Sporting Activities In Majorca

Sports enthusiasts are very well catered for in Mallorca. Water sports are in abundance - from boat fishing, snorkelling, scuba-diving and water skiing to windsurfing, parasailing and jet-skiing. There are also plenty of beachside activities on offer such as volleyball, rugby and cricket. Moving inland and you will discover numerous horse riding schools catering for beginners as well as experienced riders. Cycling is very popular throughout Mallorca and local hire shops provide everything for all your cycling needs.
Leisure centres offer a wide range of sports plus gym facilities. Mallorca also boasts some superb water parks for children and adults alike.
Mini-golf There are many Mini-golf coureses around the island. Some of the closest courses to our villas are found in the resorts of Cala Egos and Cala San Vicente.
Horse Riding This can be an excellent way of seeing the beautiful countryside here in the Cala D'or area. The nearest centre is found at "Cala Barba Trencada" also at the "Son Negre" in nearby Felanitx.

Boat Hire / Boat Trips Cruise the glorious creeks, crystal clear blue bays and little coves of the Mediterranean Sea, on one of the many charter boats or yachts available from the Marina in Cala D'or.

There are quite a few different types of boat trips that sail off the local beaches in Cala D'or to various destinations on the East coast including Starfish glass bottom boats, Dolphin Catamarans and Sea Rider speed boat trips.
Cycling/Mountain Biking With so many beautiful areas to explore, what better way to do this than a leisurely cycle ride. Bicycles can be rented by the day, or even for just half a day, prices vary depending on the type of bike you wish to hire.
Available from the bike hire heading towards the Marina.
Alternatively you can arrange cycling tours/hiking through "Xplore Mallorca" adventure trips located in the Cala Egos.
Local Boat Trips There are quite a few different types of boat trips that sail off the local beaches to various destinations on the East coast including Starfish glass bottom boats, Dolphin Catamarans and Sea Rider speed boat trips.
Biking The road system in the North of Mallorca is reasonably flat and hiring a bike is an easy thing to do and a great way to see a little of the island at a slower pace.

Both mountain bikes and racing bikes can be hired. Should you wish to bring your own bike with you then it can be done. Please liaise with your airline.

Puerto Pollensa Bike Hire - Multi-Hire Tel +34 971 864 080 PRO Cycle Hire Tel +34 971 866 857 Rent March Tel +34 971 864 784
Cricket Cricket has been kept determinedly going by a group of British ex-pats in Mallorca, who play local and visiting sides on their ground in Magalluf.

Mallorca Cricket Club is situated just ten minutes walk north of Magalluf or thirty minutes walk from Palma Nova.

Set in the shadow of the Sierra Burguest mountains, the clubhouse is converted from an old farm building and has its own bar and terrace facing the mountains.

The wicket is artificial and the outfield is rolled sand - both play well and consistently. There are two practice nets available.

Magalluf Cricket Club Tel +34 971 682 880

Games are played on a regular basis between local ex pats and visiting teams
Fishing Fishing both on shore and off shore is available throughout the season. Details can be obtained at the Port or from the many excursion outlets around the region.
Football The home of Real Mallorca FC is the 'Son Moix'. Matches are played on alternate Sunday afternoons between September and March.

Expect to see some of the world's top players in Mallorca as the team are in the Spanish 'Liga' (premiership).

Check out their web site at
Horse Racing Europe's first floodlit racecourse opened in 1965. 'Carreras' or Trotting races are held around a 1km track at 1630 on Sundays in winter and 2100 on Friday evenings in summer.

Trotting is a form of racing in which the jockey sits in a small cart behind the horse and must prevent the horse from breaking into a gallop. It has been popular in Mallorca and Menorca for at least 200 years.

If you go to a race meeting remember that betting is an essential part of the process.

Hipodromo Son Pardo, Palma Tel +34 971 763 853
Sailing Mallorca has 41 marinas, 30 clubs nautical clubs and moorings for more than 10,000 yachts. Yachts can be chartered locally and most marinas also have facilities for water-skiing and windsurfing.

Highlights of the sailing year include the King's Cup in August, the Princess Sofia trophy at Easter and the King Jaume regatta in July when a flotilla of yachts will recreate the 185km journey made by Jaume the Conqueror when he landed at Santa Ponsa in 1229.

Asociación Provincial de Empresarios de Actividades Marítimas de Baleares (APEAM) is the biggest Yacht Charter company in the Balearics.
For information on chartering a boat, visit

Sail and Surf Pollenca
A prestigious sailing club and school on the northeast coast. Instruction is available both for beginners and for the more advanced sailor. They have more than 70 sailing boats and 30 windsurf boards to choose from.
Puerto Pollensa Tel +34 971 865 346
Scuba Diving /Snorkelling The clear waters around Majorca are the perfect place for diving especially in the small, shallow coves dotted around the coastline.

Equipment can be found and bought easily and cheaply if you have not brought your own with you. There is a diving school which operates off the main Cala Gran Beach and Esmerelda Beach.

The federation is available to give information and advice on all aspects of diving in Majorca. Clients can get certification.

Scuba Majorca, Puerto Pollensa Tel +34 971 867 978
Michaels Diving School, Cala D'or Tel +34 971 643 715

Tennis A number of hotels will allow non residents to play, subject to a local fee and availability. There are a number of tennis clubs around the island, including Puerto Pollenca, Alcudia and Cala D'or.

Several tennis courts in the Cala D'or area and the "Porto Cari" apartments at the port also have courts. You will find more courts both in "Es Forti and Cala Serena". Courts get busy so we therefore recommend booking in advance.

Duva Aparthotel - Puerto Pollenca 971 868132 Bellvue Complex -Alcudia 971 890687
Windsurfing/Water Skiing Windsurfers and pedal boats are available for hire at most of the bigger resorts.
There are sailing schools at several of the larger resorts and often it is possible to hire equipment without tuition.

Beaches where windsurfing is available include Cala Millor, Cala d'Or, Can Picafort, Formentor, Magaluf, Palma Nova, Peguera, Platja de Palma, Port d'Alcudia, Port de Pollensa, Port de Soller, Portals and Santa Ponsa.

Water skiing equipment can be hired on the major beaches including Puerto Pollenca, Cala Millor, Can Picafort, Formentor, Magalluf, Palma Nova, Peguera, Platja de Palma, Port d'Alcudia and Santa Ponsa.
Gymnasium, Alcudia Gymnasium in Alcudia at Calypso Sport offering spinning, aerobics, kickboxing etc

Address: Calle andorra s/n, Puerto de Alcudia 07400

Tel: 00 34 971 89 25 78

Tennis at Bellevue Bellevue complex in Alcudia is a large open complex where you will find, Go-Karts (kartmania), Tennis and squash courts for hire, mini fun fair, show auditorium with live entertainment nightly and a central area full of restaurants and bars.

Municipal Sports Centre The municipal sports centre in Alcudia is a modern complex built in the early 90&rsquo,s. This complex enjoys a full size indoor swimming pool, Gymnasium, sports activities, squash and paddle courts.

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