Majorca travel guide

Weather and climate

On your Majorca holiday, you can enjoy pleasant weather whenever you choose to visit. If you’re taking the kids in the summer holidays, you’ll enjoy some of the best weather throughout the year with highs of 30°C. Temperatures begin to drop as summer ends, but this may be the perfect time to visit if you prefer the weather a bit cooler and the resorts less busy. Even with autumn on the horizon, you can still expect warm, blue sea, soft sand and plenty of sun.

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Majorca is best for

Scenery lovers: Hire a car to enjoy the scenic drive from Andratx to Sóller, with lots of vantage points along the way.

Families: Katmandu Park has lots for families to do. Explore everything from zip lines for teens to soft play for toddlers.

Foodies: For stunning views and fresh catches, head to Port de Pollenca for some of the best seafood on the island. 

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken is Spanish.

Currency: The currency is Euro (€).

Local time: Majorca is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Palma Airport. Transfers to Magaluf and Palma Nova take 1 hour, to Cala D'Or, Sa Coma, Santa Ponsa and Alcudia it's 1.5 hours, while it's 1 hour and 45 minutes to Cala Bona and Cala Millor. 

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Majorca is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at http://www.illesbalears.travel/.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Majorca.

Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction. For further information please click here

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Getting around

By taxi: Taxis are the easiest way to get from A to B in Majorca if you don’t have car hire. You can either hail one from the street or call a firm, both of which will charge you on a meter.

Hire a car: Explore however you like on your holiday to Majorca. Hire a car to discover places that interest you all over the island, like the Formentor Lightouse and Lluc monastery.

Events

For early-birds: If you’re looking for a holiday earlier in the year, the tourist hotspot opens around Easter time.

Summer: A summer is a haven for holiday-makers, especially Magaluf which is particularly popular with young people.

Majorca Rocks: For a hotel and club under one roof, Majorca Rocks hosts some of the biggest DJs and artists from across the world. 

Top tip: Pick up a copy of the Majorca Daily Bulletin from a newsagent to keep up with all the news back home. It’s the only daily English language newspaper in Spain.

Safety and Security

For up to date advice on travelling to Majorca, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/safety-and-security