Pollenca, old village on the island Palma Mallorca, Spain. Photo by Balate Dorin, iStock

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When you visit Mallorca, you’ll find beautiful landscapes with hidden coves, mesmerizing cliffs and turquoise waters. This popular island in Spain draws more than 4 million visitors each year. When you think of the best time to visit Mallorca, you probably think of summer, but there is so much to do and see in Mallorca year-round.

Palma de Mallorca is the main tourist location, the capital of the third largest Spanish island, and the main resort hub in the area. If you are heading to this jewel of Spain for the first time, Palma de Mallorca is an ideal place to start your exploration.

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The Balearic Islands are one of the most visited and top destinations in the entire Mediterranean region, and these islands include Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, and Formentera. If you love the Mediterranean climate and beach holidays, these islands are the best holiday destinations for you.

Mallorca. Photo by DJ Nick Otronic, Unsplash
Mallorca. Photo by DJ Nick Otronic, Unsplash

When Is the Best Time to Visit Mallorca?

Most visitors come to Mallorca in the summertime, from late April to late September, which is the most common season for summer holidays in Europe. However, if you want to avoid crowds, visiting during cooler months is a great option. 

Mallorca has pleasant temperatures year-round, and sunny days even in winter. Mild winters attract European travelers to the island during winter months, especially those from the north of Europe or the United Kingdom, who want to escape gray winter days in their hometowns.

Spring is an excellent time to visit Mallorca for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. Although the water is cooler, you can still enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing in those months, but for swimming, it might be too cold. Most hotels are open in April and are still affordable, so choose this time to travel to Cala Millor, Alcudia, El Arenal, and Cala Ratjada.

Summer is reserved for Mallorcan sun and beach getaways. This is the best time of year for beachgoers to come to Mallorca. Summer months are perfect for families to enjoy summer holidays, as the high season has the most to offer to those seeking water adventures.

Autumn is reserved for mild temperatures usually between 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are brave, you can still swim until the weather becomes colder, or you can choose to explore the island or go to the mountain range for some hiking.

Winter is mild and lovely, perfect for a break from freezing temperatures. There are more rainy days than in summer but not more than 6 to 7 days per month, and you can still enjoy walks in the sun. This is the best time to visit Majorca if you like relaxing and quiet holidays.

A Monthly Rundown of the Best Time to Visit Mallorca

Those who seek sunny destinations with the best beaches will love Majorca. In addition to Croatia, Greece, and Turkey, Spain has much to offer to all kinds of travelers, from those who just want to get a suntan to those who want to dive or snorkel.

Here is a breakdown by month of Mallorca weather conditions and things to do. We hope this will help you choose the right time to visit Mallorca.

Mallorca in January

This is the coldest and rainiest month of the year, which is why this is the low season in Mallorca. Although cities like Barcelona are more popular Spanish destinations in winter, there are still some visitors on the island who spent New Year’s Eve here and will stay for a couple of days to enjoy the sun and food.

The most common activity in winter is strolling around the old town, but if you want to take a dip make sure to wear a wetsuit.

Mallorca in February

February is sunnier than January, and the average temperature is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The sea is the coldest in February, so water sports are just for the brave. Usually, visitors spend time on cultural and historic landmarks in Palma, like visiting Catedral-Basílica de Santa María de Mallorca, Royal Palace of La Almudaina, Palma Aquarium, and more.

This is also the month when almond blossoms start to bloom, and you can see more than 4 million almond trees around the island, especially in its eastern region.

Palma, Spain. Photo by Tom Podmore, Unsplash
Palma, Spain. Photo by Tom Podmore, Unsplash

Mallorca in March

March has around eight hours of sunshine and less rainfall than previous months. The weather is pleasant with temperatures of around 62 degrees. Since it is still too cold to swim, the best activities in spring are hiking, biking, or simply enjoying the sun by taking a stroll on the beach. You can also visit some towns which are not on the coast, like Soller or Manacor.

Mallorca in April

April is the beginning of the high season in Mallorca with longer days and warmer weather. During the day you can sunbathe or even swim, but in the evenings you will need warmer clothes as it can get colder than during the day.

It is still time before tourists storm the island, so April is perfect for those looking for relaxation. It is also Easter season when many businesses will be closed, so plan your trip accordingly.

Mallorca in May

May is still the shoulder season in Mallorca, and a warm month but with fewer crowds. All the hotels and restaurants are open, but it is more affordable to visit the island in May than it will be a few weeks later.

Since the weather is so pleasant but not too hot yet, this is a good time to visit Serra de Tramuntana, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Mallorca.

Mallorca in June

June to September are the best months for a summer holiday in Mallorca. In June, the weather is not too hot, but hot enough for an amazing day at the beach. You can swim, snorkel, paddle, or do any other water activity. Some of the best beaches to consider visiting at this time of the year are Cala Deià, Cala Mondragó, or Cala Torta.

Formentor Lighthouse, Pollença, Spain. Photo by Fabian Schneidereit, Unsplash
Formentor Lighthouse, Pollença, Spain. Photo by Fabian Schneidereit, Unsplash

Mallorca in July

The season is in full swing, tourists are everywhere, and summer vibes are incredible. The island is most alive in July, and its peak season brings a lot of fun and attractions to its visitors.

July is festival season and events range from the Fiesta Flexas, which transforms Palma’s Park de la Mar into a dynamic hub of artists and DJs, to the solemn La Verge del Carme fishermen’s procession that travels through many coastal villages.

Mallorca in August

This is the hottest month of the year in Mallorca, and most visitors stay on the beach during the day and go out to restaurants and bars in the evening.

Swimming at some of the most excellent beaches like Cala Agulla and Playa de Formentor is a must because water temperatures are at their highest this time of the year. You can also dive or snorkel to discover gorgeous marine life below the surface.

Mallorca in September

At the end of summer, September sees fewer tourists and more rain, but on average it is still one of the hottest months when all you need is a swimming suit and flip-flops. Warm evenings are ideal for romantic candlelight dinners by the sea and long strolls on the beach.

Since school starts in September, fewer families are on the island, which is perfect for couples who want to enjoy the sun and unwind.

Mallorca in October

October is still a warm month and you can still swim and enjoy the beach, but consider staying in the north part of the island which is warmer and drier. Evenings are cooler and you will need a light jacket for your evenings outside. The best part of visiting Mallorca in October is affordability, compared to the high season.

Mallorca in November

November is a beautiful autumn month to visit Mallorca for a city break. Its capital, Palma de Mallorca, is rich in culture, architecture, history, and gastronomy.

Spending a week here is filled with different attractions, food experiences, and even sunny walks by the sea. You can take this opportunity to visit some inland towns and learn more about local history and way of life.

Mallorca in December

December is Mallorca is too cold to swim, but you can still sunbathe, December is a good month to visit Mallorca if water activities are not your priority. This is, however, a perfect opportunity to see how Christmas is celebrated in the Mediterranean with local Christmas markets in picturesque towns, music events, and food festivals across the island.

Enjoy the culture of Mallorca to its fullest when all locals gather together to celebrate the end of the year and festive season.

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Author Bio: Danijela Horvat is a travel writer with a passion for discovering new destinations. With a background in journalism and photography, she is trying to translate her own experience into articles.

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