Discover the best plans for a long weekend in Majorca in December! This island is a natural paradise during any time of the year. You don’t have to wait for the heat to arrive to enjoy the dreamlike landscapes, the paradisiacal beaches and the impressive viewpoints. This island has much more to offer than just sun and beach, in fact, in winter we can still enjoy many of the things that Mallorca has to offer. You don’t want to wait to make plans for Christmas in Mallorca and you want to escape before then, read on, because what we are about to tell you will be of interest to you.
Spending a long weekend in December in Majorca can be one of the best options, because its streets are full of plans and life. What’s more, you’ll discover a side of the island that is perhaps more difficult to see in summer. Why? Because the first week of December marks “la Puríssima” a bank holiday in Spain when locals take advantage and enjoy several amazing activities. We’ll tell you about it below!
Celebrate Christmas early
This bank holiday, long weekend in December is the prelude to the Christmas festivities, and the Christmas atmosphere is already palpable in the streets of Mallorca. During the days of “La Puríssima”, the island offers a number of activities to get your body ready for the Christmas carols and family meals, which is why it is an amazing choice for a long weekend in December in Mallorca.
Here are some suggestions with a Christmas touch that may be of interest to you on your December holidays. Here are the best plans for a December long weekend in Mallorca while you wait for Christmas:
- Visit one of the Christmas markets in Mallorca, to start buying the nativity scene statues or tree decorations.
- Take a stroll through the capital of Mallorca, Palma, to see the Christmas lights that have been up since 26 November. We recommend that you take this walk when the sun has already gone down, so that the atmosphere is more authentic.
- If you are planning to travel with children in December in Mallorca, you can visit some of Palma’s nativity scenes. They are located in different strategic points of the city.
Visit one of Mallorca’s famous caves
During this long weekend in December, the main caves in Mallorca will be open to the public, so that you can visit the one you like the most. Everyone knows the Coves del Drach, so this time we would like to introduce you to three lesser-known caves that will captivate you as soon as you enter.
The Genova Caves are located on the outskirts of Palma and can be reached by public transport or by rental car. The tour is self-guided and lasts 40 minutes. Just at the entrance of the caves you will find one of the best restaurants to try the Mallorcan gastronomy.
The Hams Caves are located in the locality of Porto Cristo and during the whole month of December they will offer a reduced timetable in which they will only be open in the morning. During the visit you will be able to visit the best rooms of this geological site for approximately 45 minutes. A perfect natural spectacle for a December plan in Mallorca.
Finally, we would like to introduce you to the Campanet Caves, as they are one of the Mallorcans’ favourites. These caves are very peaceful and conserve all their original charm. Combine this visit to the caves with a hiking route across Ses Fonts Ufanes, for a great day out over this long weekend in December.
Follow the Camí des Correu route
Sometimes when we go on holiday we worry too much about visiting all the must-see places in a city and forget to enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with a few days off. The Camí des Correu route will allow you to completely disconnect from the routine and connect with the island’s natural charm to the maximum.
This is an easy trail suitable for the whole family, covering 8.2 kilometres in just over two hours. The route is very pleasant and you will find a large number of viewpoints from which to contemplate the breathtaking views of the coast of the Tramuntana mountain range.
Go to the theatre or to the cinema during the long weekend break in Majorca
Going to the theatre or to the cinema during your December holidays in Mallorca can be one of the best options to combat the cold weather on the island. What’s more, the theatres are waiting for these special dates to offer some of the best premieres to their audiences. For example, on the 6th of December, in Palma’s Teatre Principal, you can enjoy the concert by Roberto Fonseca Alternatilla Jazz.
The Palma Auditorium has also programmed the musical Romeo and Juliet for the 7th and 8th. The Camela concert will also take place in Mallorca on the 5th of December. As you can see, there are many and varied options, so all you have to do is choose the one that takes your fancy.
Organise a ski day
Is there snow in Mallorca? Of course there is. When the cold weather arrives in the Balearic Islands, the snow settles on its high peaks, such as Puig Major. A trip to the mountains to enjoy the snow can be one of the best plans for the long weekend in December. At this time of year, and weather permitting, you can organise a snowshoeing excursion to some of the highest peaks in the Tramuntana mountain range.
When you are able to mix sport, fun and nature in your days off, you will really be making the most of your holidays. Although unknown by many, skiing is one of the best plans for the long weekend in Mallorca.
Visit the main attractions with children
During this long weekend in December, Mallorca’s main attractions will remain open, allowing you to enjoy them without the rivers of tourists that you would find in summer. There are some places in particular that are ideal to visit with the family, as the youngest members of the family will have a great time!
- Marineland Mallorca: This is a place where you can discover the marine life that surrounds the coasts of Mallorca.
- Forestal Park: This is an adventure park where you can slide down the highest zip lines and feel like Tarzan.
Take a horseback ride
Horse riding is another of the best plans for “La Puríssima” long weekend in Mallorca. The winter season is one of the best times to go horseback riding, as these animals are able to withstand the low temperatures well, but do not tolerate the heat so well. Mallorca is a perfect place to organise your horseback riding trip, so we show you some ranches where you can book your guided excursion:
- Rancho Grande: This ranch in Son Serra de Marina offers a two-hour excursion overlooking the beach.
- Ses Roques: At the Ses Roques ranch they offer an easy and short excursion combining a one hour horseback ride with a visit to the farm.
- Can Picafort: At this ranch you will find a three-hour excursion along the beach to Son Serra de Marina.
Visit the village of Sóller
Some of the people who have visited Mallorca say that Sóller is the most beautiful village on the island and when you visit it you will quickly discover its charm. As you stroll through its streets, you will feel as if you have taken a trip back in time.
We recommend that you reach Sóller on its old wooden train, which departs from the city of Palma. The train has been in operation since 1912 and offers an hour-long journey through the Tramuntana mountains to Sóller.
Now that you know the best plans for a long weekend in Mallorca, all you have to do is start your preparations. At Roig Rent a Car we can help you find the hire car that best suits your needs, so that you can enjoy the island at your leisure and with maximum freedom.