Mallorca in November
The best things to see and do
In this day and age of social distancing and staying away from crowds, the realm of travel has turned upside down. The thought of crowded beaches and airports makes you think twice if the planned experience is really that interesting. Mallorca in November could not be more similar to this concept, because after the summer season, the majority of travelers disappear and the island is once again left to the locals. Social distancing is normal because there just aren’t as many people out and about now.
The weather in Mallorca in November
The climate in Mallorca in November is light and pleasant. About 10 hours of sunshine, the times are nevertheless long and the nights are cool. Perfect climate for walks and outdoor activities. In November there may be occasional gusts of wind, but in general the climate is good.
How hot can it get in November?
Mallorca is not very warm in November. You can still go to the sea and sunbathe depending on the time of day. On average, the temperature during the day is nineteen degrees. It can reach 24 degrees at noon and 7 to 13 degrees at night.
Can you sunbathe in Mallorca in November?
In November you often see people sunbathing. It’s not as warm now and the water is cooler, but if you’re brave enough you can still do it.
What should I pack for this weather?
In your suitcase for a trip to Mallorca in November should be shorts, long pants and T-shirts for the day. It is also recommended to take a sweatshirt and a rain jacket, just in case.
Will it rain in Mallorca in November?
Yes, it will rain in Mallorca in November. We cannot say for sure when it will rain, but we advise you to equip yourself with the right shoes and clothing.
When does the sun set and the sun rise in November?
Sunrise is at about 07:30 and sunset is at about 19:30.
You can check the general temperature on the AEMET website. Here you can find useful information about the temperature and the amount of precipitation.
What to see and do in Mallorca in November
There is a lot to see and do in Mallorca in November. All places of interest for vacationers are open and we recommend booking in advance, because even if the island is in dormancy, there can still be many activities for vacationers.
What can I do with children in November?
A not uncommon question is what to do with your kids in November. At the seaside you can spend a lot of time, especially if the child has 1/3 of the sand in his mouth. Usually the older children return to school this year and there are plenty of moms and dads with preschool-aged children who take advantage of the low prices and forgo the summer sun.
A day trip to the Palma Aquarium
Palma Aquarium is an oasis for moms and dads and kids. There is plenty to see and do at this undersea amusement park for at least 1/2 afternoon. Palma Aquarium is located in the beach resort of Can Pastilla, just a stone’s throw from the metropolis of Palma. The park was opened in 2007 and has been a popular destination for families ever since. The theme of the park focuses on the seas and oceans of planet Earth, and special exhibits are designed to recreate the colorful feeling of diving beneath the waves. Visitors can learn about the various aquatic life forms of the Mediterranean or embark on an underwater journey to the tropical seas. There are gardens and aquariums in the open air and also an amusing pirate ship. The biggest attraction is the huge Blue, one of the most impressive aquariums in Europe, which is over nine meters deep and houses eleven sharks.
Palma Aquarium – Plan your visit
The Palma Aquarium is one of the most outstanding attractions in Mallorca and is open all year round. In this guide we would like to provide you with a number of important information to help you plan your visit in the best possible way.
Let’s visit the caves of Campanet
Memories of your own vacations with your relatives will always stay alive as you relive the adventures of Jules Verne and his journey to the center of the earth! Take a trip back in time, 10 million years, to the Campanet Caves, just a stone’s throw from Palma, near the small village of Campanet. The story begins in 1945, when a farmer from the neighborhood, in search of water, accidentally comes across a crack and explores with interest the opening that becomes the gateway to the caves of Campanet. The caves are one of the highlights of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. Guided tours of forty minutes are offered in small groups, the most suitable for households, which allow to visit the extraordinary chambers and formations. We can highly recommend this activity.
Off to ride
Swing into the saddle and make your way to Mallorca’s most important and best horse ranch, Rancho Grande. Located in Son Serra de Marina in the northeast of the island, Rancho Grande has a magnificent facility with horseback riding for all ranges and a mini-farm for the little ones. We like Rancho Grande mainly because it has something for everyone in the family. There are fast rides for children and rides in the dunes for the more experienced equestrians. Apart from the installed activities, there are a lot of recreational opportunities through the special types of goat farm animals that can run free everywhere, chickens and ducks. Thomas the rabbit is also scurrying around and the kids love him. Maria, the Dutch milking cow, can be found in her ancestral place. She came here as a vacationer, but has adapted well to the Mediterranean weather and is determined to stay. Coco, the llama, and Pepito, the ostrich, are also famous characters and are waiting for your visit to the ranch.
Off to the beach
It’s not summer and maybe not so sunny, but Mallorca in November is a good time to build sandcastles. There is nothing better than spending a morning building ramparts and protective systems on the various deserted beaches of Mallorca.
The best beaches in Mallorca
There are more than three hundred beaches in Mallorca, from sandy beaches to small pebbly coves. We are professionals in Mallorca, we live here and we know the island very well. Here are a few pointers to some of the best beaches in Mallorca, which have something for everyone. The ideal sandcastle can be a task for all parents. We advocate making plans, and with a few ideas in advance, you can achieve top-notch results. And most importantly… You will become a gifted builder in the eyes of your children. You’ll need a bucket or two. Every decent fortress builder has this part of a package in his arsenal. Preferably a first-class length, although there are also smaller to mount shelters with different diameters. Besides, you can not do without a spade. Preferably with a wooden handle and a wide blade for shoveling, smaller tools can also be used for carving. When building castles, the bigger the castle, the better it looks.
Local festivals in focus – what’s going on in November
The beer festival in Puigpunyent
At the beginning of November, the annual beer competition is held in the mountain village of Puigpunyent. It is hosted by the nearby craft brewery La Forastera, mainly located in the village of Alaro. La Forastera is a small family brewery with a focus on craft beers. The basic appeal of the competition is, of course, the beer. For anyone familiar with craft beers, they can be a work of art in themselves. Tastings will be the focus of the festivities, and many unique beers will be offered. From German wheat beer to American IPAs. For craft beer lovers, this is a must on the area’s event calendar.
The Autumn Fair of Pollenca
As autumn is the time of harvest, the village of Pollenca hosts a unique fair dedicated to the craftsmen and agriculture of the area. This fair is one of the most important in the municipality, and the narrow cobblestone streets are filled with stalls selling handcrafted products. Outlying areas of the City may host certain demonstrations of skills and sports from the surrounding area that require open space, such as falconry demonstrations and native livestock exhibits. We recommend attending the event early in the day as parking can be difficult at times.
Dijous Bo – the biggest fair of the Incas
Dijous Bo (the exact Thursday) is the most eagerly awaited festival in the Raiguer region of Mallorca. The festival is usually held on the 3rd Thursday in November. The day of honor has its roots in the agriculture of the region, but over the years it has evolved into a very special event that offers all kinds of exhibitions and attractions. The preceding Wednesday, known locally as Dimercres Bo (exact Wednesday), is also very famous, with many stalls offering street food and nightlife that usually lasts until the next day.
Local villages in focus – Sa Pobla, Mallorca
Sa Pobla is not only the “potato capital” and rice-growing area of Mallorca, but also home to some of the island’s fiesta traditions.
Sa Pobla is not only known for its famous carbohydrate products, but has also given Mallorca many of its fiesta favorites. The demons and January festival of Sant Antoni Abat have their origins in the fourteenth century in Sa Pobla. The real church of Sant Antoni was built in the middle of this century and the fiestas date from the same period.
Sa Pobla has also revived traditions that had fallen into oblivion. This stagnation was partly due to the Franco regime, but mainly to the emergence of tourism, the exodus from rural areas and the beginning of the “modern” era. In the 1970s there was a cultural rediscovery, and Sa Pobla showed its best side with the reintroduction of instruments such as the xeremia bagpipe and the unusual ximbomba, and of course the demons that run around with the stove at fiesta time. The village of Sa Pobla holds its annual rice festival in November, where the Arroz Bomba, typical of this area, is the main attraction. It is a kind of gastronomic festival where you can taste the dishes of the area, including paella or arroz brut.
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