Mallorca, the largest island of the Balearic archipelago, bathed by the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, stands out for its great landscape diversity and the temperate climate that can be enjoyed all year round.
In its endeavour to make the island a place of enjoyment for all, the Consell de Mallorca came to generate a guide of accessibility of the island in 2008 called Cap a una Mallorca per a tothom” (Towards a Mallorca for all) and currently collaborates with the Foundation Vodafone Spain and the State Representative Platform of People with Physical Disabilities (PREDIF) in the Balearic Islands to promote accessible tourism on the island through the project “Mallorca: destination TUR4all”.
The accessible destination of Mallorca has a varied tourist offer thanks to which visitors with reduced mobility will be able to enjoy an adapted dream trip since it includes from a multitude of accessible beaches to sports, monuments, museums, nature and, of course, adapted hotels.
In addition, both the bus fleet of Palma, EMT Palma de Mallorca, and the rest of the island are accessible. More information about the bus, metro and train lines on the island can be found on the Transport de les Illes Balears (TIB) website. You can also access a map and a list of car parks for people with reduced mobility (PRM) on the MobiPalma website of the Palma City Council.
Some interesting places to visit during an accessible holiday in Mallorca are:
Castell de Bellver
The Castell de Bellver is located three kilometres from the centre of Palma and rises 112 metres above sea level. It currently belongs to the Palma City Council and houses the Museum of the History of the City, which can be visited by the public. It is an accessible museum adapted for people with reduced mobility (PRM). The Spain is Accessible website offers more information about the accessibility of the Castle.
Juan March Palma Foundation Museum
The Juan March Palma Foundation Museum offers an interesting collection of 20th century Spanish works of art by authors such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Juan Gris and Salvador Dalí, as well as the varied movements of the middle of the century and the most current generations. The museum is adapted for people with reduced mobility (PRM), with more information about accessibility in Spain is Accessible.
In Palma de Mallorca there are many accessible beaches such as Can Pere Antoni, Playa de Palma, Cala Estància, Cala Major or Ciutat Jardí, which have amphibious chairs, adapted crutches, parking spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility (PMR) and adapted WC. More information can be found in the Guide to accessible beaches in the city offered by Palma City Council. On the other hand, the tourism website Visit Manacor offers an Accessibility Plan for the city's beaches, including the beach of S`Illot, Porto Cristo or Cala Murada.
In addition, on the website Beaches of Capdepera you can find information on the accessibility of the beaches of that municipality, being adapted for people with reduced mobility (PMR) the beach of Son Moll and Canyamel.
The Calvia region also has many accessible beaches and on its tourism website, Visit Calvia, we can find a brochure detailing the characteristics of each one, among which are Magaluf and Palmanova. Also in Visit Cala Millor, the website of this tourist resort, you can find information about its beaches and their level of accessibility. An example of this is Playa Sa Coma or Playa de Cala Millor.
Other interesting websites in which to find information are infomallorca.net, which offers users a brochure on the beaches of Mallorca with the accessibility symbol for the adapted ones, and Platges de Balears where the search for information on beaches can be filtered by characteristics, services, including access for people with reduced mobility (PMR), and bathing conditions.
Serra de Tramuntana
The Serra de Tramuntana has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the category of Cultural Landscape. This amazing mountain system is a perfect example of man's ability to work in harmony with the natural environment, resulting in an interesting combination of culture, heritage and nature. The Sierra can be visited by wheelchair users thanks to entities such as the Handisport Mallorca Foundation, a non-profit making society that carries out, among others, activities to get to know and enjoy nature in the Tramuntana Mountains through walks in "SuperFour", an individual vehicle with 4x4 traction that is operated with the help of a simple hand lever.
Sources: Ajuntament de Palma, Infomallorca.net: Web Oficial de Turismo de Mallorca.