Mallorca Highlights

Mallorca is a wonderful island to visit all year round with an average of 300 days of sunshine.  There are over 200 beaches to explore and still many are unspoilt.  The fresh, crystal clear waters are inviting and revitalising.  Coastal driving here is an absolute treat.

The Island boasts rich cultural history and has many exceptional places to explore.  Palma city with its magnificent cathedral, art galleries and museums.  There are vineyards and caves to visit.  On the South west coast of the island you can drive through Puerto Portals, a glamorous Marina that offers chic shopping, restaurants and bars.
 Mallorca is a great location for outdoor pursuits.  We can recommend companies to you offering rock climbing, caving, trekking, diving, canyoning, sailing and water-sports.  Please ask us for information.

Spain is FAMOUS for its fiestas.  Many exciting events are held throughout the year.  To help you plan your trip, we have listed some of the most popular.  Our calendar will be updated with the latest information as soon as we receive it, as times and dates can vary each year.

San Sebastian  
18th – 20th.   Palma celebrates its patron saint San Sebastian with rock groups and fireworks.  Stages and temporary bars are set up in various plazas of the city.  There are barbecues and bonfires, dancing and feasting.  The party carries on until the early hours of the morning.

San Antonio 16th – 17th, The patron saint of animals is celebrated on this day, throughout many villages on the island.  Expect a parade of dancing demons and fireworks, bonfires, barbeques and more feasting.   This fiesta is celebrated especially in Sa Pobla.

Sa Rua  25th – 26th  Mallorca Carnival Time.  Celebrated all over the Island, the streets are filled with beautiful parades, costumes and festivities.   Traditionally it is the last chance or people to indulge before Lent begins

Oris Rally Clasico Mallorca – This is a very exciting rally and attracts a high number of participants every year.  The tramuntana mountains provide an excellent track for this race and a dramatic backdrop for spectators.  It is a must for all classic car enthusiasts.

Easter week, Semana Santa 9th – 16th Holy week begins on Sunday 9th April this year.

Princess Sofia Trophy – ISAF Sailing World Cup, Balearic Island Yachting Regatta; one of the most important.

Pollenca Wine Fair – This annual event is usually held on the third weekend in April. It is free to get in and a great way to sample a host of different wines from Mallorca and the other Balearic Islands.

Fiesta de Nostra Senyora de la Victoria – held in Soller and Port de Soller around the second Sunday of May.  A great mock battle is staged to mark the raid by the Moorish pirates.  There are street parties and fireworks. It is a great historical day out.
Cala d’Or International Jazz Festival – held mid June every year. This famous festival offers lovers of jazz and the blues a week of entertainment.  Featuring bands from all over the world, this pretty coastal village comes alive with dance and music.

The Superyacht Cup – Palma is a magnificent backdrop for this International 4 day Superyacht regatta.  Attracting some of the most prestigious sailing yachts in the world, it is a spectacular event.

Sa Calobra and the Torrent de Pareis Concert – This unique annual concert with the natural acoustics of this impressive canyon is an unforgettable musical event.  The date varies each year.

Dia de la Virgen de Carmen – July 16th.  Attractive maritime processions can be enjoyed on this day in the important ports of the Balearic Islands.
Kings Cup Regatta – Palma  This Regatta is held during the first week in August under the patronage of King Felipe VI.  It attracts many entrants and is a very well known international yachting regatta.  
Fiesta des VermarGrape Harvest held around the last Sunday in September in Binissalem.  It is a super day out if you appreciate and enjoy the local wine.  You can tread grapes, taste wine, enjoy an enormous Paella, dance to live music and then take part in a traditional village grape fight.
Fiesta de las Virgenes – October 21st, held in Palma and most of the villages over the island, young people sing and dance celebrating the old tradition of eating freshly made “buñuelos” (like doughnuts) and drinking sweet wine.

Fiesta de Butifarro – If you love eating sausages then this event is for you.  Held on the third Sunday of October in the town of San Joan, this event includes eating large amounts of tasty Mallorcan black sausages!

Mushroom Fair – Mancor de Valle, celebrates around the last weekend in November a mushroom fair dedicated to the tasty forest mushroom “esclatasang”.  In the daytime you can feast on delicious fare and in the evening enjoy bonfires and fireworks.

Dijous Bo – INCA.  This Agricultural feast is held on the third Thursday of November every year in Inca.  The town fills with stalls, selling local, artisanal, and all types of different products.  A great opportunity for those buying christmas gifts.

Noche Buena – December 24th.   Celebrations of midnight mass with the singing of “La Sibila” – a medieval traditional Christmas chant sung in churches all over the island.

Christmas Markets – A whole host of delights go on sale throughout the squares of Palma during the month of December and the Christmas lights give the city a very festive feel. It is a wonderful time to visit the city.