Things to do in Magaluf

Days off are precious, spend them wisely! When you spend your time at work taking care of holidaymakers, your days off really matter. The great thing about working in Magaluf is you will find something to do on your well-earned time off, no matter what your tastes. Just keep reading to discover the impressive selection of things to do in Magaluf, below.

1. Relax at the beach 

As would be expected from a beachside resort, one of the best activities to do on your day off is to head down to the beach, and catch some rays! Of course, many people choose the golden sands of Magaluf beach for this, although if you are looking for a quieter and less touristy experience there are other options to consider as well. 

The first of these is to head out to places like Cala Varques. These spots are a little more difficult to find and so tend to be used by Magaluf natives, and those in the know. Alternatively, there is Cala Tuent, which although takes a good hour’s drive over winding mountain roads is a beautiful natural oasis that anyone would be glad to spend their time in. 

Another option is to stay closer to Magaluf, but invest a little extra money to use the services of a beach club for the day. Indeed, with a beach club, you can expect stylish sun loungers, easy access to bars and restaurants, as well as a more refined and sedate crowd. Something that makes them well worth the money if you are looking to avoid the booze cruise crowd! 

2. Go clubbing! 

Magaluf is well known for its banging nightlife, and for being the equal of locations like Ibiza, and Ayia Napa. Of course, as you would expect from such a location, there are plenty of places you can dance and drink the night away! 

The first of these you should try is the world-famous and huge BCM where they host the legendary night Planet Dance! The great thing about BCM is that one fee covers you for entry to the club as well as their BCM 2nd-floor venue on the strip! 

Once you get inside the main club expect an ear-splitting sound system, and one of the most breathtaking 3D Tarm laser shows ever. The whole house atmosphere is enhanced with podium dancers, world-class DJs, and the amazing megaton, which should help you keep cool even in the heat of the dance! 

If what you are after is a high-energy atmosphere with a more retro vibe then the Carwash, located on the strip and open till 6 am is the perfect venue. Specialising in 70s, 80s, and 90s music you are guaranteed to have a good time at Carwash dancing the night away to classic tunes and cheesy music alike. 

Don’t forget they are famous for some of the wildest theme parties in Magaluf too including foam parties and UV paint parties. Yes, that’s right once you have donned your goggles and overalls (available at the venue) you can expect to be drenched in UV paint, and become a living, dancing work of art! So, if you feel like getting messy metaphorically and physically then carwash is the place to be. 

Last of all, if you’re looking to bump and grind to some RnB and Hip Hop then the only place to go is Tokio Joes. You won’t be disappointed when you get there either because you can expect some awesome guest MCs, and a fun crowd often made of those that work and live in the areas as well as those there on holiday. 

You’ll want to take over to Tokio Joes on Tuesday when they host the SWAG night specially designed for those working on the island. If you’re feeling a bit fancy or have a birthday to celebrate why not book a table in the VIP area where you can get table service. Although, with bars on all fours walls of the club, even if you do end up queuing for your drinks you won’t have to wait very long. 

Last of all, don’t forget to head to some of the bars on the main strip, or Punta Ballena as it’s known locally for some drinks before you go to the Club! In particular, the delicious and deadly frozen Margaritas that are served will get you in the perfect dancing mood!

3. Explore the island

There are plenty of other adventures you can embrace in Magaluf too, and one of the most fun of these is to visit one of the three waterparks that are located close by. Our recommendation is to try Western Waterpark with its massive flumes, lazy river, and the 11th highest slide in all the world, known as the Beast, you won’t be disappointed! 

Then there are beachfront front water sports to try your hand at including jet skis, and even paddleboarding. On dry land, you will find a wealth of tennis courts and golf courses too, although booking your session while avoiding the midday sun is recommended in the summer. 

The Serra de Tramuntana also provides ample opportunity for rock climbing. Although, there are also plenty of gyms on the island if you want to work on your upper body strength before you test your mettle against the real thing on your next free day!

4. Head into the capital city Palma

Palma

As the capital of Mallorca, Palma is a well-known spot for people visiting the island to frequent. It’s quite different from Magaluf though and has a more cosmopolitan vibe. In particular, the old town is well worth a visit, and the impressive buildings you will find there will transport you back in time and are perfect for some #Insta worthy shots. 

Although, where Palma shines is its vast array of high-end shops. You must make time to visit Paseo del Borne where two of the very best stores on the island are located. The first of these is Rialto Living which does a little bit of everything, as long as it’s stylish. Then there is Casa Lima which is stuffed full of unique handmade items that would brighten up even the blandest accommodation, or make perfect souvenirs for the folks at home! 

5. Cliff jumping

Another great option for those with free time on their hands in Magaluf is the thrilling adventure of cliff diving! Not for the faint of heart or those that are nervous around heights, cliff jumping is a hugely popular activity with the locals on Magaluf, with many of the cliffs around the island being ideal for jumping into the azure blue waters below. 

However, as a visitor trying this activity for the first few times, it’s best to find an instructor to guide you. The good news is there are plenty in Cala d’Or or Soller that will be willing to help you perfect your jump and plunge techniques as well as guide you on the safety elements. 

6. Scuba Diving

With miles of gorgeous coastline, Magaluf is only ever a short drive away from some of the best scuba diving spots in Europe. There are some amazing underwater environments to explore in the region too including reefs, caves, old wrecks, and even grottos. 

One of the best reasons to spend your spare time in Magaluf scuba diving is that the conditions are great almost all year round. Indeed, professionals and newbies alike flock to sites all over Mallorca to dive. 

While there are a whole host of dive sites, some nearer to Magaluf than others, there are a few that stand out as experiences not to be missed. The first of these is the site known as the Pirate Cave, which is located close to the picturesque Cala Varques forest and beach which is around an hour and 10 min drive from Magaluf town. 

The pirate cave is such a popular diving site because of all the amazing natural features it contains including chambers, subterranean lakes, and dripstone formations. Those attempting to dive in the caves should wear a wetsuit and a forehead lamp as some of the areas can get pretty dark. Also, using an experienced guide will help you ensure that you stay safe and get to see all the treasures the Pirate Cave has to offer. 

Another site that is well worth the 21-minute drive from Magaluf to Palma is the Wrecks that line the latter’s shores at around 35m depth. However, unlike the Pirate Caves, the wrecks in front of Palma are best left to those with substantial wreck diving experience, the reason being that the water is often disturbed by local water traffic and this can make visibility tricky. Not to mention the ongoing risk of diving near wrecked and submerged vessels.  

The good news is that if you do decide to brave the conditions you will be rewarded with winders including the many shoals of fish that make their home in the wreck, with some divers even choosing to dive inside the wrecks themselves! 

7. Burn off some energy

If you would rather be burning calories on your day off than consuming them in the many restaurants on the island, there are plenty of options local to Magaluf that will suit. 

Probably one of the most fun of these is to visit one of the three waterparks that are located close by, of which the Western waterpark with its massive flumes, lazy river, and the 11th highest slide in all the world, known as the Beast, is the best. 

Then there are beachfront front water sports to try your hand at including jet skis, and even paddleboarding. On dry land, you will find a wealth of tennis courts and golf courses too, although booking your session while avoiding the midday sun is recommended in the summer. 

The Serra de Tramuntana also provides ample opportunity for rock climbing. Although, there are also plenty of gyms on the island if you want to work on your upper body strength before you test your mettle against the real thing on your next free day!