May usually provides the perfect temperature to get out and explore the best of this magical island. There's a buzz in the air as the island gears up for summer. We've whittled down a list of our favourite events and things to see and do in May.
In May the climate gets noticeably warmer, with just a few days of rain usually forecast across the month and an average temperature of 22.5°C on the hottest part of the day. Sunrise is before 07.00, ideal for cyclists or hikers keen to explore the island before before lunch. The average temperature climbs to around 17°C in the evening, so you can enjoy an al fresco dinner and sunset at around 21.00.
By the beginning of May, most of the island's beach bars and beach clubs are open, and Mallorca's beaches and ports are prepped for the season. Sporting enthusiasts are out in force as the island hosts some exciting sporting events including PalmaVela Regatta and IronMan 70.3. First class music events are on the agenda with Mallorca Live and Deià's International Music Festival.
There's plenty of opportunity to soak up some of the islands culture throughout the month with traditional fiestas and fairs taking place across the island. Soller's Es Firo, Capdepera's Medieval Market and Pollenca's Wine Fair are some of our top picks. Art Palma Brunch is a big art affair on the art scene and there's also the chance to sample local produce at the Puerto Portals Farmers Market.
EDITORS NOTE: COVID UPDATE FOR MAY 2021
This month we are excited to see Covid-19 restrictions lifting as restaurants, hotels, beach clubs and more open all around the island. Many events will take place, but please be aware some have been postponed or cancelled this year due to the pandemic. The IronMan 70.3 has been moved to the 10th October and the Palma Vela Regatta has been moved to the last week in October.
Keep an eye on our events calendar as we endeavour to keep you up to date with the latest information.
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