There is no greater pleasure than to indulge yourself from time to time, especially when it comes in the form of an escape to the largest of the Balearic Islands. Besides, spring is the ideal time to do so.
To begin with, you can take advantage of the start of the good weather to enjoy less busy beaches and forget about queues completely, especially if you book a rental car at Mallorca airport.
Whether you are planning to take advantage of your Easter holidays or break the monotony with a quick visit, you should know that there are many things to do in Mallorca in spring. Do you want to know all the details? Don’t miss this post.
Take a bike ride
There is no doubt that spring is the best season for cyclists in Mallorca. The moderate temperature and the beginning of longer days make many lovers of this sport come to the island to do a take bike tour of Mallorca. There are many marked trails around the coast, although for the more experienced, there is no doubt that their goal is to be able to cycle around the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. The incredible landscape offered by the route in combination with the winding roads that extend over 112 kilometers, are without doubt a unique experience for lovers of this sport, isn’t it?
Enjoy Easter in Mallorca
If you decide to spend Easter on the largest of the Balearic Islands and want to experience these dates in the most traditional way, you can’t miss some of the most popular processions on the island. To start with, Maundy Thursday is the ideal day to visit Palma de Mallorca, as it is the day of the so-called Processó de la Sang, or procession of the Holy Christ of the Blood, which has been celebrated since the 15th century. As this is the main event during Easter in Palma, many brotherhoods join in to walk a figure of Christ through the main streets of the city, starting at the Church of the Annunciation and ending at the Cathedral of Mallorca. The large wooden figure is accompanied by the confraternities and believers as well as drums and music throughout the route.
Also in Palma, the Via Crucis is celebrated every Good Friday. In this celebration, a group of artists will recreate the passion of Christ, with music written for the occasion that is performed live. This performance usually takes place on the steps of the city’s cathedral, unless the rain prevents it, in which case the performance is moved to the church of Sant Felip Neri.
Live Sant Jordi in Mallorca
April 23rd is Saint George’s Day, a very important date in Catalan-speaking areas. Although it is celebrated with more fervor in Catalonia, as it is the patron saint of this land, in Mallorca they also celebrate it with a tradition that has long been the main attraction on this day. Flowers and books will fill the streets with life to continue the tradition that says that men should give a rose to women, while women should give them a book, all in commemoration of the legend of Saint George.
Surprise yourself with the H.R.H. Princess Sofia trophy
There is no doubt that spring is an excellent season for sports in Mallorca. Thus, every year since 1968 the S.A.R Princesa Sofía Trophy has been held, a sailing competition in which dinghies compete to win this coveted prize. Follow the best Olympic sailing crews at the Real Club Náutico de Palma and rub shoulders with the best sportsmen and women in this discipline if you want to take advantage of your holidays in Mallorca to enjoy a unique experience.
Mingle with the locals in Es Firó
If you’ve decided to drive around the island with a rental car in Mallorca, you’re in luck. Why? Because spring brings with it many traditional festivals in many of its villages. This is the case of Es Firó, celebrated in Sóller every May. It is a festival that commemorates the victory of the Majorcan people over a pirate invasion in 1561. Thus, for three days the town recreates different scenes from this episode of its history. One of the most spectacular moments is the one that takes place on the beach, when the boats reach the shore and the battle that took place there is interpreted.
Admire the Cossiers’ dance moves
If you want to attend one of the most traditional events in Mallorca in spring, you can’t miss the Cossiers‘ show. It is a folk dance that is performed by 6 men who dance around a woman. In their hands they carry a handkerchief and a bouquet of aromatic herbs that they use to protect the lady from the figure of the devil, who is part of the show. This dance is very typical in many village festivals, and one of the best times to attend one of these performances is during the spring festival of Manacor, which is held every year between May and June depending on the year.
Taste the best Llonguets
Mallorcan gastronomy is full of delights beyond the well-known ensaïmada. Among its most typical products we find the llonguet, a bread roll that is combined with other typical ingredients of the island, such as sobrassada. In order to honor this delicacy, a fair is held every year in Es Pil·larí in which this bread is the star. Walk around the stalls of the best artisans in Mallorca and try to find the llonguet that will be awarded the prize for best llonguet on the island.
Take a tour of the most beautiful villages on the island
In spring Mallorca already welcomes the first swimmers to its beautiful beaches and coves, but if you still think that the Mediterranean is still too cold for your taste, you can take advantage of this time of year to take a tour of another of the island’s charms, its villages. In the Serra de Tramuntana, you will find a large number of beautiful municipalities, such as Deià, known for being the peaceful oasis where many artists and writers take refuge to find inspiration. Not far away from there you will find Valldemossa, home to the beautiful Carthusian monastery where Chopin and George Sand spent a Winter.
Along the coast you will also find charming villages, such as Capdepera, a fishing village next to which you will find some of the best coves in Mallorca, such as Cala Ratjada or Cala Mesquida.
Tasting wines with Denomination of Origin
There is no doubt that the shores of the Mediterranean provide some of the best wines in the world, and this island is a good example of this. Attend a tasting of the Binissalem Denomination of Origin during Wine Days, which are held every year in May and bring together 14 of the best wineries on the island to offer an experience for wine lovers. The organization aims to combine this drink with the best gastronomy and landscapes of the island. There is no doubt that this is a unique opportunity to discover the best that this land has to offer but remember to ask for a taxi in Mallorca if you drink these exquisite wines with Denomination of Origin.
So much for our proposals on what to do in Mallorca in the spring. Do you have more proposals? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment. Also, remember that in ROIG rent a car we have the best land transport services in Mallorca so that you can enjoy all the proposed activities.