In this article, I will let you know what Mallorca is like in July so you can plan your holiday to the island.

Mallorca in July is a mix of the absolute best and worst of the island.  July is also the time of year that signals peak season has started in Mallorca.

With the end of school for many countries across Europe at the end of June, July sees an influx of families to the island. 

So what can you expect if you’re visiting Mallorca in July?  

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Cheap package holidays in Mallorca in July

If you haven’t yet booked your Summer holiday then don’t forget you will get the best rates on package holidays (UK travellers) before the schools break up for Summer.

You can see the price difference with Jet2 here.

You can also travel cheaply if travelling mid-week and also by self-packaging your holiday.

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How busy is Mallorca in July?

The beaches will be busy in Mallorca in July.  I’m often asked which resort is quiet and offers a peaceful experience in July and my answer is there are no quiet resorts in Mallorca in July. 

If you are looking for an empty beach in July, then be prepared to hike or rent a boat for the day as empty beaches tend to be difficult to access wearing flip-flops.

All the resort beaches in Mallorca will be busy in July. 

If you want to experience quiet beaches in Mallorca in July, visit the beach either early in the morning or later in the afternoon as many visitors head out for an early dinner.

Es Cargador beach Palmanova Mallorca

What to pack for your holiday in Mallorca in July

If you’re packing for your Mallorca Summer holiday, take Summer clothes – just Summer clothes.

Well, you may need a cardigan, jumper or jacket for the flight to Mallorca, but for your Mallorca holiday, you will need no more than shorts, t-shirts, summer dresses, and swimwear (not forgetting underwear and sleepwear).

If you’re going out for dinner, you may wish to take a shirt, dress, some sandals or shoes for eating out. Take something a little smarter if you intend to eat in a Michelin Star restaurant.

You will find that eating out in Mallorca is quite a casual affair. Even flip-flops are accepted in restaurants widely.

To get an idea of how what the weather is like in Mallorca in July, read on.

What’s the Weather Like in Mallorca in July?

The weather in Mallorca in July will be HOT! 

With highs well over 30ºCelcius, this Summer in 2023, with the arrival of the El Niño weather phenomenon, the weather is expected to be hotter and wetter. 

So while there the weather will be very sunny, also watch out for a few thunderstorms bubbling up which could bring rain. 

Very rarely does it rain in July, and very rarely is it cloudy.  But Summer in 2023 could be different.

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

Swimming in Mallorca in July

With the arrival of the Summer season in Mallorca, please be careful swimming in the sea or swimming pools in Mallorca.

Sometimes the sea conditions are not as calm as they seem and every year people do sadly drown. 

So please keep an eye on the wind if you’re swimming in the sea and most importantly keep an eye on your children when they are playing in the water. 

There is usually one or two lifeguards for thousands of holidaymakers on the beach and these lifeguards can in no way guarantee your or your children’s safety.

Also keep an eye out for jellyfish too which you can read about here.

Sightseeing in Mallorca in July

The arrival of peak season means the tourist sights and attractions will be busy too. 

If you are planning a visit to either Palma City, Soller town or Valldemossa for example, then plan to go early in the morning or later in the evening.

Find out more about visiting Soller and Soller Port here.

Palma will be busy, and teeming with visitors during July, particularly on the days when cruise ships arrive.  

To find out some great things to do in Palma, check out this article here.

Soller is expected to be extremely busy too.  

Get out early if you wish to sightsee in Mallorca in July.

Plaza Constitucion Soller
Plaza Constitucion Soller, the hub of activity in Soller town

Don’t forget too that many historical sights open around 10 am so I would recommend getting there for then.

Not only will you get the best experience with fewer people but it will be cooler too.

Markets also open from around 8:30 am in the morning until around 1:30 pm and are best visited as early as possible. 

You can find a full list of markets in Mallorca in this article here.

However, with busier than usual tourist attractions and markets, please make sure you keep an eye on your belongings at all times.  

It’s a fact that there are more cases of pickpocketing reported in Mallorca in the peak season, so please take care.

In fact please read this article about crime in Mallorca and how you can best avoid the pickpockets.

The Best Way to Stay Cool in Mallorca in July

If sightseeing sounds like too much hard work, then the best way to stay cool in Mallorca is to visit Mallorca’s Waterparks.

Hidropark is the best waterpark to visit for those staying in Puerto Pollensa, Alcudia, Playa de Muro and Can Picafort.

It’s a great family waterpark that is especially fantastic for those with small children.

Find out more about Hidropark Waterpark here and plan your trip here:


For those staying in Magaluf, Palmanova, Santa Ponsa, Peguera, Camp de Mar or anywhere else in the South West, then visit Western Waterpark.

Find out more about Western Waterpark here, and plan your trip here:

For those staying on the south of Mallorca, so around Arenal, Can Pastilla or Cala Pi, or in fact anywhere on the island, then visit Mallorca’s largest waterpark Aqualand. 

Find out more about Aqualand here.

You can plan your trip to Aqualand here:

Can you Hike and Cycle in Mallorca in July?

In my opinion and my experience of living in Mallorca, I would say NO, however, people do come to Mallorca year-round to specifically do these activities.

How do I know this? I have seen them in the 18+ years I have lived on the island.

Hiking and cycling are one of the many reasons so many holidaymakers visit Mallorca. 

Take note of the high temperatures mentioned earlier in this article. 

So if you do decide to hike or cycle in Mallorca then do so early in the morning (around 6 am) or later in the evening and plan the end of your journey before it gets dark.

Getting Around Mallorca in July

Public transport will be busy.  You can read a full guide to getting around Mallorca here.  

You will see that it’s extremely cheap to travel by public bus, but if there is a group of you then you may find that it’s cheaper to get around by taxi.

Check out my guide to taking a taxi in Mallorca here.

Also Uber has now arrived in Mallorca, which you can read about here

If you plan to rent a car in Mallorca in July, then you will be joining the thousands of other hire car drivers. 

Public car parks and roads can be extremely busy. 

Avoid driving on the Ma20 motorway, which is the ring road which circumnavigates Palma in the direction of the airport between about 3:30 pm and 6 pm.  

You may well see traffic build to almost standing at these times. 

Above all, leave in good time when you are returning the Palma Airport when taking a flight at the end of your holiday.

Local Festivals in Mallorca in July

There are a few festivals worth noting in Mallorca in July.

14 July: Bar Flexas Party, Parc de la Mar, Palma. This is a huge party with music and dancing in Palma’s Parc de la Mar in front of the Cathedral.  

16 July: La Verge del Carme held across various coastal villages including Puerto Pollensa, Porto Cristo and other port towns.  

In Cala Bona, you will also find a music festival too which is part of these celebrations.  

Take part in this local fiesta which celebrates Mallorca’s fishing heritage.

End of July: Copa del Rey Regatta or Kings Cup. Boats out in the Palma Bay.  There should also be some events in Palma too.

Finally, if you’re still thinking of booking a Mallorca holiday, then search for some great deals here.

You can also book your transfers here:

mallorca airport transfers