As we head into August, the summer season is at its peak and Mallorca’s jam-packed calendar of events continues to impress. Beach parties, live music concerts, traditional festivals and sports competitions are all on the agenda.
Couples, families and groups of friends all choose Mallorca for their summer holidays and August is a popular month to visit.
Here’s our comprehensive insider's guide to Mallorca in August.
What's the weather like in Mallorca in August?
August tends to be the hottest month of the year in Mallorca with an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day, an average temperature of 25°C and lunchtime temperatures often reaching the early 30s. The sea is a comfortable temperature for most by this point in the summer and those balmy summer evenings provide the perfect environment for dining al fresco style. For those keen to see the island at its best, sunrise is just before 07.00 and sunsets are around 21.00.
What's on in Mallorca in August?
The Fiesta de La Patrona in Pollença holds its reputation as one of the most popular traditional festivals on the island, and it always takes place over the first weekend in August. The biggest event is the legendary mock battle between Moors and Christians where the locals dress in 16th-century clothes and reenact the fight against the Ottoman pirates lead by Dragut who, in 1550, attacked the town. If you want to see the best of the action, then make sure you head to the city hall at 17:00 on the final day and follow the procession and mock battles through the streets of Pollença's old town.
World-class music entertainment
Port Adriano and Magaluf are two of the hottest destinations to host world-class DJs and bands across the summer and August always sees some of the most famous parties in the calendar. Or if classical music is more your thing then the International Chopin Festival takes place in Valldemossa to honour the music composer's stay in the town's Carthusian monastery with his lover, celebrated writer George Sand, in the winter of 1838.
A sailing regatta
August is a big month in Mallorca for yachting. The Copa del Rey Regatta will welcome some of the best sailing crews in the world to Palma Bay. Yacht fanatics also make sure you have the Illes Balears Classics Regatta on your radar.
Film lovers staying in Palma throughout August are in for a treat as they can enjoy an evening at the city's open-air film screenings. A screen is set up in Parc de la Mar, in front of the city’s iconic cathedral, the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening. So, bring a picnic and enjoy some first-class entertainment in this unique setting. Films are shown in English, Spanish and Catalan, so check out the programme to plan your night.
Boating in August
Take to the water
No matter where you might be on the island, there will be the opportunity to take to the water close by. Many companies offer group boat trips where you buy a ticket, and join a group on a day, half day or sunset cruise. We would highly recommend getting over to Sa Calobra or Sa Dragonera if you can. Or if you prefer a more exclusive experience, tailored to your own itinerary, then charter your own yacht.
Beach clubs in August
Create some epic memories and rub shoulders with the rich and famous at one of Mallorca’s hottest beach clubs this summer. Whether you are looking for a legendary pool party or a romantic day out for two, the island has a great selection of beach clubs to choose from. Be sure to book tables and sun beds in advance to avoid disappointment.
Wine Tours in August
Taste Mallorca's wine
A tour and tasting at one of the award-winning vineyards dotted around the island is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Mallorca’s rich history of wine production and trial some local produce. The perfect activity to escape the sun-loungers in the heat of the day.
Visit Mallorca's Caves in August
Famous caves in Mallorca
Some of the island's most important pieces of natural architecture are its caves! The Cuevas del Drach (translated as the Caves of Drach) located near Porto Cristo on the east side of the island are the most famous due to the record breaking underground lake within the caves. A visit here is a magical affair as it includes a special music performance! Near Arta, in the north-east of Mallorca, there's also a vast network of underground caverns full of stalactites and stalagmites at the Cuevas del Arta, regular guided tours are available throughout the summer.
Fun Activities in August
Water activities in Mallorca
Water parks have all the ingredients for a fun day out and are a great way to keep cool! They do tend to get busier in August with the school holidays so try to get down early or even later in the day to avoid big queues to get in. Or if you are looking for predominantly indoor activity, then Palma Aquarium is a great way to learn about sea life and has some fun activities for the kids including soft play and a great outdoor adventure playground.
Adventure and theme parks are a great place to create memories and Mallorca has plenty on offer, including jungle parks, crazy golf and kids activities. So take your pick!