Although Mallorca is renowned for its spectacular summer season, the winter offers something distinctly special. Exuding an idyllic ambience, the island is abundant with natural beauty, where its captivating landscapes become a paradise for discovery.
Accompanied by a great proposal of activities and events, the winter season generates an environment which is rich in creativity, gastronomy and culture.
Mallorca’s Top Things to do in Winter
Discover essential stops
Offering endless options for enjoyment during the winter, visitors can immerse themselves in the island’s intriguing history and burgeoning art and cultural scene. Uncover the mystery of its castles and churches, where its galleries and museums are a feast for discovery.
Palma’s historic quarter is the largest and most fascinating of the Mediterranean, lining the bay with a kaleidoscopic vision of Roman arches, lush patios and haunting examples of gothic architecture. Walk around to enjoy the city in all its glory, where you can discover the island’s thunderous past and vibrant contemporary life which is home to dozens of studios, ateliers and art galleries.
Shop local treasures
From weekly markets to beautiful boutiques and designer stores, Mallorca is a wonderland for all things shopping. With a wealth of options, the capital city of Palma has carved a name for itself as the ultimate destination for a spot of retail therapy.
From ancient, atmospheric alleyways to broad tree-lined boulevards, Palma’s shopping streets combine sightseeing and socialising with the pleasure of treasure hunting. Its retail scene reflects the local identity of the island in an experience that is both relaxed, sophisticated and culturally immersive.
The island’s diverse terrain provides the perfect environment for healthy living, where walking, mountain biking, cycling and golfing are all popular during winter. Declared as a World Heritage Site in 2011, the Serra de Tramuntana is criss-crossed with well sign-posted trails and paths.
The Tramuntana mountain range remain an undiscovered jewel for many visitors, providing countless number of routes for sports enthusiasts. Spanning the entire northwest coast to the statuesque splendour of the Formentor peninsula, popular hiking routes include Puig des Teix, Castell de Alaró and Torrent de Pareis.
Food & Drinks
Mallorca is a true gastronomical paradise for food lovers, with a rich and diverse culinary scene. Offering a multitude of dining options at winter, both international and local cuisines can be enjoyed in a true awakening of the senses.
In addition to the island’s incredible culinary scene, there are lots of fantastic ways to discover the strength of Mallorca’s gastronomical traditions. Vineyards provide the perfect setting to sample a range of local wines, where the regions of Binissalem and Pla i Llevant have both been awarded the prestigious Spanish ‘Denominación de Origen’.
Explore natural wonders
With some of the most beautiful natural parks and nature reserves in the world, visitors will be inspired by the richness of Mallorca’s beauty. Discover its hidden caves and coves to enjoy an extraordinary experience in the Mediterranean.
Mallorca is home to a wealth of hidden treasures where visitors are transported to an ethereal world. Located on Mallorca’s east coast, Cuevas del Drach are made up of four remarkable caves that are hidden inside a large underground lake, reaching to an astonishing 1,200m in length and with a depth of 25m below ground level.
Relaxation and Mallorca go hand in hand, where the island has emerged as a utopia for disconnection outside the summer months. Savour luxurious spas, holistic retreats and rejuvenating treatments in a host of exceptional venues.
There is no better way to unwind than by treating yourself to a day at one of the island’s most luxurious spas. From Arabian interiors to modern designs, there is no shortage of options when it comes to achieving the utmost level of disconnection. The spas at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous and Selection Llaut are highly recommended thanks to their exceptional facilities, therapists and treatments.