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Easter Holidays in Mallorca


The bustling island of Mallorca opens its doors to thousands of holidaymakers in the spring. Thanks to its warm climate and wide range of events and activities to take part in, the largest Balearic Island is the ideal place for an Easter getaway with the family. Here are 5 things to do during Easter in Mallorca:


1. Religious Celebrations

‘Semana Santa’, otherwise known as ‘Holy Week’ is a week-long celebration and like in most of Spain, the people of Mallorca carry out special processions, rituals and colourful parades through the city streets, a truly wonderful sight to behold! The biggest processions take place on Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter); whilst on Good Friday you can witness the spectacular reenactment of the Passion of the Christ.

Although Palma is the most popular place in Mallorca to visit during Semana Santa, the entire island celebrates Easter in its own way and it’s also worth visiting some of the other towns and villages (try Pollensa) to get a real taste of these traditional celebrations.


2. Cycling

Mallorca is fast becoming a world-renowned cycling lover’s paradise! With open roads, winding tracks and a combination of steep, vigorous terrain and gentle trails, Mallorca offers a real mix of exciting, fast-paced mountain biking routes and gentler, leisurely paths offering scenic views. If you’re seeking a challenge, why not try the Sa Calobra climb, a six mile route which rises over 2000 feet! Mallorca offers something for cyclists of all levels and with the temperatures remaining cooler than the summer months; Spring is a perfect time to explore the island from the saddle.

Click here to find out more about mountain biking in Mallorca


3. Shopping in the Capital

The cosmopolitan city of Palma is Mallorca’s vibrant shopping hub – with pretty, narrow streets lined with boutique, designer shops and independent stores featuring handcrafted island products, there’s enough variety in Palma to keep you shopping to your heart’s content!

Paseo del Borne, also known as the ‘golden mile of Palma’ is not to be missed, as it features some of the most luxury designer shops on the island. The capital is also home to two large shopping centres; Porto Pi situated near Palma’s promenade which boasts over 140 shops, and the recently opened FAN Mallorca which is a close drive from the airport and offers many shops, food outlets and a cinema.

Keep in mind that many shops will be closed on the Easter Bank Holidays (Good Friday and Easter Monday), so be sure to plan your shopping spree outside of these dates, and enjoy the local fiestas during them.


 4. Hiking

You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring this magical island on foot. Mallorca is home to the Balearic’s largest mountain range, the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains located along the northwest coast. This stunning region covers approximately 30% of the island’s territory and accommodates quaint traditional villages amongst lush forests and ancient footpaths, as well as open-air coastal routes offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. To the East of the island, S’Albufera Natural Park, a protected nature reserve close to Alcudia which is home to an abundance of bird species is another must-see attraction.


5. Gastronomy

No matter the time of year, it’s always worth sampling the fantastic local food served up in Mallorca’s many authentic restaurants. The cuisine in Mallorca is much like that of mainland Spain, with a few twists! Many of the dishes feature the island’s abundance of walnuts, almonds and olives, such as Fideua (noodle-based paella), Frito (one of the oldest recipes on the island) and Ensaimadas, a popular breakfast pastry sprinkled with sugar and typically filled with cream, custard, chocolate or apricot.


Booking early is a great way to secure your ideal Mallorca holiday villa for the Easter Break, start browsing for 2020 here.

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