Winter in Mallorca probably conjures up ideas of `boarded up´ villages, tumbleweed blowing through the streets, with the locals on snooze mode? Well think again!
Mallorca weather ensures that the winter months always offer a better climate than other Northern European countries and, with longer daylight hours and the temperatures averaging around 20 degrees, the short dark days of home will seem a world away.
It´s December, winter in Mallorca, means you could be drinking your first cafe con leche of the day, or sipping a cool glass of cava through tinted sunglasses wondering how to spend your day.
Should you start your Christmas shopping along the boulevards or quaint old town of Palma or just drink in the local scene little longer?
Christmas and New Year are much anticipated with Palma and the surrounding towns and villages ablaze with magical Christmas lights.
Traditional Christmas markets abound and you will be invited to admire the Belens in Churches, public buildings and even plazas – the ´Belens´ is a traditional nativity scene made up of perfectly carved figures, lovingly collected over many years.
January ´blues´ in Mallorca generally refer to the skies. You might catch the annual festival of the ´The Three Kings´ or ´The Three Wise men´ (5th January ) where you can witness the procession of the Kings, often on horseback, sometimes by boat, delivering sweets and gifts to small children.
Or, if you need to work off some of the Christmas holiday excesses, then why not join the thousands of cyclists and walkers who are enjoying the weather and have made Mallorca their `winter holiday home´ these last few years.
Or visit later in January or February and see Mallorca wearing one of its perfectly best outfits, four million almond trees in blossom, a truly magnificent sight.
Winter in Mallorca, blue skies longer days, its a win win.