23 / 01 / 2018
Help, it’s raining! Bad weather ideas in Mallorca
Mallorca rarely sees rain or bad weather during the summer months. From June to September temperatures often touch or exceed 35°C (95°F), but there are times when the weather breaks, albeit just for a day or two.
What to do when sunbathing is off?
We at Pollentia Rentals have a few ideas on what to do when faced with cloudy skies, a little rain, or a full blown electrical storm.
Head for the hills
Take your bathers in case the sun comes out – there is a beautiful open-air pool in the monastery grounds. And if you have trainers, the camel walk is a family favourite or for the more adventurous, a climb to the top of Puig de Massanella (the highest for the public accessible mountain in Mallorca).
The Lluc Monastery and Escorca area have several excellent restaurants such as Es Guix. If you are feeling brave, continue on down the Tramontana road to Sa Calobra, an exhilarating, hairpin driving experience, not to be missed!
Closer to your holiday villa in Pollensa but equally beautiful, head around the bay to Bonaire and take the short drive to the Ermita de La Victoria with splendid sweeping sea views and a wonderful restaurant for coffee or lunch. We love the walk up to the Atalaya (look-out).
Hit the shops
Puerto Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa have a surprisingly good selection of shops. From cosy boutiques selling local crafts, handmade jewellery, local clothes and leather goods to larger stores, stocking international and luxury brands, and souvenirs. Or head further afield to the massive new shopping centre – FAN or Festival Park.
Book an excursion
Don’t fancy driving? There are now several companies offering coach trips all over the island. No Frills Excursions have an office on the sea front in Puerto Pollensa and offer trips to the Caves of Drach and Campanet, Palma city, Valldemossa and Soller, Palma Aquarium plus numerous boat trips.
It is generally best to book the day before. For a last minute plan, hop on the (very good) public bus from Puerto Pollensa which runs direct to Palma city centre several times a day.
Take to the water
Temperatures in July, August and September rarely fall much below 20 degrees, even on cloudy days. The sea tends to be an average of 26°C. Pollensa Bay has water sport options for everyone. You could book a windsurf, kitesurf or sailing lesson, hire a pedalo, try paddle surfing, hire a kayak, do a trial dive or cling on for dear life on a banana boat. For a more relaxing option, take a glass bottomed boat trip over to Formentor beach for a coffee.
Yoga and Pilates are huge in Mallorca. Classes run throughout the year and many are in English. Try Yoga Pollensa in Pollensa old town or Rachel´s ´Simply Pilates´ class in Puerto Pollensa. There are classes for all levels. Book your place, they fill up fast.
Puerto Pollensa bay is an incredible place in the rain. On a stormy day take shelter for a morning or afternoon at one of the bars along the sea front. Mallorca’s electric storms are not to be missed!
Relax at your holiday villa in Mallorca
You can as well just relax staying at “home”. One of the reasons to book a holiday villa instead of a hotel is the commodity it offers you in comparison to a small hotel room. When it’s raining, just enjoy the day in your holiday villa in Mallorca reading a book or playing board games with the whole family. Feel like home being in paradise – even if it’s raining!