Palma Aquarium in Majorca is a fascinating attraction for visitors of all ages. Located in the beautiful city of Palma, this aquarium is home to a wide range of marine life, from the smallest fish to some of the largest sharks and rays in the world.
One of the highlights of Palma Aquarium is the enormous shark tank, which holds over 3.5 million litres of saltwater and is home to several species of sharks, including sand tiger sharks, blacktip sharks, and lemon sharks. Visitors can watch these majestic creatures glide past the glass as they swim in the tank.
The aquarium also has a variety of other exhibits showcasing marine life from different parts of the world. One of the most popular is the Mediterranean exhibit, which features a variety of fish, crustaceans, and other creatures that are native to the waters around Majorca. There is also an area dedicated to the coral reefs of the Red Sea, where visitors can see colorful fish and other marine life that inhabit these diverse ecosystems.
In addition to the exhibits, Palma Aquarium offers a variety of activities and experiences for visitors. For those who are feeling adventurous, there is the opportunity to go diving with the sharks in the shark tank. Visitors can also take part in a guided tour of the aquarium, which provides an in-depth look at the different exhibits and the marine life they contain.
For younger visitors, Palma Aquarium has a play area with activities and games designed to teach children about marine life and the importance of protecting the oceans. There is also a touch pool where children can get up close and personal with some of the creatures that live in the shallow waters around Majorca.
As family activities go, it's hard to beat a visit to Palma Aquarium. It's brimming with marine life and plenty of other attractions like the 3D Aquadome – a cinematic humpback whale experience. Choose the PLUS option to get fast track entrance to the park, a ticket to the Aquadome, a free souvenir, a voucher to use in Restaurant Mediterraneo, and 10% discount off all purchases inside.
The 'Big Blue'
The 55 tanks at the aquarium are filled with five million litres of salt water and they are home to sea creatures from the Mediterranean and also far-away oceans. The central tank has a transparent tunnel, which you can walk through. Named The 'Big Blue', it is the largest shark tank in Europe.
The aquarium offers a ‘Dive with sharks’ activity where you get the opportunity to dive with 11 sharks, a mix of sand tiger and sandbar sharks some of which are 2.5 metres long. The full experience is available for divers who have a PADI license; however even if you are not qualified there is an option to dive up to 4.5 metres deep with a qualified instructor.
There’s a massive amount of different specimens to be found at the aquarium from a wide range of marine environments and you will get a genuine feel for the ecological and environmental system of living creatures from the Mediterranean and also the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
This truly is a magical and family friendly attraction where you can get up close and personal with marine life. The stirring exhibits and aquarium delights are attractive to people of all ages and children in particular are drawn to the Big Blue shark tank, they even have the option to have a shark sleepover.
Other attractions at the aquarium include the touch pool, which allows visitors to touch and learn about some of its inhabitants, the kids play area complete with a pirate ship and two cafes and gift shop.
What to expect
See hundreds of species from the Med as well as explore the Tropical Seas section, where there are 25 tanks with species from the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. Don’t miss the Amazonian eco-system display in the Jungle zone or the exhibition on endangered bluefin tuna.
The latest addition is the 3D Aquadome – a spectacular cinematic experience that immerses you in the world of humpback whales. There are also two play areas and a Splash Park that the kids will love. And for a close-up encounter, there’s the option of a glass-bottomed boat ride across Europe’s deepest shark tank.
Overall, Palma Aquarium is a must-visit attraction for anyone traveling to Majorca. With its impressive exhibits, interactive experiences, and educational activities, it is a great way to learn about the marine life of the region and the importance of ocean conservation.
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