Mallorca in May is a good alternative if you want to visit the island of Mallorca. The season has just started and the accommodations are not yet full.
In May, all restaurants and attractions are already open and it starts to get hot. This heat is not comparable to that in July or August, and therefore May is ideal for a vacation in Mallorca with children.
There are many reasons to visit the island in this month and here we show them.
Weather in Mallorca in May
In the month of May, spring shows its best side on the island of Mallorca, making it a really pleasant time for a relaxing vacation. Temperatures rise steadily, with an average of fifteen to sixteen degrees Celsius at the beginning of the month and eighteen to twenty degrees Celsius at the end of May. The maximum temperatures can range from 22 degrees to 25 degrees. Sometimes higher temperatures are recorded and it can rain for days. The lowest temperatures are between ten and fourteen degrees. There are usually no lower temperatures or cold spells during this month
The water temperature averages eighteen degrees; although it is cool, we can take a dip in the sea.
As mentioned earlier, May is not a rainy month, but there is a 30% chance of rain during this month.
As for the hours of daylight, there are about twelve hours per day in May.
During the day, you can wear light clothes like T-shirts or shorts, and at night you can wear long-sleeved clothes or a short or thin jacket.
Where to go in Mallorca in May
Mallorca offers a lot of things to see in the month of May. All tourism and leisure companies are in operation and you can visit all tourist places. In our blog we show where to go in May.
The most charming landscapes and beaches are located in the center of the island towards the north. For example, Cala de San Vicente, Formentor, Pollensa, Acudia, Capdepera, Cala Rajada, Playa de Muro and Can Picafort. The beaches of Sa Calobra and Puerto de Sóller are also a must. A little further down we show more examples of beaches to visit on the island in May.
In the coastal municipality of Can Picafort is the natural park of Son Real. Since it is located on the eastern sea, it consists of a long beach of rocks and sand. Depending on which sections of the beach you find only sand, the easier it is to access the sea.
A good way to enjoy the landscape is to go from Playa de Son Bauló in Can Picafort to Playa de Son Serra de Marina through the park of Son Real. The distance between the beaches of Son Bauló and Son Serra is 7 km.
Playa de Cala Carbó in Pollensa is also a good option. It can only be reached on foot or by boat.
In this link you can find the route to Cala Carbó in Pollensa: https://bit.ly/2EzWPK5.
Playa de Cala Mesquida is located on the northeast coast of the island of Mallorca. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Llevant region of Mallorca. If you want to visit Playa de Cala Mesquida, you can reach the route through this link.
The villages of Mallorca in the Tramuntana mountains and the inland villages are also an alternative if you want to learn more about Mallorca and its people. There are many charming inland villages such as Campanet, Lubí or Pollensa, where you can get lost in the cobbled streets full of history and take a break in the bars in the squares.
Of all the places in Mallorca that are a must visit are:
Fornalutx. This charming mountain village consists of a network of picturesque streets and stone houses that make this village a very special and also essential visit to Mallorca. No wonder it was the first Mallorcan village to be included in the list of the most beautiful villages in Spain.
It is a village full of orange trees, where, in addition to the charming port, the tramway, more than a hundred years old, and the streets, palaces and mansions stand out.
It is worth leaving the car in Palma (Plaza de España) and taking the old wooden streetcar. To Sóller. It is a twenty-eight kilometer, one-hour ride through thirteen tunnels and through incredible landscapes full of nature.
This charming village is part of the Sierra de Tramuntana. Valldemossa is not only characterized by certain monuments, but also has a lot of nature and beautiful beaches and coves that are worth a visit. The most important tourist places are:
Route to the viewpoint of Sas Puntes.
In Valldemosa we can find several viewpoints, and one of them is Sas Puntes, which we can reach on foot by following a three-hour walk from Valldemosa to Pla des Pouet. You can walk, without inconvenience, with the whole family and admire all the nature that surrounds the area.
Monastery of Real Cartuja
The Monastery of Real Catuja is undoubtedly the main tourist attraction to enjoy in Valldemossa. It has one of the largest exhibitions of objects and documents of the monks of the Carthusian Order. The church of the monastery is preserved in its entirety, and the visit is also concluded with a small concert of Chopin pieces.
Deyá is a small village located between Valldemossa and Sóller, where you can enjoy the sea and the mountains with contrasts of the highest beauty.
This village has attracted many famous artists and writers. The most famous is the English writer Robert Graves.
In May you can visit in Deià:
The cemetery is a very unusual place, small and with enormous charm, located in an elevated area. From there you have a beautiful view of the village. In the cemetery there is the tomb of Robert Graves.
Hotel Bellmond is a good place to have a coffee and enjoy the spectacular views that this area offers. It has a private parking lot. Princess Diana and Robbie Williams stayed at this beautiful hotel.
Son Marroig is a palace that belonged to and was inhabited by Archduke Lluis Salvador and is now a museum.
The Archaeological Museum of Deià contains very interesting information about the prehistoric period of the Balearic Islands. It is located in a very old mill that has been restored.
Palma de Mallorca in May
Palma de Mallorca is very attractive. In May, the cathedral is really beautiful and deserves an extensive visit. Also, a few meters away there are buildings of great architectural value with beautiful courtyards.
Other interesting sights are Bellver Castle, Almudaina Palace, La Lonja and Es Baluard Museum.
If you are a fan of modernist architecture, there are many buildings of this style in Palma, which are really well preserved.
A visit to Mallorca in May is undoubtedly a good opportunity to get to know the island without the crowds in the middle of the high season and enjoy the pleasant temperatures on the island in May.