Contrary to what you might think, Mallorca in winter offers a long list of activities and events that you can enjoy during the coldest months of the year. There are options for all tastes and ages, from outdoor activities to cultural and leisure events.
Considering that there are around 70 wineries in Mallorca, we can say with certainty that there is a wide variety of local wines to discover on the island. We suggest you spend a winter day touring the Binissalem DO wine route. You can find an online guide and download it: it lists a dozen wineries that you can visit one after the other, as well as various information about the wines, cities and towns along the route.
In addition to wine tasting, the Mallorca wine tour also includes visits to wineries and vineyards, where you can learn about the wine production process and learn more about the history and culture of wine on the island. This is a perfect activity to enjoy as a couple or with friends on a cold and rainy day.
Mallorca is a perfect destination for lovers of gourmet gastronomy. With markets brimming with delicatessens and fresh produce, and restaurants offering top-quality cuisine, there are many ways to enjoy the flavors of the island. If you love to cook, follow in the footsteps of Maria Salinas and source the best ingredients directly from the farmers through the Venda Directa program. You can also choose to enjoy the magnificent preparations of experts in one of the best restaurants on the island or take a food tour to try a wide variety of local dishes.
To immerse yourself in the culture of Mallorca, there is nothing better than visiting its museums and galleries. You will find museums of all kinds scattered around the island and a wide variety of galleries in Palma. The Museum of Footwear and Leather in Inca has recently opened its doors, you will be surprised with everything you will learn about the shoe manufacturing process in this cultural center! After visiting this museum, called "Museu del Calçat i la Pell", you will not be able to resist the temptation of shopping in the leather goods outlets that you will find in Inca.
Are you looking for a place to relax and take care of yourself during the winter in Mallorca? The island has a large selection of luxury spas that are open during this season. Some of the best spas include the Beauty Lounge Son Net, Ca Sa Galesa Wellness Spacio, Bahari Beauty & Spa (at Lindner Golf & Wellness Resort), Cap Vermell Grand Hotel, Steigenberger Golf & Spa Resort, Castillo Hotel Son Vida and Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel. If you prefer something more intimate, the Sant Francesc Hotel Singular offers beauty and wellness treatments with Anne Semonin products.
On Sunday mornings, don't miss the Consell market with more than 300 second-hand stalls, Mallorcan crafts and antiques. If you're looking for real bargains, get there early for more options. In addition, Mallorca has a wide selection of hotels open in winter, which is perfect for weekend getaways and a change of scenery if you live on the island. Palma also has a wide range of interesting hotels for those who want to escape from the daily grind.
Palma Aquarium is a place that offers the opportunity to forget about the weather and focus on discovering marine wonders. This aquarium has the deepest shark tank in Europe: the Big Blue. Apart from being a tourist attraction, Palma Aquarium is also an important center for the conservation of species and from time to time it organizes special events that are worth visiting. Check the offers for residents and special winter prices.
Hire a jeep tour with your friends and drive around Puig Major, take the winding road to Sa Calobra or go up to Randa for stunning views of the whole island. This is a great way for experienced drivers to venture onto the island's endless unpaved roads, and much more fun in winter when there is much less traffic.
Hot chocolate is one of the typical Spanish drinks and is usually served with churros. During the winter, it is even more pleasant to enjoy a good hot chocolate with churros or one of the typical delicacies of the island. You can choose a "cuarto" in the 18th century café, Ca'n Joan de S'Aigo, or a "coca de patata" in the emblematic Ca'n Molinas, which has been in Valldemossa since 1920.
If you are interested in history and want to enjoy the natural beauty of Mallorca, a trip to Castell d'Alaró is an excellent option. This 15th-century castle is situated on top of a mountain, offering stunning views of the island on clear days. You can get there on foot from Alaró and Orient or park your car near Es Verger and go up from there. After exploring the castle, take the opportunity to try the delicious roast lamb at the Es Verger restaurant. Don't forget to reserve your table in advance as it is a very popular place all year long!
If you are looking for something to do on a winter morning, why not try one of Mallorca's local markets? The Mercat de l'Olivar and the Mercat de Santa Catalina are two excellent options, offering a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, meat and fresh fish. Additionally, both markets feature the option to eat on-site, with options ranging from Spanish tapas to oysters and sushi. Enjoy the vibrant and authentic atmosphere of these markets and soak up the local culture.
Mallorca is known for its many festivals and events throughout the year, and winter is no exception. In January, the festivals of Sant Antoni (January 16 and 17 throughout the island) and Sant Sebastià (January 15 to 23 in Palma) are held, while in February the Fira de S'Ametler is held in Son Servera and the Sa Rua Carnival at the end of February. Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and celebrate with the people of Mallorca.
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