What to do in Mallorca during the Autumn #
Hint: It is the most desirable time of year to be on the Island
Autumn in Mallorca #
10 Reasons Why Autumn is One of the Most Desirable Times of Year
Maybe you're into endless sunny skies and tap dancing across the blistering hot sand. Maybe you aren't seeking out air conditioning or fans. For those of us who love seasonal changes and just when the heat of summer months on Mallorca feels too much, you’re in luck!
If you’re more of a T-shirt and jeans kind of person, the only other day (apart from your birthday) that should be marked on your calendar is the 23rd of September. The day we residents have all been waiting so patiently for since Easter came. High season is over, kids are back in school and the final quarter of the year is upon us which means… autumn! Finally, you can walk the streets of Mallorca without that steady stream of sweat running down your back!
Here are AM’s Top 10 reasons why autumn in Mallorca is the time of year
1.) Sea Temperature #
Baths are great, but when it’s 30+ degree’s outside, the sea water should be refreshing, right? For us fall-admiring, summer-fearing humans out there, that’s typically not the case in August. By September, the outside temperature average is around 27 degrees (80°F) and the sea temperature is at a delicious 25 degrees (77°F). October only gets better; and, by November, the sea temperature is at a down to a really invigorating 20 degrees (68°F). What’s not to love about that?
2.) Bonfires #
Whether it be a romantic night roasting marsh-mallows with your partner or a beach bonfire for your 30th birthday, watching the sunset underneath the stars is the perfect autumn evening. What’s more comforting than being wrapped-up with a blanket amongst a circle of friends? Go ahead, pack some snacks and drinks and watch the night roll in.
AM Reminder: The bonfire beach ban is usually removed by mid-October but always double check with the local authorities or online.
3.) Flights and hotels are cheaper! And so are rental cars! #
No brainer! An affordable holiday with transportation and comfortable weather? As the season comes to a close, businesses drop the prices to help encourage people to keep visiting with the hopes they can make that last little injection of money before winter approaches.
Budget airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet , for all their faults, can usually take you from A to B for the best rate possible. We recommend to use Skyscanner to compare flights for the best rate.
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Booking a car at Palma Airport on many companies offer great deals off season, especially if you take out your own third party insurance. Use Skyscanner to compare rates to get the best deal on your rental car See More>>
4.) Thunderstorms #
Okay, I understand this isn’t for everyone, but the storms that roll over the island are nothing shy of incredible. Not to mention the hail storms… Me gusta!
5.) Worthwhile Events #
Mallorca is an island with a never-ending events calendar. Coming up first on the agenda is the Festa des Vermar, which takes place September 29th through the 30th in Binissalem. This fiesta is a grape throwing competition and a delicious wine tasting extravaganza which people come from all over the island to participate in!
Coming up in October is the Fira Dolca - Sweet Fair - in Esporles and the Sobrasada Fair.
In November, keep and eye out for La Fira de l'Esclata-Sang - Mushroom festival, the Olive Fair in Caimari, and the Autumn Agricultural Fair in Sa Pobla!
6.) Time to get outdoors! #
Now is the time where you can go climbing, rocks or trees, hike hills and abseil cliffs, running through the forest or along the sea front, cycle around the winding streets in the heart of the island. Or, you could also take the eccentric approach and dance in the streets, do cartwheels in the park, roller-skate, or go streaking through the fountains… wait, scratch that last one.
You get it. Autumn is the time where you can, without having a heat stroke, get back into your favourite outdoor activities.
7.) Wine Tours #
There are more than 70 wineries on the island, but the only place you wine buffs need to remember is Binissalem. This small town in central Mallorca is surrounded by bodegas (wineries) which are host to some of Spain’s best wine.
Can Ribas Vineyard in Consell, although slightly south-west of Binissalem, is one of the oldest and top rated vineyards in Mallorca and worth investigating for yourself. It’s important to know that visits are by appointment only.
Contact: 971 62 26 73
AM Top Tip: If you’re after a personalised tour, check out companies such as Mallorca Culinary Tours and Mallorca Wine Tours. Both have excellent rating online and offer tours for groups throughout the year.
8.) Beaches #
Finally, no more packing in like sardines. Tourists are no longer pouring into the island and the locals should be wearing their winter jackets by now, but not us expats! This is our time to shine and our chance to enjoy the islands most beautiful beaches with plenty of room to starfish in the sand.
AM Tip for dog owners: Typically, by November you can bring your pup with you to the beaches again as well! Always remember to clean up! If you lose your dog, go to the local police department in the Ajuntament. If you find a dog, please do the same. Recently, I found two dogs. Fortunately, the town hall's local veterinarian came to scan the microchips.
9.) Watching the island transform #
By the end of summer, the flora and fauna are exhausted from being subjected to such high temperatures and such little rain. Come autumn the trees are finally starting to regenerate into a luscious green again. Not to mention the sunsets. With summer the night skies are often so clear it leaves nothing for the sun to decorate. During fall however, weather comes in and so do the clouds giving the sun a real canvas.
10.) Normality with a side order of fashion #
Life is slowing down a little bit, the holidays are approaching, work schedules are getting back to normal (only until December comes, of course). Adults are enjoying the local cafes with their friends and colleagues and late dinners with their families. The kids are being occupied at school and the teenagers are hopefully doing their homework. Things are calm. The island has some normality and a little less touristic chaos.
We cannot forget to mention, for you fashion-enthusiasts, fall is always a time of new trends. This typically isn’t a time of year for sales, but you can also find new trendy gear to strut down the Borne in.
Take your time and fall in love with autumn. Savour the sunsets, get to the mountains and hike, get involved with the culture and make a point to participate.
By Delia Paul
1 October, 2018