanical garden that is full of life with many species of birds native to Mallorca. Continue to the Blue Cave and get introduced to Mallorca's history, its first inhabitants, and the discovery of the caves with the documentary "Discovering the Past". Watch an audio-visual timelapse called “Genesis”, showcasing the journey from the Big Bang to the present day, projected on a rock. Next, visit the Classic Cave, famous for its peculiar hook-shaped formations, known as hams in Mallorquin language. Made up of 12 galleries, this is the section where you can catch a musical show at the underground "Sea of Venice" lake. Finally, it's time to discover the fascinating world of dinosaurs at Dinosaurland, situated a few meters away from the caves. Walk among more than 100 life-size animals from 40 different dinosaur species. See a replica of the largest dinosaur, the Titanosaurus, with an impressive length of 50 meters. Enjoy a live show with raptors or grab a bite in the park's cafe. Check out the Explorer Zone where you can participate in the excavation of 2 dinosaur fossils, and review your knowledge of the prehistoric world with various puzzles.

Mallorca: 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight

4. Mallorca: 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight

Experience the stunning landscapes of Mallorca like a bird on a 1-hour hot air balloon flight to see the Tramuntana mountains and villages of the northeast coast. Get an album of photos of your experience as a keepsake. Benefit from a small-group experience and the services of a team with more than 30 years’ experience. Get briefed on what to expect as the balloons are inflated. Help with the preparations if you want to get more hands-on. Glide serenely up into the air and hear more about the areas you fly over as you sip a glass of sparkling champagne. See the sunrise or sunset from a different perspective and disconnect from all the stresses of everyday life as you are carried by the wind. Float back to the ground and get a souvenir flight certificate of your experience before returning to the meeting point by 4WD vehicle.

Palma de Mallorca: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

5. Palma de Mallorca: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the highlights of Palma de Mallorca on a city sightseeing open-top bus tour, and jump off at any of the 16 stops to explore the city’s attractions at your own pace. Choose from a 24 or 28-hour ticket and tailor your bus tour around your own schedule. The island's capital offers a rich mix of history, culture, and nightlife, and the fascinating central area comprises narrow streets between high walls of ancient buildings. Hop off at dozens of attractions, such as the Palau de La Almudaina, a royal palace that has stood since the Arab conquest, and is still home to the Royal Family. Explore the truly unique part of town known as Poble Espanyol. Here you'll find a collection of many different types of architecture, representing the different styles used around the country. Also be sure to check out Plaza de Espana, a scenic part of the island, where you can bask in the beauty from the open-top deck. Or hop off to have a proper taste of the local culture. Bus Route: 1. Antoni Maura 2. Placa Mercat 3. Ramblas 4. Plaza de España 5. Avenida Alexandre Rosselló 6. Porta des Camp 7. Passeig Maritim 8. Poble Espanyol 9. Bellver Castle (if option selected) 10. Plaza Gomila 13. Avenida Joan Miro 14. Estacio Maritima 14b. Passeig Maritim 15. Avenida Gabriel Roca 17. Avenida Jaume III 18. Moll Comercial Choose the "essential" option if you want to have the ticket to Castle de Bellver included with your 24 hours bus ticket.

Alcudia: North Coast Catamaran Cruise with Meal

6. Alcudia: North Coast Catamaran Cruise with Meal

Set sail from Port d'Alcudia and discover the best coves and hidden spots of Mallorca's spectacular north coast. Choose between a daytime or sunset experience and climb aboard a catamaran to cruise along the coast. Pass a picturesque islet, the Aucanada Lighthouse, and the hidden cove of Es Coll Baix Beach. Cross the Bay of Pollença, drop anchor at Cala den Gossalba, and discover one of the most dramatic hidden coves close to the famous beach of Formentor. Take in breathtaking views of Mallorca's majestic mountains and sparkling blue sea. Cool off in the crystal-clear waters and make use of free snorkeling equipment, canoes, and standup paddle boards or just relax on the nets and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Enjoy either a lunch or a dinner of barbecued meat, pasta salad, bread, and fruit aboard your catamaran. Then, sail back towards Port d'Alcudia and enjoy a last stop for a swim before you reach the port.  

