|Average temperatures in Majorca (Mallorca)|
|January||14º C / 57º F||4º C/ 39ºF|
|February||15º C / 59ºF||5º C / 41ºF|
|March||19º C / 66ºF||10º C / 50ºF|
|April||21 º C /70ºF||12 º C / 54ºF|
|May||25º C / 77ºF||18 º C / 64ºF|
|June||27º C / 81ºF||20º C / 68º F|
|July||30º C / 86ºF||21º C/ 70ºF|
|August||31º C / 88ºF||22º C / 72ºF|
|September||28º C / 82ºF||19º C / 66ºF|
|October||25º C / 77ºF||16º C / 61ºF|
|November||18º C / 64ºF||9º C / 48º F|
|December||15º C / 59ºF||6º C / 43ºF|
Majorca is the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands and one of the leading holiday destinations in southern Europe. The main resort areas have undergone extensive development since the island was first promoted as a package holiday destination in the 1960s and have grown into cosmopolitan centres that combine the original attractions of “sun, sand and sangria” with modern culture, pulse-racing night-life, and plenty of activities for tourists. Adventure seekers are able to try almost every conceivable sport and activity, including sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, parasailing, sea fishing, and horseback riding. Golfers have a choice of 20 courses around the island, while families with children will appreciate the many water parks, go-karting tracks, adventure parks, zoos and aquariums found at many of the resort areas.
Yet much of Majorca seems almost untouched by tourism over the last 50 years, and offers visitors the chance to experience traditional Spanish rural life in smaller towns and seaside resorts, set amongst some of the most beautiful island scenery in the Mediterranean. There are opportunities for trail walking between traditional towns in the rugged Serra de Tramuntana mountain range and along coastal clifftop routes, and for wildlife spotting in the many protected wilderness areas that are found throughout the island.
The south of the island is dominated by the capital Palma de Majorca and the major seaside resorts that line the popular beaches that spread out around Palma Bay. Palma itself offers a wealth of sights and experiences, including the cathedral and castle of its Old Town centre, the historic Arab Quarter, several excellent museums, street markets and designer shops, and numerous restaurants offering authentic local dishes and cuisines from around the world. Palma also has an active harbour area, with a modern marina that attracts luxury yachts from all parts of the Mediterranean.
On the coast west of Palma, the major resorts of Magaluf and Palma Nova are famous throughout Europe for their nightclubs and non-stop party atmosphere during the popular summer months, when they mainly attract holiday makers in the youthful 18-30s age market. Majorca’s west coast includes the chic resorts of Andratx and Soller, which are popular destinations with visitors who want to get away from the main tourist areas and experience some of the cultural life of the island and its historic past.
The northern coast of Majorca is perhaps the best locations for family holidays, with well-developed seaside resorts such as Porto Alcudia and Playa de Muro offering many facilities and activities for children, as well as the many excellent beaches that run east around the sheltered Bay of Alcudia. Majorca’s rugged east coast includes traditional towns like Porto Cristo that have grown to become popular tourist destinations without abandoning their charm. Majorca’s south-west includes the unique regions of Santanyi and Ses Salines, which include historic towns, unspoiled countryside, and some of the most beautiful and uncrowded beaches on the island.
Majorca has been an appealing destination for many thousands of years, and many areas reflect its varied heritage over the centuries. Examples of Moorish and Reconquest-era architecture can be seen in Santanyi, and the remains of a Roman settlement can be found at Alcudia’s Old Town. Traces of Majorca’s native prehistoric peoples can be seen in the “talayot” burial chambers scattered throughout the island, and at the famed ancient necropolis beside the sea at Son Real, near Ca’n Picafort.
Weather in Majorca is pleasant most of the year, due to its location in Mediterranean it is also named as “Winter Rain area”. The summers starts from June and ends in September or in the beginning for October these periods are very hot but water of beaches still have cold water and you can play water sports and go diving to cool you down.