Mallorca conjures up images of golden sandy beaches and the Mediterranean summer. These are the first things that normally come to mind when people think about the largest of the Balearic Islands as a holiday destination. So much is that so, that it might seem like there was nothing else of interest here other than the sun and the beach.
And nothing could be further from the truth. We have already described at length the many attractions the island has to offer, from its varied geography and natural environment to the beauty of its villages, its cultural and historical attractions and fantastic cuisine. But we should also mention that the end of the summer is not the end of Mallorca. We can’t wait to tell you how the island is much more fun in autumn than you may have thought, and that some of its attractions are even more enjoyable in autumn.
The Balearic Islands climate is dominated by the sun, with around 300 days of sunshine per year, moderate temperatures in both summer and winter (with maximums in summer above 31 degrees) and low rainfall, normally concentrated within a few days in autumn and spring. This climate makes Mallorca an ideal destination for sun and beach tourism.
However, the high humidity in the Mediterranean can often make the temperature feel much hotter than it actually is. You won’t have this problem if you plan a holiday in Mallorca in the autumn. From September to November, maximum temperatures range between 16 and 28 degrees, ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, tennis and golf or for exploring the city.
Why not make the most of the autumn to explore the famous Dry Stone Wall Route, the Path of the Archduke or Isla de Cabrera National Park? With the exception of a few rainy days, autumn is a great time for discovering the Mallorcan natural environment on foot, by bike or on horseback. The numerous golf courses on the island are much more fun with milder temperatures, and a stroll through the cities of Palma, Puerto de Alcudia or Porto Colom, the location of some of our hotels, becomes an even more stimulating and pleasant experience.
And even better than that, autumn is also a great time for enjoying the beautiful Mallorcan coastline. The maximum temperature in September and October fluctuates between 24 and 28 degrees, and the water temperature between 22 and 25 degrees, so if you’re not really sensitive to cold, it’s perfect for a dip or for water sports. That means you can still enjoy fantastic beaches such as Playa de Muro, Es Trenc or Sa Rápita, or any of the numerous small coves that dot the coastline.
Autumn has huge advantages due to the lack of crowds compared to the summer. For travellers seeking the sun and beach, as we said before, the air and water temperatures in September and October are still fine for bathing, and there are also far fewer bathers around, meaning you will have no problem finding a place to plant your sunshade and unfurl your towel. The beautiful Mallorcan waters are more enjoyable than at any other time of year, and JS Hotels provides accommodation in the most coveted destinations on the island.
The same also applies to cultural and historical attractions. Great temperatures and the relative absence of queues and crowded monument and museum interiors make a visit much more bearable. That’s why the city of Palma, near our JS Palma Stay, is a perfect destination at this time of year. Take the opportunity to visit Palma Cathedral, Bellver Castle or the Almudaina Royal Palace.
In periods of more moderate demand such as autumn, accommodation prices become really tempting. Check it out for yourself on the JS Hotels website by booking any of our hotels in Palma, El Arenal, Puerto de Alcudia, Playa de Muro, Can Picafort and Porto Colom for the autumn.
But the reduced price is not only true of hotels. All the prices come down for tourism services such as flights or ferries, car rentals, boat or equipment rental for certain sports, activities such as scuba diving, climbing or horseback riding and many, many more.
Travelling in the low season can not only enrich your experience, but also guarantee savings.