when should we go
PAlma is temperate most of the year, even during the coldest months when temperatures can drop in other parts of the island. As a year-round destination, most hotels stay open, unlike resorts. Out of season, particularly January through April and mid-October through December, there are hotel bargains to be had. The city’s special fiestas include the Parade of the Three Kings on January 5, Easter processions, the fire festival of Sant Juan in June and Nit de Art, the night of art, in September.
Know before you go
Tourist Office: 00 34 971 17 39 90; infomallorca.net
Fire brigade and emergency ambulance: 112
Emergency Police: 092
British Consulate: Carrer dels Caputxins, 4, Palma. 0034 933 66 62 00; gov.uk
Flight time: (from UK) Two hours
Currency: Euro €
International code: 00 34
Time difference: GMT + 1
Local laws and etiquette
Anti-social behavior, such as drinking in public and wearing inappropriate clothing, such as beachwear, is unacceptable in the city of Palma and local police can impose heavy fines on the spot. Drunken and aggressive behavior is also not tolerated at local resorts and fines may be imposed.