• Sant Sebastiàn (Religious Festival - Palma)
• San Antoni Abat (Religious Festival)
• Carnival (Pollensa)
• Regatta (Sailing Competition - Palma
• Fira Del Ram (Amusement Park - Palma)
• Les Valentes Dones (Festival - Soller)
• Nit de Foc (Festival - Palma)
• Cala d'Or International Jazz Festival (Cala d'Or)
• Inca's patron saints' days' feast (Inca)
• The Pollensa International Music Festival (Pollensa)
• Summer Music Festival (Capdepera)
• Fiesta of la Mare de Déu del Mar (Sporting and Music Events, Procession - Cala d'Or)
• Fiestas de San Agustín (Concerts, Street bands and Sporting Events - Felantix)
• Sant Bartomeu patron saint festivities (Festival - Montuïri)
• Cançons de la Mediterrània (Music Festival - Parc de la Mar)
• Chopin Festival (Concerts and Exhibitions - Valldemossa)
• La Beata Festival (Santa Margalida)
• Majorca's Diada celebration
• Ballett Season (Palma)
• Pollensa Fair (Pollensa)
• The Feast of Santa Lucia (Palma)
General Activities in Majorca
- Soller Train - take a trip through Palma and over the mountains, enjoying the beatiful scenery, to the town of Soller and continue with the 'San Francisco Tram' to the port
- Fornells - head to Fornells, a small fishing village located towards the north of the island, and enjoy some fresh seafood at one of the fish restaurants the village is famous for
Sporting Activties in Majorca
- Diving - Diving Centres are located in Porto Colom
- Mountain Biking - rent a bike and discover The Balearics by bike
- Windsurfing/Kite-surfing - you will find various surfing schools on Majorca
- Rock-Climbing - there are climbing possibilties near Bunyola (Majorca)
- Golf - Majorca is home to some excellent golf courses, especially around Pollensa in the north-west of the sland
local Attractions in majorca
- Portals Nous, Marineland - Open all year round
- Magaluf, Nemo Submarine - Open from December to October
- Palma, Placa Major
- Palma, Cathedral of Palma - Open all year round
- Palma, Museum of Mallorca - Open all year round
Practical information for your villa holiday in majorca
GMT +1 hour
The Euro (€) is the official currency of Majorca. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread.
Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure.
Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
Tipping in Majorca
The Spaniards are fairly relaxed about tipping etiquette. However service is not usually included in restaurants and it is common practice to leave the spare change, or up to 10% of the total in a smarter restaurant. Taxi drivers and bartenders may be tipped less. Many petrol stations are not self service, however it is not usual to tip the station attendant.
Arrival & Departure Formalities
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:
- A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
- Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.
Weather in Majorca
During the summer months the islands typically has 11 hours of sunshine each day, average temperature topping 29ºC as well as virtually no rain. Spring's and autumn's temperatures range from 22ºC-28ºC and the region's sunshine is still between 8-10 hours a day. The weather can be unpredictable and much more changeable, with the night-time temperature dropping quite dramatically. The winter brings average temperatures dropping to a cooler 15ºC, and 5 hours of sunshine a day.
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.
Electricity supply in Majorca
Electrical service in Spain, including Majorca, is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz – a converter/adaptor may be required.
Driving in Majorca
- No right-hand turn on a red light.
- Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way.
- Passport or national ID as well as driver's license,insurance papers and ownership papers must be carried all the time.
- An international driving licence is not required for European citizens. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by the passport, will suffice.
- National speed limit is 50km (31mph) in towns, 90km (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways (carretera secundaria), 100km (62mph) on dual carriageways (carretera/autovia), 120km (75mph) on motorways (autopista). Speeding fines: 30 – 300 Euros.
- Minimum driving age is 18.
- For use of the highways (autopista) it is often necessary to pay a toll before access. Prices vary and are calculated by the distance of the journey.
- There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0,05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.