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Best Time to Visit Mallorca

Best time to visit Mallorca

When planning a trip to Mallorca, one of the top questions is when is the best time to visit Mallorca? The quickest answer is any time can be a good time since Mallorca has a Mediterranean climate that allows it to be an excellent vacation destination throughout the year. The most popular time to visit is during the summer – from June to September. While you’re most likely to encounter high crowds and high room rates in the summer, you’re also likely to have the most activities and restaurants open. March to May offers temperatures in the 60s and 70s, and Fall also offers mild temperatures and cooling rains. However, in the shoulder seasons and winter some restaurants decide to close for the season. Below is a month by month view of the best time to visit Mallorca.

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January in Mallorca

Mallorca in January is the coldest month, with temperatures ranging between 45°F to 59°F and chilliest in the evening. It’s the quietest month for tourism, making it a great month to explore Mallorca without crowds and save money on hotels. Activities like hiking and cycling are still available, but some restaurants and businesses, especially beachfront, are closed in the off season. It is too cold to swim in January in Mallorca.

January in Mallorca kicks off with New Year’s Eve celebrations that include fireworks, parties and the tradition of eating 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight. Mallorca also celebrates Three Kings’ Day (Dia de los Reyes Magos) on January 6th with a day filled with parades and festivities.

February in Mallorca

Mallorca in February is still cooler, with temperatures ranging between 45°F to 59°F. Rain is more common in February than in the summer months. It’s another quiet month for tourism, making it a great month to explore Mallorca without crowds and save money on hotels. Like in January, activities like hiking and cycling are still available, but some restaurants and businesses, especially beachfront, are closed in the off season. It is also too cold to swim in February in Mallorca.

March in Mallorca

Mallorca in March is when temperatures start to warm up, with temperatures ranging between 48°F to 63°F. Tourism, and hotel prices, start to pick up in March especially towards the end of the month as spring approaches. Spring blossoms begin to appear.

April in Mallorca

Mallorca in April brings more pleasant weather, with average temperatures rising to 52°F to 66°F. Flowers continue to bloom, making outdoor activities more enjoyable. Tourism continues to increase in April, but doesn’t yet bring the summer crowds.

May in Mallorca

May in Mallorca is a beautiful month, with temperatures ranging from 57°F to 73°F. It’s warm, but also not too hot. The summer crowds begin in May, especially during the later part of the month. Begin to expect large crowds at popular destinations, hotel prices starting to rise, and needing to make restaurant reservations ahead of time. May also starts to bring beach weather and water sports.

June in Mallorca

Mallorca in June marks the official start of summer season, and is one of the best times to visit Mallorca as the weather is great and it’s still not too crowded in early June. Average temperatures range from 57°F to 73°F. It’s sunny and warm. The summer crowds begin to start as June goes on in Mallorca, and beaches can get crowded early. Hotels should be booked early to secure the cheapest rates, and cheaper rooms. Restaurant reservations are also highly recommended for the most popular places. It’s a great month to relax at the beach and enjoy water sports as well as the many other outdoor activities.

July in Mallorca

Mallorca in July is one of the hottest months. Daytime temperatures often exceed 86°F. It is peak tourism season in July and crowds should be expected. Hotels will also be most expensive. July is one of the best times to visit Mallorca if you’re a vacationer looking for a beach destination, with great food and a lively environment. Hotels should be booked early to secure the cheapest rates, and cheaper rooms. Restaurant reservations are also highly recommended for the most popular places.

August in Mallorca

Mallorca in August is also one of the hottest months. Daytime temperatures often exceed 86°F. It is peak tourism season in July and crowds should be expected. Hotels will also be most expensive. August is great for vacationers looking for a beach destination, with great food and a lively environment. Hotels should be booked early to secure the cheapest rates, and cheaper rooms. Restaurant reservations are also highly recommended for the most popular places.

September in Mallorca

Mallorca in September is beautiful and is one of the best times to visit Mallorca if you’re looking for a beach vacation. Average temperatures are between 64°F to 82°F. September is still a fantastic time to visit the beaches and enjoy water sports. The water remains warm, and it’s still crowded but not quite as crowded as July and August. Tourism starts to temper off more as the month progresses. Hotels should still be booked early to secure the cheapest rates, and cheaper rooms, but won’t be quite as high as the peak months. Restaurant reservations are also highly recommended for the most popular places.

October in Mallorca

Mallorca in October has milder temperatures, with temperatures ranging from 59°F to 75°F. It’s officially autumn in Mallorca in October. Tourism begins to slow down in October, so you can expect lighter crowds and better hotel prices. Restaurants are easier to walk into vs needing a reservation. Some restaurants start to shut down for the season, so be sure to check that the restaurants you want to visit are still open. It is still warm enough to enjoy outdoor activities, without the summer crowds.

November in Mallorca

Mallorca in November is cooler and wetter. Rainfall is more frequent and the temperatures start dropping to 50°F to 64°F. Tourism is low, so not all businesses are open in November in Mallorca. If you don’t care about visiting the beach, it’s a great month to explore the island without crowds and score deals on hotels.

December in Mallorca

Mallorca in December is also cooler and wetter. Rainfall is more frequent and the temperatures start remain at 50°F to 64°F. Tourism is low, so not all businesses are open in December in Mallorca. If you don’t care about visiting the beach, it’s a great month to explore the island without crowds and score deals on hotels.

While you won’t have a beach vacation in December, Christmastime in Mallorca is a festive and magical time of year. The holiday season in Mallorca typically begins in early December and last through early January. There are Christmas markets “mercadillos” that pop up across the island. One of the biggest is Palma’s Christmas market, located in the city center. The lighting of the Christmas lights in Palma is a holiday event.

Best Time to Visit Mallorca Summary

The best time to visit Mallorca ultimately depends on your availability and your personal preferences. Any time can be a good time since Mallorca has a Mediterranean climate that allows it to be an excellent vacation destination throughout the year. Certain months like June to September will have the most activities and most restaurants open. June to September is the most popular time to visit, but also does bring in larger crowds and higher hotel prices.


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