April marks the start of the tourist season in Mallorca. After a long winter slumber (November – March), accommodations and restaurants open up their doors and welcome sun-starved Europeans.
April is shoulder-season in Mallorca. Though by no means empty, crowds are more manageable in popular destinations. Parking is more readily available. And, overall accommodation prices are lower than in summer months. Tourism noticeably crescendos around the Easter Holiday, which can fall anytime between late March and late April.
Though it’s possible to swim in the Mediterranean Sea, it’s still a bit too brisk for most (15°C water temperature). The mild daytime temperatures throughout April attract many cyclists and hikers to the island. If you’re craving a multi-day hiking adventure, spring is an ideal season to tackle the Dry Stone Route (Ruta de Pedra en Sec), aka GR221.
Last year, we spent the whole month of April in Mallorca. We hiked extensively in the Tramuntana Mountains, drove the scenic Ma-10 road, visited popular places (which are usually overrun in summer) like Caló des Moro, the walled city of Alcúdia, and Valldemossa.
Overall, April is a lovely month to visit Mallorca. Stay in historic towns rather than purpose-built tourist resorts, which are mostly lifeless in early spring. Read Where to Stay in Mallorca for an overview of the best towns to stay in.
Sunrise is between 6:50 – 7:30 am and sunset is between 8:10 – 8:40 pm. The days get slightly longer as the month progresses.
Visiting Mallorca in April
Mallorca Travel Info
- Where: Mallorca is the largest island in Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea.
- Capital of Mallorca: Palma de Mallorca
- Mallorca Airport: Palma de Mallorca Airport
- April Events: Fira d’Andratx (Andratx Fair), 312 Mallorca cycling marathon, Palma International Boat Show
- Spelling: Mallorca is also spelled Majora
- Language: Mallorcans speaks Castellano (Spanish) and a dialect of Catalan, known as Mallorquin
- Where to Stay: Valldemossa, Deià, Port de Sóller, Sóller, Fornalutx, Port de Pollença, Pollença, Alcúdia, Palma de Mallorca.
- Travel Guidebooks: Lonely Planet Mallorca and The Rough Guide to Mallorca & Menorca
- Hiking Guidebooks: Mallorca Rother Walking Guideand Mountain Walking in Mallorca: 50 routes in Mallorca’s Tramuntana
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Mallorca April Weather
Statistically, the average April temperature is 14°C (57.2°F). Though day temperatures are quite moderate, evenings are still cool.
When we visited, it was far colder than we anticipated with many days hovering around 6°C (42.8°F). Locals confirmed that the cold weather was atypical.
Rainfall is common throughout the month, especially in the mountains. It rains about 5-6 days per month on average.
Though April is spring, pack layers. If you’re staying in the mountains, bring a warm sweater, jacket, and beanie.
Top Things to Do in Mallorca in April
Drive the Ma-10 Road
The Ma-10 road is a scenic mountain road which connects Andratx in the southwest of the island with Pollença in the northwest. Ma-10 Route: Google Maps. It’s widely considered the most beautiful road on the island.
This stunning 118 km-long road links together Mallorca’s most picturesque villages, twisting through dreamy Mediterranean landscapes of agricultural terraces, olive groves, pine-fringed coastal cliffs, and limestone mountains.
For that reason, the Ma-10 route is the backbone of our suggested 7-Day Mallorca road trip itinerary. Take it slowly and visit Estellencs, Banyalbufar, Valldemossa, Deià, Port de Sóller, Sóller, and/or Fornalutx along the way.
Worthy Detour. Between the Embassament des Gorg Blau reservoir and Escorca, the thrilling Sa Calobra Road branches off the Ma-10 and steeply drops down to the coast in a series of tight hairpins. Don’t miss the beach at the end of the Torrent de Pareis canyon. The beach is accessible by foot via two tunnels from Sa Calobra.
Overall, the Ma-10 road is safe to drive, if you have experience driving narrow mountain roads with tight curves. In spring, cyclists can cause congestion issues along the route. As frustrating as that may be, only pass cyclists when there’s clear visibility ahead. We saw many reckless drivers overtaking groups of cyclists in turns.
