When is the best time to fly to Palma de Majorca?
The most popular time to fly to the island is during the heady throes of summer, between May and October. However, July and August are often too hot to be comfortable for many tourists, especially if exploration is on the cards rather than just sunbathing. Apart from those two months, any time of year is a great time to choose Majorca – the temperature never gets too cool, and you’re almost guaranteed heavenly weather.
As one might expect, Palma de Majorca is a firm favourite for families, groups, and individuals during the summer months. Comparable to other Mediterranean holiday destinations, the months of July and August see both the heaviest footfall together with the highest temperatures.
Fans of road cycling will no doubt be aware of the yearly race that takes place each February, the Vuelta a Mallorca. Due to its size and terrain, this Spanish island has become a favourite destination for avid cyclists wishing to gain experience and enjoy a break away from their everyday routine.
February and March are a good time to enjoy the natural beauty of the island’s millions of almond trees in full bloom. It’s still lovely and warm – though perhaps not perfect for sunbathing – and it tends to be more reasonably-priced with than other times of the year.
The cheapest time of year to fly into Palma tends to be spring and early summer. The best months are usually February to May, as well as October. July and August are not the right times to visit if you’re hoping for a cheap flight.
On the evening of the 5th of January, the three wise men’s journey is recreated through the Three Kings Parade. Three floats will represent the Kings, which are accompanied by ‘royal pages’, musicians and dancers. The parade also includes special train providing small gifts for Children and a Santa’s sleigh float. The parade is very well attended and people are advised to park their cars away from the Three Kings Parade route.
The Nit de Foc is celebrated on the eve of Sant Joan fiesta in June and includes street parties, bonfires, fireworks, pop concerts, devils and demons and the infamous ‘correfoc’, the fire run. This involves the ‘devils’ running through the streets with firecrackers and fireworks. Expect Palma to get busy and be prepared to book your flights and accommodation well in advance.
Why visit Palma de Majorca?
Palma de Majorca conjures up images of flawless sunshine and azure waters. But aside from being one of the prettiest ports in Europe, this city on the south coast of Majorca boats a rich and vibrant history dating back to before the Roman era. The traces of its past are evident everywhere: from the famous Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma to the labyrinth of narrow and winding passages that reveal Palma's previous Arab influence. Commonly known as La Seu, the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Palma is testament to exceptional Gothic architecture, boasting one of the largest stain glass windows in the world with a width measuring a staggering 39 ft. The iconic La Seu is without doubt a must-see for all those planning a trip to Palma. Step back in time and discover the ancient ruins of the Arab Baths, known as the Banys Arabs, a popular attraction for all those interested in the history of this beautiful area.
Despite the fact Palma has no beach, the quaint harbour attracts hundreds of visitors thanks to its natural beauty and the assortment of bars and restaurants dotted along the front. Should your yearning for golden sands inspire you to go in search of the nearest beaches, you can venture either east or west along the Palma coastline and soon reach one of the traditional seaside towns of Cala Mayor or C'an Pastilla.
If you’re willing to venture away from the pure shores, you are sure to discover some fantastic wineries or, for some more family-friendly activities, there is the fantastic Aqualand water park, the beautiful old town of Alcudia, and the majestic Gothic-style Bellver Castle.
There’s always plenty to be discovered and explored, even if you’re a Balearic veteran. You could easily spend a full week exploring the island’s mountain range, the Serra de Tramuntana which is a World Heritage Site.
There are many reasons to go to Palma de Majorca and plenty of cheap flights to take you there.
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Getting from the Airport to the CityWhen you touch down at Palma Airport (PMI) you will find a fleet of taxis outside waiting to assist you in your onward travel. Familiarise yourself beforehand with the typical rates to ensure you receive a fair price for your journey. If you would rather begin your holiday by ‘doing as the locals do’ then simply head towards the bus stops that are located just outside the main airport terminal. Journey time is around 15 minutes to Palma and costs considerably less than going by taxi.
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To make the most of your stay in Palma and see all there is to see, keep an eye out for double-decker buses that will take you around all the top attractions. Hop-on and hop-off at your leisure and you'll soon get a feel for this picturesque holiday resort without tiring yourself out from nonstop walking.
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