Weather Averages for Majorca in November
Averages for Majorca in November
The temperature continues to cool down in November in Majorca, Balearic Islands, when the average temperature is around 14°C. During this time of the year, highs of up to 19°C are common at the warmest part of the day, cooling down to around 8°C after dark. With an average of 12 rainy days throughout the month, it’s likely you’ll get some rain during your stay. Because there are only two hours of sunshine each day and an average sea temperature of around 8°C, it’s a bit too cold to spend a day at the beach in November.
Dates for the diary
On the second weekend in November, Playa de Muro hosts its annual pumpkin fair. Suitable for the whole family to enjoy, this fair is held to celebrate the pumpkin family and incorporates competitions in which the biggest pumpkin is awarded. There is also a great choice of pumpkin-based snacks and treats available throughout many of the bars and restaurants in the area, as well as a small funfair decorated with giant pumpkins which have been shipped over from Spain.
The most important agriculture, livestock and commercial fair in Majorca is held on the second Thursday of November in Inca. On the evening before, the resort comes alive with street parties which go well on into the night. On the main day, there are loads of shows for the whole family to enjoy, as well as music concerts and plenty of opportunities to try the local food and wine.
Things to do
If you’re on holiday with children, a visit to Artestruz Mallorca in Ses Salines is a must, whatever the weather. Here you can join a tour led by a multilingual guide who will tell you all about the park’s animals and the species overall. If you’re feeling brave enough you can hand feed the ostriches or even have a go at riding one. If you’d rather observe from a distance, visit the ostrich nursery where you can see the eggs and watch the young chicks. At the end of the park you’ll find a large gift shop where you can buy a wide selection of leather hand-crafted products.
Golfers will be happy to hear that there is a number of courses throughout Majorca. Vall d’Or Golf is one of the most popular and is suitable for everyone from amateurs to professionals. Located in S’Horta, this 18-hole, par 72 course also offers a club house, bar, restaurant, changing facilities, pro shop, driving range, paddle courts and swimming pool. If you visit in November you will have missed the summer competitions, but you’ll still be in time for the weekly Wednesday tournament which is open to everyone.
Hit the beach
Possibly the most famous beach in the whole of the island, Es Trenc is known as one of the biggest and best unspoilt bays in Majorca. This beach boasts more than 2km of fine golden sand, next to clear waters which provide the ideal conditions for swimming and snorkelling. Es Trenc is one of Majorca’s official naturist beaches and although facilities are very limited, there is a small number of sun loungers and sun shades.
If you prefer pebble beaches to sandy bays, Cala Deia might be the perfect place for you. Although the steep slope makes it difficult to reach the sea, the waters are very gentle and clear, making it a very popular spot for swimmers and snorkelers. Because it’s one of Majorca’s smaller beaches, you won’t find any facilities here, although there are two small restaurants in the area.
Where to eat & drink
When it comes to dining out in Inca, Joan Marc Restaurant is one of the most popular places to go. Here you’ll find a great choice of Mediterranean and local dishes which are served in small portions, allowing guests to try a number of meals each time they visit without feeling over-full. All the desserts are also homemade and there is a takeaway service available in case the restaurant is fully booked.
If you’re looking for some traditional British comfort food, Tom Brown’s in Magaluf is the place to go. Open from early morning until late at night, this restaurant serves full English breakfasts and many other dishes which will remind you of home. There are plenty of toys and games to keep the kids entertained whilst the adults tuck into dishes such as burgers, pastas, steaks and pies.
When it comes to traditional Spanish entertainment, it doesn’t get much better than L’Havanna in Palma. Popular with locals and holidaymakers alike, this Latin American Club offers a top selection of live acts every evening and is the best place to watch the latest Merengue, Caiprhirinhas, Daiquiris and Salsa dancers.
If you’re partial to a cocktail, don’t miss the chance to visit the Daiquiri Palace in Magaluf. Located very close to the beach, this bar offers a huge number of daiquiri cocktails made with only the best alcohol, fresh fruit and ice. If you don’t fancy an alcoholic drink, check out the smoothie bar for a great selection of healthy drinks made with fresh, local ingredients.
Where to stay
Families and couples looking for self-catering accommodation in Majorca should consider Club Martha's Aparthotel in Cala D’Or. This four-star hotel offers 213 apartments and 66 studios, all of which come with fully-equipped kitchenettes. There are many facilities available onsite, including WiFi, parking, tennis courts, swimming pool, bar, restaurant and entertainment.
If you prefer all-inclusive holidays, take a look at Hotel Globales America in Calas de Majorca. Just a short walk away from the beach, this hotel offers a wealth of amenities and services, such as sports facilities, swimming pools, WiFi, 24-hour reception and private parking, as well as several bars and restaurants.
Viva Sunrise in Alcudia is located ideally for families and couples who want to be close to the beach. This award-winning hotel offers a number of studios and apartments, as well as a wealth of facilities for guests to enjoy, including WiFi, swimming pools, kids’ club, sports facilities, supermarket, entertainment and restaurants.
When it comes to accommodation in the island’s capital, Almudaina Hotel in Palma is one of the best. This recently-renovated hotel is only a short distance away from the promenade, shopping district, old quarter and cathedral, making it a great base for exploring. There are many amenities on offer, such as free WiFi, laundry services, solarium, terrace, lounge bar and 24-hour reception.
Golfers who want to be close to the course should take a look at the Delta Mallorca Hotel Resort in Puig de Ros. Just a stone’s throw away from the Golf Maioris golf course, this hotel offers discounted green fees, as well as sports facilities, swimming pools, children’s playground, kids’ club, WiFi, snack bar and restaurant.