Mallorca offers all the elements—sunshine, a late Christmas celebration, and a month of parties—for a fantastic getaway from those dreaded “January blues.” The month of celebrations begins with the famed ‘Three Kings Parade,’ followed by some of the largest local fiestas of the year, such as the Festes de Sant Antoni (Saint Anthony) and Sant Sebastiá (Saint Sebastian).
Hikers and road cyclists in particular enjoy the mountains in January since the weather is mild and ideal for outdoor activities. To that end, if you’re a cyclist looking to get your legs spinning for the new season, look no further than the Playa de Palma Mallorca Cycling Challenge. Die-hard foodies can have fantastic culinary experiences in Palma City, the Ports, and the Mountains, and of course, the Mediterranean sunlight provides for al fresco dining during the day, so you can keep up your vitamin D levels. So, without further ado, let’s get into more information regarding Mallorca in January.
How is the climate in Mallorca in January?
Since there is an average of seven hours of sunshine per day in January, a lot of people travel to the island to get some winter sun. Despite the highs of 16°C, the average temperature of 10°C is warm enough for midday al fresco dining with only wearing a light sweater or jacket. Keep in mind that temperatures dip to 5°C in the evenings, so pack some warm clothes as well! Throughout the month, you can experience sunrise about 8:00 and sunset between 17.30 and 18.00.
What’s on in Mallorca in January?
Despite the fact that much of Europe will be slowing down after the holidays, the celebrations in Spain continue until well into the new year. There’s still time this year to check out a Christmas market if you haven’t already. As of the 6th of January, several Mallorcan Christmas markets will still be open for business. Christmas markets may be found all around Mallorca, including Palma, Andratx, Sóller, Puerto Portals, Manacor, and Port Adriano. Amongst the Christmas booths and music, what could be better than indulging in a final glass of mulled wine to extend the holiday cheer?
The Three Kings parade
On the eve of the Epiphany, on January 6, Palma and many towns and villages throughout Mallorca, along with the rest of Spain, celebrate the annual “Three Kings Parade” as a tribute to the three wise men who presented gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the baby Jesus. People come from far and wide to see the three kings and their gorgeous floats as they parade through the streets of Palma, which is home to the biggest and greatest celebrations. Anywhere you are, you’re likely to see one on January 5th because so many other towns and villages also put on their own version of the extravaganza. If you approach the crowds closely enough, you might be able to snag one of the many sweets that are thrown into them throughout the parade.
The Festes de Sant Sebastiá (Saint Sebastian) revitalize Palma after a few days of rest, making January a fantastic time to take part in more local festivities. The city certainly knows how to ring in the new year in style as it hosts a plethora of cultural events, sporting competitions, live music performances, and kid-friendly entertainment in honor of Palma’s patron saint. The largest night comes on the 19th, when crowds of people pack the city’s squares to watch live music performances under the light of enormous bonfires constructed to keep partygoers warm. The fabled Correfoc “devil fire run” occurs on the evening of the 26th.
The festival of Sant Antoni (Saint Anthony), which is held in honor of the patron saint of animals on January 16 and 17, is extensively observed throughout the island and is especially well-liked among kids. Along with parades, bonfires, and the demons’ dance that historically entice Sant Antoni, domestic animals are blessed in the local churches in many villages. The largest events take place in Sa Pobla, a town in the north where this festival has been celebrated since the Middle Ages. Many of the villages on Mallorca still hold their annual celebrations today, including Manacor, Pollença, Artà, Son Servera, Santanyi, and Muro.
Eat like a local
On those frigid winter nights, you can warm up with a meal from Mallorca’s cuisine. The Arrós Brut, the suckling pig, and the lamb in Mallorca are among of the best you’ll find anywhere in the world. The best traditional celler restaurants can be found in Palma, Inca, and even small rural communities like Algaida, so if you want to dine in true local manner, look no further.
Hiking, cycling or relaxing in the Sierra de Tramuntana
Especially during these cooler months, road cyclists and hikers are drawn to Mallorca’s Sierra de Tramuntana. The picture-postcard mountain villages and towns of Valldemossa, Sóller, Deià, and Fornalutx, on the other hand, should be on your to-do list if you’d rather relax with a cup of coffee while reading a book or touring some charming mountain villages.
The biggest cycling event of the year in Mallorca is the Playa de Palma Mallorca Cycling Challenge. This four-day cycling challenge draws a lot of well-known road cyclists, who utilize it to start their season. The course tests riders’ many skills with its varied terrain, which includes city streets, coastal, and mountain roads. The activities listed here are just a sampling of what Mallorca has to offer in January.
Whatever it is that you may need, we would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can, so if you are looking for a cycling vacation in Mallorca and want all the stress taken out of it, getting to see all the highlights, and also having excellent guides and support along the whole way, then look no further. Come and cycle further and faster and become a better cyclist in Mallorca. You can count on the helpful staff at Emilios Cycling Mallorca to help you get the most out of your time If you’re planning to visit Mallorca. Whether you’re traveling alone, with a partner, or with your family, you can get customized services and solutions to help you get the most out of your time at Europe’s best place for cycling.
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