Weather Averages for Majorca in October
Averages for Majorca in October
The temperature continues to drop in Majorca, Balearic Islands in October, when the summer season is well and truly over. At this time of the year, the average temperature is 19°C, made up of highs of 24°C during the day and lows of 13°C after sunset. With around 70mm of rain over 11 days, October is the dampest month of the year and only has an average of three hours of sunshine each day and an average sea temperature of 10°C.
Nature lovers won’t want to miss the chance to visit the S’Albufera Wetlands. Here you can see hundreds of birds which flock from all over Majorca, making it a top site for birdwatchers. As well as the wildlife, this park also features a huge number of plants and flowers that you won’t find anywhere else in the Balearic Islands. There are many walking and cycle trails to follow which will take you past the most interesting parts of the wetlands.
The Coves de Campanet in Alcudia is another popular attraction to visit. You can take a 40-minute tour around the site – which covers approximately 3,200m2 – to see the various pathways, chambers and pools. The caves are renowned for the fossilised remains and the richness of calcareous deposits which take the form of stalactites and stalagmites, so don’t forget to take your camera with you – you’ll be surrounded by photo opportunities at every turn.
On the first Sunday of October, the Fiesta Torrada d’es Borifarro is held in Sant Joan. This festival is a must for foodies and sausage lovers because it is dedicated to traditional Majorcan delicacies and local black pudding, in particular. Make sure you go on an empty stomach because there will be plenty opportunities to sample all sorts of delicious treats.
The Inca Agricultural Fair takes place over the third and the final weekend in October in Inca. Great fun for the whole family, this fair offers loads to see and do, including horse shows, handicraft markets, wine sampling and food tastings. Keep an eye out for posters advertising specific days and times for each activity.
If you want to have a go at diving, head to the beach at Cala Bona and pop into the Albatros Diving centre. The rocky sea bed surrounding this sandy bay makes for fantastic diving opportunities, where you’ll have the chance to spot many different tropical fish. If you’re not in the mood for diving, you can soak up the sun on the beach if you get some pleasant weather. There are many facilities to enjoy, such as sun loungers, parasols, toilets, showers and lifeguards.
The beach at Canyamel is another great place to spend a few hours. Surrounded by mountains and pine forests, this Blue Flag beach has golden sand, clear waters and a wealth of facilities, including sun beds, shades, toilets, showers and lifeguards. There is also a handful of water sports available, such as pedalo hire, sailing, surfing and diving. Two cafes are found very close to the beach, providing the ideal places for a spot of lunch or something to drink.
Sa Romana is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Alcudia. With a great selection of hot and cold starters; fish, seafood, red meat and poultry mains; and homemade desserts, there is bound to be something to suit even the fussiest eater. There is also a children’s play ground on site to keep the little ones happy.
Stanley’s Tea Room in Cala Bona is a great place to go for fresh sandwiches and homemade cakes. If you’re in the mood for a leisurely lunch, opt for the afternoon tea and you’ll be presented with a three tiered cake stand laden with sandwiches, crisps, scones, cup cakes and a pot of tea.
The largest and most popular club in Cala Millor, Palace Q is the place to see and be seen. This nightclub is spread over several levels and sports a smart-casual dress code. There is a great mixture of Spanish and international dance tunes played between 10pm and 6am, when the dance floors are buzzing with a lively atmosphere.
Soho Urban Vintage Bar in Palma is popular with those who like to party. The friendly, relaxed atmosphere and 70s-style décor makes it a hit with those who want something a bit more chilled out than Majorca’s usual clubs. Here the music is more of a cheesy 70s-80s scene than the latest techno beats and it closes early in comparison, at 2am.
When it comes to accommodation in Majorca, Hotel Juma in Pollensa is ideal for couples and families. This recently-refurbished hotel offers a small number of rooms, all of which come complete with satellite TV, air conditioning, free WiFi and complimentary breakfast. Services are limited to car and bike rental, airport transfer and information about the surrounding area.
Viva Palmanova in Calvia is perfect for those who want to be close to the beach during their holiday. Here you’ll find a world of facilities, including swimming pools, children’s water playground, sun terrace, sauna, gym, Jacuzzi, several restaurants and WiFi.
Flamenco Hotel in Cala Millor is another popular choice for families and couples looking for accommodation in Majorca. This four-star hotel offers comfortable rooms and a great selection of services and amenities, including buffet restaurant, swimming pools, spa, Jacuzzi, car hire and free WiFi.
Iberostar Alcudia Park in Playa de Muro is ideal for families and couples looking for an all-inclusive getaway. Accommodation comes in the form of studios and apartments and there is a great selection of amenities and services for everyone to enjoy, including swimming pools, kids’ clubs, playground, spa, WiFi, bars and restaurants.
Hipotels Marfil Playa is one of the most popular hotels in Sa Coma. Here accommodation comes in the form of 162 double rooms, all of which have terrace, bathroom, air conditioning, and flat screen TV. There are many facilities onsite, such as an all-inclusive option, buffet restaurant, sun terrace, swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis and squash courts, entertainment, kids’ club and free WiFi.