A short stay on the island of Mallorca?
The quick and practical guide for his stay in Mallorca
Some reminders on the island of Mallorca
The island of Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic archipelago off the east coast of Spain. Located halfway between Barcelona and Valencia, Mallorca is part of the region Catalonia: the official language of its inhabitants is therefore Catalan.
The Balearic archipelago consists of five inhabited islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera; and several uninhabited islets. The capital of the Balearic Islands is Palma, the main city of Mallorca. Palma is a very famous seaside resort: every year it attracts millions of tourists who flock en masse to spend vacations in the sun, relax and discover the island of Mallorca.
Mallorca is a beautiful island that offers typical landscapes of the Spanish Mediterranean coast, between its charming stone villages, its crystal clear waters and its little frequented coves. If the island of Mallorca attracts so many visitors, it’s also because it enjoys a sunny climate all year round and is imbued with Spanish culture: its inhabitants are welcoming and smiling, its cuisine is excellent and friendly.
When to visit Mallorca?
In Mallorca, the sun is shining and the temperatures remain mild throughout the year. There is therefore no bad season to visit Mallorca.
If you intend to take advantage of the beautiful beaches of the island to rest, swim and practice water sports, it will be preferable to visit Mallorca in the summer, since during the winter, the water will be colder. On the other hand, airfare and hotel prices will be much higher in summer since it is the high tourist season. It is also during the summer that tourists are more numerous and that the tourist sites are more frequented.
If, on the contrary, you are planning to visit Mallorca to see the island, hike and enjoy the Mallorcan and Catalan culture, it is best to travel to Mallorca during the low season, that is, between September and April. In spring and autumn, the climate is ideal for hiking and there are fewer tourists. Temperatures can reach 24°C during the day on the beaches, but it will be cooler at higher altitudes.
September is a good time to enjoy all that Mallorca has to offer. Indeed, the water will always be warm and the climate always summery, but there will be far fewer tourists.
How long does it take to visit Mallorca?
Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearic archipelago: it has an area of 3,640 km² and is full of things to see and activities to do. One week is the ideal length for a stay in Mallorca: below that, you might have to travel around the island on the run or miss some places of interest, which would be a pity! In summer, the days are longer, so you will have time to visit more, but a week is not too much if you also want to enjoy the beach and the sea.
To give you a small idea of the time you will have to devote to your visit of Mallorca, here is a small overview of the island’s must-see places, which we will develop in the rest of this guide :
- The capital of the Balearic Islands Palma de Mallorca
The historical city of Alcúdia
The Roman city of Pollença
The Sanctuary of Puig de Maria
The Serra de la Tramuntana
The village of Estellencs
The village of Deià
The village of Valldemosa
The Cape of Formentor
The Mirador des Colomer
The Tower of Albercutx
The natural arch of Es Pontàs
Mondragó Natural Park
The caves of the Drach
Caves of the Hams
The monastery of Lluc
The Castle of Capdepera
The Beach of Cala Mesquida
The fishing village of Cala Figuera
The villages of Biniaraix and Fornalutx
Hiking on the east coast of Mallorca
Practicing water sports
Explore Mallorca by bike
Les pieds dans l’eau avec ue bonne baignade.
Découverte de la côte