Young Travelers in Majorca

The island of Majorca, also known as Mallorca, is part of the Balearic Islands and flies the Spanish flag. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, the island is a wonderful spot to visit year-round and is a haven for wind surfers, bicyclists, and most importantly, those looking to have a good time.

Gorgeous views around MajorcaGorgeous views around Majorca

Majorca is becoming increasingly popular with the younger crowd, especially during the summer months. It is during this time of the year temperatures climb to an average high between 27°C and 30°C (81°-86°F) and rain is virtually nonexistent – perfect for days spent sunbathing by the pool. Additionally, water temperatures during the same time period are between 21°-26°C (70°-79°F) allowing vacationers to surf, scuba and snorkel with ease.

Of course, many people want to hit the beach and that is entirely possible on this island. Majorca is home to numerous great spots to catch some rays or enjoy the watersports offered throughout the region. Playa del Arena is one of the more popular beaches. It is ideal for swimming, but part of the water is also reserved for those who want to surf. Beachgoers can also enjoy the nearby yacht club and numerous nearby restaurants. Visitors may also rent umbrellas and water sport equipment. With days in the summer months getting 12 to 13 hours of sunshine each day, there is plenty of time to hit the beach.

Kite Surfer In MajorcaKite Surfer In Majorca

Another great spot to get some rays and enjoy scuba diving is Cala Pi Beach. Thanks to its crystal clear waters, divers will get to enjoy the diversity of animal life below the surface. This region is also great for golfers and sailors. This particular area is also one of the most picturesque on the island if a bit of appreciation of the region’s natural beauty is also on your agenda.

There are also plenty of other activities for the more adventurous to participate in. Companies such as Experience Mallorca offer numerous tours for those who are not of the faint of heart. Visitors can choose from such action packed adventures such as caving, canoeing, climbing, adventure trekking, cliff diving and more. No experience is required and these trips will make a vacation to remember.

For those who are traveling on a budget, there is no shortage of great hotels to book a room without breaking the bank. BQ Apolo Hotel was completely renovated in 2013 and is located in a prime location just 150 meters away from Can Pastilla Beach. The hotel has a total of 144 rooms that include a terrace or balcony, air conditioning and heating, bathroom, telephone and Wi-Fi.

TRH Jardin del Mar is a three-star hotel that offers guests plenty of amenities for a good price. The hotel features a swimming pool, restaurant, bar café, breakfast buffet, gym and more. This hotel gives guests a five-star experience without the five-star price.

Of course, younger travelers often want to have a good time once the sun goes down and the good news is that there is a plethora of nighttime activities on the island! One of the best place to be for nightlife is in the capital city of Palma and one of the best spots in the city and island is Pascha. This world famous nightspot is built into the side of a cliff allowing guests fantastic views while dancing the night away.

Tito’s is another happening nightclub that draws an international crowd. Complete with panoramic views of the sea, Tito’s features dancers, DJs, live music and even circus acts. Those looking for an all-night party can’t go wrong with either of these choices. Of course, Magaluf is perhaps one of the most obvious spots for the 18-35 crowd to get cheap drinks and dance the night away along the strip! BCM is the biggest club located on the island and stays open until the early hours of the morning, pumping music, dancers, drinks and occasionally foam parties!

Before visitors head out for a night on the town, it is important to get a good meal to eat. Luckily, the region has plenty of great, budget friendly spots to fill up anyone’s stomach. The Room Palma serves three course lunches for a small price that also includes a drink. Located just around the corner is Bunker. Open only for dinner, diners can enjoy high-class fare for only a few Euros. The open concept also allows guests to watch the cooks in the kitchen preparing the meals.

Americans looking for a little touch of home will enjoy Diner Palma. Complete with red vinyl booths and vintage signs, this restaurant offers some of the best hamburgers on the island. A favorite of local and tourists, this is one spot to fill up before or after a great night out.

