October is the month for Mallorca’s true lovers, the adventurers who want to experience local festivities and run away from the crowded beaches and rowdy tourists. As the island empties, plenty of festivals, celebrations of local products as much as international art and music, are organised in the pueblos and towns dotted across the island.
The Serra de Tramuntana turns a gentle shade of red as temperatures become bearable and the evenings shorter, but the sea is still just right for a refreshing dip. There’s truly no end to what autumn in Mallorca has to offer – find out what’s on in this guide.
Weather in Mallorca in October
October weather makes Mallorca wonderfully pleasant to visit, the sweltering summer heat giving way to a 20°C average. This tapers off in the final few days (and in the heights of the Tramuntana), but historically the average is still a comfortable 16°C at the tail end.
October is the rainiest month of the year for the island, but that’s still not very much. Expect a one-in-five chance of rain on a given day, but the actual rainfall is small. An anorak or a waterproof jacket should suffice.
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Top things to do in October on Mallorca
Autumn is particularly beautiful in the Serra de Tramuntana, and the long Balearic summer makes October harvest season. Mallorca has plenty of local products, but we specifically recommend going for a tour of the more than 70 local wineries.
The end of summer also means fewer tourists and less heat, making it a perfect time to go hiking on the island, and while temperatures are slightly cooler, the water is still warm enough to visit some of the more famous beaches. If you can avoid the rainy days, it’s also ideal for a cycling holiday, a few rounds of golf or to attend one of the many festivals. You can discover these and other major events taking place on the island here.
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Local Festivals in October
Art and agriculture combine in the many festivals around Mallorca in October. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the pepper fair and the Feria de la Sobrasada first, in Felanitx and Campos respectively, the two products such a mainstay of Mallorcan culture.
The locals have a sweet tooth too, as can be seen (and tasted!) at the Fira Dolça in Esporles, while the island at large has always attracted talented artists, which can be found in Santanyí and Festival MusicaMallorca. Finally, we cannot fail to mention the Feria de Otoño y del Vino, which combines the best autumn atmosphere with local wines.
Sobrasada, ensaimada, red pepper, lightning fish and fine wine are among the many local products autumn festivals celebrate in October on Mallorca. […] Local Festivals in October on Mallorca
Photos that will make you want to visit Mallorca in October
Be inspired with our selection of images that will make you want to visit Mallorca in October.
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Many consider October the best time to visit Mallorca, and we can’t fault them. Temperatures are pleasant, the island is alive with local festivals and rituals, connecting flights tend to be cheaper, and the island welcomes any and all who want to end their summer on a sunkissed note. There’s nothing quite like autumn dusk lighting the slopes of the Serra de Tramuntana or the fields of Santanyí ablaze.
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