Hi TA Forum!
I'd like to go to Mallorca in January. I know--an odd time. But I have vacation time then and I'd like to spend a week on the island just exploring. I've been to lots of parts of Spain but never to any of the islands. Mallorca appeals to me because there is a big city and, from what I understand, lots of pretty little villages. And compared to other parts of Europe, relatively good weather.
For the trip, I'm not expecting to be able to hang out on the beach, but would it be a good enough time weather-wise and otherwise to expect to be able to hang out in Palma, take day trips or overnights to some of the villages (like Deia, Andtrax, Soller, Valldemossa, etc.), and hike, rent bikes, and explore? Or should I expect to get rained on the whole time and to freeze?
We would most likely stay at the Castillo Son Vida. I'm not looking for a super exciting trip--just a trip where I can relax and soak in the sights and scenery, some good eating and drinking, a little shopping, and some reasonable outdoor time. This is a decompressing trip in a beautiful setting--not a trip designed to be one thrill ride after another. But I don't want to be bored, either.
I hear a lot of mixed messages on forums--and some have already closed down regarding Mallorca in January. Some say the little towns will be all closed up in January, too--which is something I'd like to avoid. Any thoughts? Would love some honest opinions. Many thanks,