As the summer crowds thin, the temperature eases, the pace slows, and the smell of suncream is replaced by that of woodsmoke – you know that Autumn is well on its way in Mallorca.
Pollensa is the perfect place to observe the annual senescence. Curl up on the sofa with a glass of red wine and a copy of The Lemon Grove, set in North Mallorca, by Helen Walsh (who also happens to think Autumn in Mallorca is the perfect weekend break.)
There is still plenty to do without the intense summer heat, and if beach holidays aren’t your thing then you may find your Eden in Pollensa, during Autumn.
Here are some of our favourite autumnal Mallorcan pursuits:
Hiking, Cycling and Golf
Get sporty during the crisp Autumn months. This is the perfect time to practise your swing, beat your PB or explore the mountains. The weather is predictable so you can be confident it’s not going to rain halfway through your day of hiking, golf or cycling, but it’s also cool enough to enjoy them all comfortably. Take a look at our blog on cycling for routes near Pollenca.
Around Pollensa in particular, the bird watching is fantastic. Black Vultures, Bee-eaters, Audouin’s Gulls, Ospreys, Night Herons, Eleonora's Falcons, Scops Owls, Hoopoes and many more can all be observed in their beautiful natural habitat.
Without the heat, there is more time to shop – and in much more comfortable conditions. The autumn harvest will become clear in the produce available. Take a look at our blog on the best ones markets around Pollensa and a full listing of all times.
November is a great month for fiestas in Mallorca and checking them out is a great way to get to know the island. Dijous Bo in Inca, the agricultural, livestock and commercial fair, happens on the second Thursday of November. The traditional olive fair at Caimari, a quintessentially Mallorquin village in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains, takes place over the third weekend of the month. Take look at our blog on fiestas for a round-up of festivals local to the villa in Pollensa, and across the island.
Tiny deep-fried doughnuts were only sold during the Festival of the Virgin. Today they’re available from autumn until spring. These delicious little hot mouthfuls of heaven are absolutely essential on a chilly day.
Appreciating – and drinking – wine
There is certainly no shortage of vineyards to visit in Mallorca, as the Island boasts over 70 of them. Autumn is one of the best times of year to tour the bodegas, while the vines are still a lush and vibrant green.
While away autumnal days with the very best of Mallorcan Music, Film and Food
If you want to fill your autumn break with culture, take a look at these upcoming events in the city of Palma.
Mallorcan Music Festival – 5 October to 3 November, Palma
Festival Música Mallorca offers a series of classical music concerts in a number of spectacular venues across the city including the Palma Auditorium and the Palma Cathedral.
Mallorca International Film Festival – 25 to 31 October, Palma
7th edition of the Mallorca International Film Festival. For six days, the Mallorca International Film Festival showcases feature films, short films, documentaries, and music videos made in the Balearic Islands. This year, the festival will feature networking events, screenings, panel discussions, and workshops, open to individuals from the film industry, as well as the general public interested in arts, film and culture.
Celebrate Tapas at TaPalma – 15th to 10th November, Palma.
13th edition of TaPalma, a celebration of contemporary and traditional tapas made in the city. Restaurants across the city offer specially created tapas for around €2, and every year a judging panel selects the best tapas and chef in the city. The event features nine tapas routes including: Santa Catalina, Paseo Maritimo, Central Palma, Blanquerna, Genova, Portixol, Palma Beach, Mercado de San Juan, and Marratxi.
We have the perfect place for you
We’d love to have you stay at Villa Esquina to experience all Mallorca has to offer this Autumn. Check availability at Villa Esquina Pollenca, and we’ll keep you entertained and cosy throughout Autumn, Winter and Spring in Mallorca!