Palma de Mallorca: Off/On Road Buggy Tour with 2 or 4 Seater

7. Palma de Mallorca: Off/On Road Buggy Tour with 2 or 4 Seater

Experience Mallorca from a new perspective and explore the interior of the country on an on-road, off-road buggy trip. Take in unbeatable views away from the crowds as you make your way through Llucmajor and Randa. Stop for a break at a monastery in Randa. After a briefing from one of the guides, hop on board your own 2-seater buggy to start your adventure. Only a few minutes later, get your first taste of Mallorcan flair as you reach the first fields, small ranch estates, and traditional windmills. Enjoy easy riding thanks to all buggies being equipped with automatic transmission and power steering. All vehicles are also equipped with seat belts so that no helmets have to be worn and you can enjoy the ride without restrictions. Immediately after the small town of Sant Jordi, come to the off-road route. From there, drive about 30 minutes over an unpaved track, where the buggies can really show what they can do. Noticing how the buggy effortlessly copes with every bump is great fun for young and old. At the end of the off-road route, make a small stop as you approach the outskirts of the traditional town of Llucmajor. Then, continue to the nearby mountain Randa, which is easy to reach after a short stretch of road over great switchbacks. One of the most spectacular panoramas that Mallorca has to offer awaits. During a 30-minute break at an altitude of 542 meters, enjoy a 360-degree view of the entire island with all its enchanting landscapes and picturesque bays. Arrive at the monastery of Randa and enjoy a break at the restaurant inside. Use the toilets or choose to grab a coffee, cold drink, or ice cream (costs not included). This is also the perfect opportunity for anyone who would like to change drivers before heading back.

Ibiza: Can Marçá Cave Guided Tour

8. Ibiza: Can Marçá Cave Guided Tour

Follow your local guide through the Can Marça Cave in San Miguel Port and uncover over 100,000 years of history. Hear the story of how the cave was discovered by smugglers, who used it to hide their merchandise in the past. You can still see the marks with which they marked the entrance and exit.  Admire the striking natural rock formations that have morphed throughout the passage of time. Spot stalactites and stalagmites that have gradually grown due to water that used to flow through the now dry cave. Surprise yourself at every turn and corner with lights, sounds, and water effects.

Hot Air Balloon Ride over Ibiza

9. Hot Air Balloon Ride over Ibiza

Take a dreamy sunrise balloon flight over the beautiful island of Ibiza! In the morning, the temperatures will be cooler and winds stabler, perfect for floating gently along with the wind. Board the basket before the sun rises, and the adventure begins as the balloon slowly begins to rise.   Being on a hot air balloon is a truly otherworldly experience – as you float along, you’ll feel like you’re part of the air itself, gliding with the wind, so gently that it feels like you’re not moving at all. Gaze down at the beautiful landscape below you from the perfect vantage point to take in its beauty.   Reaching the center of the island, you’ll be able to see the entire outline of the island and the surrounding sea, the island of Formentera, and, if there are no mists on the horizon, your view will stretch to the south of Mallorca and sometimes the east of the Spanish peninsula. Celebrate this spectacular view with a glass of Spanish champagne, and partake in a “baptism” ceremony in air (for which you need to choose a nickname for yourself!). After landing, you’ll be taken to a restaurant to enjoy a well-deserved breakfast while discussing the experience, before returning to the meeting point.

Palma de Mallorca: Sunset Boat Tour with DJ and Dance Floor

10. Palma de Mallorca: Sunset Boat Tour with DJ and Dance Floor

Embark on this Palma Bay sunset cruise. Enjoy this tour that includes a dance floor, live DJ, and 1 cold drink per person. Meet other people as you dance and sing the golden hour away. Start in the heart of Palma on the promenade. Look out at the views of the Port of Palma with the Tramuntana Mountain range in the background before hopping on board the boat. Set sail around the bay as the DJ plays upbeat summer songs to get you on your feet. During the evening, enjoy access to the boat’s bar, with two drinks included in the price.  Capture memories and photos with the stunning Mediterranean sunset behind you in this unique atmosphere. Return to port after a fun evening.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 37,790 reviews

Friendly to beginners, once in a lifetime experience, lots of walking but it was quite flat so not too difficult. I’d say prepare a waterproof bag so you can take picture when you are in the cave!

What a fun experience ! The crew was excellent and the spots they took us to were so beautiful

A ma zing! Really great food and drinks! Highlight of my day! ❤️⛴

Excellent trip, definitely recommend! Great crew and drinks

Great captain, lovely boat trip. Amazing water toys