Spring in Mallorca is, in many (local) people’s opinion, the best season on the island. The days become longer, the weather starts to get warmer and the scenery is bursting with colour. Tourists and residents alike can take advantage of the quieter streets and attractions and try plenty of new things. Here is abcMallorca’s top things to do in spring.
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1. Enjoy the great outdoors
Sunny days, mild weather and stunning landscapes teeming with spring colours make this the season to get outdoors and explore the beauty of Mallorca. Head into the mountains on one of the many hiking trails or stroll along a quiet beach and find the perfect spot to settle with a picnic.
2. Go on an excursion to somewhere new
Jump in the car and explore Mallorca whilst the roads are quiet and find something new every time. There are many hidden beaches, hiking trails, small villages and experiences all around the island that are waiting to be discovered. The Tramuntana mountains have hundreds of trails for a hike, the dramatic coastline opens up to expose beautiful unexplored, white-sand beaches that are perfect for a stroll or a swim (if you’re brave enough!). Each town and village around the island has a hidden gem of a restaurant that serves traditional tapas, paella or menu del dia that is worth trying.
3. Get lost in the streets of Palma
Palma is a city that has everything – ancient buildings, a beautiful seafront location, stunning scenery, amazing restaurants and plenty of things to do. Spend a day (or more!) exploring this historic city and take in the sights such as the Cathedral which dominates the skyline as you drive into the city, or the Bellver Castle that sits on the surrounding hills that can be seen from multiple viewpoints around town. Wander the narrow, cobbled streets and browse the boutiques and shops or enjoy some tapas in one of the buzzing squares.
4. Treat yourself to a staycation in a local hotel
Mallorca has over 47,000 hotel rooms so why not book a weekend away somewhere on the island and explore. Some of the resorts around the island have luxury spas and high-end restaurants if you feel like indulging, or try a boutique retreat somewhere with a beautiful view and a relaxing atmosphere. Finca hotels and rural retreats are becoming increasingly popular and there are plenty in the countryside that have been beautifully restored and offer something completely unique.
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5. Try a fantastic fish restaurant
One of the perks of being on an island and surrounded by water is that we can dine on all of the delicious fish and seafood that comes from that water. The seafood is fresh, tasty and abundant on the island and many of the restaurants around the coastal areas of Mallorca specialise in preparing fish in a variety of different ways. Drive out to one of the hidden coves and find a small beach restaurant and order prawns and mussels or a fishy feast before all of the restaurants are full!
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6. Work up a sweat
Even though many of us started the year with the best of intentions, some of us may not have stuck to our new year’s resolution to get fit and toned but there is still time to work on those summer bodies! Many of the parks around the island have outdoor gym equipment and lots of personal trainers move their classes outside at this time of the year. Gyms on the island still have special offers for the low season so it is worth having a look to see where you can get the best deal.
7. Try a new sport
Mallorca is the perfect place to lead a healthy and active lifestyle so why not take up a new sport? From tennis and golf to watersports or something more daring there is something for everyone. There are so many top class golf courses on Mallorca and each one brings something unique whether it is location or level of difficulty and many have been designed by famous golf course designers. If tennis is more your thing, then why not follow in the footsteps of the Manacor-born tennis champion Rafa Nadal and work on your serve at one of the many tennis clubs around the island.
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8. Hike in the Tramuntana Mountains
The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, which in 2011 was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status, is a hiker’s dream. With peaks of up to 1000m and hundreds of routes throughout, this mountain range offers the perfect setting for a hike. The trails vary in difficulty and is therefore suitable for those looking for a leisurely walk and for avid hikers. The dramatic scenery is breathtaking and varied with cascading waterfalls, ancient buildings and ruins peppered throughout, and interesting wildlife.
9. Pamper yourself at a spa
Indulge, relax and unwind in a spa and forget about the stresses of everyday life. All over the island there are five-star spa hotels or purpose-built spas offering all types of beauty treatments and experiences. Steigenberger Hotel, Jumeirah Port Sóller, Purohotel, Carrossa Hotel Villas, St Regis Mardavall and Grand Hotel Son Net are some of the most popular hotels that offer spa treatments that can be booked by hotel guests and non-hotel guests.
10. Mallorca on two wheels
Mallorca is one of the most popular cycling destinations in Europe which is not surprising considering the amount of cycling routes that snake through the stunning landscapes of the island. Although over 150,000 cyclo-tourists descend upon Mallorca each year, the peak time to spot the cyclists on the road is between February and May when the weather is perfect and the routes are less congested by traffic.
11. Indulge in some retail therapy
No matter what your budget is or what it is you’re looking for, Mallorca is fast-becoming a shopping destination. From artisan stores to high-end boutiques, Mallorca has everything you may need in one place. For luxury brands look no further than Paseo del Borne or head to one of the malls: Porto Pi or FAN Mallorca that offer all of the usual high street stores, a large Carrefour hypermarket and plenty of leisure and dining options. To shop for discounted designer brands head to the Mallorca Fashion Outlet which houses plenty of brands for up to 70% off.
12. Haggle for a bargain at a local market
Other than the fresh produce that can be found on stalls in the spring, the local markets also all come back to life after the winter and set up again offering handmade products from Mallorca. The most popular market is in Pollensa which attracts hordes of people searching for a bargain but most towns around the island have their own market offering different homemade foods, local produce, and handicrafts.
13. Follow the Wine Route
At the heart of Mallorca, the Wine Tour covers the municipalities of Santa María del Camí, Binissalem, Sencelles, Consell and Santa Eugènia. Over an area of 613 hectares, 16 wine producers (bodegas), produce a total of two million litres a year. Some of the best-known names in Mallorcan wines – such as José Luis Ferrer, Mandia Vell and Macià Batle – are in this region. A visit to a bodega is a good opportunity to try wines before you buy and an excellent chance to explore this beautiful central region.
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14. Experience a local festival
There are plenty of festivals throughout the spring but there are several main ones that draw the crowds such as Day of the Balearic Islands which is celebrated with processions, traditional costumes and dancing. Spain celebrates Easter in a big way with religious processions through the streets of the major towns and church services including in the Cathedral in Palma. In Sóller in the north of the island there is an annual re-enactment of the Battle of the Moors and Christians that takes place on the beach and perhaps the biggest festival is the Festival de Sant Joan with the ‘Correfoc’ in which devils run through the crowds with fireworks and light bonfires.
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15. Follow the local events calendar
The events calendar in Mallorca is jam-packed throughout spring and into summer with fairs and festivals, music events and concerts, theatre and cinema offerings and sporting events to keep everyone entertained. Local fairs pop up in villages around the island along with plenty of gastronomic markets. Mallorca Live Festival is a huge music event that takes place every year and showcases world-famous artists on the outskirts of Magaluf. The Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival celebrates jazz musicians from all over the world in a 4-day event. Sporting events such as the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR and the Palma Vela Regatta are the key events during the spring and the Palma Superyacht Show which takes place every year to show off the world’s best superyachts.
16. Dance the night away
Nightlife on Mallorca is varied, vibrant and exciting with a plethora of clubs and bars in most major towns. Palma takes the crown for the most nightlife options with nightclubs such as the famous Tito’s or Social on Paseo Maritímo, or R33 and Brooklyn Club pumping out tunes until the early hours. Trendy Santa Catalina has plenty of cocktail bars and is the busiest area, especially at the weekends when people parade up and down Calle Sant Magín with their friends. Around the island there are more options other than the infamous Magaluf or Playa de Palma. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the glamorous cocktail bars Puerto Portals has to offer such as Ritzi and Paradigm.