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Mallorca in November signals the end of the official Summer Season in Mallorca and the beginning of the Winter Season. But is it still worth visiting Mallorca in November? Let’s find out.
On the 31st of October, the majority of hotels, bars, restaurants, and attractions close until the season starts on the 1 May (or around Easter which in 2024 will be at the end of March).
Mallorca’s holiday resorts become empty, but there are still some advantages to visiting Mallorca in November, and that is to have a totally different experience from one you can have in the Summer.
As one of my lovely Youtube viewers @floramercury commented, “Based on how we live and work today every escape doesn’t have to be about the beach – just to escape for a moment would suffice.”
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Where to Eat in Mallorca in November
You will find that some businesses in resorts will be trying to stay open over the winter, and if you subscribe to the Mallorca Under the Sun YouTube channel, you will find out which businesses these are as I continue to make videos to help with your holiday, regardless of when you intend visiting.
As an example, I have heard the Olive Tree Restaurant and Origin Bar will be extending their season here in Palmanova.
Plus some restaurants will stay open in Puerto Pollensa too and of course, you will find restaurants in Alcudia Port, Soller/Port de Soller, Cala Millor and right across the island too.
So this widespread shutdown is not a 100% shutdown. Don’t forget some residents live in resorts so you will find something to eat and drink just about everywhere on the island.
The busiest place to visit that is largely unaffected by the end-of-season shutdown is Mallorca’s capital, Palma.
Here you will find the largest concentration of bars and restaurants year-round.
If you are looking at eating out for Sunday lunchtime, I would still recommend booking a table. Restaurant supply may be low, but demand will be high! This also applies to countryside restaurants.
So as you can see wherever you go on the island, you will find somewhere open to eat and drink in November.
Where to stay in Mallorca in November
If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful break then staying anywhere outside of Palma will deliver this kind of holiday.
The mountain villages at this time of year will be particularly lovely with fewer tourists and just a much better experience than you will find in the Summer.
Saying that you need to balance with the likelihood that many gift shops and tourist-based businesses will also be closed.
You will find a much busier experience by staying in Palma, plus easy access to the rest of the island with the bus and train station in Plaza España which will be on your doorstep.
Palma will be alive and buzzing with activity with plenty of shops and activities. Check out some fun things to do in Palma in this article here.
Also to find the best beach to visit in Winter, check out this video here.
Don’t forget that hotel prices will also be much lower than you will find during the summer months.
Weather in Mallorca in November
The weather in November can be mixed. You are most likely to experience warmer temperatures in November during the first two weeks before the temperatures drop away. This I have found to be the case through my personal experience of living on the island for over 18 years.
But during November you are also likely to see heavy storms and November can also be the wettest month of the year.
It is also perfectly possible to sunbathe or swim in Mallorca during November so expect sunny days to be enjoyed on the beach.
To take a closer look at the weather in Mallorca in November and the weather in Mallorca over the winter months, check out this website article here.
Sunsets in Mallorca in November
Mallorca in November is one of the best months of the year to see THE most spectacular sunsets on the island.
With average sunset times throughout the month of November at around 17.30 to 17:45, get to any west-facing point on the island or coastline for the most spectacular views.
My favourites are in Illletas (Cala Xinxell), over Parc de la Mar (in front of Palma Cathedral) and Palma waterfront from Ciudad Jardin and Portixol).
Getting around Mallorca in November
Many TIB red and yellow buses stop on the 31 October so this will be the airport to resort services to coincide with the official end of the holiday season.
To get from Palma airport to Palma or any other resort or town around the island by bus, then take the EMT A1 bus from the Airport to the bus station in Palma and pick up a connecting bus there.
Many services will stop connecting the resorts too, for example, the 324 bus from Alcudia to Can Picafort will cease as will the Alcudia to Cala Ratjada bus until the spring.
So check your route on the TIB website before travelling.
For more information about using the public buses in Mallorca, check out this link here.
To find out more about arriving at Palma Airport in November, check out this article here.
Activities in Mallorca in November
Hiking in Mallorca in November is the perfect time to start hiking and explore the island’s incredible mountain scenery.
To get started I have a playlist of easy hiking routes which you can find on the Mallorca Under the Sun YouTube channel here.
Spa Days in Mallorca. With changable weather, don’t forget you can enjoy some great spa days in Mallorca with hotelbreak.es. For just 23€ enjoy a circuit in the Spa in the Hotel Isla Mallorca here, or a day of luxury and decadence at the Castillo Hotel Son Vida here.
Cycling in Mallorca in November is cooler and a less busy experience. You will find cyclists still enjoying the island right through the winter with easier and cooler access to some of the great cycling routes including Formentor and down the Serpentine road to Sa Colobra without the tourist crowds.
Visit Markets in Mallorca in November. There are plenty of markets open throughout the island including Alcudia and Pollensa, Puerto Pollensa and Soller.
You will also find markets in towns and villages, which are geared towards local life so if you would like a traditional market experience, visit the markets in Inca and Manacor.
To find out more about markets in Mallorca, check out this link here.
Going to the beach in Mallorca in November! Picnics. If you’re looking for an empty beach then on a good day in November, this is a great time to come. This is also a great time to visit the smaller calas and coves in Mallorca which are normally sheltered but offer a more peaceful experience in Mallorca in November.
Events in Mallorca in November
November 4 -12 November: La Fira, Pollensa Old Town: This wonderful local festival is a culmination of entertainment, culture and tradition. This week-long event showcases local artisan handicrafts, food and art with cooking demonstrations, fashion parades and workshops for families.
November 11, Rose Window in Palma Cathedral: This takes place with the rose window casting light and colour on the wall of the cathedral. It’s truly spectacular and happens twice a year with the changing season. So if you want to see this rare sight in Palma Cathedral, this is a sight not to be missed.
November 16 – the Dijou Bo in Inca is an amazing way to experience a huge local fair, which attracted hundreds of market stalls and visitors from all over Spain.
Get a real feel for local culture and tradition, and try local food, local customs and country life in this amazing cultural event. Expect it to be one of the best festivals to attend in Mallorca in November!
November 23, Plama Christmas Lights Switch on. This is a huge event marking the beginning of the Christmas season. Palma will be packed for the big Christmas light switch-on. So if you are visiting and want to join the fun in Palma, then join the crowds.
TaPalma on 22-26 November follow the route to try some of the best tapas in Palma around old town bars and restaurants. With tapas offered for a special price, this is a great opportunity to try out some local cuisine.
If you are visiting Mallorca in November, then also check out other things to do in Winter here.