One of Spain’s three Balearic islands, Majorca boasts all the typical tourists sights; beaches, restaurants, shops and museums. However there is more to this land than initially meets the eye. Full of hidden, intriguing sights and places to visit, those looking to explore something a little more on the unusual side will not be let down by this enchanting destination. Here are 8 unusual and fascinating sights Majorca has to offer.
Cuevas del Drach
Meaning the ‘Dragon Caves’ in English, the Cuevas del Drach are a place well worth visiting. Situated in the beautiful location of Porto Cristo, these four connected caves are 25m in depth and an amazing 2.4km in length. Formed by sea water, spilling through a hidden entrance, these caves are full of fascinating stalagmite and rock formations. The caves each have individual names (Black cave, White cave, Cave of Luis Salvador and Cave of the French), and have become a popular and fascinating attraction amongst both tourists and locals.
The stunning ‘Dragon Caves’; Image Source.
An interactive theme park, packed with odd and unique attractions, Katmundu Park is definitely one of a kind. Its Gothic ambience will provide visitors with a day of thrills and excitement of a different kind. Those who dare can enter into the ‘upside down house’ which is filled with mesmerising optical illusions, extraordinary giant games and weird robotics. If tourists succeed in plucking up enough courage, they can even take part in the park’s Asylum attraction, where they will take a terrifying virtual journey through an abandoned mental hospital. Boasting a variety of games and rides, this park is a great if somewhat peculiar place to visit.
Situated in Palma Nova, Majorca, this golf course is like no other. Set in an eye-capturing, tropical paradise garden, this attraction is a simply wonderful place to visit. Golfers can enjoy one of the three 18 hole mini golf courses, whilst admiring the location’s beautiful waterfalls and fish-filled lagoons. Visitors may be persuaded that they have travelled to the jungle and back with this extraordinary attraction!
Segpark Cala Ratjada
This unique and wonderful activity takes visitors on a superb segway parcour ride. With a challenging course set before them, visitors must master their segways and battle over bridges, sea-saws and many other obstacles. Easy to control, beginners will quickly pick up the segway controls. Based in Cala Ratjada, this is a perfect place for those with a love for the unusual to visit.
These botanical cactus gardens boast over 5000 cactus plants and succulents. Located in Ses Salines, these gardens are a striking sight quite unlike the norm. With over 150,000 m² of land, there is plenty of space for visitors to explore and soak up the spiky beauty of these fascinating gardens.
The cactus gardens surrounding a beautiful, artificial lake. Image Source
Translated into ‘Arab Baths’ the Banya Arabs are the only remains of Palma’s intriguing Moorish past. These wonderful ruins of the Arab city of Medina Mayurqa are the last that remain, thus making this place truly unique. Surrounded by peaceful gardens, this site is a must for anyone with a love for history.
Situated in Palma de Mallorca, Poble Espanyol is an architect’s paradise. An unusual attraction, Poble Espanyol recreates a Spanish village showcasing a variety of superb architectural styles. With reproductions of houses from Madrid, Toledo and more, this attraction creates a marvellous, architectural heaven.
This Western-themed waterpark offers visitors the time of their lives. With its one of a kind style, this park celebrates the Western way of life. From daring to take a 30 meter plunge down ‘The Beast’ drop slide, to taking a relaxing ride floating down the ‘Wild River’, this park offers rides to suit everybody. With lots of pretend buffaloes dotted about the park, visitors are sure to get into the wonderful, cowboy spirit at this fun location.
These 8 wonderful places showcase Majorca’s unusual side, book a stay in Majorca from an operator like Thomson holidays. From exploring the mystical Dragon Caves to witnessing the stunning Cactus gardens, visitors will be surrounding by extraordinary attractions. Majorca may be a popular beach paradise, but remember there is so much more to visit on this spectacular Island…
By Maria Hubbard.
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