I must point out that Majorca enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year and snow only falls in the peak winter months. Why am I defending the weather in Majorca? Because I was rather shocked to read on our Facebook site that some people were considering not coming to Majorca on holiday because of the weather. Yes, funnily enough it does get cold in Majorca in the winter but we are talking two months of the year; the remaining ten we enjoy fantastic sunshine (well usually).

When I joined the Bulletin many years ago I remember writing a story about a heavy snowfall. The next day I received a phone call from the Majorca Tourist Board to suggest that I take a different angle. It was not freezing weather in Majorca, it was fantastic because children had seen snow for the first time, because it was so unusual. And of course they were right. On an island which has made a very good living from its sunshine for the last five decades you don't really want to underline the fact that it does get cold now and again. But that is life.

I would still recommend anyone to come to Majorca during the winter and enjoy a holiday during the low season. The weather may not be so fine but it is still a fantastic place to enjoy. There is far more to Majorca than just the sunshine. The steps to boost winter tourism are an excellent idea and in fact the snow could be an added attraction. Like beaches in the summer in the sunshine, the Majorcan countryside looks fantastic in the winter.


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Lawrie / Hace over 4 years

Mallorca is a beautiful place to visit in the winter and spring months. The flora and fauna on show are stunning at this time of year. We should be singing the praises of the island in the off season. What kind of attractions are we talking about in the low season? Karaoke? Pub quizzes? Well there's enough bars and restaurants open for me. I suppose the desolate Tenerife might be better for some right enough.


Henry James / Hace over 4 years

Or you could go to Tenerife where it's almost certain to be at least 20c with everything open,lots of things going on that cost nothing and it's cheaper than Majorca.


S. / Hace over 4 years

I have not seen any increase in Winter Attractions. There are no major incentives to visit the Island. Global warming will continue to alter previously known weather conditions.