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.

16 THINGS TO DO IN BALEARIC ISLANDS (SEPTEMBER 15 - SEPTEMBER 24)

Ibiza Closing Parties

Ibiza Closing Parties

late 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

mid-September • event

100 years before Christ, Mallorca was already making wine

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dolphin Fish

Dolphin Fish

August–October • food

Local seafood is remarkable and delicious

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

September–December • food

A most delicious taste hides behind the thin and spiny skin

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

19 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Ibiza Opening Parties

Ibiza Opening Parties

out of rangelate April–late May • event

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

Es Firo Sóller Festival

Es Firo Sóller Festival

out of rangeMay 9-13, 2024 • event

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

La Festa de's Cavall in Mallorca

La Festa de's Cavall in Mallorca

out of rangeAugust 28 • event

Watch this gorgeous dance of horses

Sa Rua and Sa Rueta Carnival

Sa Rua and Sa Rueta Carnival

out of rangeFebruary 11, 2024 • event

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

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

Festival of Sant Joan

Festival of Sant Joan

out of rangeJune 23–24, 2024 • event

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

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

Semana Santa & Easter

Semana Santa & Easter

out of rangeMarch 24–30, 2024 • 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

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

Hierbas Ibicencas

Hierbas Ibicencas

out of rangeApril–May • food

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

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

out of rangeMay–August • activity

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

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

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

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

Fig Season

Fig Season

out of rangeJuly–August • food

Ripe figs please with their sweetness and moisture

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

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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