The island of Mallorca is a very popular summer holiday location and is well known for it's beautiful coastline, incredible views and party hotspots.
During the summer months there are hundreds of flights each day but this decreases when Autumn kicks in and the season ends.
We are now enjoying our second autumn in Mallorca, we believe it's a great time to visit the island and here's why:
1. Hiking in Orient and Salt des Freu
Orient is a beautiful remote village in the western hills of the island. It's stone houses and small restaurants make it a great place to stop for lunch if you plan to take a hike to Salt des Freu, a natural waterfall just a few kilometres away. Due to the lack of rain during in the Summer months, the river is likely to dry up so the trip is best time to visit is during the off season.
Take a look at what we got up to on our visit:
2. Stay in Camp de Mar
Camp de Mar is a small resort village in the district of Andratx. During the summer months it's very, very busy but a perfect place to visit when the crowds have gone. There's a lovey restaurant set on an island which closes in the winter but if you visit a little earlier or in Spring time you'll likely need to reserve a table due to its popularity and the great food!
It's a stunning area to enjoy an afternoon stroll and nearby buses will take you into neighbouring towns of Andratx and Peguera which are well worth a visit.
3. Mallorca Winter Festivals
The Spanish really do know how to throw a party and Mallorca is no exception. There are lots local festivals on the island during winter time. In January, Sant Antoni on the 16th & 17th and Sant Sebastià from 10th-25th celebrations after Christmas in Palma and there's lot's to enjoy including concerts, markets and a night of fire.
4. Take a trip to Valldemossa
Valldemossa is a pretty mountain town in the west of Mallorca, it's quiet and picturesque streets have beautiful shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants.
The natural beauty of the countryside makes the town a popular place for hikers and nature lovers to visit all rear round.
5. Take the train to Soller
The train ride from Palma to Soller has been my favourite trip so far. It really does feel quite magical and I highly recommend not missing this one. You can grab a dual ticket for both the train to Soller and the tram to the port which is a little pricey but definitely worth it.
The views you see from the train are stunning and the port is a perfect spot for lunch.
If you fancy a break during Autumn, Winter or Spring then Mallorca is a great choice and there's plenty more to keep you busy on your holiday.
Here's what we do in Mallorca: