Practical information about Mallorca

Mallorca in a few

Relaxation, wellness, hiking or cycling, lazing on the beach or discovering the historical heritage in the capital: Mallorca offers a range of activities for everyone.

Located in the Mediterranean sea, neighbouring the smaller islands of Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, Mallorca is a holiday destination that offers you the natural wonders of the Balearics, and the pleasures of a Spanish island with a lot to offer. Whether you want to stroll through the villages, explore the wild nature or enjoy a grilled fish in one of the numerous small fishing ports, you will find something to make your stay in Mallorca unforgettable.

How to get there?

By plane: The easiest way to visit Mallorca is by plane. The airport is 10km east of Palma and is one of the three biggest ones in Spain. Many airlines fly from the main French cities with more frequent flights during the summer months. It takes 2 hours to get there from Paris, 1.5 hours from Bordeaux and 1 hour 10 minutes from Marseille.

By ferry: You can also reach Mallorca, or more precisely the village of Alcudia, by sea, by taking the ferry from Toulon. The Corsica Ferries company offers a ferry service from France to the island in peak season (with your car if you wish). The journey takes about 15 hours.

When should I come?

There are three main seasons in Mallorca, each one having its own advantages. The high season, from July to August, is definitely the hottest and the most popular, as the sea temperature is the highest during this period. This is also the period when there are lots of activities and cultural and musical events. The shoulder season is the period before and after the holiday season, in other words April to June and September to October. Most tourist establishments are still open, the weather is milder, and conditions are particularly favourable for hiking and other outdoor activities. Finally, the low season runs from November to April, when most of the hotels and restaurants take a break after the summer season and bring down the curtain. Evenings are cool, but there are less tourists and prices fall significantly... another way to stay in Mallorca, worth considering!

Good to know

One of the local dishes that can be found on the menu of almost every small port in Mallorca are the Soller prawns. With their ruby red colour, they attract the greatest international head chefs, including the famous Yotam Ottolenghi, who came to Mallorca specially to cook them. Get your forks ready!