Oh Mallorca! It doesn’t matter what time of the year you choose to pay a visit, Mallorca is always nice, you’ll always love it and you’ll never have enough days to really get to know it well. However, many people think (wrongly) that during the winter there isn’t much to do on this beautiful Mediterranean island. This is far from being the case! Here go just a few (very good) ideas:
· Visit the capital, Palma: This is the ideal time of the year to visit its museums and its myriad art galleries. Stroll through the huge old quarter. The stately courtyards allow nearly private visits. Make it a point to see the Cathedral (here they call it La Seu) and visit Bellver Castle. You can also discover the District of Santa Catalina, Palma’s Soho. The bars, restaurants and shops, all so special and even alternative, will seem amazing. Don’t miss the roofed market; at some of the bars they can cook the cuttlefish or prawns you just bought!
· Relax at a spa: If you are unlucky to be in Mallorca on one of the few rainy days don’t worry, because we have an ideal suggestion: visit one of the many spas spread around the island: in Palma you should try the Pink Flamingo Urban Spa & Boutique or the Hammam Palma; in Llucmajor they have the wonderful spa of the Hotel IBEROSTAR Son Antem; in Illetas there is the Spa Bodyna Maricel… and there are many more!
· In the evenings there is plenty of live music!: In Palma there is a lot on offer. Restaurante Pesquero is a first rate venue with excellent live music; it is ideal during the day and at night. In towns along the coast you can enjoy live music at the Royal Yacht Club, at Ancia and at Mulligans. In Santanyí you should try out Sa Cova, a charming bar-restaurant with the best jazz, rock and flamenco. In the south of the island, the Llucmajor Jazz Club at Ca’ n Pelín restaurant is an institution for lovers of good old jazz with plenty of swing, reminiscent of Dixieland and New Orleans.
· Go on the Wine Route of Mallorca: There are nearly 70 wine cellars in Mallorca and many of them receive visitors. We recommend the Wine Route of Binissalem (a Designation of Origin). It comprises a dozen charming wine cellars with plenty of excellent wine!
· Visit flea markets: Every weekend and also on many weekdays you can find good buys at many of the flea markets in many different places on the island. You’ll find plenty of food, handicrafts, used items and all kinds of antiques.
· Play golf: Winter is the ideal time to play this sport in Mallorca. Not many people on the golf course, pleasant temperature… you can take your first classes if you’ve never played golf before!
· Go trekking: Take out your climbing shoes and discover the wonders of the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range included on the World Heritage List!
· Take a walk on the beach: Yes, also in winter. You can choose any of the 262 beaches on the island, and each one gets better! We suggest you walk from Son Serra de Marina to Can Picafort Beach or go on a picnic on the picturesque Beach of Es Trenc, which is virtually deserted in the winter.
There are many more things you can do and see in Mallorca in winter, but we’ll leave it for a second post in order not to exhaust you!
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