Mallorca (Majorca) is the biggest of the Balearic Islands. This is a very important tourist destination that offers a huge variety of natural and anthropological landmarks. Mallorca has incredible white sandy beaches with clean and limpid sea waters. The coastal area offers lush and green subtropical vegetation, fed up by the abundant rainfall during the winter months. Most of Mallorca is occupied by vast plains and picturesque mountains, covered by beautiful Mediterranean forests. The coastal area offers its visitors beautiful hotels and villas to stay in.
Mallorca climate and weather. Mallorca enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with long, hot and dry summers and short, mild winters. As a whole the average daytime temperatures are around 10 – 15°C in January and 25 °C in July and August.
In sunny winter days temperatures can reach up to about 20°C. In such a wonderful winter day you can truly forget the month is January. In December and February the average daytime temperature reaches around 14 – 16°C.
These three months are the coldest in Mallorca. In fact the winter weather on this beautiful island is very nice. Despite the weather is not suitable for swimming into the sea, you can spend a great winter holidays.More from Spain:
The winter climate conditions are perfect for long walks in the interior of the island and its forests. Snow cover is possible into the mountain regions because of the bigger altitude and more rarely on the coast.
But generally winter is maybe the best time of the year for long walks and excursions into the wild.
You can use the pleasantly cool (but not cold) weather to get to know the interior of the island, where you can find picturesque villages that are far away of the world famous resorts.
Mallorca’s winter is very nice not only because of the cool and fresh weather, but also and because of the calmness that can offer you this Mediterranean paradise.
In December, January and February the island is crowd less and you can enjoy to its beauty undisturbed.
In March the weather is warmer. Spring is coming and the daytime temperatures sometimes can reach 20 °C or more, although they are usually around 17 °C.
The spring weather is too cool for the beach but perfect for long walks and out door activities. Most of the days are sunny. In April the weather is warm, with some days being even hot.
The sea water is still cool, but there are already people on the beach. Usually the daytime temperature is around 19°C, but at noon it can reach to about 25 °C. The transitional seasons in Mallorca are short.
Spring begins in March, lasts just a month and finishes in April, when you can feel the coming summer. The first hot summer month is May.
The average daytime temperatures are 22 °C, but easily can reach to about 30 °C. The weather is perfect for summer tourism and beach holidays. The sea water is warm enough for swimming.
The beaches around the island are not crowded yet, and the local people still can enjoy the perfect conditions undisturbed.
June is the driest month in Mallorca. The weather is hot and precipitations are rare. The temperature is between 25 and 30 °C. The weather is July and August is hot.
The temperature is usually around 30 °C, and in some days can reach 40 °C. The beaches are crowded, and the island is full of people. This is the main tourist season in Mallorca.
September is similar of June with temperatures between 25 and 30 °C. The weather can be very hot. Precipitations are more significant than in June. October is the last summer month in Mallorca.
The temperatures are 23 – 25 °C. The beaches are uncrowded, but the sea water is still warm – around 21 °C. Autumn begins in November. This is the rainiest month on the island.
Majorca has a deeply indented coast. There are no long and endless beaches, but small and charm bays with fine white sand, which makes the shallow water to be clean and transparent.
In these small bays the water is almost ever calm. These beaches can be used more than six months per year. In the southern part of the island is located the biggest city – Palma de Mallorca.
This is the capital of the island. Its population is more than 500 000 people. This is why the beaches in the southern part of the island are more crowded.
If you want to discover some paradise beach without visitors you have to search far away from Palma, in the northern part of the island.
In the northern and north-western part of Mallorca except for lovely deserted beaches you can find also wild and unspoiled nature.
The mountains in the North are named Sierra de Tramontana. There are not many places in Europe where sea, mountains and forest to merge into one as it is here.
The northern part of Majorca with its fascination has attracted a lot of Hollywood stars.
This is maybe the best place to find calmness and security far away of the modern civilization and chaos. Here you can feel the atmosphere of Old Europe.
The air is fresh and the sweet relaxing song of birds is everywhere. In the mountains you can find freshness in the subtropical summer heat.
In the last few years Majorca is especially attractive for Germans that wish to find better climate and Mediterranean lifestyle. They come here to live, work and rest.
The differences between Germany and Majorca are great. The life in Germany is dynamic, while in Majorca the people have enough time to relax and enjoy the good things.
When you arrive in this Mediterranean paradise, you will see that the biggest part of the population live in big villas with swimming pools.
It is no secret that the residents of the island love the comfortable and luxury lifestyle.
They usually begin the day with a cup of coffee and newspaper in some of the many cafes under the shadow of a date palm or an umbrella, on some of the wide squares that are so typical for the Spanish cities.
At noon it is time for a light lunch – usually sea food and fresh vegetables. In the hottest part of the day everybody try to find freshness somewhere. Everything close down for a few hours long noon siesta.
In the late afternoon the people swarm on the streets again. This is the liveliest part of the day. The sun sets over the Mediterranean, and the heat is already gone away.
Some of the more important settlements (cities, towns and villages) are:
– Palma, Magaluf, Valldemossa, Puerto de Soller, Puerto de Polenca, Cala Millor, Sa Coma, Manacor, Cala Figuera, Ses Salines, Lluchmayor and so on.More from Spain: