When this summer started I had the greatest ideas of what my summer should and would look like. I wanted to travel overseas, make some city trips, go to festivals and basically enjoy every single minute of it. But as July and August came I started to realize that I still had not made any plans and that maybe I had too high expectations. Although I’d visited some lovely festivals, I had not booked a single trip until half of august and it really frustrated me. But looking back on the summer so far, I must say that it wasn’t bad at all and that eventually, it’s actually a very good idea to go on vacation at the end of the summer. In this post I will explain all of this to you and give you at least 5 reasons to visit a sunny place like Palma de Mallorca in September.
Photos show me in Palma de Mallorca at the beginning of september. How I wish I could have stayed there longer as it was the perfect timing for a relaxing vacation in a sunny place. I’ll tell you why…
1. Bubbly, not bustling
I visited Palma de Mallorca from August, 29th until September, 3rd. Although it was still high season then, I was still able to do all the things I wanted without mass of people everywhere. And this really goes for everything. If you book a last minute, of course, a lot of hotels are full, but it’s still possible to find a good hotel or Airbnb for a nice price. Besides, whereas in July all beaches are full of tourists, it will not be too crowded in September. The same goes for shopping areas and fun tourist activities. I loved being able to feel the bubbliness of the city without it being busy everywhere.
2. The weather is at it’s best
In September the weather is still very nice in the mediterranean area. With 22 to 25 degrees you can wear your shorts and skirts but won’t be sweating when you decide to do a quad race or a tour on a camel for example.
3. Life in full swing
I thought that maybe in september Palma de Mallorca would become a ghost city with nothing left to do and no other tourists there. I basically imagined a scene of The Walking dead, but even without zombies. Well, how I was wrong. Although (like I said under one) it is not too crowded with people, there is still enough to do. If the cathedral isn’t enough for a day trip, there are several nice markets and shopping areas in Mallorca to visit. In Palma the Rastro Flea Market on Avinguda Gabriel Alomar i Villalonga is the biggest, and the one on Passei de Sagrera is the cutest. Another nice market can be found 30 minutes from Palma in Inca and is said to be one of the loveliest hippie markets.
4. Rebajas! & cheap tickets
Okay, let’s be honest. One of the main reasons to book a last minute trip in the first place, is the fact that it is so so cheap. Although prices normally increase the closer you get to a booking date, prices for september are of course a lot lower than prices for june and july. For European city trips and sunny vacations easyJet is my go-to airline company. It’s easy as the name includes, and… cheap! And let’s not forget about the sale! In september new collections are in and sale items are sold for the lowest of the lowest. Although these may be left overs; I still found some lovely items.
5. Closing parties
Last but not least, the closing parties! Palma de Mallorca is known for lovely beaches and has quite some lovely beach clubs as well. Night life in Palma is not what it was years ago with Pacha being gone, but there are definitely a lot of bars, clubs and beach clubs that can compare to Ibiza. Nikki Beach being one of the most famous beach clubs is a place to see and be seen. Parties are held every thursday and friday. And on Saturday the 30th of September there will be a huge red closing party! Another amazing beach club is Purobeach where during the day one can enjoy a sunbed from 35EUR, with beautiful view over the sea and a refreshing swimming pool.
TIPS. Other must-sees in Mallorca:
The cathedral (one you cannot miss as it is near the city center and absolutely stunning)
Have dinner (or lunch) at Coto Dos. They serve international dishes from Italian to Indian and even fusions of some. Delicious and such a cute place!
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