Best time to visit Balearic Islands

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Balearic Islands

Best time of year to visit Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands, located in the western Mediterranean Sea, are Spain's premier destination for partying and vacationing. The best time to visit the islands is from May to October when the weather is warm and sunny. However, please keep in mind that the time from August to early September is also the most crowded period for this destination. Late June means not only that the sea has warmed up, but it's also the time for Festival of Sant Joan. In July flowers like bougainvillaea, oleander, and hibiscus reach their peak bloom. In September, don't miss the Grape Harvest Festival on Mallorca. It's also the perfect season to try freshly caught delicious dolphin fish, also known as mahi-mahi or dorado. If you want to enjoy the silence, green hues, and lower prices, book your trip to the Balearic Island for winter months.

18 THINGS TO DO IN BALEARIC ISLANDS (MAY 23 - JUNE 01)

Ibiza Opening Parties

Ibiza Opening Parties

canceledlate May • event

Dancefloors are overtaken by partying folk as the clubbing capital wakes up after its winter sleep

Trekking in Ibiza

Trekking in Ibiza

late April–early October • activity

Ibiza's natural paths wind through green forests, white beaches, small villages, and hidden coves

Hiking around Mallorca

Hiking around Mallorca

February–May | September–October • activity

Cliffs, hills, mountains, canyons, torrents and the valleys of Mallorca await you

Beach Season

Beach Season

May–October • activity

Check out the best and the least crowded beaches in Mallorca

Cliff Jumping

Cliff Jumping

April–October • activity

Overcome your fear of heights and try a free fall jump

Typical Mediterranean Food

Typical Mediterranean Food

April–October • food

Traditional Mediterranean foods are served in over 20 specialized restaurants in Ibiza

Hierbas Ibicencas

Hierbas Ibicencas

April–May • food

Half-medicine and half-alcoholic, this beverage is an obligatory item found in the pantries of practically every household in Ibiza

Sailing around the Balearic Islands

Sailing around the Balearic Islands

April–October • activity

Think of coves lapped by the blue waters surrounded by forests where you just want time to stand still

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

May–August • activity

Great waves and warm waters make for an unforgettable surfing experience in Ibiza

Take off Ibiza with Parasailing

Take off Ibiza with Parasailing

May–October • activity

Effortless floating above the sea during golden sunsets is a nice way to delight in Ibiza's San Antonio Bay

Scuba Diving in Mallorca

Scuba Diving in Mallorca

March–November • activity

Do not spend all your time on the ground, as the waters of the Balearic Sea hide many unforgettable attractions as well

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

September–May • activity

Some hills are for climbing, some for cliff jumping, and some are ideal for mountain biking

Ball Pagès: Traditional Ibizan Folk Dance

Ball Pagès: Traditional Ibizan Folk Dance

May–October (Thursdays & Fridays) • activity

Ibiza also has its age old traditions which may today be experienced through folk dances performed by costumed dancers

Boat Excursions around Ibiza

Boat Excursions around Ibiza

May–late October • activity

Healing azure waters, the hot Spanish sun, and beautiful views help you restore strength during the day, so at night you are ready to party again

Diving in Ibiza

Diving in Ibiza

April–October • activity

Over a hundred diving sites with a variety of Mediterranean underwater wonders will fulfill the dreams of even the most demanding divers

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing

April–September • activity

The deep waters of the Balearic Sea are not so scary while atop a gliding surfboard with the wind at your back

Squid

Squid

May–September • food

Stuffed with olives and stewed in wine, squid is a classic Mediterranean delicacy

Fishing

Fishing

May–September • activity

Try to catch an Ibizan tuna while drifting amidst the reefs of San Antonio Bay

22 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Ibiza Closing Parties

Ibiza Closing Parties

canceledlate September–mid-October • event

Club music fanatics party till their last breath as the clubbing season comes to the end

Festa des Vermar or Grape Harvest Festival

Festa des Vermar or Grape Harvest Festival

out of rangemid-September • event

100 years before Christ, Mallorca was already making wine

Almond Blossoms

Almond Blossoms

out of rangeJanuary–mid-February • nature

The valley of Santa Ines revels in a spring tenderness of white fluffy Almond blossoms

Flyboarding with Dreamboats

Flyboarding with Dreamboats

out of rangeJune–August • activity

A brand-new water sport allows people to walk on water, swim like a dolphin, and fly above the water

Sa Rua and Sa Rueta Carnival

Sa Rua and Sa Rueta Carnival

canceledmid-late Fabruary 2021 • event

Check out this small Rio de Janeiro style Carnival on the streets of Mallorca

Wine Season and St. Mateu

Wine Season and St. Mateu

out of rangeDecember–February • food

Raise your hand if you don't like free wine? St. Mateu offers a wine fair not to be missed

Shades of Green

Shades of Green

out of rangeOctober–December • nature

Ibiza shows off with the greenness of its pine forests, rich colours of abundant flowers, and sweet scents of citrus trees

Festival of Sant Joan

Festival of Sant Joan

canceledJune 21–June 24 • event

Traditional festivals are not numerous on Ibiza, so the fiery summer welcoming is not to be missed

Es Firo Sóller Festival

Es Firo Sóller Festival

out of rangeMay 10, 2021 • event

One of the largest festivals on the Balearic Islands will surprise you with its amazing costumes and noisy parties

Christmas Cliff Diving

Christmas Cliff Diving

out of rangeDecember  • activity

Bring your Christmas outfit and festive mood and join the group of jolly Santas jumping from the cliffs

La Festa de's Cavall

La Festa de's Cavall

out of rangeAugust 28 • event

Watch this gorgeous dance of horses

Saint Anthony's Day

Saint Anthony's Day

out of rangeJanuary 16–January 17 • event

Watch dancing demons, try eel ensaimada, and have your dog blessed in Mallorca on the Sant Antoni celebrations

Olives and Olive Oil

Olives and Olive Oil

out of rangeNovember–December • food

The olive oil festival is the best occasion to observe the centuries-old methods of olive oil production and indulge oneself with oil-flavoured delights

Semana Santa & Easter

Semana Santa & Easter

out of rangeMarch 28–April 4, 2021 (mass events are canceled) • event

Exhilarating and scary at the same time, processions of hooded penitents are held all across the island

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31–January 1  • event

Eating 12 grapes, wearing red coloured underwear and preparing a special cake is only a part of the incredible celebration in Spain

Sobrasada

Sobrasada

out of rangemid-October–February • food

Spread it on bread, try it with honey, or eat it separately—try every possible variation of Mallorca's favourite sausages

Lizards of Sa Dragonera

Lizards of Sa Dragonera

out of rangeJune–August • nature

This attraction is only for those who don't have reptiles on their list of personal phobias

Fig Season

Fig Season

out of rangeJuly–August • food

Ripe figs please with their sweetness and moisture

Dolphin Fish

Dolphin Fish

out of rangeAugust–October • food

Local seafood is remarkable and delicious

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

out of rangeSeptember–December • food

A most delicious taste hides behind the thin and spiny skin

Trempo Salad

Trempo Salad

out of rangeJune–August • food

Try this fresh, simple, healthy, and tasty snack

Flowers in Bloom

Flowers in Bloom

out of rangeJuly–early September  • nature

Delicate petals of bougainvillea, oleander, hibiscus and other flowers are not afraid of the hot Ibizan sun

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