Mallorca is synonymous for summer; sun, beaches, royal glamour and parties that last until dawn… But the island has a side unknown to many, a version only a few tourists have discovered. Mallorca has a quiet side with incredibly green scenery, deserted beaches with pristine sand and warm, crystal-clear water. This Mallorca well deserves a winter visit.
If you’re thinking of alternatives for Christmas this year, consider a weekend escapade or a mini-vacation in Mallorca: nature, tranquillity, the perfect climate, the best shops, all kinds of restaurants, exclusive gala evenings in the best discotheques, winter outdoor markets, and to top it all off, a luxury hotel in Palma.
In Mallorca, accommodation rates this time of year are very reasonable, which will allow for you to enjoy incredible hotels and luxury dining without doing any major damage to your wallet. Most hotels offer special Christmas meals and gala dinners with cotillion to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Palma.
In December, the city is dressed with elegant Christmas lights and decoration, the shops are all carefully adorned, and the Mallorcan capital is livened by street markets offering the best typical culinary products and crafts. The mild temperature and lovely sunny days urge you to go out for a stroll, window-shop and even sit at a terrace and try a delicious helado con cuartos (a typical Mallorquin dessert).
Palma brings the world’s best shops together, brands like Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Tous, Cartier, etc. as well as countless small boutiques right in the centre of town where you can buy original presents. The heart of the city combines shops with innovative art galleries, original museums and exhibition rooms, perfect for afternoon strolls and exploring.
However, the activities available are not reduced to shopping and promenading. Christmas in Palma includes different programs for theatre, opera, classical music cycles, children’s games and even an exclusive New Year’s concert in the city’s Auditorium. For the night owls who want to enjoy their vacation in Mallorca to the fullest, Palma’s Paseo Marítimo, the ocean promenade, offers a vast array of bars and clubs where hundreds of people gather to have a good time.