Typical of other Mediterranean destinations, the peak of the tourist season in Palma occurs during the summer months of July and August. These months also coincide with the hottest temperatures, averaging in the mid-80s, but sometimes rising above 100 degrees. Spring and fall are cooler, but no less enjoyable, although a fair amount of precipitation occurs during the autumn. Winters are mild, with temperatures averaging in the upper-50s, making the climate tolerable, but not quite ideal tanning weather.

A number of festivals occur throughout the year, many centered on religious events (like mainland Spain, the population that inhabits the Balearic Islands is predominately Roman Catholic) or national holidays.