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Visiting  Mallorca in March: Reasons to discover the island in winter

    Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and is usually associated with summer and the crystal clear waters of its beaches. However, spring in Mallorca is a time of year that offers a unique charm and is loaded with reasons to pack your bags and embark on an exciting adventure.

    At ROIG, we want you to discover Mallorca’s Mallorca, as it goes far beyond swimming in its beaches and coves. That’s why we would like to showcase the reasons that will convince you to travel to Mallorca in March.

    What is the weather like in Mallorca in March?

    March is the month that marks the beginning of spring in Mallorca, with an average daily temperature of 13 degrees Celsius (55.4°F) and a relative humidity of 71%. In other words, it is the perfect time to store your coat away once again and walk along the street with a mid-season jacket.

    The probability of intense winds in March is low, with an average wind speed of around 11km/h. This is important in Mallorca, because its wind, known as the Tramuntana, could make you change your plans during your stay. As for rainfall, in March, there are usually 5 rainy days in the whole month.

    Thanks to the good weather in Mallorca in March, the local markets are full of fresh seasonal produce, and you will be able to have a pleasant to stroll through the streets of the city. Also, in March, the water temperature starts to rise and ranges between 14 and 16 degrees Celsius (57.2°F-60.8°F)  – only for the bravest!

    Best plans in Mallorca in March

    Spring is approaching, and you can feel it, because the streets are full of plans and people are ready to stop hiding inside their houses to enjoy the beach culture again. Daylight hours are beginning to lengthen, and temperatures are starting to warm up.

    In addition, at this time of year there are still not many tourists and this is very much appreciated when it comes to choosing the best things to do in Mallorca in March.

    Mallorca’s Albufera

    Visiting the Albufera in March is a highly recommended plan for nature lovers. This is a perfect time of the year, as the weather is pleasant for walking and the migratory birds are in full activity. 

    We recommend that you hire a bird-watching activity, as this is an important habitat for aquatic birds and, in March, many migratory species stop off in this Natural Park before continuing their journey north.

    The Fira del Fang

    If you like handicrafts, you can’t miss the Fira del Fang (clay fair) in Marratxí from mid-March. There you will find potters all over the place, presenting their most recent works. Not only will you be able to admire these handmade beauties, but you will also be able to take a piece home with you as a souvenir.

    Arab baths

    The Arab baths in Mallorca are one of the most important historical vestiges of the Islamic occupation of the island, which are still preserved today. Here you will be able to see fascinating architecture that is very different from what we are used to. You will also be able to get an in-depth insight into the daily life of that period.

    As it is not the high season, you will be able to visit the Arab baths calmly, without the  typical crowds of the high season.

    Cycling in Mallorca

    Cycling around Mallorca in March is one of the best ideas you can have to get to know the island in a relaxed way. The weather, in this season, is pleasant and the island’s trails offer good conditions for cycling enthusiasts.

    Mallorca offers a wide variety of routes for cyclists of all levels. You can explore the coast, the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana or ride along flatter routes in the interior of the island.

    Drach Caves

    You will rarely have the opportunity to visit a tourist site like the Caves of Drach, without every corner being crowded with tourists. These caves, located in the village of Porto Cristo, are an idyllic place where you will find an underground lake and many stalactites and stalagmites.

    The average temperature inside the caves is between 17 and 20 degrees Celsius, so you can visit these caves at any time of the year.

    Celebrate the Day of the Balearic Islands

    1 March is the Day of the Balearic Islands. It is celebrated throughout the island (as well as the islands of Menorca, Eivissa and Formentera) and each municipality organises its own activities. This was the date on which the Statute of Autonomy of the community was signed in 1983. 

    Some of the activities you can enjoy are open days to visit the Balearic Islands’ heritage, options to sample their most typical gastronomy, concerts, live performances, etc.

    Hiking route to Puig de Galileu from Son Massip

    This route up to Puig de Galileu from Son Massip is an easy hike of only 8 kilometres with some elevation gain. You can enjoy impressive views from the summit, where you can see Puig de Massanella and Puig Major in the distance. 

    The route also passes two old snow houses dating from the 17th century. March is one of the best times to enjoy this route, without the heat affecting your trip!

    Stroll along its beaches

    A stroll along the shores of one of Mallorca’s most beautiful beaches is a very relaxing experience. And if you’re lucky enough to have a sunny day in the Mediterranean, you’re sure to end up soaking your feet in the irresistible turquoise waters.

    All you’ll need is a towel, a good book and the calmness of sitting on the sand to find the peace that comes with the sound of the waves.


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    Easter in Mallorca

    In 2024, Easter will be celebrated in Mallorca from the 28th of March to the 1st of April. This religious celebration is very important on the Balearic island, as it is deeply rooted in the culture of its beginnings. During these days you can visit the island in a different way, combining religious traditions with some of the unique cultural elements of this part of the Mediterranean.

    Here are some of the things to do in the streets of Mallorca during Easter.

    Processions

    The most important processions take place in Palma, but all over the island you will find different religious events in which you can take part. The processions begin on Palm Sunday in the different churches all over the island and will continue throughout the following days with important dates such as Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Angel Sunday.

    Gastronomy

    Another of the most important things to do in Mallorca during Easter is to taste the typical food of the island. This time of the year would not be the same without the typical pastries and sweets of this season:

    • Panades: These are pies filled with lean meat with sobrassada and peas.
    • Coca de verdures: This is a thin pastry with seasonal vegetables and onion.
    • Rabiols: These are crescent-shaped pastries filled with apricot jam, chocolate, cream, cottage cheese or angel hair. 
    • Crespells: These are homemade biscuits made only with Mallorcan products, such as olive oil, lard and oranges from Sóller.
    • Chocolate “Mona”: The gift that godparents give to their godchildren, which is basically an Easter egg, which may or may not come in the shape of an egg, and are usually placed on top of the cake known as “La Mona”, which is traditionally eaten on Easter Monday.

    Fira del Ram

    Another of Mallorca’s traditions during Easter is the Fira del Ram, a traditional fair held in Palma. Thousands of people visit the fair, where you can find attractions such as carousels, Ferris wheels, tombolas, stalls of all kinds and food – there’s fun for everyone!

    Visiting the village of Pollença

    The town of Pollença is one of the towns that takes Catholic Easter most seriously, and you can see one of the most emotional events of the season in this village. Thousands of people come to Pollença to watch the re-enactment of the Descent from the Cross down the 365 steps of Calvari.

    We hope that our reasons for travelling to Mallorca in March have convinced you and that we’ll see you soon. At ROIG we want to help you get to know Mallorca in the best way possible, which is why we offer you our fleet of hire cars, so that our specialised agents can find the most suitable vehicle for you. Our reliability, professionalism and experience will help you have an unforgettable holiday in Mallorca.

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