Although most people may not be aware of it, an increasing number of travellers enjoy the huge attractions of Mallorca in spring, autumn or winter. Here is an outline of the things you can discover on the island.
When clouds cover everything in the rest of Europe, here the sun shines on most days. It is the perfect time for discovering Mallorca's impressive cuisine. It is a time for inland villages, golf, the Serra de Tramuntana, Palma and much more.
From January to February the island is decked out in almond blossoms that attract numerous visitors. The wineries where the reputed Mallorcan wine is produced organise delicious tasting sessions, in the "tafonas" olives are pressed to make oil - gastronomy's gold.
In January the fiestas for "Sant Antoni" are unique in the whole world, with ancient dances and music and the "dimoni" (demon) and fire as the main stars. Nights of magic and mystery.
Thousands of cycling tourists come here from all over Europe. In April the festive calendar takes off with delicious markets that fill up the villages of Mallorca with colour and joy.
In April and May, thousands of migratory birds arrive and with them birdwatchers, who should not miss areas like Cap de Salines in Santanyí, Salobrar de Campos or Cap Blanc in Llucmajor and s'Albufera de Alcúdia.
In spring, hikers come into their own: excursions that combine sea and mountains will leave you gaping in awe at the landscapes the island reserves for users of trekking boots.
The most magical, and for many the best time for visiting the island. You will find a colourful, green Mallorca, with an explosion of flowers that floods everything. So much so that the word autumn is not used on the island, but the expression "primavera de l'hivern" (meaning the spring of winter). Once again, thousands of birds leave Europe to migrate to Africa and they must necessarily stop in Mallorca to the delight of birdwatchers.
The mild temperatures help along the season of agricultural fairs, the "Feria del Pebre Bord" (hot pepper fair) in Felanitx reminds us that pig slaughtering season is near, when the spectacular "sobrassada" (typical Mallorcan potted meat) is prepared.