And while the region is typically very safe, it always pays to be aware while on holiday. Visitors should be certain to keep cash in more than one location in case of emergency and to keep the address of their hotel on them at all times. Finally, during the hot daytime weather always wear sun-lotion, take breaks in the shade and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

With a little common sense though, anyone can have a wonderful vacation on Majorca. There are tons of activities on land and on the water to satisfy even the most adventurous spirit. Thanks to plenty of budget friendly hotels and restaurants, as well as lively bars and nightclubs, a vacation to the area can be the trip of a lifetime without needing to break the bank!

Micro Climates in Majorca

When you think of Majorca, you probably picture sandy beaches, blue waters, or culture in the capital of Palma and perhaps even lively bars and nightlife in some of the bigger resorts like Magaluf. But Majorca is a very diverse island and its changing landscapes and topography create many microclimates perfect for all kinds of different travelers – Sarah Black explains more.

Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. Also known as Mallorca, the island packs a lot of history and modern adventure for the savvy traveler. With a little something for everyone, there is a lot to like about the island.

Beautiful sea and sand of Majorca
Beautiful sea and sand of Majorca

A travel hot spot for a number of years, Majorca has plenty in the way of amenities both for the student traveler and those looking at five-star resorts. The island is not only popular with those who are just want rest and relaxation, but also for those looking for specific adventures such as bicycling or scuba diving.

Thanks to a pleasant climate year-round and fairly low rain chances, Majorca is a destination that can be enjoyed any month of the year. The locals take advantage of this opportunity and hold festivals throughout the year that are also a welcome treat for any tourist. Carnival is always a popular time to visit the region and can be in February or March depending on the date of Easter. The locals celebrate this time before Lent with fancy dresses, bonfires and floats. One of the more popular events takes place in August. Located in the Bay of Palma, a yearly regatta attracts some of the best yachtsmen from around the world.

The location of the island in the Mediterranean Sea can create a “Mediterranean front” of its own weather. As it does so, the northern part of the island is battered by high winds that not only make it good for sailing, but also great for wind surfing. Conditions will be the worse here in the winter months than in the southern part, as stronger fronts prevail and the winds can make conditions dangerous.

Landscape of Tramuntana Mountain Range in Majorca
Landscape of Tramuntana Mountain Range in Majorca

Not only does the geographic location play a role in the weather of Majorca, but the topography does as well. For a small island, there are numerous microclimates that can create their own conditions independent of the overall weather. One reason for the microclimates is the Tramuntana Mountain Range. These mountains act as a barrier for clouds and rain. As a result, the windward side is generally pelted with rain and even snow, but the leeward side is warm and dry. Therefore, the valleys are generally warmer and drier, but can also come under the influence of the nearby sea. For visitors traveling to the region, it is important to consult an extended forecast before leaving home.

Thanks to the mountainous regions of the island, it is has become a favorite training spot for bicyclists from around the world. The challenging topography attracts not only recreational cyclists, but also those who are members of some of the best professional teams. There are numerous companies such as Trek Travel that offer a wide variety of tours to those who want to tour the island on two wheels. With trips as long as 7 days, participants can experience anything from heat to driving rain.

The best time to experience dry conditions is in June, July and August where the average rain days are only one or two per month and rainfall amounts are between 6 and 22mm. Summer months also see 12 to 13 hours of sunshine each day for training as compared to 6 to 7 hours in the winter months.

The island adventure continues beneath the land as well as above it. The rich history of this land has been forming for millennia and continues to this day. Nature has played one of its biggest roles with the formation of the Dragon Caves. Extending almost 1200 meters, these caves are one of the most popular spots on the island and a great place to hear one of the most unique concerts ever.

Back outside, there are also numerous watersports to take advantage of while visiting the island. Companies such as Water Sports Mallorca are here to teach vacationers the finer points of surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing and much more. With water temperatures between 21° and 26°C (70°F-79°F) from June to August, this is the time to hit the water. Water temperatures are much cooler in the winter months and less perfect to enjoy these types of activities. Additionally, afternoon air temperatures will warm from 15° to 17°C (59°-63°F) in the winter to 27°C to 30°C (66°-73°F) by the summer.

The island of Majorca has numerous different climates depending on where you are and the time of the year. However, this makes the island unique and with varied conditions, there is something for everyone to like. An outdoor lover’s dream, Majorca is a great place to visit and enjoy any time of the year.

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