Weather Averages for Majorca in December
Averages for Majorca in December
December is a very cool time to visit Majorca, Balearic Islands, when the average temperature is just 11°C, created by highs of around 16°C and lows of 6°C. The nights can get very chilly, so make sure you pack plenty of warm clothes if you plan on going out on an evening. With only two hours of sunshine each day, around 12 rainy days throughout the month and an average sea temperature of 7°C, it’s unlikely you’ll spend days lounging at the beach.
Dates for the diary
Throughout December Christmas markets are held in Majorca’s capital, Palma, packed with stalls laden with winter-themed handicrafts, food and drinks. There is a huge choice of religious trinkets and Christmas gifts available to buy, which make ideal souvenirs or presents for friends and family back home.
On December 31st, the whole of the island celebrates New Year’s Eve with loads firework displays and parties. Many villages and resorts also hold shows, music concerts and dances. As well as kiosks selling all sorts of Majorcan food and drink, there will be stalls where you can buy small packets of grapes. Throughout Spain, it’s traditional to eat a grape for every chime of the clock when it strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Things to do
Golfers won’t want to miss the chance to visit Alcanada Golf in Alcudia if the weather is fine. This course boasts fantastic sea views and has been given the title of “Best Course in Europe” by the Golf Journal magazine. As well as the 18-hole course, Alcanada Golf also features a driving range, short game area, golf academy, flight scope system and video room for golfers to enjoy. There are many trainers and experts on hand to give you tips and advice to improve your game.
If you want to explore the island, why not sign up for a Segway excursion with Segpark? Based in Cala Ratjada, this company offers a top selection of itineraries, with something to suit everyone. Your adventure will begin with a practise session so you feel comfortable handling the Segway before you head out. One of the most popular excursions is the coastal tour which includes a short ride through the forest. Almost all trips last for approximately 90 minutes and are suitable for the whole family to enjoy.
Hit the beach
Named so because of the many palm trees in the area, the beach at Cala Pi offers soft white sand and gentle, shallow waters, making it a favourite amongst families with young children. Although there are no water sports offered at the beach, the clear ocean provides the ideal conditions for snorkelling and diving. Facilities include sun loungers, parasols, toilets and a beach bar which serves food and drink throughout the day.
Close to the southern tip of Majorca, Es Port beach is one of the most popular beaches in the area. With soft white sand and clear, shallow water, this bay is ideal for children who have plenty of space to play in. Facilities are numerous and include sun loungers, parasols, parking and many bars and restaurants in the area. Small motor boats and pedaloes are also available to hire for those who want to explore the shoreline.
Where to eat & drink
With so many great restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out in Majorca. Can Cera Gastro Bar is one of the most popular restaurants in Palma and is where you’ll find traditional Majorcan dishes made with only the freshest local ingredients. As well as an extensive a la carte menu, there is also a tasting menu on offer, for those who don’t want to settle for just one dish.
If you’re in the mood to try tapas, visit Restaurant Diferent in Cala d'Or. Here you’ll find a menu with a huge selection of freshly prepared tapas and many other traditional Spanish dishes. If you arrive on an empty stomach, you can take advantage of the unlimited tapas deal which allows you to enjoy as many dishes as you wish for one set price.
Head to City Lights Music Bar on the famous Magaluf strip for the chance to be the star of the evening. Open from noon until 4am, this popular bar holds a nightly karaoke session, with a massive collection of over 100,000 songs. If you do have a go at singing, you’ll get to enjoy a free shot at the bar afterwards.
For something more relaxing, visit the Mar y Mar Beach Club in Playa de Muro. Here you can browse the extensive cocktail list whilst you relax on the comfy lounge furniture. Due to its harbour front location, this bar gets very popular on an early evening, when people stop by to enjoy a drink whilst the sun sets.
Where to stay
When it comes to accommodation, the Plazamar Apartments in Santa Ponsa are perfect for couples and families looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Majorca. Found close to the beach, this hotel offers studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, all of which come with fully-equipped kitchenettes or kitchens. Facilities are numerous and include swimming pools, entertainment, restaurant, kids’ club and organised poolside games.
If you’re on a tight budget, the Hotel Golf Beach in Santa Ponsa might be just what you’re looking for. Close to the Bendinat, Andratx and Son Vida golf courses, this low-cost hotel features a handful of services and amenities, including car rental, excursion booking, swimming pool, bar-restaurant, 24-hour reception, and airport transfers.
There are several boutique hotels in Majorca and Hotel Zhero in Cas Catala is certainly one of the best. Each of the rooms here have been decorated by a top-end interior designer and come with balcony or terrace, air conditioning, flat screen TV and WiFi. Every Sunday the hotel hosts a BBQ and every Thursday there is a pool party.
Sentido Cala Viñas in Cala Viñas is perfect for couples interested in a romantic retreat. Just a stone’s throw away from the beach, this complex features a gym, bars, restaurants, WiFi and water sports facilities at the nearby beach. There is also a wellness centre onsite, complete with ice fountain, showers, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna and water jets.
Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Majorca should consider the Hotel Bahia in Paguera. There is a small selection of accommodation available, including spacious single and double rooms. Surrounded by gardens and trees, there is plenty to see and do in the area, including cycling and water sports at the nearby beach, all of which can be arranged at reception.