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May in Mallorca: What's On & Weather

Beach clubs, traditional fairs, and open-air music festivals are on the horizon for May in Mallorca

featured in News & reviews Author Jose Rains, Mallorca Reporter Updated

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.

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 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 and Capdepera's Medieval Market are some of our top local fiesta's. There's also the chance to sample local produce at the Puerto Portals Farmers Market at the beginning of the month. 

Keep an eye on our events calendar as we endeavour to keep you up to date with the latest information.

A beach with mountains in the background and a tree in the foreground

What's the weather like in Mallorca 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 at 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 really settle in and enjoy an al fresco dinner and sunset at around 21.00.

What's on in Mallorca May 2019

What's on in Mallorca in May?

Historic fiesta's and fairs
Soller's biggest historic festival Es Firo is a weekend-long fiesta within the ancient fishing town, expect parades, live music and market stalls. The main event takes place on a Monday, when locals perform a colourful reenactment of the battle between Christians and Moors that took place in 1561. Boats filled with "North African pirates" land at the Port of Sóller in the early afternoon and march into town battling the local men and women, with a spectacular final fight taking place in the main square. Mid-May usually sees the historic town of Capdepera travel back in time hundreds of years for its Medieval Fair. Here you can enjoy medieval-inspired arts & crafts, food, drink and live entertainment around the 14th-century castle. It's a great day out for the whole family to enjoy!

An Ironman competition
IronMan 70.3 is a major attraction for triathletes as the race covers some of Mallorca’s best bits. Competitors will swim in the waters of Port d'Alcúdia beach, cycle within the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, and run along the Bay of Alcúdia.

Music festivals
The Deià International Music Festival is one of the biggest and best classical music festivals on the island. There are various performances taking place at the magnificent setting of Son Marroig. International pianists, violinists, cellists and a string quartet will feature over the summer.

A farmer's market
The Puerto Portals Farmers Market at the beginning of May is a great opportunity to sample and buy a selection of Mallorca's finest produce, with food, island crafts, plants and ceramics all making an appearance. May is also when many of the villages all around Mallorca celebrate their spring festivals, so you can rub shoulders with the locals and join in their age-old traditions.

White Party at Nikki Beach, Santa Eulalia

Beach Bars & Clubs in May

Beach Bars & Restaurants
We think there's no better way to spend the day than with a mojito in hand and toes in the sand. There are lots of beach bars and restaurants around the island to indulge in some tropical fun, where you will find cocktails, music, a mouthwatering menu and a fun atmosphere.

Beach Clubs
Of course for a more extravagant day out, then a beach club is a must and the island's glitterazzi will be found sipping cocktails poolside or enjoying lengthy luncheons with their nearest and dearest. Keep an eye on our events calendar as we endeavour to share the biggest and best parties.

Son Gual Golf Course, near Palma de Mallorca green

Golf in May

Mallorca's golf courses
The stunning scenery and idyllic temperatures in Mallorca make for a memorable golfing holiday. Tourists have access to more than 20 golf courses on the island, most of which are 18-hole courses, including some internationally acclaimed on the golf circuit.

A boat in the ocean with two red towels on the deck

Boating in May

Boat trips
By May the boating season has well and truly started, and 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.

Charter a yacht
Or if for a more exclusive experience, and the purse strings allow, then chartering a private yacht is also an option. This gives the flexibility to explore Mallorca's best bits on your own time frame.

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There is plenty going for everyone in Mallorca in May. Don't forget to check out our accommodation options for the best deals on the island.