What's the weather like in Majorca in December?
It can be warm in Majorca, the Balearic Islands in December, with an average daily temperature of 11°C, reaching 17°C at the warmest part of the day. But with lows of 10°C at night you'll need to pack a warmer layer or two.
Is Majorca Warm At Christmas?
The weather is warm but not particularly hot at Christmas in Majorca. With an average of six hours of sunshine around Christmas, you'll see plenty more sunshine than you would in the UK at the same time of year. The past three Christmases reached an average daily temperature of 12°C but they have all been sunny and warmed up to around 17°C in the middle of the day.
December 2019 Was The Warmest Since 1965
The average temperature for the whole country in December 2019 was 9.9°C. The normal average for a December is 8°C. It was, therefore, the fourth warmest December since 1965 and the third warmest this century. Average rainfall that was 37% higher than normal (112 litres per square metre) made last month the third wettest December this century..
Is The Sea Warm In December?
With an average of 48mm of rain, falling over seven days in December, you might see a few showers on your trip. And with the sea temperature around 17°C in December, you'll notice people enjoying a refreshing December swim!
Majorca Hotels in December
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.
Hotel Golf Beach
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 Vinas
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.
Majorca Beach for December
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.
Bars and Restaurants
Can Cera Gastro Bar
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.
City Lights Music Bar
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.
Mar y Mar Beach Club
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.
Things to do in Majorca in December
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.