It’s not often it rains in Mallorca, but when it does, it’s the best time to get out of your resort, explore the island and try out any of these Top 10 things to do on a rainy day in Mallorca.
All activities mentioned here can be booked on the GetYourGuide app. It is the easiest way to book tickets which you can keep all in one place on your mobile device. The app will also help you manage your itinerary.
I use this app too both here in Mallorca (Majorca) and elsewhere.
Don’t forget booking attraction tickets with GetYourGuide also means you get free cancellation 24 hours before the activity starts just in case your plans change!
So here are my suggestions to help you get the most out of a rainy day here on the island.
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1. Palma Aquarium, Playa de Palma
Palma Aquarium over on the Playa de Palma is one of Mallorca’s top attractions, especially for families with children as this is the ideal place to visit on a rainy day. Explore the wonderful marine exhibitions, and interactive displays and learn about the environment.
Palma Aquarium is also home to Mallorca’s deepest shark tank. Experience the tropical rainforest and children will love the indoor play park. Get your ticket here.
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2. Palma City Sightseeing Bus
The best way to see the sights in Palma whatever the weather is by booking a ticket for the double decker hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus.
This bus follows a route of 18 stops to all the main sights in the city including Palma Cathedral, Mercat Olivar, the Joan Miro Museum and Bellver Castle.
Tickets can be booked here for a 24 or 48-hour period allowing you to hop on and hop off the bus as many times as you like.
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3. Palma Cathedral Tour
The views of the cathedral from the outside are impressive, but on a rainy day head inside and check out the amazing architecture.
This is the Balearic Island’s most iconic building so expect the entire area around the Cathedral to be busy in the summer months. However you can book a skip the line tour of the Cathedral from just 8€ per person or book here to enjoy a guided tour of the Old Town and entry to the Cathedral.
4. La Almudaina Palace Entry Ticket, Palma
Situated right next to the Cathedral, explore the royal La Almundaina Palace at your leisure. As the official residence of the Spanish Royal family, this ticket is of great value (just 8,75€) to see inside.
From stately rooms, to magnificent gardens and fountains, this is a great opportunity to unearth one of the most historical sights of the city that is still in use today by the Royal Family. Get it here.
5. Visit the Mallorca Caves
If you don’t want to be above ground, then go underground. There are several cave attractions that you can visit in Mallorca. Here are some ideas.
Caves of Drach, Porto Cristo
The biggest and often the most popular cave formation in Mallorca, be prepared to climb the 300 steps to discover these amazing cave formations. The highlight of this attraction is the concert on what is Europe’s largest underwater lake.
You can book a tour here. These tours include hotel pick-up:
Genova Caves, Palma
If you are staying in the South West of the Island, then jump on a bus or grab a taxi to Genova, a neighbourhood in Palma. You can book your entrance ticket here.
The caves were discovered at the beginning of the 20th Century and although not the biggest on the island are absolutely stunning as they are illuminated with changing lights. If you wish to eat in the village, avoid visiting on a Monday as most of the restaurants are closed for the day.
Caves of Hams, Porto Cristo, Mallorca
We visited the Caves of Hams in Porto Cristo last Summer. We booked our ticket a few hours before visiting. The tour itself was fantastic and we were guided around the various illuminated caves.
You can take the free bus from Porto Cristo and book your ticket here.
If you would like to get a preview of these caves, then check out the Youtube video I made of our visit.
6. Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience Entry Ticket
Tennis fans have to add a visit to the Rafa Nadal Museum to their sightseeing agenda whether it is raining or no. Located on the east of the island in Manacor, find out more about Mallorca’s homegrown tennis legend and see his trophies all under one roof.
There is also a great selection of interactive displays and experiences to test your sporting skills making this more than a museum. Grab your ticket here.
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7. Vineyard Tour and Mallorca Wine Tasting
If you see rain is forecast, then rather than rising to the temptation of diving into the nearest bar, consider booking a wine-tasting tour.
Not only does the wine tasting usually take place inside, but you can take advantage of a rainy day to get out of the resort and into the countryside and see a different side to Mallorca.
Mallorca wines are world-renowned, and many of the wineries now accept visitors. Depending on who you are travelling with and if you need transport, there are a range of tours and tickets available. You can check them out here.
8. Spanish Cooking Experience
Learn something new on holiday and book one of the most interesting things to do on a rainy day in Mallorca.
Take “dining out” to the next level head inside and take part in a Spanish cooking experience. This cooking school is located in La Lonja in Palma’s city centre just walking distance from Cathedral and all the main sights.
Learn how to make paella, and other popular Spanish dishes as well as desserts from a professional chef. Then enjoy the meal and leave with the recipes and a unique experience!
You can book it here.
9. House of Katmandu, Mallorca
Whether you’re staying in Magaluf or Palmanova or in the North of the island then there are a couple of great activities that you can enjoy if it rains during the holiday season.
After being closed for the previous two summers, the House of Katmandu re-opens in Spring 2022. This great theme park has a fabulous indoor space with epic 4D virtual reality experiences including a virtual roller coaster, a zombie apocalypse and a cowboy shootout to enjoy.
If it’s hot but rainy, then head into the water park! This ticket is a great option if you’re coming from the north or east coast and need transport.
10. Pirates Adventure
Pirates Adventure is the best show in the Balearics and is fun for all the family. Featuring world class athletes, the show comes back to Magaluf with a bang, with out of this world acrobatics, music and entertainment.
This is one of the top things to do on in Mallorca whatever the weather with the added bonus that a ticket to this show includes dinner. Get your ticket here.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
Book your tickets with GetYourGuide using these links. I will receive a tiny commission which will go towards buying fuel to get me to locations all over the island to make more videos.
Don’t forget these tickets have a flexible 24-hour cancellation policy so if your plans change you will get your money back (which isn’t always the case when booking directly with the attraction!
GETTING AROUND MALLORCA
If you are looking at getting to other areas of the island on a rainy day, then check out this guide to taking the islandwide TIB buses here.
Watch Top Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Mallorca on Youtube
A Walking Tour of 5 Art Galleries, Palma de Mallorca
For other things to do on a rainy day in Mallorca then check out this article here and or the video below to find a fab self-guided walking tour you can make in Palma of five art galleries. This will take around an hour and a half. Check opening times as some galleries have half-day closing on Saturday.
Things to Do in the Winter
If you’re visiting Mallorca in the winter months, you may wish to check out these things to do here, and in this video.