Serra de Tramuntana

Ideas for a winter in Mallorca with a difference

Travelling to Mallorca in winter gives you the perfect opportunity to get to know the very different side of this Mediterranean island. The cultural wonders offered by the capital, the beautiful natural environment that you can discover in the Sierra de Tramuntana, and the picturesque villages on the mountainsides paint a picture worthy of the most beautiful postcard and are not to be missed on your holiday.

A walk through the island’s capital is a good place to start. The beauty of the historic centre of the city of Palma is summed up in La Seu, the imposing Gothic style cathedral, the Arab baths, the fish market and the meandering alleys, will be a wonderful initiation into the cultural heritage of the city. Discover the beautiful and lively Ramblas and have a hot chocolate at the legendary Can Joan de S’Aigo, one of the oldest coffee shops in Palma.

The Sant Sebastià festival, famous for being a spectacle of light and colour, is one of the best events to take place this month. The city is full of music, parties and barbecues while the mischievous Dimonis, demons, dance and play with fireworks, Correcofcs (fire-run). The parades of giants with huge heads which pass through the city’s most famous neighbourhoods is one of the capital’s most well-known spectacles, and is one of the best ways to integrate into Mallorcan culture and history.

Far from the bustle of the city, the imposing Sierra de Tramuntana, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, offers a large number of excursions for you to discover the island’s wonderful natural environment. The snow that often covers the mountains and trails, offers a landscape full of contrasts that is well worth getting to know.

And following the beautiful mountain landscape, the picturesque villages that are hidden in Tramuntana are an essential stop on your trip to Mallorca. Discover Valldemossa, Deià, Sóller, Fornalutx … And try the delicious Mallorcan cuisine that you will find in traditional restaurants. Quite an experience for the tastebuds that will give your holiday 5 stars.

And, of course, the incredible beaches and coves that are hidden in this Mediterranean island are some of those natural wonders that are a must visit. The crystal clear waters of Caló des Moro, Sa Calobra or Cala s’Almunia contrast with the untouched beauty of the beaches of Formentor and Es Trenc.

Getting to know the Mallorcan landscape at this time of the year is a highly recommended way to learn about the island’s culture and tradition in an alternative and unconventional way. Without a doubt, getting to know Mallorca is good at any time and winter brings many surprises that are worth discovering.

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