Renting a Car in Mallorca
We recommend using the Discovercars.com car rental reservation platform to search for and book car rentals. This easy-to-use booking platform compares car rental deals from 500+ trusted providers, so that you can choose the best option for your trip.
Tip: If you can only drive automatic transmission cars, as opposed to manual transmission cars (stick shift), book your car rental as early as possible.
Hike in the Tramuntana Mountains
The Serra de Tramuntana is a limestone mountain range which runs parallel to the northwestern coast of the island. In 2011, this Mallorcan mountain range was awarded World Heritage Status for its cultural value. The highest summit in the range is Puig Major (1436 meters).
Our Mallorca Hiking Guide summarizes the most interesting hikes in the Tramuntana Mountains, including Cornador Gran Day Hike, Tossals Verds Circuit Trail, Puig de l’Ofre Peak Hike, La Trapa Viewpoint Hike, Castell d’Alaró Rock Castle Hike, and Path of the Archduke.
The best base for hiking in the Tramuntana Mountains is Sóller, or Port de Sóller. Valldemossa and Deià are also well-positioned for hiking excursions in the Serra de Tramuntana.
Top Sóller Accommodations: Hostel Sóller – Albergue Juvenil (budget), Hotel El Guía (midrange), Ecocirer Healthy Stay (midrange-luxury), Finca Ca’s Curial – Agroturismo – Adults Only (luxury), and Finca Cas Sant (luxury).
Stay in a Finca
A finca is a farmhouse, or countryside estate, set on a plot of agricultural land.
Today, many Fincas across Mallorca have been converted into rural vacation homes, bed and breakfasts, or hotels. Many Fincas have undergone extensive modernizations and renovations, while still maintaining their historic character.
Though quality varies, most Fincas offer peaceful countryside settings, beautiful grounds (usually with a swimming pool), and sometimes farm-to-table products (oranges, almonds, olives, etc…).
In Mallorca, a typical Finca estate is defined by natural stone walls, beamed ceilings, large courtyards, and antique furnishings.
Here are some standout Fincas we recommend booking for your next trip to Mallorca.
Finca Hotels in Southwest Mallorca
Midrange | Fincahotel Can Estades is a romantic B&B, located in the small rural town of Calvià in southwest Mallorca. With its peaceful countryside setting, this antique-filled finca is an ideal base for relaxing as well as actively exploring the southwest of Mallorca. Cool down in the outdoor swimming pool, enjoy a drink from the honesty bar, and eat a slow breakfast on the terrace.
Finca Hotels in Southeast Mallorca
Luxury | Finca Hotel Rural Es Turó is a countryside estate hotel, 3.2 km from the Ses Salines town center (5 minute drive). Rustic, yet refined, this Finca hotel features 17 gorgeous bedrooms, an eye-catching infinity pool, and an on-site restaurant. Half board available.
Finca Hotels in the Central Tramuntana Mountains
Luxury | Mirabó de Valldemossa is located up in the hills overlooking Valldemossa. This dreamy rural hotel is the ultimate retreat for those looking to unwind in a peaceful countryside location. The hotel features 2 swimming pools and an on-site restaurant and bar. It’s worth noting that the hotel is located at the end of a 900-meter-long serpentine driveway, so a car is essential. Additionally, the long driveway may serve as a deterrent for going out at night, etc…
Luxury | Finca Ca’s Curial – Agroturismo – Adults Only is an estate hotel surrounded by citrus groves just outside the town center of Sóller. Guests love the secluded location, extensive grounds, spacious rooms, swimming pool and poolside honesty bar. Breakfast is included and on-site parking is free.
Luxury | Owned by the same family for 750 years, Finca Cas Sant is a historic estate in Sóller, set on gorgeous grounds, walking distance to the old town of Sóller. Finca Cas Sant offers 13 rooms and suites, two seasonal swimming pools, and free parking.
Finca Hotels in Northern Mallorca
Luxury | Hotel Llenaire is set on a hill overlooking Port de Pollença, the Formentor Peninsula and the Tramuntana Mountains in Northern Mallorca. This elegant Finca offers an enchanting ambience, outstanding food in their on-site restaurant, and an excellent outdoor pool.
