Welcome to peak season in Mallorca. Welcome to Mallorca in August. This is the time of year when the island is at its busiest.

August is also the month when residents also like to enjoy their holidays too. So for this reason, services will be stretched to the maximum whether using public transport, getting a taxi, getting a seat in a restaurant, getting a sunbed at your hotel or queueing in line at the water park.

The key is to plan your holiday as much as possible if you are visiting Mallorca in August.

So here is my guide to making sure your August holiday in Mallorca goes smoothly.

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Weather in Mallorca in August

August is also one of the hottest months to visit Mallorca with daytime temperatures well over 30 degrees Celsius on most days.

Nighttime temperatures can also be hot (and even unpleasant) which makes getting a hotel room with air conditioning essential particularly if you are not used to the heat and visiting from a cooler country.

You will find temperatures to be as hot as July in Mallorca (see this guide here where you will also find other information related to visiting Mallorca in August).

However, during August, you can also get the risk of the occasional thunderstorm or shower in August.  

This normally happens from around mid-August when Summer can break.

If it rains, it will still be warm and any rain in Mallorca will be over quickly. 

To find out more about Summer weather in Mallorca, check out this article here.

Forest Fires in Mallorca  

Following the tragic wildfires reported recently in Rhodes, I have been asked whether Mallorca is susceptible to wildfires.  

You can watch more about this in this video on the Mallorca Under the Sun Youtube channel here.

We have had wildfires in previous years with a more severe fire over in Andratx many years ago, but we have a good fire service here.  

The fires do tend to be quickly put out. 

Please don’t worry about this too much. We live with the threat of fires every single year and most of the time any fire that does break out is dealt with quickly.

However, the Greek fires will have an impact on the island in that any last-minute availability is likely to be snapped up by those rebooking their holiday from Rhodes and possibly coming here. 

If you haven’t booked yet, then I do encourage you to book as soon as possible. Check Jet2.com for last-minute deals as well as Booking.com here.

You’ll also find some other great options on Expedia here too.

Arrival at Palma Airport – Mallorca in August

If you’re self-packaging your holiday you may wish to consider booking a private transfer from the airport. 

Taxi ranks can be busy. While the queues can move quickly, some days of the week and times of the day will be busier than others depending on flights arriving at the same time.

To calculate how much it costs to take a taxi, check out this article here.

The cheapest way of getting to the resorts is probably by using the really excellent TIB red and yellow buses.

You will find timetables and information all about using the TIB bus to get to your resort here.

Alternatively, you can book your airport transfer on HolidayTaxis here or Booking.com here.

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The TIB airport buses start running at around 4 am, and the last bus is at around midnight.

To find out more about getting around Mallorca in August then check out these full guides to using public transport here.

To see what to expect if you are a first-time traveller to Palma de Mallorca airport this Summer, check out this video here.

Eating out Mallorca in August

As I have already mentioned, eating out in Mallorca in August may require some planning. So make reservations if there is somewhere you particularly want to eat.

At dinner time, orders are usually until 10:30 pm and start to close between 11 pm and midnight. If you miss out on getting a table at around 8 pm, go back at 9:30 pm and you will start to see more tables becoming available.

There are always places to get food in resorts after hours whether in a late-night kebab shop or you may well find some 24-hour eateries too.

Check out my video or if you get in on a late-night flight even if it is a kebab at a 24-hour takeaway 

Also new for Summer 2023 is the return of smoking in the outdoor terrace areas of restaurants. To read about smoking in Mallorca (including Mallorca’s beaches), check out this article here.

Visiting Markets in Mallorca in August

There are plenty of markets every day of the week around Mallorca with the biggest indoor market in Palma (Mercat Olivar) and the biggest outdoor market in Inca in the centre of the island.

Check out the markets in Alcudia Old Town, Puerto Pollensa, Pollensa Town, Soller, Can Picafort Santanyi, Son Severa near to Cala Bona and Cala Millor (which you can read about here) and more but if it’s too hot, then save exploring the markets until the evening where you will find some fantastic night markets or Fira de Nocturna in most resorts.

To read more about markets in Mallorca check out this article here.

The best excursions in Mallorca in August

While it is too hot to really do much sightseeing, I really recommend getting out early in the morning to get to any mountain villages and leaving at lunchtime.

The best excursions in Mallorca in August are those that will keep you cool. So when temperatures are high, check out this great selection of things to do in a Mallorca heatwave which you can check out here to keep you cool.

Many of the excursions you book can offer hotel pick-up around the island. My recommendations are to do the island tour which takes in just the best sights in the North of the island without having the hassle of travelling by bus.

You can check availability here.

You can also book this if you are staying in any of the South and South West hotels here:

And it’s not just excursions you can book.  Mallorca is full of attractions including water parks, as well as the House of Katmandu theme park in Magaluf which you can book here and evening shows including the Pirates Adventure which you can book here.

Plus there are plenty of historical sights for you to enjoy as well as art galleries and museums.

And if time is short, the best way of seeing Palma is by getting a ticket aboard the Palma City Sightseeing  Bus which takes you to all the major sights and allows you to hop on and hop off the bus as many times as you like.

You can book this here.

Look after your belongings – Mallorca in August

Don’t leave valuables on sunbeds on the beach if you’re swimming unless you have someone looking after them.  

If you’re sightseeing in Palma, then keep an extra eye out for pickpockets. You can read more on my website here about tips to avoid crime in Mallorca and how to take measures to avoid being pickpocketed here

You can check out my Mallorca Under the Sun Holiday Shop on Amazon for waterproof phone cases, bum bags and other great products to keep your valuables safe on holiday.

Events in Mallorca in August:

There are plenty of events in Mallorca in August so there will be something for you to enjoy wherever you are staying on the island.

Puerto Portals (Calvia): During August there is Sunset Market in Puerto Portals every Wednesday and Thursday night during August. Make sure you also walk along the Harbour wall to enjoy the sunset!

Valldemossa: On Sundays in August enjoy the Chopin classical music festival held in the town. There is a varied programme, which is also worth visiting if you are a classical music fan.

Deia: There is another great Deia International Music Festival held in Son Marroig on Wednesdays on the 2, 9 and 16 August which again is a must for music aficionados.

Soller: On the 18th of August is the Nit d’Art or Art Night in Soller which is a fantastic opportunity to check out the works by some of Soller’s artists.

Also in Soller on the 24 August is the  Sant Bartomeu Festival celebrating the Patron Saint of Soller:  Celebrations normally take place with 5 days of celebration leading up to this event. 

Expect a fire run, the chance to see the Bal de Bot traditional dancing, music and market and there will be an events programme out nearer the time.

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The Ball de Bot or Traditional Dance in Mallorca

Mallorca Summer Festivals: In many of the holiday resorts during August. I stumbled across celebrations taking place in Palmanova in mid-August last Summer.

Can Picafort celebrate the Tradicional Amollada d’Annerres on the 15 August at midday which is a plastic duck racing/collection event. Plus there is a flower power festival and fireworks too during the week.

Cala d’Or hosts the Fiestas de Santa Maria del Mar from 1 August to 19 August, with activities in events running through the resort.

You can find a programme here.

Also on the 15 August, there will be a national public holiday in Spain. Most of the main shopping centres and big stores will remain open as will the tourist attractions and restaurants.

You may find a few smaller businesses and services closed on this day, but it’s unlikely that any of their closure will affect your holiday.

I expect you to find the same if you are visiting this year. When I hear of new events I will add them to this list, so please check back.

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