The Balearic Islands have much more to offer than sun and beautiful beaches. A getaway outside the peak season can fill you with surprises, all of them positive.
Cheaper prices, greater availability of transport and accommodation, and above all tranquility. The absence of tourists, make these islands a refuge for those who want to enjoy a few relaxed days without giving up the joy these holiday places always offer.
In the case of Mallorca, the largest of the islands, the winter months are as fun as during the summer, with various activities for residents and tourists.
Here are three winter plans to fall, even more, in love with Mallorca.
Discover the local festivities
Some of the most popular festivities are celebrated in the winter months.
On January 17 the festivity of Sant Antoni is celebrated in many municipalities of the island. It is the big festivity of some municipalities like Sa Pobla, Manacor, Muro or Artá. Each one with its own traditions, these days the island is often filled with demons and bonfires (dimonis and foguerons), in addition to numerous activities.
On the eve of Sant Antoni large bonfires are lit, around which masked men and demons dance, as a sign of their triumph over evil.
Also in January, Sant Sebastià, patron saint of Palma, is celebrated. Through different activities, concerts and bonfires, the city pays homage to its saint. During the famous “Revetla (verbena) of Sant Sebastià” numerous musical groups of different rhythms and styles liven up the night in squares, streets and corners of the capital.
In the month of February the ‘Fira de la flor d’ametler’ (fair of the almond tree in bloom) in Son Servera takes place and of course, the Carnival. You can not miss the parade of costumes and floats in ‘Sa Rua’ in Palma.
On a walk through the Tramuntana
One of the best preserved treasures of the island is its spectacular mountain range, the Serra de Tramuntana located in the northwest of Mallorca, and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Going into it does not leave anyone indifferent. Discover beautiful towns such as Sóller, Deià, Valldemossa, Foradada or Formentor, and spectacular landscapes such as the Mirador de Sa Creueta or the Torrent de Pareis. Take it easy, do not try to see everything in a few days, since the mountain range is very large and there are many hiking routes to get to know it more thoroughly.
In addition, Mallorca is a paradise for road cyclists, so if you are a fan of this sport, leave everything you are doing and buy a flight right now and book your accommodation in one of the hotels specialized in bicycle tourism in Mallorca. You will enjoy it!
Fall in love with Palma
The streets of Palma. Walk through them and discover a city without tourists, full of charming corners and beautiful shops. To complete the trip, discover the fun atmosphere of the Santa Catalina neighborhood.
And if you still do not know what the ‘tardeo’ is, you already have the perfect excuse to go and discover those evenings in Mallorca this winter.