Palma Aquarium

Price guide: Expensive

C/Manuela de los Herreros i Sorà 21, Ciudad Jardí, Palma

Price guide: Expensive

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Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife

Best for Families - Expert review of Palma Aquarium

State-of-the-art aquarium featuring the biggest walk-through shark tank in Spain.

I’ve always been a bit sceptical of the eco-credentials of aquariums, but this is one exception. Designed to be 100 per cent sustainable a rooftop ‘jungle’ controls much of the delicate manmade eco-system, while the underwater features are split into various oceanic zones: Mediterranean, Oceania, Asia and America. It’s easy to loose a whole morning here mooching about the tanks, watching the antics of strange submarine creatures: my favourites being a pair of canoodling sea dragons. A touch tank allows you to pet starfish, and the like. What the starfish thinks of this I’m not sure, so do urge your little ones to handle with care.

Price advice: 

Pricey. Adults 19.50 euros, Ages 4 – 12 15 euros. Under 3s free. Part of this fee goes to various conservation projects so I think it’s worth it. At the moment it’s Save the Bluefin Tuna.

Expert tips: 
Lots of kiddie activities through the summer like feeding the turtles, pirate parties and treasure hunts.
Diving with the sharks can be arranged for those with PADI certificates with advance notice.

More information on Palma Aquarium:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
National park / nature reserve, Park / garden, Zoo / wildlife park / aquarium
Address:
C/Manuela de los Herreros i Sorà 21, Ciudad Jardí, Palma
Telephone:
971 268 382
Website:
http://www.palmaaquarium.com
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 10am-5pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both

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