Mallorca is the ideal destination for those who love stunning coastlines, crystal-clear blue water and gorgeous sandy beaches, and for disabled travellers, the beautiful town of Alcúdia offers even more.
If you or a family member has any accessibility requirements, the island of Mallorca is ready to welcome you with open arms. In this article, you’ll find out exactly why Alcúdia is the perfect spot.
Playa de Muro Beach
This is the top beach in all of Mallorca when it comes to accessibility. There are a total of eight walkways installed here meaning that those visiting the beach using a wheelchair can do so with no problems at all. The experienced and hard-working lifeguards on the beach are yet another sign that the beach is safe and available for all.
Top Tip: During the summer months, an amphibious chair service is provided for disabled people. Have a completely unique experience in the water that you’ll remember for life!
The island is home to a stunning array of wildlife, and one of the best places to learn more about the huge diversity of species here is to pay a visit to the Palma Aquarium. Here, you’ll not only have the chance to get up-close and personal with some of these fascinating creatures, but you’ll also learn a huge amount thanks to the helpful and friendly staff. The aquarium is wheelchair friendly, so you’ve got nothing to worry about on that front!
The Handisport Project
If you’re a disabled traveller who’s into sport, you can’t choose a better holiday destination than Mallorca. Handisport Mallorca is an exciting project encouraging disabled people to get active. They organise a great range of activities both for disabled travellers and their families, including everything from sailing and scuba diving to kayaking and golf.
Created back in 2007, the Fundacion Handisport Project was founded with the hope of providing the opportunity for disabled visitors to Mallorca to get involved with the sports that they already love or would like the opportunity to try. Started up by families, for families, the project has already been hugely successful and promises to go from strength to strength, catering for all abilities and accessibility needs.
What You Need to Know
- You don’t need to speak Spanish to get involved.
- Enjoy sports including golf, water skiing and Blokarting!
- Head to www.handisportmallorca.org to find out more.
Where to Stay
Hotel Can Mostatxins – Situated within two fifteenth- and nineteenth-century structures located ideally in Alcúdia Old Town, Hotel Can Mostatxins certainly isn’t short of fantastic reviews. Featuring plenty of facilities for disabled guests, the hotel offers rooms with flat-screen TVs, walk-in showers, minibars and more. You’ll want for nothing!
Cas Ferrer Nou Hotelet – Bringing together years-old architecture and some stunning contemporary design features, Cas Ferrer Nou Hotelet offers ideal accommodation for guests travelling with a disability or accessibility requirements. With an inviting roof terrace and peaceful lounge, a great location by the beach and stylish, accessible furnishings in each room, this may well be the perfect place for you and your group.
How to Get There
The best way to reach Alcúdia and all of these wonderful accessible activities is to take a flight from one of the UK’s many airports into Palma Mallorca Airport (PMI). From there, take a pre-booked private shuttle transfer through to your accommodation – be sure to let the transfer company know about your accessibility requirements beforehand.
You’ll be greeted when you land by a friendly and professional driver who will be on hand to help in any way they can. These drivers will have driven passengers with disabilities on many occasions before, so you really can relax and enjoy the journey.
Booking your private shuttle transfer well in advance of your departure date will not only give you the peace of mind to know that all your travel arrangements are sorted, but will also guarantee you the best possible price on your transfers.
- UK to Palma Mallorca (PMI) Flight Time: 2 hours 15 mins
- Transfer Time: 43 mins
- Transfer Distance: 62 km
About Shuttle Direct
Shuttle Direct is the leading provider of airport transfers to travellers all over Europe and North Africa, striving to provide excellent service with every booking. Organising your transfers with Shuttle Direct well in advance of your departure date will guarantee you a great price on your journey, and you can rest in the knowledge that you’re travelling with a highly reputable operator.