Puig de Galatzo Nature Reserve (La Reserva Puig de Galatzo)
Though Puig de Galatzo Nature Reserve is just a short drive from Palma, this secluded park feels like a remote escape from the busy seaside resorts. The reserve is home to a variety of birds of prey and offers hiking, natural pools and waterfalls, and outdoor fun.
To enjoy all the park's amenities, plan to spend a few hours exploring, and book on-site activities, like the zip lines and aerial bridges. You can reach the resort on your own or through a local tour, many of which offer transfers from select resorts.
Things to Know Before You Go
Wear supportive shoes, and bring a swimsuit and towel if you plan to hop in the natural pools.
Expect some challenging hikes, including some vertical climbs up the park's pathways.
Driving in the park can be rough as the roads are not well tended.
Travelers with mobility issues may have a hard time navigating the reserve.
There is a restaurant on site and a picnic area.
How to Get There
Because of its remote location in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, it's easiest to drive to Puig de Galatzo Nature Reserve. To avoid getting lost, use GPS to guide you on the 10.5-mile (17-kilometer) drive from Palma. Alternatively, book a tour with a regional operator that offers transportation to and from the reserve.
When to Get There
The resort is open daily. As you'll want to fill your time at the reserve with outdoor activities, plan to visit in good weather. This popular destination is often busy, and crowds peak during the summer tourist season. Spring is very comfortable, with sunshine, warm weather, and fewer crowds.
How to Have an Outdoor Adventure at the Reserve
Outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers shouldn't miss the adrenaline-pumping activities at Puig de Galatzo Nature Reserve. You can get vertical on the rock climbing walls, fly over the treetops on forest ziplines, and cross a canyon on a suspension bridge. Though you need to pay for these excursions, check for deals at the park as discounts are typically offered for travelers booking multiple adventures.
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