HOTELS WITH TENNIS COURTS IN MAJORCA
The festival, Sant Joan is one of the biggest, most wildly celebrated event on Mallorca, and especially in Palma. Loud bangs sound throughout the streets, masked figures run through the park underneath the Cathedral wielding large poles emitting sparks into the crowds and people are spotted jumping over bonfires with bandanas pulled up over their mouths and noses. To anyone looking on that wasn’t aware of this festival it would look practically apocalyptic but for those who are familiar with this crazy festival they know that it is probably the most fun and exhilarating festival to participate in.
Crowds descend upon the Parc de la Mar underneath the Cathedral waiting for the hooded devils to enter through the old viaducts and light their torches. These devils then run through the park whilst onlookers choose to either duck and run away from the flying embers or jump up and down with the devils in the shower of sparks to the cacophony of drums. Small bonfires are lit throughout the park adding to the haze and colour of this electric festival.
Once the chaos of the correfoc subsides (normally around 11pm) the hordes of slightly charred and vaguely smoked participants head to the various beaches and coves around the island to bathe in the sea and make a wish to welcome the summer solstice.
A slightly tamer version of the festival occurs island-wide in which everyone sets up camp on the various beaches and coves – be it a picnic blanket or a full dining set – and light hundreds of candles all around. Under the flickering of this candlelight the wine and the beer flows and mountains of food are barbecued or prepared. People play music and chat amongst themselves as the children weave in and out of the groups in excitement. At 12 o´clock everyone runs down into the sea en masse to reset the previous year and make their wishes for the year ahead. It is interesting to note that tradition states that you should bathe on your back looking up with a candle in your right hand to make your wish but this seems to get forgotten in all the excitement.
It is a festival that should be experienced at least once although it is important to dress appropriately and know what you are letting yourself in for – plenty of fun, heaps of chaos and smoke-scented hair for a few days!
Mallorca's famous village of Valldemossa annual artful festival
Valldemossa celebrates its cultural heritage with the one-day feast of art, music, handicrafts, and gastronomy, known as Artdemossa.
The festival is part of the beautiful village’s summer fiestas, and attracts visitors from across Mallorca.
The full festival programme is usually available a week or two before the event.
The fair will be structured into four sectors: a space dedicated to the exhibition of sculptures, paintings and photographs; a musical area with jazz, rock, ethnic music and the local Music School; the gastronomic area with all the restaurants, medieval bakeries and other food-stores offering home-grown gastronomy; and the artisan area, where the local artisans will be showcasing and selling their own products.
August 2nd, a yearly epic battle reenactment in Mallorca
On the day of Pollença’s Patroness Saint, the locals take to the streets to re-enact the epic battle between Moors and Christians.
Week-long festival in Puigpunyent with activities for all ages
The small town of Puigpunyent celebrates summer with week-long celebrations that include a full programme of activities of all kinds.
Expect events for both children and adults, ranging from arts and crafts to sports and music.
Mallorca offers conditions for swimming holidays and trainings: 260 Mediterranean beaches; about 20 municipal indoor swimming pools across the island open all-year-round; hotels with 25 m or 50 m pools, gyms and spas.
The Best Swim Centre in Colonia Sant Jordi provides swimming facilities and camps, as well as family swim holidays packages. It is a venue totally dedicated to swimming training and triathlon camps, competitions, synchro and water polo. Swim Center has 2 filming windows, viewing platform on the roof of the main building, Shark Eye portable underwater camera, visual room with direct poolside access for instant feedback.
Comfortable sea water swimming in Mallorca is between July - September. Sea water temperature during summer months is 22-26ºC.
The hottest water is in August - beginning of September: 25-26ºC. This time Mallorca is dedicated to family holidays.
May - June, October - November sea water temperature is around 18-21ºC. This time is perfect for swimming camps and trainings, technique improvements.
The climate of Mallorca is Mediterranean.
January is the coldest month - 15ºC. Stormy weather in the winter.
August is the warmest month with 31ºC.
The wind comes mainly from the north. In some places a slight sea breeze can blow during the day bringing cooler air from the sea.
South-east coast of Mallorca is usually a bit warmer than other parts because of north westerly winds.
There is a difference in weather across the island. Mountains attract clouds and rains while the coast is mainly sunny and dry. South side of the island less windy and there is less rainfall compared to the north.
Summer months from June to September is the best time to visit Mallorca for sea and beach holidays. It is dry and warm, sea water is comfortable, pools are perfect.
Late autumn - end of September and October - is the best time for those who prefer cooler weather and peaceful holiday. This time is the best for swimming training and relax.
Outdoor pools are fine to use between June - late September. They are heated by the sun during a day and more comfortable late afternoon.
Sea is still warm in October, while outdoor pools are quite cold late autumn unless heated.