Enjoy Majorca with Torre de Canyamel Group
Mallorca is a beautiful Mediterranean island that has something to offer not only to everyone, but also all year long. Due to its breath-taking natural scenery it attracts hundreds of visitors in summer, spring, autumn and winter. Without a doubt Mallorca has a special charm and winter on the island is most definitely something special!
Today we want you to discover what visiting Mallorca in winter is like and what you can do when on the island during the colder months.
We know winter is here when the festive atmosphere takes over. In Spain, just like in every other country out there, there are tons of traditions during Christmas. Christmas markets are held throughout the month of December in different towns and villages of the island. With many Majorcan crafts, activities for adults and children and typical food stalls both of the island and the rest of Spain, these markets are a must for all those who live or visit Mallorca. Moving on, one of the most important dates on the calendar is the 5th of January. The night before the arrival of the Three Kings, they disembark in the port of Palma and offer a long parade for children, followed by floats and filled with colours and many sweets for the small spectators.
Once Christmas is over there’s plenty of time to discover the most authentic part of Mallorca during the upcoming weeks. Winter is the perfect time of the year to explore Mallorca’s many hiking paths. Even though the temperatures drop, the sun still shines and there aren’t so many rainy days on the island. But hiking isn’t the only sport you can practice when visiting the island in winter. Take advantage of the quieter months by improving your golf swing at one of the many golf courses across the island: on the outskirts of Palma, Bendinat or further in the area of Canyamel, with some of the best golf courses in the island, such as Canyamel Golf, Son Servera Golf, Pula Golf or Capdepera golf, as well as Aucanada Golf in Alcúdia Bay.
If you want to chase the summer, you will be pleased to hear that beach and water activities continue year-round. Sail around the island and breathe in the sea air and stunning views of the coastline along the bay of Pollença in the north of the island. Alternatively, you might prefer to stay closer to Palma in the south east near by the natural park of Es Trenc and the Cabrera Island, a magical place to reconnect with your body and soul, visit Fontsanta Thermal Spa & Wellness Hotel and enjoy the unique thermal water of the Balearic Islands. You can also practise all kind of water sports such as paddle boarding or kayaking.
Cycling is also highly popular during the colder months. There’s a wide network of trails across the Tramuntana Mountains that you’ll be able to explore.
Last, but not least, the cosmopolitan capital city of the Balearic Islands, Palma, is the cultural and gastronomical hotspot of the island all winter long. Palma has become a first-class gastronomical destination, with plenty of superb restaurant choices, from Michelin Star restaurants such as Marc Fosh Restaurant to healthy local options, there’s something for everyone. Foodies from all over Europe have been travelling and visiting Palma to discover its fantastic restaurants with sea views, hidden gems in the old town and trendy restaurants all over the city.
Palma’s thriving art scene offers many galleries that exhibit the works of local and internationally revered artists. Visit the museum of contemporary art, Es Baluard, which dates back to the Islamic era, where you can wander the largest cultural space in the Balearic Islands and enjoy a panoramic view of Palma Bay. Other galleries we love are Casal Solleric on Passeig del Born, the Fundación Joan March and CaixaForum.