Luxury | Housed in a 17th century monastery, Son Brull Hotel & Spa artfully combines historic features with chic, modern facilities. Guests have access to a spa, tennis court, swimming pool, fitness room, bicycles (free), sun terrace, garden and restaurant. This standout 5-star hotel invites guests to luxuriate in the idyllic foothills of Serra de Tramuntana, five minutes away from Pollença. Breakfast is included.
Luxury | Son Grua Agroturismo de Lujo is a first-class farm stay on the Ma-10, 5.6 km from Pollença (10 minute drive). Stay here for the mountain views, quiet location, dreamy outdoor pool, and antique-accented suites. Breakfast is included and dinner is available on-site.
Trek the Dry Stone Route
The Dry Stone Route (Ruta de Pedra en Sec), also known as the GR221, is a long distance hiking trail which traverses the Tramuntana Mountains of Mallorca.
The GR221 follows old stone pathways and dry stone structures as well as mule tracks from village to village. Hikers overnight in guesthouses and the occasional Refugi along the way.
The best time to hike the GR221 is in spring and fall.
The 140 km trail is usually divided into 8 or 10 stages.
Buy the Cierone Guidebook Trekking in Mallorca to plan your trip.
GR 221 Hiking Map
GR221 10 Day Itinerary
- Stage 1: Port d’Andratx to Sant Elm
- Stage 2: Sant Elm to Ses Fontanelles
- Stage 3: Ses Fontanelles to Estellencs
- Stage 4: Estellencs to Esporles
- Stage 5: Esporles to Valldemossa
- Stage 6: Valldemossa to Deià
- Stage 7: Deià to Sóller
- Stage 8: Sóller to Tossals Verds
- Stage 9: Tossals Verds to Lluc
- Stage 10: Lluc to Pollença
Visit Alcúdia Peninsula
Alcúdia peninsula is located in Northern Mallorca, between the bays of Alcúdia and Pollensa/Pollença.
The peninsula is home to the charming walled city of Alcúdia, the tourist resort of Port d’Alcúdia, Platja d’Alcúdia beach, the Pollentia ciutat romana Roman ruins, the Mirador de Penya des Migdia viewpoint, and Platja des Coll Baix, which is often hailed as the most stunning beach in Mallorca.
Inhabited since the Bronze Age, settled by the Romans, attacked by pirates, settled again by the Moors, and then conquered by King James I of Aragon, this ancient part of Mallorca encapsulates the history of the island.
In 1298, King James II of Aragon bought Alcúdia (which was a Moorish farmstead) and founded a town. The city plan remains the same today, with buildings dating back to the 13th century and walls dating back to the 14th century.
The medieval town of Alcúdia, a pedestrian zone, is a delight to explore. Park outside the city walls and stroll in through the Porta Sant Sebastia gate. The well-preserved medieval townscape is packed with restaurants, shops, and boutique hotels like Can Tem Turismo de Interior (midrange), Forum Boutique Hotel & Spa – Adults Only (luxury), and ARA Alcudia (midrange).
Each week, the town holds a weekly market on Tuesdays and Sundays.
After visiting the town, we recommend hiking this varied and scenic trail: Talaia d’Alcúdia and Platja des Coll Baix.
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More Mallorca and Spain Travel Guides
Hiking in Mallorca: To learn about hiking in Mallorca read Best Hikes in Mallorca. Also check out these trail guides:
- Cornador Gran Day Hike
- Tossals Verds Circuit Trail
- Puig de l’Ofre Peak Hike
- Talaia d’Alcúdia and Platja des Coll Baix Circuit Trail
- La Trapa Viewpoint Hike
- Castell d’Alaró Rock Castle Hike
- Path of the Archduke
Mallorca Beaches: Find out how to get to the picture-perfect Caló des Moro & Cala S’Almunia coves in southeast Mallorca.
Gran Canaria: Plan a winter (December – March) hiking trip to Gran Canaria with Best Hikes in Gran Canaria.