Weather Averages for Majorca in May
Averages for Majorca in May
May is a very pleasant time to visit Majorca, Balearic Islands, when average temperature is a warm 17°C. At this time of the year, highs of up to 23°C during the warmest part of the day are common, cooling down to 10°C after dark. During this month, there is an average of eight hours of sunshine each day and the sea temperature is a cool 8°C. With around seven rainy days during the month, there is a chance that you’ll experience a shower or two during your stay.
The Mondrago Natural Park is a great place for the whole family to spend the day. Located on the south east coast close to Santanyi, this area is full of white sand beaches where you can soak up the sun and enjoy a dip in the sea. There is also an information centre open from 9am until 4pm where you can find out information about the park and the migratory birds which pass through.
Railway enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Ferrocarril de Soller. Known as one of the “great little railway journeys of the world”, this train begins at the terminal close to the Plaza de España in Palma and travels to Soller. On this journey you pass by many orange groves, olive groves and remote farmhouses. The whole trip takes around an hour and is a great way to unwind whatever the weather.
On the second Sunday of May, Moros I Cristians is celebrated in Soller. This event sees a mock battle take place between the invading Moorish pirates and the defending Christian villagers. One of the most highly-anticipated events of the year, this re-enactment includes fireworks, people dressed up in costumes and street parties which begin in the afternoon and don’t end until the next morning.
On the third weekend of the month, a fantastic medieval fair is held in Capdepera. Suitable for the whole family to enjoy, this celebration gives you the opportunity to travel back in time and explore markets and fairs like the ones which they would have had in medieval times. Almost everyone will be dressed up in realistic costumes and there will be plenty of music and dancing alongside stalls laden with food, drinks, trinkets, arts and crafts, as well as many street entertainers.
If you’re searching for a secluded beach to spend the day, Cala Mondrago might be just the place. Lined by two large cliffs, this beach has calm, clear waters which create the ideal conditions for swimming and snorkelling. Facilities are extensive and include a bar/restaurant, sun loungers, shades, pedalo hire and free parking nearby.
Although Majorca isn’t known for its surfing opportunities, Cala Mesquida is a top location to ride some waves. This Blue Flag beach is unprotected from the wind, which makes it ideal for surfing and similar water sports, like kitesurfing and body boarding. Here you’ll find a handful of facilities, such as sun loungers, parasols and pedaloes, with a selection of restaurants and bars in the local area.
Es Pati is a popular restaurant found in the north east of Majorca in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar. The menu changes regularly, so there will always be something new for you to try. Most people travel to the restaurant to sample the five-course surprise menu, which leaves you guessing what you’ve ordered until it arrives on your plate.
Boston O’Brady’s in Santa Ponsa is another top choice when it comes to dining out in Majorca. This restaurant serves massive portions and is great value for money, making it ideal for those on a budget break. The staff here are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have a great evening.
Ruby Tuesday’s in Palma Nova is a top choice for couples and families looking for a bit of evening entertainment during their holiday. Located on the coast, this bar offers loads for the whole family to enjoy, including activities such as bingo, games, quizzes and karaoke. There is also a great line up of live acts every night, to keep the whole family smiling.
If you want to keep up with the latest sport during your stay, make sure you visit Lineker’s in Alcudia, where you’ll find almost every game and match shown across 22 large screens and a huge projector. Several football matches can be shown at one time, so you’ll never have to miss your favourite team playing. After sunset, Lineker’s drops its sports atmosphere in favour of a nightclub vibe with DJs and dance tunes played until the early morning.
When it comes to self-catering accommodation, Aucanada Club is one of the best hotels in Alcudia. Made up of 62 apartments and 11 villas, each unit comes equipped with two bedrooms, terrace or balcony, laundry room and kitchen complete with everything you’ll need to cook your own meals. There are loads of amenities available, such as mini market, gym, swimming pools and Jacuzzi.
If you’re looking for a spa break, it doesn’t get much better than Hotel Illa d'Or in Puerto Pollensa. Here you can choose between individual, standard and double rooms, as well as a selection of suites. Facilities are numerous and include WiFi access, bar, restaurant, sports facilities and spa with massage and treatment services.
Inturotel Cala Esmeralda in Cala d'Or is perfect for couples wanting a romantic escape. This adults only hotel features swimming pools, wellness centre, beach bar and organised entertainment throughout the day. There are loads of sporting activities available in the immediate area, such as sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, hiking, running, golf and tennis.
Families and couples searching for holiday accommodation in Majorca should take a look at Valentin Puerto Azul Aparthotel in Puerto Pollensa. Very close to the beach and the centre of the resort, this hotel offers many facilities for everyone to enjoy, including WiFi, swimming pools, children’s activities and adults’ entertainment.
Protur Vista Badia Aparthotel in Sa Coma is another top pick when it comes to accommodation in Majorca. This four-star hotel features one-bedroom apartments and studios, each of which comes complete with full bathroom, air conditioning, heating, balcony, plasma TV, phone and kitchen. There are many facilities available to guests, such as WiFi, gym, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, pool bar, restaurants, sauna and children’s club.