The best time to travel

Not least because of reliably warm summers, Mallorca is the holiday destination par excellence for many. With an average of 7.9 hours of sunshine a day, the island is tempting for the rain-soaked traveller. According to studies, the Balearic Islands are the second most popular holiday destination for German citizens this year, behind Germany. Once you have decided on a holiday in Mallorca, the only question that remains is which time of year suits your needs.


Main season

June marks the start of the high season and with it the never-ending wave of tourists from all over Europe flooding the largest of the Balearic Islands. As was the case last year, increasing numbers of visitors can be expected again this summer. This is because the number of people travelling to Mallorca is growing considerably due to the loss of holidaymakers to Tunisia, Egypt and Greece. The island promises not only rare rainfall, but also constant temperatures between thirty and thirty-five degrees during the hot season. Then it can not infrequently get up to forty degrees, as the heat waves a few weeks ago showed once again.


The rising water temperatures are ideal for swimming or sailing. Wind or kite surfing is also becoming increasingly popular. For divers, the island’s countless bays offer enough opportunities to explore Mallorca’s underwater world. You can also immerse yourself in the nightlife, which mainly takes place outdoors on warm summer evenings. And for those who enjoy extended shopping trips, cities like Palma offer bargain hunting even late at night. Of course, all this comes at a price: in the high season, the cost of accommodation is at its peak. Fincas and holiday flats should also be booked as early as possible, as these are particularly sought-after and quickly occupied.




From mid-September onwards, temperatures start to drop again. It is not uncommon for there to be rainfall in the coming months, with the likelihood of rain being highest in October. However, swimming in the sea is often still possible at this time. Those who want to experience a mild late summer and take their time to visit the cities with their numerous cultural offerings can do so now without any problems. With the onset of the low season, the price level on the island also drops.

Finally, in winter, temperatures drop to an average of ten to fifteen degrees, which is still spring-like for German holidaymakers. Many hotels and shops close during this time and empty beaches invite you to go for a walk. A white Christmas is unlikely on Mallorca, but you should be prepared for rain at this time of year.



The Mallorcan beginning of the year is characterised by mild air and the almond blossom. This can take place from January to mid-March and attracts not only nature lovers. The temperate winter turns into the increasingly sunny spring, when meadows, fields and fruit trees gradually unfold their full splendour. If you want to explore the island on foot on long walks or by bike, now is exactly the right season. From May onwards, it gradually gets warmer and also busier on the island.

Mallorca’s versatility makes a trip attractive in all seasons.